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Biomedical Sciences Corps celebrates its 50th anniversary

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December 16, 2014 in Bitburg Annex (Spangdahlem Air Base), Germany, Spangdahlem Air Base by clevine

The Air Force recognizes the achievements of the men and women who compose the Biomedical Sciences Corps (BSC) by designating Jan. 26-30, 2015, as BSC Appreciation Week.

This year is noteworthy as it marks the 50th anniversary of the BSC.

The BSC's roots date back to 1917, when the Sanitary Corps was established to combat infectious diseases. The Army Medical Administrative Corps followed three years later.  In 1949, the Air Force Medical Service was officially established. The Air Force Medical Service (AFMS) continued to expand over the next two decades and in 1965, the BSC was born.
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IG: New badge ensures mission readiness

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December 16, 2014 in Royal Air Force Base Mildenhall, United Kingdom by clevine

The inspector general office Air Force-wide adopted a new duty badge in August 2014, which is now worn by all assigned IG inspectors at RAF Mildenhall.

Until recently, inspectors could either continue to wear their own career-field duty badge, or remove it and wear no badge at all. However, that would sometimes cause them problems in being taken seriously when doing their inspections.

"Before the new badge came out, people didn't recognize us as 'official' IG, and when we first started wearing it, some questioned our badge and challenged it," said Master Sgt. Joel Villarin, 100th ARW Inspector General Readiness Inspections superintendent from Orange Park, Florida.
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SOMXS officer receives Gen. Lew Allen Jr. Trophy

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December 16, 2014 in Royal Air Force Base Mildenhall, United Kingdom by clevine

U.S. Air Force Maj. Redahlia Person, 352nd Special Operations Maintenance Squadron, Maintenance Operations Officer, recently received recognition as the U.S. Air Force-level winner of the 2014 Gen. Lew Allen Jr. Trophy.

The trophy is awarded annually to a base-level maintenance officer and senior NCO with outstanding contributions to sortie generation. After being recognized at the base level, nominees continue to compete at the Major Command and then Air Force level.

"It is an honor to be recognized, and I am humbled," Person said. "For me, this award represents the Airmen, civilians, supervisors, mentors and teammates that have groomed and shaped me along my career." 
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COMMENTARY: Remembering the America we serve

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December 16, 2014 in Royal Air Force Base Mildenhall, United Kingdom by clevine

Each of us has our own reasons for serving. At some point in our lives, we made the conscious decision to commit ourselves to the defense of our nation. 

Do you remember why you made that decision?

How often do we ever think about what we're actually defending? We're as patriotic as the next service member, but this should run deeper than baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and Chevrolet.

These symbols serve only as shorthand for the concept of America. Is this what you committed your life to defend? Of course not.
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Minister of State for the Armed Forces visits RAF Mildenhall

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December 16, 2014 in Royal Air Force Base Mildenhall, United Kingdom by clevine


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Then and now: Flying fighters to teaching fighters

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December 16, 2014 in Aviano Air Base, Italy by clevine

"That day seemed to be like every other close air support mission I had flown previously until a SA-6 [missile system] fired at me," said the retired pilot as he recalled one of his most notable missions. "After avoiding the attack, I turned around, made him my priority and dropped the last [munition] I had on my jet, on that location."

As an F-16 Fighting Falcon sight manager for the Deployable Tactical Trainer F-16 simulation system at Aviano, James Hardin, a retired lieutenant colonel OV-10 bronco and F-16 fighter pilot, emulates combat environments a pilot could encounter in wartime situations.
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Thousands honor returning WWII veterans at Bastogne

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December 16, 2014 in Bitburg Annex (Spangdahlem Air Base), Germany, Spangdahlem Air Base by clevine

More than 40,000 American and European citizens honored the service and legacy of more than 40 surviving World War II veterans as part of a 70th anniversary celebration of the Battle of the Bulge at Bastogne, Belgium, Dec. 13, 2014.

The veterans, who served in the six-week long and costliest campaign in U.S. Army history, received special recognition from Belgian and American distinguished visitors including King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium; Charles Michel, Belgian prime minister; U.S. Air Force Gen. Philip Breedlove, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe commander; and Thomas Nides, former U.S. Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources and head of the U.S. presidential delegation.
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RAF Mildenhall opens new DCC

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December 15, 2014 in Royal Air Force Base Mildenhall, United Kingdom by clevine


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USAFE Band performs KMC Christmas Concert

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December 15, 2014 in Germany, Ramstein Air Base by clevine


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Firefighters host course for Lithuanians

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December 15, 2014 in Germany, Ramstein Air Base by clevine

Firefighters from the 435th Air Ground Operations Wing's Contingency Response Group provided a familiarization course to 12 Lithuanian Airmen Dec. 4, 2014, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany.

