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Default Air Force Logo Air Force announces E-8 promotions March 19
Air Force officials plan to announce the service's newest senior master sergeants March 19.The list of those promoted at each installation is releasable the first duty hour on the release date. The entire list will be posted on the Air Force Personnel Center's Web site at http://www.afpc.randolph.af.mil/eprom/ by March 21.Those selected will be
0 3/04
2003
Default Air Force Logo Learning through patience, hard work
What do kicking, joint-lock techniques, falling, push-ups and frog-jumps all have in common?Staff Sgt. Keith Morris teaches them to his students in the kuk sool won class held several times a week at the recreation center in a forward-deployed location.Morris, a member of the 819th/219th Red Horse Squadron, has approximately 15 students from
0 3/04
2003
Default Air Force Logo Give 'em a brake!
Senior Airmen Jason Byrd (left) and Steven Christensen adjust a brake assembly on the gear of a RQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle at a forward-deployed location Feb. 28. Byrd and Christensen are Predator maintenance technicians with the 11th Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron deployed from the 757th Avionics Maintenance Squadron at Indian
0 3/03
2003
Default Air Force Logo Now showing: March 3 edition of Air Force Television News
Training for two different types of wars is highlighted in the latest edition of Air Force Television News.Staff Sgt. Leigh Bellinger goes along with a B-1 Lancer crew practicing bomb runs over west Texas using new computer technology that makes them more efficient.Meanwhile, Tech. Sgt. Pachari Lutke attends a training class for Air Force Office of
0 3/03
2003
Default Air Force Logo SGLI cost reduced; coverage remains same
The amount airmen pay for Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance and Family Member SGLI will be automatically reduced starting July 1.Decreased mortality rates allow for the reductions of 1.5 cents per $1,000 of coverage for military people and as much as a 42 percent decrease for spouse coverage. The premium for servicemembers with $250,000 of
0 3/03
2003
ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- The C-130 production branch at Robins Air Force Base, Ga., was asked by Air Force Special Operations Command officials to accelerate work on four aircraft and get them back to the warfighter. The four aircraft include one AC-130H gunship and three MC-130 Combat Talon IIs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Sue Sapp) Robins C-130 team reaching accelerated goals
Air Force Special Operations Command warfighters are getting back to work quicker thanks to aircraft maintainers shaving 30 days off programmed depot maintenance on four AFSOC aircraft.Workers here recently released one Combat Talon II aircraft to the AFSOC customers 34 days ahead of schedule. It arrived at Warner Robins Air Logistics Center here
0 3/03
2003
Default Air Force Logo Promotion test change impacts deploying airmen
Commanders of technical and master sergeants facing short-notice deployments now have greater flexibility as to when their airmen test for promotion.New overseas manning requirements and the freezing of the air and space expeditionary force cycle prompted officials at the Air Force Personnel Center here to adapt new procedures for deploying
0 3/03
2003
Default Air Force Logo March issue of Airman available
Take a look at Air Force technological changes through the years, learn about economical space launches, and read about how Office or Special Investigations forensic sciences consultants help track down the bad guys. These features and more highlight the March issue of Airman magazine, now available in print and online.From the infancy of flight
0 3/03
2003
Default Air Force Logo Future leader wags his way into sector's hearts
He wears a green cape, but he cannot leap tall buildings with a single bound nor can he drive a super-charged car. He does not live in familiar places like Metropolis or Gotham City.However, this four-legged, soon-to-be hero can be seen running around the hallways of the Western Air Defense Sector here learning his "special skills."Kendall, a
0 3/03
2003
Default Air Force Logo Registration open for 2003 USAF marathon
Registration is under way for the 2003 U.S. Air Force Marathon scheduled here for Sept. 20.Runner categories have changed slightly from past years. A 5K fun run and a 1/2 marathon have been added. There will no longer be a marathon team category. The marathon, four-person Ekiden-style relay team and wheelchair categories remain unchanged.The Air
0 3/03
2003
Default Air Force Logo Air Force names top chaplains
Air Force officials named the service's top chaplains of the year.Each year chaplain service officials name four "Chaplain of the Year" award winners, in memory of four World War II chaplains who sacrificed themselves by giving their lifejackets to others after the USS Dorchester was torpedoed by a German submarine.This year's winners are Chaplain
0 3/03
2003
Default Air Force Logo UAVs may play increasing operational role
The Air Force's deputy chief of staff for air and space operations is cautiously optimistic about the growing role of unmanned aerial vehicles and remotely piloted vehicles in future conflicts."We're in a position where technology and miniaturization can now begin to give us things we haven't been able to do before," said Lt. Gen. Ronald E. Keys.
