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Default Air Force Logo Wright-Patterson celebrates an essential step in aviation
One-hundred years of practical flight were celebrated Oct. 5 on the grounds Orville and Wilbur Wright used to test their legendary Wright Flyer, launching an aviation era. Mark Dusenberry, pilot and creator of the world's only exact replica of the 1905 Wright Flyer, revisited the historic moment, 100 years to the day the brothers proved flight was
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2005
Default Air Force Logo Eglin firemen keep NASCAR teams safe at Talladega
When a multi-car crash happens at Talladega Superspeedway, sending cars spinning and flipping and raining debris on the track, or when crew members get hurt along pit road, there's always a group of professionals who put their lives on the line to save another - firemen. Four Eglin firefighters, John Piccuito, J.R. Suddarth, Tech. Sgt. Jimmy Reed
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2005
Default Air Force Logo Pioneers in Iraq: Female officers train Iraqi soldiers
In a culture where women stay home and men take care of business, two 78th Security Forces Squadron officers from Robins Air Force Base have their work cut out for them. As part of the Air Force's first military training team in Iraq, the two are training Iraqi soldiers to defend air bases much as security forces do at home. Maj. Michelle Stringer,
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2005
Default Air Force Logo National Museum of the United States Air Force recognized as 'life changing' museum
The National Museum of the United States Air Force was recognized as one of 60 international museums that "change the way one sees the world for a time" in an article in the most recent issue of the American Association of Museums' "Museum News." The museum was one of only two aviation museums, and one of only three domestic military museums
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2005
Default Air Force Logo Eglin firemen fight blaze at Army Ranger Camp
A lot of memories went up in smoke during a three-alarm fire at Eglin Air Force Base's Army Ranger Camp October 4. Camp Rudder, which hosts the final phase of Army Ranger training, is located here because of its rugged outdoor environment. At Eglin since 1951, the camp is one of Eglin's oldest major units. The fire demolished the building which
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2005
Default Air Force Logo Edwards helps 'Monk' solve mystery
When most people watch an episode of the USA Network TV show "Monk," they see an obsessive-compulsive detective, but may never realize the hundreds of people it takes to bring this character to life. In the same way, many people see an F-16 fly over Dodger stadium during pre-game ceremonies and forget about the thousands of people it takes to get
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2005
Default Air Force Logo New reporting options give sexual assault victims control
Sexual assault is not about sex, it's about power, and a new way for Airmen to report sexual assaults or attempted assaults is about giving power back to victims."We are now able to offer active-duty military members the option of making a restricted report, which means the victim has total power over releasing information," said Michelle Loughlin,
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2005
Default Air Force Logo Military aircraft evacuate to Wright-Patt
Just weeks after Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast region, Hurricane Ophelia threatened communities along the East Coast, forcing military bases to act fast.As of Wednesday, 48 F-15E Strike Eagles, three KC-135 Stratotanker refueling aircraft and 180 personnel had evacuated from Seymour-Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., to Wright-Patterson.
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Default Air Force Logo Air Force goes back-to-back, claims third title in four years
The leader of the All-Air Force Men's Softball Team knew it was going to take more than talent alone to claim the 2005 Armed Forces Men's Softball Championship. But after claiming the title with a 7-2 record during the three-day round-robin tournament held at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Sept. 7 through 9 at Foster Stadium, the four-time head coach
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2005
Default Air Force Logo 'Swimming with the fishes' takes on whole new meaning
Terrified! I've spent 30 years of my life holding my breath under water, and now someone I've only known for a few days is telling me to descend 10 feet in a pool and breathe continuously, deeply and slowly. "You should be able to stay under water for a few hours on one tank of oxygen," the instructor said. Yeah right, if I don't panic and take out
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2005
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