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  • Group rescues man at sea

    A medical emergency at sea turned into a dramatic humanitarian mission for the 920th Rescue Group here Dec. 8. The emergency also provided the unit its first chance to use a new satellite-based tracking and communications system during a rescue.Crews from Air Force Reserve Command's 920th RQG was

  • Team heats things up while deployed

    They work around the clock, seven days a week, in subzero temperatures, with hundreds of people's lives in their hands. Members of the 376th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron heating, ventilation and air conditioning team at Ganci Air Base, Kyrgyzstan, will call this life for at least the next

  • Team delivers initial report on F/A-22 cost increases

    The team of technical and financial experts sent by the Air Force to investigate a potential cost overrun in the engineering, manufacturing and development phase of the F/A-22 Raptor program recently completed its initial report. The team estimated that the cost increase would be between $700

  • The gift's in the mail

    Tech. Sgt. Marivic Patton (left) and Staff Sgt. Marc Nickleberry distribute mail at the base post office here. During the holiday season, local postal officials expect to deliver nearly 4.2 million pounds of mail to base people. Patton and Nickleberry are both postal clerks with the base's 374th

  • Now showing: Dec. 9 edition of Air Force Television News

    The potential problem of recruiting members of the Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve because of lengthy mobilization and operations tempo is featured in the latest edition of Air Force Television News. Both Assistant Defense Secretary Thomas Hall and Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz

  • Missing airman found dead

    An airman, missing since Nov. 27, was found dead Dec. 8 near Trier, Germany.German police found the body of Master Sgt. Randall D. Callison near his vehicle on Autobahn 1 at around 2 p.m.Callison, from Walcott, Iowa, was assigned to U.S. Air Forces in Europe headquarters here and worked in the

  • A winter wonderland

    A row of KC-10A Extenders sits idle on a snow-covered flightline here. The base was hit by a winter storm that struck most of the eastern region of the United States on Dec. 5. (Photo by Kenn Mann)

  • Officials release Global Hawk accident report

    Air Force investigators have determined mechanical failure caused an Air Force RQ-4A Global Hawk aircraft to crash July 10 during a surveillance mission supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.The Global Hawk, an unmanned reconnaissance aircraft, was destroyed upon impact in an unpopulated area in the

  • Officials issue terrorist threat warning

    The U.S. State Department Dec. 5 warned Americans of a possible terrorist threat in Turkey."The U.S. government has received unconfirmed and fragmentary information that suggests unknown terrorists may be planning to conduct a terrorist incident in southeast Turkey against official U.S. government

  • Assignment system upgrades in progress

    The nearly 30,000 officers and enlisted members who access the online Assignment Management System each day are experiencing technology's classic "good news, bad news" story.An upgrade will improve access speed and allow AMS to support the total force development concept, but until it is complete,

  • Thrift Savings Plan open season ends Dec. 31

    Civilian and military employees still have time to sign up for or change Thrift Savings Plan accounts during the current open season."With the holiday season rapidly approaching, we want to remind everyone that open season dates have changed, and this year ends earlier than in past years." said

  • Alaskan squadron delivers Christmas

    The 517th Airlift Squadron here made its annual pilgrimage to a remote Alaskan village Dec. 3 with Christmas gifts and cheer.The 517th AS "Firebirds" have been making the trip to Arctic Village for more than 30 years.The tradition began in 1967 when the porcupine caribou herd - the villagers'

  • ACC conducts flight leadership focus day

    To focus on the importance of flight leadership, Air Combat Command aircraft will not be flying Dec. 6.With increases in operations tempo and aircraft mishaps, Gen. Hal M. Hornburg, ACC commander, directed a flight leadership focus day.Commanders across ACC will conduct mandatory training focusing

  • A-10 crash kills pilot

    Capt. Eric Palaro died Dec. 4 in a mid-air collision involving two A-10 Thunderbolt IIs about 100 miles northwest of Las Vegas over the Nevada Test and Training Range.Palaro, from the 81st Fighter Squadron at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, was participating in a training exercise.Maj. Scott Kneip,

  • Doctrine outreach improves airmen performance

    In an ongoing effort to increase awareness and understanding of doctrine, the Air Force Doctrine Center here has taken on a more missionary type of role. If feedback and firsthand reports from the field are an indication, it appears AFDC's efforts to share the doctrine "gospel" have had an

  • Students take giant steps using new technology

    Airman David Golas is a lot more confident working with the KC-10 Extender aircraft because he has observed, close up, the systems that make the aircraft work.With the education he received here at the 373rd Training Squadron's Detachment 1, he can trace electronic circuits, track fuel flow and

  • Acquisition chief discusses transformation

    Communication and creativity are key to transforming the defense acquisition process, the Air Force's top acquisition official said during a visit here Dec. 3. The status quo is unacceptable, said Dr. Marvin Sambur, assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition, because acquisition cycle

  • Next generation Web portal testing begins

    The next generation of the Air Force Portal will debut at Langley Air Force Base, Va., on Dec 6.Air Force people assigned to Air Combat Command headquarters and several other units at Langley will participate in the first command- and base-level test of the redesigned portal.Air Force Materiel

  • Air Force eliminates paperwork, saves money

    The Air Force is saving time and money by streamlining the paperwork involved in environmental cleanup efforts.The Air Force has eliminated a document called the land use control plan by including its contents in another document, the record of decision, said Maureen Koetz, the deputy assistant

  • What's up, doc?

    Capt. (Dr.) James Garman performs a checkup on an Afghan boy during a Medical Civil Assistance Program visit to the village of Deh Baha Ali on Dec. 3. American military doctors are providing free medical and dental care to some of the local villages in Afghanistan. Garman is currently deployed to