Air Force

June 15, 2012

Air Force News June 15, 2012

Mississippi

Don’t mess with an Air Force nurse. That may be what a purse-snatcher thought after 2nd Lt. Stacy Thomas and a friend thwarted an attempted theft May 24 in the William Carey University campus parking lot. The lieutenant said she came to the woman’s aid because she believed anyone in a similar situation would do the same.

 

Estonia

The Michigan Air National Guard has landed in Estonia as part of Saber Strike 2012, a multinational exercise based in Estonia and Latvia. The Michigan ANG landed a KC-135 Stratotanker and an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft at Amari Air Base.

 

Afghanistan

The C-130 Hercules continues to play an integral role transporting troops and cargo throughout Afghanistan. In addition to hauling cargo and passengers to forward operating locations, the aircrews of the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing are often tasked to fly airdrops, delivering much-needed supplies to remotely located posts, or to fly aeromedical evacuations, transporting injured coalition members from field hospitals to the joint theater hospital at Bagram.

 

Japan

Eight Airmen from the 35th Fighter Wing recovered two external fuel tanks from the Draughon Range bombing facility June 1 which had been inadvertently released from a Misawa Air Base F-16 Fighting Falcon at 9:15 a.m. May 17 while on a training sortie.




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Airman leaves AF to pursue college B-ball career

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Airmen shave heads for pilot’s son battling cancer

Senior Airman David Owsianka Airmen from the 62nd Fighter Squadron recently shaved their heads to support a deceased officer’s son who is battling with cancer. Second Lt. Dave Mitchell, former 62nd FS pilot, lost his life dur...
 
 

Three steps to avoid ‘toxic leadership’

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Personal improvement, goal setting all part of leadership

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Instructor pilot selected as Olmsted scholar

Courtesy photo Capt. Daniel Wynn, 56th Operations Support Squadron operations flight commander, prepares to refuel in an F-16 Fighting Falcon during a combat mission over Afghanistan in August 2011. For many U.S. military membe...
 
 

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