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July 15, 2008

EOD flights take out 'things that make you go boom'

Editor's note: Senior Master Sgt. Pervis King is deployed from the 1st Civil Engineer Squadron's Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight at Langley.Improvised explosive devices account for more than 40 percent of all U.S. servicemember deaths, but a small group of professional Airmen make the roads of Baghdad a little safer by taking out any IED,

July 15, 2008

Saying goodbye after thirty years

It all began in September of 1978 when Ellis Q. Clark decided to join the U.S. Air Force. Q: Why did you decided to enlist in the Air Force instead of any of the other services? A: I kept hearing about the better quality of life provided to Air Force members. Q: What was your career field? A: "When I originally joined, I came in as an Attack

June 11, 2008

You break it, we fix it

"If it's broke, we can fix it." This is the motto of the Air Force Repair Enhancement Program. AFREP, formerly known as gold flag, is a team of five Airmen who primarily repair aircraft parts, but will work on any piece of equipment on base. "We never turn anything down," said Tech. Sgt. Eric Bennett, 1st Maintenance Group, assistant AFREP manager.

June 6, 2008

Keeping food safe during summer

Knowing how to prepare, handle and store food properly is important all year long, but higher summer temperatures kick spoilage actions into high gear. Under normal circumstances, the rule of thumb for safely allowing foods to remain at room temperature is two hours. At temperatures above 90 degrees Fahrenheit it's only one hour. That's why it's

May 13, 2008

The Incredible Fulk

The 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China, will offer something special to Staff Sgt. Norman Fulk: a chance to bring home the gold. Sergeant Fulk learned about Olympic weightlifting when he arrived here in 2003 and was instantly drawn to its focus on technique and speed. Released from the 83rd Communications Squadron, Sergeant Fulk is now assigned to the

May 1, 2008

TSR team helps Airmen, families cope

When tragedy strikes here, the command post or squadron commander alerts key agency representatives, one of which is the Traumatic Stress Response Team. The TSR Team is a communitywide resource to help the base prepare for and cope with traumatic events, said Maj. Melissa O'Neill, Langley's Behavioral Health Flight commander and TSR Team chief. The

April 29, 2008

WARNING: CrossFit may cause fitness success

The health and fitness craze in America seems to be in full swing with countless infomercials, dieting and life plan books, products that taste like cardboard, magazines boasting six-pack abs and television shows expressing the importance of good health. For those whose healthy lifestyle has become more of a downward spiral of weight gain and

March 24, 2008

Langley's got talent

Jenna Rockett, daughter of Lt. Col. Kyle Rockett, Air Operations Squadron Delivery Control flight commander and Tina Rockett, won second place for her age group in the 2007 Air Force Family & Teen Talent Program and Commemorative Contest. "Winning second place in the Teen 16-18 Solo Act category is a big deal because Jenna competed against people

March 7, 2008

Airmen graduate with honor

Just a few minutes into the Langley Honor Guard graduation ceremony Feb. 21, all in attendance rise and stand poised for the National Anthem. Staff Sgt. Benjamin Revell, honor guard manager, sings the anthem a cappella. His voice fills the building and all stand still, listening to the words. It's an event that repeats itself every month-and-a-half

Feb. 21, 2008

The Eagle's Wing

For some, it might be easy to miss the Eagle's Wing, located in a nook tucked in between Langley's First Term Airmen Center and Airman Leadership School. But for others, the Internet cafe has been a haven for Airmen since September 2007. "The purpose of the cafe is to serve Airmen," said Mr. Richard Anthony Roberts, Langley's Young Adult Ministry

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