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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Rain

Lakefront property …

A staff sergeant watches as water continues to flood a parking lot Monday in front the 61st Aircraft Maintenance Unit on Luke Air Force Base. The base experienced a two-inch rainfall causing flooding and delays around Luke.
 
 
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Program ALIS initiated

No, it isn’t the Program Alice from the “Resident Evil” movies. It is the Autonomic Logistics Information Systems, also known as ALIS, which enables F-35 Lightning II operators to plan ahead to maintain and sustain its sy...
 
 

‘The butterfly effect’

Shortly after taking command, the Wild Duck Aircraft Maintenance Unit officer in charge requested I explain to his Airmen exactly what the pilots would be doing on training missions during an upcoming temporary duty. I was embarrassed that he had to ask. In this specific case, I had thoughtlessly kept these details from our closest...
 

 

Advise Airmen of rights before asking questions

Every day supervisors are faced with challenging scenarios and situations that require them to engage in efforts to help their Airmen. When this engagement is due to a negative act such as theft, damage to property or other possible legal violations, we must resist the instinct to question them directly. One scenario I am presented...
 
 
Senior Airman 
GRACE LEE

Thunderbolts save volts

Senior AirmanGRACE LEE A solar array panel stands on a dormitory roof Sept. 3 at Luke Air Force Base. There are currently four active solar arrays on base. The solar array shown will produce hot water to the dormitory. With res...
 
 

News Briefs September 12, 2014

GOV service station closure The Base Service Station (government-owned vehicle gas station) will close at midnight Sept. 28 and reopen at midnight Oct. 1. For more information, email Staff Sgt. Bradley Ahlemeyer at bradley.ahlemeyer@us.af.mil or call 623-856-7391. Quit tobacco for 31 days The Stoptober Challenge is to be smoke free for the month of October....
 




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