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  • Civilians earn their 'stripes'

    The noncommissioned officers academy here is one of two Air Force test sites allowing civilians to learn the ropes of leadership by working side-by-side with enlisted airmen.Robins and Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., are part of a yearlong trial phase that could change the way professional military education is handled in the future, Chief Master
  • New protection ahead in helmets, body armor

    New, reinforced helmets and body armor currently being fielded to the military represent just the tip of the iceberg in terms of what is on the drawing board for protecting warfighters of the future.The future fighting force will have far superior protective systems that provide enhanced capabilities while imposing less weight on the user, said
  • SecDef addresses military at Osan

    Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld spoke with nearly 1,000 airmen, soldiers, sailors, Marines and family members here Nov. 18 during a town hall meeting.“It’s a real privilege for me to be with those who are doing so much to keep the peace in such an important part of the world,” Rumsfeld said.Rumsfeld acknowledged the pledge servicemembers
  • Twins help save girl's life

    Teamwork and the immediate actions of two 7-year old boys here helped save a girl's life recently. The twin brothers, Mark and Matthew Jordan, are second-graders at Cummings Elementary School and were playing at a playground when they noticed something out of the ordinary. A 7-year-old girl was hanging from a piece of playground equipment by her
  • Cadet court-martialed for drug use

    Cadet 2nd Class Jacob Billeter pleaded guilty to drug use and distribution, and was sentenced Nov. 20 to 13 months confinement and dismissal from the Air Force during a general court-martial here.Billeter was charged Nov. 5 with use, possession and distribution of drugs. The charges included using Ecstasy, cocaine, an Ecstasy derivative and
  • Air Force band musical goes Hollywood

    The U.S. Air Force Band from Bolling Air Force Base, D.C., performed its musical “Born of a Dream” before full houses Nov. 18 to 20 at the Kodak Theatre here.All of the 2,500 free seats were reserved before the start of the first performance. The band’s final performance Nov. 20 was a private show for the annual Gathering of Eagles, which honors
  • Travelers may donate airline miles

    Operation Hero Miles allows travelers to donate frequent-flier miles to help servicemembers on leave from Iraq reach their destinations. Servicemembers participating in the two-week "rest and recuperation" leave program are flown free to airports at Rhein-Main Air Base, Germany; Atlanta; Baltimore; and Dallas, but must pay for connecting flights
  • Brooks marks JFK's 40th anniversary visit

    Current and past members of the Brooks community gathered here Nov. 21 to mark the 40th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s historic “cap over the wall” speech. Kennedy’s 1963 keynote address dedicated the Aerospace Medical Center and validated America’s commitment to space exploration underscoring the Air Force’s contributions to putting a
  • Test pilot school wins international award

    The U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School here received the 2003 Richard G. Cross Award on Nov. 19 in Lihue, Hawaii.Presented by the International Test and Evaluation Association, the award recognized the contributions the school’s short courses made to the training and education of test and evaluation professionals."This is a true honor for the entire
  • Cope North trains airmen in Guam

    Air Force fighter aircraft mechanics and Japanese air self-defense force members are participating in exercise Cope North 04-1 here, to enhance the execution of air operations defending Japan. This year, more than 100 airmen from Kadena Air Base, Japan, have been sharing techniques and experiences with the Japanese. The exercise participants
  • 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


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