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  • New service dress prototypes sparks interest

    Based on feedback received during visits with Airmen across the Air Force, the Air Force Uniform Board is reviewing several notional concepts that Airmen have suggested regarding the appearance of the service dress uniform. Some of the informal feedback about the current service dress includes Airmen wanting to revamp the service dress to look more
  • Pacific Air Forces Command Chief Master Sergeant Rod J. McKinley, appointed the 15th Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. T. Michael Moseley named Chief Master Sgt. Rodney J. McKinley to serve as the 15th Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force today. Chief McKinley will assume his new position on July 1, following the June 30 retirement of current Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Gerald R. Murray. CMSAF Murray’s retirement culminates 29
  • Aggressors Enhance RED FLAG-Alaska 06-2

    There has been much talk and anticipation leading up to the first RED FLAG-Alaska with the first dedicated Aggressor force to participate in the exercise that began here April 24. The 64th Aggressor Squadron, based out of Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., is a renowned squadron of men and women dedicated to train U.S. and ally military forces using
  • Battlefield Airmen skills at RED FLAG – Alaska

    “I’m a totally different person than I was six years ago,” he said over his shoulder from the passenger seat of a muddy F-350 “Super Duty” Ford truck as it swung back and forth in what looked like chili. The truck leapt in and out of deep ruts as it labored up the steep access road that grants authorized personnel here access to the world’s largest
  • Minnesota AF Reserve wing drops Army airborne unit

    Red Flag Alaska prepares Airman for deployment to combat environments. Though it’s hard to recreate real life situations during training, an Air Force Reserve unit deployed here has found a way. The 934th Airlift Wing, Minnesota’s only Air Force Reserve unit, and lead wing for the Elmendorf component of Red Flag Alaska, is working with the U.S.
  • RED FLAG – Alaska results

    More than 84 aircraft and 1,500 Air Force active duty, Reserve, and National Guard Airmen both here and at Elmendorf AFB, Alaska wrapped up and departed the first ever RED FLAG – Alaska to take place here April 24-May 5. Pilots, maintainers, weapons loaders, intelligence units, joint terminal attack controllers, pararescuemen and support personnel
  • 17th Operational Weather Squadron Completes Merger

    Moving with the Air Force’s Smart Ops 21 initiative, the 20th Operational Weather Squadron from Yokota Air Base, Japan merged into the 17th Operational Weather Squadron at Hickam. To cover its vast new 95-million square mile AOR the 17 OWS assembled into one center, improved forecast capabilities, trained Airmen and exploited new technology. “In
  • Republic of Korea nurses visit Hickam

    Nurses from the Republic of Korea visited Hickam’s clinic to learn how the U.S. responds to and manages natural disasters contingencies. By sharing information with allies the Air Force will insure its friends are using they practices in disaster management situations. Seven RoK nurses spent a week on Oahu to discuss mass casualty response,
  • Unit’s dentists link clues to mystery of military’s fallen

    Lt. Col. Walter Henry never dreamed his Army career as a dentist would lead him to a job where he would get to help identify Americans missing-in-action from the nation’s past conflict. Henry is one of only three odontologists working as forensic dentists at the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command. JPAC is charged with a full accounting of the