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Captain Chris Silvia salutes the passing flag while Master Sgt. David McKay of the Team Kirtland Honor Guard and his pallbearer team move the casket to the gravesite. After placing the casket at the gravesite, the team will fold the flag before Captain Silvia presents it to the widow. (Air Force photo) 
High calling: Team Kirtland Honor Guard
A bitter wind sweeps across the hillside at the National Cemetery. The sun shines brightly on the carefully tended uniforms of Team Kirtland Honor Guard. This day they would meet in Santa Fe to honor the life of retired Master Sgt. Raymond Sakamoto. Heading Out The day started very early at Kirtland. The ten men who make up the team met at the
0 12/22
2005
Airmen from the 72nd Air Base Wing make their way to one of the outdoor classrooms during the Expeditionary Combat Skills Training Course taught at the Glenwood training area north of Tinker Air Force Base. (Air Force photo by Darren D. Heusel)

War Wagon focuses on basic combat skills
A new program aimed at providing Airmen the basic combat skills necessary to operate downrange was the focus of a War Wagon exercise conducted Dec. 13-15 at the Glenwood training area north of Tinker Air Force Base. The Expeditionary Combat Skills Training course is a new program will be taught to all Airmen by members of the 72nd Security Forces
0 12/22
2005
Default Air Force Logo C-17 first to fully employ 'design of experiments' test strategy
The 418th Flight Test Squadron C-17 test team recently became the first to fully employ a test strategy called design of experiments, or DOE, to a C-17 Globemaster III pilot-in-the-loop oscillation test. "Design of Experiments," said Dr. George Kailiwai, Air Force Flight Test Center technical advisor, "is a robust, powerful test strategy in which
0 12/22
2005
Default Air Force Logo Looking for a job? Consider civilian government employment
For those facing the force shaping board and contemplating the possibility of separating from the Air Force, employment options can seem overwhelming and limitless. However, the members of the 66th Air Base Wing Civilian Personnel office are standing by, ready to help military members make the transition to government civilian employees. You may
0 12/15
2005
Default Air Force Logo Knowledge Management: one big part of transformation
Wright-Patterson's Air Force Knowledge Management Center of Excellence, located in the Air Force Materiel Command Capabilities, Integration, and Transformation Directorate, is giving Department of Defense employees improved access to a great resource - knowledge. "In today's age of exponentially expanding technology advancements, distributed
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2005
Default Air Force Logo Airman files 1 millionth voucher in Defense Travel System
Wayne Ulman, an engineer at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio and a frequent business traveler, recently filed the 1 millionth voucher in the Department of Defense's new Defense Travel System. Wright-Patterson was among the first installations to receive DTS after the system was approved for worldwide deployment in December 2003. Mr. Ulman, who
0 12/15
2005
Pakistani Air Commodore (Brig. Gen.) Syed Hassan Raza, Director of F-16 Weapons System Management for F-16 Project Falcon, inspects one of the transfer aircraft at Hill AFB, Utah. (Air Force photo by Dane Anderson)

Two Upgraded F-16 Falcons delivered to Pakistan
In the early 1980s, the Pakistan air force received its first delivery of F-16 aircraft from the United States - the maintenance support for which has been as unpredictable as world politics ever since. It wasn't until late 2003 that the U.S. agreed to provide an assessment of Pakistan's existing F-16 fleet and suggest upgrades, including spares
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2005
Default Air Force Logo Lean team selected as "Best Practice"
The F-15 Central Gearbox Lean team from the 309th Commodities Maintenance Group at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, has been selected as an Air Force Best Practice in the 2005 Chief of Staff Team Excellence Awards. The Air Force nominated 15 teams for the awards, which recognize outstanding team performance and promote systematic process improvement. The
0 12/15
2005
TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. (AFMCNS) -Kathy Day, Roger Ingram, Robin Garretson and Corie Craig embrace The Fit 4 Life program which urges civilians to lead healthier lifestyles. (Air Force photo by Margo Wright) Fit 4 Life garners national attention
Being Fit 4 Life physically, nutritionally, mentally and spiritually has not only become a familiar motto around Tinker Air Force Base, but it is also garnering attention from a national organization which promotes healthier lifestyles. The American Council for Fitness and Nutrition recognized the outstanding accomplishments and efforts encompassed
0 12/12
2005
Default Air Force Logo Military OneSource: Additional help with everyday challenges now available
Service members are faced with the daunting challenge of balancing military life with family responsibilities every day. The good news is they're not alone in this endeavor. Whether they're preparing for a new baby, looking for child care, experiencing the stress of deployment, changing of duty station, or simply looking for a good plumber, help
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2005
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