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Membership earned, not given

This post was originally published by Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst - News

April 1, 2011 in Air Force, Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

Senior enlisted leaders of the 177th Armored Brigade recently facilitated the Audie Murphy board at the Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center to give outstanding Soldiers within First Army the opportunity to join the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club.

The SAMC is for noncommissioned officers whose leadership, achievements and performance merit special recognition. Membership, however, is not easily obtained.

Murphy's determination made him a legend in the NCO ranks during World War II.
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U.S. ending its air combat role in Libya

This post was originally published by Military Times - News

April 1, 2011 in Air Force by clevine

WASHINGTON— The Pentagon is about to pull its attack planes out of the international air campaign in Libya, hoping NATO partners can take up the slack.

Global Observer crashes at Edwards

This post was originally published by Military Times - News

April 1, 2011 in Air Force by clevine

An unmanned aircraft crashed early Friday at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., causing no injuries or damage to property on the ground, the Air Force said.

Afghanistan: 12 killed in protest at UN office

This post was originally published by Military Times - News

April 1, 2011 in Air Force by clevine

KABUL, Afghanistan — Thousands of protesters angry over the burning of a Quran by a Florida pastor stormed a U.N. compound Friday in northern Afghanistan, killing at least 12 people, including eight foreigners. The desecration of the Muslim holy book fueled resentment against the West at a critical moment in the Afghan war.

Afghanistan: 8 killed in protest at UN office

This post was originally published by Military Times - News

April 1, 2011 in Air Force by clevine

KABUL, Afghanistan — Eight foreigners were killed Friday after demonstrators protesting a reported burning of the Muslim holy book stormed a U.N. office in northern Afghanistan, opening fire on guards and setting fires inside the compound, a top Afghan police official said.

Spangdahlem A-10 crashes

This post was originally published by Spangdahlem Air Base - Spangdahlem Top Stories

April 1, 2011 in Air Force, Bitburg Annex (Spangdahlem Air Base), Germany, Spangdahlem Air Base by clevine

An Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II crashed about 3:57 p.m. local time today north of the city of Wittlich near Laufeld.

The aircraft was from Spangdahlem Air Base. At the time of the accident, it was on a routine local training mission. A single pilot was on board the aircraft and has been removed from the scene and transported for medical treatment. Details regarding the pilot's conditions are not available at this time. The name of the pilot is being withheld until family members have been notified.
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Warren congratulates newest ALS graduates

This post was originally published by F.E. Warren Air Force Base - News

April 1, 2011 in Air Force, F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming by clevine



90th Civil Engineer Squadron

   Senior Airman Lukas Miller
   Senior Airman Andrew Kose **
   Senior Airman Patrick Singson

90th Communication Squadron
   Senior Airman Todd Barker
   Senior Airman Stephan Gattuso

90th Comptroller Squadron
   Senior Airman Royce Johnson

90th Force Support Squadron
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Laughlin Airmen promoted below the zone

This post was originally published by Laughlin Air Force Base - Laughlin Stories

April 1, 2011 in Air Force, Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas by clevine

Airman 1st Class Clinton Howe, a patient travel technician with the 47th Medical Group, and Airman 1st Class Wayne Whaley, an installation patrolman with the 47th Security Forces Squadron, were informed March 25 of their selection for a below the zone promotion to senior airman.

Chief Master Sgt. Raymond DeVite, 47th Flying Training Wing command chief, and Chief Master Sgt. Russell Thomas, 47th Medical Group superintendent, presented Airman Howe with his new rank in front of his fellow Airmen.
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Robins supports Libyan operations

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

April 1, 2011 in Air Force, Georgia, Robins Air Force Base by clevine

Team Robins is lending help in a big way to Operation Odyssey Dawn - the coalition effort to enforce a no-fly zone over Libya.

The 116th Air Control Wing has deployed aircraft and personnel in support of the mission, said Judy Smith, 116th spokeswoman.

The 116th, which has deployed extensively in support of operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, flies the E-8 Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar aircraft, or JSTARS. The primary role of the aircraft is to track enemy ground targets.
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Team Buckley supports Pacific Passage

This post was originally published by Buckley Air Force Base - Buckley Top Stories

April 1, 2011 in Air Force, Buckley Air National Guard Base, Colorado by clevine

Over 500 dependents of military personnel in Japan arrived at Denver International Airport last week under a voluntary return to the U.S. under Operation Pacific Passage.

The dependants were leaving Japan after the 9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunami that hit the country on March 11.

At the Joint Repatriation Coordination Center at DIA, the effort was led by Army Col. Marc Hutson, the Defense Coordination Officer for FEMA Region 8, Denver Federal Center. Over 200 support personnel, including those from Team Buckley, gathered from military bases along the Front Range and other states, to support the operation. Many other support agencies--Denver International Airport, the American Red Cross, Salvation Army and the USO among others lent a hand as well.
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New distracted driving policy to take effect on Tyndall

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

April 1, 2011 in Air Force, Florida, Tyndall Air Force Base by clevine

The 325th Security Forces Squadron has recently launched a campaign to crack down on the use of cellular devices while driving.

While the cell phone and distracted driving policy is not new, more attention is placed on its enforcement.

The Defense Department's current cell phone policy states vehicle operators on a DoD installation and operators of government-owned vehicles, will not use cell phones unless the vehicle is safely parked or unless they are using a hands-free device. In addition, Executive Order 13513 bans the use of cell phones or any other electronic devices that allow texting or surfing the web while driving on base.
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Base linked to Japanese humanitarian aid mission

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

April 1, 2011 in Air Force, Georgia, Robins Air Force Base by clevine

Team Robins members may not realize it, but they've been involved in helping earthquake- and tsunami-ravaged Japan.

In Operation Tomodachi, which means "friendship" in Japanese, Airmen have been using C-17s and C-130s to ferry personnel and relief supplies to and around the country.

Through March 25, according to Air Force statistics, Airmen had flown 225 missions in Operation Tomodachi, delivering 4.2 million pounds of cargo and 2,800 passengers. The cargo has included food and water, along with kerosene for relief-shelter heaters.
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Student summer hire positions available at Little Rock AFB

This post was originally published by Little Rock Air Force Base - Little Rock News

April 1, 2011 in Air Force, Arkansas, Little Rock Air Force Base by clevine

The Little Rock Air Force Base civilian personnel office is now accepting applications for summer-hire positions.

Students, ages 16 and up, may apply for openings as GS-01 clerks ($9.76 per hour); GS-02 and GS-03 Lifeguards ($10.94 and $11.95 per hour respectively), GS-04 lead lifeguards ($13.41 per hour); and WG-01 laborers ($10.07 per hour). The jobs are full-time, 40 hours per week. According to base civilian personnel officials, the summer-hire program put more than $250,000 into the pockets of student workers from June - August 2010.
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Unemployment dips for younger veterans

This post was originally published by Military Times - News

April 1, 2011 in Air Force by clevine

For the second month in a row, the unemployment rate has dropped for Iraq- and Afghanistan-era veterans.

Price tag on DADT repeal lower than expected

This post was originally published by Military Times - News

April 1, 2011 in Air Force by clevine

A Republican lawmaker trying to make a case that the military is spending scarce dollars implementing a controversial policy to allow gays to serve openly in the military was not prepared for the Defense Department’s answer about how much money has been spent.

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