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  • Travis firefighters compete at national championship

    A team of Travis firefighters competed alongside civilian and Department of Defense teams Oct. 23 and 24 during the first Firefighter Combat Challenge U.S. National Championships in El Paso, Texas. During the competition, the Travis AFB team proved they are a force to be reckoned with. In the relay
  • Band together at Pope

    Master Sgt. Eric Sabatino plays the harp with the Air Force Band during a concert here Oct. 18 in Hangar 4. The Singing Sergeants also performed in the hangar. The Air Force Band is the Air Force's top musical organization. The band has eight groups, including Air Force Strings, Airmen of Note, Ceremonial Brass, Concert Band, Diplomats, High
  • Expanded child care programs offer parents peace of mind

    Do you need child care beyond normal duty hours? Have you just returned home from deployment and would like time to reacquaint with family? Does your child have the sniffles but you cant take the day off?If so, your local family child care coordinator can help. Air Mobility Command Services offers various expanded family child care programs to
  • A/TA announces 2004 awards for air mobility excellence

    The Airlift/Tanker Association recently announced its 2004 award winners for excellence within the air mobility community.The association recognized 27 people in five categories. These Airmen will be honored at the annual A/TA convention in Dallas Oct. 29.The outstanding men and women recognized by the A/TA awards represent the very best of what
  • AMC bases combine for week-long exercise in Michigan

    More than 450 people from McChord Air Force Base, Wash., and Grand Forks AFB, N.D., have combined here at the Combat Readiness Training Center on this Michigan Air National Guard Base for Exercise Crisis Outlook 2004. The an exercise gives Airman the opportunity to practice ability to survive and operate scenarios.Additionally, Travis AFB, Calif.,
  • Tanker pilots reach significant combat milestone

    (Photo by Senior Master Sgt. Mark Moss)
  • Grand Forks Airman one of the newest Americans

    As night falls over the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, U.S. Army and Air Force personnel wrap up another day in the continuing mission to stabilize the war-torn country. Airman 1st Class Doris Ochoa-Parra calls her mom from the morale tent inside the American fortified enclave in the city. Her conversation is
  • Rescue flight makes second save in nine days

    The 36th Rescue Flight here made its second save in nine days with the rescue of an injured survival student Oct. 11.The student, a lieutenant, was doing night navigation training in the Colville National Forest when he tripped, fell and lost consciousness.The instructors immediately called the Tacoma Command Post, the operations center for their
  • Fairchild environmental programs win governors award

    Fairchilds environmental programs were recognized by the Washington Department of Ecology Oct. 7.The base was one of seven organizations, and the only federal installation, awarded the 2004 Governors Award for Pollution Prevention and Sustainable Practices.The governor of Washington presents the annual award that to organizations and businesses
  • Civilian guards augment Fairchild security forces

    Fairchild recently added a new dimension to its security forces. Starting Oct. 4, Department of Defense civilian guards will be manning base gates here. According to 92nd Security Forces Squadron officials, the civilian guards will augment Fairchild security forces for the next year during increased deployment commitments. Master Sgt. Hollis