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EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- The 33rd Fighter Wing poses with their third championship trophy in as many years after spiking their way past the 96th Civil Engineer Group during the intramural volleyball championships here May 16. The 33rd FW doubly eliminated the 96th in a best-of-three match game, 19-25, 25-18 and 15-7 to win their third intramural volleyball championship in a row. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mike Meares) 33rd three-peats at volleyball championships
As it is said, "The third times a charm." In an epic "David and Goliath" or "the bully and the nerd" battle of base-wide proportions, the 33rd Fighter Wing intramural volleyball team completed a three peat championship by spiking their way past the 96th Civil Engineer Group in the intramural championship game May 16 at the Eglin fitness center. "We
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2007
Default Air Force Logo Motorcycle policy eliminates ambiguity, sets standard
In efforts to keep Team Eglin's motorcyclists safe, the rider policy has been modified to eliminate ambiguity in regards to motorcycle rider visibility and garment requirements. This new policy has been approved by the military commanders and civilian unions of Eglin. The new policy concerning minimum Personal Protective Equipment requirements are
0 5/16
2007
Col. Dean Clemons, 96th Air Base Wing commander, cuts the ribbon at Eglin's Beach Park while Col. Joe Lanni, Air Armament Center vice commander. The beach park officially opened May 11 and is open to all Department of Defense identification card holders. Let's go swimming

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2007
Default Air Force Logo Airmen receive Articles 15 under UCMJ in April
One Eglin Airman was court-martialed and eight Eglin Airmen received nonjudicial punishment under Article 15 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice recently. The purpose of Article 15, Uniform Code of Military Justice, is to provide commanders with a prompt and effective means of maintaining good order and discipline. An Article 15 can be the
0 5/16
2007
Default Air Force Logo DOD blocks 12 popular Internet sites to protect grid
Defense Department officials are blocking access to many popular Internet sites from department-owned computers due to bandwidth issues, U.S. Strategic Command officials said May 14. Joint Task Force Global Network Operations members, who direct the operation and defense of DOD's global information grid to assure timely and secure capabilities in
0 5/14
2007
Tech Sgt. Shane Lagrone EOD technicians garner medals
The Air Force recognized the 96th Civil Engineer Squadron's explosive ordnance technicians for their heroics by presenting them 12 medals May 14. Working in Iraq and Afghanistan, two of the most heavily mined nations in the world, is a daily threat for explosive disposal technicians. The work is extremely dangerous as IEDs usually combined the
0 5/14
2007
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- Two Airmen from the 33rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron refuel an F-15C during surge operations May 8-10 here. Surge operations test maintainers' abilities to generate more sorties than normal and give pilots an increased number of flying hours in a condensed time period. The 33rd Fighter Wing averages more than 80 sorties a day during surge operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mike Meares) Eagles conduct surge operations

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2007
FRANCE 1944 -- Japanese-American infantrymen of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team hike up a muddy French road in the Chambois Sector, France, in late 1944. (Army Center for Military History file photo) Asian-Pacific Americans fought prejudice at home, tyranny in Europe during WWII
In the anger, fear and uncertainty following the Japanese "surprise" attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941, and amidst longstanding prejudice, dating back to the late 1800s, toward Orientals on the Pacific West Coast, President Franklin Roosevelt, in February 1942, signed the infamous Executive Order 9066. "The order authorized the War
0 5/11
2007
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- Army Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Hibbs, 6th Ranger Training Battalion, and Bill Tate, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service aquatic biologist, release a large channel catfish into Prisoner pond in preparation for the May 26-27 Youth Fishing Rodeo. More than 3,000 catfish, even a few up to 20 pounds in weight, have been stocked in the pond to ensure all participants enjoy a high quality fishing experience.
Eglin plans Youth Fishing Rodeo event
Children 13 years and younger should have their bait and fishing poles ready for Eglin's Youth Fishing Rodeo event at Prisoner Pond on Memorial Day weekend, May 26-27. According to the event's concept plan, a quota of 75 participants will be implemented for each three-hour fishing period on May 26 to promote quality and ensure safety for all
0 5/10
2007
Default Air Force Logo Eglin senior airmen graduate ALS
The Airman Leadership School here graduated 47 senior airmen in a ceremony at the Eglin Officers' Club May 9. The class theme was "Step it up." Airman Leadership School is an approximately six week-long Air Force program designed to develop airmen into effective front-line supervisors. It is the first professional military education that enlisted
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2007
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