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  • Air Force stands up first unmanned aircraft systems wing

    NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. (AFNEWS) -- The Air Force's first unmanned aircraft systems wing stood up May 1 at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. As Col. Christopher Chambliss assumed command of the 432nd, a piece of history was revived and a course for the way ahead continued. "This is a monumental day for the Air Force," said Colonel Chambliss. "Having
  • New Horizons – Nicaragua 2007 closes out with ceremony

    Nicaragua 2007, a $7.5 million humanitarian and training exercise, officially ended April 27 with a closing ceremony here, but the strengthened friendship between the United States and Nicaragua has not. "We will cherish the friendships we've made here in Nicaragua," Lt. Col. Aaron Young, commander of the mission's task force, said during the
  • Litter Patrol: Soto Cano personnel clean up major Honduran highway

    Approximately 20 U.S. military from here spent three hours picking up trash on a one-mile stretch of CA-5, Honduras' single major highway and the one that runs in front of Soto Cano Air Base. The volunteers, primarily from Air Force Forces, collected nearly three truckloads of trash. Plastic bottles and bottle caps made up the majority of the
  • FARP provides ‘hot’ refueling capability in Central America

    The 1-228 Aviation Regiment and Petroleum, Oil and Lubricants (POL) section here set up a Forward Aerial Refueling Point (FARP) on the edge of the installation, training and testing its rapid response capabilities. The 1-228th frequently conducts FARP operations when its helicopters are required to operate at distances farther from established
  • MEDEL offers readiness training to embassy, medical personnel

    Joint Task Force-Bravo's Medical Element conducted first responder and chemical/biological response training here April 17-19 for American embassy personnel and healthcare providers from Honduras. Thirty eight students attended the class, which provided training, focusing mainly on first aid techniques, and chemical, biological, radiological,
  • JTF-B Medical Element shows love to Honduran orphans

    Soto Cano Air Base's Medical Element (MEDEL) included about 87 children between the ages of 7-14 years old from the Hogar de Niños Jesús de Nazareth orphanage in the MEDEL Organizational Day held April 13. The entire Medical Element supported the event, bussing the children on to the base and keeping them busy with pool time, basketball, soccer,
  • Total Force Integration Moves Forward

    A major milestone was reached Friday when the Commander of Air Combat Command, Gen. Ronald E. Keys, and the Commander of Air Force Reserve Command, Lt. Gen. John A. Bradley, signed a memorandum of understanding between the active duty and reserve fighter wings at Hill AFB, UT. This memorandum formally establishes the Total Force Integration
  • Nuevos Horizontes 2007 unites U.S. and Panama

    The opening ceremony for "Nuevos Horizontes 2007", or New Horizons 2007, was held here March 23 with appearances by top-level U.S. and Panamanian officials. William Eaton, Ambassador of the United States in Panama, and Martin Torrijos Espino, President of the Republic of Panama, were in attendance along with other high-ranking members of the
  • Airmen foster relations as ambassadors

    It was smiles galore as Airmen paid a visit to a local foster home Feb. 16, while here for a joint air show with the Peruvian Air Force. More than 400 children were treated to a performance by the Air National Guard Band of the Southwest and conversation with Airmen. The children, some of whom are orphans and some who come from destitute families,