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  • B-52 dons new upgrade

    Aircrews flying the Air Force's oldest aircraft can now better verify targets and pick them themselves thanks to experts integrating a targeting pod on the B-52 Stratofortress.Maj. Keith Colmer, one of the original operational test pilots here for the Litening II targeting pod that was developed for fighters in the 1990s, recently traveled to
  • Airman pulls man from burning building

    When fire roared through an off-base house here, the actions of a 1st Special Operations Squadron pilot saved a 94-year-old man's life.Capt. Tom Geiser was on a cordless phone late April 2 outside his house about three kilometers from Kadena Air Base."I saw smoke rising from a house about 50 yards away," he said. "But I figured someone was burning
  • Cops on the beat

    Tech. Sgt. Frank Brown takes a break from the heat while performing perimeter security April 4. Brown is a security forces craftsman with the 363rd Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron at a forward-deployed location. He is deployed from the 12th Security Forces Squadron at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt.
  • IRS provides combat zone tax assistance

    Servicemembers serving in a combat zone can learn about the tax benefits available to them by logging onto a new section of the Internal Revenue Service's Web site.The information is available on the front page of www.irs.gov by clicking on "Armed Forces Tax Benefits."The new Web section provides questions and answers on exclusions, extensions and
  • A-10 crashes in Baghdad

    An A-10 Thunderbolt II pilot ejected safely before the aircraft crashed in Baghdad, Iraq, on April 8. The pilot was rescued by coalition ground forces, according to a U.S. Central Command official.During a press briefing from Qatar, Army Brig. Gen. Vincent Brooks said, "The aircraft is believed to (have been) shot down by a surface-to-air
  • Lancer hits regime leadership target

    An Air Force B-1B Lancer struck a building in a residential area in Baghdad, Iraq, on April 7 where a high-level Iraqi leadership meeting was believed to be ongoing.Officials at U.S. Central Command confirmed the attack during the daily press briefing at their forward headquarters in Qatar on April 8. Army Brig. Gen. Vincent Brooks, CENTCOM deputy
  • Officials name manpower, organization winners

    Officials from the Air Force's directorate of manpower and organization have named the winners of the 2002 Air Force Manpower and Organization Awards. They are:Field Grade Officer of the Year -- Maj. Troy L. Hawk, 18th Wing, Kadena Air Base, Japan.Company Grade Officer of the Year -- Capt. Christopher M. Hart, Air Mobility Command headquarters,
  • Park it

    A crew chief from the 392nd Air Expeditionary Wing marshals an A-10 Thunderbolt II to its parking spot April 3. The 392nd AEW is at a forward-deployed location in southern Iraq supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shane A. Cuomo)
  • 3 armed forces vacation spots closing

    The war in Iraq, increased force protection and a declining dollar value overseas has forced Army officials to close three of its armed forces recreation centers in Europe a year earlier than planned.The Von Steuben Hotel in Garmisch will close April 15, while the Chiemsee Lake and Park hotels will remain open through Sept. 1 and close permanently
  • B-1 crew describes taking out 'The Big One'

    An Air Force B-1 Lancer crew rode an "adrenaline rush" as they prepared to strike a recently discovered target of opportunity believed to be the site of a high-level Iraqi leadership meeting April 7."There wasn't a lot of time for reflection," Lt. Col. Fred Swan told Pentagon reporters via telephone from his deployed location. Swan is a B-1 Lancer
  • Air Force announces transportation awards

    Air Force officials recently announced the winners of the 2002 U.S. Air Force Transportation Awards.Unit winners include:-- Vehicle maintenance unit: 52nd Logistics Readiness Squadron, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany.-- Vehicle operations unit: 86th LRS, Ramstein AB, Germany.-- Combat readiness unit: 18th LRS, Kadena AB, Japan.-- Traffic
  • Air Force announces logistics plans awards

    Air Force officials recently announced the winners of the 2002 U.S. Air Force Logistics Plans Awards.Award winners include:-- Command senior manager: Maj. Christopher D. Long, 609th Air Support Squadron, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C.-- Command manager: Capt. Gail Sledge, 8th Air Force, Barksdale AFB, La.-- Command enlisted manager: Master Sgt.
  • Scrubbing pads join cluster bombs in crucial fight

    To the arsenal of Air Force cluster bombs, joint direct-attack munitions and Maverick missiles, add scrubbing pads, towels and pressure washers.Without them, B-52 Stratofortress maintainers could not keep the forward-deployed location's hulking, aged aircraft clean and flying coalition bombing campaigns in Iraq.The group placed bomber No. 0060,
  • Congress interested in reserve issues

    Congress has increased its focus on helping the reserve components since more than 200,000 members of the National Guard and Reserve have been mobilized for the war on terrorism.With newly introduced bills to enhance reservists' benefits, along with the existing House Guard and Reserve Caucus plus the newly formed Senate Reserve Caucus, reserve
  • CENTAF command chief addresses issues

    As Air Force operations continue in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, the service's senior enlisted member in Southwest Asia says the exact future of operations has yet to be determined."The war isn't over," said Chief Master Sgt. Mack Williams, U.S. Central Command Air Forces command chief master sergeant, during a visit to the 444th Air
  • Reservist testifies about mobilization

    Television viewers who tuned into C-SPAN on April 3 may have seen an Air Force reservist from here testifying before a House Armed Services subcommittee.Master Sgt. Kevin Smith, logistics plans technician, joined six other National Guard and Reserve members to address the committee and answer questions about the price military reservists are paying
  • Thrift Savings Plan open season begins April 15

    Civilian and military employees can sign up for or change Thrift Savings Plan accounts during "open season" from April 15 to June 30."TSP is an easy, long-term retirement savings plan that everyone should consider," said Maj. Alessandra Stokstad, chief of the Air Force Personnel Center's contact center here. "Current account holders might be
  • Pit stop

    Staff Sgt. Randy Simmons and Senior Airmen Benjamin David, Steven Campos and Matthew Easton push a new B-52 Stratofortress tire toward its mount April 7 at a forward-deployed location. Two or three of the 500-pound tires get changed each day at this base. The process takes about 20 minutes for each tire. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jason
  • ONW fighters say final goodbye to Incirlik

    The last Operation Northern Watch mission flew March 17, but the end of the operation was not obvious until the last fighter aircraft roared out of here April 7.The last fighter planes, eight F-16CJ Fighting Falcons from the 55th Fighter Squadron at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., left for home and did their last traditional "wave" goodbye by tilting
  • Pilots work to eliminate collateral damage

    Pilots who specialize in close-air-support missions do "exhaustive work" to prevent hitting the wrong targets, an A-10 Thunderbolt II pilot told reporters April 7.Lt. Col. Mike Webb, operations officer with the 190th Fighter Squadron of the Idaho Air National Guard, explained the process of target selection to American radio and television
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