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  • Hickam Rodeo Team revealed to base community

    Hickam's first-ever Air Mobility Command Rodeo Team was revealed to the base population today at the commander's all-ranks assembly. Team Hickam's finest will compete with more than 50 countries, totaling more than 2500 people at this intense competition at McChord Air Force Base, Wash., in July. The event will challenge various career fields from
  • Kadena's Medical Group leads way to a smoke-free base

    The Air Force wants a tobacco-free service by 2010, and the 18th Medical Group is getting a head-start at Kadena to eliminate smoking areas within its group starting in September. Smoking areas around all Med Group buildings will be moved further away and eventually disappear in an effort to enhance overall fitness and duty performance. "We want
  • PACAF commander visits Yokota, discusses top issues

    YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan-- The top U.S. Air Force general in the Pacific visited Yokota Air Base May 10 and took some time to provide Airmen news about Pacific Air Forces operations. Gen. Paul Hester, PACAF commander, discussed key points including maintaining relations with the Japanese Air Self Defense Force, budget cuts and how they won't affect
  • Fitness month focuses on health, social benefits

    May is National Sports and Fitness month, and there are positive health and social benefits to getting off the couch and over to the fitness center, a track, running trail, pool, court, park or other venue of your choice. In other words, just choose it! Jill Goff, fitness program manager at Yokota's Health and Wellness Center cited a 1996 surgeon
  • Air Force Aerial Porters and Logistics Readiness Airmen team up to save lives

    As the chaplain to the 732nd Air Expeditionary Group, it's my job to visit to the Air Force "In Lieu Of " (ILO) Airmen serving in Army positions around Iraq. Along the way, I visit other Airmen including the heroes of the 332nd Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron Aerial Port Detachments. These men and women load and unload cargo on aircraft.
  • Groups continue PBD-720 mergers

    Kunsan squadrons are merging their commander's support staff as part of Air Force Smart Operations-21 initiatives to overcome manning cuts directed by Presidential Budget Directive, or PBD-720.   Squadrons across the 8th Fighter Wing, under the planned cuts, are merging, and in some cases, have merged their collective information managers and
  • F-22 Raptors end deployment to Pacific

    After almost three months in the Pacific, ten F-22s departed here May 10 upon completion of the first overseas deployment for the Air Force's newest air supremacy aircraft. Two aircraft were delayed due to maintenance and are scheduled to depart within a couple of days. The 12 Raptors arrived in February as part of a regularly scheduled U.S.
  • Kunsan Airman found dead identified

    An Airman found dead in his dorm room May 8 has been identified.   Tech. Sgt. Michael Cook, 8th Communications Squadron, was found by members of his unit after he failed to report to duty the morning of May 8.   The active-duty non-commissioned officer's death is currently under investigation. Members of the 8th Security Forces Squadron and the Air
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