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Scholarships for military children

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

November 20, 2014 in Florida, Patrick Air Force Base by clevine

As the Scholarships for Military Children Program enters its 15th year, more than 8,000 students have shared nearly $13 million in scholarships. Applications for the 2015-2016 school-year awards become available Dec. 15, 2014, at commissaries worldwide or by logging onto http://www.militaryscholar.org.

As one of last year's recipients said, the scholarship will help her fulfill her dream of becoming a surgeon.

"Receiving your scholarship makes me more determined to attain high academic standards and accomplish my dream," the student wrote in a letter to the Defense Commissary Agency. "Thank you again for your generosity and believing in me."
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11 Airmen selected for chief

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

November 20, 2014 in Eglin Air Force Base, Florida by clevine

Of the 2,525 senior master sergeants eligible for promotion to chief, 479 were selected for an 18.97 percent selection rate, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced today.

Team Eglin had 11 Airmen on the list.

Enlisted promotions are based on weighted factors including time in grade, time in service, enlisted performance reports, medals, promotion fitness exam and skills knowledge test for staff through master sergeants and the U.S. Air Force supervisory examination for senior and chief master sergeants. For senior and chief master sergeants, selection board scores are also included.
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Patrick-Cape participate in Sports Week

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

November 20, 2014 in Florida, Patrick Air Force Base by clevine

Members of Team Patrick-Cape participate in the 2014 Sports Week, during the week of Nov. 17-21, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. Sports Week is designed to bring together the 45th Space Wing and its mission partners for a friendly sports competition. Events began with an opening ceremony for a total of 18 sports and fitness competitions throughout the week. A closing ceremony and 5K Warrior Run, Nov. 21, 2014, rounded out Sports Week.
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Students visit recycling center

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

November 19, 2014 in Florida, Tyndall Air Force Base by clevine

More than 60 Tyndall Elementary students toured the Tyndall Recycling Center Nov. 13 for winning their schools recycling contest.

Tyndall has an annual recycling project contest that's held at a different school every year. The winners of the contest get to tour the recycling center.

Workers divided the students into two groups and showed them all aspects of the center. Both groups got a chance to look at their equipment and different type of materials that Tyndall recycles.
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Thanksgiving Day brunch

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

November 19, 2014 in Florida, Homestead Air Force Base by clevine

The 482nd Force Support Squadron will host a Thanksgiving Day Brunch at the Homestead ARB Community Activity Center from 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., on Nov. 27.

Come savor traditional Thanksgiving dishes including roasted turkey, baked ham, prime rib, mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables, salad bar, cranberry sauce as well as succulent deserts. Champagne will also be available. 

Cost is $25 per person (club members take $5 off for each guest). Reservations are required - call Jim or Dusty at 786-415-7486.
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Stars, bars, engage to develop leaders

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

November 19, 2014 in Florida, Patrick Air Force Base by clevine

Retired Brig. Gen. Dan Goodrich, retired Lt. Gen. William Welser III, retired Brig. Gen. James Carroll, and Brig. Gen. Nina Armagno, 45th Space Wing commander, attended Bars to Stars Symposium at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., Nov. 14, 2014. The symposium is an aid to the Air Force mentoring program which focuses on total force development and preparing members for increased responsibilities as they progress through their career. Log on to the 45th Space Wing's facebook page to see more photos.
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Christmas wishes are hung on Eglin’s “Angel Trees”

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

November 18, 2014 in Eglin Air Force Base, Florida by clevine

The base chapel's annual Angel Tree program kicked off Nov. 7 with trees on full display in several locations here.

"For over 10 years, the Eglin Chapel has been able to bring Christmas to the families of Eglin military personnel in need of a little assistance, said Susan Huberty, the Eglin pastoral coordinator.  "Without the generous support from the community, many children would not experience the full joy of the Christmas season.   It is an honor to be able to lighten the burden of those struggling with the challenges that come with the military lifestyle."  
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“Port Dawgs” keep cargo, people moving

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

November 18, 2014 in Eglin Air Force Base, Florida by clevine

Whether it's cargo or passengers, the Air Terminal Operations and Passenger Travel Section of the 96th Logistics Readiness Squadron keep things moving.

The section, which is housed in Eglin's Readiness Center, provides a critical service to units here, including the 7th Special Forces Group (A).  Units can't move cargo or deploy troops without their help.

