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Default Air Force Logo AFAS gives Lakenheath Airman peace of mind
Tech. Sgt. Luis Crespo, an 18-year veteran, had a budget and a plan. The 48th Contracting Squadron NCO planned and saved for his two boys to come visit him in the U.K. for Christmas, planned and saved enough for holiday activities and presents, he had even put money aside to buy a car when his was totaled in an accident--but when his replacement
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BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan - Senior Airman Sekina Moye, Bagram Mortuary Affairs, re-arranges coalition flags here March 17. Moye, a fitness specialist from the 435th Services Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, is deployed to the 755th Air Expeditionary Group and was recently selected as Bagram's Warrior of the Week for her outstanding work ethic as the only Air Force mortuary affairs technician here. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Demetrius Lester)   Deployed Ramstein Airman gives all for the families
Most people couldn't imagine doing the job of Senior Airman Sekina Moye. Before this deployment...she couldn't either. Airman Moye, a services journeyman assigned to the 755th Air Expeditionary Group, is filling a six-month in-lieu-of tasking with Bagram's Mortuary Affairs.She is the only Air Force member of the five-person Army team who processes
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Master Sgt. Jerry Smith, 48th Maintenance Group Air Force Repair Enhancement Program manager, measures a resistor for a video tape recorder that will be used on an F-15 March 17 at RAF Lakenheath, England. AFREP fixes aircraft items that can't be fixed in aircraft maintenance back shops, are in short supply AF wide or non-procurable. The majority of AFREP repairs are done using microscopes, because they are at the miniature/micro-miniature circuit level. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Vanessa Young) Airmen save AF money through innovation, ingenuity
Since the institution of Air Force Smart Operations 21, Airmen around the Air Force are looking for different ways to save money. One resource many base agencies might overlook is the Air Force Repair Enhancement Program. AFREP, formerly the Gold Flag Program, helps the Air Force save money in two ways-- funds generation and cost avoidance. They
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Default Air Force Logo Social networking sites garner commander concerns
Imagine a terrorist organization searching to collect information about base personnel, their personal lives, children, where they work, their education, how much money they make. Imagine them being able to find out who is currently deployed, who is about to deploy, where we've been and who we have been there with, all without coming in the gate or
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Senior Airman David Leatherwood, a special cargo handler with the 727th Air Mobility Squadron, RAF Mildenhall, has been accepted into Tops in Blue as the only guitarist. Airman Leatherwood is now training with the other Tops in Blue entertainers at Lackland Air Base, San Antonio, Texas, in preparation for the 2008 worldwide tour. (U.S. Air Force photo by Karen Abeyasekere) Mildenhall Airman chosen as sole guitarist for Tops in Blue
David Leatherwood's passion for music is obvious the moment you meet him. When he's not working his day job as a special cargo handler, the senior airman practices playing his electric guitar five to seven hours per day. He's also a singer-songwriter, plays the violin, piano and bass guitar, and performs karaoke three times a week, both at the
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Eagle Scout Kevin Stewart organizes DVDs for his leadership service project at the United Service Organizations administration office on Pulaksi Barracks Feb. 29.  Kevin collected 330 DVDs to distribute to the Air Moblilty Command passenger terminal, to wounded Soldiers at the Contingency Aeromedical Staging Facility, and to the new USO opening at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. Photo by Airman 1st Class Amber Bressler Boy Scout organizes project for KMC USO
Ramstein High School freshman and Boy Scout, Kevin Stewart, recently reached out to the community to help servicemembers and their families in the Kaiserslautern Military Community area. While waiting for a space available flight in the Air Mobility Command passenger terminal at Ramstein he decided to watch a movie. To his dismay, there were hardly
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SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- Jayme Cupples cuddles with Skittles, a cat that has been “lost” since October. Skittles will be reunited with her family here when Tech. Sgt. Errol Gibson make a permanent change of station move from Incirlik AB, Turkey, to Spangdahlem AB, Germany. (Courtesy photo) Lost cat shows how military 'family' works together
Staff Sgt. Tina Hernandez knows first hand what it's like to be supported by the U.S. Air Force "family." She wasn't late on a bill or stranded anywhere. Well, she wasn't stranded, but her cat was. Through a long chain of events and help by a then-faceless kind-hearted couple, as well as a soon-to-PCS technical sergeant, Sergeant Hernandez and her
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Senior Airman Chance Medley, 86th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron air evacuation technician, goes through the Joint Mobility Processing Center before deploying. Photo by Airman 1st Class Kenny Holston Teamwork in action
Ramstein's Joint Mobility Processing Center exemplifies teamwork in action at the passenger terminal. The JMPC serves as the hub for deployment operations originating or terminating at Ramstein. The JMPC processes deploying passengers and cargo, ensuring everybody and everything deploying from, or redeploying to Ramstein is properly processed,
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Airman 1st Class Shawn Carter, 100th Logistics Readiness Squadron Fuels Management Flight technician, drags a fuel line from an R-11 vehicle to a KC-135 Stratotanker at RAF Mildenhall.  Fuels management Airmen kept the lifeblood of airpower flowing by delivering more than 35 million gallons of JP-8 in fiscal 2007.  Airman Carter recently returned from a four-month deployment to Southwest Asia with the distinction of pumping the most fuel, more than 7 million gallons, at that location.  (U.S. Air Force by Senior Airman Teresa Hawkins) 100th LRS Fuels Management Flight keeps RAF Mildenhall lifeblood pumping
The average human heart pumps about 250,000 gallons of blood a year to nourish every cell of the body, without which the body would not function. Similarly, fuels management Airmen keep the lifeblood of RAF Mildenhall - JP-8 - pumping through thousands of feet of underground pipeline "arteries," but to the tune of about 35 million gallons in
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SOUTHWEST ASIA -- Senior Airman Mark Applewhite, (right), a crew chief deployed to the 386th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, assists Senior Airman Bryan Gallagher, a petroleum, oil, and lubricant—fuels specialist deployed to the 386th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron, with refueling a C-130 Hercules aircraft on a Southwest Asia air base Jan. 31, 2008. Airman Applewhite is deployed from Ramstein Air Base, Germany and Airman Gallagher is deployed from McGuire Air Force Base, N.J., in support of Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Patrick Dixon) Deployed Airmen prepare pilots, aircrews to fly, fight, win
How often do you put your life in the hands of someone else? Pilots and aircrew members do it every time they fly. It's all a matter of trust, said Capt. Anthony Campbell, a C-130 Hercules aircraft commander deployed with the 737th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, who described flying a 40-something-year-old C-130 like driving your dad's 1960-model
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