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Air Force leaders congratulate Army on 238 years

Posted June 21, 2013 by

WASHINGTON, D.C — Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Cody recognized the Army on its 238th birthday, June 14. Donley wrote a letter to the secretary of the Army stating: “Congratulations on the U.S. Army’s 238th…

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March Airman jumps at chance to save fledgling red-tailed hawk

Posted June 28, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Joe Davidson

U.S. Air Force courtesy photo Senior Airman Rachel Williams holds the fledgling red-tailed hawk she helped save after it fell from a nest atop a 75-foot fuel storage tank. The bird, which is common to this area, was turned over to Wildlife Advocacy Group called Project Wildlife. Since being saved the bird has been taken…

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Fighting to be fit: the Total Fitness concept

Posted June 28, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Carrie M. Peasinger

Fitness means something to every Air Force member, with Fit 2 Fight as the leading doctrine to ensure members receive the most up-to-date information pertaining to health and fitness. To remain mission-ready all members must meet certain standards. While this is nothing new to members, it is a requirement we need to remain conscious of…

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President Proclaims Flag Day and National Flag Week

Posted June 14, 2013 by American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Barack Obama today signed a proclamation designating June 14, as Flag Day and the week beginning June 9 as National Flag Week. The president’s proclamation: Each June, our Nation lifts its sights to the flag that has watched over us since the days of our founding. In those broad stripes and…

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452 Force Support Sq gets “Dirty” with the commander

Posted June 14, 2013 by 2nd Lt. Bari Yonkers

U.S. Air Force photo/Darnell Gardner Col. Samuel Mahaney, 452d Air Mobility Wing commander, issues Senior Airman Christopher Kmet, 4th Combat Camera, an official passport, June 6. As part of his Dirty Thursday program, Mahaney, spent the day at the 452d Force Support Squadron getting down and dirty, learning about the activities that occur during daily…

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Veterans

Memorial Day: Remember our veterans

Posted May 24, 2013 by Senior Airman Benjamin Stratton

SOUTHWEST ASIA — The Civil War ended nearly 150 years ago on May 9, 1865, marking the beginning to a new era. However, many lives were lost during the more-than-four-year war. As a result, three years later, on May 5, 1868, the Grand Army of the Republic established what was then called “Decoration Day.” It…

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Airmen submit innovative ideas by the thousands

Posted May 24, 2013 by Senior Airman Jamie Jaggers

WASHINGTON, D.C. — More than 8,000 money-saving ideas have cascaded into the Pentagon from across the Air Force this month. Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Larry Spencer launched the Airmen Powered by Innovation Challenge May 1, challenging uniformed and civilian Airmen to find places to save money across the service, no matter how…

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Troops, families can visit museums free for summer

Posted May 31, 2013 by Terri Moon Cronk

WASHINGTON, D.C. – During the busy season of military transfers, adjusting to new communities and registering children for school, more than 2,000 museums across the nation will open their doors, free of charge, to service members and their families as a break from the summer challenges, a Defense Department official said. From Memorial Day, May…

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March passenger terminal moves to new location

Posted May 31, 2013 by

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Master Sgt. James Zubor II Staff Sgts. Joshua Tovar, left, and Albert Ku, 452d Air Mobility Wing Passenger Terminal personnel, prepare to move the sign post designating the Passenger Terminal, Air Terminal Operations Center, Logistic Readiness Squadron, Transient Alert and U.S. Marine Corp A/DACG to its new location. Passenger and terminal…

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Memorial Day: Remembering our fellow servicemembers

Posted May 31, 2013 by Col. David Almand

Courtesy photo/Jennifer Anderson Volunteers from Team March and the local community place flags on graves at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery May 25, 2013 in honor of Memorial Day. SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. — This year, Memorial Day hit a little closer to home. While it was a day to reflect and remember the sacrifices borne by all…

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