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Autism Awareness Month: Tricare covers ABA therapy

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

April 1, 2011 in Air Force, Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine

Today, autism in children has become more prevalent than childhood cancer, juvenile diabetes and pediatric AIDS -- combined.

That's according to Autism Speaks, a national autism science and advocacy organization. The association defines autism as a group of complex developmental brain disorders. Today, approximately one in every 110 children is diagnosed with autism.

April is Autism Awareness Month, which has been celebrated by the Autism Society since the 1970s. Autism Awareness Month highlights the growing need to further understand autism and the potential treatments.
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March Stars and Stripes

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

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

The following are promotees for March 2011.

17th Force Support Squadron
Airman 1st Class Brian Orrego

17th Security Forces Squadron
Staff Sgt. Melissa Caudle
Staff Sgt. Jonathan Keough

17th Training Wing Staff
Tech. Sgt. Seth Clark

312th Training Squadron
Master Sgt. Stephen Thompson
Tech. Sgt. Eric Reynolds

315th Training Squadron
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STUDENT SUMMER HIRE PROGRAM NOW UNDER WAY

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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19th AF commander focuses on efficiency

This post was originally published by Air Education and Training Command - News

April 1, 2011 in Air Force by clevine

Become more efficient without sacrificing integrity was the message to Luke Airmen Tuesday during a commander's call from Maj. Gen. Mark Solo, 19th Air Force commander.

General Solo visited Luke for two days as part of a base orientation tour. He attended briefings, toured units and met many Airmen to get a first-hand understanding of the mission at the Air Force's largest fighter wing.

At the beginning of his commander's call, General Solo highlighted many of the recent accomplishments of the wing, to include Air Force awards and medals, and the successful Luke Days open house.
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19th AF commander focuses on efficiency

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

April 1, 2011 in Air Force, Arizona, Luke Air Force Base by clevine

Become more efficient without sacrificing integrity was the message to Luke Airmen Tuesday during a commander's call from Maj. Gen. Mark Solo, 19th Air Force commander.

General Solo visited Luke for two days as part of a base orientation tour. He attended briefings, toured units and met many Airmen to get a first-hand understanding of the mission at the Air Force's largest fighter wing.

At the beginning of his commander's call, General Solo highlighted many of the recent accomplishments of the wing, to include Air Force awards and medals, and the successful Luke Days open house.
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Luke Air Park displays Thunderbird history

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

April 1, 2011 in Air Force, Arizona, Luke Air Force Base by clevine

There is a name printed on a plaque in front of every plane in the Luke Air Force Base air park and behind every one of those names is a story. This is the story of retired Col. Robert McCutchen.

Colonel McCutchen was a freshman at West Point Academy in 1947 when the Air Force became its own service, and he entered active duty as an F-80 pilot in June 1950. He was stationed in Okinawa, Japan, in 1951, during the Korean War and flew 100 missions in North Korea.

His next assignment was at Pinecastle Air Force Base, Fla., which is now the Orlando International Airport where he began flying the Straight Wing F-84G.
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Luke AFB pilot reaches 5,000 F-16 flying hours

This post was originally published by Air Education and Training Command - News

April 1, 2011 in Air Force by clevine

A pilot at Luke Air Force Base reached a feat March 24 that only two other F-16 pilots have accomplished throughout their careers. Col. Robert McCutchen Jr., 56th Fighter Wing special assistant to commander, reached his 5,000th F-16 flying hour.

Reaching such a milestone didn't come easy. In fact, it takes an average of eight hours from mission preparation through post-mission grade sheet completion to take the F-16 to the skies for a 75-minute sortie. Some missions, depending on complexity, can take more.
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Luke AFB pilot reaches 5,000 F-16 flying hours

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

April 1, 2011 in Air Force, Arizona, Luke Air Force Base by clevine

A pilot at Luke Air Force Base reached a feat March 24 that only two other F-16 pilots have accomplished throughout their careers. Col. Robert McCutchen Jr., 56th Fighter Wing special assistant to commander, reached his 5,000th F-16 flying hour.

