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  • Eielson residents can kick butt, have healthy lungs

    Did you know that as of May 31, 30 percent of Eielson residents smoke cigarettes? That's higher than the averages of Pacific Air Forces, the Air Force and the nation. Luckily, Icemen have a way out--a program the Health and Wellness Center offers, which has an 18-percent success rate--and climbing. "The smoking cessation class is a three-class
  • Last baby born in old BACH to Eielson parents

    Isabella Martinez has the distinct privilege of being the last bundle of joy to be delivered in the old 5060th United States Air Force Hospital Facility (currently known as Bassett Army Community Hospital) at 4:43 p.m. June 15. Like the first tot delivered at the facility in 1953, Isabella claims for her parents two proud Air Force members, Airman
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  • Wolf Pack pays tribute to General Olds

    Members of the 8th Fighter Wing, better known as the "Wolf Pack," honored Brig. Gen. Robin Olds, who passed away June 14, during a commemoration event Tuesday. General Olds also know as the first "Wolf" and former commander of the 8th Tactical Fighter Wing was a triple ace fighter pilot who shot down 16 enemy aircraft during World War II and
  • 555th FS members return to the "Wolf Pack"

    After being away for years, the 555th Fighter Squadron reunited with the 8th Fighter Wing's "Wolf Pack" during the squadron's deployment to Kunsan Air Base Tuesday. The 555th FS's lineage to the "Wolfpack" dates back to 1966 when the 555th Tactical Fighter Squadron moved to Ubon Air Base, Thailand to join the 8th Tactical Fighter Wing. Currently,
  • Kadena Airman donates bone marrow

    A Kadena Airman recently gave someone a second chance at life. Lt. Col. Joseph Coogan, 18th Wing Safety chief, recently flew to Washington, D.C., to donate his bone marrow to a leukemia patient. His journey began two years ago at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. "I gave blood at a blood drive while I was attending Air Command and Staff College,"
  • Kadena NCO takes 2nd in U.S. Racquetball Championships

    A Kadena NCO recently took second place in the U.S. National Singles Racquetball Championships held in Houston, Texas. Tech. Sgt. Shaun Stone, 961st Airborne Air Control Squadron, joined the Air Force Varsity Racquetball Team for the second time to compete in the tournament, which drew 700 players from around the world. Sergeant Stone competed
  • 79 graduate from NCO Academy

    Seventy-nine graduates from the NCO Academy Class 07-4 received their diplomas here June 8, after six weeks of classroom instruction. The diploma's symbolize the next stepping stone in each NCO's career as they transition to higher leadership roles. Among the graduates a set few stood out from the rest. Tech. Sgt. William Cupp, 390th Intelligence
  • Solemn service