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  • 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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  • 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
  • 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
  • Operation Deep Freeze summer season commences

    An annual ritual that has persevered for more than 50 years was observed Oct. 1 in ChristChurch, New Zealand, when the (Mount) Erebus Chalice held at the ChristChurch Cathedral over the winter, was presented to the Joint Task Force Support Forces Antarctica. Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Bill Yates accepted the chalice and will transport it to the Chapel of
  • Air Force helps Hawaii Marines get ready for Iraq

    A group of Hawaii-based Marines will soon be off on a combat deployment to Iraq, which means combat training is paramount right now. Marines in Hawaii can only conduct so much of their vital training on their island home of Oahu, so they're getting a helping hand and some strategic lift from the Air Force. An Air Force Reserve crew from Niagara
  • America Soars on Air Force Wings

    The United States of America depends on its Air Force to defend the population, deliver global effects and jointly accomplish national objectives to an extent unseen in the history of mankind. In my 35 years of service, many things have changed. Yet, what has remained constant is the extraordinary dedication, courage, and skill of the men and women
  • Kadena Airman becomes first non-Marine to earn ‘Gung Ho’ Award

    Air Force Master Sgt. Gary Solomon used to think all young Marines just got drunk and started fights, and the senior enlisted tried to be "Gunny Highway" from the movie "Heartbreak Ridge." But Sergeant Solomon, assigned to Kadena Air Base, said recently after attending the Marine Staff Noncommissioned Officer Academy's Advanced Course on Okinawa,
  • RED HORSE breaks ground on new training field

    Airmen broke ground on the Northwest Field Expeditionary Training Campus here Oct. 11. The 554th Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operations Repair Squadron Engineers will accomplish $20 million in construction over the next five years. "Right now we are only 74 strong, but we'll have our full manpower of 160 by September 2007," said Capt. Craig