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SIALULIAI, Lithuania (AFPN) -- Capt. Joey Gaona signals the completion of another successful mission here. The 23rd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron is participating in NATO's Baltic Air Policing mission, providing 24-hour security over the skies of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.  Captain Gaona is an F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot assigned to the 23rd Fighter Squadron at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Thomas Crosson) Sign of success

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Default Air Force Logo Third Air Force inactivates
Headquarters 3rd Air Force inactivated Nov. 1 during a ceremony here as part of a larger U.S. Strategic Theater Transformation.Although 3rd Air Force was inactivated, the U.S. Air Force will leave a general officer in country. Maj. Gen. Paul Fletcher will remain at Royal Air Force Mildenhall as U.S. European Command’s senior representative to Her
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Default Air Force Logo Military members have options during tax season
With the tax season ready to begin, many may be either dreading the forms they will have to fill out or looking forward the return they will get on their money. In either case, taxpayers should be aware of a few things.The use of the Internet has made it easier and faster for online programs to process tax returns for individuals, but it also
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Default Air Force Logo Staff sergeant claims gold in Armed Forces bowling tourney
Staff Sgt. Kirsten Elmore was raised in a family of bowlers, so it was only appropriate her father was in the stands to watch his daughter claim a gold medal at the 2006 Armed Forces Bowling Championship.“I was a little nervous on the last game since I needed a 215 to win, but when I got the first strike in the 10th frame I knew I had it and saw
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Retired Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Sam E. Parish (center wearing suit) stands with U.S. Air Forces in Europe Command Chief Master Sgt. Gary G. Coleman and Airmen attending the USAFE 2006 Chiefs’ Orientation held at Ramstein. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Julianne Trulson) Enlisted leaders past and present shape future USAFE chiefs
As they prepare to sew on their final stripe, 67 Airmen who attended the U.S. Air Forces in Europe 2006 Chiefs’ Orientation gleaned insight from leaders past and present -- including retired Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Sam E. Parish and Command Sgt. Major William J. Gainey, the first senior enlisted advisor to the Chairman of the Joint
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Default Air Force Logo USAFE announces winners of 2005 USAFE Chaplain Service Awards
U.S. Air Forces in Europe recently announced the winners of the 2005 USAFE Chaplain Service Awards.The winners are:Outstanding Large Chapel Organization of the Year: 435th Air Base Wing Chapel, Ramstein Air Base, Germany.Outstanding Medium Chapel Organization of the Year: 52nd Fighter Wing Chapel, Spangdahlem AB, Germany.Outstanding Small Chapel
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Default Air Force Logo LEAD program seeks Airmen for U.S. Air Force Academy
The Air Force is looking for outstanding enlisted Airmen with leadership potential to fill appointments to the U.S. Air Force Academy.There are 135 slots available each year through the Leaders Encouraging Airmen Development Program. The deadline for completing the initial application is Feb. 15 for entry into the fall 2006 class. The LEAD Program
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Default Air Force Logo Giving away the secret
In current times where modems come built into starter computers and Internet access can be as cheap, or in some cases cheaper, than regular telephone service, it seems everyone has a license to cruise the information super highway.There is a variety of information and entertainment Web sites available on the ‘net’ and nearly as many chat rooms,
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Default Air Force Logo Pieces of information are keys to identity theft
Do you like to shop online? How about banking online? How many times have you been at the ATM to get cash out then left your receipt, or thrown away those ‘you have been pre-approved’ credit card applications without opening them? If you have done any of these things you’ve made yourself vulnerable to identity theft.According to the Federal Trade
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Default Air Force Logo Preventing sexual assault, a job for both parties
Somewhere in the U.S. a women is raped every six minutes according to the U.S. Department of Justice.In 2004, there were more than 200,000 victims of rape, attempted rape or sexual assaults according to the 2004 National Crime Victimization Survey. Eighty-five percent of the victims knew the perpetrator according to the most recent U.S. Air Force
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