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  • CE program saves time, cuts costs

    Planning and design are fundamental for Air Force civil engineers. Now, through the use of a new management tool, Air Combat Commands Civil Engineer Directorate allows the command to make better use of every acre on its bases.Future First Planning, or F2P, is a new strategic process designed to synchronize all aspects of an engineering project
  • B-2 bombers deploy to Guam

    Bombers from an Air Combat Command base have deployed to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, to take part in on-going Air Expeditionary Force deployments at the remote Pacific island base.Air Force B-2 Spirit bombers deployed Feb. 25 from the 509th Bomb Wing at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., as part of a rotation that has provided U.S. Pacific Command a
  • President awards GWOT Service Medal

    President George W. Bush approved awarding the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal to all personnel assigned, attached or mobilized to Air Combat Command.The medal is being awarded to all active duty, mobilized Reserve, and National Guard members assigned to ACC on or after Sept. 11, 2001, command officials said. To be eligible, members must have
  • Predator reaches IOC

    One of the most heavily used and valued weapons system platforms of the Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom has reached Initial Operating Capability, according to officials at Air Combat Command.The MQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) was officially declared IOC March 1 by Lieutenant General William Fraser III, ACCs vice
  • Rabies a threat to deployed mission

    The Air Force spent countless dollars and numerous lost man-hours in the treatment of 56 civilian contractors at a deployed location whose unit mascot exposed them to rabies. The situation was entirely preventable and caused a massive drain on mission resources, Air Combat Command officials said.Not only did this failure to follow the rules put
  • Extended deployments affect only 200

    Air Force officials are designating some positions in U.S. Central Commands area of responsibility as 365-day extended deployments in an effort to provide stability and allow for long-term relationship building with host governments.The new tour lengths will affect only about 200 key and critical operational and joint task force staff positions,
  • ACC announces Media Contest winners

    Air Combat Command officials announced the winners of the 2004 ACC Media Contest, which honors the best journalism and photojournalism work in the command's base newspapers.  Winners were chosen by a panel of 15 military and civilian judges with experience in journalism and newspaper operations.  First-place winners will compete in the Air Force
  • Air Force Assistance Fund campaign begins

    The Air Force Assistance Fund "Commitment to Caring" campaign runs Feb. 14 to May 6, asking Airmen to contribute to any of four Air Force-related charities.The charities benefit active-duty, Reserve, Guard, retired Air Force people, surviving spouses and families. This is the 32nd year of the fund drive. Charities receive 100 percent of designated
  • ACC releases F-16C accident report

    A left brake anti-skid malfunction during landing and the pilot's failure to follow an emergency checklist caused an F-16C to depart the runway and come to rest on its targeting pod system, ordnance and external fuel tank at Balad Air Base, Iraq, July 10, 2004, according to an Aircraft Investigation Board report Air Force officials released
  • Environmental symposium students complete 32,000 hours of instruction

    Students and instructors alike developed a new appreciation for the word training during the 2005 Environmental Training Symposium, which ended here today.About 153 instructors taught 111 courses to more than 1,250 students throughout the week-long event at the Kentucky International Convention Center.More than 32,100 hours of instruction was given