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Base holds free Halloween Hauntfest Oct. 31

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

October 27, 2014 in Florida, Homestead Air Force Base by clevine

Homestead Air Reserve Base will hold its 7th annual Hauntfest Oct. 31 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the old Shoppette Express across the street from the base at the corner of SW 288th St. and 127th Ave.

The Hauntfest is free admission and features a large-scale haunted house, hayrides, trick or treating, carnival games, face painting and other fun activities for all ages.

The event is presented by the 482nd Force Support Squadron. For more information about the event, call (786) 415-6784 or (305) 772-4910.
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F-35A activity

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

October 27, 2014 in Eglin Air Force Base, Florida by clevine


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Tales of struggle, resiliency highlight Storyteller forum

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

October 27, 2014 in Eglin Air Force Base, Florida by clevine

Team Eglin hosted its second "Storytellers" resiliency forum here Oct. 23.

Storytellers, an Air Force program that began in 2012, is a live event where Airmen share personal life stories of struggle and resiliency.

"This event is about sharing," said Chief Master Sgt. Marcus Snoddy, the 96th Test Wing command chief, who shared his story again this year. "The most important take away from these stories is you are not alone when bad things happen. Don't be afraid to seek or provide help, because you just might save a life."
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Medical Group tests readiness with Ebola exercise

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

October 27, 2014 in Eglin Air Force Base, Florida by clevine


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AF Medical Service seeks nominations for innovation award

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

October 25, 2014 in Florida, Homestead Air Force Base by clevine

Personnel assigned to the Air Force Medical Service and Air Reserve Component who have contributed an innovative achievement to the AFMS community are encouraged to compete for the AFMS Outstanding Achievement in Innovation Award and submit by Dec. 1.

The award program annually recognizes an individual or small group of military and civilians, not organizations, who have made substantial improvements in the quality and productivity of operations through innovative ideas, special acts, and other management initiatives, which resulted in a substantial improvement and/or savings to the Air Force.
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Free Massages from Caring Hands

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

October 24, 2014 in Florida, MacDill Air Force Base by clevine

Free massages were given at the 2nd annual "Caring Hands Support Our Troops" event on  Oct. 21, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Short Fitness & Sports Center at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.

"Our practitioners treated everything from low back pain and running injury pain to lack of range of motion in joints," said Jane Kordish, community relations chair of Tampa Bay Chapter of the Florida State Massage Therapy Association.

MacDill's Health Promotion Services center partnered up with the FSMTA to provide sports and chair massages, and live demonstrations of different massage therapy styles in promotion of National Massage Therapy Awareness Week.
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Future Soldiers visit MacDill

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

October 24, 2014 in Florida, MacDill Air Force Base by clevine

On Oct. 17, 2014, Special Operations Command Central hosted the first Army Recruiting Future Soldiers Event at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.

It was a three-hour event that consisted of 13 future soldiers from the Orlando Recruiting Company viewing static displays of the various missions that SOCCENT supports along with visiting the parachute riggers where the future soldiers  were able to use a parachute simulator to experience jumping from an aircraft.

"This marked the beginning of a positive change and addition for the Orlando Recruiting Company Future Soldier Program," expressed U.S. Army Staff Sgt. William O. Baker, U.S. Army Recruiter. "The future soldiers were extremely impressed and amazed at the many different tools used to complete the mission SOCCENT soldiers are given."
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Quest for Zero

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

October 23, 2014 in Florida, Tyndall Air Force Base by clevine

October is maintenance safety month, and the Air Force is looking to make a huge statement by introducing the "Quest for Zero."

"The Air Force is going to start a new program in fiscal year 2015," said Tech. Sgt. Michael Martin, 325th Fighter Wing Ground Safety manager. "It's going to be the 'Quest for Zero,' which means striving for zero mishaps and zero fatalities."

Martin said this comes on the heels of a year that saw 381 mishaps, several due to slips, trips and falls in maintenance Air Force wide. The falls don't often result in serious injuries, but have been known to lead to minor bumps, bruises or lacerations.
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Wingman Day: Conversation, core values, respect

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

October 23, 2014 in Florida, Patrick Air Force Base by clevine

More than 1,300 Team Patrick-Cape members attended Wingman Day, Oct. 17, 2014, at Patrick Air Force Base and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.

Wingman Day kicked off with a run, followed by an All Call, and then the team traveled to the small group classes of their choice, which were written by Airmen and the Integrated Delivery System agency members. With 46 classes offered, there was no shortage of educational opportunities available for the team here to engage members in unit conversations on core values and respect.
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Oktoberfest big success

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

October 22, 2014 in Florida, Tyndall Air Force Base by clevine

Tyndall hosted its annual Oktoberfest event Oct. 17 at Bay View base housing to boost morale, promote welfare and provide recreation to the base and local community.

"This is our 'giving back to the community' event. It provides an opportunity for private organizations to come out and fundraise as well as create a great family atmosphere in the middle of October," said Daniel Albin, 325th Force Support Squadron marketing director and director of the event.

More than 1,200 people attended the event, and over 22 booths were set up.
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Community police to conduct the annual Goblin Patrol

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

October 22, 2014 in Florida, Tyndall Air Force Base by clevine

Volunteers will once again be participating in Tyndall's annual Goblin Patrol to help children safely trick-or-treat on Halloween.

For the past seven years, the Tyndall Community Police has helped with the safety of trick-or-treaters and enlisted volunteers to assist during its annual Goblin Patrol.

From 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., volunteers will participate in the patrol by keeping accountability of children trick-or-treating across the installation's community neighborhoods and ensure they are monitored when crossing roads.
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Tyndall celebrates retirees

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

October 22, 2014 in Florida, Tyndall Air Force Base by clevine

Retiree Appreciation Day is Nov. 1, and Tyndall has several events set up to honor local retirees and share useful information.

"Our retirees shaped the military into what it is today and are still shaping the future," said Rebecca Mroczkowski, 325th Force Support Squadron community readiness specialist. "They deserve to have recognition for all their hard work and training Airmen following in their footsteps."

From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., various base and medical agencies will have booths set up in the Base Exchange/Commissary mall area providing flu shots, information from the Airmen and Family Readiness Center, TRICARE and the Health and Wellness Center and more. The Tyndall Top Three will be cooking hamburgers and hotdogs outside the exchange.
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First F-35A operational weapons load crew qualified

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

October 21, 2014 in Eglin Air Force Base, Florida by clevine

Racing against the clock and with leadership's eyes watching, three Airmen with the 58th Aircraft Maintenance Unit loaded training munitions onto an F-35A Lightning II during a qualification load here, Oct. 10, officially becoming the first qualified operational weapons load crew for the F-35A.

Staff Sgt. Zachary Watts, 58th AMU crew one load crew chief, leveraged his 10 years of experience loading munitions on F-16 Fighting Falcons to lead his crew through the successful load. Airmen 1st Class Robert Hughes and Reece Zoller, 58th AMU crew one load crew members, joined Watts for the week-long load training after completing technical training at the Academic Training Center.
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Runners support Breast Cancer Awareness in 5K

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

October 21, 2014 in Eglin Air Force Base, Florida by clevine


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Ranger exercise: Boat crash

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

October 21, 2014 in Eglin Air Force Base, Florida by clevine


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