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July 12, 2007

Vietnam vet shares perspective on modern Air Force

"When I was a kid, I had to walk eight miles to school - both ways - in the snow with no shoes." Well, it's not quite as extreme as that, but Master Sgt. Bill Pook, 1st Civil Engineer Squadron Individual Mobilization Augmentee, and one of a diminishing number of Vietnam War veterans still serving, said he knows what color the grass is on the other

July 3, 2007

Becoming better Airmen by making every word count

From several miles in the sky to a volatile combat engagement on the battlefield - aircrew and ground controllers practice effective communication because lives depend on it. The relationship between air and ground forces is crucial in Iraq and Afghanistan where the majority of combat air operations consist of close air support. In theater, more

May 17, 2007

Senior ACC scientist leads NMFWA

It's likely his office wall displays the only "Arachnids of Afghanistan" poster on base. He's been an air commando officer in Southeast Asia and a college professor. He has also worked with bottle-nosed dolphins, white-tailed deer, red fox, black snakes, rattlesnakes, wild horses and antelope. Welcome to the world of Dr. Terry Bashore. Dr. Bashore

Dec. 8, 2006

Hail to the chief

Chief Master Sgt. James Johnson, 1st Fighter Wing command chief has spent more than 24 years in the Air Force. Father of three and husband for more than 10 years, Chief Johnson initially enlisted when he was 19 in his hometown of Radcliff, Ky. When not overseeing enlisted Airmen here, Chief Johnson spends his spare time reading, working out and

Dec. 1, 2006

Suicide hits too close to home for commander

It's a commander's worst nightmare. Although it's been more than 14 years, Lt. Col. Dane West, 1st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron commander, will never forget the day one of his troops committed suicide. To this day, he shares his experience with everyone he can in the hopes of preventing the same unnecessary, tragic loss of life. For sensitivity to

Dec. 1, 2006

Unearthed tombstones bring spirits of past alive at Langley

Oct. 24 began with business as usual here, as construction activities started bright and early in the Lighter-than-Air housing area, where the installation of a new vacuum sewer system was taking place near some vacant housing units. All of a sudden, the backhoe hit something hard and the contractors, expecting to see a piece of concrete or stone,

Nov. 27, 2006

ALSA provides quick solutions to real-time problems

Established in 1975, the Air, Land and Sea Application Center is a multi-service unit that writes tactic, technique and procedure manuals to meet the immediate needs of the warfighter. Many of the manuals the ALSA center produces help save the lives of men and women in the War on Terror every day. Although there are other joint doctrine-producing

Nov. 3, 2006

Fightin’ Eagle pilot donates bone marrow

Capt. Daniel "Magic" Lee, a 27th Fighter Squadron pilot, always donates blood when he can. Nearly 10 years ago at the Air Force Academy, he checked the little box on the form asking if he wanted to register with the National Marrow Donor Program. One extra test tube of blood was drawn - and he thought no more about it for several years. And then a

Oct. 13, 2006

Viviendo el sueno Americano: For Airman who came to U.S. as a refugee, the American dream is to serve

"Viviendo el Sueño Americano or Living the American Dream" for many of us is as easy as reaching out and grabbing it; our country was founded on that premise. For Staff Sergeant Lizmailyn Bermudez, the American dream was not so easy. While growing up in Communist Cuba her American Dream involved a terrifying sea adventure, eight months in a refugee

Sept. 29, 2006

Langley group gives back to veterans

More than 50 people from Our Lady of Peace Parish here at Langley spent Sunday afternoon at the VA hospital in Hampton as part of an ongoing project to spend time and develop relationships with patients in the Spinal Cord Injury Ward. The volunteers brought all the fixings for ice cream sundaes, and no one left hungry. "The ice cream sundae was

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