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Default Air Force Logo Rescue at sea
An HH-60 Pave Hawk crew from the 56th Rescue Squadron here prepares to rescue two men from their damaged boat in the North Atlantic, 300 miles out to sea, Sept. 6. Two HH-60 helicopters were sent to rescue the crew from a 30-foot American-registered yacht, which rolled over in heavy seas and lost its mast. One of the sailors was injured but is
0 9/10
2002
Default Air Force Logo Air Force tackles aging aircraft issue head on
B-52 Stratofortress System Program Office officials here met with Boeing and Defense Department experts to discuss an aging aircraft issue that not only impacts the B-52, but possibly the entire Air Force fleet.People from Boeing, the Navy, Air Force Research Laboratory, Air Force Materiel Command, the Defense Energy Support Center and experts here
0 9/10
2002
Default Air Force Logo Celebrating Patriot Day far from home
OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM (AFPN) -- Chief Master Sgt. Michael Retzlaff, 380th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron at a forward-deployed location supporting Operation Enduring Freedom, takes a moment to sign a wooden memorial board in memory of Sept. 11 victims. During the base's Patriot Day ceremony, he spoke about his experiences searching
0 9/10
2002
Default Air Force Logo Give me a brake
Airman First Class Derek Smith, an engine mechanic with the 776th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, operates the hand pump controlling the brake pressure on a C-130 Hercules. The aircraft was being towed to clear the parking ramp for incoming aircraft at a forward-deployed location supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. The 774th EAS maintenance
0 9/10
2002
Default Air Force Logo A cut above the rest
Master Sgt. Ed Caffrey, superintendent of a heavy equipment section of the 219th Red Horse squadron here, has forged a new identity for himself.He is one of only 92 master bladesmiths in the world.Although he has always been interested in making knives, he did not take it up until after a visit to a friend's house in 1985."I was always interested
0 9/10
2002
Default Air Force Logo Out on patrol
An F-16 Fighting Falcon from Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., patrols the no-fly zone in support of Operation Northern Watch. The aircraft, assigned to the 77th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, was part of an air and space expeditionary force deployment package. The unit spent the 90-day rotation protecting other aircraft and enforcing the no-fly zone
0 9/10
2002
Default Air Force Logo Blood donor restrictions also apply to retirees
Some military retirees have been surprised to find that they are no longer eligible to give blood, according to officials at the Armed Forces Blood Program Office here. A substantial number of active-duty and retired military personnel cannot donate blood because of past duty assignments in the United Kingdom and Europe.Officials from the Armed
0 9/09
2002
Default Air Force Logo Teach the teachers
Capt. Kristen Leist, an air surveillance officer deployed from the 970th Air Control Squadron at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., briefs Department of Defense Dependents Schools teachers about the airborne warning and control system aircraft and mission during an annual orientation day and tour here recently. The orientation gave base leaders the
0 9/09
2002
Default Air Force Logo Gas-n-go
An Air Force F-15 Eagle pilot tops off his tanks with help from a 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-10 Extender on a mission supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. (Photo by Capt. Tim White)
0 9/09
2002
Default Air Force Logo Packing to go
Staff Sgt. Rob Thompson, a radar maintenance technician from the 31st Communications Squadron here, prepares an antenna mast for an upcoming deployment to Sardinia. More than 550 people, 27 aircraft and 569 short tons of cargo will temporarily relocate to Decimomannu Air Base, Sardinia, while Aviano's runway is being renovated. (Photo by Senior
0 9/09
2002
Default Air Force Logo Inspectors keep an eye on Raptor production
Master Sgt. Richard Bailey and Staff Sgt. Mike Bedtelyon are administratively assigned to Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., but they are playing key roles in another state to ensure the base's future F-22 Raptors are delivered with the right stuff.Bailey and Bedtelyon, both from the 325th Operations Support Squadron, are inspectors on the Air Combat
0 9/09
2002
Default Air Force Logo Falcons win in overtime
A tipped pass in the end zone, trick plays and the nation's leading rushing attack sealed a 38-31 overtime win for the Falcons against a determined University of New Mexico team.Air Force pulled out all the stops in Saturday's game, having lost to New Mexico's Lobos the past three years."We brought the kitchen sink today. We brought the house, "
0 9/09
2002
Default Air Force Logo Some Air Force families eligible for free child-care
Certain Air Force people returning from overseas deployments supporting Operation Enduring Freedom are eligible for free child-care.The Extended Duty Child-Care Program will provide the service for up to 16 hours per child under 12 years old. The child-care is available to active-duty, Reserve and Guard members and is designed to help returnees as
0 9/09
2002
Default Air Force Logo Medevac provides vital service
Maj. Janet P. Broome (left) attends to the medical needs of Army Spc. Serena L. Scott during transport from a forward-deployed location supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Servicemembers with major illnesses and injuries are evacuated from forward locations for specialized medical care unavailable in their deployed environments. Broome is a
0 9/09
2002
Default Air Force Logo Improving quality of life one of AF's top challenges
Acknowledging that the current operations tempo has placed a severe strain on airmen, the secretary of the Air Force told the service's first sergeants that supporting quality of life issues is one of his top priorities. "I view this as one of the Air Force's most critical challenges," said Dr. James G. Roche at the Worldwide First Sergeant's
0 9/06
2002
Default Air Force Logo Officials release supplemental board results
Fourteen airmen, out of 243 considered, were selected for promotion during the latest senior enlisted supplemental board.This was the largest pool of candidates in years, said officials at the Air Force Personnel Center here.The large number reflects an unusual year. The pace of current operations, Stop- Loss, and a January supplemental board that
0 9/06
2002
Default Air Force Logo Snow job
An F-22 Raptor spends time in sub-zero temperatures during testing at the McKinley Climatic Laboratory here. The lab has been conducting climatic tests since 1947. Some of the conditions simulated in the lab include scorching sunlight, rain, sleet and snow, day or night, humid or dry, plus temperature ranges from negative 70 degrees to plus 180
0 9/06
2002
Default Air Force Logo Promotion study list now available
Promotion-eligible enlisted people can now find out which materials to study for the 2003 testing cycles.The most current Weighted Airman Promotion System catalog, which lists the materials used by test writers to develop the 2003 promotion tests, is now available on the Air Force Personnel Center Web site. The catalog lists study references for
0 9/06
2002
Default Air Force Logo Air Force striving to get airmen paid right
More than a year after a new personnel data system began to trigger an "unacceptable" number of pay problems, Air Force leaders have appointed a "pay czar" and mobilized personnel and finance people to fix and prevent pay problems.A recent success: ensuring more than 150 new retirees -- some just released from Stop-Loss -- received their first
0 9/06
2002
Default Air Force Logo Walking the beat, 10,000 km from home
Ask most cops why they went into law enforcement, and they will say it is about people -- helping people, meeting people, even just talking with people.For a people-focused cop, Staff Sgt. Travis Hartzell has a dream job. As patrolmaster for the 376th Air Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, he has spent the last 90 days walking the dusty
0 9/05
2002
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