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  • Titan II blasts its way into history

    As the final Titan II rocket streaked skyward from here Oct. 18, it left in its wake a 40-year history that included a transformation from intercontinental ballistic missile to space booster.The two-stage, liquid-propelled, silo-based Titan II was developed for the United States' budding ICBM program. The missiles served on the front lines of the
  • Airmen keep things moving in Manas

    A few hundred kilometers north of Afghanistan, in the small country of Kyrgyzstan, is Manas Air Base. Here, airmen are doing their part to ensure coalition servicemembers can maintain the fight on the frontlines of the war on terrorism.Airmen of the 376th Expeditionary Air Wing work 24-hour operations, seven days a week, maintaining the vital flow
  • Wargame offers insight into future

    An Air Force-sponsored wargame promises to be not only leaner than similar events in the past, but more dynamic and efficient as well.The 2004 Future Capabilities Game is scheduled for Jan. 11 to 16 at the Air Force Wargaming Institute at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. It will test four future Air Force capabilities, said Col. Allison Hickey, the
  • Airman sentenced for drugs

    An airman assigned to the 552nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron here will spend the next 16 months in a military prison, receive a bad conduct discharge, and forfeit all pay and allowances for illegal drug use and distribution.Airman Basic Raymond Reibel told a military judge Oct. 21 he smoked methamphetamine weekly between Sept. 29, 2002, and June
  • Aero clubs announce ‘Start Flying’ campaign

    Air Force Services Agency aero club officials are inviting people to take advantage of the ‘Start Flying’ campaign beginning Nov. 1 and ending April 30.The campaign is offered to active-duty and retired military, Department of Defense civilians and their family members who are interested in earning their private pilot’s certification.There are 23
  • Weather officials forecast solar flares

    Large groups of sunspots are being tracked by Air Force Weather Agency space weather technicians here who are forecasting moderate to extreme solar flares for a few days beginning Oct. 24. Technicians believe the solar flares could cause geomagnetic storms and have warned Department of Defense officials and the national intelligence community to
  • Flu shot shields servicemembers

    At this time of year, clinics and hospitals can be swamped with people "bitten" by a nasty bug known as the influenza virus.Getting the flu not only is an unpleasant experience, said Dr. David Tornberg, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for health affairs' clinical and program policy. It is also a potentially debilitating illness that can
  • Malmstrom remembers Cuban missile crisis

    Forty-one years ago, people here played a role in one of the most dangerous events of the Cold War. For 14 days during October 1962, the world held its breath as President John F. Kennedy and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev tried to reach a compromise and avoid nuclear war. In May 1962, Khrushchev, realizing the Soviet Union was desperately behind
  • AF skeet team earns world championship

    For the fourth time in five years, the Air Force’s skeet team proved they are the best in the military during the 2003 World Skeet Championship held here Oct. 10 to 18.The Air Force has not enjoyed this much success since the late 1980s, according to Tom Clayton, from Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., who is team captain.Six military teams and a
  • Air Force announces fiscal 2004 ACP program

    The Air Force is retaining the most popular Aviator Continuation Pay options under a fiscal 2004 program, with bonus options offered to eligible pilots, navigators and air battle managers.For eligible pilots, a five-year and a “to 20” years of aviation service option will be offered at $25,000 a year. Eligible navigators and air battle managers
  • Sergeant wins voting-slogan contest

    Staff Sgt. Stephanie Csornok is the first-place winner for the Federal Voting Assistance Program's 2003 voting slogan contest.Her slogan, “It's Your Future. VOTE For It!” beat out more than 2,000 entries for top honors. It will appear in the 2004-2005 Voting Assistance Guide, on motivational posters, in audiovisual materials and on the FVAP Web
  • Langley names first Raptor squadron

    The 27th Fighter Squadron will be the first of three squadrons here to transition to the F/A-22 Raptor. The Air Force’s newest fighter begins arriving in late 2004, said Col. Frank Gorenc, 1st Fighter Wing commander.“A major factor in this decision is heritage,” Gorenc said. “The (27th FS) is the Air Force’s oldest fighter squadron. (Besides
  • Airmen donate school to Afghans

    In a valley, children sat in groups of 20 outdoors to learn. They are minuscule compared to the majestic mountains that surround them. One teacher, wearing a mix of traditional Afghani clothes and a Salvation Army dress coat, used his bicycle to prop up a chalkboard to teach writing. Another leaned his board against a mud wall so he could
  • Robins C-141 maintenance era ends

    Thirty years of C-141 Starlifter programmed depot maintenance ended here Oct. 16 as the final aircraft left the Warner Robins Air Logistics Center. Starlifters are headed for retirement in 2006.Ending Starlifter depot-maintenance comes now because the work is scheduled on a five-year rotation, center experts said. Since the fleet is scheduled to
  • Air Force increases school slots for officers

    New ideas about force development are already fixing a longtime frustration of many officers who carried the official “school candidate” label -- that they could not get a slot for in-residence professional military education even with a three-year window to attend.This year the Air Force has told more than 750 majors they will be going to
  • Inaugural Eagle Flag concludes

    In 10 days, Air Force expeditionary combat-support people opened and established a new air base here during the Air Force's newest flag-level exercise, Eagle Flag. The inaugural exercise ended Oct. 22. Eagle Flag challenged airmen to open and establish a bare base for any mission or aircraft type, using the force-module concept. This exercise
  • Airmen give supplies to Iraqi school

    The children laughed and smiled as Master Sgt. Robert Frank distributed educational supplies at Al Ilaf school here.Frank smiled, too. But his trip to Iraq had a very serious intent -- help give the Iraqis a solid foundation on which to build their free and independent future.“One of these kids, either (of) the ones we help today or others down
  • Moseley discusses reconstitution

    Department of Defense leaders met with the House Armed Services Committee subcommittee on readiness Oct. 21 to discuss force reconstitution. Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. T. Michael Moseley told committee members that reconstitution is one of the Air Force's top concerns."Our No. 1 task is to continue the global war on terrorism while
  • Airmen move from tents to huts

    Airmen here are now in the process of transitioning from living in temper tents to wooden structures called B-huts.“These semi-permanent timber structures are replacing our tents which have exceeded their life expectancy in this harsh environment,” said Capt. Trey Sledge, 455th Expeditionary Support Squadron civil engineer flight commander. He is
  • Cadre makes Eagle Flag come alive

    Eagle Flag brings together expeditionary combat-support people, role players, observers and exercise controllers to create one of the most dynamic exercises in the Air Force, officials said. Eagle Flag, which ran for the first time Oct. 13 to 22, is the Air Force’s newest flag-level exercise. It is the creation of a cadre of professionals from the
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