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Ralph Hoehn, a member of the 491st Bombardment Group, piloted B-24 Liberators for 35 missions over Europe in World War II and will be presented with the Distinguished Flying Cross at the 2010 Air Force Materiel Command Freedom's Call Tattoo on June 25. B-24 pilot to get Distinguished Flying Cross at Tattoo
As a member of the 491st Bombardment Group, Ralph Hoehn piloted B-24 Liberators for 35 missions over Europe in World War II. For that, he will be presented the Distinguished Flying Cross at the Air Force Materiel Command Freedom's Call Tattoo 2010 on June 25.A Delphos, Ohio, resident, Mr. Hoehn joined the military in October 1942. He entered flying
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Steve Seiber, Jackson Guard chief, was the recipient of the Gen. Thomas D. White Natural Resources Conservation Award (Individual) for 2009.  U.S. Air Force photo/Scott Moorman. Eglin's Natural Resources Manager earns DOD environmental award
The Department of Defense honored one of Eglin's own at a ceremony held at the Pentagon today.The 96th Civil Engineer Group's Steve Seiber received the 2010 Secretary of Defense Environmental Award for Natural Resources Conservation for his outstanding achievements to conserve and sustain natural and cultural resources entrusted to the DOD.Mr.
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Capt. Ben Payne, 319th Special Operations Squadron pilot, was the first runner to cross the finish line with a time of 22 minutes and 14 seconds at the 4.4 mile Gate-to-Gate run/walk held annually on Memorial Day at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Stacia Zachary) Eglin community goes extra mile to celebrate Memorial Day

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Chuck Alley, 564th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron production flight chief, talks to automobile collision industry experts May 18 at Tinker AFB, Okla. Throughout the day, the experts worked with the 76th Aircraft Maintenance Group to discuss better business practices. (U.S. Air Force photo/Dave Faytinger) 76 AMXG hosts automobile collision industry consortium
Automobile collision industry representatives ventured to Tinker Air Force Base May 18 to discuss better business practices with the 76th Aircraft Maintenance Group. Having recently discovered the unlikely ally, 76 AMXG leadership said they believed both industries would benefit by sharing ideas and benefits gained from Lean processes.Throughout
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Default Air Force Logo Air Force transitions from NSPS to GS
Most Air Force civilians under the National Security Personnel System will convert to the General Schedule by the end of this fiscal year in support of the Department of Defense goal to convert out as quickly as possible. This conversion out of NSPS was mandated by the Fiscal 2010 National Defense Authorization Act. With few exceptions, Air Force
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Default Air Force Logo Air Force updates industry on equipment needs
Members of the Air Force Uniform Office attended the Advanced Planning Brief for Industry in Springfield, Va., May 19-20, to present and challenge members of industry with current and future design needs for uniforms and equipment. "The overarching goal for us is to make sure the needs of our Airmen are met," said Lt. Col. Darien Hammett,
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Jonathan Kramer, Jordan Gibson, and Tony Schmucker of Brown, Burdine and
Associates collect sand samples from Eglin property on Santa Rosa Island using a stainless steel hand auger. The base is collecting samples and documentation to establish a baseline condition of the 18 miles of Santa Rosa Island that Eglin controls along with the miles of shoreline along Choctawhatchee Bay to ensure the base has a strong understanding of its coastal natural resources.  (Photo by Casey Anderson.)
Eglin organizations prepare for potential environmental, mission impacts after oil spill
Along with the rest of the communities bordering the Gulf of Mexico, Eglin Air Force Base is hard at work preparing for potential impacts associated with the Deepwater Horizon oil spill off the coast of Louisiana on April 20."No one knows for certain how we will be impacted, or even if we will, but we're going through all the possibilities to
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Bernie DeLong, a Korean War Veteran, entered the Army Reserve in 1948. In 1950, switched to the Air Force to fly fighters and “rise above the fray.” He flew F-84Ds and Gs in Korea starting in April 1953 and completed 69 air-to-ground missions by July when the armistice was signed.  Mr. DeLong and four other Korean War Veterans will be honored for their service during the 2010 Freedom’s Call Tattoo June 25, on the grounds of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Freedom's Call Tattoo to honor five Korean War vets
Five veterans of the Korean War -- retired Marine Sgt. Maj. James Snyder, Jack Perry, Bernie DeLong, Russell Harrod, and Sam Morgan -- will be honored for their service during this year's Freedom's Call Tattoo June 25 on the grounds of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. This sixth annual Freedom's Call will honor the contributions of our
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AFMC Services Logo Essay entry forms now available for annual club scholarship program
Each year, Air Force Services gives away $25,000 in scholarship money for higher education. All eligible Air Force Club members and their families are encouraged to compete for the funds through a themed-essay entry.  Current club members and their immediate family members -- spouses, children and step-children -- who have been accepted by or are
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A newly installed antenna sits atop the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School. The antenna is part of a new aeronautical telemetry ground system that will allow airborne data to be transferred to the ground in the C-band frequency range -- an adidtion to the L- and S-band frequency ranges currently used. The new tri-band system will increase bandwidth and allow more frequencies to be used by both the civilian community and Edwards Air Force Base. (Courtesy photo) Ground system adds more bandwidth to cluttered skies
The installation of a first-of-its-kind aeronautical telemetry ground system here is making way for improved aircraft communication in skies already jumbled by frequencies from cell phones and satellite television.This technology, which expands communications capability between aircraft and ground-based people and equipment, was installed at the
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