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Default Air Force Logo U.S. Soldiers 'Unaccounted For' in Iraq
Some U.S. soldiers in Iraq are "unaccounted for," Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld told CNN today.Iraqi television videotape purports to show U.S. service members captured by Iraqi forces. Al Jazeera - a satellite news network based out of Doha, Qatar - broadcast the tape."Whether the ones that are being shown ... are those individuals, I'm not
0 3/23
2003
The April edition of Citizen Airman magazine is now available.  (Courtesy photo) April's Citizen Airman now available
Air Force reservists are participating in immunization programs to protect them from the use of deadly biological warfare agents; Air Force Reserve Command is stepping up its efforts to increase awareness of health-care benefits; and legal officials warn reservists about the potential problems associated with bringing souvenirs back from a
0 3/22
2003
TAEGU AIR BASE, South Korea -- Staff Sgt. Sonia Rincon (left) and Capt. Ken Brown fill a bag with fake blood as they apply injuries to a simulated victim.  Both are assigned to the 353rd Operations Support Squadron medical flight at Kadena Air Base, Japan.  These fake wounds, known as moulage, add to the realism of casualty exercises.   (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Andrew Svoboda) Medical staff provides care during exercise
Staff Sgt. Sonia Rincon's hands are splattered with blood and pieces of torn flesh. Her patient has a sucking chest wound and a fractured leg.Despite these gruesome injuries, Rincon takes her time tending to the wounds.She is not actually dressing the wounds, but creating them. Rincon is one of two airman from the 353rd Operations Support
0 3/22
2003
Default Air Force Logo Stealth fighters use new munitions to hit Baghdad
U.S. Air Force F-117 stealth fighters struck five strategic targets in Baghdad on March 21 using a new precision-guided munition, the EGBU-27, as coalition forces shifted the Operation Iraqi Freedom air campaign into high gear.Using the low-observable, stealth technology of the F-117 to penetrate deep into Iraq and the improved bombs, the strike
0 3/22
2003
Default Air Force Logo 'Shock air forces' hit Iraq
Coalition "shock air forces" aircraft flew nearly 1,000 strike sorties March 21, hitting targets intended to end the regime of Saddam Hussein. The strikes marked the beginning of the air campaign portion of Operation Iraqi Freedom.During his first press conference since combat operations began, Gen. Tommy Franks, U.S. Central Command commander,
0 3/22
2003
Default Air Force Logo Maintainers unleash wave of B-52s
More than 70 aircraft maintainers worked earnestly through the early morning March 21 to unleash the first wave of B-52 bombers on the Iraqi regime from this forward-deployed location.Later in the day they watched with the rest of the world as their "Buffs" delivered what would come to be regarded with "shock and awe."Maintainers prepared for
0 3/22
2003
Default Air Force Logo U.S. Troops Hit Terrorist Complex In Northern Iraq
U.S. troops yesterday attacked a terrorist complex located in northern Iraq, Army Gen. Tommy Franks said."We did strike, last evening, a terrorist complex," Franks, the senior military officer overseeing Operation Iraqi Freedom, told reporters today at his Qatar headquarters.U.S. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld has said on many occasions that
0 3/22
2003
Default Air Force Logo 'Only a Matter of Time' Before Saddam's Regime Is Destroyed
DoD officials today offered no timeframe when U.S. and coalition military operations in Iraq would conclude, but they emphasized that time was running out for Saddam Hussein and his regime."There are a lot of unknowns" involved in trying to predict when Operation Iraqi Freedom would end, Pentagon spokesperson Victoria Clarke told reporters.The only
0 3/22
2003
Default Air Force Logo Bush Cautions Iraq War Could Be 'Longer, More Difficult'
President Bush today praised the efforts of U.S. and coalition service members in Iraq, but cautioned that the campaign may take some time to conclude."A campaign on harsh terrain in a vast country could be longer and more difficult than some have predicted," the president pointed out during his weekly radio message to the nation.American and
0 3/22
2003
Default Air Force Logo Rumsfeld reminds people about operational security
When Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld started talking about the need to safeguard classified information, the studio staff flashed a World War II poster on the television.It was a picture of a young girl holding a picture of her father. The legend on it was "Don't kill her Daddy with Careless Talk."At every entrance to the Pentagon, there are
0 3/22
2003
OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM -- Capt. Jason, a B-52 pilot, checks his ejection seat and gets ready for a mission March 21. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jason Tudor) B-52s strike Iraqi targets
Bomber aircraft from this deployed location participated in their first strike operations March 21 and continue to pound targets in the U.S. Central Command theater of operations in a coalition effort to disarm the Iraqi regime.All of the bombers deployed for the mission returned without incident. B-52 Stratofortresses struck targets across
0 3/22
2003
Default Air Force Logo Korean War vets get medals 50 years later
Airman 2nd Class Harry Woodville, a Korean War veteran, has received a medal he waited 50 years for: the Korean War Service Medal.The Republic of Korea first offered the medal 50 years ago, but a law prevented U.S. troops from accepting medals from foreign countries. In 1999, the law was changed and the Department of Defense approved the medal to
0 3/22
2003
Default Air Force Logo Tons of knowledge resides in Air Force Web site
Just about anything worth knowing about the Air Force, especially on the maintenance and acquisition side, can be found through a collaborative Web system called Knowledge Now.Knowledge Now is almost too big to describe, according to Randy Adkins, Air Force Materiel Command Knowledge Now project manager. It is a merger of three formerly large
0 3/22
2003
Default Air Force Logo Franks: Iraq Campaign Is 'Unlike Any Other in History'
U.S. and coalition forces will liberate Iraq, end Saddam Hussein's regime and find and confiscate the dictator's weapons of mass destruction, Operation Iraqi Freedom's senior military commander said today.At just under three days' action, American and coalition forces are conducting simultaneous military operations in the northern, southern and
0 3/22
2003
CHARLESTON AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. -- An American Red Cross Disaster Relief worker provides a sandwich to a former resident of Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. More than 1,300 Air Force family members and nonmission-essential civilian employees from the base arrived at Charleston International Airport, S.C., on March 21. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Dominic Hauser) Some Incirlik people return to United States
The first of several flights contracted to bring more than 1,300 Air Force family members and nonmission-essential civilian employees from Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, arrived at Charleston International Airport, S.C., on March 21.Armed with teddy bears, cell phones and dog biscuits, more than 100 people from the base here plus local American Red
0 3/22
2003
Default Air Force Logo Roche urges civilians to register contact data
Air Force civilian employees can benefit from the same next-of-kin notification process provided to the families of injured or killed uniformed airmen by providing their emergency contact information in a secure electronic file."So far very few of our civilians have registered. This is a great service to our total force that has never existed
0 3/21
2003
Default Air Force Logo Coalition continues leaflet, radio campaign
Aircrews dropped more than 2 million leaflets across Iraq on March 21 encouraging the surrender of Iraqi military forces and to minimize risk and harm to Iraqi civilians.The leaflets were dropped as part of ongoing coalition air operations.More than a million of the leaflets were dropped on Iraqi military forces encouraging them to surrender, to
0 3/21
2003
Default Air Force Logo DoD Leaders Urge Iraqis to Surrender
Over the past month, coalition aircraft have dropped more than 15 million leaflets over Iraq urging soldiers not to fight and telling civilians how to protect themselves.As Operation Iraqi Freedom began, there had been some results.Coalition troops are driving toward Baghdad and while some Iraqi troops have been surrendering, U.S. officials are
0 3/21
2003
Default Air Force Logo Myers Charts Coalition Military Actions to Date
American ground forces are 100 miles inside Iraq and driving on Baghdad, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Air Force Gen. Richard Myers said today during a Pentagon news conference.The U.S. air campaign against Saddam Hussein's regime began with a tremendous bombing campaign against military targets against Baghdad, Kirkuk and Mosul, he
0 3/21
2003
Default Air Force Logo Rumsfeld Lists Operation Iraqi Freedom Aims, Objectives
Defense of the American people is primary among the goals and objectives of U.S. actions in Iraq, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said during a Pentagon press conference today.Further goals are to eliminate Iraq's weapons of mass destruction and to liberate the Iraqi people.To achieve these aims, the military coalition is focused of specific
0 3/21
2003
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