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  • Joint Security Forces, Honduran team secures base

    An Air National Guard unit here recently took extreme measures to keep the people of Joint Task Force-Bravo safe. They had a cook out.Puerto Rican ANGs 156th Security Forces Squadron is on a 6-month deployment to Honduras as JTF-Bs Joint Security Forces. They invited Honduran military security forces and local law enforcement officers to a Puerto
  • Paper NCO promotes reading

    When Staff Sgt. Flat Stanley, 4th Contracting Squadron, deployed from here to Southwest Asia Sept. 17, he didnt need the usual array of bags, equipment or briefings. All he needed was an envelope.Sergeant Stanley is part of a school project for Senior Airman Chris McKays 6-year-old second cousin, Chad, who lives in Maryland.The class read the story
  • AFREP team saves millions

    They've been called many things: dumpster divers, pirates, and scavengers. But name-calling aside, they saved the base $9.2 million last year.They are the 4th Fighter Wing's Air Force Repair Enhancement Program, part of the 4th Maintenance Group."The idea of the program is to shift the way people think about equipment repair and replacement," said
  • Two warriors receive purple hearts

    Two people wounded in combat received Purple Hearts in a ceremony here Sept. 14 .Although the two injuries were sixty years apart, commitment and self-sacrifice for the nation brought both Airmen, Staff Sgt. Lee Moses, 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron, and Retired 2nd Lt. William Dean Whitaker, 398th Bomb Group, together to be honored with friends
  • Airmen earn medals for valor while deployed

    For repeated valor under enemy fire, three Airmen here were recently awarded medals for heroic or meritorious achievement in connection with operations against opposing armed forces while deployed to Iraq.Tech. Sgts. Jason Hohenstreiter and Chris Villenueve, and Senior Airman Robert Hunyor, all with the 5th Logistics Readiness Squadron, earned
  • AF leaders honor Cold War era flyers

    Its been more than 43 years since their ordeal ended, but two 55th Wing Airmen were finally recognized for their heroism Sept. 13 in Washington, D.C.Retired Colonels John McKone and Bruce Olmstead were awarded the Silver Star by Secretary of the Air Force, Dr. James Roche, and Air Force Chief of Staff, Gen. John Jumper, during the annual Air Force
  • ACC releases Predator accident report

    Crew error on the part of an instructor pilot and student pilot caused an MQ-1L Predator remotely piloted aircraft to crash during a training mission June 14 at Indian Springs Air Force Auxiliary Field, Nev., according to an Air Force report released today.The instructor pilot allowed the student pilot to continue too far into a landing approach
  • Extra duty flight provides more than additional duties

    A new program here offers members not only a cleaner community but another mentorship opportunity for Airmen as well.The Extra Duty Flight is a valuable tool I use to promote two of our basic mission tasks at D-M -- developing and nurturing our Airmen and installation stewardship, said Col. Michael Spencer, 355th Wing Commander. This Flight
  • EOD

    Security forces personnel manning a gate in Southeast Asia began to question the actions of a delivery driver -- he was a contractor whod been on base before but on that day, he seemed different -- almost nervous. They made the decision to not chance it and called members of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight, deployed from here, to assess the
  • Sergeant receives $10,000 for IDEA

    Most people only dream of catching a $10,000 windfall, but for a sergeant in the 5th Medical Group here, his idea allowed the dream to become reality.Tech. Sgt. Kieran Carolan, NCO-in-charge diagnostic imaging, submitted his suggestion though the Innovative Development through Employee Awareness program June 28 and learned in late August he earned