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  • Customs agents looking closely at military mail

    Nearly all of the military mail arriving from overseas is now being checked by U.S. Customs agents because of recent increases in contraband.The Air Force's chief of postal policy said all packages coming from overseas locations are subject to inspections by customs agents, but recent discoveries have necessitated a closer look."U.S. Customs in
  • USAFE gains two units under realignment plan

    A major command, U.S. Air Forces in Europe, is gaining two new units with the implementation of the Unified Command Plan on Oct. 1.The 65th Air Base Wing at Lajes Air Base, Azores, and the 85th Group at Naval Air Station Keflavik, Iceland, will transition from Air Combat Command to USAFE as part of the Department of Defense realignment of unified
  • Moving on out

    Loaded with bags and records, people from the 31st Fighter Wing here process through a mobility line in preparation for a deployment to Kuwait to support Operation Southern Watch (Photo by Master Sgt. Keith Reed)
  • AAFES employee deploys instead of her spouse

    Oddly, a temporary assignment half way around the world in Southwest Asia is bringing Cathy Talley, an Army and Air Force Exchange Service manager, closer to her husband stationed at Minot Air Force Base, N.D.She is one of the more than 70 AAFES employees who volunteer to spend six months abroad to serve servicemen and women at forward-deployed
  • Vigilance remains key to preventing terrorist activity

    Air Force members and their families are vital assets to law enforcement authorities who identify and assess potential threats in the area to help safeguard people and other resources."Vigilance at home is a phrase that's been used time and again since Sept. 11," said Special Agent Robert Hicks, special agent-in-charge of Air Force Office of
  • Our town

    The military base at Bagram, Afghanistan, is home to U.S. airmen, soldiers, sailors and Marines supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Bagram Air Base is about 25 miles north of the Afghan capital of Kabul. Residents have turned the former Soviet fighter base full of mined areas into a functional air base. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Derrick C. Goode)
  • Airmen may be able to carry over 'use or lose' leave

    Active-duty airmen who were unable to take annual leave this past year because they were supporting contingency operations will be allowed to accumulate more than the normal 60 days after the fiscal year ends.Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve members who performed full-time training or other full-time duty for more than 29 days are also
  • Happy birthday to us

    Airman 1st Class Conner Maher (left) and Col. Gregory Ihde cut cakes at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, in celebration of the Air Force's 55th birthday Sept. 18. Maher, 20, is deployed with the 822nd Expeditionary Security Forces Group from Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Traditionally, as the most junior airman at Bagram, he was selected to participate
  • Air Force participates in South Africa exercise

    Air Force people arrived here Sept. 17 to participate in the first bilateral exercise between the air forces of South Africa and the United States.More than 200 airmen from Royal Air Force Mildenhall and RAF Lakenheath in England, Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., and the Oklahoma Air National Guard are participating in the exercise Sept. 23 to
  • Air Force announces depot strategy

    Air Force officials recently announced their Depot Maintenance Strategy and Master Plan for the years 2004 to 2020, charting a new course for how the service's three air logistics centers will support America's warfighters.The strategy calls for increased investment in both the depot infrastructure and the organic depot workforce, increased
  • Squadron inactivating after 34 years

    Airman 1st Class Travis Reid checks an EC-130 Hercules for potential post-flight fuel and hydraulic leaks. Reid is a member of the 42nd Airborne Command and Control Squadron here which was born during the Vietnam War and is being inactivated Sept. 30. Air Force officials determined the unit's mission could be successfully accomplished with
  • Combat weather: More than just forecasting highs

    Monday, hot, 109. Tuesday, hot, 110. The rest of the week, extremely hot.Some people may think a deployment to a desert in Southwest Asia would be a weather forecaster's dream -- same forecast, different day. However, the 363rd Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron combat weather team does more than predict the hot versus really hot desert
  • Hangin' out

    Airman 1st Class David Perleberg, from the 363rd Expeditionary Communications Squadron, lowers an aging security camera down from the top of a 100-foot communications tower at a deployed location supporting Operation Southern Watch. A new camera was installed and will assist security forces in monitoring the base. (Courtesy photo)
  • Maintainers test new electronic technical orders

    Maintenance personnel here had a glimpse of the future recently when the Air Force tested a portable electronic technical orders system that will eventually replace the current paper system.Officials from the human effectiveness logistics research branch of the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, selected the B-1
  • Officials announce OTS selections

    The Air Force is giving 42 enlisted members the chance to trade in their stripes for gold bars after being chosen to attend Officer Training School at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.Officials from Air Force Recruiting Service headquarters conducted OTS Selection Board 0208, which met here Aug. 6 to 9. The board considered 584 total applications,
  • ID cards prepare airmen for deployment

    An airman's projected deployment information can fit inside his or her wallet thanks to the new air and space expeditionary force identification card available online.Officials at the AEF Center here recently introduced the cards as a way to help airmen understand the details of their deployments."The cards were designed because many airmen don't
  • Airman sets world bench press record

    Gene Bell recently set world and national records with a 514-pound bench press at the USA Powerlifting National Bench Press Championships in Bedford Heights, Ohio.The quarter-ton-plus lift gave Bell, a master sergeant assigned to the Air Force Services Agency, the Master's World Bench Press and USA National record in the 198-pound division."To be
  • Sergeant returns home after lengthy surgery ordeal

    Early assessments indicate he is the only person in medical history to survive the removal of a large brain-stem tumor and have few side effects afterward. The tumor was the size and density of a baseball.Tech. Sgt. Michael Newell, 47th Mission Support Squadron group training manager here, underwent two surgeries to remove the enormous mass. His
  • Academy reopens to public

    The U.S. Air Force Academy reopened its gates to the public Sept. 13.Visitors will be allowed to visit the academy from 6:30 a.m. until 8 p.m., but could be subject to routine photo identification card checks and random vehicle searches.Events, such as concerts and athletic events, will be open to the public, but attendees will be subject to metal
  • Maintenance backshop takes center stage

    It is a little known fact that if you connected the KC-135R Stratotanker's nearly 5,000 electrical wires end to end, the result would stretch to more than 14.5 miles in length.Combine those numbers with the amount of electronics on the aircraft, its generator, battery, pressurization equipment, liquid oxygen and nitrogen and gaseous oxygen and
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