Air Force

July 13, 2012

Air Force News – July 13, 2012

South Dakota

Four Airmen died and two others were seriously injured when a Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System-equipped C-130 Hercules crashed July 1 while fighting a woodland fire in southwestern South Dakota.

 

Washington D.C.

Twenty-five U.S. service members took their citizenship oath July 4 before their commander-in-chief. They were among more than 4,000 Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines who became U.S. citizens during Independence Day ceremonies also held at U.S. military installations in Kandahar, Afghanistan; Seoul, South Korea; Las Vegas; Miami; Tegucigalpa, Honduras; and San Diego.

 

Afghanistan

Master Sgt. Nicholas Kollett developed and manages a base-wide program that provides free Operation Enduring Freedom camouflage pattern uniforms at Bagram Airfield. Kollett is the first sergeant for the 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron.

 

Kyrgyzstan

Members of the Transit Center at Manas, along with the Grozdenskiy mayor and school principal, took part in a ribbon cutting ceremony July 5 at the Grozdenskiy School. The ceremony marked the completion of a $3,000 renovation project that improved sanitation and kitchen facilities at the school.

 

Acting undersecretary of the Air Force appointed

President Barack Obama appointed Dr. Jamie Morin July 3 to serve as the acting undersecretary of the Air Force.

He will serve in this capacity effective immediately and until such time as a new undersecretary is nominated by the president and confirmed by the Senate.

Morin said he welcomed the new responsibilities.

“I appreciate the opportunity to make a difference for the Air Force and our nation while also digging more deeply into critical issues like space programs, energy efficiency, (Defense Department) management reform, and the Air Force budget,” he said. “It will be exciting to work even more closely with great professionals like Secretary Panetta, Deputy Secretary Carter, Secretary Donley, General Schwartz, General Breedlove and our outstanding Air Force leaders here on the Air Staff and around the globe.”

Morin has served as the assistant secretary of the Air Force for financial management and comptroller since 2009.

Marilyn Thomas, the principal deputy in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller, will perform Morin’s duties in SAF/FM while he is serving as undersecretary, except those duties that require action by a Senate-confirmed presidential appointee.

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