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  • Patriotic legacy remembered for fallen patriot

    More than 1,300 total stripes and 5,000 total stars were held proudly by community members on Flag Day for eleven years from 1995-2006 under the watchful eye of a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel. For 11 years, retired Lt. Col. Pete Straub organized a gathering of 75 to 100 U.S. flags each year to display the Stars and Stripes on the balcony of
  • Changes in works for Air Force PT uniform

    The Air Force uniform board is working to resolve Airmen's issues with the Air Force physical training uniform, which became mandatory for wear in Fall 2006. The board has received nearly 500 inputs from Airmen including suggestions on ways to improve the uniform, and some of those changes are in the works, said Senior Master Sgt. Dana Athnos, Air
  • AF announces master, technical sergeant promotion rates

    The Air Force selected 6,002 of 24,115 eligible technical sergeants for promotion to master sergeant, and 7,314 of 39,797 eligible staff sergeants for promotion to technical sergeant. The master sergeant selection rate, 24.89 percent, rose 5.03 percent from last year, while this year's technical sergeant rate, 18.38 percent, rose 1.62 percent. "The
  • Eglin welcomes May arrivals

    Congratulations to the following parents, who welcomed their new arrivals while stationed here. It's a boy! Brian Allan, born May 5 to Staff Sgt. Brian and Adonia Chadwell. Caleb David, born May 8 to Tech. Sgt. Brian and Heather Keels. Andrew Cole, born May 9 to Tech. Sgt. Ron and Jen Stuits. Adrian J. born May 9, to Senior Airman Luis and Evelyn
  • Secret to good customer service is no 'Mystery' at the BX

    Operating more than 3,100 facilities in more than 35 countries and 49 states requires the Army & Air Force Exchange Service to employ a variety of methods to track and improve customer service. AAFES' customer service department, for example, is engaged in an ongoing dialog with more than 11.5 million authorized military shoppers. In fact, AAFES'
  • AFMC updates wellness survey, officials encourage participation

    The health and well being of Air Force Materiel Command's work force of nearly 78,000 continues to be a high priority for the command's senior leaders. To promote candid feedback from workers on topics ranging from work environment to available counseling resources on Air Force bases, AFMC will offer an updated Wingman Wellness Survey online June
  • 20th Space Control Squadron strengthens international partnership with Norway

    The vastness of space got a little smaller when the 20th Space Control Squadron hosted representatives from the Norwegian Intelligence Service May 9 to 11 to build trust, interoperability and cooperative space capabilities. The 20th SPCS is a geographically separated unit of the 21st Space Wing. The NIS employs the Globus II radar at Vardo, Norway,
  • Triathlon attracts rookie, veteran triatheletes

    "Eat my bubbles...tread...dust." That was the message written in marker on 11-year-old Nick Hopkins' back at the 8th Annual My First Tri triathlon at Post'l Point June 9. Hopkins, of Shalimar, Fla., also had a message on his right arm that read "Keep going." He completed the 200-meter swim, 8-mile bike ride and 2.5-mile run ranked 147 out of the
  • My First Tri results

    My First Tri Triathlon 200 Meter Swim, 8 Mile Bike, and 2.5 Mile Run Race Scored by "Results Event Timing, LLC" 06/09/2007 ********** OVERALL FIRST TIMERS AWARDS LIST ********** ********** FEMALE FIRST TIMERS OVERALL RESULTS ********** Place Name S Age City St Rank Swim Rank Bike Rank Run Finish Penalty Rank Time ===== =========================== =