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SHALIMAR, Fla. -- Members of the Thunderbirds, the Air Force’s air demonstration team, visit with residents at Hawthorn House, the Air Force Enlisted Village’s assisted living residence in Shalimar. When inclement weather caused the Eglin Air Show to be cancelled Saturday, the Thunderbirds made a surprise visit to the Enlisted Village, a charity that provides a home for the widows of enlisted servicepeople. (Photo by Jodi L. Jordan) Enlisted Thunderbirds Visit Air Force Widows
When the pilots of the Thunderbirds, the Air Force's air demonstration team, perform their precision maneuvers thousands of feet above an Air Show crowd, they're applauded and admired - from a distance. The enlisted Airmen who maintain the F-16 jets flown by the Thunderbird pilots are similarly isolated, behind the scenes, working while the crowd
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2007
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- Retired Chief Master Sgt. Alvin Beedie talks to Col. Dean Clemons, 96th Air Base Wing commander, about volunteering.  Chief Beedie was recognized as an Angel Award winner in the Retiree category. (Photo by Lois Walsh)                        Volunteers recognized at ceremony
It's a check that can't be cashed, but it's already paying big dividends. The Voluntary Advisory Committee presented a check worth more than $1.4 million to Col Dean Clemons, 96th Air Base Wing commander at the Volunteer Recognition Ceremony April 17. The amount represents what the base saved thanks to volunteers donating more than 80,000 hours of
0 4/18
2007
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- F-16 Fighting Falcons of the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds, demonstrate the capabilities of their aircraft during the 2007 Eglin Air Show April 15. The first day of the air show was cancelled for safety reasons due to a severe weather threat. The winds on the back side of the storm didn't keep more than 42,000 spectators away April 15 as the Thunderbirds preformed to culminate the air show. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mike Meares) Spectators 'blown away' at 2007 Eglin Air Show

0 4/17
2007
Default Air Force Logo Flag to fly at half mast
By direction of the installation commander, all flags on Eglin AFB will fly at half mast until Sunday, April 22, in rememberance of those killed at Virginia Tech.
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2007
OVER EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- U.S. Army Cpl. Ben Borger follows Sgt. Ryan Ray, Sgt. 1st Class Paul Sachs and Sgt. Drew Starr, all members of the U.S. Army Parachute Team "Golden Knights" black team, during a jump at the air show practice April 14. The practice show was the only jump the team made due to an April 15 severe weather cancellation of the air show and winds exceeding 20 mph gusts April 16. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mike Meares) Golden Knights jump, no go for show

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2007
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds prepare for take-off here April 14 in preparation for the practice session of the 2007 Eglin Air Show. The first day of the air show was cancelled for safety reasons due to a severe weather threat. The winds on the back side of the storm didn't keep spectators away April 15 as the Thunderbirds preformed in front of thousands of spectators to culminate the air show. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mike Meares) Thunderbirds practice for air show

0 4/16
2007
OVER ALASKA -- Five 60th Fighter Squadron F-15Cs, from the 33rd Fighter Wing, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., soar over the mountains ranges of Alaska during their overseas deployment to Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska, to participate in Red Flag Alaska 07-1. The exercise is to prepare them for their Air Expeditionary Force 9/10 deployment window. Approximately 16 F-15s and more than 240 Airmen traveled to Elmendorf March 28 as part of the deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo) Eglin Eagles head north for Spring
The 33rd Fighter Wing's 60th Fighter Squadron deployed from Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., March 29 to participate in Red Flag-Alaska 07-1, scheduled from April 5-21. Sixteen F-15Cs and 240 pilots and maintainers will join more than 1,100 service members from the United States, France and Australia that are scheduled to gather in The Last Frontier.
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2007
Default Air Force Logo Childhood Obesity
Childhood Obesity is increasing nationwide. Unfortunately Team Eglin is not immune. Children are getting fatter. While some say it's a "growing phase" or "they'll grow out of it" - the truth is habits and behaviors that are established as a child remain with you into adulthood. Overweight or obese children are more likely to grow up to be
0 4/13
2007
CAMP RUDDER, Fla. -- U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Chip Lesley, 6th Ranger Training Battalion, demonstrate ambush tactics as part of an ambush demonstration team during a previous 6th RTB Ranger Open House. Visitors to the 2007 Ranger Open House will experience Ranger demonstrations and get hands-on with weapons and equipment used by the Rangers. Exhibits will include weapons, diving equipment, boats, parachutes, medical equipment and a day-in-the-life display for the Ranger training school. They also demonstrated repelling, downed pilot rescues and hand-to-hand combat demonstrations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mike Meares) Army Rangers set to host Ranger Run, Open House
The 6th Ranger Training Battalion will be hosting a 5k and 10k race called the Swamp Ranger Run prior to the Ranger Camp's annual Open House event May 6. The Swamp Ranger Run is sponsored by the Swamp Ranger Association and the Northwest Florida Track Club. It will be held on an annual basis in conjunction with 6th Ranger Training Battalions Annual
0 4/11
2007
Default Air Force Logo Enlisted nominees to compete for Outstanding Airmen of the Year honors
Forty enlisted members assigned to various Air Force Materiel Command units will compete for AFMC Outstanding Airmen of the Year honors April 26. This year's ceremony will be held at Eglin AFB, Fla. It marks the first time the event will take place at a location other than Wright-Patterson AFB since the Air Force established AFMC in 1992. "The
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2007
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