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March 30, 2006

Blood donors are essential to deployed troops

Blood flows in theater, both enemy and friendly, in those still fighting and those struck down. As U.S. service members continue to fight the Global War on Terrorism, those at home are asked to share the gift of life to those who protect us.The Armed Services Blood Program collects blood in the Hampton Roads area to provide quality blood products

March 30, 2006

Hospital staff, volunteers ensure comfortable, speedy patient care

Sneezing and sniffling, an Airman new to the base makes his way to the information desk in the 1st Fighter Wing Hospital. His head aches and all he wants are directions to his clinic without having to decipher hallways and lists of offices.Luckily, Army Col. (Ret.) Ed Wood is manning the information desk. He has been a hospital volunteer for nearly

March 30, 2006

FSC offers support to first-time parents

Raising a child is one of the most demanding, challenging and important things a person will ever do in his or her life.The Family Advocacy center knows this, and that’s why they offer a New Parent Support Program for military parents.New parent support program“The NPSP was established to help military parents who are expecting a child, or have a

March 30, 2006

Continued vigilance is everyone’s responsibility

The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, taught us that the enemies of the United States are capable of striking high-value targets on American soil, and they’re willing to stop at nothing to do so.While the United States has been safe from terror attacks since that ill-fated day, vigilance remains called for like never before. For that reason,

March 30, 2006

Advocates use Air Force core values to win cases

The room falls to a hush as Capt. Kenneth Imo stands up, checking his notes before stepping around his desk and preparing to speak.This is his moment of truth.He can lie, bend or twist the law to get his way, cheat the case and win for himself, or he can employ the law as it was intended, retain his honor and defend his client.Captain Imo is one of

March 30, 2006

Bowling for kids' sake

Langley Airmen bowled out the competition for the fifth year in a row. They will receive the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America Bowl for Kid’s Sake Military Installation Participation Award for Langley’s outstanding attendance of this year’s event.Bowl for Kid’s Sake is an annual event for the Big Brothers/Big Sisters. It helped to raise a large

March 30, 2006

AADD recognizes those who saved lives with gold

Langley’s Airman Against Drunk Driving held their first recognition ceremony Jan. 25, where 36 of Langley’s finest received Gold Award recognition.The Gold Award is given to volunteers who work the AADD Call Center five or more times within a calendar year.“Being the only person in my squadron to win the ‘05 Gold Award, I was given a Commander’s

March 30, 2006

AFAF donations help local Airmen

Nearly six months ago, Senior Airman John Chesar and his wife separated. In an instant, he went from having a four-person household with three incomes, to being a single father on one income raising two kids.Airman Chesar pulled his life back together as best he could, but with the monthly drop in income, his bills began to pile up.By Christmas,

March 30, 2006

Virginia ANG begins integrating with 1st FW

He wears BDU’s and looks just like any other maintainer working on a Raptor, but this Airman is very different from most others in the 27th Aircraft Maintenance Unit.He is paid by the hour, reports to a different supervisor and has a 70-mile commute to and from Richmond to come to work everyday.His name is Tech. Sgt. Scott Browning and he, along

March 30, 2006

Changing the face of personnel

A team of personnel experts came to train Langley personnelists Feb. 14 and 15 on the changes that will affect the way Air Force does personnel business.The new initiative, called Personnel Services Delivery (PSD) Transformation, will use technology to place the capability for conducting routine personnel transactions into the hands of Airmen via