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  • Honor Guard recruits airmen

    Air Force Honor Guard officials are always looking for motivated and dedicated airmen and noncommissioned officers for what they call the world's best job.Located here, the 250-person unit seeks airmen E-4 through E-7 for their experience, said Chief Master Sgt. Michael Buckley, the Air Force Honor Guard’s chief enlisted manager.“We value the
  • Airmen keep Baghdad online

    Their jobs may not be highly visible, such as flying or launching aircraft, or get them media attention by standing guard under the blazing Iraqi sun.They do, however, have an important job within the 447th Air Expeditionary Group.“They” are members of the 447th Expeditionary Communication Squadron’s network control center and keep the Air Force in
  • AFIT honors 2003 distinguished alumni

    The Air Force Institute of Technology honored two 2003 distinguished alumni here Oct. 16. Retired Gen. Lawrence A. Skantze and Retired Lt. Gen. Richard K. Saxer were selected for their pioneering roles in science, engineering and education.“The title of ‘distinguished alumnus’ is the highest honor that AFIT awards to a graduate,” said Col. Dave
  • DOE dominates Defender Challenger

    Air Force and British security forces teams already have their targets picked out for next year’s Defender Challenge competition: The men in black from the Department of Energy. The DOE federal agents may be a tough target to hit, based on the dominance of their 10-man team at Defender Challenge 2003, held near here Oct. 10 to 16 at the Army’s
  • CSU grounds Falcons, 30-20

    The pros and the nation were watching as the Colorado State University Rams grounded the Air Force Academy Falcons on Oct. 16, 30-20.The nationally-televised game featured 994 yards of offense. Air Force pounded out 276 of its 430 total yards on the ground, but Falcons quarterback Chance Harridge was 3 of 12 passing, for only 85 yards and was
  • Ellsworth K-9 team finishes fourth in nation

    The top military working dog team in the nation has been marking its territory atop the national rankings since the Ellsworth team formed more than two years ago. The team finished in fourth place at the U.S. Police Canine National Field Trials in Atlantic City, N.J., on Oct. 5 to10 For the second year in a row, Staff Sgt. Jeremiah Jessen, a 28th
  • Eagle Flag's importance stressed

    The Air Force’s top two leaders got a first-hand look Oct. 15 at the service’s newest flag-level exercise, Eagle Flag. They also talked about what they want every airman to know about the exercise.Secretary of the Air Force Dr. James G. Roche and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. John P. Jumper observed exercise operations, met with planners, and
  • Workshops help parents with school transfers

    "If you'd been here two weeks earlier, we could have gotten this taken care of, and your child would be graduating with the rest of the class."That is one of the last things military parents want to hear a counselor say when their children transfer from one school to another around the globe, according to educator Alice Wooten.And that is one of
  • Airman honors Army friend

    Tech. Sgt. Robert Moore wanted to do something for the friend he had made and lost while serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom. So he got permission to name an airport fuel storage facility after Army Sgt. Roger Rowe, an Army transportation specialist killed by a sniper July 9.Moore, a fuels specialist who works at the facility, met Rowe when the
  • Critical-care teams quick to respond

    Critical care air transport teams, charged with moving the seriously wounded or ill, have a job similar to firefighters.“Our gear is packed, ready and positioned near aircraft loading points. We can be airborne in minutes and fly anywhere in the area needed,” said Maj. William H. Cody. He is a team nurse with the 379th Expeditionary Aeromedical
  • AF bands appear on ‘Warehouse Warriors’

    Bandsmen from Air Mobility Command bases will take center stage Oct. 21, when their “Battle of the Bands” episode of “Warehouse Warriors” airs on the DIY Network.The U.S. Air Force Band of Mid-America here, and the U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West, from Travis Air Force Base, Calif., each sent three of its airmen to appear on the show. The
  • Falconer will control Red Flag sky

    America’s ability to dominate air and space during war is being tested Oct. 19 to 31. About 90 airmen from U.S. Air Forces in Europe’s 32nd Air Operations Group will descend on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., to participate in Red Flag 2003.The airmen comprise what is called a Falconer Air Operations Center, one of five such units in the Air Force,
  • Airman boosts host-nation relations

    During the pre-dawn hours of Oct. 11, Jackal Two, a 380th Air Expeditionary Wing security forces patrol, noticed a vibratory roller -- better known as a steamroller -- with its headlights on, parked outside the perimeter of the base fence. The night-shift patrol feared the worst at this undisclosed desert location. With terrorism on the rise,
  • Sheppard aircraft crashes, crew safe

    A T-38A Talon aircraft assigned to the 80th Flying Training Wing, crashed here on takeoff Oct. 14. Both crewmembers successfully ejected from the aircraft. They were sent to the base hospital for observation but were later released.Emergency workers from the base responded to the incident. An investigation board will convene to determine the
  • Airman gets hard labor, discharge

    An academy airman was sentenced to a bad-conduct discharge in a special court-martial Oct. 15.Airman Brent Mann of the 10th Communications Squadron pleaded guilty to providing alcohol to a minor and failing to obey a lawful order to register his vehicle or remove it from the base. Mann also pleaded guilty to adultery and indecent acts. He was
  • Tops in Blue entertains Bagram troops

    The Air Force’s Tops in Blue team contributed to the war on terrorism when they performed for more than 800 soldiers, airmen and coalition partners here Oct. 11. This year’s tour celebrates 50 years of performances around the world.Known as the Air Force’s “expeditionary entertainers,” Tops in Blue is a team made up of 36 vocalists, dancers and
  • Global Hawk arrives in Germany

    The Air Force’s Global Hawk Unmanned Aerial Vehicle landed in Germany for the first time Oct. 15 from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. It touched down at 4:05 a.m. at the German navy’s Nordholz Air Base near Cuxhaven.Its arrival marked the beginning of a three-week system deployment running through Nov. 6. The deployment involves up to five
  • TSP open season begins

    Civilian and military employees can sign up for, or change, their Thrift Savings Plan contribution amounts during the "open season" Oct. 15 to Dec. 31."TSP is an easy, long-term retirement savings plan, that everyone should consider," said Senior Master Sgt. Felipe Ortiz, superintendent of the Air Force Personnel Center’s contact center here.
  • Dyess B-1s surge to 114 flights in 68 hours

    During a "surge" in flying here that ended Oct. 9, 7th Bomb Wing crews pushed their B-1 Lancers to a record-breaking 114 flights in 68 hours resulting in 321 simulated bombing runs on targets. The crews began Operation Iron Thunder on Oct. 7, flying sorties around the clock until late in the night Oct. 9."Nothing like this has ever been done in
  • Aircraft pull raises CFC nearly $5,000

    Twenty-four teams pulled their way to nearly $5,000 in Combined Federal Campaign donations here recently during the U.S. Air Force Museum's fifth annual aircraft pull.People joined 15- to 20-member teams, each contributing $200 team entry fees to CFC, to see who could drag a 60,000-pound F-111F fighter jet the farthest in 45 seconds. During the
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