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  • Off-duty Airmen save local man's life

    The importance of military training hit home for three Eielson Airmen who rescued a local Fairbanks man drowning in a lake behind Fairbanks International Airport June 16. Senior Airmen Elicia Greer and John Rogers and Staff Sgt. Bryan Fletcher were riding their dirt bikes and all-terrain vehicle

  • Kadena hosts the eighth annual Special Olympics

    "Let me win, but if I cannot win let me be brave in the attempt." With the start of the Special Olympics oath, more than 900 athletes and 200 artists gathered here Sunday for one of Japan's biggest events - 2007 Special Olympic Games. More than 1,500 volunteers from different branches of the U.S.

  • Hickam crew prepares for AMC Rodeo

    Pilots normally don't want to see another aircraft traveling dangerously close to their own. But during in-flight refueling, jets have to get very close. "One of the first lines in the manual for in-flight refueling is 'flying two planes in close proximity is inherently dangerous,'" said Maj. Jason

  • Maintainers keep jets flying at Cope North

    Of the 346 sorties flown during Exercise Cope North 2007, not one would be possible without the work done by maintenance crews. "We do inspections and maintenance with anything that has to do with the jet," said Airman 1st Class Rene Garcia, an F-16 Fighting Falcon maintenance crew chief deployed

  • An amazing week (opinion)

    I recently attended the 54th National Security Forum at Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base in Montgomery, Ala. at the invitation of Gen. Paul V. Hester, commander of Pacific Air Forces. This event is hosted by the Air War College under the U.S. Air Force's Air University, the Air Force's center for

  • 'Living legends' discuss Air Force of yesterday, today

    In keeping with the Air Force's 60th anniversary theme, "Heritage to Horizons," a panel of four war veterans gathered June 14 at the Pentagon Conference Center to discuss the challenges and triumphs of air power over the years. The theme of the discussion was, "The Jet Age: Korea, Vietnam, Cold

  • 'One command post' initiative beneficial to Airmen

    Wing and tenant unit commanders and command post leaders Air Force wide were recently directed to consolidate their command and control operations. Many Air Force bases have multiple command posts. The "One CP" initiative will consolidate those into one facility with a single staff. While One CP