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CLARK AIR BASE, Philippines -- Staff Sgt. Nick (left) checks the parachute of Staff Sgt. Liam in a hangar at Clark Air Base, Philippines here Jan. 28. Nick is a pararescueman and Liam is a combat controller. Both are assigned to the 320th Special Tactics Squadron at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The squadron is in the Philippines for a monthlong joint combined exchange training program.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Michael Farris) U.S. forces return to Philippines
Nearly 400 U.S. soldiers and airmen of Special Operations Command-Pacific have assembled here for a monthlong joint combined exchange training program. Called "Balance Piston 03-05," the exercise is geared toward improving the interoperability of the two nations' armed forces and enhancing tactical and operational proficiency, said officials. The
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Default Air Force Logo DOD supporting shuttle search effort
The Department of Defense assets currently involved in search, security and transportation operations related to the loss of Space Shuttle Columbia include:-- Air Force: C-141 aircraft from McGuire Air Force Base, N.J., will be used to transport NASA's rapid response team from Kennedy Space Center, Fla.-- Air Force Reserve: Six F-16 Fighting
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WASHINGTON -- The STS-107 crew includes, from the left, Mission Specialist David Brown, Commander Rick Husband, Mission Specialists Laurel Clark, Kalpana Chawla and Michael Anderson, Pilot William McCool and Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon. The seven member crew, which includes two airmen, died March 18, 2003 when the shuttle crash while returning from a space mission. (NASA photo) Two airmen among seven lost in shuttle disaster
Two Air Force officers were among the seven astronauts lost when the Space Shuttle Columbia apparently broke apart at 9 a.m. EST Feb.1 in the area over north central Texas. Col. Rick Husband was the mission commander and Lt. Col. Michael Anderson was the payload commander.The shuttle was preparing to land at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida
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Default Air Force Logo The iceman 'teach-eth'
Capt. Damian Schlussel instructs Senior Airman Chris Hucks on ice axe self-arrest techniques at the peak here Jan. 26. Schlussel is the officer in charge of the security forces training flight for the 31st Security Forces Squadron at Aviano Air Base, Italy. Hucks is a communications project manager for the base's 31st Communications Squadron.
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Default Air Force Logo Weather or not
Weather forecasters Staff Sgt. Angela Radden and Tech. Sgt. Tim Fields check computer imagery that will help them forecast the weather over Afghanistan. Deployed to Bagram Air Base, their main job is to provide Combined Joint Task Force-180 officials with up-to-the-minute forecasts. The task force directs all coalition military operations in the
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Default Air Force Logo Happy New Year!
South Korean air force's 38th Tactical Fighter Group commander, Col. Kwong O Sung, and Col. Timothy Byers, 8th Support Group commander, present offerings to their ancestors as part of the Korean Lunar New Year celebration here. Offerings often include fruits and liquors. The Koreans assigned here invited Americans to share in the festivities held
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Default Air Force Logo Sergeant gets six years confinement
An Air Force staff sergeant will spend six years in confinement, be demoted to airman basic and be dishonorably discharged for stealing four laptop computers and two personal data assistant devices from U.S. Central Command last year.A military judge sentenced Staff Sgt. Sheridan Ferrell II on Jan. 30 to seven years on two charges of larceny and
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Default Air Force Logo Phone home
Airmen talk on six phones in this forward-deployed base's morale tent Jan. 28. People can make one 10-minute phone call home per week, and they have access to the Internet on six computer workstations. The airmen are assigned to the 410th Air Expeditionary Wing supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. (Photo by Senior Airman Tammy L. Grider)
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Default Air Force Logo February's Citizen Airman magazine now available
At Moody Air Force Base, Ga., airmen of the 39th Flying Training Squadron are using their civilian corporate knowledge to help teach fighter fundamentals to new Air Force pilots. Read about the direct impact these reservists have on the future of the Air Force as well as the nation's security in the February issue of Citizen Airman, official
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Default Air Force Logo Helping a hand
Staff Sgt. Raymond Escorido (left), Lt. Col. (Dr). John Baldauf and Capt. (Dr.) Jim Lau prepare for surgery on the hand of a patient at a forward-deployed location supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Escorido is an operating room scrub technician, Baldauf is an orthopedic surgeon, and Lau is a general surgeon. The three are assigned to the
