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  • National Security Forum introduces civic leaders to Air Force

    Jim Lawrance was just one of many guests attending this year’s National Security Forum who was favorably impressed by Air War College students, faculty and civilians.“I’ve been extremely impressed by the quality of the military personnel I’ve encountered here at Maxwell,” said Mr. Lawrance, a bank president from Marshalltown, Iowa. “They are very
  • Weapons, tactics course improves skills

    About 30 security forces Airmen from around Air Education and Training Command were here recently to improve their skills.Some of the skills the students learned at the AETC Combat Weapons and Tactics Course included tactical pistol skills, long-gun skills, low-light movements and missions, physical conflict resolution, and tactical rifle
  • June issue of Citizen Airman available

    The June issue of Citizen Airman, the official magazine of the Air Force Reserve, is now available in print and online at www.afrc.af.mil/HQ/citamn/. Extra Hands -- When a group of people is carrying a load and the weight increases, a few extra hands can help relieve some of the burden of the additional weight. Moving loads, in the form of cargo
  • Americans asked to remember heroes

    White House officials are asking Americans worldwide to pause for 60 seconds at 3 p.m. local time May 31 -- Memorial Day -- to honor America's fallen heroes and to recognize veterans and today's servicemembers, particularly those serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.This does not mean coming to a screeching halt if you are driving a car, said Carmella
  • Airman carries on female family tradition

    Throughout history, men in the same families have served side by side and generation after generation.Grandfathers, fathers and sons fought together in the Revolutionary War. Brothers clashed with brothers during the Civil War. It was not unusual to find brothers, uncles and in-laws serving together in World War I. For many men, then and today,
  • Deadline set to apply for developmental education

    Mission support officers considering basic developmental education programs in 2005 have until June 15 to apply.Available programs include:-- Air Force Institute of Technology.-- Education with industry.-- Space-lift education and crossover program.-- Space and missile acquisition exchange program.-- Acquisition and intelligence experience exchange
  • Man becomes Airman, dreams of flying

    His destiny hit him in a flash, as an 8-year-old child watching television in his family’s home.“I just got a push,” said Senior Airman Kamarudini Raimi, a 509th Munitions Squadron supply liaison. “It came while I was watching TV. I saw pilots with their headsets and suits and I thought it was cool. From that day, I started doing everything
  • Last Randolph T-38A simulator shut down

    After 26 years of training thousands of pilots, the last full-motion T-38A Talon simulators here was retired. The once state-of-the-art equipment is being replaced by virtual reality trainers designed to reproduce the cockpit of the new T-38C aircraft. Ron Hamada, now a training manager at the Air Education and Training Command’s directorate of
  • Medics help with war stress

    Their stories and experiences are harrowing: improvised explosive devices and small-arms fire attacks, comrades killed and injured in action and near-death experiences. It is the unfortunate reality of a combat environment that many U.S. servicemembers are confronted with daily throughout Iraq. Fortunately, there is an Air Force medical team
  • Airman sentenced to life in prison for murder

    An Airman from Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., was sentenced to life in a federal prison May 17 for murdering an Airman based here.Col. Mary Boone, chief circuit trial judge for the central circuit, convicted Staff Sgt. Jason Arindain, a fuels technician, of unpremeditated murder May 15. The sentencing phase began May 16 and ended May 17 with the
  • Investigation determines cause of T-1A accident

    Air Force officials completed their investigation of an accident where a T-1A Jayhawk ran off the runway Aug. 16 after landing at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The accident caused an estimated $2.5 million in structural damage to the aircraft.Accident investigation board officials determined the accident was caused by a combination of factors
  • VA reaches out to newest combat veterans

    The Department of Veterans Affairs is expanding its efforts to reach veterans of combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan to ensure they are aware of benefits they have earned.Anthony Principi, VA secretary, is sending a letter to more than 150,000 veterans of operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom who have recently separated from the
  • News anchor, base cook swap jobs

    A grill cook here saw what the view was like on the other side of the camera in the newsroom May 7 when she co-anchored the local news’ “Midday Edition” with host Rachel Wheat.Kimbra Lyons, a grill cook at the 360th Training Squadron's dining facility, earned her minute and a half on the air through the channel's Freaky Friday contest, in which Ms.
  • 88 Airmen face involuntary retraining

    Many Airmen have volunteered to change career fields or separate under the initial phase of the Air Force's fiscal 2004 noncommissioned officer retraining program. As part of the program's Phase II, Air Force officials have notified 88 Airmen selected as most vulnerable to retrain and asked them to submit their choices of shortage career fields
  • Official: AF nurses provide key support in OEF, OIF

    Air Force nurses have provided tremendous support in operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, treating more than 200,000 patients throughout Southwest Asia, Maj. Gen. Barbara C. Brannon told the Senate Appropriations Committee's subcommittee on defense April 28.General Brannon, the Air Force’s assistant surgeon general for both nursing
  • Gunter park named for Air Force hero

    The monument tells the story of an Airman who earned two Silver Stars, a Defense Superior Service Medal, a Legion of Merit, two Distinguished Flying Crosses and 18 Air Medals.A park here now bears his name.Retired Chief Master Sgt. Wayne Fisk, who was a pararescue Airman, was honored April 28 when a park here was renamed in his honor, and a
  • SECAF approves medal for tornado relief efforts

    Secretary of the Air Force Dr. James G. Roche has approved awarding the Humanitarian Service medal to Airmen who directly participated in tornado relief for the civilian community surrounding Columbus Air Force Base, Miss., in November 2002.To qualify for the award, a person must have been assigned or attached to a unit providing direct "hands-on"
  • Air Force begins Raptor operational tests

    Operational testing on the F/A-22 Raptor began April 29 when the first two-ship sortie was flown and tested by members of the F/A-22 Combined Test Force here.After the operational testing is complete, a report will provide senior leaders with the information needed to approve the Raptor for full-rate production. "Transitioning to the initial
  • Officials announce OTS selections

    Air Force officials here announced April 29 that 187 enlisted Airmen have been chosen to attend Officer Training School, and trade in their stripes for gold bars.Air Force Recruiting Service officials conducted OTS Selection Board 0404, which met here March 29 to April 2. The board considered 324 total applications, selecting 256 individuals for a
  • Airmen earn FAA certification through CCAF

    Two aircraft maintainers are the first to earn Federal Aviation Administration certification under a Community College of the Air Force program launched in 2002.Tech. Sgt. Jeffrey Gunson of the California Air National Guard and Tech. Sgt. Mark Faught from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, earned the certification. They are the first of more than 3,200
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