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  • ACC announces Services award winners

    Air Combat Command officials announced the 2003 ACC Services individual awards Tuesday.  The winners will represent the command in the Air Force-level competition.The award winners are:Field Grade Officer Lt. Col. Frank D. Ladson, Shaw AFB, S.C. Company Grade Officer 1st Lt. Julie A. Hamiel, Ellsworth AFB, S.D.  Senior Noncommissioned
  • COMACC addresses e-mail use

    For todays warrior, information overload is a common occurrence and the amount of e-mail we receive and send must be reduced. Specifically, the time spent opening, reading, sorting, and filing e-mail is becoming unmanageable. Thats why I asked the ACC Administrative Communications office to develop the Commanders Guide to Managing E-mail. E-mail
  • ACC commander names top Airmen

    Gen. Hal M. Hornburg, commander of Air Combat Command, has announced ACC's top Airmen, who will compete for honors as the 2004 Air Force Twelve Outstanding Airmen and First Sergeant of the Year.The nominees were announced during an April 15 banquet here honoring the 24 Airmen from Headquarters ACC, the Air Intelligence Agency, the Air Warfare
  • ACC launches F/A-22 Web site

    Air Combat Command Public Affairs has launched an F/A-22 Raptor Web site dedicated to providing information about the aircraft and the warfighters affiliated with it.The F/A-22 is the latest air superiority fighter in the Air Force inventory and is considered crucial to the successful execution of U.S. national defense strategy by Air Force
  • ACC to honor top Airmen

    Air Combat Command officials will honor the commands Outstanding Airmen and First Sergeant of the Year nominees at a banquet here April 15.The 24 nominees for the ACC-level awards represent the Headquarters ACC staff, the Air Intelligence Agency, the Air Warfare Center, and 8th, 9th and 12th Air Forces.During the banquet, Gen. Hal M. Hornburg, ACC
  • Injured airman returns to Minot as a hero

    A 5th Security Forces Squadron Airman whose actions have been attributed to saving another Airmans life at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, returned here March 22.Airman 1st Class Joshua Beach used self-aid buddy care procedures on Airman 1st Class Anthony Pizzifred, also a member of the 5th SFS, after he stepped on a landmine during a patrol March
  • AIM-9X makes operational debut

    The newest version of the Sidewinder missilethe AIM-9Xwas fired for the first time in an operational environment March 17 at Tyndall AFB, Fla., during an air-to-air Weapons System Evaluation Program mission.This was the 67th AIM-9X launch, with the previous 66 conducted by test aircraft and test pilots. The missile achieved initial operational
  • B-1 crew provides CAS, destroys heroin cache

    A 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron crew here recently completed a marathon mission that included providing close air support to U.S. troops and the destruction of a heroin cache.The mission, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, lasted 21.3 hours and centered around call from friendly troops requesting close air support.The mission began March
  • Integrity First: Allow honesty to thrive

    A young staff sergeant, fresh from Airman Leadership School, is eager to show his new charges what a great leader he can be. Trying to be a good guy and a popular boss, he tells his troops that its okay to skip a couple of particularly difficult tasks and that he will cover for them. A junior officer is worried his unit doesnt look very good in
  • Vietnam Vet finds old friend at Cannon

    Retired Col. Robert Kruse flew here this week to visit an old friend -- a friend everyone who enters the bases front gate notices every day. I was reading a book on F-100s a couple of months ago and it had a list of every Hun on static display, said Col. Kruse. Imagine my surprise when I found the plane I flew almost 200 combat missions in
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