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  • Officials focus on ‘art-of-war’ decisions

    A new capability demonstrated by Electronic Systems Center officials here drives right to the heart of Air Force Chief of Staff Gen John P. Jumper’s quest for “machine-to-machine” automation of command and control.Known as Synchronized Air Power Management, this process gets air battle managers out of the data-entry business and allows them to
  • Seasons greetings host has AF background

    The emcee for a whirlwind musical and comedy show making six stops in Europe carries with her three decades of Air Force family life and the want to give back to her country.Mary Therese Tebbe is the hostess for the Air Force Reserve's Operation Seasons Greetings program. It includes combined Air Force Reserve Command and U.S. Air Forces in Europe
  • Air Force announces OTS selections

    Air Force officials are giving 22 enlisted airmen the chance to trade in their stripes for gold bars by choosing them to attend Officer Training School, officials announced Nov. 20.Air Force Recruiting Service officials considered 299 applications and selected more than 165 as part of Officer Training School Selection Board 0401, which met here
  • Foreign gifts need reporting

    Airmen who receive gifts from foreign governments valued at more than $285 must report them.Failure to report the gifts can result in a U.S. District Court penalty equal to the fair market value of the gift plus $5,000, said Frank Posey of the judge advocate's office at the Air Force Personnel Center here.All Air Force people, including civilians
  • Air Force CD features Toby Keith

    This year's Red, White and Air Force Blue holiday compact disc features music and interviews from country-music star Toby Keith. This is the ninth holiday CD produced by the Air Force Recruiting Service. The CD is sent to radio stations across the country to help get the Air Force message on the airwaves, said Master Sgt. Gary Quesenberry, of the
  • Space-acquisitions policy changes

    Air Force leaders announced a change in space-acquisition policy at a Senate Armed Services subcommittee meeting Nov. 18.Undersecretary of the Air Force Peter B. Teets and Lt. Gen. Brian Arnold, Space and Missile Systems Center commander, testified before members of the strategic forces subcommittee.“When I first took this job almost two years ago,
  • History project tells story of veterans

    The letters, memoirs, audio interviews and photographs are "everything that you could imagine," said Ellen McCulloch-Lovell, director of the Veterans History Project. The project is an effort which began two years ago by Congress to preserve the stories and memories of America's war veterans.The letters speak of combat and what war was like, she
  • A-10 crashes at Nellis, pilot safe

    An A-10 Thunderbolt II assigned to the 57th Wing here crashed Nov. 18 on the Nevada Test and Training Range, about 20 miles northeast of Indian Springs.The pilot of the single-seat aircraft, Capt. John Dyer, ejected from the aircraft safely. He was treated and released from Mike O’Callaghan Federal Hospital in Las Vegas. Dyer is a student at the
  • Motorglider lands with ‘wheels up’

    An Air Force Academy TG-14 motorglider landed with its landing gear up at Peterson Air Force, Colo., on Nov. 19. Two officers were on board. Neither was injured.The officers were flying the motorglider on a training mission. The TG-14 Super Ximango has two seats and is used for introductory glider training and cross-country soaring training.
  • Fed grants leave to demobilized reservists

    In a Nov. 14 memorandum, President George W. Bush directed executive departments and agencies to grant five days of uncharged, administrative leave from civilian duties to federal employees returning from active-duty to reservist status."The federal government will continue to be the model for employer support to the Guard and Reserve," wrote the
  • Yeti joins Air Force academy mascots

    The cast of falcon mascots here increased with the addition of its newest bird, Yeti.A hybrid cross between a white gyrfalcon and a Middle Eastern saker, Yeti is a large, athletic bird, said Lt. Col. Jim Imlay, 34th Training Wing director of staff and academy falconry director.The idea for the new bird came from falconry program adviser Sam Dollar,
  • Working group releases museum report

    Independent working group officials, tasked to review the Air Force Museum's operational procedures, released their findings Nov. 18. The working group was assembled after museum artifacts turned up lost or missing.Secretary of the Air Force Dr. James G. Roche chartered the working group Sept. 15 to review the museum's collection-management
  • Rescue center helps save pilot

    A Coast Guard pilot is alive thanks to quick action from Pacific Rescue Coordination Center workers on Nov. 16, officials said. Lt. Cmdr. William Spears, who was en route to Oakland, Calif., from Honolulu, crashed his single-engine Canard Pusher aircraft into the ocean Nov. 14, following an in-flight emergency. The center coordinates and controls
  • Supplemental bill to improve quality of life

    Part of the $87.5 billion supplemental-appropriations bill for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan signed earlier this month by President George W. Bush will go toward improving quality of life for servicemembers there."We want people to have air conditioning," Dov S. Zakheim said here Nov. 17. He is the undersecretary of defense
  • Two programs help officers join JAG Corps

    Company grade officers who want to join forces with the Air Force's Judge Advocate General Corps will have a chance from January to March.Two programs, the Funded Legal Education Program and the Excess Leave Program, allow active-duty officers to pursue law degrees without ever leaving the Air Force, and to serve in the JAG Corps. Both programs
  • Fitness program showing results

    Airmen have been filling fitness centers and burning up running tracks in preparation for the new, tougher fitness-testing standard set to begin Jan. 1.Direct, immediate and overwhelming feedback from the field says that airmen are taking the new fitness challenge seriously, said Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. John P. Jumper. He talked about
  • Student invents new math process

    Killie Rick found a new solution to subtraction problems involving whole numbers and fractions. She used the concept of negative numbers in a way that has never been done before, as far as her seventh-grade teacher has been able to ascertain. The 12-year-old girl is the daughter of Terri Rick, a senior accounting technician in Air Force Materiel
  • Legal proceedings set for cadets

    Four cadets are facing legal proceedings here Nov. 20 and 24. Three of the cadets are charged with drug use, and one is charged with sexual assault. Cadet 1st Class Jacob Billeter faces a court-martial Nov. 20 for allegedly using Ecstasy, cocaine, ketamine and an Ecstasy derivative. He was also charged with distributing Ecstasy, cocaine,
  • Air Force board game debuts Dec. 1

    A new game is scheduled to hit the shelves of base exchanges Dec. 1 when the Army and Air Force Exchange Service introduces Air Force Edition Monopoly.“This is a one-of-a-kind board game dedicated to the men and women of the United States Air Force,” said Chris Burton, of the exchange service.According to the game box, “You’ve been appointed a
  • SecDef: Up-or-out policy 'lousy idea'

    The U.S. military's "up-or-out" personnel policy is "a lousy idea," Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld said in Yokosuka, Japan, on Nov. 15.Speaking aboard the USS Blue Ridge, flagship of the U.S. Navy's 7th Fleet, the secretary told sailors, soldiers, airmen and Marines that he believes the practice of forcing people to separate or retire if
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