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  • AFTAC helps send World War II vets off in style

    They have been called the Greatest Generation. Some were drafted; others volunteered. All are heroes in the eyes of the American public.Yet in 2012, veterans from World War II are sadly passing at a rate of nearly 900 a day, and a vast majority of them have never seen the memorial dedicated to them and their service to the nation.That's where the
  • Treaty monitoring center hosts spouses

    In an effort to educate family members on the center's critical mission and give them the opportunity to network with other spouses, the commander of the Air Force Technical Applications Center here conducted a Spouses Orientation Sept. 13.Professionals from various organizations on base presented valuable information to the attendees, ranging in
  • Chief reflects on 25-year career

    Some may remember the vintage World War II recruiting posters that caught the eye of many young men back in 1939 that read, "Join the Navy...See the world!"For today's modern-day servicemen and women, joining the military is a decision often times based on job security, medical and pay benefits, and educational opportunities.But for one chief
  • Spiritual leader well grounded for military life -- and candy

    From shrinking budgets to continual deployment cycles to deep reductions in force, Airmen will be the first to attest to the amount of additional duties that pile up when vacancies occur in the workplace.One Airman knows that dilemma more than most. Enter Chaplain Calvin D. Dixon, a lieutenant colonel with the 45th Space Wing, who volunteered to
  • Retirement brings new challenges, new rewards for NASIC senior civilian

    The majority of employed adults may spend decades working toward retirement, that time to finally relax. But Betsy Stone Witt, the recently retired technical director and senior civilian for the National Air and Space Intelligence Center's Space and Missiles Analysis Group, had a different idea of retirement. Following an Air Force civilian career
  • JBPHH Airmen selected for Tops in Blue

    Two Airmen from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii were selected for the Air Forces premier performing arts group, Tops in Blue.Airmen 1st Class Briana Hofreiter, a financial services journeyman with the 15th Comptroller Squadron, and Jonathan Leak, a knowledge operations manager with the 692nd Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance
  • Airmen warriors conquer 198.5-mile race with teamwork

    Hemingway look-alike contests. Humphrey Bogart movies. Seven-mile bridges. The Conch Republic.These are images one may conjure up when thinking about the picturesque Florida Keys. But recently, a group of 12 from the Air Force Technical Applications Center here turned the archipelago into their own personal battleground for a challenging 198.5-mile
  • ‘This ain’t no Mickey Mouse marathon!’

    Over the din of cheering family members and friends, along with the music and fanfare the Walt Disney Company is famous for, one lone voice could be heard bellowing above the crowd, "Get ready, runners! This ain't no Mickey Mouse marathon!"Fireworks erupted over the early morning skies Jan. 7 to signify the start of the Donald Duck Half Marathon, a
  • AFCEE civilian receives overdue war honor

    For Air Force veteran John LaHue, it was an award ceremony over four decades in the making. The Air Force Center for Engineering and the Environment chief financial officer received the Distinguished Flying Cross during his retirement ceremony Dec. 22 for extraordinary achievement while serving as a sergeant and C-47 airborne Morse system operator
  • Airmen train to make a difference, intervene

    Saving a life or preventing a traumatic, life-changing sexual assault may only require one person.However, to teach an entire wing of Airmen to identify a situation in which they should intervene and inspire each individual to take action requires more than one person. It takes a classroom of volunteers who believe they can make a difference and