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  • Poor awareness causes F-16 crash

    Poor situational awareness was the likely cause of an F-16 Fighting Falcon crash in South Korea on Sept. 9, a U.S. Air Force investigation team determined.Capt. Kevin Dydyk, of the 35th Fighter Squadron at Kunsan Air Base, South Korea, sustained minor injuries when the aircraft he was flying crashed into the Yellow Sea about 56 miles southwest of
  • DOD resumes anthrax shots

    A federal judge ruled Jan. 7 that the Defense Department could again legally administer anthrax immunizations to servicemembers.Military commanders "should immediately resume the anthrax vaccination program," wrote Dr. David S.C. Chu, DOD personnel chief, in a department-wide memorandum. The department's anthrax vaccine immunization program had
  • Airman fulfills 'the American dream'

    She is of Bulgarian descent, her last name is Irish and she picked up English as her fifth language.Although Senior Airman Deliana Kelly, of the 376th Mission Support Group, has lived in the United States for less than five years, she feels she is the living, breathing embodiment of “the American dream.”The dream began in 1990 when her parents, who
  • Plant could get airmen in legal hot water

    A hallucinogenic plant, lawful to possess and use, is being reviewed as a controlled substance that could land airmen in legal hot water.The plant, Salvia divinorum is a perennial herb related to sage and a botanical cousin to an ornamental favored by gardeners, said Ven Sovo, of Tinker's Joint Drug Enforcement Team operating out of the Air Force
  • 2005 BRAC process begins

    Base commanders in the United States and its territories and possessions have been asked to gather data on their installations in preparation for the 2005 round of base realignments and closures, Defense Department officials said here Jan. 6. The fiscal 2002 National Defense Authorization Act authorized the DOD to pursue one BRAC round in 2005.
  • Voluntary NCO retraining begins

    The Air Force needs 1,100 noncommissioned officers in surplus career fields to voluntarily retrain into shortage career fields to balance the enlisted force in 2004.The voluntary phase of the fiscal 2004 NCO Retraining Program began Jan. 5 and ends Feb. 23. The program helps balance the enlisted force by moving staff, technical and master
  • Airmen airlift injured Afghan children

    Eighteen Afghans were emergency airlifted to an American medical facility after two improvised explosive devices detonated shortly after 8 a.m. in Kandahar on Jan. 6.More than 45 Afghans were killed or injured in the explosions.Coalition forces used U.S. Air Force HC-130 aircraft on alert from Karshi-Khanabad Air Base, Uzbekistan, to rapidly
  • Leaders do first official PT test

    The Air Force’s most senior leaders, both officer and enlisted, completed their fitness evaluations Jan. 7 at the Bolling Air Force Base Wellness Center. The group was among the first in the Air Force to have their physical fitness evaluated using the service’s new fitness standard. Under the standard, fitness evaluations now include body
  • AFRL computer guides Mars rovers

    Radiation-resistant computers Air Force Research Laboratory experts here developed helped steer one of NASA's Mars exploration rovers to a safe landing on the red planet Jan. 4.The AFRL's Rad6000 32-bit microprocessors, manufactured for the Air Force by BAE systems, controlled the spacecraft during its flight from Earth, said Creigh Gordon, an AFRL
  • New law protects servicemembers

    A new law replacing the Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act of 1940 provides servicemembers greater protections to handle personal financial and legal obligations, officials said.President Bush signed the Service Members' Civil Relief Act into law Dec. 19."The focus of the (new act) is the same as under the SSCRA: To provide protections to
  • SVS helps airmen stay fit, fed, entertained

    Adopting the slogan “Not without us,” airmen of the 506th Expeditionary Services Squadron routinely take on the daily challenge of keeping the people assigned here fed, fit and entertained. “You can’t sustain a long-term forward presence and world-class combat capability … without bringing services professionals to the fight,” said Maj. Bob
  • Rumsfeld outlines DOD priorities

    The war on terrorism will remain the Defense Department's top priority in the new year, as officials continue to focus on improving and modernizing its programs, systems and forces to make them more responsive to 21st century requirements.Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said the department already has made "remarkable progress" and will
  • Crew recounts enemy attack

    Teamwork, training and the durability of the C-17 Globemaster III are what got a McChord aircraft safely on the ground after it was attacked by hostile forces over Baghdad International Airport, Iraq, according to the aircrew.The five crewmembers recently recounted what happened during the 10-minutes from when their No. 2 engine exploded shortly
  • Balad medics aid villagers

    She could not walk or sit. The 5-year-old girl was the size of a child two years younger. In the United States she would have had surgery in infancy and would have likely grown and developed normally. That is in the United States. In Iraq, millions of Iraqis have gone without proper medical care most of their lives. American soldiers and airmen
  • More airmen may live off base

    A change in how the Air Force figures unaccompanied housing requirements will call for fewer dormitory rooms -- meaning more airmen could move off base in the future.Under the new policy, which took effect Jan. 1, the Air Force must provide dormitory housing for unaccompanied E-1s through E-3s and E-4s with less than three years of service.
  • Some tax statements now online

    Tax statements are now posted on myPay for Army, Navy and Air Force Reserve, Department of Defense and Department of Energy civilian employees, military annuitants and military retirees.The W-2 and 1099 statements are available for these groups to view and print, allowing them to submit their tax returns. Air Force active-duty members will have
  • Turbine blade causes F-16 crash

    Failure of a turbine blade caused an F-16C Fighting Falcon to crash in an unpopulated area near Rosepine, La., on Sept. 22, according to a report Air Force officials released Jan. 6.The pilot ejected in a sparsely wooded area about 12 nautical miles southwest of Fort Polk Army Airfield.The aircraft was part of a six-ship, unopposed surface-attack
  • Airmen escape minefield unharmed

    Two security forces airmen on patrol along the base perimeter here Jan. 5 were rescued two hours after becoming trapped in an unmarked minefield.Staff Sgt. Michael Klinkert and Airman 1st Class Christopher Coble were in a heavily armored Humvee at about 8 p.m., when six explosions rocked the vehicle, disabling it and blowing up the passenger-side
  • FDA issues ephedra alert

    Following an FDA alert, Air Force Medical Service officials are once again "strongly advising" airmen to contact their physicians or health-care providers before taking dietary supplements containing ma huang, ephedra or ephedra alkaloids.Food and Drug Administration officials have issued a consumer alert on the safety of dietary supplements
  • Kirkuk airmen provide relief supplies

    The words of a Kurdish refugee woman living in a tent on the outskirts of Kirkuk keep ringing in the ears of all who heard it. “This is no life for my children here,” the mother said, pointing to the dirt her young child walked through with no shoes. “This is no life in Iraq,” she cried out as chaplains and armed escorts from the Air Force and
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