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Oct. 13, 2006

119th Happy Hooligans say goodbye to Langley

Detachment 1 of the 119th Fighter Wing said their final farewells Thursday, not only to Langley, but to the fighter and alert mission as well. The 119th is succeeded by the 158th Fighter Wing from the Vermont Air National Guard, which assumed the alert mission the same day. "The men and women of the 119th performed the alert mission continuously,

Oct. 13, 2006

Phase II kicks off Monday

People living in and around Langley may hear more than birds and passing cars early Monday morning when the 1st Fighter Wing kicks off its week-long Phase II exercise, maneuvers designed to simulate working in a wartime environment. Residents will hear announcements over the Giant Voice system, loud explosions, warning sirens and the pitter-patter

Oct. 13, 2006

President recognizes Langley volunteer

When Leah Hunkins got a call from the White House Oct. 3, telling her she had been nominated for the President's Call to Service award, she was happy. When they called two days later and told her she could pick up her award from the President of the United States that Saturday, she was floored. "I don't think it's quite hit me yet," she said. Mrs.

Oct. 9, 2006

Langley circus provides Big Top entertainment

Thursday, September 28th the Carson and Barnes three-ring circus took to the Lighter than Air side of Langley Air Force Base to put on two shows in front of a packed house. The more 135 members Car sen and Barnes crew quickly turned an empty field of grass into a complete circus complete with four Asian elephants, camels, goats and even zebras. To

Oct. 9, 2006

Get ready for Fire Prevention Week

Mark your calendars! Next week, Oct 8-14 is Fire prevention Week and there are several events on base and in the community to attend! This is the 84th National Fire Prevention Week, and the theme this year is "Prevent Cooking Fires, Watch what you heat." It is important for everyone to practice fire safety in the home, especially in the kitchen,

Oct. 9, 2006

Retort recognizes CBRN specialists

Members of the 1st Civil Engineer Squadron's readiness specialty now sport a new occupational specialty badge after a ceremony at the Base Theater Friday. The 3E9X1 career field, the specialty responsible for preparing for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear attacks and accidents, now wear the retort, a badge recognized by militaries

Sept. 29, 2006

101 critical days of summer are over; now what?

Well, summer's over, everyone's home from vacation, and the kids are back to school. Now it's time to take a look at where we've been over the last year and what we've learned. Let's take a few minutes to review our Ground Safety mishaps for Fiscal Year 06 and see how we can apply our lessons learned to reduce our mishap rate for FY07. The year

Sept. 29, 2006

Living in a culture of responsibility

A mechanism for organizing and implementing activities is the Culture of Responsible Choices Program. This program is about creating a cultural shift within the Air Force, focusing on a number of behaviors that impair mission readiness. Alcohol misuse, illegal drug use, tobacco use, fitness deficits, general health problems and failure to follow