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  • DOD recommends closing two ACC bases, realigning six others

    Two Air Combat Command bases were among the major installations recommended by the secretary of defense for closure and six others were recommended for realignment as part of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure.The secretary recommended closing Cannon AFB, N.M., and Ellsworth AFB, S.D., when the BRAC list was released May 13. If approved, the
  • Senior leader assignment announcements released

    Air Combat Command officials announced the following senior officer assignments:Col. James W. Hyatt, executive officer to the vice chief of the Air Force, Pentagon, Va., will become commander, 20th Fighter Wing, Shaw AFB, S.C.Col. Robert E. Broderick, deputy commander, 354th Operations Group, Eielson AFB, Ark., will become vice commander, 366th
  • Beale family earns top family child care honors

    Air Combat Command officials have named Ms. Carol Jones, a child care provider at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., the 2005 Family Child Care Provider of the Year.Ms. Jones, who’s married to Staff Sgt Chris Jones of the 373rd Training Squadron here, earned the honor for her commitment to children and families, community involvement and contributions
  • Missouri teen captures Youth of the Year honors

    Officials here named a teen from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., the Air Combat Command 2005 Youth of the Year.Brandon Wielert, 17, son of James, a retired master sergeant and shift supervisor for U.S. Protect, and Teresa Wielert of Warrensburg, Mo., earned accolades for his school, base and community involvement.Mr. Wielert will receive a $1,500
  • DOD focuses on needs with BRAC recommendations

    Comprehensive and impartial.That’s the assessment of Air Force officials on the process used in determining the secretary of defense’s recommendations of installations sent to the independent Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission.The recommendations, which must be released by May 16, are focused on making the most efficient and effective
  • ACC names top Airmen

    Air Combat Command officials honored the command's top Airmen at a banquet here April 28.The four Airmen will now compete for honors as one the Air Force Twelve Outstanding Airmen of First Sergeant of the Year.ACC's nominees are:Airman Senior Airman Adrienne S. Mercado, 4th Civil Engineer Squadron, Seymour Johnson AFB, N.C.Noncommissioned
  • ACC announces 2005 Carns and Lezy award nominees

    Headquarters Air Combat Command announced its nominees for the 2005 Gen. Michael P. C. Carns and Lt. Gen. Norm Lezy Services Awards April 14.The nominees now represent the command in Air Force-level competition. The nominees are:General Carns Services Award: Diane S. Campbell, Langley AFB, Va.General Lezy Services Award: Senior Master Sgt. Kathleen
  • ACC announces 2004 Services award winners

    Headquarters Air Combat Command announced the winners of its annual Services awards April 12. The winners will represent the command in the Air Force competition.The winners are:Outstanding field grade officer: Lt. Col. Glenn R. Winkler, Mountain Home Air Force Base, IdahoOutstanding senior civilian manager: Loretta M. Vega, Langley AFB,
  • ACC announces senior officer assignments

    Air Combat Command officials announced the following senior officer assignments:Col. Anthony J. Rock, vice commander, 33rd Fighter Wing, Eglin AFB, Fla., will become deputy director of Requirements, HQ Air Combat Command, Langley AFB, Va.Col. Keith E. Gentile, commander, 18th Air Support Operations Group, Pope AFB, N.C., will become chief, Airborne
  • Joint Red Flag concludes on high note

    The first U.S. and coalition Joint Red Flag exercise ended April 1.More than 10,000 people participated in the event, the largest distributive exercise in U.S. history.One of the major undertakings of JRF was the integration of live, virtual and constructive technologies into one seamless picture.In live training, people and aircraft actually
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