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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

Feb. 4, 2008

Servicemembers spend special time with orphans

Editor's note: Maj. Lanny Greenbaum is deployed from the Air Force Global Cyberspace Integration Center at Langley.Airmen, along with fellow servicemembers and coalition forces from Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa are winning hearts and minds through projects that include military-to-military training, civil military operations and senior

Jan. 31, 2008

AFPC civilian retires after 57 years service

When Bill Ward first raised his hand to enlist in the Air Force, Harry S Truman was president of the United States. Now, 58 years and 10 presidents later, he will retire Jan. 31. Mr. Ward, an assignments adviser at the Air Force Personnel Center here, developed an extensive personnel resume through 24 years of Civil Service and a 33-year enlisted

Jan. 29, 2008

Aeromedical evacuation: Helping the wounded survive the journey home

Editor's note: Staff Sgts. Jessica Reese Joan Sanchez and Senior Airman Ryan Jackson are deployed from the 1st Medical Operations Squadron at Langley.The Air Force Theater Hospital's 98 percent survivability rate for injured U.S. servicemembers would be meaningless if the wounded were unable to survive their journey out of the combat zone. Four

Dec. 14, 2007

What you won't hear on TV: One Langley Airman shares his story

When Staff Sgt. Nicholas Alessi, 1st Civil Engineer Squadron, decided to join the Air Force, he wanted to make a difference. After eight years in the service and a six-month deployment to Iraq, there's no doubt he has done just that. Sergeant Alessi is just one of hundreds of Langley Airmen who have, are and continue to deploy in support of the

Nov. 29, 2007

379th EMDG Blood Transshipment Center: Pumping blood from the 'heart'

Editor's note: Several Langley Airmen are currently deployed with the 379th Expeditionary Medical Group. When U.S., Coalition Forces or civilians are wounded as a result of battle, they are transported to the nearest medical facility to receive treatment. In some cases, the wounded person may require some sort of blood product to save their

Oct. 29, 2007

Behind the scenes Airmen accomplish major mission

As the Air Force slowly moves its news information to the web, national and local media companies circle Langley to find the most interesting and relevant stories to broadcast to their audiences. Good Morning America, The Today Show, Men's Vogue, Best Life, Lou Dobbs, Tech and Cosmopolitan Magazine recently covered 1st Fighter Wing Airmen in their

Oct. 11, 2007

No Soldier left behind

Mr. Weaver retired from Langley as Major Weaver in 2004 where he served as the Air Force Command, Control, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Center's chief of combat search and rescue. After working as a guidance counselor for the past three years at the Aviation Academy Program, a magnet school under Denbigh High School, Mr. Weaver

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