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  • 9th SFS conducts pilot-rescue exercise

    Airmen from the 9th Security Forces Squadron conducted a pilot-rescue exercise at Dragon Town here, Oct. 9. The scenario involved the simulated downing of a U.S. aircraft and the capture of the pilots by opposition forces.With the aid of Air Force contractors, security forces Airmen were tasked with

  • PCS orders on hold until shutdown ends

    Editor's Note: The information in this article does not pertain to civilian Airmen who are still furloughed or whose PCS orders are to a position that is furloughed. Permanent change of station orders processing is on hold until fiscal 2014 funds are available, but Airmen who already have their

  • Shutdown endangers reserve component readiness

    Reserve component personnel continue to be affected by the government shutdown, and officials are concerned about readiness.Within the Department of Defense, the reserve components are the Army National Guard, the Air National Guard, the Army Reserve, the Air Force Reserve, the Navy Reserve and the

  • Dietary supplement linked to hepatitis outbreak

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers to stop using OxyElite Pro, a dietary supplement, because of suspected links to acute hepatitis. The FDA, along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Hawaii Department of Health are investigating reports of acute

  • Annual charity donation drive suspended indefinitely

    The annual Combined Federal Campaign, responsible for raising $258.3 million for charities in 2012, has been suspended across the DOD due to the partial government shutdown.Susan Yarwood, the director of the DOD's CFC campaign said in a memorandum that a legal review of the charity drive found it to

  • Raven soars Idaho skies

    Two Marines with the 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company (ANGLICO) demonstrated the capabilities of the RQ-11B Raven unmanned aerial system during a Mountain Roundup exercise Oct. 9, 2013, at the Saylor Creek Range.The Raven is a small, hand-launched, remote-controlled system which provides day