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  • AMC, DLA efforts speed up cargo shipments to warfighters

    Americas warfighters are receiving needed equipment and supplies more quickly and predictably, thanks to Defense Logistics Agency and Air Mobility Command efforts to improve their processes for packaging and transporting military cargo.Beginning this summer, all Department of Defense shipments originated and controlled by the Defense Logistics
  • Airman donates $50,000 crown to help less fortunate

    It's said, "Diamonds are a girl's best friend." One McGuire Airman gave up her diamonds to help some new friends.Senior Airman Myriam Cubi-Vaca, 305th Operations Group information manager, has donated the diamond-studded $50,000 crown she won as Miss Ecuador International 2002 to two charitable organizations.Airman Cubi-Vaca began competing in
  • Airmans career recorded in collection

    An embroidered buccaneer against a background of blue, sewn proudly on the breast of a young Airman, sparked his interest.He wanted to know more. Where did it come from? What did it mean?As the Nellis AFB, Nev., Airman sought the story behind the 428th Fighter Squadrons patch, he discovered a hidden culture of stories rich in history and
  • Volunteer coach shares his passion for boxing

    A maintenance staff sergeant here offers people an alternative to being on the street, one that teaches them lifelong skills. In turn, those people teach him how to become a better coach and allow him to be involved in the sport he adores.And in the process, Staff Sgt. Edwar Rivas, flying crew chief with the 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and
  • McGuire prepares facilities, equipment for C-17's arrival

    As soon as McGuire officials found out C-17s were coming, the base began preparing for the aircraft's arrival. Perhaps, one of the biggest preparations was ensuring McGuire had the facilities and equipment to support the C-17.Construction on a number of C-17 facilities and related projects -- at a cost of $85 million -- began two years ago and are
  • AMC Airman 'goes green' to aid OIF mission

    When Airman 1st Class Gary Doran graduated from the Department of Defense biomedical equipment technicians course in 2002 and moved to Scott Air Force Base, Ill., he thought his time at the joint-service school would be his last experience working with Soldiers for a long time. In fact, he didnt know if hed ever work with Soldiers again.But he was
  • ATWIND 2004 ends on high note: Officials look to freshen program in 2005

    Around The World In Ninety Days -- Air Mobility Command and Air Force Space Commands summer promotion ended Aug. 30.An interactive, Web-based program, ATWIND was designed to help increase awareness and participation in Air Force programs, services and activities.According to command ATWIND officials, the program achieved its goal and more.ATWIND
  • McGuire AFB busy preparing aircrews for C-17 arrival

    The first C-17 Globemaster III will arrive here Sept. 24, and the base has been busy preparing its aircrew members for the arrival of the Air Forces newest airlifter.While a majority of the C-141 aircrews here are either retiring or PCSing, some have decided to transition to the C-17. In fact, nine loadmasters and three pilots have attended, or are