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  • 'Good Morning America' spotlights Incirlik

    Incirlik and its people will share the spotlight with Diane Sawyer and Charles Gibson on Feb. 3 during a special broadcast of "Good Morning America."The show, scheduled to be broadcast live from Istanbul, will focus on Turkey's role in current events as well as Incirlik's specific role as the hub of Operation Northern Watch."We're doing a
  • Helping a hand

    Staff Sgt. Raymond Escorido (left), Lt. Col. (Dr). John Baldauf and Capt. (Dr.) Jim Lau prepare for surgery on the hand of a patient at a forward-deployed location supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Escorido is an operating room scrub technician, Baldauf is an orthopedic surgeon, and Lau is a general surgeon. The three are assigned to the
  • Postal service unveiling stamp at museum

    U.S. Postal Service officials announced Jan. 24 that the U.S. Air Force Museum here will be the venue for a ceremonial first-day issue of the 100th Anniversary of Powered Flight Commemorative Stamp.Dayton Postmaster David Ashworth revealed the museum as the location for a May 22 unveiling ceremony as he stood in front of the museum's De Havilland
  • Medical team saves baby during mission

    Members of a U. S. military medical team in Honduras performing eye surgeries and exams found themselves taking on another role Jan. 19 when they saved the life of a newborn.The San Antonio-based team, composed of people from Lackland Air Force Base's Wilford Hall Medical Center and Fort Sam Houston's Brooke Army Medical Center, was participating
  • One of a kind work

    Staff Sgt. Harold DeYoung levels one of four bolts that will anchor the legs of a glide slope antenna tower here. DeYoung is with the 738th Engineering Installation Squadron from Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., and part of a team installing an instrument landing system at Altus. The squadron is the only unit of its kind in the Air Force. (Photo
  • Foam dome

    A new fire suppression system is tested in the main hangar belonging to the 174th Fighter Wing here. The wing, part of the New York Air National Guard, flies F-16 Fighting Falcons. (Photo by Senior Airman Michael Dickson)
  • 'Emergency data cards' move to Web

    More than a week before its planned launch, the new Web-based 'emergency data card' helped more than 1,000 airmen in Alaska mobilize for a real world deployment.Scheduled to kick off Jan. 27, the program began early to help airmen deploy from Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Air Force Personnel Center officials here said. Within the first week,
  • 'Bob' marks mission milestone

    A C-130 Hercules assigned to the 778th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron marked a milestone Jan. 26 when it reached 30,000 flying hours while performing a combat mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.The aircraft, from Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., and now serving at a forward-deployed location, achieved this feat during touchdown on an
  • Hercules has arrived

    More C-130 Hercules cargo aircraft and airmen arrived at Ganci Air Base, Kyrgyzstan, recently to provide further support for the war on terrorism. The additional aircraft will enhance the 376th Air Expeditionary Wing's ability to conduct airlift missions supporting ground forces in Afghanistan. Hercules aircraft can take off and land on austere
  • Score!

    Tech. Sgt. Gary Walden raises his arms in celebration of a score during Super Bowl XXXVII as co-workers Tech. Sgts. Van Hess (middle) and Roy Mumey stew over the play. Airmen at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, had to rise at 3:50 a.m. to catch the live event in a recreation center at Air Force Village. All three sergeants are A-10 Thunderbolt II
  • Bagram duty has its hazards

    Talk of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' win in the Super Bowl stopped abruptly Jan. 27 when a work crew uncovered an unexploded bomb at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan.A team working in an area behind the base's control tower unearthed an unexploded Russian-made anti-personnel bomblet. The Air Force compound at this Army base was evacuated.While most of
  • Pilot survives U-2 crash, recovery continues

    An Air Force U-2 Dragon Lady pilot ejected safely before his aircraft crashed Jan. 26 near Hwa Song city, south of Seoul.The pilot was taken to the base hospital here where his was listed in stable condition. He is being treated for a back injury and is expected to recover fully. The pilot is assigned to the 5th Reconnaissance Squadron here.Four
  • Military, civilian W-2s available on myPay

    American military members and Department of Defense civilians can now view, save and print their W-2 wage and tax statements from myPay at https://mypay.dfas.mil.Military retirees and annuitants can view, save and print their tax form 1099s as well.The myPay service provides a secure way for servicemembers, defense civilians, military retirees and
  • A patient with patience

    An Afghan boy from the Aroki Province of Kapisa in Afghanistan waits to be seen by U.S. military medics Jan. 21. Airmen from the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing, along with soldiers from the 48th Combat Support Hospital and the 924th Korean Medical hospital, visited the province to offer health care to local residents. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Cherie A.
  • C-5 painter explores possibilities of special art

    If a picture is worth a thousand words, then Mike Boutwell, a painter for the C-5 corrosion control facility here, is speaking volumes.Boutwell, who said he has been doodling ever since he can remember, has received rave reviews on his latest work, a mural of the C-5 Galaxy.Spending his days in the paint shop preparing and painting actual C-5s,
  • Fuel specialists keep Air Force flying high

    There is an old saying that "the Army runs on its stomach." Well, the Air Force runs on fuel, jet fuel, and lots of it.The Air Force's petroleum office makes sure the Air Force has fuel whenever and wherever it needs it, according to Col. David King, commander of Detachment 3 of the Air Force's petroleum office, in Fort Belvoir, Va.The airmen who
  • Rhein-Main maintains air bridge to Afghanistan

    Airman 1st Class Nate Hill had one thing in mind: getting his C-17 Globemaster III cargo plane airborne so it could get on with its mission.That is "Job 1" at this once-again busy airlift base outside Frankfurt, and if to do that means standing in a steady, cold drizzle most of the day, so be it, he said.Because Hill knew inside the aircraft were
  • Force modules give commanders 'playbook'

    The Air Force is developing a "playbook" that will allow combatant commanders to better manage their air assets, particularly in the area of opening and establishing forward bases.According to Maj. Gen. Timothy A. Peppe, special assistant for air and space expeditionary forces at the Pentagon, the key to that playbook is matching the appropriate
  • Artists document Air Force history with art

    First-time visitors to the Pentagon might expect to see star-studded generals and high-tech "war rooms." What they might not expect is that the walls of this 60-year-old building not only frame its famous catacomb hallways, but also double as an art gallery.The Air Force Art Program is responsible for acquiring and managing this dizzying array of
  • B-52 sees biggest improvement in 15 years

    After three years of planning, Air Force flight test experts here introduced a new offensive avionics system for the B-52 Stratofortress.Flight testing of the B-52 Avionics Midlife Improvement, known as AMI, began in mid-December and is scheduled to continue through March 2004, with 80 sorties averaging eight hours long and several global missions


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