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Default Air Force Logo Airman shares Afghanistan experience
Staff Sgt. Matt never expected to live in a mud hut in the middle of Afghanistan, but that is exactly what he did for nearly 140 daysMatt is a terminal attack controller with the 25th Air Support Operations Squadron at Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii. When he deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, the area of operations
0 12/04
2002
Default Air Force Logo Buddy system, the Falcon way
Two F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft take off here Dec. 3 for a training mission. Many base airmen and aircraft recently returned from a 90-day deployment supporting Operation Southern Watch and a two-month deployment to Decimomannu Air Base, Sardinia, while Aviano's runway was renovated. (Photo by Airman 1st Class Isaac G. L. Freeman)
0 12/04
2002
Default Air Force Logo Baked Alaska
Karen Hanaway prepares to bake holiday cookies for dormitory residents here. Dozens of volunteers from several base organizations and school-age children are baking the goods as part of the annual Elmendorf Holiday Cookie Caper. About 900 dozen cookies are expected to be delivered to dorm dwellers on Dec. 15. Hanaway's husband is assigned to the
0 12/04
2002
Default Air Force Logo Air Force accepts invitation to San Francisco Bowl
The Air Force Academy accepted on Dec. 2 a bid to play in the inaugural Diamond Walnut San Francisco Bowl."I'm thrilled to announce that the first team to ever be selected to play in a bowl game in San Francisco is the Air Force Academy," said Gary Cavalli, San Francisco Bowl executive director. "We're delighted to have Air Force. It's a great
0 12/04
2002
Default Air Force Logo CAP national commander, vice receive stars
Civil Air Patrol National Commander Major General Richard L. Bowling addresses the audience following his promotion here Dec. 3. The position was upgraded to major general by the Air Force chief of staff in November because of the organization's planned role in homeland security. The CAP is the Air Force's official auxiliary and is a nonprofit
0 12/03
2002
Default Air Force Logo A clean delivery
Senior Airman Nathan Setser, a fuels operator at a forward-deployed location, checks the purity and odor of a liquid oxygen sample to ensure it is operational. Setser is assigned to the 321st Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron's fuels management flight. The flight's mission is to provide clean, dry fuel and cryogenics for coalition
0 12/03
2002
Default Air Force Logo Icemen elves answering Santa's mail
Children around the world can get a signed letter from Santa Claus, thanks to elves from the 354th Operations Support Squadron's combat weather flight here.For nearly 50 years, people at Eielson AFB have helped Santa answer the mail. Each year, the flight answers thousands of letters, sending responses postmarked "North Pole, Alaska.""Last year,
0 12/03
2002
Default Air Force Logo AFA Reserve Council needs members
Active Guard and Reserve members, unit reservists and individual mobilization augmentees in any Air Force specialty and pay grade have until January to apply for membership on the Air Force Association Reserve Council.Council members serve for two years and develop AFA policy recommendations on quality of life, equipment modernization and military
0 12/03
2002
Default Air Force Logo Bandsman showcases talent on TV
Tech. Sgt. Kenneth Trimmins talks with Jay Leno before showcasing his talents for playing a trumpet and flugelhorn simultaneously on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" which aired Nov. 28. Trimmins was the sole Air Force performer on Leno's second annual military Thanksgiving program. He is the noncommissioned officer in charge of the ceremonial
0 12/02
2002
Default Air Force Logo Caring in Cairo
Staff Sgt. Josh Smith (foreground), a medical evacuation technician, checks the flow of antibiotics being given to Staff Sgt. Jason Lambert through a triple channel monitor. Lambert suffered a ruptured appendix while deployed to Bahrain and is being flown on an Air Force C-9 Nightingale to Ramstein Air Base, Germany, where he will receive post
0 12/02
2002
Default Air Force Logo Coalition forces drop leaflets in Iraq
Operation Southern Watch aircrews dropped 240,000 leaflets Dec. 2 over communication facilities in Iraq. The drops occurred between Al Kut and An Nasiriyah, approximately 100 to 150 miles southeast of Baghdad. These sites were damaged or destroyed by coalition strikes on December 1.Three separate leaflets were combined for this drop. Two
0 12/02
2002
Default Air Force Logo Afghanistan base holds 'Minefield Marathon'
In a land accustomed to war, it was only fitting that a mine detonating sounded the start of a marathon at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, on Nov. 29.Servicemembers from Poland, Germany, South Korea, the United Kingdom, Slovakia and the United States competed in the race.With Humvees on either side of the road and a Black Hawk helicopter hovering,
0 12/02
2002
Default Air Force Logo Eyes on target
Staff Sgt. Cary Gibson (top) explains aiming procedures for the .50-caliber sniper rifle to 1st Lt. Hong Kim during an explosive ordnance disposal demonstration held at a deployed location in Southwest Asia on Nov. 27. Both airmen are from the 320th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron. Gibson is assigned to the squadron's explosive ordnance
0 12/02
2002
Default Air Force Logo Troops celebrate Thanksgiving in Afghanistan
While millions of Americans gathered around tables Thanksgiving day for a traditional holiday feast, so too did the thousands of servicemembers supporting Operation Enduring Freedom at military bases across Afghanistan and Uzbekistan.But instead of finding family and friends seated at the table, the servicemembers here found themselves surrounded
0 11/29
2002
Default Air Force Logo Jumper emphasizes total force development during visit
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. John P. Jumper met recently with airmen here who support operations Northern Watch and Enduring Freedom.The stop was one of many Jumper and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Gerald Murray are making to observe overseas operations and visit troops during the holiday season."You could argue Incirlik may be the most
0 11/29
2002
Default Air Force Logo Civil engineers keep Bagram's airfield in shape
Before the runway gets potholes large enough to swallow an airplane, the members of the 455th Expeditionary Civil Engineering Element ensure the pilots have a smooth ride when they land.The CE element, a Prime Base Engineer Emergency Force made up of nearly 20 people from four different CE units from Langley Air Force Base, Va.; Robins AFB, Ga.;
0 11/29
2002
Default Air Force Logo Guarding the skies
A coalition forces E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft flies a mission over Afghanistan recently in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Jerry Morrison)
0 11/29
2002
Default Air Force Logo U.K. pet quarantine no longer required
Starting Dec. 11, military members bringing dogs and cats to the United Kingdom will no longer have to place their animals in a six-month quarantine period upon entering the country if they meet certain criteria.The Pet Travel Scheme, or PETS, is a new system created to help those who are moving to the country with animals. It also means that
0 11/27
2002
Default Air Force Logo Contact center expands hours
Airmen stationed overseas can now get real-time help with personnel issues without having to wake up at 3 a.m. thanks to the expanded hours of the contact center at the Air Force Personnel Center here.Beginning Dec. 2, the new hours, 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. CST, will give people overseas a chance to talk with a customer service representative or chat via
0 11/27
2002
Default Air Force Logo Vandenberg launches Scuds on data-seeking mission
The Missile Defense Agency launched two Scud missiles from here to learn more about the infamous Persian Gulf killer.The agency is collecting data as part of a three-year research program to aid in the development of missile defense technologies designed to intercept and destroy Scuds and Scud-type missiles before they can reach their intended
0 11/27
2002
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