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Default Air Force Logo The IDRC: Improving how we deploy
The Installation Deployment Readiness Cell is the latest version of the deployment machine. It aims to increase the efficiency of deployments by collocating several functions and establishing direct lines of communication between all others. The intention is to create a "one-stop shop" aligned under the LRS commander and tactically led by the
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2007
Default Air Force Logo Protection benefits improve for property shipments
Beginning this fall, servicemembers and Department of Defense civilians will be eligible for Full Replacement Value protection on most DOD-funded personal property shipments. This new coverage will apply to personal property shipments with a pickup date on or after: · 1 October 2007 for International shipments (to or from outside the continental
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2007
Brig. Gen. Robert Bartlett, mobilization assistant to the 12th Air Force commander, looks on as the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base honor guard presents the American flag during a ceremony Aug. 20 at Presidio San Agustin de Tucson Courtyard. The flag ceremony was one of several events held in celebration of Tucson's 232nd birthday. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Alesia D. Goosic)
D-M Airman help celebrate Tucson's 232nd birthday
Airmen from the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base honor guard presented the American flag during a ceremony at Presidio San Agustin de Tucson Courtyard Aug. 20 in celebration of Tucson's 232nd birthday. The city of Tucson celebrates its birthday each year with a variety of festivities held throughout the month of August. This year's festivities include
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Maj. Daniel Clayton, an A-10 pilot with the 354th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, poses with some of the Afghan children you received soccer balls from the donation. (Courtesy photo) Deployed pilot gets 'ball rolling' for Afghan children
Hundreds of Afghan children have some new toys, thanks to a deployed D-M Airman. Maj. Daniel Clayton, an A-10 pilot with the 354th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, has loved soccer since he was a young boy kicking a ball around with his father's Pentagon soccer team. He even went on to play the U.S. Air Force Academy
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Clayton Moore, a community readiness technician at the Airman and Family Readiness Center here, speaks to a group of more than 30 people attending the Building Wealth in the Military seminar held at the AFRC Aug. 3. Mr. Moore discussed basic principles of fiscal responsibility and investment opportunities, and he then shared the floor with other financial experts from businesses and organizations around the local area. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jake Richmond) AFRC teaches Airmen how to invest money, build wealth
"If you think about your wealth, your debt will take care of itself." That's how Clayton Moore, a community readiness technician at the Airman and Family Readiness Center here, chose to begin the "Building Wealth in the Military" seminar at the AFRC Aug. 3. Mr. Moore, who's provided financial counseling for thousands of Airmen and their family
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Default Air Force Logo Program presents alternative to retraining, separation
Helping to increase the manpower of the Army, Air Force and Navy, transformation projects have created an avenue for servicemembers reaching the end of an enlistment, nearing the possibility of involuntarily retraining or separation."The Blue to Green program was created to give servicemembers, who are affected by the manpower restructuring in the
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2007
Default Air Force Logo LSF provides outlet for dormitory concerns
Airmen in the dormitories can rest assured knowing any concerns about their living environment, workplace and morale are heard and acted upon - with the help of the base Lightning Strike Force program.First enacted in 2004, LSF was implemented to develop and nurture Airmen residing in the dormitories by providing inspiration, motivation, education
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2007
Senior Airman Chad Goucher of the 357th Aircraft Maintenance Unit marshals 2nd Lt. Aaron Cavazos, a 357th Fighter Squadron pilot, and his aircraft under a sun shade here Aug. 2. The landing marked Lieutenant Cavazos' official completion of the first A-10C pilot initial qualification course in Air Force history. The first class had eight pilots training over seven months, focusing on the new A-10C platform, which features major avionics changes from the A-10A. The pilots were also taught the principles of being an attack pilot Wingman: Be in formation to provide mutual support, be on radios and kill the assigned target on the first attempt. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christina D. Kinsey) Student pilots begin new A-10C course
With aircraft getting significant upgrades enabling them to accomplish more, it only makes sense that the Airmen piloting them also get an upgrade...in training.That's certainly the case here, as the first set of pilots began training in U.S. Air Force A-10C Pilot Initial Qualification Course, which encompasses training focused on the recently
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Staff Sgt. Jason Davis, an aerial gunner from the 55th Rescue Squadron here, explains the HH-60 Pavehawk “minigun” to members of the University of Arizona’s football team during their visit to the base Aug. 17. "They came to see how we teach and become a team – how we motivate," said 55th RQS Commander Lt. Col. Massey, who organized the visit after the 55th RQS previously joined UA football coaches in a physical training session at UA’s Arizona Stadium. Upon their departure, the team presented the squadron with a football helmet autographed by all the coaches. “We really appreciate what you all do,” said Mike Stoops, UA’s head football coach. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jamie L. Coggan) U of A football team visits D-M
Staff Sgt. Jason Davis, an aerial gunner from the 55th Rescue Squadron here, explains the HH-60 Pavehawk "minigun" to members of the University of Arizona's football team during their visit to the base Aug. 17."They came to see how we teach and become a team - how we motivate," said 55th RQS Commander Lt. Col. Massey, who organized the visit after
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Maj. Allan M. Hodge (right) receives the 563rd Maintenance Squadron guidon from Col. Bryan P. Glynn, 23rd Maintenance Group commander, during a change-of-command ceremony on the flight line here Aug. 10. Major Hodge assumed command of the 563rd MXS from Maj. John S. Bulldis, who retired from active duty. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Matthew Lohr) 563rd MXS command changes hands
Maj. Allan M. Hodge (right) receives the 563rd Maintenance Squadron guidon from Col. Bryan P. Glynn, 23rd Maintenance Group commander, during a change-of-command ceremony on the flight line here Aug. 10. Major Hodge assumed command of the 563rd MXS from Maj. John S. Bulldis, who retired from active duty.
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