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  • Scholarship program kicks off Nov. 4

    The application period for the children of active-duty, retired, Guard and Reserve members to apply for $1,500 academic scholarships kicks off Nov. 4. The application window for the 2004 Scholarships for Military Children program extends through Feb. 18.In four years, the Defense Commissary Agency program has awarded nearly $2.5 million in
  • Air and Space Power Journal available online

    The Air and Space Power Journal is now available through electronic subscription free of charge.The professional journal of the Air Force publishes articles written by air and space power practitioners, said Col. Chris Cain, journal editor and chief of the professional journals division at Air University's College of Aerospace Doctrine, Research
  • Automatic continuation rules change

    Regular and Air Force Reserve captains on the active-duty list who are not selected for promotion to major two or more times should not count on automatic continuation said personnel officials.The new policy will affect captains meeting the Dec. 8 major promotion board.Only a limited number of people in specific career fields who are not selected
  • November issue of Airman available

    Take a look at aerial gunners from World War I to Operation Iraqi Freedom; read about the intelligence school at Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas; and learn about the honor and privilege of being an American Indian serving in war. These features and more highlight the November issue of Airman magazine, now available in print and online.The Big
  • Falcons fall in triple overtime

    A quarterback’s slip on the turf and a tight end’s first career pass led to the Air Force Academy’s third loss of the season, as the University of Utah edged the Falcons 45-43 in triple overtime Nov. 1.Entering the third overtime period, the Falcons held the ball first. Driving down to the 4-yard line, halfback Anthony Butler dove in for the
  • Weary travelers support troops at airport

    Nearly everyone has experienced it at one time or another: An airport bogged down by bad weather, delayed and cancelled flights, and cranky, overtired travelers wanting nothing more than to get to their destinations.That was exactly what Will Ross, an administrative judge for the Defense Department's Office of Hearings and Appeals in Los Angeles,
  • Fly Away teams provide remote security

    A C-130 Hercules crew landing at a classified location does not find many, if any, familiar faces when they step off their aircraft. Airfield officials seem polite and perhaps even friendly, but the ring of local security workers outside the airplane is more interested in the Hercules and its crew than scanning the nearby tree line for threats.
  • Drug charges preferred against three cadets

    Charges were preferred Oct. 31 against three cadets for drug use.Cadets 1st Class John-Paul Doolin, James Long and Shane Thomas were charged with various violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice.Doolin was charged with three counts of using Ecstasy, ketamine and mushrooms containing psilocybin and/or psilocyn. He was also charged with
  • Vandenberg firefighters battle blazes

    Thirty-eight firefighters here have battled blazes in Santa Barbara and Los Angeles counties since Oct. 27. Eight firefighters are still in Los Angeles working to contain the Simi and Piru fires. “It’s like a war zone down here,” said Greg Leptich, a fire engineer here who was on-scene at the Simi Valley fire. “I’ve been to a lot of fires but
  • Airman witnesses deadly attack

    A scheduling mistake that stranded an Air Force photographer overnight in the Al Rasheed Hotel lobby in Baghdad made him an eyewitness to the rocket attack that killed one soldier and injured 15 others Oct. 26.Airman 1st Class Brian Ferguson, from the 447th Expeditionary Communications Squadron, was dozing in the hotel’s lobby when the attack
  • Roche opens airlift, tanker convention

    Secretary of the Air Force Dr. James G. Roche opened this year’s Airlift/Tanker Association national convention here with one main purpose in mind.“I especially wanted to attend to say thank you to the air mobility team … for your contributions to our war on terrorism and for the vital mission you perform for our nation,” he said.More than 2,500
  • Turbine blade caused June F-16 crash

    Air Force officials determined a manufacturing defect of a turbine blade caused an F-16 Fighting Falcon to crash June 10 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.In the recently released accident-investigation report, the board determined the crash was caused by a manufacturing defect in Blade 1 of the 4th stage low-pressure turbine of the engine.The blade
  • Fire blamed for Altus C-17 mishap

    A fire on a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft at Altus Air Force Base, Okla., caused a flight to be aborted and the plane to be evacuated during a mishap June 25.An Air Force investigation team determined a fire in the vicinity of the No. 1 engine started when a hose burst, allowing hydraulic fluid to drip onto the hot casing of the engine. The
  • Puzzled airman shares craft

    What can be very addictive but can also inspire people’s creativity? At the same time, what can be really frustrating? What contains “colorful” clues, but are just black and white?Give up? They are crossword puzzles -- and thanks to an airman here, they will now be available through the Air Force News Agency in San Antonio for use by Air Force
  • Air Force details force development

    A newly formed council will oversee the Air Force’s initiative to develop people with the enduring skills and occupational competencies necessary to meet future air and space mission challenges.Force-development council officials will provide Air Force-level guidance for regulatory policies, program guidelines and Air Force-wide implementation,
  • Satellite captures northern lights

    The Defense Meteorological Satellite Program captured images of the northern lights Oct. 30, as they transcended their normal polar location. Geomagnetic storms caused the aurora borealis, or northern lights, to move toward the equator, giving people in the continental United States and Europe a spectacular nighttime sight, officials said.
  • Troops deliver child in Tallil tent city

    The cluster of tents in the corner of tent city here that make up the 332nd Expeditionary Medical Group was bustling with unusual activity recently. In facilities designed to support the needs of a deployed combat unit, 332nd Expeditionary Medical Support troops gathered together to deliver a healthy 7-pound baby girl to Moslem and Rafah Alrikabi
  • Climate survey hits halfway point

    Since its launch Oct. 1, more than 25 percent of Air Force people have taken advantage of the opportunity to speak to their leaders through the 2003 Air Force Climate Survey. The survey’s importance hinges on maximum participation, and the more people who participate, the better the results, officials said. The deadline is Nov. 23. More than 65
  • MyPay offers electronic W-2s

    Current myPay military users and Defense Finance and Accounting Service civilian employees with myPay access will now automatically receive an electronic W-2. The electronic method is now the primary means of delivery, officials said. Users may elect to receive a printed W-2 by mail by choosing the hard-copy option through myPay before Dec.
  • Four wings help fight wildfires

    Pilots flying eight Air Force C-130 Hercules cargo airplanes have dropped 129,600 gallons of retardant on the Simi Fire in Southern California during 48 sorties and 32 flying hours as of Oct. 29.The aircraft are equipped with the modular airborne firefighting system. The system is a self-contained, 3,000-gallon aerial fluid dispersal system that
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