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  • 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
  • Foam test e-mail overflows with perception problems

    A B-1 hangar is filled with more suds than a jolly-green-giant-sized keg. There are people standing around with suds up to their eyeballs. People are standing on top of the rafters in the building as foam and bubbles continue to rise. Did a glacier melt in South Dakota? Did some kind of ultra-secret government underground brewery guarded by a pack
  • WWII infantryman inducted into Wall of Heroes

    Perhaps one of the hallmarks of an infantryman who has seen battle, is his easy willingness to admit the fear he experienced. "I was scared to death," James Brazell readily admits. "If anybody ever tells you they were not scared, [that is not true]" And despite being wounded and afraid, he did what he was trained to do as a Soldier - continue the
  • B-1s dropping bombs on those engaged with Coalition forces

    Airmen from the 40th Air Expeditionary Group continue to make their presence felt in Operation Enduring Freedom through bombs dropped by B-1Bs. Just 30 days into Air Expeditionary Force Rotation 1/2, about 200 Airmen from here forward deployed to support the Coalition ground forces closer to the battlefront. According to Col. Scott Vander Hamm, 40
  • 12th Air Force commander visits Dyess

    Lieutenant Gen. Norman R. Seip, 12th Air Force and Air Forces Southern commander, made the first of his seven base visits here Monday. The base visits are part of a commitment he made to look at each base's operations first hand when he took over as 12th Air Force commander, the general said. During his visit, he met with wing leadership and Airmen
  • DOD program helps employers, reservists

    A Department of Defense program is easing the transition from business suit to battle dress uniform and back again for Reserve and Guard members serving throughout the world. The national committee for the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, or ESGR, is a nationwide network of nearly 4,200 volunteers who facilitate communication between
  • Air Force announces new call center locations

    Air Force officials announced today the proposed sites for the Air Force Financial Services Center and the Air Force Claims Service Center (AFCSC). These choices resulted from analyzing several competing locations lasting more than eight months, and involved support and coordination from many communities for which the Air Force is very thankful.