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  • Command priority: nuclear surety

    Gen. Donald Hoffman, Air Force Materiel Command commander, looks over a maintenance capability letter with (from left) Chief Master Sgt. Eric Jaren, AFMC command chief, Senior Master Sgt. Julio Perez and Staff Sgt. Craig Helvie of the 15th Munitions Squadron during a visit to the squadron Sept. 24. General Hoffman visited the 15 MUNS, an AFMC
  • Agreement green-lights ESC efforts in Kyrgyzstan

    A delegation led by Electronic Systems Center Commander Lt. Gen. Ted Bowlds reached agreement with Kyrgyzstani government officials last week on efforts that will benefit the mountainous Asian nation and U.S. operators who rely on the Manas Transit Center there."This agreement marks the formal beginning of what I expect to be a strong, cooperative
  • Band of Flight ensemble reaches deployment midpoint in Guatemala

    The United States Air Force Band of Flight's deployed ensemble, New Harmony, is about half-way through its deployed mission onboard the Navy's USS Iwo Jima.The group departed in July as part of a United States Southern Command humanitarian mission in support of the Navy's Operation Continuing Promise. "Guatemala has been another fantastic country
  • Don't let voting requirements keep you from casting a ballot

    With the November elections approaching, voting resources ranging from Defense Department websites to installation level assistance officers are available for military members and their families."Voting is a constitutional right and the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act covers all active-duty members of the uniformed services and
  • Quick action, training save life of museum visitor

    He must have been "at the right place at the right time." That familiar expression definitely proved true for an Illinois man who was making a visit to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Sept. 19.Shortly after arriving, he collapsed at the entrance to the gift shop and did not have a pulse.As museum volunteers and staff summoned the
  • Air Force announces AFMC senior leader changes

    The Air Force announced Sept. 22, 2010, the President's nomination of Maj. Gen. Charles R. Davis, the Air Force Program Executive Officer for Weapons, for promotion to the grade of lieutenant general, and assignment to replace Lt. Gen. Ted Bowlds as commander of the Electronic Systems Center.The Air Force has not yet announced a replacement for
  • Net-centricity transcends the network, speakers say

    Several high-level Air Force, joint service and industry speakers discussed the powers and perils of operating in a net-centric environment at this year's Net-Centric Operations Conference at the Wentworth Hotel and Conference Center here Sept. 20, 2010.Sponsored by the Patriots Roost Chapter of the Association of Old Crows, the conference brought
  • Air Force Marathon sets attendance record

    A record field of 12,000 runners registered for 2010 Air Force Marathon events Sept. 17-18 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. This year's race participation shattered the previous 2009 marathon record of 9,969 runners, and by Sept. 14 had completely sold out at the pre-determined race cap of 12,000 runners.Participants included those running
  • Chief of Staff to participate in Air Force Marathon 10K

    The Air Force Chief of Staff is putting himself on the starting line during Air Force Marathon events here, joining thousands of others ready to show their dedication to physical fitness.Gen. Norton Schwartz plans to return to the Air Force Marathon for the second year in a row, this time running the 10K race with his wife Suzie during the 14th