Reaching such a milestone didn't come easy. In fact, it takes an average of eight hours from mission preparation through post-mission grade sheet completion to take the F-16 to the skies for a 75-minute sortie. Some missions, depending on complexity, can take more.
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The 2011 Run to Home Base wants you

This post was originally published by Westover Air Reserve Base, Mass - Westover Headlines

April 1, 2011 in Air Force, Massachusetts, Westover Air Reserves Base by clevine

The 2011 Run to Home Base is seeking a few good military members.

The organization announced in March that 45 spots have been made available for military members to participate in the 9K race that will take place on Sunday, May 22, inside Fenway Park.

For more information, visit runtohomebase.org/military. (The provided hyperlink does not constitute endorsement of this event by the United States Air Force.)
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First female Thunderbird attends open house

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

April 1, 2011 in Air Force, Arizona, Luke Air Force Base by clevine

Once upon a time a young woman decided she wanted to be part of one of the Air Force's most prestigious units, but there were some problems. It was 1973 and the unit was the Thunderbirds, which up to that date had never had a woman wear the Thunderbird patch. But a strange thing happened on the way to her Air Force career -- she made it.

Meet Sarah Johnson-Robles, a retired technical sergeant, who in 1973 applied for a position with the Thunderbirds. To her surprise she was brought to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., for an interview in November of that year.
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8th ASOS hosts first joint coalition jump week

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

April 1, 2011 in Air Force, Germany, Ramstein Air Base by clevine

Airmen from the 8th Air Support Operations Squadron hosted the U.S. Army 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team and Italian Army paratroopers during a joint coalition training exercise here March 21 through 25.

More than 1,400 Italian and American soldiers came from the U.S. Army Garrison in Vicenza, Italy, and the Ranger Unit in Livorno, Italy, to ensure all members were current and proficient on tactics and procedures needed to support real-world contingencies requiring combat jump operations.
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Luke raises money for AFAF

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

April 1, 2011 in Air Force, Arizona, Luke Air Force Base by clevine

In its 34th year, the Air Force Assistance Fund Campaign started Monday and continues to May 6 at Luke Air Force Base. The AFAF campaign is an annual on-the-job fundraiser conducted among the Air Force family for the benefit of the Air Force family.

According to the AFAF website, the campaign was established to raise funds annually for charitable affiliates that provide support to Air Force members in need. Air Force members, who are active duty, retired, Air Force Reserve, Air National Guard and their dependents, including surviving spouses, benefit from the charities.
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6th CONS Guide to Spending FY11 Funds

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

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

As we near the mid-point of fiscal year 2011, it's vital to note the following important dates in forecasting your unit's spending.* A bottleneck effect tends to develop as we near the end of each fiscal year, Sept. 30. In order to ensure that 6th CONS is able to process your requirements and complete them in a timely manner, plan your unit's FY11 spending now and coordinate anticipated requirements through 6th CONS as early as possible, but not later than the dates below:

*Deadlines are subject to change once the FY11 budget is approved.
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Retiring chief looks toward next chapter

This post was originally published by Youngstown Air Reserve Station - Headlines

April 1, 2011 in Air Force, Ohio, Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport and Air Reserve Station by clevine

After three decades of faithful service to her country as an Airman at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station (YARS), Chief Master Sergeant Arlene Boozer is retiring.
 
Chief Boozer joined the Air Force Reserve after graduating from Youngstown State University with a B.S. in Education. "It was one of those dreams I always had. I always wanted to serve my country," she said. She often thought about joining the military, but that thought became reality when a friend in the Active Duty Air Force brought her to see Youngstown Air Reserve Station.
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97th Airmen contribute to training, operational missions in Italy

This post was originally published by Air Education and Training Command - News

April 1, 2011 in Air Force by clevine

Eleven Altus Airmen and one C-17 Globemaster III ventured to Italy last week to help three U.S. and Italian army and air force units fulfill airborne training.

The almost baker's dozen and their winged chariot did just that - and more.

During their week-long stint, they executed 1,480 paratrooper jumps for the U.S. Air Force's 8th Air Support Operations Squadron stationed at Aviano Air Base, Italy, the U.S. Army's 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team stationed at U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza, Italy, and the Italian Folgore Brigade, which is equivalent to the U.S. Army Rangers.
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