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  • Pilot tours with his ‘Dream Machine’

    Air Force Reserve Command’s recruiting service has teamed up with a veteran F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot and aerobatic performer to increase command awareness and attract young people interested in aviation.Maj. Ed Hamill is a private contractor in civilian life. He owns and operates the Air Force Reserve Above & Beyond Aerobatic Team, “Living the
  • Program needs volunteer ‘terrorists’

    Officials from the Air Force Research Laboratory here need “bad guys” to act as terrorists and threaten the U.S. space system.The lab’s Space Countermeasures Hands On Program builds special teams -- usually four junior officers or civilian grade equivalents -- to look for potential vulnerabilities in the country’s space defenses.Team members can
  • Dog team assists with drug bust

    A 21st Space Wing military working dog team was key in a recent bust on the Mexican border that netted $375,000 worth of cocaine.Staff Sgt. Joseph Saputo and his dog, Nero, both from the 21st Security Forces Squadron, were on temporary duty supporting the U.S. Bureau of Customs and Border Protection."We were called to search a car," said Saputo.
  • Helicopters squeeze into modified hangar

    What a difference 4 feet makes -- in this case it was $20,000. Every May, the 76th Helicopter Flight's fleet has to move because its hangar here is used for Guardian Challenge ceremonies. Guardian Challenge is an Air Force Space Command five-day competition of space and missile units. For years, the flight rented a tent to house the helicopters
  • Now showing: May 12 edition of AFTVNews

    A list of symptoms and simple precautions to protect airmen against Sudden Acute Respiratory Syndrome are spotlighted in the latest edition of Air Force Television News.Staff Sgt. Joe Wallace’s story on SARS emphasizes the Air Force has not been affected by the virus, thus far, but as a member of the surgeon general’s office points out in his
  • 90-year-old veteran delivers

    A Depression-era work ethic, plus some faith and stubbornness, keeps fueling Martin "Mike" Mikulski who is in his 63rd year of service to his country. Mikulski, 90, has spent most weekdays for the last 24 years volunteering his time."What the hell am I gonna do at home? Watch TV?" Mike says in a low and throaty voice. "I help out because I don't
  • Sergeant earns Vanguard Award for heroism

    Staff Sgt. Gabriel Brown is the Air Force's 2003 recipient of the Vanguard Award for heroic action, Air Force Personnel Center officials here announced May 12.Brown is assigned to the 720th Special Tactics Group at Hurlburt Field, Fla. The award, sponsored by the Non-Commissioned Officers Association, recognizes a noncommissioned officer who has
  • Scams target military families, e-mail users

    Although the federal tax filing season ended April 15, the Internal Revenue Service continues to see isolated instances of new tax scams.Two new schemes target families of those serving in the armed forces and e-mail users. In both schemes, people represent themselves as being from the IRS.The IRS warns consumers to beware of any variation of a
  • Plan will get AEF back on track, fix ‘disparity’

    While many deployed airmen are returning from Operation Iraqi Freedom to hero's welcomes, others deployed for as much as three times longer are still waiting to hear when they will go home.What appears to some as an obvious disparity is actually a case of differing mission objectives, said the general in charge of air and space expeditionary force
  • Wolfowitz salutes women's 'spectacular display of military professionalism'

    Today's military women are dedicated professionals who play key roles across America's armed services, U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Paul D. Wolfowitz told members of DoD's military women's advisory group.America's military women, have provided important contributions -- often while in harm's way -- in support of recent military operations,
  • Adoptive mom gets Mother’s Day gift on TV

    The first time she looked into the eyes of the skinny little 7-year-old with long, straggly, blonde hair, she had no idea she was facing what was to be her greatest challenge and deepest love. But Marilyn Petricek, an employee in the Logistics Management Directorate here, said she did know that God had brought this foster child into her life for a
  • Emergency simulation

    ROYAL AIR FORCE MILDENHALL (AFPN) -- Bruce Golson (front) and Jay Kealhofer demonstrate a simulated emergency aircraft scenario. They run the simulator at the 100th Operations Support Squadron here. The simulator is one of 20 flight simulators that make up the KC-135 Stratotanker aircrew training system located at 14 U.S. and two overseas
  • Steady as she goes

    OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM (AFPN) -- Staff Sgt. Steven Holloway directs a crane operator in lifting a 3,000-pound diesel engine from a fire truck while Senior Airman Michael Jackson steadies it. Both airmen are assigned to the 458th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron at Mihail Kogalniceanu, Romania. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman
  • CENTCOM's Gen. Franks: 'Iraq's best days are yet to come'

    Fifty-two days after President Bush gave the go-ahead for military action in Iraq, the Army general who led the campaign stood in the Pentagon today and spoke of the mission's successes. "Today, the Iraqi people no longer live in fear of a regime of Saddam Hussein," Gen. Tommy Franks, commander of the U.S. Central Command, told reporters. "Key
  • Reservists, guardsmen get extended per diem

    Air reserve component officials at the Pentagon are reminding reservists and Air National guardsmen that those called to active duty to support Operation Iraqi Freedom will receive per diem consistent with periods established for other recent conflicts.Reservists and guardsmen ordered to support major military operations are normally entitled to
  • Academy rugby teams win championships

    The Air Force Academy men’s and women’s rugby teams won titles at the 2003 Collegiate Rugby Championships, held at Stanford University’s Steuber Rugby Stadium in Stanford, Calif., recently.The Air Force women beat the University of Illinois 17-15 in the finals May 3 for a repeat as national champions.They entered the tournament at the number one
  • Bush thanks Amir of Qatar for support

    President Bush May 8 thanked the leader of the tiny Gulf country of Qatar for his nation's steadfast support.In brief remarks at the White House after the two leaders met, Bush said Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani "showed great leadership" in leading his country to join the coalition that took on Saddam Hussein's regime.U.S. Central Command located its
  • Tornado hits Tinker

    No one was injured when a tornado hit a fence line along the south side of the base here May 8.Damage also occurred at Gate 29, Marauder Gate, in the vicinity of Douglas Boulevard and 59th Street. Base officials asked spectators to stay away from the damaged area.The base family support center has set up a family call center for family members to
  • Air Force civilians among top 50 Hispanics

    Hispanic Engineer and Information Technology magazine has included two Air Force civilians among this year’s Top 50 Hispanics in Business and Technology.Michael L. Dominguez and Michael Montelongo were selected from among hundreds of workers in government, academia and corporate America for their leadership responsibilities, impact on science or
  • Arlington chaplains provide spiritual support

    More than 280,000 people are buried at Arlington National Cemetery. Another 25 are added to those ranks each day.For the organization charged with providing spiritual support to those left behind when a veteran passes away, those numbers can add up to a hectic schedule. But according to the head of the Air Force's Arlington Chaplaincy, it is a
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