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  • 'Miracle baby' born at Wilford Hall

    Jessica Decker delivered a perfectly healthy girl at Wilford Hall Medical Center here Jan. 30. Although it does not sound like a miracle, to Jessica's doctors it was. None of the doctor's thought the baby would live long enough to be born.Jessica told her husband, Army Capt. Brent Decker, a helicopter pilot at Fort Polk, La., that she was
  • Two Scott heroes rescue strangers in need

    A house fire and an apparent heart attack while driving could have been fatal had it not been for the heroic acts of two Scott airmen.Tech. Sgt. Tim Schodorf of the 375 Maintenance Squadron and 1st Lt. J'Wana Fletcher of the 375th Medical Group helped rescue strangers recently.In the first rescue, Schodorf rushed into a burning, smoke-filled house
  • Servicemembers visit African orphanage

    A group of primarily female servicemembers from Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa recently spent some time with the youngsters of an all-female orphanage here.The troops, including a few former Girl Scouts, handed out candy which was donated by Girl Scouts from Lebanon, Conn., sang songs and even showed what the hokeypokey is really all
  • Blood drive breaks record -- again!

    First Lt. Scott Cassano of the 82nd Communications Squadron here donates blood Jan. 27 during a blood drive. The base collected 653 units, breaking the Texas state record set by Plano East High School, which collected 457 units recently. Sheppard had set the record previously before being unseated by the high school. (Photo by Lynn Bullard)
  • Flag Day in February

    Christa Wolfe, wife of 1st Lt. Marc Wolfe from the 741st Missile Squadron here, hangs a two-star service flag on her door. Christa's service flag honors her husband and her father, Lt. Col. Dennis McCarty, a chaplain at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. Service flags are hung during any period of war or hostilities in which the U.S. armed forces
  • Ladies' night over Afghanistan

    In one of her songs, country singer Shania Twain croons about all the things women do these days -- they are judges, politicians, doctors and soldiers, to name a few.Not mentioned in the song, but occurring more frequently as the global war on terrorism continues, is something else: female fliers in combat missions over Afghanistan.Early on Jan.
  • Two Robins units receive deployment orders

    The 5th Combat Communications Group and 116th Air Control Wing here received orders to deploy to the U.S. Central Command theater of operations.The orders are a part of a larger action by the United States to reposition some of its military forces to support the global war on terrorism and to prepare for future contingencies."We're fired up," said
  • Air National Guard supports shuttle efforts

    Air National Guard airmen joined the grim and painstaking search for debris from Space Shuttle Columbia soon after it disintegrated over Texas.Two F-15 Eagles from the Louisiana Air Guard's 159th Fighter Wing began an aerial search for wreckage over the vast region of eastern Texas and southwestern Louisiana about a half hour after countless bits
  • Office responds to Columbia disaster

    Within seconds of NASA's announcement that it had lost contact with Space Shuttle Columbia on Feb. 1, the Department of Defense's manned space flight support office here initiated its catastrophic incident checklists.The DDMS mission is to coordinate NASA requests for Defense Department-unique capabilities supporting the manned space flight
  • February issue of Airman available

    Take a look at Air Force risk takers through the years, learn the inside scoop on preparing for a deployment, and read about how combat controllers are prepared for war through advanced skills training. These features and more highlight the February issue of Airman magazine, now available in print and online.America's early airmen made the jump
  • Airmen test medical decontamination shelter

    A 19-person team comprised of several Air Force specialties from the 51st Medical Group here are doing their part to improve chemical and biological defense capability within the Air Force and Department of Defense.The team operated a small shelter patient decontamination system, also known as a medical decontamination shelter, as part of the final
  • Captain nearly loses identity

    The mysterious $644 debit could easily have gone unnoticed last November. The identity thieves preferred it that way. But, Capt. Greg Wood, 90th Space Wing executive officer, noticed the out-of-place debit and quickly investigated its appearance."I asked my wife if she got me something extra special," said Wood. "When she said 'No,' I knew that
  • First sergeant changes benefit entire AF

    Air Force officials are touting recent changes made to first sergeant assignments and hope that more senior noncommissioned officers take advantage of what some are calling "the best job I've ever had in the Air Force."The Air Force converted the career field into a special-duty assignment in October, according to Senior Master Sgt. Chris Anthony,
  • Eglin engineers test bombs with brains

    Determining if warheads can penetrate underground targets and detonate after counting floor levels or measuring depth was the focus of recent sled testing on a Hard Target Smart Fuze here.HTSF engineering team members placed the fuze in an inert warhead on a 2,000-foot test track and sent it through walls at a speeds of 1,300-feet per second, said
  • Four defenders work like dogs

    Working like a dog. This simile relates to someone who works tirelessly throughout a busy day. For four exclusive members at the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing, "working like a dog" is more than a simile. It is their daily life.Arkie, Tasja, Athos and Dutchy are part of the military working dog team at a forward-deployed location. These fabulous
  • Secretary, chief send Columbia message

    The following is a joint message from Secretary of the Air Force Dr. James G. Roche and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. John P. Jumper:"On Saturday, 1 February 2003, our nation and the world lost seven courageous, talented individuals when the Space Shuttle Columbia Orbiter (STS-107) experienced catastrophic failure 15 minutes prior to landing at
  • U.S. forces return to Philippines

    Nearly 400 U.S. soldiers and airmen of Special Operations Command-Pacific have assembled here for a monthlong joint combined exchange training program. Called "Balance Piston 03-05," the exercise is geared toward improving the interoperability of the two nations' armed forces and enhancing tactical and operational proficiency, said officials. The
  • Runway's end home for 'Warthog' launchers

    The end of the runway is one of the worst places to work at windswept Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, which is located at the foot of the Hindu Kush mountains.It is cold and wind gusts kick up clouds of choking dust, said Staff Sgt. Chris Bolt. But the weapons loader spends 12 hours a day, seven days a week out there, helping launch A-10 Thunderbolt
  • Aviation pioneer says 'know your stuff'

    Retired Lt. Gen. William E. Brown Jr., guest speaker here for the base's Black History Month kick-off luncheon, advised airmen to "Know your stuff." The general said it was an important element that led him -- as a black American -- to a very successful career. That career began in 1951, spanned the Korean and Vietnam Wars and ended in 1985 when
  • Two airmen among seven lost in shuttle disaster

    Two Air Force officers were among the seven astronauts lost when the Space Shuttle Columbia apparently broke apart at 9 a.m. EST Feb.1 in the area over north central Texas. Col. Rick Husband was the mission commander and Lt. Col. Michael Anderson was the payload commander.The shuttle was preparing to land at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida
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