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  • Air Force crushes Army, 31-3

    Three Marchello Graddy fumble recoveries and three Joey Ashcroft field goals helped lead the Air Force Academy Falcons to its seventh victory of the season, beating the Army team 31-3.“It’s a win we desperately needed. We hadn’t won a game in 28 days,” said Fisher DeBerry, Falcons head coach. “The last 28 days have stunk. We not used to going
  • Program offers business opportunities to vets

    The Veterans Affairs loan program, long known for helping veterans get their own home, is now helping them obtain their own business.Veterans can now go from "defending the American dream to owning it," said Don DeBolt, president of the International Franchise Association, which sponsors the Veterans Transition Franchise Initiative program."It's
  • Multiple factors cause T-1 accident

    Air Force officials completed their investigation of the Aug. 16 incident involving a T-1A Jayhawk. The aircraft from Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, departed the runway during a landing rollout at Keesler AFB, Miss., and sustained an estimated $2.5 million in structural damage.Accident investigation officials determined the accident was caused by
  • Team helps get news to America

    Senior coalition leaders in Iraq are about to increase their ability to keep America informed.Two state-of-the-art ultracompact satellite terminals -- along with a two-person team to set them up and get them working -- are on their way to Iraq. Starting in late November, the satellites will beam up-to-the-second news feeds and video footage back
  • Guardsmen begin Christmas season

    Santa’s C-130H turboprop Hercules sleigh delivered toys, clothing, books, school supplies and water to nearby Shishmaref on Nov. 6 to kick off the Christmas season. For the children and families of the remote island community, it was a special treat they looked forward to, officials said.“We’re excited about this mission every year,” said Brig.
  • AF translator faces court-martial

    A Travis Air Force Base, Calif., airman who was deployed as a translator for the detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, will be court-martialed. Maj. Gen. Paul W. Essex, 18th Air Force commander, referred formal charges Nov. 6 against Senior Airman Ahmad I. Al Halabi, of the 60th Logistics Readiness Squadron. Essex’s action on the case follows an
  • AF leaders honor veterans

    The following is a joint message from Secretary of the Air Force Dr. James G. Roche and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. John P. Jumper:“Americans nationwide take time to honor their military veterans every year on the day World War I ended when the Germans and Allied powers signed an armistice at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh
  • CMSAF: Yesterday's, today's heroes

    The following is a message from Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Gerald R. Murray: “In small towns and large cities across our nation, Americans will gather Nov. 11 to remember those patriots who have given their lives to protect our treasured freedom.“Our living veterans bear the wounds of battle and remember fondly the comrades they’ve lost.
  • New bird radar tracks patterns

    A bird-radar system here is a step toward the future of being able to advise air-traffic controllers and pilots of bird activity in the base’s airspace. “The bird-radar program could go amazing places,” said Herman Griese, 3rd Civil Engineer Squadron wildlife biologist. The system will be able to monitor bird migrations and how they affect the
  • Airman sentenced in bank-theft scheme

    An airman here was sentenced by a military judge during a special court-martial Nov. 5 for his involvement in a bank-theft scheme. He was sentenced to a bad conduct discharge, confinement for eight months and a demotion to airman basic.Senior Airman David Leaven, of the 48th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, was found guilty of conspiracy to commit
  • New equipment improves cancer treatment

    Wilford Hall Medical Center’s radiation oncology department recently purchased a new linear accelerator that is significantly improving patient care.Wilford Hall officials said they began performing radiation therapy more than 30 years ago, using a cobalt unit with an active radiation source, a physical piece of radioactive material that had to be
  • Hiking adventure cements friendship

    Airman 1st Class Chas Kabanuck will be honored by the American Red Cross on Nov. 21 for his heroism after saving the life of his new friend in mid-February.Kabanuck and Airman 1st Class Ryan Dean had only been friends for two weeks after they met during their four weeks in McChord's first term airmen's center. Kabanuck is assigned to the 62nd
  • VA launches 'Kids Page' Web site

    Department of Veterans Affairs officials announced the launch of "VA Kids" on Nov. 5. The new Web page is designed to help young people understand what it means to be a veteran."The ideals of military service and patriotism can be unfamiliar to some children and young adults," said Anthony Principi, VA secretary. "The VA Kids Web page supports
  • Bush thanks servicemembers in Iraq

    President George W. Bush sent the following message via the American Forces Radio and Television Service on Nov. 5:"It is my great privilege to speak to the men and women of the United States military in Iraq, and to thank you for your remarkable service to our country. You're serving far from home, but you are not alone. The American people are
  • Board releases KC-135 accident findings

    Air Force accident investigation board officials have determined the cause of a KC-135 Stratotanker ground accident that occurred April 1.Officials said the accident was caused by the failure of aircraft maintainers and operators to follow their inspection checklists and technical order guidance in the unintended pre-flight lowering of the
  • Reserve forces management reviewed

    Recruiting and retention has "held up nicely despite stress on the force as a whole," said David Chu to members of the House Armed Services Committee here Nov. 5. He is the undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness. A survey of active and reserve forces, which is done every four months, shows a "higher level of satisfaction with
  • Cadets, officers discuss ethics

    With a laminated copy of the Honor Code on each table, 30 cadets spent several hours near here Nov. 3 listening to real-life ethical situations. Then they chose how they would respond as part of the academy’s character enrichment seminar.Cadets attend the mandatory character and leadership development seminar during basic cadet training and again
  • Mandatory new form key to guiding officers’ careers

    Force development becomes more tangible for all officers, lieutenant colonel and below, who face assignments next year as they must complete an online Officer Development Plan, which is replacing the old preference worksheet.A "transitional" version of the form will be available on the Air Force Personnel Center Web site this week, officials
  • Subsidy will lower child-care rates

    A new Air Force Services family member program initiative will change how some family child-care rates are set.The family child-care subsidy program will help working parents find high-quality and affordable child care, said Kim Jackson, Air Force family member programs specialist.Parents seeking full-time child care may soon pay the same rates in
  • AF tests facilities for radium on 6 bases

    Initial test results at facilities on six Air Force bases indicate employees are not at immediate risk from the residual radioactive material left over from old luminous paints. The paints were used at the bases more than 60 years ago. The initial tests results are from buildings here; the former Griffiss Air Force Base, N.Y.; Hill AFB, Utah;
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