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Meet the 37th HS Global Strike Challenge team

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September 22, 2014 in F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming by clevine

High in the sky, Airmen competed to see who in the nation's ICBM force is the best at helicopter operations.

Global strike challenge is a competition between many of Air Force Global Strike Command's organizations to see who is the best.

This year's GSC helicopter squadron competition took place Sept. 9 through 11 at Camp Guernsey, Wyo., and the 37th Helicopter Squadron represented the Mighty Ninety.

"Everyone's competent and capable at their mission," said Capt. David Skelly, 37th HS aircraft commander. "It's just to see who stands out."
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News Briefs: Sept. 22 through Sept. 26

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September 22, 2014 in F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming by clevine

Let's talk about sexual assault
The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response office hosts a series of sessions titled "Response Ability" on bystander intervention. The remaining sessions will be held Sept. 23 and 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Building 242. People who know someone who has been sexually assaulted, are interested in knowing more about the issue or are interested in becoming a victim advocate can visit one of the sessions. For more information, call 773-3482.
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Fire Department hosts open house

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September 22, 2014 in F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming by clevine


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Remains of WWII Airman lost in Pacific brought home to Montana

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September 22, 2014 in F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming by clevine

Seventy years after his aircraft was shot down during a mission in World War II, Army Air Forces 1st Lt. William D. Bernier finally came home to Augusta, Montana.

Bernier was buried with full military honors Sept. 19 at the veteran's section of the Augusta Cemetery, only a few miles from the ranch he grew up on. By coincidence, the date was also National Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Recognition Day, observed annually on the third Friday of September.

Military funeral honors were rendered by a joint detail of six soldiers from the Montana Army National Guard's honor guard and eight active-duty Airmen from Malmstrom's base honor guard. Together, they symbolized the Air Force's origins as a component of the Army.
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Mighty Ninety remembers POWs, those MIA

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September 22, 2014 in F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming by clevine

Everybody faces daily challenges in their life. All servicemembers make sacrifices for their country; however, every year we are humbly reminded of those who faced and sacrificed much more.

Thousands of men and women serving in the Armed Forces throughout the past 100 years have had to live their lives as prisoners of war, and many never returned home. More than 78,000 people are unaccounted for from World War II, 8,000 are missing from the Korean War, and 2,646 are missing from the Vietnam Conflict.
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Meet the 90th SFG Global Strike Challenge team

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September 19, 2014 in F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming by clevine

At this year's Global Strike Challenge, defenders from the 90th Security Forces Group are poised to take on their counterparts from across 20th Air Force.

"Global Strike Challenge is all the bases under [Air Force] Global Strike Command competing in their specific career field," said Senior Airman Colton Schoenegge, 90th Security Forces Group Tactical Response Force and 2014 90th SFG GSC team member. "So, [security forces are] going to be competing in different categories that relate to our job."
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Meet the 90th OG Global Strike Challenge team

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September 19, 2014 in F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming by clevine

Nowhere is the mission of Air Force Global Strike Command more apparent than deep underground in launch control centers. This year, the denizens of the LCCs, missileers, will be competing in the 2014 Global Strike Challenge to see which operations group in 20th Air Force is the best.

"It's our version of Top Gun," said 1st Lt. Cory Elder, GSC competitor from the 321st Missile Squadron.

The competition's culmination puts the crews of two operators from each team on a final evaluation ride (a simulation of a potential real-world scenario in an LCC) from 20th AF, he said.
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POW/MIA: 1,482 Airmen still missing

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September 19, 2014 in F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming by clevine

Nearly 1,500 Airmen are still missing and unaccounted-for from various conflicts and there are more than 83,000 Americans still unaccounted-for across the Defense Department.

Every year the nation pauses on the third Friday of September to remember the sacrifices and service of prisoners of war, members still missing in action and their families. This year the observance is Sept. 19.

In the months leading up to National POW/MIA Recognition Day, various active-duty and veterans groups, state and local government agencies, and private organizations throughout the country prepare for ceremonies.
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Meet the 90th MXG Global Strike Challenge team

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September 18, 2014 in F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming by clevine

Global Strike Challenge is back.

