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Seymour Johnson Air Force Base is a major Air Combat Command base. The 4th Fighter Wing, the host wing at Seymour Johnson, was the first operational F-15E Strike Eagle wing in the Air Force. The wing consists of four groups — 4th Maintenance Group, 4th Mission Support Group, 4th Operations Group and 4th Medical Group — and is assigned over 6,400 military members, about 600 civilians and 96 F-15E Strike Eagles.

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Seymour Johnson Air Force Base News

Personal property summer surge procedures

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March 24, 2011 in Air Force, North Carolina, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base by clevine

With the peak permanent change of station season right around the corner, Headquarters Air Force Personal Property Activity has issued procedures to assist with the summer surge to ensure customers receive the best service possible.

Effective April 1, the Joint Personal Property Shipping Office Northeast will require a minimum of three weeks notice for all out-bound personal property shipments to include non-temporary storage pickups and deliveries. For shipments requiring pack/pickup inside the three-week window, the customer must provide an emergency impact statement to a TMO representative who will forward it to JPPSO-NE. The impact statement explains why the shipment must be picked up inside the three-week window.
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4th CONS recognized as best in ACC

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March 17, 2011 in Air Force, North Carolina, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base by clevine

Airman and civilians from the 4th Contracting Squadron here demonstrated they can compete with the "best of the best" by earning four Air Combat Command Annual Contracting Awards and an Air Force Annual Contracting Award.

Both civilian and military members at the 4th CONS understand the importance of their mission statement to "satisfy customer requirements at home and abroad," said 2nd Lieutenant Aaron Velasco, a contracting officer here.

Home station requirements can range from providing furniture for the dorms, building new military family housing, repairing the runway or providing qualified doctors and nurses to augment the 4th Medical Group. In deployed locations, 4th CONS Contingency Contracting officers fulfill similar requirements as they sustain a demanding deployment tempo of six months deployment and six months home of which they are vulnerable to deploy again.
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What is the 911th ARS?

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March 17, 2011 in Air Force, North Carolina, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base by clevine

The mission of the 911th Air Refueling Squadron is to organize, train and equip KC-135R/T personnel and aircraft for deployment, aerial refueling and airlift operations in support the United States and its allies. There are 294 active duty Airmen and civilian personnel assigned to the 911th ARS between operations and maintenance sections.

The first active tanker associate squadron initiated into the Air Force was the 911th ARS, April 11, 2008. The 911th ARS is the first active tanker squadron within the 916th Air Refueling Wing. Since their activation, the 911th ARS staff earned recognition for their operational capabilities with an Outstanding Unit Award and the Gen. Spaatz Award for being the "Best Air Refueling Squadron in Air Mobility Command."
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336th FS Rockets return from Afghanistan

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March 17, 2011 in Air Force, North Carolina, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base by clevine

A wave of family members and friends wearing yellow clothing, waving flags and holding homemade posters welcoming their loved ones home greeted air crew members returning from a six-month deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom March 16.

The F-15E Strike Eagle pilots and weapon systems officers from the 336th Fighter Squadron deployed to Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, to provide close air support for ground troops across the country.

While their spouses were deployed to a distant land with the task of saving the lives of those on the ground, Rocket wives were hard at work maintaining status quo on the home front. For Rebecca LaFountain this meant establishing a schedule for her and her daughter, Gwendolyn.
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Transforming Air Force logistics

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March 17, 2011 in Air Force, North Carolina, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base by clevine

Base logistic officials will begin implementing the Expeditionary Combat Support System here in an effort to streamline equipment accounting programs used by many entities here in the coming years.

The ECSS is the single largest change Air Force logistics has ever seen. The implementation of the ECSS will take 250 legacy systems currently used by Airmen here and transform them into one web based, common access card enabled system, saving countless manpower hours and money.

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Take eight hours and call me in the morning

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March 17, 2011 in Air Force, North Carolina, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base by clevine

Sleep - Are you getting enough? In a 2009 survey conducted by the National Center on Sleep Disorders and Research, it was found that less than one-third of Americans regularly obtain adequate amounts of sleep, seven or more hours per night. Eleven percent reported they did not obtain the recommended amount of sleep at any time in the past 30 days. Sleep problems are even more prevalent in the military population.
 
Why is sleep important? Without sleep, rats will die within two to three weeks, a timeframe similar to death due to starvation. It is likely this would happen to humans as well. Lack of sleep is associated with difficulty concentrating, memory lapses, loss of energy, fatigue and emotional instability. Sleep deprivation is a key contributor to symptoms of depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation and substance abuse problems.
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Seymour Johnson community helps save lives

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March 17, 2011 in Air Force, North Carolina, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base by clevine

The American Red Cross held a blood drive here Feb. 11.