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Default Air Force Logo 'Good Morning America' spotlights Incirlik
Incirlik and its people will share the spotlight with Diane Sawyer and Charles Gibson on Feb. 3 during a special broadcast of "Good Morning America."The show, scheduled to be broadcast live from Istanbul, will focus on Turkey's role in current events as well as Incirlik's specific role as the hub of Operation Northern Watch."We're doing a
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HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- Airman Basic Ryan Palmquist looks out from his cell in the confinement facility here. He was court-martialed for the use, distribution and possession of drugs.  He was given a bad-conduct discharge, reduction to the lowest enlisted rank, forfeiture of all pay and allowances and confinement for two years and two months. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Madelyn Waychoff) Convicted airman considers himself lucky
With tears in his eyes, he spoke of his two sons -- how he is missing them grow up, and how they are growing up so fast. His voice quivered as he mentioned his youngest son's visit, and how his boy did not even recognize him. He will miss his youngest son's first birthday this month.Airman Basic Ryan Palmquist was court-martialed for drug use,
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Default Air Force Logo Wilford Hall doctors place third in nation
The internal medicine residents at Wilford Hall Medical Center here know their stuff.The National Board of Medical Examiners recently notified officials at the Air Force's medical flagship that their residents placed third out of 398 programs nationwide on their Medical Resident in Training examinations.That result places them in the top 1 percent
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Default Air Force Logo 'Bob' marks mission milestone
A C-130 Hercules assigned to the 778th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron marked a milestone Jan. 26 when it reached 30,000 flying hours while performing a combat mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.The aircraft, from Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., and now serving at a forward-deployed location, achieved this feat during touchdown on an
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Default Air Force Logo 'Emergency data cards' move to Web
More than a week before its planned launch, the new Web-based 'emergency data card' helped more than 1,000 airmen in Alaska mobilize for a real world deployment.Scheduled to kick off Jan. 27, the program began early to help airmen deploy from Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Air Force Personnel Center officials here said. Within the first week,
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Default Air Force Logo Foam dome
A new fire suppression system is tested in the main hangar belonging to the 174th Fighter Wing here. The wing, part of the New York Air National Guard, flies F-16 Fighting Falcons. (Photo by Senior Airman Michael Dickson)
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Default Air Force Logo One of a kind work
Staff Sgt. Harold DeYoung levels one of four bolts that will anchor the legs of a glide slope antenna tower here. DeYoung is with the 738th Engineering Installation Squadron from Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., and part of a team installing an instrument landing system at Altus. The squadron is the only unit of its kind in the Air Force. (Photo
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Default Air Force Logo Medical team saves baby during mission
Members of a U. S. military medical team in Honduras performing eye surgeries and exams found themselves taking on another role Jan. 19 when they saved the life of a newborn.The San Antonio-based team, composed of people from Lackland Air Force Base's Wilford Hall Medical Center and Fort Sam Houston's Brooke Army Medical Center, was participating
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Default Air Force Logo Postal service unveiling stamp at museum
U.S. Postal Service officials announced Jan. 24 that the U.S. Air Force Museum here will be the venue for a ceremonial first-day issue of the 100th Anniversary of Powered Flight Commemorative Stamp.Dayton Postmaster David Ashworth revealed the museum as the location for a May 22 unveiling ceremony as he stood in front of the museum's De Havilland
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FILE PHOTO -- An Air Force U-2 Dragon Lady flies a training mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Rose Reynolds) Pilot survives U-2 crash, recovery continues
An Air Force U-2 Dragon Lady pilot ejected safely before his aircraft crashed Jan. 26 near Hwa Song city, south of Seoul.The pilot was taken to the base hospital here where his was listed in stable condition. He is being treated for a back injury and is expected to recover fully. The pilot is assigned to the 5th Reconnaissance Squadron here.Four
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