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  • Patriot Village stands ready to house, serve troops

    Contingency dorm operations; that's what it would normally be called. This fenced-off, seemingly deserted commune stands lonely and quiet for extended periods of time. However, its purpose is not to continuously bustle with life, but to be ready at a moment's notice when called upon. A village within a village - Patriot Village serves a very
  • Illinois Air National Guard visits Polish Air Base

    Members of the 182nd Airlift Wing, Peoria, IL. arrived at the Polish base June 18, as part of the Illinois Air National Guard's role in the State Partnership Program. The visit is part of a continual endeavor by National Guard Units and European military forces to facilitate information exchange and familiarization. The arrival of the 182nd began a
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  • Cadets get upclose view of Aviano, 8th ASOS

    Imagine a 3:45 a.m. show time in order to undergo a four-hour climb through muddy terrain, loose rock, waist-high brush, fallen tree limbs and a little bit of leftover winter snow in the heart of the mountains with 80 pounds of equipment strapped to your back - all to find the perfect observation point. It's at this observation point that your
  • Academy cadets receive hands-on training during Ops AF

    U.S. Air Force Academy cadets got a taste of what the aeromedical evacuation mission is all about June 16 on the Ramstein Air Base flightline. Through briefings and hands-on training, the cadets learned how the 86th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, along with the 435th Contingency Aeromedical Staging Facility, provides support and transportation
  • 17th sends medics to SHARED ACCORD

    Air Force Maj. Eric Colon, with the 459th Expeditionary Air Medical Squadron, performs a routine physical examination at Wanrarou, Benin, local during day one of a six-day Medical Civil Assistance Program coordinated by the 459th EAMDS and three Benin Army doctors. The 459th is a provisional part of the 404th Air Expeditionary Group at 17th Air
  • Secretary of the Air Force visit honors memorial and supports Paris Air Show

    The Secretary of the Air Force, Michael B. Donley, accompanied a congressional delegation of six senators that arrived in Paris June 13, 2009, to partake in a wreath laying ceremony at the Memorial de l'Escadrille Lafayette, in Marnes-la-Coquette, just outside Paris, France. They are also here to show their support for the Paris Air Show. The