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  • Air Force chaplain serves Army troops at remote posts

    - When Spc. Jacob Boomsaad fell in love with a fellow soldier while serving in Iraq, he feared he would have to delay the wedding until almost six months after they leave here to marry in a Catholic church. That is until the specialist with the Headquarters Company 2-142nd Infantry, Texas Army National Guard, Lubbock, Texas, met Chaplain (Capt.)
  • Theres always a better way

    The Airman had $600 left until payday, which was fine until her car broke down, and with it, a $1,000 repair bill.Two friends offered to help her out. The first offered an interest-free loan of $500. The second offered a $500 loan for a $75 fee, and said if the Airman couldnt pay the money back in two weeks, additional fees would be charged. So who
  • New leadership at Eighth Air Force

    Leadership of Eighth Air Force changed hands Aug. 10 when Lt. Gen. Kevin P. Chilton assumed command from Lt. Gen. Bruce Carlson, becoming the 45th commander of the Mighty Eighth.General Carlson has been assigned as the commander of Air Force Materiel Command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.Gen. Ronald Keys, commander of Air Combat Command,
  • Command chief outlines direction for ACC

    Chief Master Sgt. Dave Popp, Air Combat Commands command chief, is impressed with the quality of Americas Airmen.The chief, who took over as the primary enlisted advisor to the ACC commander March 1, said trips to ACC bases throughout the United States and a trip to the Southwest Asia this month filled him with pride and respect. They are
  • SARCs now available for support

    - Sexual assault response coordinators are now in place throughout the Air Force following centralized training and the implementation of the Department of Defense sexual assault policy.DOD officials created the sexual assault response coordinator position to implement and manage the installation level Sexual Assault Prevention and Response
  • 49 undocumented workers detained

    Forty-nine undocumented workers were apprehended here Wednesday morning by base, local and federal law enforcement agencies.Air Force Office of Special Investigations led the operation, called Clean Sweep, to detain contract workers on base. After scrutinizing individual forms of identification and employee documentation, agents were able to
  • Seconds can save lives

    1.5 seconds thats all it takes.Granted, for those who take their time, it may take about four seconds, but its still roughly about the same amount of time it takes to turn the key and start the car.People who take the extra couple of seconds to secure their seat belts can reduce their risk of injury or death, not only for themselves, but for others
  • ACC buys back flying hours

    Air Combat Command restored an estimated $201 million to its flying hour program July 1 after receiving additional funds from Headquarters Air Force.Air Force officials approved the buy-back, which will help alleviate the loss of readiness resulting from the $272 million, 31,349-hour cut, which was announced earlier this year, said Maj. Dean Gould,
  • Command announces senior officer assignments

    Air Combat Command officials announce the following senior officer assignments:Col. Michael R. Moeller, commander, 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale AFB, La., will become deputy commander, Plans and Programs, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Langley AFB, Va.Col. Daniel J. Charchian, vice-commander, 5th Bomb Wing, Minot AFB, N.D., will become commander, 2nd
  • Predator accident report released

    The total loss of all control of an MQ-1L Predator remotely piloted aircraft caused it to run out of fuel and crash Jan. 14 at a forward location in Southwest Asia, according to an Accident Investigation Board report released by Air Combat Command today.The $3.5 million Predator, which belonged to the 15th Reconnaissance Squadron at Nellis Air