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  • Air Force leaders send Independence Day message

    The following is an Independence Day message from Secretary of the Air Force Dr. James G. Roche and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. John P. Jumper:“For 227 years, Americans have gathered on the Fourth of July to celebrate the virtues of freedom, democracy, and patriotism, and to commemorate the sacrifices of brave Americans.“From the Revolutionary
  • Events to highlight nation's support

    More than 4,000 military troops and Department of Defense civilians will take part in Independence Day events across the United States. The events are part of Operation Tribute to Freedom, the DOD initiative encouraging Americans to thank and support U.S. troops.The servicemembers and civilians will be supporting more than 2,000 parades, military
  • Ganci airmen rebuild children's playground

    About 40 children from the nearby Kyrgyzstan Tuberculosis Research Institute are smiling more broadly since airmen from here completed a playground.More than 68 airmen here put the finishing touches on the playground and dedicated it to the children June 30.The initial idea for the project started in May, according to 1st Lt. Adam McAlpine, the
  • Luke officials ground F-16s

    Officials here grounded F-16 Fighting Falcons with certain type of engine July 2 after investigators of a June 10 crash found a fleet-wide engine-related problem.The aircraft will be grounded until all aircraft with this type of engine have replacement parts installed, according to Col. Philip Breedlove, 56th Fighter Wing commander. The crash
  • Officials release Reserve, Guard promotions

    Air Reserve Personnel Center officials here announced the fiscal 2004 major and lieutenant colonel promotion selection board results July 1. The results were for Air National Guard line and nonline officers and Air Force Reserve judge advocate general officers and chaplains. The boards selected 427 officers for promotion.A selection board
  • Cadet referred for court-martial

    A general court-martial has been referred for Cadet 3rd Class Douglas L. Meester for violating the Uniformed Code of Military Justice, according to officials here. Charges were preferred against Meester on May 13, for rape, forcible sodomy, conduct unbecoming for providing alcohol to minors and indecent assault.Meester’s Article 32 hearing was
  • Officials: Tire failure caused crash

    Tire failure caused an Air Force T-38 Talon aircraft to veer off the runway and crash here March 19, according to an accident investigation board report released July 1.Catastrophic failure and disintegration of the right main tire caused the aircraft to crash into a barrier support stanchion killing the front-seat pilot, Maj. Peter Jahns. The
  • OSI finds more than ‘bad guys’

    They are commonly perceived as undercover agents in black hats and trench coats, but the agents of the Air Force Office of Special Investigations Detachment 410 here are capable of much more than investigating the “bad guys” on base. Special agents also maintain close liaisons with local authorities to ensure the protection of Air Force people and
  • Pilot referred to court-martial

    Lt. Gen. Bruce Carlson referred Maj. Harry Schmidt to court-martial for dereliction of duty June 30 after Schmidt refused to accept nonjudicial punishment June 25.The 8th Air Force commander referred Charge 1 of the original charges against Schmidt for a bombing incident which killed four Canadian soldiers and injured eight others near Kandahar,
  • Predator team prowls Iraq

    It hunts alone, flying quietly for more than 20 hours at a time, carefully scouring the Earth for the most minute evidence of ground activity and discretely relaying intelligence information to analysts half a world away. But on a moment's notice, the Predator unmanned aerial vehicle can transform itself from a forward aerial-observer to an
  • Nation will not forsake missing

    The quest to account for missing servicemen from the Vietnam, Korean and Cold Wars and World War II "is unwavering, untiring and will not fail." That is what Jerry D. Jennings said during the 34th annual National League of Families conclave here June 27. The war against terrorism, including Afghanistan and Iraq, will not diminish the nation's
  • EOD experts keep assessors safe

    Finding a bomb that accurately struck an Iraqi target but did not go “bang” is not a good thing, according to combined weapons effectiveness assessment team officials. They said unexploded ordnance is not good because it is a weapon that did not perform as intended. It is also a danger for both Iraqis in the area and for members of the assessment
  • ‘Red Horse’ rides in to Tallil

    Part of the 1st Expeditionary Red Horse Group stepped off a plane here June 26 on the very runway they came to repair. The 11-person heavy operational repair team will fix more than 40 surface chips in both base runways, according to officials.Onced repaired, the runways will be able to withstand larger aircraft that will eventually land
  • Upgrade halts service temporarily

    An upgrade to the Defense Civilian Personnel Data System will shut down its services July 18 to 31, according to Air Force Personnel Center officials here.The improvement, which affects the servicing of more than 130,000 Air Force civilian employees, will allow all Department of Defense civilians to transact much of their personnel business via the
  • cVIP speeds job-application process

    New and current civilian employees inprocessing or being assigned to new positions in the Air Force can now fill out many of the employment forms online, according to Air Force Personnel Center officials here.Applicants who have been contacted with a tentative job offer can use the Web-based Civilian Virtual Inprocessing Procedure to fill out forms
  • Team testing hazardous-waste detection

    Three organizations here are testing and demonstrating what could be the future of buried hazardous-waste detection, ultimately improving the Air Force's compliance with Department of Defense and Environmental Protection Agency regulations.Officials from the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center are working with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 769
  • Officials release T-38 accident report

    Air Force investigators have determined that pilot error caused a T-38A Talon to crash March 8 near Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.The pilot ejected from the aircraft and sustained minor injuries. The aircraft, assigned to the 7th Combat Training Squadron at Holloman AFB, N.M., was part of a two-ship cross-country navigation/instrument proficiency
  • Reservists help shark-attack victim

    Reservists from the 445th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron here aided a shark-attack victim at Johnston Atoll June 22.Lt. Col. Nancy Byrne, a flight nurse, along with Master Sgts. Jeffery Streit and Brian Marquardt, aeromedical technicians, received the call to provide support. They were performing a week of medical-evacuation duty at Hickam Air
  • Software streamlines travel process

    A new software program being tested by defense travel system officials will make arranging, paying and reimbursing official government travel a speedy, seamless and almost paperless process, according to officials.A software program, called the "Enhanced Jefferson," is transforming the way the Department of Defense does temporary-duty travel, said
  • Linguists speak for team

    Targeteers and engineers are obvious choices for a weapons-assessment team. However, often Arab linguists are the first to speak to the Iraqis about what happened, according to officials.Linguists have been integral as the Combined Weapons Effectiveness Assessment Team travels to different impact sites, leaders said. The team is assessing how
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