According to the ARC Southeast Division Web site, www.redcrossblood.org, one in 10 people entering the hospital need blood and every two seconds, someone in the U.S. receives a blood transfusion. Hospitals use more than 38,000 blood donations every day, with Type O as the most requested type.

The next base ARC blood drive is in May. For more information about donation requirements or limitations, call 1-866-236-3276 or visit www.redcrossblood.org.  
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SJ Airmen return from deployment

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March 16, 2011 in Air Force, North Carolina, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base by clevine

More than 750 family members and friends of Airmen from the 4th Fighter Wing filled a hangar on the flightline awaiting the return of approximately 320 servicemembers from a deployment to Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, March 15.

The Airmen, comprised of support elements for the 336th Fighter Squadron include the 4th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 4th Component Maintenance Squadron and the 4th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, completed a six-month deployment to Bagram Air Field, two months more than all previous Air Expeditionary Force fighter squadron rotations.
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333rd Lancers in training

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March 16, 2011 in Air Force, North Carolina, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base by clevine


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Hydraulic Fluid Purification could soon be a DoD-wide program

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March 14, 2011 in Air Force, North Carolina, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base by clevine

The Air Force is constantly looking for ways to support its war-fighting mission in a way that is cost effective and environmentally friendly while still providing maximum efficiency. Don Streeter, Environmental Engineer, Air Force Plant #4, USAF HFP P2 Project, has been a driving force to bring this concept to fruition.

"I discovered HFP at a DoD Spring Environmental Conference in Denver, Co., in late March 1999," he said. "One of the approved purifier vendors had a presentation on how they could save the Department of Defense millions of dollars in fluid replacement and disposal costs if HFP was made an accepted practice."
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Seymour Johnson host Civic Leader Tour

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March 11, 2011 in Air Force, North Carolina, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base by clevine

The 916th Air Refueling Wing and the 4th Fighter Wing will host the 2011 Joint Civic Leader Tour to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., and to Barksdale Air Force Base, La., March 14-15.

Civic leader tours are designed to increase public awareness and understanding of current military capabilities utilizing global mobility, air superiority and precision strike capabilities of the U. S. Air Force. Guests will receive a first-hand look at various aspects of the active duty and Reserve Air Force mission as they meet many of the people whose efforts help ensure our nation's continued military strength.
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History awareness

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March 10, 2011 in Air Force, North Carolina, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base by clevine


The African American Heritage Committee's annual African American Heritage Celebration Finale held to celebrate the contributions African Americans have made to America was held March 9.

The celebration's theme, "African Americans and the Civil War" boosted awareness of the distance Americans have gone to come together as a nation. It also highlighted the contributions African Americans made to the nation despite the fact that they were not always welcomed or treated fairly.
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10 E-7s earn next stripe

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March 10, 2011 in Air Force, North Carolina, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base by clevine

 Air Force officials selected 1,274 of 12,378 eligible master sergeants for promotion to senior master sergeant for a selection rate of 10.29 percent.

The average score for those selected was 665.57, with an average time in grade of 4.30 years and an average time in service of 19.76 years. The average score was based on the following point averages: 134.98 for enlisted performance reports, 20.92 for decorations, 64.34 for the Air Force supervisory examination and 392.25 board score.
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How to control your medical readiness

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March 10, 2011 in Air Force, North Carolina, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base by clevine

Medical readiness is vital to all service members, and there is a new program available that allows Airmen to view their entire medical status online.

The newly implemented Aeromedical Services Information Management System program allows Airmen to take control of their medical readiness by listing breakdowns of medical requirements based on what is current, due and overdue. The system is updated daily to give Airmen the most timely, correct information possible.

Medical readiness is assessed by six key components: Periodic Health Assessment (PHA), Duty Limiting Conditions (DLC), Dental Readiness, Immunization Status, Laboratory tests, and Medical Equipment. In the past, members were notified of these requirements via e-mail, physically walking into the medical group, or from their supervision.
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Airman brings home fallen servicemembers

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March 10, 2011 in Air Force, North Carolina, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base by clevine

An aircrew flight equipment technician here took part in an ongoing operation to account for American servicemembers lost in past U.S. conflicts.

Tech. Sgt. Alvin Edmonds, non-commissioned officer in charge of the aircrew flight equipment section of the 333rd Fighter Squadron, served as a team member for the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command, a Department of Defense agency devoted to finding all American service members listed as missing in action.

After being selected for a recovery team comprised of service members from career fields such as archaeology, forensic photography and aircrew flight equipment, Sergeant Edmonds flew to Hawaii to receive initial training about the mission.
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