The section's primary responsibility is to load and offload cargo and passengers to and from aircraft that land here.  It's not unusual for C-5s, -17s, or -130s to arrive with tons of equipment or to stand ready to accept a load for delivery to an overseas location. The crew also inspects the cargo to ensure it meets safety of flight standards as designated in the regulations.
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“Street Smart” program kicks off Holiday Traffic Safety Campaign

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

November 17, 2014 in Eglin Air Force Base, Florida by clevine

The annual Holiday Traffic Safety Campaign was held at the Enlisted Heritage Hall here Nov. 13.

The campaign, presented by the 96th Test Wing safety office, reminds both Airmen and civilians about the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs; texting or e-mailing while driving; and not wearing seat belts. 

"The bottom line is I need you to be alive," said Brig. Gen. David Harris, 96th Test Wing commander, in his opening remarks.  "I need you to be able to do your mission.  Your commanders, supervisors and families are all counting on you to be safe.  Drinking or texting while driving distracts you from paying attention while on the road.  If you become tired while driving, find somewhere safe to pull over until you're able to continue.  Please enjoy the holiday season, be safe and come back in 2015, ready to execute the mission even better than before."
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Command Chief retires, shares final thoughts

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

November 17, 2014 in Eglin Air Force Base, Florida by clevine

The following is a transcript of a Team Eglin Public Affairs interview session with Chief Master Sgt. Marcus Snoddy Nov. 10. The chief served as the Command Chief for the 96th Test Wing from Nov. 2012 until his retirement Nov. 21.

Q: What are your plans after retirement?

A: My wife, Mayumi, and I are going to relocate to San Antonio, Texas, where I'm going to graduate school to pursue a Master's of Arts in Management and Leadership. When I finish school, I'd like to find a career in program management, project management or human resources, so this degree offers me that flexibility.
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Project Emeritus volunteers

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

November 17, 2014 in Florida, Patrick Air Force Base by clevine

Members of the 45th Force Support Squadron Military Personnel Section's Customer Support Section pose with Project Emeritus volunteers, Nov. 7, 2014, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. Project Emeritus volunteers ensure customers have the proper documentation to receive an ID card, answer phones and help where needed. To volunteer, contact Project Emeritus at (321) 494-7656.

Click here to see the Project Emeritus website and for more information.
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F-35 water survival instructor keeps training afloat

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

November 17, 2014 in Eglin Air Force Base, Florida by clevine

Within the 33rd Fighter Wing, innovation doesn't end at the flight line, but finds its way into a 12-foot swimming pool where new F-35 pilots are now able to seamlessly complete their F-35 water survival training.

During the F-35 aircrew flight equipment shop water survival training here, pilots are required to swim under the parachute and follow the seams to find their way out - this worked with the C-9 parachute since it would stay afloat. With the new IRVIN-GQ 6000 parachute, a different design and thicker material at the center of the canopy would cause the parachute to quickly sink to the bottom of a 12-foot pool, creating a difficult scenario for the rest of the students who didn't go first.
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Base gears up for 2014 Car Show

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

November 14, 2014 in Florida, Homestead Air Force Base by clevine

Dozens of rare and exotic cars will be showcased on the Homestead Air Reserve Base flight line adjacent to base operations Nov. 21 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.

The show will feature the following cars:

2015 Supercharged Corvette Stingray
2015 Dodge Viper
2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat
2015 Jaguar F Type
2015 Porsche Turbo S Cabriolet
2015 Porsche 918
2015 Ferrari 458 Speciale
2015 Nissan GTR NISMO version
2015 Nissan 370Z NISMO version
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Workshop focuses on inspiration through music

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

November 14, 2014 in Florida, Patrick Air Force Base by clevine

More than 30 Team Patrick-Cape members attended a workshop geared toward women, music & personal power, Nov. 7, 2014, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. In conjunction with the workshop, Team Patrick-Cape was authorized to wear denim jeans in observance of Denim Day, to recognize the importance of preventing sexual assault.
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F-35 takes center stage at Nellis Open House

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

November 14, 2014 in Eglin Air Force Base, Florida by clevine

While visitors at the Nellis Open House were able to get an up-close look at various aircraft that make up the last 70 years of aviation history, the U.S. Air Force's newest fifth-generation fighter aircraft may have produced the most 'oohs and awes' throughout the event Nov. 7, 8 and 9.

Thousands of spectators taking in the event's festivities clamored toward the runway to see the F-35A Lightning II, and many more eyes were fixed on the Southern Nevada skyline as the aircraft rocketed by with the F-22 Raptor to mark the official start of the open house's aerial performances.
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