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  • Simulators train aircrew at fraction of cost

    Everything's normal looking out the window of the cockpit on a summer morning. The student pilot and co-pilot are going through their pre-flight checklists. Switches and toggles are thrown and gauges are read. In a few minutes this C-17 Globemaster III cargo aircraft will barrel down the runway and take off into the wild blue yonder.Well, not
  • Fourth time's the charm for Chapman family

    Exactly 97 years after his great-grandfather enlisted to serve in World War I, Riley Joseph Chapman is raising his right hand and becoming a member of the armed forces. He is the fourth generation in his family to enlist in the military on the same date - Sept. 17.The tradition began when Pvt. Riley Virgil Chapman enlisted in the U.S. Army on Sept.
  • Laughlin MDG training video wins AFMOA award

    The 47th Medical Group's customer service video won first place in the 2014 Air Force Medical Operations Agency Customer Service Video Contest.Five of the medical clinic's officers wrote, edited and directed the video with the support of numerous clinic members, turning it into a team effort."The video contest was designed to generate supplemental
  • Altus opens its gates to community

    Altus Air Force Base opened its gates to the public for the 2014 Wings of Freedom Open House on Sept. 13.The open house allowed the general public to receive an up-close view of a wide variety of military and civilian aircraft, as well as meet with the Airmen stationed here."For those who don't have a chance to see what is going on in the
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