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  • 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;
  • Airmen arrive for AEF Silver

    About 20 airmen from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., arrived here on a C-130 Hercules as part of Air and Space Expeditionary Force Silver. They are assigned to the 354th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron. The 354th EFS will replace the 81st EFS from Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, as AEF Silver replaces AEF Blue.“The biggest challenge with this
  • Top soldier advocates AF relationship

    The relationship of the Army to the airlift and tanker community is one of the “most important relationships that we have,” said the Army chief of staff during the 35th Airlift/Tanker Association convention here.In the convention’s closing address Nov. 1, Army Gen. Peter J. Schoomaker discussed joint interoperability and the Army’s
  • Civilian health-care premiums increasing

    Air Force civilian health-care plan premiums are expected to increase an average of more than 10 percent in January. That means employees with 'self-only' coverage will pay about $5 more per pay period and those with 'family coverage' will pay $11.95 more.Employees will have the opportunity to review and update plans during the Federal Employee's
  • Quarterly assignment listing available

    The enlisted quarterly assignment listing for airmen returning from overseas July through September 2004 is now available.Airmen need to work through their military personnel flights to update their preferences by Nov. 20, said officials at the Air Force Personnel Center here. The airmen will be notified of their selection by mid-December.EQUAL
  • Importance of enlisted force stressed

    Several events focusing on the needs and future the Air Force enlisted force proved that the 35th Airlift Tanker Association convention here was as important to enlisted members as it was for the officer corps, civilians and contractors.The convention, which ran Oct. 30 through Nov. 2, featured seminars and discussions specifically focusing on
  • Airmen bring fallen firefighter home

    Two of the pallbearers who carried the casket bearing the body of California firefighter Steven Rucker had fought alongside him as he defended a house from the Cedar Fire. Another two had served as his captains in the Novato Calif. Fire Protection District where he worked. The pallbearers brought the casket into the cargo area of an Air Force
  • AMC panel discusses family support services

    Air Mobility Command leaders discussed upcoming changes and programs geared to support military families and servicemembers during a special seminar at the 35th Airlift/Tanker Association convention here Oct. 31.Responding to U.S. Transportation Command and AMC Commander Gen. John W. Handy's concept of "recruiting members and retaining families," a
  • More than 500 selected for chief

    The Air Force 2003 chief master sergeant promotion board has selected 526 senior master sergeants for promotion to the service's highest enlisted rank.The promotion list will be released the first duty hour Nov. 5. For units across the international date line, the list will be released Nov. 6. The complete list of selectees will be posted to the
  • AF facilitates media trip to Iraq

    In an unprecedented move, the Air Force facilitated a trip into Iraq for Arab media representatives from Great Britain recently. Four Arab journalists were met in Kuwait by two Air Force public affairs escorts and flown by a C-130 Hercules to Basra and Baghdad, then back to Kuwait.The journalists included Ja’afar al-Ahmer from the London-based
  • CSAF: The time for air mobility is now

    In a major speech to the Airlift/Tanker Association convention here Oct. 31, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. John P. Jumper said air mobility is coming into its own.“The time for air mobility is now,” Jumper said. “It’s here, and it’s time to take it to the next level.”Jumper was one of the main speakers to address the 35th convention of air


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