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  • Civilian career brief now online

    Air Force civilians now have the ability to view their own career information online from any Internet-connected computer, according to Air Force Personnel Center officials here.The virtual Civilian Career Brief offers information that might help in career planning like current position data, pay and benefits, appraisals and education, officials
  • Airmen can carry over more leave

    Some active-duty airmen will be allowed to accumulate more than 60 days of annual leave after the fiscal year ends, according to Air Force Personnel Center officials here. The airmen must have been unable to take leave because they were supporting contingency operations.Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve airmen who performed full-time
  • Long-term care enrollment continues

    Initial enrollment for long-term-care insurance has ended, but, people can still apply for care, according to Air Force Personnel Center officials here. People eligible include Air Force active-duty, selected Reserve, appropriated-fund civilian employees, retirees and qualified family members.The insurance does not have an annual open season like
  • PSAB equipment gets 2nd chance

    As the 363rd Air Expeditionary Wing here draws down and inactivates this summer, there is a large amount of equipment that must be accounted for, organized and disposed of.That job falls to four airmen from the base’s 363rd Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron who oversee the defense reutilization and marketing office yard.Their mission is to
  • AF Marathon offers new race options

    Air Force Marathon officials will add two new options to this year’s Sept. 20 race. Besides the full-marathon and marathon-team races, this year’s event features a 13.1-mile half marathon and a 5km (3.1 mile) race. The half-marathon race will be on a loop-back course that will share the start and finish lines with the full marathon.
  • Museum welcomes pioneering technology

    Two aircraft technology demonstrators will become part of the U.S. Air Force Museum in a turnover ceremony July 16.The Bird of Prey and X-36 technology demonstrators will be officially transferred to the museum during the ceremony.Featuring a shape similar to its Klingon namesake from “Star Trek” fame, Boeing Company’s Bird of Prey served as a
  • SARS tests are negative so far

    The initial test results of the laboratory samples taken from the first 10 people here who may have been exposed to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome are negative for the virus, according to health professionals with the 7th Medical Group.Of the first samples that were sent to an Air Force lab and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for
  • AF sends tanker report to Congress

    Air Force officials July 14 took the next step in replacing its 43-year-old KC-135 Stratotanker fleet by sending Congress a report outlining the proposed lease of Boeing KC-767A tankers.Under the lease, 100 aircraft would be delivered five years sooner than under a traditional procurement plan, according to officials.“This aircraft will transform
  • Airman, friend help deliver baby

    An airman here watched his son come into the world in a way he and his wife never expected.Airman 1st Class Aaron Taylor, of the 27th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, and his wife, Jessica, welcomed Aidan recently with the help of their neighbor and a clear telephone connection. Jessica woke up at home about 2:45 a.m. with contractions.“We called
  • Shaw airmen help save local boy

    Three Air Force maintenance troops recently helped save a local boy from drowning at their apartment complex's pool."It was about 8:30 (on a) Sunday night," said Senior Airman James Winter, an electrical/environmental systems journeyman in the 20th Component Maintenance Squadron here. "We had just come back with some burgers and were eating them
  • AWACS techs get paperless link

    The E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System became the first weapon system to provide technicians with a paperless link between an aircraft parts manual and the base supply system.Technicians from the 552nd Equipment Maintenance Squadron here have been participating in a test program for a parts ordering tool that provides an electronic link
  • Positive outlook makes any job satisfying

    It is a subject that makes most people uncomfortable. Faces grimace, noses wrinkle and even the strongest of stomachs can easily weaken at its mere suggestion. But to Tech. Sgt. Randall Lovett, it is really nothing new. It is simply another day at the office.With meticulous organization and a keen eye for methodology, Lovett cleans and services
  • Former academy leader to retire

    The former superintendent of the U.S. Air Force Academy will retire from active-duty service effective Sept. 1.The announcement of Lt. Gen. John R. Dallager’s retirement came from Air Force officials at the Pentagon on July 10. It followed a decision by Secretary of the Air Force Dr. James G. Roche and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. John P. Jumper.
  • Officials report SARS symptoms

    Several airmen and non-military people who had potential contact with Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome victims have been isolated at home here. They exhibited mild to moderate respiratory illness symptoms, according to 7th Medical Group physicians here.The symptoms meet the medical criteria to be considered suspect for SARS. Those symptoms
  • Family recovering after fire

    A Tinker airman deployed to Iraq is home helping nurse his family to health after a fire recently destroyed their home.The 2-year-old daughter of Staff Sgt. Steven Mitchell, a power production chief with the 34th Combat Communications Squadron, was the most seriously injured. She had first- and second-degree burns on her arms, chest, stomach,
  • Employee jailed for bomb threat

    A base civilian employee was sentenced in federal court July 8 after pleading guilty to making a bomb threat on base.Yolanda Aparicio was sentenced to two years imprisonment in a federal facility and ordered to pay $786,860 in restitution.Besides imprisonment, the wage-grade employee in the C-5 Galaxy maintenance division was sentenced to three
  • Identity theft lands cop in confinement

    An airman was discharged from the Air Force, given 14 months confinement and reduced to airman basic after being convicted of several identity-fraud-related crimes during a recent general court-martial here.Senior Airman David A. Daniel, from the 377th Security Forces Squadron, was charged with larceny, forgery and intercepting mail from another
  • AF names 12 outstanding airmen

    Air Force officials announced the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2003 on July 10. The top airmen were chosen from a field of 46 members representing organizations at all levels of command throughout the Air Force.The winners are:-- Staff Sgt. Omar Ali Abed, from the 37th Security Forces Squadron at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. -- Master
  • Risk management can improve safety

    With the first half of the 101 Critical Days of Summer almost finished, 14 airmen were killed in private motor vehicle accidents. Eight of those killed were involved in motorcycle mishaps, including one during the Fourth of July weekend. Air Force leaders are emphasizing operational risk management to keep airmen safe.“There’s risk involved in
  • Now showing: July 7 edition of AFTV News

    The latest edition of Air Force Television News is the finale of a two-part presentation featuring a historic town hall meeting held at the Air Force Museum in Dayton, Ohio. The program features the secretary, chief of staff and chief master sergeant of the Air Force fielding questions from moderator Master Sgt. Chris Beckwith and an audience of
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