Air Force

July 25, 2014

Air Force News – July 25, 2014

Utah

The combined efforts of Hill Air Force Base’s Ogden Air Logistics Complex and several Defense Department organizations culminated in the initial delivery of three of 24 F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft to the government of Indonesia. The Ogden ALC refurbished this initial batch of F-16s, and is scheduled to deliver 21 more F-16s to the Indonesian government by 2015.

Alaska

The swift actions of a 477th Security Forces Squadron Airman during an ATV accident saved the limb and probably the life of a fellow Airman. An ATV fell on its side after the driver accelerated too quickly from a stopped position and the roll cage landed on Staff Sgt. Philip Strumsky’s arm just below the elbow. Airman 1st Class Makayla Conant’s instincts kicked into action as she stabilized Strumsky using Combat Casualty Care training.

England

Secretary of the Air Force Deborah James recently visited RAF Mildenhall Airmen as a part of an overall trip to U.S. Air Forces in Europe-United Kingdom. James made the trip to see firsthand the units at RAF Mildenhall, to learn their history, to meet with Airmen and to gain a more in-depth understanding of Mildenhall’s mission capabilities.

Japan

Two 18th Security Forces Squadron response force members were rescued by a team of first responders while on duty during Super Typhoon Neoguri, which recently struck the western coast of Okinawa. Neoguri, a Category 4 typhoon, was causing flooding in the guard shack the two SFS members were in. They were rescued within minutes of the shack filling with water.




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Airman 1st Class Cory Gossett

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Senior Airman Grace Lee

TAP changes to better prepare Airmen for civilian life

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