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Deployed Nellis Airman assists in Bagram hospital’s intensive care unit

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

The intensive care unit and intermediate care ward at the Craig Joint Theater Hospital here play a significant role in taking care of wounded warriors. A deployed Airman from Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Capt. Bomidele Adetunji, is part of the team which also provides care for sick U.S. citizens in non-battle related incidents and the Afghanistan army and police.

"We have a lot of capability considering we are in a war zone," said Col. Margaret McNeill, Craig Joint Theater Hospital's intensive care unit and intermediate care ward flight commander. "If we are restricted on equipment or supply, we have people trained in those places to fill that gap. We adapt to use what we have."
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Consolidated command post model for success

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

March 31, 2011 in Air Force, Hill Air Force Base, Utah by clevine

As more Air Force Reservists team up with their active duty counterparts, Hill's consolidated command post has become a model for how joint operations not only succeed, but excel.

Working together since 2007, 419th Fighter Wing and 75th Air Base Wing command post personnel, or controllers, have created an environment that recognizes strengths on both sides.

"The active duty brings in a lot of personnel, and the Reserve brings a lot of experience and continuity," said Tech. Sgt. Shane Leavitt, 419th NCOIC of command post operations.
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Volunteers- celebrating Hill AFB people in action

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

March 31, 2011 in Air Force, Hill Air Force Base, Utah by clevine

April 10th through 16th is National Volunteer Week, and is the time for us to recognize and celebrate the dedication, time and hard work that more than 62 million volunteers give freely in this country every year. Hill Air Force Base and its surrounding communities are the recipients of many hours of this dedication, donated by our own civilian employees, active duty personnel and their dependents.

Many of the resources, programs and attractions here at Hill Air Force Base owe their success and literal existence to volunteers. Hill's volunteer program provides the opportunity for both active duty military and civilians with access to the base to give back to the local and base community. From assisting teachers at Hill Field Elementary School, to assisting with local shelters and food banks, handing out prescriptions at the base pharmacy, and assisting with Base Chapel programs and events such as Air Expeditionary Force Retreats, Hill's volunteers are ready, willing and
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Air Force has new weapon in fight against Spice

This post was originally published by Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla. - Homestead Top Stories

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

Air Force officials began drug testing Airmen Feb. 22 to determine whether they are using Spice -- the street term for a range of designer synthetic-cannabinoid products.

     With the implementation of testing, officials intend to send a very clear message: use Spice, and you may lose your career, end up in jail or both, officials said.

     Spice, also commonly referred to as herbal incense, is mistakenly perceived by some Airmen as a legal or safe alternative to marijuana," said Dr. Aaron Jacobs, the Air Force Drug Testing program manager.
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Tourney kicks off AFAF campaign

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

March 31, 2011 in Air Force, Hill Air Force Base, Utah by clevine

Seven of the Utah Jazz Dancers were on hand to help kick off the Air Force Fund Basketball Tournament with some style March 29 at the Warrior Fitness Center. After an introduction from 75th Air Base Wing Vice Commander Col. Kathryn Kolbe, the dancers performed for the guests at Hill Air Force Base Hess Fitness Center.

The Jazz dancers were excited to be on base to perform for the troops.

"We're just happy to be here since they give up their time for us. We're more than happy and excited to do this, another day of what we do doesn't compare to the entire life they spend serving us. It's nice to actually meet the people in uniform that are serving us," said 23 year-old Jazz Dancer Kristi Wollnick.
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April to focus SARC efforts

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

March 31, 2011 in Air Force, Hill Air Force Base, Utah by clevine

"During National Sexual Assault Awareness Month, we recommit ourselves not only to lifting the veil of secrecy and shame surrounding sexual violence, but also to raising awareness, expanding support for victims, and strengthening our response," President Barack Obama said in a presidential proclamation on Sexual Assault Awareness Month made in 2010.

This April marks Sexual Assault Awareness Month, which, as the president stated, is our call to establish awareness, support and prevention of sexual violence.
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Libyan foreign minister resigns, leaves country

This post was originally published by Military Times - News

March 31, 2011 in Air Force by clevine

WASHINGTON — The White House calls the resignation and departure of a top Libyan official a significant blow to the regime of Moammar Gadhafi.

Palmer receives Bronze Star

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

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


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Team Dover supports Operation Odyssey Dawn

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

March 31, 2011 in Air Force, Delaware, Dover Air Force Base by clevine

Three Team Dover C-5M Super Galaxy aircrafts delivered cargo in support of Operation Odyssey Dawn in Libya March 23-27.

Both the Air Force Reserve's 709th Airlift Squadron and active-duty's 9th AS here worked overtime this past weekend in a tag-team effort of several cargo transport missions, delivering 387, 000 pounds of cargo.

On March 18, the Secretary of Defense approved and ordered the use of military forces against the government of Libya. According to Department of Defense officials, "coalition forces are striking targets that pose a direct threat to the civilian population. The targets, such as Libyan military sites and air defense systems, were carefully chosen to reduce enemy capability while minimizing risk to the civilian population."
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100th LRS supports JTF Operation Odyssey Dawn

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March 31, 2011 in Air Force, Royal Air Force Base Mildenhall, United Kingdom by clevine


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Gates, Mullen downplay nature of Libya mission

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 role in the Libyan conflict, defense officials slammed the brakes on any broad participation Thursday, with Defense Secretary Robert Gates saying there will be no American ground troops in Libya “as long as I am in this job.”

12th mid expelled over ‘spice’

This post was originally published by Military Times - News

March 31, 2011 in Air Force by clevine

The Naval Academy expelled a 12th midshipman for smoking or peddling the marijuana-like drug “spice” Monday as part of a wide-ranging investigation, an academy official said Thursday.

Airman’s money-saving solution rewarded by IDEA program

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

March 31, 2011 in Air Force, Nebraska, Offutt Air Force Base by clevine

The Innovative Development Employee Awareness program awarded an inventive Airman a $10,000 check here March 17.

Airman 1st Class Shawn W. Smith, 755th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron instrument flight control system journeyman, was rewarded for his submission that suggested a change in the troubleshooting steps for an EC-130H, Compass Call's computer system.

In the old manual, the first step when faced with a system error was to have the computer's wiring checked or the entire system replaced.
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Track & Field Prepares for Stacked Field at LSU Invitational

This post was originally published by Army Headline News

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

The Army track and field teams will travel to Baton Rouge, La., for the inaugural LSU Invitational on Saturday at Bernie Moore Track Stadium. The Black Knights will face their toughest competition of the season, including the reigning outdoor NCAA team champions from Texas A&M.

Tech. Sgt. Ranell Oyola

This post was originally published by Hurlburt Field - Current News

March 31, 2011 in Air Force, Florida, Hurlburt Field by clevine

"Tip of the Spear" is a weekly spotlight designed to recognize outstanding Airmen for the work they do every day at Hurlburt Field. Tech. Sgt. Ranell Oyola, 1st Special Operations Contracting Squadron NCO in charge of the contingency cell, was selected for this week's spotlight.

Name: Tech. Sgt. Ranell Oyola

Unit: 1st Special Operations Contracting Squadron

Duty Title: NCO in charge, Contingency Cell

Hometown: Miami, Fla.
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