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Air Force’s ‘best of best’ gain higher knowledge, skill

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

March 31, 2011 in Air Force, California, Nellis Air Force Base by clevine

Students sharpen their tactical and leadership skills by tackling near-impossible challenges at the U.S. Air Force Weapons School.

The school is designed to push students to their limits so, when they graduate, they can serve as weapons systems experts and leaders. Students come from one of 22 combat specialties, including fighter pilots, bomber pilots, weapons systems operators, air battle managers, electronic warfare officers, intelligence officers, space officers, intercontinental ballistic missile officers, remotely piloted aircraft pilots, tanker pilots and airlift pilots.
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Getting the point: DGMC solves a sharp issue

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

March 31, 2011 in Air Force, California, Travis Air Force Base by clevine

In response to feedback received from patients and the Travis community on the Commander's action line, sharps containers and drop-off stations are now available throughout David Grant USAF Medical Center.

Patients who use needles or syringes for their medical care now have a safe way to dispose of them.

"Needles, syringes, and lancets, otherwise known as sharps pose a number of serious human health risks and environmental concerns if they are not properly disposed of," said Lt. Col. Michael Lee, 60th Diagnostics and Therapeutics Squadron Pharmacy Flight commander. "As a concern for our outpatients that are seen here, DGMC has partnered with both of our pharmacies in providing sharps containers and drop-off stations for easy, convenient sharps disposal."
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Diligent work keeps pharmacy, technicians busy

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

Members of the 673d Medical Group Pharmaceutical team work together to ensure quick and accurate dispensing of medications to hospital patrons.

From the time the doctors write the prescription until it's picked up, the pharmacy is working diligently to fill the order. First, ensure the correct medication and amount gets to the patient. Secondly, they strive to provide quick process time with minimal wait time on the patient.

A minimal wait time is can be challenging for the pharmacy team since it supplies a large customer base, said Air Force Staff Sgt. Christina Easter, 673d Medical Group.
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Yokota airmen help cool Japanese reactor

This post was originally published by Military Times - News

March 31, 2011 in Air Force by clevine

Nuclear fuel rods at Japan’s Fukushima Dai-ichi plant were on the verge of overheating. They needed water — fast — to cool them, but new U.S.-supplied water pumps didn’t fit Japanese hoses.

Warren honors women of past, present

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

March 31, 2011 in Air Force, F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming by clevine

The annual National Women's History luncheon and Federal Woman of the Year award ceremony were held in the Fall Hall community center here March 25.

The Federal Woman of the Year awards were presented by Col. Scott M. Fox, 90th Missile Wing vice commander, the Honorable Rick Kaysen, mayor of Cheyenne, Wyo., and Chief Master Sgt. Chris E. Barnard, 90th Medical Group command chief.

The Appropriated Fund Civilian Woman of the Year winners were Katherine Borschel, 90th Contracting Squadron, for Clerical and Administrative Woman of the Year, and Pamela Cypher, 320th Missile Squadron, for Technical/Professional Woman of the Year.
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Cheyenne welcomes home veterans

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

March 31, 2011 in Air Force, F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming by clevine


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Contestants kick off Warren Idol 6

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

March 31, 2011 in Air Force, F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming by clevine


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U.S. shouldn’t arm Libyan rebels, Gates says

This post was originally published by Military Times - News

March 31, 2011 in Air Force by clevine

WASHINGTON — As the U.S. debates its future participation in the Libyan conflict, defense officials slammed the brakes Thursday on any major American role aiding opposition groups and insisted that the Obama administration should not be the one to arm the rebels.

Barksdale Airmen earn prestigious command awards

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

March 31, 2011 in Air Force, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana by clevine

Team Barksdale earned three prestigious awards for the year of 2010 during the 2011 Air Force Global Strike Command Commander's Conference March 24.

The 2nd Operations Support Squadron won the Maj. Charles J. Loring Jr. Award for best overall bomber operations support squadron. The 20th Bomb Squadron won the Brig. Gen. Kenneth N. Walder Award for best overall bomb squadron and the 2nd Bomb Wing won the Brig. Gen. Frederick W. Castle Award for best bomb wing.

"There were three bomber trophies and Team Barksdale won all three of them," said Col. Thomas Hesterman, 2nd Bomb Wing vice commander. "This clean sweep is well-earned recognition for our awesome Airmen. It is a demonstration of their pride, professionalism and performance."
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Command Chief launches a C-130H2

This post was originally published by Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga. - Headlines

March 31, 2011 in Air Force, Dobbins Air Reserves Base, Georgia by clevine

94th Airlift Wing Command Chief, Chief Master Sgt. John Anderson, marshals a C-130H2 Air Force Reserve aircraft departing Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Mar 31. Chief Anderson was on the Dobbins ARB flight line to help launch one of the Wing's aircraft prior to the Chief's retirement this weekend, after 32 years of active and reserve Air Force duty.
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JBSA takes part in disaster relief planning

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

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

The Atlantic hurricane season officially begins June 1, so Joint Base San Antonio leadership and staff met last week at the San Antonio Emergency Operations Center at Brooks City-Base to review the process for requesting military aid by state and local governments.

District Fire Chief Larry Trevino is the soon-tobe appointed emergency management coordinator for the City of San Antonio.

"It's good to see who we need to call," Trevino said as he addressed Maj. Gen. (Dr.) Byron Hepburn, 59th Medical Wing commander, and Brig. Gen. Leonard Patrick, 502nd Air Base Wing/Joint Base San Antonio commander.
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JBSA partners with San Antonio-area schools

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

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

Joint Base San Antonio senior leaders and school superintendents from three counties joined forces to create ma partnership benefitting school children mand making a positive impact on mthe community during a ceremony March 24 at the Gateway Club at
Lackland Air Force Base.

Reaching more than 20,000 children across 23 local school districts, the multi faceted Destination Tomorrow's Leaders program ensures every student, regardless of home environment, has at least one positive role model. The largest components of DTL are the Adopt-AClassroom and mentoring programs.
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SCS in pursuit of PT excellence

This post was originally published by Vandenberg Air Force Base - Vandenberg's Top News Stories

March 31, 2011 in Air Force, California, Vandenberg Air Force Base by clevine

The 30th Space Communications Squadron reached its goal of having a 90 percent average fitness score; additionally the squadron has 63 percent of their Airmen in the 'Excellent' category.

When the Air Force sent out the updated Air Force Instruction 36-2905 this significantly increased the amount of fitness failures. The squadron jumped into action and developed a new training program to get their Airmen fit and fast. Considering the changes and the challenges of changing lifestyles this is a true success story.
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Command Chief launches the Commander

This post was originally published by Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga. - Headlines

March 31, 2011 in Air Force, Dobbins Air Reserves Base, Georgia by clevine

94th Airlift Wing Command Chief, Chief Master Sgt. John Anderson takes on one more duty before he retires Sunday after 32 years of active and reserve Air Force duty.
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Physical therapy without referral eases process

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

Emergency medical technicians often refer to the "golden hour" - the time immediately after a traumatic injury, in which the treatment a patient receives can make a life-or-death difference and even drastically alter the amount of recovery time needed.

Ankle sprains, on the other hand, often get a shrug and a wait-and-see attitude. Waiting a week or two for an appointment with a primary care physician doesn't matter - right? Wrong.

On Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, there's no need to wait and see, and physical therapist Air Force Maj. Troy McGill said immediate treatment can dramatically speed healing time for everything from a strained back to a sprung knee.
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