Air Force

January 31, 2014

Air Force News – January 31, 2014

Alaska

While recently deployed to Papua New Guinea for a Joint Prisoner of War, Missing in Action Accounting Command mission, Staff Sgt. Joseph Riemer, 354th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician, put his combat life-saver skills to work to save the life of an injured local.

Florida

Fire detailers from the U.S. Forest Service recently conducted a prescribed burn at the Silver Flag Exercise Site at Tyndall Air Force Base. The burns clear undergrowth and allow for healthier forest growth while lowering the possibility of wildfires.

Southwest Asia

While sheltering in a concrete bunker during an enemy mortar attack, members of the Air Force Central Command Band assisted in calming troops by taking requests for music. ‘Systems Go’ forward deploys from Al Udeid Air Base throughout the area of responsibility to support troop morale and international partnership building.

Japan

American and Japanese members of the 35th Fighter Wing Security Forces Squadron, Ground Security and Office of Special Investigation Detachment 623 were recently honored by Toshiyuli Adachi, Chief of Misawa Police Station in Misawa City for their contributions to the Misawa community. Base members work side-by-side with members of the Misawa Police to enforce safety regulations, traffic standards and assist with investigations.




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Airmen shave heads for pilot’s son battling cancer

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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

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News Briefs April 11, 2013

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