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  • Not-so-common POW: Grandmother tells of imprisonment

    The many stories about American prisoners of war usually detail the experiences of servicemembers captured during combat overseas.The little-known tale of a teenage girl, now a grandmother in San Antonio, is also among the accounts deserving acknowledgement.Liz Lautzenhiser Irvine has scrapbooks full of original documents and mementos of her three
  • POW/MIA day provides time to reflect, thank

    “However long it takes, wherever it takes us, whatever the cost.”Those words reflect the pledge of the more than 600 people who work every day to locate and identify 88,000 American servicemembers still missing from World War II through today.They are also apt words to describe the theme of the annual observance of the National Prisoner of
  • Command chiefs address Airmen’s concerns

    The chief master sergeant of the Air Force joined command chief master sergeants from Air Force major commands at a forum during the Air Force Association’s 2004 Air and Space Conference and Technology Exposition here Sept. 13.“As I travel around the Air Force, I (stress) that one of the most important parts of our jobs as senior enlisted leaders
  • General to head DOD sexual assault task force

    Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness David S.C. Chu announced the selection of Brig. Gen. K.C. McClain Sept. 9 as the commander of the Joint Task Force for Sexual Assault Prevention and Response.The task force will support Dr. Chu in advising the secretary of defense on all policy and program development, budget and program
  • New training program for navigators, EWOs begins soon

    A new combat systems officer training program for Air Force navigators and electronic warfare officers begins here Sept. 30 with the 562nd and 563rd Flying Training Squadrons.The new program responds to Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. John P. Jumper’s request to redesign the current training to produce an aviator skilled in advanced navigation
  • Officials complete F-15 accident investigation

    Air Force officials completed their investigation of the F-15 Eagle crash that happened May 21 on the shoreline of St. George Island, Fla.The accident investigation board determined the accident was caused by a chain of events that led to the pilot’s unintentional ejection, which ultimately led to the crash.The pilot, Lt. Col. Patrick Marshall, was
  • Student pilots find new meaning to phrase 'taking the bus'

    What has a wing, four tires, steer horns, tan couch cushions and makes animal noises?The answer is a bus for students attending a specialized undergraduate pilot training class here.“(We) came up with the idea for the bus when we met the night before pilot training started,” said Capt. Andy Builta, the senior-ranking officer of the class. “We
  • Air Force ROTC detachment commanders' board meets Nov. 8

    The Air Force ROTC detachment commanders’ board, originally scheduled for Sept. 8, has been rescheduled to Nov. 8 at the Air Force Personnel Center here.The board will select Air Force ROTC detachment commanders for July 2005 reporting dates.Lieutenant colonels and colonels interested in applying must submit their nomination packages to Air
  • Airmen will receive AEF ID cards

    The Air Force chief of staff directed all major command officials to issue air and space expeditionary force identification cards before the beginning of Cycle 5 in September. Card usage ended during the height of operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom because six to eight AEFs were deployed at the same time, said Col. Vincent Wisniewski,
  • Sexual assault prevention, response report released

    The Air Force has released a study that assessed the service’s sexual assault prevention and response capabilities. The 96-page document titled, Report Concerning the Assessment of USAF Sexual Assault Prevention and Response, was released Aug. 30. In February 2004, the secretary of the Air Force and the Air Force chief of staff requested an
  • Air Force accepting physician assistant applications

    The Air Force is taking applications for Physician Assistant Phase I training classes beginning January, April and August 2006.Only active-duty enlisted Airmen are eligible for the program.The selection board is scheduled to convene here March 22. Completed applications must be sent by military personnel flight officials to HQ AFPC/DPAMW, 550 C
  • Road Warrior III reinforces continuous training

    Road Warrior III trained nearly 90 Airmen from air force bases in Wyoming, Montana and North Dakota in the strategy and tactics of defending the nation’s ICBM resources for three weeks here.The exercise involved more than 120 people from the National Nuclear Security Agency’s office of secure transportation and Air Force Space Command. The Aug. 9
  • Program launches help for returning combatants, families

    A team of experts in military medicine and health communication at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences here launched a new health education campaign Aug. 24 -- "Courage to Care."In particular, Courage to Care is aimed at helping combatants reintegrate back into their families after surviving the battlefields of Iraq and
  • Program aims to help military spouses interested in teaching

    Spouses to Teachers, the Defense Department's latest endeavor to help military spouses interested in teaching, is serving a similar purpose as the popular Troops to Teachers program, an official said.DOD officials established Troops to Teachers in 1994, and responsibility for the program was recently transferred to the U.S. Department of Education.
  • School lunch prices increase for first time since 1995

    The price of a "full-priced meal" served in the Army and Air Force Exchange Service overseas school meal program will increase by 10 cents for the 2004 to 2005 school year -- the first increase in nine years. This year's price adjustment is necessary to cover recent increases in food, labor and transportation costs, AAFES officials said. The free,
  • Academy engineering ranks sixth in the nation

    The Air Force Academy's engineering programs all rank among the top 10 in the nation, according to the U.S. News and World Report's annual America's Best Colleges 2005 rankings.The U.S. News and World Report rankings were released Aug. 20.The rankings are separated by which universities offer graduate education programs, and those which have only
  • Don't get caught in crook's 'phishing' net

    Fishing is an activity enjoyed by many people, but “phishing” is angling of another sort.“Phishing” is an Internet e-mail scam that tricks individuals into revealing personal information, including Social Security numbers, bank account numbers and passwords.Typically, the e-mails involve Web sites with familiar logos and companies, like Citibank or
  • Revised 'Tongue and Quill' now available online

    What started as a research paper here nearly 30 years ago has become the Air Force’s leading reference on writing and speaking.In 1975, then-Air Command and Staff College student Maj. Hank Staley submitted as his research paper the first version of what is now “The Tongue and Quill.”The latest revision of the handbook is now available online, said
  • AFA announces annual aerospace awards

    The following Airmen and organizations are winners of the 2004 Air Force Association Aerospace Awards. The awards will be presented at the AFA’s annual convention here Sept. 13 to 15.The Theodore Von Karman Award for the most outstanding contribution to national defense in the field of science and engineering relating to aerospace activity: Lt.
  • New leadership course for chiefs in final development

    Although the transition to chief master sergeant may not be seamless, a new course will aim at eliminating some of the obstacles newly promoted chiefs may encounter.The Chief Master Sergeant Leadership Course, developed at the Air Force Senior NCO Academy at nearby Gunter Annex, becomes the fourth level of professional military education for


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