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  • Captains selected for promotion

    Congratulations to the following captains who were selected for promotion to major:Air Armament CenterDarryl BraxtonRobert CardenEphane DuboseChristopher FontanaAlexandra HalchakBrian McmenamyJoy MikulcikJoseph ShupertChadwick SteippAir Force Research LaboratoryJonathan BortleCraig FrankeWilliam Storms1 Special Operations Maintenance SquadronCecil
  • UK officer joins Predator squadron through exchange program

    The first Remotely Piloted Aircraft exchange officer stationed at the 556th Test and Evaluation Squadron is not bothered by the 5,000 miles between the state of Nevada and her native United Kingdom."It has been an opportunity that money can't buy," said Royal Air Force Maj. Adele Stratton, 556th Squadron Leader. "This post is the only exchange job
  • Major with 53rd TMG receives Bronze Star

    A member of the 53rd Wing's geographically separated unit at Barksdale Air Force Base was presented a Bronze Star, Jan. 19.Maj. Nathan Dawn, Det. 1, 53rd Test Management Group, received the medal for his efforts during his deployment to Afghanistan working as the air command and control advisor for the Afghan Ministry of Defense.  Det. 1 of the
  • Air Force returns enlisted high year of tenure to standards

    Air Force manpower and personnel officials here announced Jan. 27 a return of enlisted high year of tenure limits to their pre-2003 levels."We've considered returning HYT limits to their normal levels for several years. Now that our Air Force end strength is stabilizing, it is an appropriate time to return back to the pre-2003 levels," said Tom
  • Military families gain access to free, online tutoring

    Defense Department officials here launched a free, online tutoring service for servicemembers and their families. The site -- http://www.tutor.com/military -- offers round-the-clock professional tutors who can assist with homework, studying, test preparation, resume writing and more. Marine Corps and Army families have had access to the program for
  • 16 EWS provides shield to combat air forces

    From flying JN-4 Jennies in the roaring twenties to developing the latest electronic warfare test for the 21st century, more than 150 personnel of the 16th Electronic Warfare Squadron rely on experience, one of kind equipment and ingenuity to test and deliver information that protects today's warfighters from a multitude of threats.The unit traces
  • Honor to serve

  • AFPC advises don't cash $3,000 VA checks

    Don't cash that check!!Air Force Personnel Center has advised Airmen who received $3,000 in emergency advanced payments from the Department of Veterans Affairs in late 2009 not to cash or deposit those checks.In addition to providing payments to veterans, some payments were made to Airmen on active duty and possibly some dependents receiving
  • Tax Center open for business

    Tax season has begun and the Eglin tax center is here to help.The Eglin Tax Center stood up Jan. 20 to service military members, dependents, DOD civilians and retirees in the local area.In 2009, there were many new changes to tax law including the new home buyer's credit, making work pay, earned income credit, residential energy credits and
  • Eglin Celebrates Enlisted Hall Completion

    Eglin celebrated the completion of the Eglin Enlisted Hall during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Jan. 15.The event culminated the transformation of the newly renovated building from the base theater, a project which took two years from beginning to end.The idea of recapturing prime real estate like the base theater and turning it into the "Enlisted