The course started off with a class room discussion on U.S. search and rescue procedures and techniques and ended with a demonstration from the Lithuanian firefighters, showcasing what they had learned.

"Attending these courses is great because it provides us an opportunity to improve on our own techniques," said Capt. Mykolas Liugas, Lithuanian air force pilot. "After learning what we can here, we will take that knowledge back to our country and compare it to what we do so we can increase our response capabilities."
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Kidnapping victim shares story during Storytellers

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December 15, 2014 in Aviano Air Base, Italy by clevine

An Italian priest who was kidnapped on a mission trip to the Philippines shared his story of adversity and resilience with Team Aviano members during the 3rd annual Storytellers event, Dec. 12, here.

The event that gives individuals a chance to share life-changing events they've been through, allowed Father Giuseppe Pierantoni to speak about an unforgettable experience.

Pierantoni had a dream for his life that may sound unusual - he wanted to live with the poor and live how they live. In 1991, his church granted his wish and sent him to the Philippines, to take part in outreach programs where he spent his next ten years caring for the less fortunate.
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AF senior leaders share holiday messages

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December 15, 2014 in Incirlik Air Base, Turkey by clevine

Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and her husband, Frank Beatty; Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and his wife, Betty; and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody and his wife, retired Chief Master Sgt. Athena Cody, wish all Airmen and families season's greetings.

Click here for SecAF James' holiday video...
Click here for CSAF Welsh's holiday video...
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SACEUR honors 54 years of service

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December 15, 2014 in Germany, Ramstein Air Base by clevine

Gen. Philip M. Breedlove, commander of U.S. European Command and Supreme Allied Commander Europe, honored a Soldier, Airman and civil servant by officiating his retirement at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Dec. 12, 2014.

John Mace retired after 54 total years of service to the U.S. military with more than 100 family members, friends and military leaders present. Also, in attendance was Gen. Mark A. Welsh, U.S. Air Force chief of staff.

"I'm very humbled about Gen. Welsh and Gen. Breedlove being in attendance," Mace said. "Two of the finest officers in any branch of service that I have ever met, and if I could pick either one of those as a brother, that would be the ultimate (choice). The biggest determining factor of a leader is his ability to influence others through his day-to-day actions, by walking the walk instead of talking the talk. These guys do it."
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Judge Advocate: Excellent in all they do

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December 15, 2014 in Incirlik Air Base, Turkey by clevine

The 39th Air Base Wing Judge Advocates office underwent a four-day Article Six Inspection, knocking the rating out of the park receiving a score of excellent, here.

The inspectors identified four office strengths, two best practices and three superior performers: Tech. Sgt. Alex Puma, 39th ABW Judge Advocate NCO in charge of military justice, Stacy Kerns, administrative assistant, and Filiz DeVette, local national legal advisor. 

A team from the Judge Advocate General Training and Readiness Directorate and United States Air Forces Europe Judge Advocate General came to assess the JA office's leadership, administration of military justice and overall legal services. The team reviewed more than 270 different items and spoke to commanders and first sergeants who work with JA on a routine basis.
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SACEUR honors 54 years of service

This post was originally published by Ramstein Air Base - In the News ...

December 15, 2014 in Germany, Ramstein Air Base by clevine

Gen. Philip M. Breedlove, commander of U.S. European Command and Supreme Allied Commander Europe, honored a Soldier, Airman and civil servant by officiating his retirement at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Dec. 12, 2014.

John Mace retired after 54 total years of service to the U.S. military with more than 100 family members, friends and military leaders present. Also, in attendance was Gen. Mark A. Welsh, U.S. Air Force chief of staff.

"I'm very humbled about Gen. Welsh and Gen. Breedlove being in attendance," Mace said. "Two of the finest officers in any branch of service that I have ever met, and if I could pick either one of those as a brother, that would be the ultimate (choice). The biggest determining factor of a leader is his ability to influence others through his day-to-day actions, by walking the walk instead of talking the talk. These guys do it."
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