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  • USAFE announces security forces award winners

    U.S. Air Forces in Europe recently announced the winners of the command's 2004 security forces unit, Julie Y. Cross Memorial and Doris R. McCrosson manager awards. The award winners are: Outstanding Security Forces (large unit): 31st Security Forces Squadron, Aviano Air Base, Italy Outstanding

  • EMS lab tests 'metal,' garners USAFE award

    Whether inspecting aircraft and equipment for corrosion or analyzing oil samples for magnetic particles, the nondestructive inspection laboratory here ensures the structural integrity of the wing’s aircraft and support equipment for everyday training, as well as real-world combat missions.

  • Pinewood Derby teaches Scouts sportsmanship

    Two dozen middle school-age boys flew about in excitement as the 5-ounce cars tore down the 30-foot aluminum track to the finish line. The boys were nearly matched in numbers by spectators, volunteers and Cub Scout leaders at the annual pinewood derby Jan. 29 at the Feltwell Elementary School

  • AF Instant Messenger offers Airmen real-time conversation

    Thanks to use a little-known Combat Care initiative, deployed Airmen and their family members and friends can now send instant messages to each other from wherever they have Internet access. The Air Force recently implemented the "Friends and Family Instant Messenger" program, available through the

  • First sergeant discusses 'why we serve'

    In my travels as a first sergeant, I’ve had many conversations with Airmen as to why they want to be in the Air Force. Sometimes this question comes in my car in the early hours of the morning, after a less-than-brilliant act has occurred. “Just why do you want to be in the Air Force?” I’ve heard a

  • USAFE names Maintenance Effectiveness Award winners

    U.S. Air Forces in Europe recently announced the winners of the command's 2004 Maintenance Effectiveness Awards in the aircraft and logistics support categories. The award winners are: Outstanding Maintenance Operations Squadron: 31st Maintenance Operations Squadron, Aviano Air Base, Italy

  • Crew chiefs join Century Club

    The maintenance crew assigned to the KC-135 with tail number 62-3561 garnered honors for joining the 100th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron’s Century Club Oct. 14 and haven’t looked back since. Tech. Sgt. Edward Pfeifer, Staff Sgt. Robert Spain and Airmen 1st Class Justin Dillinger and Jeremy Volz,

  • ALS flight chief wins USAFE's top award three years running

    The recent three-time winner of the U.S. Air Forces in Europe Airman Leadership School flight chief of the year award resides at the Bitburg Annex Pitsenbarger Airman Leadership School here. Senior Master Sgt. Annette Henderson, 52nd Mission Support Squadron ALS flight chief, says the reasons for

  • USAFE Airman joins forces with Marines in Iraq

    Being one of four military working dog handlers at a Marine camp in Iraq can make any Air Force member stick out like a sore thumb. Staff Sgt. Cleophus Gallon, 52nd Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, left for Iraq in April for a six-month deployment with the Marines. “We had a

  • Being a responsible Airman in today's Air Force

    As the 52nd Medical Group’s chief nurse, I have the privilege of meeting with each of the nurses for annual career counseling. I take this opportunity to get to know the nurses better, determine where they are in their personal and professional growth and find out what their goals are. One of my