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  • 820th Red Horse starts 'New Horizons' project in Nicaragua

    The opening ceremony for New Horizons Nicaragua was held here Feb. 15, marking a new beginning for the citizens of this small village in the Carazo District. New Horizons is a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored readiness training exercise. The town will now have a new school and medical clinic, thanks to the work of 58 members of the 820th Red Horse
  • Army unit travels 1,800 miles west, joins DM community

    An Army unit, currently located at Fort Bragg, N.C., will soon pack their bags and travel 1,800 miles across the United States to become permanent residents at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. The 1st Battlefield Detachment, which serves as a liaison between 12th Air Force and Air Forces Southern Command's Combined Air Operations Center and the U.S.
  • Chief McKinley: Southern Command 'all over the mission'

    Not much has surprised Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Rodney J. McKinley during his whirlwind tour of four key U.S. Southern Command bases. Before departing for Muñiz Air National Guard Base, Puerto Rico, the last stop on his four-day tour, he said from what he has seen, command operations are on track. "There's not any one thing I see that's

    Delivering 12,000 cookies to Airmen at forward operating bases is just one of Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Rodney J. McKinley's many jobs. But the prospects of meeting with Airmen at four Central and South American and Caribbean bases put a smile on the face of the Air Force's top enlisted Airman. He gets personal satisfaction from such
  • CMSAF visits Southern Command Airmen

    After three days of travel to U.S. Southern Command bases, the Airmen he has met have impressed Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Rodney J. McKinley. The chief said Airmen serving at forward-operating locations in the region "are doing wonderful things for our Air Force." The chief said they do an important job with little fanfare. Airmen in the
  • Guarding history, traditions

    My name is Tony Thomas. My father served in the Air Force for over 20 years, some of those years at Ellsworth. He proudly served his country, and believed in and supported the US Armed Forces, especially the Air Force, every minute of every day for his entire life. On Aug. 22, we laid him to rest. My sister, Chief Master Sgt. Christine Flores,
  • Medical exercise leaves real-world impact in Colombia

    A 14-member medical team from Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, and Offutt AFB, Neb., returned to the United States Friday after participating in a two-week medical readiness training exercise here. The team of doctors and support personnel, together with Colombian health officials, provided medical attention to more than 4,000 underserved Colombian
  • CAOC celebrates two years in operation, prepares for move to new building

    After operating in an interim CAOC since August 2004, the Airmen and staff assigned to the Combined Air and Space Operations Center here celebrate their two year anniversary and prepare to move into their newly renovated headquarters building at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in November. The 26,750-square-feet facility, costing more than 45 million
  • General Seip hosts first commander's call, honors troops

    Only 45 days after taking over as commander of 12th Air Force and Air Forces Southern Lt. Gen. Norman Seip conducted his first commander's call at the Davis-Monthan Base Theatre. More than 400 headquarters personnel filled the theater to capacity.The general shared his thoughts and ideas with Headquarters 12th Air Force Airmen, "our mission is
  • 7th Bomb Wing welcomes new commander

    The 7th Bomb Wing welcomed a new commander following a change of command ceremony July 28 at the 3-Bay Hangar. Colonel Timothy Ray replaced Col. Garrett Harencak, who is moving on as Air Combat Command's deputy director of requirements at Langley Air Force Base, Va. Colonel Ray and his wife Rhonda are making this their first stop to Team Dyess