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  • Alaskan civil engineers build super structure

    A team from the 611th Civil Engineer Squadron here deployed recently to the Indian Mountain Long Range Radar Station to construct a 2,500 square foot Super K-Span storage facility.Indian Mountain is one of 18 remote Alaskan radar sites and is located several hundred miles west and slightly north of Fairbanks.A group of 15 craftsmen worked 25 days
  • NASA develops new tool to improve accident investigations

    Scientists and engineers investigating accidents are working much more effectively and efficiently, thanks to a new software tool developed by NASA called the InvestigationOrganizer.Developed at NASA Ames Research Center here, InvestigationOrganizer is a Web-based tool that provides information storage, management, and analysis capabilities to
  • Hercules at sunset

    The sun slides behind the mountains at a forward operating location as a C-130 Hercules rests after a long day. This C-130 from Pope Air Force Base, N.C., is currently assigned to the 320th Air Expeditionary Wing. (Photo by Master Sgt. Thomas Meneguin)
  • Civilian health benefits program open season starting soon

    Air Force civilian employees will have the opportunity to review and update their health care plan during the Federal Employees Health Benefits program open season Nov. 11 to Dec. 9.Program changes could affect more than 7,000 employees since 11 health plan carriers are dropping out of the FEHB and many others are drastically changing their
  • Quarterly overseas assignment listing available

    The Enlisted Quarterly Assignment Listing for overseas assignments for the July to September 2003 cycle will be available Nov. 4.Individuals need to work through their military personnel flights to update their preferences by Nov. 21. Airmen will be notified of their selection by Dec. 9, said officials at the Air Force Personnel Center here.EQUAL
  • Hosing 'er down

    Senior Airman Ryan Fletcher, a crew chief with the 31st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, hoses down an F-16's main landing gear wheel wells as part of routine maintenance. His aircraft is currently flying sorties in support of Operation Northern Watch. (Photo byAirman 1st Class Isaac G. L. Freeman)
  • November issue of Airman available online

    Airmen fighting terrorism, a family of 11 living in base housing, and airmen supporting space shuttle launches highlight the November issue of Airman magazine, now available in print and online.In this month's issue:A strong Japan means a stable Pacific region for the United States, and the Air Force is working alongside Japan's self-defense force
  • Horsing around

    Tech. Sgt. John Gurnsey (left) and Staff Sgt. Scott Vandersloot check the diameter of a chute used to pour concrete. The sergeants are assigned to the 819th/219th Red Horse Squadron at a forward-deployed location where they are building a secure compartmental information facility. Red Horse squadrons are mobile heavy construction units. Gurnsey
  • Catching a ride

    A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter is loaded onto a C-17 Globemaster III here Oct. 31 by U.S. Army 236th Medical Company (Air Ambulance) soldiers from Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany. The soldiers are deploying to Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, in support of Operation Joint Guardian, a NATO peacekeeping mission. The C-17 and its crew are from
  • Falcons fall to CSU, 31-12

    Two drive-killing fumbles and a stingy Colorado State University defense handed the Air Force Academy its third loss of the football season Oct. 31.This is the third consecutive loss for the Falcons, who started the season with six consecutive and decisive wins before losing to Notre Dame, Wyoming and now Colorado State.CSU took control of the game
  • New dormitory standard means bigger rooms

    Air Force officials have developed a new dormitory standard designed to enhance the standard of living for residents of Air Force dormitories worldwide.Construction on the four-plus-one style of dormitory could begin as early as this year. This style has four airmen sharing a common living area, complete with a kitchen and living room, but having
  • Air Force selects newest chiefs

    The Air Force recently selected 561 senior master sergeants for promotion to the service's highest enlisted rank as part of the 02E9 promotion board.The Air Force will release the promotion list the first duty hour Nov. 6 (Nov. 7 for those units across the international date line.) The complete list of selectees will be posted to the Air Force
  • Training to live

    Chief Master Sgt. Danny Corprew, wearing a chemical warfare ensemble, prepares a bed for simulated casualties during an exercise here. The training ensures hospital workers can sustain, survive and perform their mission in a conventional, nuclear, biological and chemical combat environment. Corprew is superintendent of the base's 374th Medical
  • Predator reaches milestone

    The Air Force's RQ-1A Predator unmanned aerial vehicle achieved 50,000 flight hours during an operational sortie Oct. 26 at a forward-deployment location supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Production of the next generation of Predators, dubbed the Predator B (MQ-9), begins soon. Predator B will carry Hellfire missiles and features an improved
  • A 'boo-tiful' tent

    Senior Airman Hypatia Johnson (left) and Staff Sgt. Kristi Lawrence make their way through spider webbing to view the rest of a haunted "tent" at a forward-deployed location Halloween night. The tent mates from the 380th Expeditionary Communication Squadron decked their sleeping facility out in ghoulish finery to boost morale for base residents.
  • Beauty and the buff

    Senior Master Sgt. Mark Bernard polishes the C-135E Speckled Trout aircraft before it departs from here Oct. 25 on an executive airlift mission to the Pacific. The white-and-silver Speckled Trout is used primarily for avionics flight testing, but its secondary mission is transporting Air Force senior leaders as they conduct business around the
  • Air Force teams competing in firefighting championship

    About 56 Air Force firefighters from nine bases are here Oct. 29 to Nov. 2 for anything but a vacation. The firefighters are participating in the 11th annual Firefighter Combat Challenge world championship, billed as "the toughest two minutes in sports.""By the time they get to the finish line most will end up falling into the arms of the judges,
  • Toil the soil

    Master Sgt. Robert Nightingale separates sieves of soil for weighing to ensure the proper percentage of material in each sieve meets construction specifications at a forward-deployed location. Nightingale, deployed from Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont., is assigned to the 819/219th Expeditionary Red Horse Squadron. Red Horse squadrons are mobile
  • Weather flight keeps 'em flying

    There may be rain today and heat tomorrow, or snow today and dusty winds tomorrow. These are some of the conditions the nine-member Air Force weather flight must contend with at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan.Everyone needs to know what the weather is going to do, from the A-10 Thunderbolt II pilots who wonder if they will have enough visibility to
  • Officials release Predator accident report

    Air Force investigators have determined that human error caused an Air Force RQ-1 Predator aircraft crash May 17 near a forward-operating location supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.According to an Air Combat Command accident investigation report released Oct. 30, the incorrect assembly of the "right tail plane control servo" by the manufacturer
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