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ROYAL AIR FORCE MILDENHALL, England -- Senior Airman Johnathan Seifert inspects a gauge that indicates the operational status of the fuel system. Seifert is assigned to the 100th Logistics Readiness Squadron's fuels management flight here. The flight provides nearly 33 million gallons of fuel annually to the 100th Air Refueling Wing's KC-135 Stratotankers, 352nd Special Operations Group aircraft and transient aircraft that visit the base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael D. Morford) Keeping fuel flowing
Senior Airman Johnathan Seifert inspects a gauge that indicates the operational status of the fuel system. Seifert is assigned to the 100th Logistics Readiness Squadron's fuels management flight here. The flight provides nearly 33 million gallons of fuel annually to the 100th Air Refueling Wing's KC-135 Stratotankers, 352nd Special Operations
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Default Air Force Logo New simulator provides medical training
Thirty-three students from the Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine here recently simulated caring for sick and injured patients aboard a Boeing 767 without ever leaving the ground.In an effort to provide realistic hands-on training, school officials recently acquired a full-size 767 fuselage that has been configured as a patient-transport
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Default Air Force Logo Just passing through
An MV-22 Osprey stopped here Jan. 17 for fuel on its way from Amarillo, Texas, to Patuxent Naval Air Station, Md. It is the second low-rate initial-production Osprey airframe. Pilots Lt. Col. Tom Currie and Maj. Tom Goodrough, from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., flew the aircraft. (Photo by 1st Lt. Tana R. Hamilton)
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Default Air Force Logo Travis shows 'true colors' during NFL game
Bay area football fans showed their patriotism and appreciation for the Air Force on Jan. 19 as the Oakland Raiders beat the Tennessee Titans during the league championship game at Network Associates Coliseum in Oakland, Calif.As part of pregame festivities, more than 200 people from Travis Air Force Base, Calif., unfurled a giant U.S. "superflag"
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Default Air Force Logo Idea earns sergeant $10,000
A noncommissioned officer here recently earned $10,000 from the Air Force's Innovative Development through Employee Awareness program. He received the money for writing an inspection and maintenance manual for the Department of Defense and the Air Force concerning metal shipping containers.Tech. Sgt. Robert Tarbox, 39th Maintenance Group quality
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Default Air Force Logo Rock and unroll
Airmen with the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing unroll a fuel bladder Jan. 20 as part of an effort to increase fuel storage capacity at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. Each bladder can hold up to 210,000 gallons of fuel. (Photo by Staff Sgt. David Donovan)
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Default Air Force Logo AF cancels B-1 defensive upgrade
Air Force officials recently announced that the service was canceling the B-1B Lancer's Defensive System Upgrade Program because of cost overruns and schedule slips, but remains committed to improving the aircraft's combat capability.The DSUP was intended to replace the B-1's current defensive suite with new integrated defensive electronic
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Default Air Force Logo Deployed troops offered educational opportunities
The 320th Air Expeditionary Wing at a forward-deployed location is scheduled to have a fully operational education center by Feb. 15."Ultimately we hope to offer educational services the same as stateside bases," said Tech. Sgt. John Becker, base education officer.The base has been approved to administer examinations from the Defense Activity For
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Default Air Force Logo Committee focuses on servicewomen
Here is bad news for folks who argue that women do not belong in the military: Recruitment and retention rates are up; their roles in the military continue to grow; and they are just as good as men at their jobs -- or better."Naysayers" may find the above facts discouraging, but they are good news to retired Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Carol Mutter, who
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Default Air Force Logo New short-term enlistments coming
A new military short-term enlistment program will begin Oct. 1 aimed at expanding the opportunities for all Americans to serve the country.Congress authorized the National Call to Service enlistment option as part of the fiscal 2003 National Defense Authorization Act.The program allows the military services a new option to reach a group of young
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Default Air Force Logo Team provides airborne intensive care
Moving critically injured and sick troops from the front lines to larger and better-equipped military medical facilities is the job of the Air Force Critical Care Air Transport Team based at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.The team works with Air Force aerial medical evacuation specialists to provide specialized care during medical evacuation
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Default Air Force Logo Pilot follows in father's footsteps
The weather on Jan. 10, 1973, was overcast as Navy Lt. Michael McCormick, an A-6 Intruder pilot, and Lt. j.g. Robert Clark, a bombardier navigator, stepped out to their plane and prepared for a mission over North Vietnam. It would be their last one - forever.It was the last mission Attack Squadron 115 would support with its A-6 Intruders, and it
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Default Air Force Logo Job e-library saves research time
People seeking civilian job information and supervisors considering creating a position or reorganizing work can save hours of research time by using a recently expanded electronic library of civilian job information.More than 700 civilian positions are covered by the Standard Core Personnel Document Library Web Site. Each listing contains a
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Default Air Force Logo Sink or swim
Senior Airman Robert Cordell swims across the pool while wearing his anti-exposure suit during water survival training here. The swimming pool training provides students a realistic environment for using life support equipment in water. Cordell is a C-130 Hercules loadmaster from the base's 36th Airlift Squadron. (Photo by Master Sgt. Val
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Default Air Force Logo Leaders announce new core competencies
The Air Force's senior leaders debuted the service's new approach to describing its core competencies this week.Secretary of the Air Force Dr. James G. Roche and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. John P. Jumper made this announcement in two separate messages to all airmen. Roche released his first "The Secretary's Vector" Jan. 14, while Jumper's
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Default Air Force Logo Edwards gets F-16s from 'bone yard'
Two F-16 Fighting Falcons joined the test operations facility here recently to help support flight test programs. The aircraft are the first of nine F-16s making their way to Edwards this year.The aircraft arrived from the Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., where they were originally part of a
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Default Air Force Logo Spangdahlem gets deployment order
More than 500 airmen and numerous F-16CJ Fighting Falcons left here Jan. 12 and 16 for a forward-deployed locations to support the unified command as part of a secretary of defense-issued order.The 52nd Fighter Wing was part of the Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld's Dec. 24 deployment order, which directed additional forces to support Operation
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Default Air Force Logo Here comes the sun
Airmen from the 363rd Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia, move an F-15 Eagle into place for display during the live broadcast of NBC's "Today" show Jan. 14. The show, aired live on the East Coast and tape-delay broadcast on the West Coast, featured interviews and footage of several base people and
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Default Air Force Logo Savings bond holding period increases
Department of Treasury officials have announced that the minimum holding period for Series EE and I bonds increases from six to 12 months beginning Feb. 1.This means people who purchase EE or I bonds on or after Feb. 1 must wait one year before they may redeem those bonds.People who purchase bonds will receive a notification of this new policy with
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Default Air Force Logo Air Force moves to institutionalize enterprise architecture
Leaders of the Air Force's information technology, warfighting integration and operations communities took a major step recently to further the service's transformation efforts by creating the Air Force enterprise architecture council structure.Enterprise architecture is a formal process designed to better integrate the systems that support all Air
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