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  • Navy League Honors Key Spouses

    Members of the Honolulu Council of the Navy League, along with the city's Mayor, friends and family gathered at city hall, Jan. 5, to celebrate and reward seven "key" spouses for their hard work in the military family community during 2006. A "key" spouse is a spouse who functions as the main source of communication and organization for a command
  • Teamwork key to bilateral exchanges at Misawa

    Overcoming obstacles such as language barriers can be difficult. This is something Staff Sgt. Andrew Frasier learned recently when he and six other Airmen from Misawa AB, Japan, came here for a bilateral exchange. One of Sergeant Frasier's responsibilities during the exchange was making sure aircraft were properly fueled. "I helped the guys refuel
  • PACAF leader when it comes to conserving energy

    Pacific Air Forces has seen a 17 percent cumulative reduction in energy use from the fiscal year 2003 baseline, well on its way to exceeding the Energy Policy Act of 2005's goal of reducing energy consumption by 2 percent each year from 2006 through 2015 for a total of 20 percent. PACAF had the largest energy use reduction of any MAJCOM during
  • Air Force may hold RIF board if goal not met

    The Air Force will convene an officer reduction in force board in June if it fails to meet its force-shaping goal, said the service's senior most officer for manpower and personnel. "While the goal has been to reduce active-duty end strength through voluntary programs where possible, if at the end of the extended Voluntary Separation Pay
  • Structural fire trainer saves lives, money

    Airmen with the 35th Civil Engineer Squadron's Fire and Emergency Services Flight here are honing their skills on a new structural fire trainer. The better training not only can translate into less injuries, but also it consolidates a variety of scenarios in one area: putting out fires, working in confined spaces and functioning in low-visibility
  • Hydrogen-powered vehicles sign of future

    Along with the increasing number of hybrid vehicles sharing the roadways with traditional fossil-fueled autos, there has also been an increase of hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicles on Air Force bases. Hydrogen station officials here say the concept of hydrogen isn't new. NASA has been using the substance for both propulsion and power generation in
  • Congressional delegation visits hydrogen fueling station

    Fifteen congressional delegates visited the hydrogen fueling station at Hickam AFB Dec. 29. Opened in November 2006, the facility is a renewable energy station that is helping the Air Force overcome its dependency on petroleum products by providing an alternate fuel source. The unique Air Force facility is also a joint green-energy initiative
  • Special Forces Soldiers Conduct Holiday Op for Filipino Kids

    A few days after Air Force Staff Sgt. Fred Grant settled into his job as the Special Operations Weather Noncommissioned Officer here, he made a cardboard donations box and an announcement. The soft-spoken Mississippi native had a simple wish: to provide Christmas gifts for Filipino children who live on the camp here and whose parents are members
  • 58 years of service: Misawa base news goes online

    As the end of 2006 rapidly approaches, a significant chapter in the history of the Northern Light closes with this issue as it heralds its transition from newsprint to a cyber-space news source. "This transition is in line with Air Force Smart Operations-21," said Brig. Gen. Sam Angelella, 35th Fighter Wing commander. "Going to a Web-based
  • Push ceremony kicks off annual Operation Christmas Drop

    The world's longest running humanitarian airdrop had its first "Push" ceremony at Andersen Air Force Base Saturday commemorating the 54th Annual Operation Christmas Drop that reached more than 50 remote Pacific islands. Gen. Douglas H. Owens, 36th Wing commander, led the ceremony that included words of thanks and encouragement from a native of