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Default Air Force Logo Medical team provides care to Honduran children
More than 130 Honduran children received free medical care in San Pedro Sula recently when an 11-person medical team from Wilford Hall Medical Center at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, came to the city on a medical readiness training exercise, or MEDRETE.This particular exercise focused on problems of the ear."We did ear surgery mainly on kids with
0 8/06
2002
Default Air Force Logo Lyles delivers newest C-17 to Air Force
A critical piece of the Air Force puzzle was put in place Aug. 1 as Air Force Materiel Command's top officer delivered the newest C-17 Globemaster III cargo aircraft to Charleston Air Force Base, S.C.Gen. Lester Lyles, AFMC commander, delivered the aircraft, the 42nd C-17 to be delivered to Charleston. "This aircraft is literally the workhorse
0 8/06
2002
Default Air Force Logo Quarterly overseas enlisted assignment listing available
The Enlisted Quarterly Assignment Listing for overseas assignments is now available for the April to June 2003 cycle.The deadline for updating assignment preferences is Aug. 22. Airmen will be notified of their selection by Sept. 9.EQUAL advertises upcoming assignment requirements by Air Force Specialty Code and rank. Members are instructed to
0 8/06
2002
Default Air Force Logo Base uses worms to destroy waste
The environmental management office is started a new program here that has upped the base population by 250,000. But these new base inhabitants are unlike any other. They have no eyes or ears, and can eat about 250 pounds of food a day.People from the environmental office have acquired a worm farm to recycle food waste from the commissary.The
0 8/05
2002
Default Air Force Logo Sergeant creates dragons in Japan
Staff Sgt. Eric Suan often wears a white uniform, but he is not a medic and he does not work in a snowy climate. If you think he sells ice cream, think again -- or you might get kicked in the teeth.Six nights a week, this 34-year-old aviation resource manager with the 17th Special Operations Squadron here, suits up in his martial arts outfit to
0 8/05
2002
Default Air Force Logo PERSCO team is mini personnel office
First impressions can leave lasting effects and at a deployed location, the Personnel Support for Contingency Operations team, or PERSCO team, makes it their business to provide a positive experience and help deployed newcomers.At this location in the Arabian Gulf region, for example, the PERSCO team meets each plane that arrives and are among the
0 8/05
2002
Default Air Force Logo Air Force releases all specialties from Stop-Loss
The last officer and enlisted specialties on Stop-Loss will be released beginning Sept. 1.In making the announcement, Secretary of the Air Force Dr. James G. Roche said the release will be phased in during a one-month period to allow both the Air Force and affected personnel time for transition."We have arrived at a new steady-state," Roche said.
0 8/05
2002
Default Air Force Logo Idea earns employee $10,000, saves millions
A telephone call that rudely interrupted Joseph Heinig's hour-and-a-half rest recently ended up with him getting a $10,000 check for a good idea.The telephone call came from Lt. Gen. Dick Reynolds, Aeronautical Systems Center commander here, asking Heinig to be at a recent F-22 systems program office meeting.Heinig, the SPO's radar integrated
0 8/02
2002
Default Air Force Logo Lowest bidder wins this auction
It is similar to any other auction, but with a twist. In the Air Force Center for Environmental Excellence's version, the lowest bidder wins, not the highest.The environmental center is trying out a "reverse auction" procedure that allows contractors to bid on some center work via the Internet.It is called a reverse auction because firms try to
0 8/02
2002
Default Air Force Logo Air Force chaplains ensure religious freedom
One of the main reasons for the settlement of the 13 colonies that eventually grew into the United States of America was religious freedom. The challenge of religious diversity is the ultimate test of whether people believe in that right, according to the Air Force's top chaplain."This is why I'm a chaplain in the military," said Chaplain (Maj.
0 8/01
2002
Default Air Force Logo High-volume encouragement
Cadet 1st Class Scott Johnson offers some high-volume encouragement to a basic cadet trainee during a tug-of-war competition at the U.S. Air Force Academy here. (Photo by John Van Winkle)
0 8/01
2002
Default Air Force Logo Forward bound
Capt. Kirk Peterson, a logistics planner with the 379th Expeditionary Logistics Group at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, inventories a forklift bound for Afghanistan. The 379th ELG prepared, inspected and forward-deployed more than 1,300 short tons of coalition equipment during July. Peterson is deployed to Al Udeid from Andrews Air Force Base, Md.
0 8/01
2002
Default Air Force Logo Board determines F-15E fire causes
An accident investigation board recently determined an F-15E Strike Eagle engine stall and fire Feb. 12 was caused by several factors.Factors include operating the engine in secondary mode, a reduced stall margin and a high fuel-flow rate into the engine.The F-15E, assigned to the 492nd Fighter Squadron at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England,
0 8/01
2002
Default Air Force Logo Transition assistance programs good for troops
Transition assistance programs do a lot more than help servicemembers make a successful departure from the military. A top Department of Defense personnel expert called such programs good for recruiting and retention and for U.S. economic well-being. Charles Abell, assistant secretary of defense for force management policy, told attendees at the
0 7/31
2002
Default Air Force Logo F-15 Eagles still flying high at 30
The F-15 Eagle turned 30 years old July 27, but those who fly it or maintain it say this bird is as spry as ever.Considering the numbers that really count, the aircraft is mission perfect. It currently boasts a combat record of 104 kills without a loss, a score that includes Israeli and Saudi Arabian air force F-15s."It's holding up very well for
0 7/31
2002
Default Air Force Logo Family tradition inspires deployed NCO
The word "family" speaks to the hearts of everyone.When some think of family, they think of an old home, a childhood memory or a relative. When Staff Sgt. Ernesto E. Diaz thinks of family, he thinks of the U.S. military.A food service specialist with the 379th Expeditionary Services Squadron at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Diaz is the fifth generation
0 7/31
2002
Default Air Force Logo Maintainers keep C-5 Galaxy fit for duty
The mission almost sounds simple. Put a crew on the plane, fly it into the area of operations, pick up the cargo and head home.Sending the C-5 Galaxy into the international airport in Kandahar, Afghanistan, not only takes the skilled precision of aircrews, it also takes the airmen behind the scenes to make sure the aircraft is ready and safe to fly
0 7/31
2002
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