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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

State business leaders join Seymour in saluting N.C.

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

Planning a major event in North Carolina requires countless people and several months of preparation; however the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base air show director, always takes time to educate state leaders about the largest fighter wing in Air Combat Command.

When the opportunity to host members from the North Carolina Defense Business Association arose this month, Major James Ladd, director of the Wings Over Wayne air show, knew this was a chance to show business leaders what Goldsboro and Wayne County already know; Seymour Johnson AFB is home to the world's largest inventory of F-15E Strike Eagles.
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Pins falling

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

The 14 person staff at Planet Bowl offers something for everyone including youth and adult league bowling, bingo, a Pro Shop, The Inside Scoop, The Ten Pin Café and arcade games. The Ten Pin Café serves breakfast all day and features a daily lunch special.

In addition, there is always a daily bowling special. Monday through Thursday uniformed military personnel bowl for free with a purchase of $4 or more from the Ten Pin Café, between the hours of 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday's are Penny-a-Pin night from 5 - 9 p.m., customers only pay what they score. They also offer All You Can Bowl Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. for $4, 1 - 5 p.m. for $5 and 5 - 9 p.m. for $6. Friday nights are Cosmic Glow in the Dark bowling starting at 10 p.m. the cost is $9 per person or $40 per lane.
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Logistics Airman earns BSM

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

Hearing a room called to attention during a commander's call is not uncommon; however, it is unusual to hear the order following a Bronze Star Medal presentation to a staff sergeant.

Staff Sgt. Victor Snyder earned a BSM while deployed to Camp Vance at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, as the non-commissioned officer in charge of fixed wing movements.

While in Afghanistan, a Midlothian, Va., native was part of the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force-Afghanistan where he served on an 11-man joint force team. Numerous lives depended on his ability to direct intra-theater airlift in support of multi-national special operations forces. Sergeant Snyder's duties included: coordination of air-drops for troops-in-contact, emergency air-land movements for dislocated special forces with exhausted mission critical resources and troop movements for the unit and command leadership elements around Afghanistan.
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Planting to help conserve water, energy

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

Did you know that according to NASA's investigation of satellite images, the U.S. grows enough residential grass to cover the entire state of New York? That's 53,000 square miles of grass.

The water required to keep this grass alive is astronomical. The Energy Information Administration estimates the world will increase energy use by more than 30 percent over the next 20 years. Planting grass, shrubs and trees native to the area can reduce water and energy usage year round.

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Young girl finds voice through art

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

With a steady hand, she takes her emotions and puts them on paper in forms of things that interest her, such as animals or her most recent interest, airplanes.

I've been drawing since I was really little," said the soft spoken girl with serious eyes and a curious smile.

At two years old, doctors diagnosed Melanie Green with Autism. Despite the diagnosis Melanie found a way to express her voice within through art.

Melanie, a shy girl who admits that lunch is her favorite part of the school day, exhibited an amazing talent at a very early age.
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Awareness key to child abuse prevention, detection

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

In April, the 4th Fighter Wing will observe National Child Abuse Prevention Month. This observance serves as a time to promote how working together can provide a healthy and safe environment for every child in the community.

Base leadership will join the local Goldsboro community to recognize April as Child Abuse Prevention Month during the annual Mayoral Child Abuse Prevention Month Proclamation Ceremony. The ceremony will be held April 5 at noon on the steps of city hall.

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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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