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Season ends with slush, sleds and competitions

This post was originally published by Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson - Top Stories

March 31, 2011 in Air Force, Alaska, Elmendorf Air Force Base by clevine

Hundreds of people from the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson community came out to enjoy a warm weekend and ski, snowboard or tube the hills of Hillberg and Dyea one last time before the season came to a close Sunday at the Annual JBER Spring Melt Down at Hillberg Ski Area.

Attendees could to watch or join in on five competitions.

The first day consisted of an uphill-downhill race, where participants had to run or ski up the hill and the first one to reach the bottom was named the winner, C.T. Roberts completed the challenge in only 5 minutes and 12 seconds.
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March Diamond Sharp

This post was originally published by Grand Forks Air Force Base - News

March 31, 2011 in Air Force, Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine


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M. Golf. Navy’s Hayes Named Patriot League Golfer of the Month

This post was originally published by Navy general news

March 31, 2011 in Air Force, Resources, Sports and Recreation by clevine

Navy senior golf captain Ben Hayes has been named the Patriot League Golfer of the Month the league office has announced. Holy Cross sophomore Steve Zychowski was also considered for the monthly award.

Ellsworth Airmen join Operation Odyssey Dawn

This post was originally published by Dyess Air Force Base - News

March 31, 2011 in Air Force, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas by clevine

B-1B Lancers from the 28th Bomb Wing launched early Sunday, March 27 from their home station of Ellsworth Air Force Base to strike targets in Libya in support of Operation Odyssey Dawn.

"Nearly 700 Ellsworth Airmen are currently deployed around the world supporting existing overseas contingency operations," said Col. Jeffrey Taliaferro, 28th Bomb Wing commander, "But this week, the nation called again, and the Airmen of Ellsworth rallied and answered."

With less than two days from first notice to takeoff, Ellsworth Airmen generated several aircraft and hundreds of weapons to provide the combat configuration needed halfway across the globe. A challenging task in the best of conditions, their work was made especially difficult by dismal weather, including four inches of snow, glare ice, and freezing fog.
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Eglin doctor named physician of the year

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March 31, 2011 in Air Force, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida by clevine

Just minutes before convening a weekly faculty meeting at Eglin's hospital in late February, Lt. Col. Patricia Goodemote got a phone call she couldn't put off.

"The residency administrator came in and said 'I have a call for you,'" she recalled, asking her to take a message. "She said 'no, you have to take this one.'"

It was from the military chapter of the Uniformed Services Academy of Family Physicians, telling Colonel Goodemote, the hospital's assistant program director of family medicine residency, she had been named 2011 Physician of the Year.
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SJ aircrew conducts first ever fly-over with biofuel

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March 31, 2011 in Air Force, North Carolina, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base by clevine

Airmen from Seymour Johnson will demonstrate the Air Force's commitment to the use of alternative fuels by participating in the first biomass-fueled flyover at the Philadelphia Phillies season opener at Citizen's Bank Park in Philadelphia April 1.

Pilots and weapons system officers from the 335th Fighter Squadron will conduct a four aircraft flyover to support the Phillies as they open their season, including an aircraft flown using a 50-percent blend of traditional jet fuel and synthetic biofuel derived from plant oils grown in the northeastern United States to promote energy conservation and environmental consciousness, said Capt. Gordon Olde, 335th FS weapons system officer.
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F-35 training wing commander fired

This post was originally published by Military Times - News

March 31, 2011 in Air Force by clevine

The commander of the wing in charge of F-35 training was relieved of command Thursday following an investigation into personal misconduct.

Small business ownership offers opportunities

This post was originally published by Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson - Top Stories

March 31, 2011 in Air Force, Alaska, Elmendorf Air Force Base by clevine

Transitioning out of the military is tough, and the longer you've been in the tougher it gets.

There's a whole new life to plan for, and while it can feel liberating, it can also be scary. For a wounded warrior, there are additional worries - not the least of which is a job "on the outside."

One option is to start a small business.

Air Force Master Sgt. Kevin McDonald, an anti-terrorism specialist with the 673d Security Forces Squadron, is transitioning out of the Air Force after being wounded in Afghanistan.
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Budget impasse stressing troops, forcing cuts

This post was originally published by Military Times - News

March 31, 2011 in Air Force by clevine

The services’ senior enlisted advisors had plenty to tell lawmakers about the No. 1 concern among the troops: the effects of the ongoing budget standoff in Congress, including the possibility that troops won’t be paid, permanent change-of-station orders would be delayed and military construction would be cut.

Dorms receive breath of new life

This post was originally published by Holloman Air Force Base - Holloman Headlines

March 31, 2011 in Air Force, Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico by clevine

When buildings become outdated or unsuitable, they are often abandoned or demolished. On base, many buildings have suffered the latter in favor of constructing new structures where the old ones once stood.

For five Holloman dorms, a different situation is unfolding.

To accommodate the wing's mission change, the 49th Force Support Squadron's Lodging staff is working to convert old dorms into suitable living quarters for the Remotely Piloted Aircraft's incoming long-term Temporary Duty aircrew students.
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M. Track. Men’s Track Heads to Princeton’s Sam Howell Invitational

This post was originally published by Navy general news

March 31, 2011 in Air Force, Resources, Sports and Recreation by clevine

The Navy men's track and field team (3-0) will be in action at Princeton's Sam Howell Invitational this weekend. Action begins Friday evening with the long distance events and continues through Saturday night. Patriot League foe Colgate will also be competing in the 19-team field, as well as Binghamton, Boston College, Columbia, Harvard, UMass, Penn, St. John's, Syracuse and Yale.

Army Opens League Schedule This Weekend

This post was originally published by Army Headline News

March 31, 2011 in Air Force, Resources, Sports and Recreation by clevine

Army begins defense of its Patriot League regular-season title this weekend (April 2-3) when the Black Knights host Holy Cross in a four-game series at Doubleday Field.

Army-Navy And Group Tickets On Sale Friday

This post was originally published by Army Headline News

March 31, 2011 in Air Force, Resources, Sports and Recreation by clevine

With the 2011 football season fast approaching, Army A Club members can purchase their tickets to the 112th Army-Navy Game presented by USAA beginning Friday, April 1. In addition, group tickets for the 2011 Army campaign will go on sale Friday.

Navy now says 11 hurt in Hornet engine fire

This post was originally published by Military Times - News

March 31, 2011 in Air Force by clevine

SAN DIEGO — Eleven people, including one Marine and two civilian workers, were injured Wednesday when a Marine Corps F/A-18C Hornet jet engine caught fire aboard the aircraft carrier John C. Stennis, the Navy said Thursday.

W. Track. Women’s Track and Field to Compete at the 46th Colonial Relays This Weekend

This post was originally published by Navy general news

March 31, 2011 in Air Force, Resources, Sports and Recreation by clevine

The Navy women's track team (2-0) will be competing in the 46th Colonial Relays this weekend at William & Mary in Williamsburg, Va. After a successful start to the outdoor season last Saturday in a home tri-meet, the Mids will head to Zable Stadium to take on some of the top competition in the region. Navy will be one of 50 invited programs to the weekend event, which will conclude Saturday evening.

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