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  • SnoFest tickets go on sale Nov. 1

    Tickets go on sale Nov. 1 for the military's 13th annual snow sports weekend, SnoFest.The three-day festival features discounted lodging, lift tickets, food and entertainment Jan. 24 to 26 at Keystone Ski Resort, Colo."Colorado offers some of the best skiing in the world," said Col. Rick Rogers, SnoFest committee chairman. "Whether you want to ski
  • Bloody good job!

    Loretta Haynes of the American Red Cross prepares to draw a pint of blood from Airman Basic Ransom Holland, an aerospace propulsion student assigned to the 361st Training Squadron here. Holland joined with other airmen in his unit to collect 325 pints of blood, which broke the previous Texas record of 318, also held by the 361st TRS, for the
  • Warren airman earns $10K for idea

    A little bit of epoxy sealed Tech. Sgt. Toby Taylor's chances for $10,000.Taylor, training noncommissioned officer in charge of the 90th Maintenance Operations Squadron electrical-mechanical technician team, was recently presented with a $10,000 check from the Air Force Innovative Development through Employee Awareness program.The IDEA program
  • Nighthawks touring Europe

    An F-117A Nighthawk from Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., lands here Oct. 21. The F-117s are deployed to Europe for Operation Coronet Nighthawk, an exercise to familiarize pilots with air operations in the European theater, practice international flight rules, and allow U.S. Air Forces in Europe people to practice supporting the aircraft. (Photo by
  • Fire annihilates tent, trailer

    Airman 1st Class Darrel Tirpak, a firefighter from the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing, puts out the remains of a tent fire during a live demonstration held for wing people at a forward-deployed location in Southwest Asia. The tent, which is the same type people sleep in, was totally consumed in 3 minutes and 41 seconds. Tirpak is deployed from Luke
  • Coalition strikes back at Iraq

    Coalition aircraft struck at an Iraqi integrated air defense site in the northern no-fly zone Oct. 22, said Air Force Maj. Scott Covode, a spokesman for the combined task force.Both U.S. and British aircraft took part in the attack. While Covode would not specify the planes used, he did say the British primarily provide refuelers and
  • Segway transporters get trial run at Tinker

    Electric scooters resembling a modern-day chariot without the horses are helping people complete day-to-day tasks here as part of a test to determine if the scooters are viable to purchase.Environmental management experts began testing the Segway Human Transporter recently in several organizations. They leased 10 of the transporters for four
  • Coping

    Master Sgt. Kevin Beaty, from the 613th Contingency Response Squadron at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, explains the usefulness of an all-terrain vehicle to Indian security troops guarding an aircraft ramp. Nearly 150 Pacific Air Forces airmen are in Agra for Cope India, a bilateral airlift exercise with the Indian air force. (Photo by Master
  • Defender Challenge competition under way

    Ten security forces teams from U.S. Air Force major commands worldwide, the Department of Energy and the Royal Air Force Regiment gathered here to participate in the 20th annual Defender Challenge competition Oct. 21 to 24."This is a competition of our all-stars," said Brig. Gen. James Shamess, director of U.S. Air Force security forces. "The
  • Keeping cool key for surviving desert deployment

    It would seem to take a Herculean effort to turn a 32-foot by 12-foot by 20-foot tent that has been boiling outside in 90- to 130-degree temperatures into a veritable icebox. But superheroes from the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing -- appropriately dubbed "icemen" - do it every dayThe heating, ventilation, and air conditioning experts do not possess
  • Supply, fuels teams compete during 'Roadeo'

    Thirty-six teams from around the Air Force gathered here to compete in this year's supply and fuels readiness competition, also known as "Roadeo." When it was all over, the team from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, earned bragging rights by accumulating the most points in the three-day competition.The supply winner was the team from Eglin AFB, and
  • What a big tail you have

    Tech Sgt Russ Gardner, a maintainer with the 36th Airlift Squadron, Yokota Air Base, Japan, inspects the tail of a C-130 Hercules here. The first wave of airmen arrived here Oct. 17 for Cope India, an exercise designed for U.S. and Indian air forces to exchange information on several aspects of airlift operations. (Photo by Master Sgt. Michael
  • Falcons fall to Notre Dame, 21-14

    The Air Force Academy Falcons' hopes for a perfect season were dashed Oct. 19 by the Notre Dame defense and running game.Notre Dame held the Falcon rushing offense to just 104 yards on 38 carries, and defeated Air Force 21-14. "We knew coming in that Air Force is a heck of a football team," said Notre Dame head coach Tyrone Willingham. "And
  • A room with a view

    Staff Sgt. Ricky Nedrow, from the 455th Expeditionary Operations Group, looks out over Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan. Nedrow is one of more than 20 members of the 437th Aerial Port Squadron deployed from Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., to Bagram AB and supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Jason Smith)
  • Service demographics offer snapshot of force

    Air Force Personnel Center officials recently published a report on the active-duty and civilian populace.This statistical analysis offers a snapshot of the service's 364,041 active-duty and 139,182 civilian employees, providing a descriptive look at Air Force.The latest version is current as of Sept. 30. This demographics information is available
  • Turkey falcons

    Senior Airman Michael Solberg, an F-16 Fighting Falcon crew chief, waits to marshal his aircraft, flown by Capt. Kevin Menard, onto the taxiway at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, prior to an Operation Northern Watch sortie. Both airmen are deployed with the 78th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron. ONW airmen enforce the no-fly zone over northern Iraq.
  • 'myPay' provides online pay resources

    A program designed to help Air Force people manage their pay more easily went online Oct. 15.Formerly named the Employee/Member Self-Service program, myPay offers improved online services for active-duty, Guard and Reserve airmen, civilian employees, retirees and beneficiaries, said Bruce S. Lemkin, principal deputy assistant secretary of the Air
  • Transportation troop is caught 'knapping'

    People on deployment find many ways to pass the time. Some chip away at calendars marking the days left until they return home. For Staff Sgt. Barry Hester, a special purpose vehicle mechanic with the 384th Expeditionary Logistics Squadron, it is chipping away at stones.Hester, from the 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron at Luke Air Force Base,
  • By dawn's early light

    A crew chief with the 48th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron here stands by as a 494th Fighter Squadron aircrew completes preflight checks on a F-15E Strike Eagle. The 48th Fighter Wing is currently involved in a local tactical evaluation exercise that tests the wing's ability to operate and survive in real-world events. (Photo by Senior Airman James
  • Maintaining in Sardinia

    Staff Sgt. Ryan Alfke, a 31st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, changes out oil screen filters during post-flight inspections on an F-16 Fighting Falcon. The 31st Fighter Wing deployed here from Aviano Air Base, Italy, in mid-September while the Aviano fightline is repaired and a new lighting system installed. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Mitch
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