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Realignments add to busy summer moving season

This post was originally published by Peterson Air Force Base - 21st Space Wing News

March 30, 2011 in Air Force, Colorado, Peterson Air Force Base by clevine

With a busier-than-usual military moving season about to kick into high gear, officials are asking service members to book their moving dates early and keep flexibility in mind when doing so.

The military moved more than 230,000 shipments last summer alone, and this year officials are expecting an additional 10,000 moves due to the base realignment and closure process, said John Johnson, the chief of the personal property branch for the Army's Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command. The command is the lead agent for the Defense Department's Personal Property Program.
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‘All types’ of aid considered for Libyan rebels

This post was originally published by Military Times - News

March 30, 2011 in Air Force by clevine

WASHINGTON — The White House on Wednesday said it is assessing options for “all types of assistance” to Libyan rebels battling Moammar Gadhafi’s troops, while frustrated lawmakers quoted senior Obama administration officials as saying the U.S. military’s role will be limited.

Photo of The Day

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March 30, 2011 in Air Force, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana by clevine


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Air Force leaders issue sexual assault prevention, response message

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March 30, 2011 in Air Force, Oklahoma, Vance Air Force Base by clevine

Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Roy issued the following message to the men and women of the United States Air Force:

We must commit to eliminating sexual assault from our Air Force.

Air Force leaders have focused on sexual assault prevention and response for several years, with special emphasis on victim care. Unfortunately, sexual assault continues to burden our Airmen and degrade our mission effectiveness. Sexual assault is a crime, and there is no place for this behavior in our Air Force. We demand better of ourselves.
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Senate plan would reform confirmation process

This post was originally published by Military Times - News

March 30, 2011 in Air Force by clevine

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of senators on Wednesday came up with a plan to reduce by one-third the number of executive nominations that require full Senate confirmation.

Adoption adds new level of joy for McChord family

This post was originally published by 62nd Airlift Wing - McChord News

March 30, 2011 in Air Force, McChord Air Force Base, Washington by clevine

Air Force spouse Heather Jonsson can still vividly remember the moment when her aunt and uncle became a biracial family.

The couple, which Jonsson was very close with, welcomed home an adopted child into their family.

It made quite an impact on the then 13-year-old Jonsson.

"(That) was a real impressionable age, and the (idea of) adoption was very attractive to me," she said.

During her engagement to future husband Ben years later, Heather shared her desire to one day become a biracial family as well.
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"The BUFF" does its stuff

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

March 30, 2011 in Air Force, Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine


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Dyess Airman Dies March 30

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

March 30, 2011 in Air Force, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas by clevine

An Airman assigned to the 317th Airlift Group at Dyess Air Force Base was pronounced dead March 30, 2011 at 2:14 p.m. at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene, Texas.

The cause of death is under investigation and the name of the Airman is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

For more information, please call the 7th Bomb Wing Public Affairs Office at (325) 696-4266.
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Altus AFB supports Test Pilot School

This post was originally published by Altus Air Force Base - Altus AFB News

March 30, 2011 in Air Force, Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma by clevine

United States Air Force Test Pilot School students endure a rigorous schedule where they have to balance intense academics while flying a wide variety of aircraft.

Another portion of the 11-month course is the Test Management Program, a six- to eight-month project that gives the students hands-on experience and oversight of a real test program.

"Test pilot students are able to, in a more controlled environment, do exactly what they would do after graduation," said Col. Noel Zamot, USAF TPS commandant. "We seek out to do real-world test programs."
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Former CC speaks at Women’s History Month Luncheon

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

March 30, 2011 in Air Force, Kansas, McConnell Air Force Base by clevine


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Hasan lawyer: Let new Hood CG decide on death

This post was originally published by Military Times - News

March 30, 2011 in Air Force by clevine

FORT HOOD, Texas — An attorney for the Army psychiatrist charged in the Fort Hood shooting rampage wants the Texas post’s incoming commanding general to decide whether his client faces trial and the death penalty.

Hasan lawyer: Defer death penalty decision

This post was originally published by Military Times - News

March 30, 2011 in Air Force by clevine

FORT WORTH, Texas — Whether an Army psychiatrist goes to trial and faces the death penalty in the Fort Hood shooting rampage should be decided by the incoming commanding general instead of the military leader who was at the Texas Army post that day, the suspect’s attorney said Wednesday.

Hood commander grants Hasan delay in case

This post was originally published by Military Times - News

March 30, 2011 in Air Force by clevine

FORT WORTH, Texas — The Army psychiatrist charged in the Fort Hood shooting rampage won a delay Wednesday that is expected to move his case to the incoming commander who will decide whether he will go to trial and face the death penalty.

Air Force Assistance Fund kicks off with Sheppard leadership

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

March 30, 2011 in Air Force, Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas by clevine


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Deployment faire aids family members

This post was originally published by 62nd Airlift Wing - McChord News

March 30, 2011 in Air Force, McChord Air Force Base, Washington by clevine

Maj. Anthony Mims, 627th Logistic Readiness Squadron commander, holds his daughter up to the table as she fills out her power of attorney, naming SpongeBob SquarePants as her sole heir for her assets. Cecilia Mims, 2, has already conducted a safety check on a weapon, been fitted for her body armor and helmet and learned valuable tips to help her quickly don a chemical gas mask.

Cecilia, along with dozens of other children and their parents, participated in the 627th LRS Deployment Faire March 19 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.
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