0 3/03
2003
Default Air Force Logo Leaders address sexual assault at academy
The Air Force's senior leaders vowed March 3 to work closely with Congress to uncover the facts behind recent sexual assault cases and to address the broader climate at the U.S. Air Force Academy in a comprehensive manner."There is no place in our Air Force for anyone who would assault a woman, harbor those who do or shun anyone who seeks to report
0 3/03
2003
Default Air Force Logo For the birds
A B-2 Spirit sits in the background here as U.S. Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services employees Todd Stewart and David Borrowman inspect a propane cannon on the airfield. The cannon is a nonlethal way to remove wildlife, especially geese and birds of prey, from the airfield. Wildlife found on or near the runway can cause hazards for
0 3/03
2003
OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM -- A Kyrgyz vendor at Komfort Market in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, looks on as Staff Sgt. John Fife (left) and interpreter Natalia Klesova discuss the purchase of cut-out drill bits for Ganci Air Base's 376th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron. Fife is assigned to the base's 376th Expeditionary Contracting Squadron.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ashley Center) Deployed teams purchase supplies, services
If you twist it, turn it, light it, drive it, read it, wear it, drink or eat it, chances are they got it for you. Two organizations in Kyrgyzstan have one mission -- to provide the goods and services people need to get the job done.The men and women from two organizations -- the 376th Expeditionary Contracting Squadron and the 376th Expeditionary
0 2/28
2003
OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM -- A C-130 Hercules, assigned to the 320th Air Expeditionary Wing at a forward-deployed location, awaits its next mission on the flightline.  The aircraft was used to perform a heavy equipment airdrop into south central Afghanistan supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Cherie Thurlby) Air Force helps Army with airdrops
Two aircrews from the 772nd Expeditionary Airlift Squadron and two from the 774th EAS conducted a heavy equipment combat airdrop in south central Afghanistan Feb. 17, and a container delivery system airdrop Feb. 23.The crews, both assigned to the 320th Air Expeditionary Wing at a forward-deployed location, helped the Army's 82nd Airborne in its
0 2/28
2003
WASHINGTON -- Secretary of the Air Force Dr. James G. Roche told members of the House Armed Services Committee on Feb. 27 that America produces the world's best military aerospace hardware but other nations are pulling ahead. He said the apparent contradiction is the result of a cumbersome acquisition system. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jim Varhegyi) Defense acquisition system due for change
America produces the world's best military aerospace hardware but other nations are pulling ahead, the Air Force senior executive told lawmakers Feb. 27.Secretary of the Air Force Dr. James G. Roche told members of the House Armed Services Committee that apparent contradiction is the result of a cumbersome acquisition system.According to Roche,
0 2/28
2003
Default Air Force Logo Roche: 'We must not commission any criminal'
The Air Force is committed to rid the Air Force Academy of anyone who would sexually assault another, the service's secretary told members of the House Armed Services Committee on Feb. 27."We have a very simple proposition," Air Force Secretary Dr. James G. Roche told committee chairman Rep. Duncan Hunter. "We must not commission any
0 2/28
2003
Default Air Force Logo Air Force opens 14th NCO academy
With a growing population of technical sergeants in need of professional military education, the Air Force opened a 14th noncommissioned officer academy at Gunter Annex here.The first class at Gunter NCO Academy is 189 students strong and consists of 14 flights. Class 03-3 began its course of 28 academic days Feb. 18.Chief Master Sgt. Vickie
0 2/28
2003
Default Air Force Logo Protocol, aide de camp special duties move
By May, the special-duty positions of protocol officer and aide de camp will become regular duty as part of the Air Force services career field.Those officers holding these positions will gain a new Air Force specialty code -- 34M -- services April 30. The change is part of an Air Force move to integrate some special-duty positions with larger and
0 2/27
2003
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