This year, 90th Missile Wing Airmen are showing what we're made of to our competition, ourselves and the world.

The GSC is the sole ICBM, bomber and security forces competition in the world with units from Air Force Global Strike Command, Air Combat Command, Air Force Reserve Command and the Air National Guard all vying to be the best.

"GSC is a way to keep the 5 [AFGSC] bases competing, improving and learning new ways of doing our job," said Senior Airman Jake McBroom, 90th Missile Maintenance Squadron Missile Maintenace Team member. "It shows we're competent at what we do, it shows we're able to do our job safely, securely and we're able to do it at a high level of performance."
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PRP Changes: “With great power comes great responsibility”

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September 17, 2014 in F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming by clevine

The Medical Treatment Facility recently implemented a Force Improvement Program initiative by changing how their Personnel Reliability Program is run.

PRP Airmen have been given more flexibility when it comes to medical treatment with the elimination of the "orange sheet," the system has become less bureaucratic, and PRP monitors are empowering the individuals to take responsibility.

Up until recently, patients were required to receive an orange sheet from their PRP monitor if they had an off-base appointment and could not get back "up" on PRP until after the Competent Medical Authority reviewed the orange sheet and talked to the Airmen to determine if they able to return to duty.
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Force Improvement Program continues to move forward

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September 16, 2014 in F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming by clevine

Air Force Global Strike Command Airmen continue to see positive changes in the nuclear force being made through the Force Improvement Program.

During her address at the Air Force Association's Air & Space Conference, Sept. 15, Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James talked about those improvements and nuclear incentive pays coming for select Airmen who perform or support the nuclear mission.

AFGSC is pursuing two mechanisms for awarding incentive pay - the Special Duty Assignment Pay and Assignment Incentive Pay. Both officers and enlisted members serving in certain career fields in the nuclear enterprise will receive up to $300 per month.
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SecAF announces incentive pay for nuclear career fields

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September 16, 2014 in F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming by clevine

Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James announced assignment incentive pay and special duty assignment pay for officers and enlisted members assigned to certain career fields in the nuclear enterprise, Sept. 15.

As part of the Air Force's continued commitment to the nuclear mission, both officers and enlisted members serving in certain career fields in the nuclear enterprise will receive up to $300 per month.

"People assigned to these demanding and exclusive nuclear positions take on an extraordinary amount of responsibility, workload and inspection rigor for the world's most lethal weapons," James said. "The nuclear mission is our number one mission and we're going to compensate our Airmen accordingly."
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Air Force leaders discuss nuclear enterprise

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September 16, 2014 in F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming by clevine

The nuclear enterprise must modernize to remain a viable and essential part of the United States' defense strategy, maintained Air Force senior leaders at the Air Force Association's annual Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition here, Sept. 16.

Lt. Gen. Stephen Wilson, Air Force Global Strike Command commander, was joined by Maj. Gen. Sandra Finan, Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center commander and Maj. Gen. Garrett Harencak, the Strategic Deterrence and Nuclear Integration assistant chief of staff at a panel to discuss the current state of the nuclear enterprise.
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NOSC welcomes new commander

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September 15, 2014 in F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming by clevine

The Naval Operational Support Center hosted a change-of-command ceremony Sept. 13 in the Fall Hall Community Center. Lt. Cmdr. Chad Tidwell relinquished command to Lt. Ryan Clapper.
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News Briefs: Sept. 15 through Sept. 21

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September 15, 2014 in F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming by clevine

POW/MIA Remembrance
A POW/MIA Remembrance event takes place Sept. 16 at 3:30 p.m. in the Fall Hall Community Center. Maj. (Ret.) Ted Gostas, a Vietnam War POW, will speak at the event. For more information or to RSVP, call 773-4475 or 773-4983.

Air Force Ball
Col. Tracey Hayes, 90th Missile Wing commander, and the Air Force Association Cheyenne Cowboy Chapter 357 host an Air Force Ball Sept. 18. Social hour begins 5 p.m. and hors d'oeuvres and dancing follow at 6:30 p.m.
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