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Default Air Force Logo Serving Through the Season: Airman Alex Diaz
For most, cooking for a holiday crowd includes about 10 people but for people at the Hale' Aina Dining Facility at Hickam AFB, this holiday crowd can include more than 300 Airmen and retirees. Airman Basic Alex Diaz, 15th Services Squadron, works at the dining facility and he and other services Airmen will be busy in the kitchen Christmas day,
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2006
Default Air Force Logo PACAF commander discusses top Air Force priorities, challenges
The top U.S. Air Force general in the Pacific visited Yokota Air Base earlier this week and met with senior officials from U.S. Forces Japan and the 374th Airlift Wing. Gen. Paul V. Hester, Pacific Air Forces commander discussed many issues facing the service today. These key points included operations tempo, deployments, force shaping, new
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2006
EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- Airman Jaime Valle, 354th Maintenance Squadron, 354th Fighter Wing, checks the lunette for wear and tear during a 365 inspection on an MHU-141/M Munitions Handling Trailer here on 13 December. The lunette wears down over time due to excessive use. The inspection is a yearly operational and maintenance check on the trailer which can be configured to carry different munition types. 
(U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt Joshua Strang) 365 Ammo Cart Inspection

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2006
EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska--Senior Airman Eli Wamack, Det. 1, 210th helicopter flight engineer,  inspects a M240 machine gun before leaving on a two-hour training mission Dec. 7 in the Pacific Alaska Range Complex. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Nora Anton) Ready at a moment's notice
Airmen from Det. 1, 210th Rescue Squadron took to the skies in a Sikorsky HH-60G Pavehawk helicopter on a two-hour training mission the afternoon of Dec. 7. The aerial gunner and flight engineer's mission goal was to qualify on the M240, a 7.62 mm machine gun, by successfully shooting at fake convoys set up in the Pacific Alaska Range Complex. The
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2006
Santa holds 3-year-old Alyssa Gimmiel after arriving Dec. 11 on his 40th annual trip to Arctic Village (north of Fort Yukon, Alaska). Because of an aircraft change at Elmendorf, this will be the last trip Santa makes with the 517th Airlift Squadron. The Alaska Air National Guard will add Arctic Village to its list of destinations during Operation Santa. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Rhiannon Willard) 517th Airlift Squadron brings holidays to Arctic Village
For various reasons, Santa Claus' reindeer were not able to make the trip to Arctic Village. For example, Donner and Blitzen were not current on their training and Rudolph was getting his red-nose shined so he could lead the way on Santa's Christmas journey. So, like they have done for the last 40 years and for the final time, Air Force C-130s from
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2006
Staff Sgt. Michael Schwanke stands behind a bar with 675 pounds, the same amount of weight he lifted at the 8th Army powerlifting competition. In order to get that much weight on a bar, 14 45-pound plates were added. Through years of workouts, he has developed a 47 inch chest, 18.5 inch biceps and 29.5 inch thighs. (Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael O’Connor) World class powerlifter at Osan
Have you ever heard that heated discussion between guys in the gym, "I can bench more than you can," well chances are, one Osan Airman will win that argument every time. Staff Sgt. Michael P. Schwanke, 51st Communications Squadron wideband technician, is currently ranked 16th in the National Power Lifting Rankings for the 242 pounds weight class.
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2006
Default Air Force Logo Osan to sort it, bag it and drop it
Sort it, bag it and drop it -- that is the goal of the new Osan Solid Waste Diversion and Recycling Program that started Dec. 13. This purpose of the Air Force Solid Waste Diversion and Recycling Program is to: -- Divert solid waste from landfills and incinerators through reuse, recycling, composting, mulching or donating. -- Ensure integrated
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2006
Default Air Force Logo Big Brother's watching … and protecting
It's kind of like the novel "1984." Big Brother really is watching ... but this time, he's helping to keep the members of Osan safe. The high-tech Integrated Base Defense Security System is a suite of intrusion-detection sensors which uses specialized equipment to survey both the base security zone and interior of Osan. Using IBDSS gives the base
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2006
ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam – Brig. Gen. Douglas H. Owens, 36th Wing commander, greets former President George H.W. Bush and former first lady Barbara Bush Dec. 10 at Andersen on a brief stopover en route to Thailand. During their brief visit here, the former President toured the base heritage museum and took time with Mrs. Bush to thank Airmen for their continued service to our country. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Owen) (Released) Former President Bush visits Andersen AFB

0 12/11
2006
Staff Sgt. Christopher Hill learns a different technique for extinguishing fires from Japan Air Self Defense Force Master Sgt. Masashi Mitake at Tsuiki Air Base, Japan. Six Kadena Air Base, Japan, NCOs took part in a bilateral exchange from Dec. 5 to 13 at a remote seaside JASDF base. The NCOs lived and worked alongside JASDF Airmen in similar jobs to build relations and promote interoperability. Sergeant Hill is with the 18th Civil Engineer Squadron, (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Jeffery Loftin) Kadena Airmen work with Japan Air Self Defense Force
Six Kadena Air Base NCOs recently had the opportunity to experience what life is like in the Japan Air Self Defense Force. As part of the NCO Bilateral Exchange Program they flew in JASDF aircraft Dec. 5 to Tsuiki Air Base in mainland Japan. There they spent the next nine days living and working side-by-side JASDF Airmen in similar jobs. "We're
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