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  • ACC colonels nominated for first stars

    President George W. Bush has nominated the following Air Combat Command colonels for appointment to the grade of brigadier general:Jonathan D. George, deputy director, plans and programs, HQ Air Combat Command, Langley AFB, Va.Noel T. Jones, inspector general, HQ ACC, Langley AFB, Va.Stanley T. Kresge, deputy director of requirements, HQ ACC,
  • AF pilots guide civilian to safe landing

    What was to be a routine training mission for two pilots here turned into a rescue mission helping a civilian pilot in trouble find his way safely to the Boise International Airport.The pilots -- Lt. Col. Evan Roelofs, 366th Operations Support Squadron commander, and Capt. Marco Parzych, 389th Fighter Squadron flight commander -- were flying an
  • ACC announces senior officer assignments

    Air Combat Command officials announced the following senior officer assignments:Col. Michael L. Rollison, commander, 505th Operations Group, Nellis AFB, Nev., will become chief, Inspection Team, HQ Air Combat Command, Langley AFB, Va.Col. John A. Dyer, deputy staff judge advocate, HQ ACC, Langley AFB, Va., will become staff judge advocate, 12th Air
  • Joint Red Flag bringing big picture together

    The nation’s largest integrated exercise involving live and virtual simulations is well underway at locations throughout the United States.Joint Red Flag is a training exercise for members of all U.S. services and members of coalition partners to enhance operational effectiveness, according to exercise officials. More than 10,000 people are
  • Joint Red Flag kicks off at Nellis

    More than 10,000 U.S. servicemembers from all four military branches, along with members of some coalition forces kicked off Joint Red Flag 2005 March 14.The goal of the joint training exercise, which is scheduled to end April 2, is to develop improved joint training and experimentation capabilities.“Basically, we’re here to enhance operational and
  • AF swimming pools more family friendly in 2005

    Parents of children 10 and younger -- and their teenage baby sitters -- should find on-base pools more accessible this summer thanks to a policy waiver announced this week by the command’s Services Directorate.The change in policy allows teenagers who are 16 years old or older to supervise children under 10 in base swimming pools, said Carole
  • ACC members win AF productivity awards

    Twelve Air Combat Command members garnered Air Force honors Monday when officials announced the winners of the 2004 Air Force Productivity Excellence Award.The award recognizes individuals and small groups who, through their creativity and their own initiative, develop innovative ideas to improve the quality and productivity of military operations.
  • ACC announces Command Post awards

    Air Combat Command officials announced its winners of the 2004 Command Post Annual Awards March 15.The 4th Fighter Wing Command Post, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., won the unit category.Master Sgt. April D. Skonieczny, 20th Fighter Wing, Shaw AFB, S.C., earned top honors in the senior NCO category.Staff Sgt. Sara J. Hodges, 9th
  • New TSA policy supports DoD families

    New policies established by the Transportation Security Administration now allow deploying servicemembers to spend more time with their families before boarding airline flights.Under the new TSA guidelines, family members may be given a pass by the airline granting them access beyond the security checkpoint to escort deploying servicemembers to
  • ACC names PA achievement award winners

    Air Combat Command officials announced today the winners of the 2004 Director’s Excellence Awards, Director’s Special Achievement Awards, and the Individual Awards for Public Affairs Excellence.The Public Affairs Recognition Program is designed to recognize and encourage exceptional sustained performance in both unit and individual categories