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  • Idea nets AMXS Airman $10,000

    Master Sgt. Barry Buchmiller, 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, was just looking to make good use of a part that was going to be turned into scrap metal. While Sergeant Buchmiller was a member of the 373rd Training Squadron, Detachment 12, he found out that the squadron was discarding an old nose gear trainer because the squadron was in the
  • Want to tour U.S. or Europe: Dover 'hops' could get you there

    Dover Air Force Base's Air Passenger Terminal moves space-available travelers to several U.S. and European destinations daily. The travel is space available; cargo or other mission requirements will be met prior to the 436th Aerial Port Squadron Air Passenger Terminal releasing seats for passengers. "I think Space-A is a significant benefit to
  • Balad's busy aerial port supports, supplies the fight

    The drone of forklifts moving pallets breaks the smoke-filled haze as members of the 332nd Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron Aerial Port Flight work against the clock to expedite critical hub-and-spoke missions. Whether it is aircraft parts and ammunition, or fire trucks and heavily armored vehicles, essential supplies for warfighters are
  • More than routine maintenance

    The periodic inspection dock is where the most intensive KC-135 inspection takes place on base. Nearly every system is checked, tested and sometimes replaced by more than 50 Airmen over an eight-day period -- and it's also a classroom. During periodic inspections, Airmen from at least eight career fields are learning the intricate workings of the
  • Fairchild teen named semi-finalist in national contest and Teen of the Year

    When Michael Thibodeau writes a book report, the Library of Congress sits up and takes notice. At least that's what happened when Michael and two other Fairchild teens, Chris Penchoen and PJ Slater, were named semi-finalists in the 2006-2007 Letters about Literature contest. The annual contest "encourages young readers around the nation to write
  • Base hosts Air Force ROTC, Navy Sea, Royal Canadian Air Cadets

    Three groups of cadets descended on the base in a period of three days this past week. The cadets, from Detachment 850 at the University of Utah ROTC, the Royal Canadian Air Cadets of the 746th Lightning Hawk Squadron, in British Columbia, Canada, and the U.S. Naval Sea Cadets, Fort Spokane Battalion, toured multiple facilities on base and gained
  • Five-star fitness: Two 62nd SVS programs earn highest grades

    The 62nd Services Squadron recently earned Five Star status for its outdoor recreation and fitness programs here. The award, which is given by the Air Force Services Agency, provides annual recognition and acknowledgement for bases that have reached the highest standard of achievement in all aspects of program management, AFSA officials said. The
  • McChord wraps up Operation Deep Freeze

    McChord C-17s, along with ski-equipped New York Air National Guard LC-130 Hercules' redeployed from Christchurch, New Zealand, recently wrapping up the 2006 to 2007 season of Operation Deep Freeze. Operation Deep Freeze is a unique, joint and total force mission that has supported the National Science Foundation and U.S. Antarctic Program since
  • Straight 'chute' to safety

    Fire, Fire, Fire! Sirens blare and smoke pours into the six-story high stairwell here. Rather than braving the treacherous trap of a smoke-filled stairwell, the tower air traffic controllers simply pick up the phone, call the base fire department and head out onto the catwalk toward the life chute, and slide to safety. Although this 'fire' was only
  • On St. Patrick's Day, Everyone is Irish

    Every year on March 17 we celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Normally this ritual involves attending parades, wearing green, eating Irish food and drinking green beer. But who was St. Patrick and what is all the hoopla about? In Ireland, St. Patrick's Day is a religious holiday. St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, was born to Catholic parents
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