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  • Officials issue terrorist threat warning

    The U.S. State Department Dec. 5 warned Americans of a possible terrorist threat in Turkey."The U.S. government has received unconfirmed and fragmentary information that suggests unknown terrorists may be planning to conduct a terrorist incident in southeast Turkey against official U.S. government facilities or personnel," the statement says.It
  • Officials release Global Hawk accident report

    Air Force investigators have determined mechanical failure caused an Air Force RQ-4A Global Hawk aircraft to crash July 10 during a surveillance mission supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.The Global Hawk, an unmanned reconnaissance aircraft, was destroyed upon impact in an unpopulated area in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. No
  • A winter wonderland

    A row of KC-10A Extenders sits idle on a snow-covered flightline here. The base was hit by a winter storm that struck most of the eastern region of the United States on Dec. 5. (Photo by Kenn Mann)
  • What's up, doc?

    Capt. (Dr.) James Garman performs a checkup on an Afghan boy during a Medical Civil Assistance Program visit to the village of Deh Baha Ali on Dec. 3. American military doctors are providing free medical and dental care to some of the local villages in Afghanistan. Garman is currently deployed to Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan. (Photo by Tech.
  • Air Force eliminates paperwork, saves money

    The Air Force is saving time and money by streamlining the paperwork involved in environmental cleanup efforts.The Air Force has eliminated a document called the land use control plan by including its contents in another document, the record of decision, said Maureen Koetz, the deputy assistant secretary of environment, safety and occupational
  • Next generation Web portal testing begins

    The next generation of the Air Force Portal will debut at Langley Air Force Base, Va., on Dec 6.Air Force people assigned to Air Combat Command headquarters and several other units at Langley will participate in the first command- and base-level test of the redesigned portal.Air Force Materiel Command, designated lead for integrating organizational
  • Acquisition chief discusses transformation

    Communication and creativity are key to transforming the defense acquisition process, the Air Force's top acquisition official said during a visit here Dec. 3. The status quo is unacceptable, said Dr. Marvin Sambur, assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition, because acquisition cycle times -- the time it takes to go from concept
  • Students take giant steps using new technology

    Airman David Golas is a lot more confident working with the KC-10 Extender aircraft because he has observed, close up, the systems that make the aircraft work.With the education he received here at the 373rd Training Squadron's Detachment 1, he can trace electronic circuits, track fuel flow and locate potential maintenance problems throughout the
  • Doctrine outreach improves airmen performance

    In an ongoing effort to increase awareness and understanding of doctrine, the Air Force Doctrine Center here has taken on a more missionary type of role. If feedback and firsthand reports from the field are an indication, it appears AFDC's efforts to share the doctrine "gospel" have had an impact.Center workers have a mission to develop accurate,
  • A-10 crash kills pilot

    Capt. Eric Palaro died Dec. 4 in a mid-air collision involving two A-10 Thunderbolt IIs about 100 miles northwest of Las Vegas over the Nevada Test and Training Range.Palaro, from the 81st Fighter Squadron at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, was participating in a training exercise.Maj. Scott Kneip, an instructor with the U.S. Air Force Weapons
  • ACC conducts flight leadership focus day

    To focus on the importance of flight leadership, Air Combat Command aircraft will not be flying Dec. 6.With increases in operations tempo and aircraft mishaps, Gen. Hal M. Hornburg, ACC commander, directed a flight leadership focus day.Commanders across ACC will conduct mandatory training focusing on basic flight discipline, task prioritization,
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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,
  • 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
  • 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
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