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  • Suggestions bring in AF-level awards for USAFE members

    Air Force officials recently announced the winners of the 2004 Air Force Productivity Excellence awards. Two U.S. Air Forces in Europe organizations and one individual recently received top honors for their money-saving improvements for the Air Force. USAFE’s Air Force-level unit award winners are: 435th Medical Group, Ramstein Air Base, Germany
  • Spangdahlem broadcaster takes top AF honors for radio show

    An on-air personality from Detachment 9, American Forces Network, won the 2005 Air Force Media Award Contest in the Radio Entertainment Program Category. Staff Sgt. Deb Decker, NCOIC of News, took first place for her work on Eifel Saturday Morning. “I was a little surprised by the win since radio isn’t my thing,” Decker said. “I’m more comfortable
  • Spangdahlem Airmen train with new high-tech weapon

    The sound of gunfire ricocheting off concrete walls is an everyday occurrence for the troops at the combat arms training and maintenance unit here. One of the few indoor Air Force firing ranges, the range features a target retrieval system and a hard gel backstop, which will soon be replaced by a steel backstop -- allowing for heavy weapons to be
  • Tony's story: A brother's lesson in drug abuse

    It was Saturday morning, May 5, 1995, when the police told me my brother was dead. They told me over the telephone and were very cavalier about it. But I understand why they were so callous. My brother had died of a heroin overdose, and they probably figured I was junkie too. I came from a normal Air Force family. My brother, Tony, and I grew up on
  • A life less ordinary: AF family opens arms to autism

    The walls in the Dallas’ home aren’t festooned with art, but with boards. There are boards with schedules, with charts, with pictures to guide 4-year-old Liam, and establish routines for every-day tasks such as washing his hands (turn on water, wash hands, turn off water and dry hands) or going potty (pull down pants, use the potty, use toilet
  • Chatting on Air Force Portal requires decorum

    Airmen are chatting it up in growing numbers using the Air Force Portal’s instant messaging service. But recent inappropriate comments made by some Airmen in chat rooms led officials to clarify responsible communication over the service. “The majority of the 7,000 plus Airmen using (Air Force Instant Messenger) in a given week are using it exactly
  • Command names services award winners

    U.S. Air Forces in Europe officials recently announced the command’s 2005 Services individual award winners. The winners are: Services Field Grade Officer of the Year – Lt. Col. Jeffery Linskens, Izmir Air Base, Turkey Services Company Grade Officer of the Year – Capt. Alyson Miller, Spangdahlem AB, Germany Services Senior Noncommissioned Officer
  • Commander invites all to USAFE Idol finals

    The commander, U.S. Air Forces in Europe, invites all military members, civilians and their families to attend the USAFE Idol Talent Show at 7 p.m. April 23 in the Ramstein Officers’ Club. The event will be a great opportunity to see and hear the tremendous vocal talent from across the command, said General Robert H. “Doc” Foglesong. “The USAFE
  • COMUSAFE presents ACE coins

    Two members of Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe were presented with Airmen Committed to Excellence coins here recently. Mandy Smith-Nethercott, USAFE Services chief of marketing, and Stephen Mulligan, Air Forces Europe senior intelligence analyst, were presented with the coins by Gen. Robert H. “Doc” Foglesong, USAFE commander, during a HQ
  • Managing explosive workplace earns captain Bronze Star

    Capt. Matthew Brennan has numbers. Five million pounds of ordnance removed; more than 100,000 projectiles, rockets and mortars disposed of and a 39,000 square-mile area of responsibility are just a few. For these numbers, Captain Brennan was awarded the Bronze Star for his “meritorious achievement” as commander of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal
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