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Default Air Force Logo 732nd AMS provides support to more than 7,000 aircraft, passengers a year
How do more than 3,500 Army Soldiers deploy from Alaska? It's all in a day's work for the members of the 732nd Air Mobility Squadron. "It's not as simple as loading people and luggage on a plane and sending them on their way," said Tech. Sgt. Rafael Peña-Perez, 732nd AMS Aerospace Maintenance Technician Crew Chief. "It takes teamwork from people in
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2006
Default Air Force Logo Proud to serve for more than 50 years
"Most people don't like corned beef, but that's because they haven't had mine." Norman Facer doesn't worry about having leftovers when he cooks, because he knows how to make unpopular dishes into new favorites and after 52 years of service; 40 of those being a cook -- he does just that. Mr. Facer, a cook at the Iditarod Dining Facility, was
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2006
Airman 1st Class Dustin Fox (driving) and Staff Sgt. Fong Vang prepare to load an AIM-120 air-to-air missile on an F-15 Eagle during an combat capability exercise Oct. 18 at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 18th Wing exercise from Oct. 13 to 19 tested the wing's ability to respond to a wartime situation. Both Airman Fox and Sergeant Vang are from the 18th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Dave DeRemer) Weapon-loading warriors

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2006
A New York Air National Guard LC-130 Hercules sits while crews unload fuel and cargo here during a mission to Antartica in 2005. A LC-130 arrived Oct. 17 at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, en route to its first Operation Deep Freeze mission for the year. The LC-130 is equipped with ski-landing gear that allows the aircraft to land on ice or snow while airlifting supplies to remote locations throughout the Antarctic continent.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Efrain Gonzalez) First Operation Deep Freeze LC-130 arrives at Hickam
The first New York Air National Guard LC-130 arrives at Hickam today enroute to McMurdo Station, Antarctica. From McMurdo, the crew and aircraft will fly re-supply missions to scientific research camps throughout Antarctica in support of Joint Task Force Support Forces Antarctica, Operation Deep Freeze. The LC-130 is a modified ski-equipped C-130
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2006
Hundreds gathered at the base of the new Air Force Memorial as Secretary of the Air Force Michael W. Wynne officially closed the Air Force Memorial commemoration with a wreath laying ceremony in Arlington, Va., Oct. 15, 2006. Looking on are, from left: Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Rodney J. McKinley, Air Force Memorial Foundation Chairman Ross Perot Jr. , and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. T. Michael Moseley. On behalf of all American citizens President George W. Bush accepted the Air Force Memorial from Air Force Memorial Foundation Chairman Ross Perot Jr. during the previous day's dedication ceremony at the base of the Air Force Memorial that overlooks the Pentagon. Designed by the late James Ingo Freed the memorial with its three soaring spires inspired by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds bomb burst manuever, pays tribute to and honors the patriotic men and women of the U.S. Air Force and its predeccessor organizations. An open house was held near the Pentagon in conjunction with the dedication ceremony which featured performances by the U.S. Air Force Band, the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard drill team, and culminated with a concert featuring country music performer LeeAnn Womack. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Cohen Young) PACAF supports Air Force Memorial debut in Nation's capital
Pacific Air Forces was on hand to support the unveiling of the Air Force Memorial and Air Force Open House in Washington DC. Saturday. The $30 million memorial, set next to the Arlington National Cemetery, overlooks the Pentagon and the nation's capital beyond. The three 17,000-ton metal spires make the centerpiece of the memorial reaching 270 feet
0 10/18
2006
Default Air Force Logo Anthrax shots to become mandatory
Based on the continuing risk of anthrax exposure to certain U.S. members, the Department of Defense announced on Oct. 12 that it was moving the current voluntary vaccination program to a mandatory program for certain locations. Beginning within the next few months military, emergency-essential DoD civilians and contractors currently stationed,
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2006
Staff Sgt. John Garcia (left) helps his partner as they simulate extinguishing an aircraft fire during a combat capability exercise Oct. 17 at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 18th Wing exercise from Oct. 13 to 19 tests the wing's ability to respond to a wartime situation. Sergeant Garcia is a firefighter with the 18th Civil Engineer Squadron . (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Kelly Timney) Fire response

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2006
Default Air Force Logo Wings of valor
It was an honor to dedicate the Air Force Memorial at Arlington, Virginia, on Oct. 14 -- a proud moment for the men and women of the United States Air Force, thousands of devoted professionals who are serving now or have served this great nation. This next year marks the 60th anniversary of an independent Air Force. It is altogether fitting for the
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2006
MARRIETTA, Ga. -- Lockheed Martin rolls out the first combat capable F-22 stealth fighter destined for operations in the Pacific Theater and assigned to Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska.  The F-22 dominates any adversary through unmatched performance achieved through stealth, supercruise speed, agility, precision and a complete view of the battlespace achieved with the advanced sensor suite embedded in the aircraft.  (Courtesy Photo) First Pacific F-22 rolls out

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2006
EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ak.—1st Lt. Benjamin Bishop, 354th Operations Support Squadron intelligence flight, slices through the water during his 2.4 mile swim portion of the ChesapeakeMan Ultra Distance Triathlon Sept. 30 in Cambridge, Md. (Courtesy photo) Airman wins ChesapeakeMan Ultra Distance Triathlon
An Airman triathlete swam, biked, and ran his way to victory at the 2006 ChesapeakeMan Ultra Distance Triathlon Sept. 30 in Cambridge, Md. First Lt. Benjamin Bishop, 354th Operations Support Squadron intelligence flight, crushed a field of almost 200 competitors en route to a personal-best time of 9 hours, 47 minutes and 53 seconds. Lieutenant
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2006
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