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  • Air Force Association awards AETC civilian employees

    Air Education and Training Command officials recently announced its winners for the 2009 Air Force Association Outstanding Air Force Civilian Employee of the Year awards, recognizing the command's top civilian employee achievements. These individuals will compete in the Air Force level competition.

  • Job opportunities available in recruiting

    The decision to increase the Air Force end strength from 316,000 to 330,000 at the end of 2008 forced Air Force Recruiting Service officials to ramp up the number of recruiters across the nation, offering more Airmen a chance to enter a uniquely challenging career. "Recruiting offers a direct

  • Airman raises Holocaust awareness with podcast series

    Colonel Edward Westermann's, 737th Training Group commander, program was added Feb. 12 to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum's podcast series, "Voices on Antisemitism."The series seeks to raise awareness about historical and contemporary antisemitism through interviews with distinguished opinion

  • Highest flying time F-16 departs Luke

    After spending more than 24 years helping train the world's greatest F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots and maintainers at Luke Air Force Base, the Air Force's highest flying time F-16 recently left for a new destination. Aircraft 83-178, an F-16D model formerly assigned to the 61st Fighter Squadron here, 

  • Pilots soar at Armed Forces Cross Country Championships

    Pilots are accustomed to going fast in the air, but two Columbus Air Force Base pilots got their chance to prove they're also fast on the ground against military and professional runners. Capt. Benjamin Payne, 41st Flying Training Squadron, and 2nd Lt. Ian McFarland, 14th Operations Support Squadron

  • AETC awards best 2008 public affairs achievements

    Air Education and Training Command officials recently announced the results of the 2008 Public Affairs Achievement Awards, recognizing AETC's top public affairs performers and programs. The achievement award winners are: Best Overall Communication Program Air Force Recruiting Service Public Affairs,

  • Casual lieutenants make huge contributions

    Nearly 400 new officers graduate from Laughlin Air Force Base's intense 52-week Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training class and earn their wings every year. However, before they get that opportunity, a large majority are placed as casual or transitional students, which means they are waiting for

  • NASCAR crew learns what drives basic training success

    NASCAR driver Reed Sorenson, who drives the No. 43 Air Force-sponsored car, and his crew got a taste of a basic military trainee's life during a recent two-day visit  at Lackland Air Force Base. The tour was part of an effort by Air Force Recruiting Service to prepare Mr. Sorenson and the Richard

  • Annual physical fitness testing undergoes changes

    In response to an Air Force Audit Agency study, the Air Force fitness program and testing will undergo adjustments in the coming months. The agency's report, released last December, cited several improvements needed to ensure Airmen are truly "fit to fight." These improvements include centralized

  • Airmen fight different kind of war

    An Airman sits at his desk armed with one of the Air Force's most important weapons -- not a 9mm or M-16, but a computer. Though there may not be bullets whistling by the Airman's head, he is at war in cyberspace, and the fight is real. "Our enemies are out there attacking our network," said Capt.