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A plaque dedicated to Maj. Hugh Muse, Jr. is displayed during a remembrance ceremony April 14 in Vighizzolo D’Este, Italy.  Hugh was killed in action when his aircraft was shot down during a bombing mission on Dec. 25, 1943. (U.S Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Briana Jones) Italian memorial honors American hero
It was on Christmas Day 1943 when 23-year-old Maj. Hugh Muse Jr. made the ultimate sacrifice for his country when his aircraft was shot down by enemy fire over Italian soil.Now, 69 years later, a memorial plaque in Muse's honor was unveiled on April 14 in the small Italian town of Vighizzolo D'Este where his remains and that of his P-38 were
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SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Left to right, Master Sgt. Thomas McGrew and Staff Sgt. Jesus Martinez, 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron power production technicians, and Steffanie Metzger, U.S. Air Forces in Europe hazardous materials and waste manager, talk about proper labeling and upkeep of secondary storage containers during an Environmental, Safety and Occupational Health Compliance Assessment Management Program evaluation outside the power productions building here April 18. The week-long ESOHCAMP assessment gives the base an idea of how its compares to U. S. Air Force and host-nation regulations regarding environmental and occupational safety. This team is made up of 15 USAFE evaluators who assess Spangdahlem AB’s overall health. The base uses the results from the program to help become USAFE’s most environmentally friendly wing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dillon Davis/Released) ESOHCAMP keeps Spangdahlem AB in the 'green'

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SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Airmen from the 52nd Fighter Wing gather chemical training gear as part of their in-processing to the base at Bldg. 103 here April 18. The 52nd Logistics Readiness Squadron Material Management Flight Individual Protective Equipment Element maintains, stores and issues IPE used by the 52nd FW. Airmen are issued real-world and training chemical gear, extreme cold weather gear, weapons and other training gear which is used during exercises that test the wing’s ability to protect the base and U.S. government assets during various real-world emergency events. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Matthew B. Fredericks/Released) IPE preps Airmen for chemical, cold weather, training environments

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RAF MILDENHALL, England – An Air Force senior airman prays and recalls the challenges she’s endured at the base chapel here April 10, 2012. The Airman is a rape survivor and is paving the path forward in life and in her career. She continues to dedicate much of her time to her faith and now is also devoted to helping those who may have suffered the way she did, sexual assault victims, she said. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Kevin Wallace) Overcoming sexual assault: A victim's candid story
Living has always been a challenge for Senior Airman Jane Smith. Seemingly born into an uphill world, physically and emotionally tested at every step, spirituality had continually strengthened her and still propels her forward in life, she said.Smith was nearly driven to suicide after being sexually assaulted in 2010. Though raped and robbed of her
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A urinalysis collection bottle similar to the ones used by the Air Force for random drug testing. (U.S. Army photo/Staff Sgt. Emily J. Russell)
Don't spice up your life
Just a dash of spice can destroy your health and career.Spice and related chemicals have been banned Air Force wide since June 8, 2010, but members can be tested for the use of spice on a more regular basis since the Air Force acquired the ability to test for it in house in mid-March."The Air Force recently spent $480,000 to acquire two specialized
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Senhor Pedro Belo, 65th Logistics Readiness Squadron, has been working on Lajes since 1988 as a heavy mobile equipment mechanic. (Courtesy photo)
Lajes civilian wins AF level award
A member of the 65th Logistics Readiness Squadron was recently named the 2011 Air Force Fuels Civilian Technician of the Year. Senhor Pedro Belo said he has been working on Lajes since 1988 as a heavy mobile equipment mechanic and is very surprised to have received this award for 2011. Belo is responsible for all chassis maintenance on a $4.2
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Bulgarian navy Vice Adm. Plamen Manushev, deputy chief of defense (center), prepares opening remarks before the first Bulgarian and U.S. non-commissioned officer symposium begins at the Bulgarian Land Forces headquarters here, April 10-11. More than 40 senior enlisted leaders met to discuss doctrine, strengths and leadership philosophies, which are designed to empower and inspire non commissioned officers in both nations' corps. The first day of the joint-nation symposium included four discussions and a small-group breakout session. NCOs strengthen NATO backbone at joint-nation symposium
The first day is complete of a joint-nation NCO symposium at the Bulgarian Land Forces headquarters here April 10-11.More than 40 American and Bulgarian senior enlisted members shared their doctrine, experiences and strengths during four discussions and a small-group breakout session.Chief Master Sgt. David Williamson, U.S. Air Forces in Europe
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Default Air Force Logo Joint-nation NCO symposium empowers Bulgarian, US enlisted leaders
The first Bulgarian and U.S. joint-nation NCO symposium takes place at the Bulgarian Land Forces headquarters here April 10-11.The symposium's goal is to allow American and Bulgarian senior enlisted leaders to share doctrine, strengths and leadership philosophies, which are designed to empower and inspire NCOs in both nations' corps."It's very
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Default Air Force Logo 100th CES fire department hosts mobile Fire Officer II Course
Airmen and Ministry of Defence employees from bases across the U.K. and Germany attended the Fire Officer II Course here March 27 through April 12.Through classroom instruction and tabletop exercises, the students from Royal Air Force Mildenhall, Royal Air Force Menwith Hill, Royal Air Force Alconbury, Royal Air Force Croughton, Royal Air Force
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Staff Sgt. Natalie Anderson, AFN Incirlik, shares information about the Air Force Assistance Fund Telethon April 5, 2012, in the AFN-I radio studio at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The telethon involved an auction of goods and services from local vendors, as well as faux arrests and bail bonds, which raised more than $6,000 for the AFAF in 12 hours. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kali L. Gradishar/Released) AFN Incirlik rakes in thousands for AFAF

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