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  • New site compiles military-specific consumer complaints

    Officials from the Department of Defense and Federal Trade Commission have teamed up to provide DOD military and civilian employees an outlet for consumer complaints."Military personnel, DOD civilians and their families face unique challenges every day trying to deal with consumer-protection issues," said Charles Abell, assistant secretary of
  • 'Virtual Schoolhouse' becoming wave of future

    Using information technology to provide formal, long-term training is allowing military members and civilian employees to further their education with the click of a mouse while saving the Air Force money in the process.Air Force Institute of Technology's Virtual Schoolhouse provides people an opportunity to receive online training in various
  • Dog days of summer

    With his eyes on the action, Carlo, a military working dog, watches his handler, Staff Sgt. Carinae Samsel (right), check a "suspect" for any concealed weapons. Samsel is a military working dog handler with the 31st Security Forces Squadron here. The suspect in the training is Samsel's husband, Staff Sgt. Ron Samsel who also is a military working
  • $10.4 million upgrade increases test capability

    With a $10.4 million test facility upgrade here, Air Force officials hope to make Arnold Engineering Development Center a "one-stop" shopping center for aerodynamic and propulsion test customers by providing Mach 8 capability.The Mach 8 milestone, which equates to objects traveling about 6,000 mph, comes as workers install a new high-temperature
  • B-1B crash cause remains unknown

    Air Force investigators have determined the cause of the crash of a B-1B Lancer bomber into the Indian Ocean on Dec.12 remains unknown.An Air Combat Command Accident Investigation Board report stated that aircraft malfunctions affecting the reliability of the pilots' attitude information might have made it difficult for the pilots to maintain
  • A snap with a map

    Senior Airman Daniel Avila Jr., an Air Force intelligence applications journeyman, works on maps at the Combined Air Operations Center at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. Avila is assigned to the intelligence directorate supporting Operation Northern Watch that has been enforcing the no-fly zone over northern Iraq since 1991. (Photo by Tech. Sgt. Anna
  • Teamwork spans across miles of water

    While they may not ride the same shuttle to work or eat in the same dining facility, members of the 40th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron are very much a part of the deployed 40th Air Expeditionary Wing.The 40th EMXS is located at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, and provides contingency phase inspections on B-52 Stratofortress aircraft. This
  • Oklahoma Guardsmen join U.S. planes in South Africa

    Even with more than 60 nations represented on the flightline and in hangars at the South African Aerospace Defense Exhibition here, many here say the most recognizable tail art goes to the 185th Airlift Squadron from the Oklahoma Air National Guard's 137th Airlift Wing.The unit, based in Oklahoma City, has an American Indian with full headdress
  • A little help from a friend

    Airman Jimmy Garibaldi (right), from the 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron here, hoses down Staff Sgt. Matthew McQuaig to start the decontamination process during the 52nd Fighter Wing's operational readiness inspection Sept. 20. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy Cook)
  • Air Force, NASCAR teams compete in 'reverse pit stop'

    Elite teams of highly skilled professionals from NASCAR and the Air Force faced off on the flightline here Sept. 19 in a unique competition dubbed the "reverse pit stop." The purpose of the three-hour event was to demonstrate the many similarities and contrasts between the two organizations and to allow each team to experience something of the
  • Demobilized reservists receive time to out-process

    Air Force reservists who are not being extended into a second year or have not been identified for early demobilization should begin demobilizing at least 45 days before their call-up anniversary date, said officials.These days give reservists time to complete mandatory medical evaluations and out-process through the military personnel flight.
  • Falcons upset California 23-21, advance to 3-0

    Three touchdowns and 124 rushing yards by quarterback Chance Harridge led Air Force to a 23-21 upset over No. 23 California.The Falcons advance to 3-0 on the season, and have the nation's top-ranked rushing offense in Division I for the fourth consecutive week."What you saw today was a very great, great college football game. Two teams that never
  • Program helps prevent, deal with domestic violence

    The Department of Defense considers all forms of family violence as unacceptable and provides extensive resources that focus on prevention, intervention and treatment.The Air Force's Family Advocacy Program, charged with the prevention and treatment of family maltreatment, has the shared goal of enhancing the health and well-being of Air Force
  • Fifth Air Force Marathon a success

    More than 3,200 runners from 48 states and eight foreign countries ran in the fifth Air Force Marathon here Sept. 21.Wheelchair competitors began the 26.2-mile race at 7 a.m., followed by individual runners at 7:05 a.m., and relay teams at 7:30 a.m.Patrick Doak of Alpharetta, Ga., was the first male wheelchair competitor to cross the finish line,
  • Experts investigate 18-year-old crash site

    Experts here visited an 18-year-old crash site recently to make sure no human remains, unexploded munitions or environmental hazards remained.On May 2, national and state environmental specialists were performing wildlife checks when they came across what looked like a military crash site 5,000 feet up in the Delamar Mountains 70 miles north of
  • Engine failure causes Predator crash

    Air Force investigators have determined that engine failure caused an Air Force RQ-1B Predator aircraft to crash May 25 near Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait. The aircraft was conducting a mission in support of Operation Southern Watch.The Predator, which is an unmanned reconnaissance aircraft, sustained significant damage, primarily to the payload
  • Mass re-enlistment honors birthday

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. John P. Jumper recites the oath of enlistment at a mass re-enlistment ceremony honoring the service's 55th birthday Sept. 19. Participating in the ceremony were 55 airmen from the surrounding National Capitol Region. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Michael R. Holzworth)
  • Hell in a prison cell

    First Lt. John McCollum, project officer for Standard Systems Group's integrated maintenance data systems, reflects on the fate of prisoners of war during a 24-hour vigil in a mock prison cell. Officers here volunteered to spend an hour each in the bamboo cage in recognition of this year's Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Recognition Day on Sept.
  • Chief scientist advises senior leaders

    Dr. Alexander H. Levis describes his job as the Air Force's chief scientist as "the best in the world." He even has the scientific data to back it up.As chief scientist, Levis advises the Air Force secretary and chief of staff on scientific and technological issues, and works in coordination with the Air Force laboratories, their chief scientists,
  • Basic training opens chemical warfare facility

    Times are changing, and Air Force basic military training is evolving with them.The Air Force unveiled its latest addition to BMT on Sept. 16 at Lackland's Warrior Week encampment site: a nuclear, biological, chemical and conventional warfare training facility."The addition of this new facility will ensure the best possible training for our airmen
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