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  • Career Adviser of the Year finds she won award on AF Link

    Senior Master Sgt. Yvonne Miller, 18th Medical Support Squadron superintendent, recently found out by coincidence she won an Air Force-level award with the help of the Air Force Link Web site. While at home, she went online to the site and saw the headline "Air Force announces the Mission Support Award winners for 2006." Sergeant Miller looked
  • Kadena prepares for Air Mobility Rodeo

    Air refueling, maintenance, aeromedical evacuation, fit-to-fight, security forces and air transportation are among the different elements air mobility warriors will be tested on at this year's Air Mobility Rodeo July 22 to 28. Airmen from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron are gearing up to travel with other Kadena units to McChord Air Force Base,
  • Kadena NCO court-martialed for child porn

    A non-commissioned officer recently received nine months confinement, reduction to Airman Basic and a bad conduct discharge for possessing and displaying child pornography here. Staff Sergeant Jason M. Hooks, 18th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, pleaded guilty to the charges before a military judge in a general court martial June 13. Sergeant Hooks
  • Twelve Outstanding Airmen of the Year named

    Air Force officials have selected the service's top enlisted members, naming the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2007. An Air Force selection board at the Air Force Personnel Center here considered 33 nominees who represented major commands, direct reporting units, field operating agencies and Air Staff agencies. The board selected the 12
  • Motorcyclists hit road to promote safety

    Seeing a convoy of motorcycles may conjure visions of lawless biker gangs cruising the open roads. However, when Kadena Air Base held the first Kadena Motorcycle Ride, a procession of more than 70 participating bikes and riders presented a different image. "We're promoting safety among the riders, and also showing non-bikers that these guys are on
  • Elmendorf couple make history in F-15

    Summer is the perfect time of year for couples to get out of the house and enjoy the great outdoors together. One Elmendorf couple took that to a whole new extreme. Maj. Carey Jones and Capt. Blaine Jones became the first married couple to fly an alert practice scramble mission together here June 6. Flying a two-ship of F-15Cs, the Joneses - the
  • Balad honors fallen EOD Airman

    Senior Airman William N. Newman, an explosive ordnance disposal technician who was killed June 7 south of Balad Air Base, Iraq, was honored in a memorial service here June 10. Airman Newman, 23, assigned to the 332nd Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron, was killed by an improvised explosive device, which detonated while he was supporting Army and
  • Airman rigs 'Chutes, travels the World

    Sometimes, Airman 1st Class Darrius Armstead, Jr. would say his job is tedious. Airman Armstead is an air transport specialist for the 15th Logistics Readiness Squadron's Combat Mobility Element (CME). One part of his job is rigging huge parachutes for C-17 Globemaster III airdrop exercises. Rigging parachutes is the process of packing a parachute