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  • Watch what you're saying, someone is listening!

    Did you know that a simple phone conversation with your loved one in a deployed location could put him or her in danger?When you send e-mails or faxes or have a phone conversation, did you know a spy or terrorist could be listening? Even when you are on a government computer or a DSN line?"Everyone

  • Keeping the Air Force flying, AEFs rotate

    Nearly 26,000 airmen from Air and Space Expeditionary Forces 1 and 2 have started, as of mid-May, rotating home after their three-month deployment supporting the war on terrorism as well as other contingency operations. The lead combat wings were the 388th Fighter Wing from Hill Air Force Base,

  • MEDIA ADVISORY: F-22 TO VISIT LANGLEY AFB

    On Thursday (May 30) members of the media are invited to cover a visit of the F-22 Raptor to Langley Air Force Base, Va.The 7 a.m. media availability includes an interview with Brig. Gen. William J. Jabor, the Director of the Air Force Program Executive Office for Fighter and Bomber programs, an up

  • CMSGT MURRAY SELECTED AS CMSAF #14

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. John P. Jumper has named Chief Master Sgt. Gerald R. Murray to serve as the 14th chief master sergeant of the Air Force. Murray will assume his new position on July 1, following the June 28 retirement of Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Jim Finch. CMSAF Finch’s

  • RANGE SUPPORT SERVICES (RSS) CONTRACT ANNOUNCED

    The Air Force today awarded a contract to DynCorp Technical Services in Ft Worth, Texas, to support Air Force Materiel Command and Air Combat Command range support functions such as program management, security, transportation, airfield management, civil engineering, target management, services and

  • A-10A Accident report released

    Air Force investigators have determined that loss of situational awareness contributed to the mid-air collision of two Air Force A-10A aircraft during a close-air-support training mission Jan. 17 near Douglas, Ariz.; however, they were unable to determine a clear and convincing cause. Federal law

  • Lots of fun coming, but lots of risk too

    Memorial Day kicks off the "101 Critical Days of Summer" and I can't stress to you enough how important it is to make safety a priority in everything you do, at work and during your personal time.The summer months increase opportunities for outdoor fun and family vacations but they also increase

  • MEDIA ADVISORY - Flying Tiger to Receive Distinguished Service Cross

    One of the leading “Aces” from World War II, retired Brig. Gen. David “Tex” Hill, will be recognized with the presentation of the Distinguished Service Cross May 25, 2002. Retired General Henry Viccellio Jr., former commander of Air Education and Training Command, is scheduled to present the DSC

  • NASA AND AIR FORCE FORGE AHEAD WITH REUSABLE LAUNCH TECHNOLOGY

    Air Force and NASA officials recently agreed with the primary recommendation of a 120-day study team that the Air Force and NASA should continue to assess building a joint Reusable Launch Vehicle demonstrator.After scrutinizing shared technologies and mutual requirements for space access, the study

  • Secretary of the Air Force to speak at DFI International Air & Space Seminar

    Dr. James G. Roche, Secretary of the Air Force, will speak at DFI’s International Air & Space Breakfast Seminar on Achieving Battlespace Superiority: The Dynamic Promise of Air & Space Power, on Wed, May 22 at 8:00 a.m.The breakfast seminar will be held in the Rayburn House Office Building, Room

  • What kind of shoe salesman are you?

    An American shoe salesman was sent to the outback of Australia to sell shoes to the Aborigines. He sent a telegram back to his headquarters: "They don't wear shoes here. There is no opportunity for sales."A second salesman was sent to the same area. He saw the opportunities, and wired, "They

  • RQ-1B ACCIDENT REPORT RELEASED

    Air Force investigators have determined that strong wind gusts caused an Air Force RQ-1B Predator aircraft to crash while the operator was attempting to land it Jan. 25. The aircraft was flying in support of Operation Enduring Freedom when the crash occurred.The Predator, which is an unmanned

  • RQ-1L ACCIDENT REPORT RELEASED

    Air Force investigators have determined that operator errors caused an Air Force RQ-1L Predator aircraft to crash shortly after take off Jan. 22 at a deployed location in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.The Predator, which is an unmanned reconnaissance aircraft, was destroyed upon impact about

  • EC-130H COMPASS CALL CREW SHARES MISSION AND OEF EXPERIENCE

    An EC-130H Compass Call aircraft from the 355th Wing, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz, which was deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), will be on Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Tuesday, May 21, at 8 am EDT.The aircraft’s crew will provide a briefing on the role and mission of

  • DIRECTOR OF THE AIR NATIONAL GUARD CONFIRMED

    The Senate confirmed Maj. Gen. Daniel James III on Tuesday to assume the position as Director, Air National Guard. He will be promoted to the rank of lieutenant general.As director, Air National Guard, James will be responsible for formulating, developing, and coordinating all policies, plans and