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Default Air Force Logo Sergeant creates dragons in Japan
Staff Sgt. Eric Suan often wears a white uniform, but he is not a medic and he does not work in a snowy climate. If you think he sells ice cream, think again -- or you might get kicked in the teeth.Six nights a week, this 34-year-old aviation resource manager with the 17th Special Operations Squadron here, suits up in his martial arts outfit to
0 8/05
2002
Default Air Force Logo PERSCO team is mini personnel office
First impressions can leave lasting effects and at a deployed location, the Personnel Support for Contingency Operations team, or PERSCO team, makes it their business to provide a positive experience and help deployed newcomers.At this location in the Arabian Gulf region, for example, the PERSCO team meets each plane that arrives and are among the
0 8/05
2002
Default Air Force Logo Air Force releases all specialties from Stop-Loss
The last officer and enlisted specialties on Stop-Loss will be released beginning Sept. 1.In making the announcement, Secretary of the Air Force Dr. James G. Roche said the release will be phased in during a one-month period to allow both the Air Force and affected personnel time for transition."We have arrived at a new steady-state," Roche said.
0 8/05
2002
Default Air Force Logo Idea earns employee $10,000, saves millions
A telephone call that rudely interrupted Joseph Heinig's hour-and-a-half rest recently ended up with him getting a $10,000 check for a good idea.The telephone call came from Lt. Gen. Dick Reynolds, Aeronautical Systems Center commander here, asking Heinig to be at a recent F-22 systems program office meeting.Heinig, the SPO's radar integrated
0 8/02
2002
Default Air Force Logo Lowest bidder wins this auction
It is similar to any other auction, but with a twist. In the Air Force Center for Environmental Excellence's version, the lowest bidder wins, not the highest.The environmental center is trying out a "reverse auction" procedure that allows contractors to bid on some center work via the Internet.It is called a reverse auction because firms try to
0 8/02
2002
Default Air Force Logo Air Force chaplains ensure religious freedom
One of the main reasons for the settlement of the 13 colonies that eventually grew into the United States of America was religious freedom. The challenge of religious diversity is the ultimate test of whether people believe in that right, according to the Air Force's top chaplain."This is why I'm a chaplain in the military," said Chaplain (Maj.
0 8/01
2002
Default Air Force Logo High-volume encouragement
Cadet 1st Class Scott Johnson offers some high-volume encouragement to a basic cadet trainee during a tug-of-war competition at the U.S. Air Force Academy here. (Photo by John Van Winkle)
0 8/01
2002
Default Air Force Logo Forward bound
Capt. Kirk Peterson, a logistics planner with the 379th Expeditionary Logistics Group at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, inventories a forklift bound for Afghanistan. The 379th ELG prepared, inspected and forward-deployed more than 1,300 short tons of coalition equipment during July. Peterson is deployed to Al Udeid from Andrews Air Force Base, Md.
0 8/01
2002
Default Air Force Logo Board determines F-15E fire causes
An accident investigation board recently determined an F-15E Strike Eagle engine stall and fire Feb. 12 was caused by several factors.Factors include operating the engine in secondary mode, a reduced stall margin and a high fuel-flow rate into the engine.The F-15E, assigned to the 492nd Fighter Squadron at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England,
0 8/01
2002
Default Air Force Logo Transition assistance programs good for troops
Transition assistance programs do a lot more than help servicemembers make a successful departure from the military. A top Department of Defense personnel expert called such programs good for recruiting and retention and for U.S. economic well-being. Charles Abell, assistant secretary of defense for force management policy, told attendees at the
0 7/31
2002
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