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  • Special-duty recruiting teams combine forces

    Two Air Force recruiting teams have combined forces to make it easier for airmen to sign up for special-duty assignments, particularly as recruiters or military training instructors.The dual recruiter and MTI recruiting team provides servicemembers one briefing to learn about these and other training assignment opportunities. During base visits,
  • Rumsfeld thanks Reserve, Guard employers

    In an open letter to employers, Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld thanked them for their continued support of their National Guard and Reserve employees called to support the global war on terrorism.“(The ongoing war) would not have been possible without the strong backing of America's employers," Rumsfeld wrote in the letter, mailed Sept.
  • AMC reactivates 18th Air Force

    The first major change in the Air Force’s organizational structure in more than a decade occurred here Oct. 1. During a formal ceremony, Air Mobility Command officials reactivated 18th Air Force, to lead the command’s global airlift, air refueling and aeromedical evacuation operations.During the ceremony, AMC’s two numbered air forces -- 15th Air
  • Cadet receives nine-month sentence

    Cadet 1st Class Sterling Barnes pleaded guilty and was sentenced Oct.1 by general court-martial to nine months confinement, dismissal from the Air Force, and forfeiture of all pay and allowances.Barnes was charged Sept. 17 with violating the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Charges included: -- Violating Article 92, Failure to Obey a Lawful Order
  • Call-to-service enlistee swears in

    The first person to enlist under the National Call to Service program swore in Oct. 1 during a ceremony at the Military Entrance Processing Station in San Antonio. Brig. Gen. Edward A. Rice Jr., Air Force Recruiting Service commander, administered the oath of enlistment to Hector Barreto from Ingleside, Texas. Barreto is the first person to take
  • AF leaders testify on academy

    Secretary of the Air Force Dr. James G. Roche led a small contingent of officials to Capitol Hill on Sept. 30 for congressional testimony on allegations of sexual assault at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo.Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. John P. Jumper and General Counsel Mary L. Walker joined the secretary in a hearing of the Senate Committee on
  • Bone-marrow donation saves life

    A 388th Maintenance Group airman here got a special phone call recently -- from a woman whose life he helped save with a bone marrow donation.“When I was in school four years ago, they were having a bone marrow drive,” said Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Dorman. “I just thought, ‘what the heck,’ and gave them a little sample of blood. It caught me off guard
  • Changes limit quarterly IDTs for reservists

    Changes went into effect Oct. 1 limiting the number of inactive-duty-for-training periods a reservist may perform during a three-month quarter.The changes provide a training schedule policy for all Air Force Reserve Command airmen. They provide senior managers better management of training resources, according to Noah Gibson, chief of education,
  • AF Climate Survey kicks off

    People have the power to change the future when they complete the 2003 Air Force Climate Survey. It launched Oct. 1.“'Speak Today, Shape Tomorrow' is a great message for all of us,” said Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Gerald Murray. “I strongly encourage you to participate in this survey. I hope you support this effort, because with this
  • System integrates military pay, personnel

    A new Web-based system will integrate all of the services' military personnel and pay systems, Department of Defense officials announced Sept. 29.The Defense Integrated Military Human Resources System will provide "one-stop shopping" for servicemembers when it is fully implemented, officials said.The new system will be more accurate and make it
  • Holiday print greeting service begins Oct. 1

    The Army and Air Force Hometown News Service is offering its free print holiday greeting program to servicemembers worldwide. The program, now in its fourth year, will be open for submissions Oct. 1 through Nov. 25.An important change for this year’s program is open access to the program by individual servicemembers.The print greeting program is a
  • NCO gives wife priceless gift

    Flowers, chocolates and jewelry are gifts any woman would love from her husband. There is even the famous saying: "Diamonds are a girl’s best friend." Sometimes though, the most precious gifts are ones that cannot be bought -- like the one Staff Sgt. Anthony Lucas gave to his high-school sweetheart and now wife, Natasha Wellington-Lucas. Lucas
  • Vietnam War MIAs identified

    The remains of four servicemen missing in action from the Vietnam War have been identified and are being returned to their families for burial with full military honors, defense officials announced Sept. 29.Three are airmen, and one is a Coast Guardsman. They are Staff Sgt. Elmer L. Holden from Oklahoma City; Sgt. James D. Locker from Sidney,
  • Cop becomes crew chief for a day

    On a typical day at work, Airman 1st Class Andrew Cox is an entry controller with the 380th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron here, directing hundreds of cars through the entry control point. Recently, he spent his day directing a KC-135 Stratotanker into the air.The opportunity to launch a tanker came as a complete surprise to Cox. Senior
  • Elmendorf rescue team delivers baby at home

    Cheryl Trinklein was at home taking a bath, trying to relax. She also was 39 weeks, 6 days along in her pregnancy. Suddenly, things were not so relaxed. Apparently, the baby decided it was time to make his grand entrance into the world.“The contractions just kept getting stronger and stronger and then faster and faster -- and then all of the
  • Airmen bring air power to ‘most evil place’

    The sound of an incoming rocket is an everyday occurrence here. It is where being shot at before sunset is a typical expectation, and soldiers are always busy defending their ground from the enemy behind four mud walls. The Americans serving here are familiar with the loss of fallen comrades, and the area is often cited as the most evil place on
  • Falcons topple BYU 24-10, advance to 5-0

    One audible at the line of scrimmage yielded a touchdown, a 24-10 win and a No. 25 ranking for the Air Force Academy Falcons football team.The Falcons waged a defensive struggle against conference rival Brigham Young University on Sept. 27 in BYU’s LaVell Edwards Stadium here, a place where the Falcons had not won since 1982.“It’s been a long time
  • First Raptor arrives at Tyndall

    The first operational F/A-22 Raptor was delivered to the Air Force’s F/A-22 schoolhouse here Sept. 26. Tyndall, once known as “The Home of Air Superiority” became “The Home of Air Dominance,” with the arrival of its first F/A-22. The Raptor will eventually replace the F-15 Eagle and sets the foundation for the next generation of combat-fighter
  • Airmen nearly sweep DOD fire awards

    The Air Force nearly swept the Department of Defense Fire and Emergency Services awards program, winning five out of six award categories for the second year in a row. Air Force firefighters won the top awards for military firefighter, military fire officer, civilian fire officer and fire department of the year. An airman also won the heroism
  • Assignment listing available soon

    The Enlisted Quarterly Assignment Listing for airmen returning from overseas February to April will be available Oct. 14.Individuals need to work through their military personnel flight or their commander's support staff to update their preferences by Oct. 30, said officials at the Air Force Personnel Center here. Airmen will be notified of their
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