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  • Assignment listing available Feb. 3

    The Enlisted Quarterly Assignment Listing for overseas assignments for the October-to-December cycle will be available Feb. 3.Individuals need to contact their military personnel flights to update their preferences by Feb. 19, said officials at the Air Force Personnel Center here. Airmen will be notified of their selection by mid-March.EQUAL
  • Five servicemembers laid to rest

    Five veterans of the war on terror were laid to rest Jan. 21 in Arlington National Cemetery.The five military members -- four from the Air Force and one from the Army -- were aboard an MH-53M Pave Low helicopter when it crashed in Afghanistan Nov. 23 while supporting Operation Mountain Resolve, part of Operation Enduring Freedom.Among those laid to
  • Vehicle remodeled for mortuary

    Airmen from the 436th Equipment Maintenance Squadron’s fabrication flight here finished remodeling a mortuary transfer vehicle Jan. 16, raising its capacity from two transfer cases to six.When servicemembers die on foreign soil their remains are transported to the Charles C. Carson Center for Mortuary Affairs here where workers prepare them for
  • Now showing: Jan. 19 edition of AFTV News

    The last of four special editions of Air Force Television News focuses on Air Force people and some of the outstanding contributions they have made to the service’s mission and to their communities during 2003.In the first segment, Staff Sgt. Joe Wallace discovers what life is like for an airman who cares for her family while her husband is
  • Simulator gives airmen realistic training

    A new simulator is providing realistic, localized training for 72nd Operations Support Squadron air traffic controllers here.The simulator gives airmen the opportunity to operate in a computer-based environment before they take the helm in the tower.“Our new controllers customize what they have learned, either at another base or from technical
  • Thunderbirds accident report released

    Pilot error caused a U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds F-16 aircraft to crash shortly after takeoff at an airshow Sept. 14 at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. The pilot ejected just before the aircraft hit the ground.According to the accident investigation board report released Jan. 21, the pilot misinterpreted the altitude required to complete the
  • Small base has big mission

    At first glance, the little-known airfield in Karshi-Khanabad, often called K-2, appears to be nothing more than a sleepy, little whistle-stop for aircraft supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.For airmen assigned to the 416th Air Expeditionary Group here, and the aircrews they support, the base and its mission represent an important role in
  • Hold off embroidering logo

    Air Force clothing office officials are asking airmen to wait a few weeks before having their lightweight blue jackets embroidered with the Air Force logo.“We’ve had an overwhelmingly positive response in regards to placing the logo on the jacket,” said Libby Glade, Air Force clothing office chief. “However, we have also received numerous
  • Academy aircraft return to flight

    Forty-five aircraft previously grounded amid safety concerns were cleared for normal flight operations Jan. 17. Air Force officials regained confidence in the contract maintenance program and permanent fixes were established for all discrepancies identified.Three UV-18 Twin Otter aircraft of the 98th Flight Training Squadron, used to support the
  • Be leery of fraud, theft

    Credit card fraud and identity theft are things to be leery of. Even so, often times people do not think they can become a victim of these crimes. But either can ruin the victim’s credit line for years.“Identity theft and credit card fraud occur in several different ways,” said Capt. Patrick Dyson, of the 8th Fighter Wing staff judge advocate
  • Chaplains go where needed

    The Geneva Convention of 1949 gave military chaplains their status as noncombatants, which, among other things, means they are not allowed to carry weapons.Given that fact, it would seem rational for chaplains to stay behind their desks or pulpits out of harms way; however, that is not where you are likely to find chaplains here. They go where the
  • Combat Nighthawk increases awareness

    Company grade and senior noncommissioned officers here are teaming up to further develop their leadership skills and increase their overall understanding of all aspects of the operational mission, as part of a Combat Nighthawk initiative.Combat Nighthawk is a leadership development and career-broadening program for CGOs and senior NCOs implemented
  • Eyes, ears work for Tallilians

    At an Air Force base it is important that someone know what is happening while it is happening, especially at an Air Force base in the middle of a combat zone. The 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing’s command post here makes sure the commander knows what is happening while it is happening in Iraq.“We are the eyes and ears for the commander,” said Master
  • Tactical controllers stand strong

    For Air Force tactical air control party airmen, "The strong will stand, the weak will fall by the wayside," is more than just a motto; it serves as a battle cry.Wherever American military forces are found, TACP airmen are usually nearby. Unofficially nicknamed the "Air Force infantry" because they spend most of their career assigned to Army
  • Rocket test stand gets facelift

    The rocket test stand used more than 30 years ago for Apollo Moon-mission F-1 rocket engine production testing has been modernized and is ready for use.Test Stand 2-A is the only Department of Defense stand capable of performing full-scale rocket thrust chamber development testing in the 750,000-pounds-of-thrust class. Its primary use is for the
  • Service demographics available

    Air Force Personnel Center officials recently published the quarterly demographics report offering a snapshot of the service's active-duty and civilian force as of Dec. 31.The report outlines information regarding the Air Force’s 372,305 active-duty airmen and 139,083 civilian employees, such as age, sex, race and education level.The complete list
  • Pilot helps boy breathe easier

    If you ask Blake Henderson, a young boy from nearby Niceville, to tell you who Capt. James Dykas is he will most likely reply, “my pilot,” with a look of ownership and pride. But is was not until recently that the two met.When Blake was born four years ago, he underwent heart surgery for congenital defects. Last year, he and his grandparents were
  • Back pain becomes Childs’ play

    Capt. John Childs, a physical therapist, is literally taking on a pain in the backside. By studying how patients respond to certain treatments, Captain Childs is aiming to reduce lower back pain, a condition that afflicts millions of Americans.Captain Childs, an Air Force Institute of Technology student at the University of Pittsburgh, has spent
  • Airmen restoring old mosque

    Among a landscape filled with tree stumps, old barbed wire, concrete and rebar, airmen from the 506th Air Expeditionary Group found a hidden jewel -- an old building in desperate need of repair. Thanks to base chapel, contracting and civil engineers leaders, and with the help of a large volunteer base, a 35-year-old Sunni mosque will soon be used
  • ARPC announces colonel promotions

    The Air Reserve Personnel Center here announced Jan. 16 the 2004 Air Force Reserve colonel promotion selection boards results that selected 315 officers for promotion.A selection board convened at the center in October and board members reviewed the records of more than 1,682 lieutenant colonels.The results of the fiscal 2004 board are:Selective
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