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  • AF trumpeter giving Jay Leno 'double performance'

    Tech. Sgt. Kenneth Trimmins will showcase his talents for playing two trumpets simultaneously on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" airing Nov. 28. Trimmins is the superintendent of musical resources for the Band of the U.S. Air Force Reserve and the noncommissioned officer in charge of the ceremonial band section here. He began playing the trumpet
  • Enter the dragon

    Senior Airman David O'Connor, from the 9th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron here, inspects the inside of a U-2 Dragon Lady air intake. Intake inspections are just one of the safety inspections O'Connor and his fellow crew chiefs complete to keep the U-2 flying. (Photo by 2nd Lt. Tawny Halvorson)
  • Airmen put a new roof over their heads

    Twenty-five "Project Orphanage" volunteers replaced a dilapidated ceramic tile roof with sheet metal recently on a covered outside play area for children at the Adana Orphanage here.The roof gives the 150 children at the orphanage a place to play during Turkey's upcoming rainy season and shade during its sweltering summers."During our trips to the
  • Typical day for 517th anything but ordinary

    It was another typical day for aircrew members of the 517th Airlift Squadron. But a typical day for a 517th "Firebird" is anything but ordinary.The day started in darkness as the aircrew entered their double doors. Patches of light on the flightline ramp surrounded the shadowy figures of parked C-130 Hercules in the distance.Three ARCTEC Alaska
  • Keeping the 'Hercs' humming

    Airman 1st Class Lyle Sentman from the 374th Maintenance Squadron engine regional repair center, runs up a pair of C-130 Hercules engines during an operational check here. Sentman is looking for air, fuel and oil leaks during the inspection. The repair center handles all C-130 cargo aircraft engine repairs in Pacific Air Forces. Its mission is
  • Delta IV roars to successful first launch

    America's newest space launch vehicle got off to a rip-roaring start Nov. 20 with a lift-off that lit up the skies over Central Florida and beyond.The Delta IV blasted off at the top of the launch window at 5:39 p.m. EST. Approximately 37 minutes later, the satellite separated from the rocket and was placed in orbit.During the mission Boeing's
  • Public Health keeps airmen out of 'Danger Zone'

    Each week, Tech. Sgt. Marlon Muthuveeran puts the food service operation at the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing dining facility through a rigorous series of tests. He evaluates down to the minutest detail, everything from food storage temperatures to the concentration of the cleaning solution used to wash down countertops at this forward-deployed
  • Medics demonstrate new decon system

    Staff Sgt. Denise Brown (from left), Senior Airman Jennifer Miranda and Senior Airman Kari England, members of the 325th Medical Group here, wash down a manikin to demonstrate the new in-place patient decontamination capability. The system is designed to rapidly decontaminate victims in the aftermath of an attack by a weapon of mass destruction or
  • Caring airmen help at 'Camp Collie'

    People at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont., are sharing humane instincts by helping abused dogs and cats following a horrid discovery Halloween night.That night on the U.S.-Canadian border, customs agents stopped a 40-foot semi-trailer coming into Montana from Alaska. The smell from the interior was almost overwhelming. Inside, they found 171 dogs
  • The flame game

    Air Force firefighters from the 374th Civil Engineer Squadron here extinguish flames that engulfed an aircraft after it "crashed" here during a combat readiness employment inspection. The firefighters practiced at their live-fire aircraft training facility on base. (Photo by Master Sgt. Val Gempis)
  • One man's ordeal brings focus to mission

    An Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker crew evacuated a merchant mariner to a forward-deployed location for surgery after his leg was amputated in an accident while his ship was leaving port in the Arabian Gulf.George Benson, 2nd mate on the USN Watson, was transported to the port city's hospital after a messenger line caught his ankle and amputated his
  • Americans participate in Keen Sword 03 exercise

    U.S. Air Force, Japanese air self-defense force and maritime defense force helicopters rescued several downed airmen Nov. 14 as part of joint exercise Keen Sword 03. The 33rd Rescue Squadron at Kadena Air Base, Japan, deployed two HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopters along with 39 airmen to participate in the biannual exercise.The search-and-rescue
  • That new car smell

    The 48th Fighter Wing here received the first two of 10 new F-15E Strike Eagles bought under contract from the Boeing Co. They are the first new F-15s the wing has received since 1996. The E-model has two Pratt and Whitney F100-P&W-229 engines, each generating 29,000 pounds of thrust. The aircraft can reach speeds that exceed twice the speed of
  • Officials may change Air Force fitness program

    Air Force health officials are proposing a change to the service's fitness program to help airmen place a greater emphasis on their overall health and well-being.Many airmen incorrectly think that the Air Force fitness program is cycle ergometry, according to Maj. Lisa Schmidt, chief of health promotion operations in the Air Force surgeon general's
  • Air Force program provides care for mildly ill children

    The Air Force has begun a six-month test of a new program to provide child care for mildly ill children who are unable to remain in regular, on-base facilities.The Mildly Ill Childcare Program is designed to reduce parents' overall costs for child care and the time they must be away from their jobs caring for their children, said Beverly Houston,
  • Airmen showing they 'care'

    Learning to live in a deployed environment is a fact of life more and more military members are having to deal with as the United States pursues its global war on terrorism.There is no question that some deployed locations have more to offer than others, and members of the 363rd Air Expeditionary Wing, Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia, know
  • Artist finds inspiration for artwork

    Master Sgt. Robert Marshall sees the world through an artistic lens that allows him to see humor in every situation and then recreate it on paper in cartoons and caricatures.During his off-duty time and an occasional lunch break, he draws a cartoon series called "Seven Deserts" for the base newsletter at a forward-deployed location. It is designed
  • Fairchild team supporting Southern Watch

    Senior Airman Brian Long signals Staff Sgt. Brian Porzuchowski in the tug as he prepares to connect the tow bar for the KC-135 Stratotanker to the hitch. Both airmen are deployed from Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash., and currently assigned to the 363rd Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron. The mission of Operation Southern Watch is to enforce the
  • Falcons' winning ways are back

    The Air Force is back to its winning ways.After losing three straight games following a 6-0 start to the season, the Air Force Academy Falcons convincingly pushed their current win streak to two games with a 49-32 win over the Rebels of the University of Nevada-Las Vegas on Nov. 16. "I'm proud of our football team, coming in on the road and
  • Picking up the pieces

    Second Lt. Shawn Fontenot breaks down the wall of Jim and Joyce Boyd's garage during disaster cleanup here Nov. 16. The Boyd's home and business were destroyed by a tornado with winds in excess of 200 mph that struck the area Nov. 10. A state of emergency was declared in both Van Wert and Ottawa counties after 109 homes and businesses were
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