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  • Goodfellow to honor Medal of Honor recipients

    Goodfellow Air Force Base will honor two of only five living Air Force Medal of Honor recipients in May by dedicating two Visiting Officer Quarters buildings at Goodfellow AFB May 7to Cols. Leo Thorsness and George "Bud" Day.Leo K. Thorsness, a retired U.S. Air Force colonel, was awarded the Medal

  • Tuskegee Airmen blazed trail of excellence before civil rights movement

    More than a decade before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Ala., a group of young African-American men made a statement of their own, overcoming racial prejudice and the racial stereotypes of the day to shine as aviators in World War II.Some of the surviving members of

  • Keesler medical teams providing Haitian victim care

    Two medical teams from the 81st Medical Group are providing vital care to Haiti earthquake victims who are airlifted to hospitals in Florida.Two, three-person Critical Care Air Transport Teams from the 81st Medical Operations Squadron at Keesler AFB, Miss., are bringing aid to the earthquake

  • Airman with unbeatable heart, spirit re-enlists

    Almost five years and 120 surgeries after his vehicle rolled over an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan, exploding and burning more than 80 percent of his body, rendering him 100 percent medically disabled, Tech. Sgt. Israel Del Toro raised his right hand and re-enlisted in the Air Force

  • Altus relocates aircrew training temporarily

    Air Force officials at Altus AFB, Okla., ordered three KC-135 Stratotankers and three C-17 Globemaster IIIs along with 67 aircrew and maintenance personnel to Lackland Air Force Base's Kelly Field in San Antonio Texas to resume limited aircrew training operations.Aircrew training at Altus AFB came

  • Power returns to Altus, commander issues full recall

    On Feb. 5, Col. Ty Thomas, 97th Air Mobility Wing commander recalled all Airmen and dependents who left Altus AFB, Okla., because of the severe ice storm that struck the base Jan. 28. A limited evacuation order was given to Team Altus members because the base lost power for more than eight days. As

  • Chapel gives to Haiti

    The Protestant Community of the 56th Fighter Wing base chapel raised more than $4,200 to help with relief efforts in Haiti. The funds came from the community donating the tithes and offerings at Sunday services Jan. 24."The monies will be used by World Help, a Christian missionary group, to fund

  • Luke crew chief to join Thunderbirds

    Most crew chiefs aspire to become part of something great like working on Air Force 1 or at NASA. But, one master sergeant at Luke Air Force base landed one of the top special assignments in his career field -- being part of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds. After 20 years of service, eight at Luke,

  • Town hall meetings address joint basing process in San Antonio

    The Army garrison commander here hosted two town hall meetings to inform Fort Sam Houston garrison employees about the progress of Joint Base San Antonio Jan. 28. Joint basing, which includes Fort Sam Houston as well as Lackland and Randolph Air Force bases, was mandated by the 2005 Base Realignment

  • Canadian delegation visits Barnes Center to further CMSAF EPME initiative

    A delegation from Canada visited the Thomas E. Barnes Center for Enlisted Education Jan. 26 - 29 to further an enlisted professional military education initiative between the U.S. Air Force and Canadian defense forces.The team, headed by Chief Petty Officer 1 Fred Singer, the non-commissioned member