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Default Air Force Logo Fairchild team supporting Southern Watch
Senior Airman Brian Long signals Staff Sgt. Brian Porzuchowski in the tug as he prepares to connect the tow bar for the KC-135 Stratotanker to the hitch. Both airmen are deployed from Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash., and currently assigned to the 363rd Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron. The mission of Operation Southern Watch is to enforce the
0 11/19
2002
Default Air Force Logo Falcons' winning ways are back
The Air Force is back to its winning ways.After losing three straight games following a 6-0 start to the season, the Air Force Academy Falcons convincingly pushed their current win streak to two games with a 49-32 win over the Rebels of the University of Nevada-Las Vegas on Nov. 16. "I'm proud of our football team, coming in on the road and
0 11/18
2002
Default Air Force Logo Picking up the pieces
Second Lt. Shawn Fontenot breaks down the wall of Jim and Joyce Boyd's garage during disaster cleanup here Nov. 16. The Boyd's home and business were destroyed by a tornado with winds in excess of 200 mph that struck the area Nov. 10. A state of emergency was declared in both Van Wert and Ottawa counties after 109 homes and businesses were
0 11/18
2002
Default Air Force Logo Dirty bird gets a bath
Staff Sgt. Rick Casto guides a B-52 Stratofortress from Minot Air Force Base, N.D., into the wash rack at a forward-deployed location supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. The wash racks here recently received new foam sprayers that cut the washing time of a B-52 in half. Casto is a crew chief assigned to the 40th Expeditionary Aerospace
0 11/18
2002
Default Air Force Logo Reserve commander praises troops, mission
Awareness of, and appreciation for, the sacrifices of airmen and their civilian employers are the keys to success for the Air Force Reserve, its senior leader said."The point is to understand what they're doing for their country and the sacrifices they have to make in their personal lives and with their employers," said Lt. Gen. James E. Sherrard
0 11/18
2002
Default Air Force Logo Iraqi forces fire on aircraft
Iraqi forces fired anti-aircraft artillery Nov. 17 and 18 at coalition airplanes enforcing the northern no-fly zone over Iraq.Both attacks came from positions northeast of Mosul, defense officials said. In both instances, coalition aircraft responded by dropping precision-guided munitions on Iraqi air defense elements.The exchanges of fire do not
0 11/18
2002
Default Air Force Logo Vice chief of staff extends AEF office charter
The vice chief of staff of the Air Force extended the charter of the office of the special assistant for air and space expeditionary forces through March 2004.In a Nov. 12 memo to commanders of all major commands, Gen. Robert H. Foglesong said the arrangements made in the secretary of the Air Force's May 21 memo originally establishing the office
0 11/15
2002
Default Air Force Logo Air Force captures soccer gold medal
The Air Force soccer team won close games over the Army team and the Marines to secure first place in the recent Armed Forces Services Soccer Championship."It (was) a long tournament," said Air Force head coach Orville Reid. "We had to play tough all six games to win."The Nov. 8 match-up against Army proved pivotal to the outcome of the
0 11/14
2002
Default Air Force Logo Essay, art contests open to military children
The Armed Services YMCA seeks both artists and readers for two annual contests.Art Contest 2003, in its eighth year, seeks original artwork from children of military members in kindergarten through sixth grade depicting their active-duty, Reserve or Guard families. Top prizes are $500 U.S. Savings Bonds, and each winner's artwork is used on posters
0 11/14
2002
Default Air Force Logo 17 receive high honors for heroism
Seventeen members of the 66th and 58th Rescue Squadrons here were honored recently for their heroic actions and bravery in aerial flight while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.The Distinguished Flying Cross, one of the military's highest combat decorations, was awarded to: Maj. John Galik; Capts. Brent Beaulieu, John Mangan, Phillip Swenson
0 11/14
2002
Default Air Force Logo Water world
Staff Sgts. Marty Eberly (front) and William Speyrer direct the movement of the pipes on a fusion welding machine at a forward-deployed location in the Arabian Gulf region. The machine is used to connect water drainage pipes for a runway repair project. Both sergeants are assigned to the 819/219th Expeditionary Red Horse Squadron and are deployed
0 11/14
2002
Default Air Force Logo Airman trades pastry chef's hat for boom
Airman 1st Class Kai Bresser has a knack for collecting unusual job titles. Before he was a boom operator in the Air Force, he was a pastry chef.Boom operators, as they are commonly known, are in-flight refuelers aboard tanker aircraft. Bresser is currently serving with the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing's 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron
0 11/13
2002
Default Air Force Logo Air Force releases UH-1N accident report
The Air Force has determined pilot error caused the Aug. 8 UH-1N Huey accident near Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M.During a hovering maneuver, an imbalance occurred on the throttles for the two engines and the main rotor lost speed. Two hours and 17 minutes after departing from Kirtland, the aircraft crashed at Kirtland Auxiliary Field's Pad
0 11/13
2002
Default Air Force Logo Attack!
Staff Sgt. Chris Lumb (left) and Senior Airman Cao Nguyen observe flightline activities during a combat employment readiness inspection here. The flightline came under "enemy attack" during the exercise, causing simulated injuries to some participants. Lumb is assigned to the base's 374th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, and Nguyen is assigned to
0 11/13
2002
Default Air Force Logo Wilford Hall conducting DOD chronic pain study
Wilford Hall Medical Center recently received a $2 million research grant to study the use of a pain rehabilitation program.The study is aimed at musculoskeletal system conditions, which are the leading cause of hospitalization and disability for the U.S. armed forces.The Department of Defense pays more than $1.5 billion per year to disabled
0 11/13
2002
Default Air Force Logo Air Force's top chief discusses issues
The most important thing any airman can do is "recognize that what you do is valuable to our nation's very existence and what we stand for," said Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Gerald Murray during his visit here Nov. 8."When I speak to young airmen, I let them know that their service is valuable," he said. "It is our Air Force. All I ask of
0 11/13
2002
Default Air Force Logo Contact center adds new online service
People can now get real-time help with personnel issues online, from anywhere in the world, thanks to new Web features offered by the Air Force Contact Center here.The online features let users view a database of frequently asked questions, chat live online with a customer service representative or submit queries via e-mail. The site can be found
0 11/13
2002
Default Air Force Logo In a fix
Staff Sgt. Randall Collins, starts removing the faulty portion of a network module so it can be repaired. Collins is a computer operations craftsman deployed to the 438th Expeditionary Communications Flight at a forward-deployed location supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. He works in the Network Control Center, which provides e-mail and
0 11/12
2002
Default Air Force Logo Incident underscores need for space access
The Air Force's senior space official said a rocket test failure has sounded a warning and underscores the need to apply the resources necessary for assure access to space.Peter B. Teets, undersecretary of the Air Force and director of the National Reconnaissance Office, told members of the National Space Club on Nov. 4 that a turbine-blade failure
0 11/12
2002
Default Air Force Logo Contracting specialists keep mission going
Does money make the world go around? Maybe the people who spend the money make the world go around. Some of those spenders buy everything the 320th Air Expeditionary Wing uses to carry out its mission."We provide purchasing support for the base, other locations in country and six locations further in the (area of responsibility)," said Capt.
0 11/12
2002
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