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  • Oldest living chief master sergeant recalls life in Air Force

    In 1906, San Francisco was struck by an earthquake with a Richter scale magnitude of 8.3, resulting in fires that burned the city for two days. Additional significant events that year included Congress passing the Antiquities Act, authorizing the president to establish national monuments on federal lands to prevent vandalism at prehistoric Indian
  • DFAS adds new security measure to the myPay system

    Another new security feature has been added to protect customers' data on the pay account system, myPay officials announced May 9. As part of an ongoing commitment to strengthen password and account security to protect customers' data, Defense Finance and Accounting Service has implemented the "virtual keyboard" to assist in protecting against
  • DOD teams with other agencies to prepare U.S. for flu outbreak

    The Defense Department is teaming with other federal agencies to prepare the nation to deal with a potential pandemic outbreak of influenza, a senior official said here May 8. "Right now, we're as ready as we can be at this point," said Richard Chavez, director of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear preparedness and response at the
  • Retirees can help current Airmen develop careers

    The knowledge and experience that Air Force retirees share with current Airmen can help develop careers. Retired Col. James Gilliland holds his audience in rapt attention while he tells stories of his progression as an RF-4C pilot and shares his experiences flying during the Vietnam War. With 30 years of active-duty service and 100 reconnaissance
  • DFAS returns to its World Wide Web home

    The Defense Finance and Accounting Service is returning to its original World Wide Web location on May 1. The DFAS Web site will shift to www.dfas.mil from its current location within the Department of Defense domain at www.dod.mil/dfas. DFAS officials believe the change will make the Web site easier to find for its customers and partners. The
  • 2007 Bob Hope Memorial Golf Tournament set for May

    The 4th Annual Bob Hope Memorial Charity Golf Tournament takes place May 19 at the Fort Walton Beach Golf Course. All proceeds will benefit the Air Force Enlisted Village, a nonprofit charity that provides a home for the surviving spouses of enlisted servicemembers. The tournament begins at 11 a.m. with registration and a shotgun start at noon.
  • Enlisted Thunderbirds visit Air Force widows

    Enlisted Airmen who maintain the F-16 Fighting Falcon jets flown by Thunderbird pilots often work behind the scenes while crowds enjoy the air demonstration team's shows. Recently, the enlisted Thunderbirds and a very special group of admirers made a personal connection - not at an air show but because of an air show cancellation. The Sunshine
  • Groups announce 2007 reunions

    Four groups have announced reunion plans for this year. Former members of the 7th Air Force Flight Operations (Scatback) will meet May 3 to 6 in Dayton, Ohio, in conjunction with the Tan Son Nhut Association reunion. Contact Jim Reed via e-mail at JRFlies@aol.com; write 1705 Monte Carlo Ct., Santa Rosa, CA 95409-3918; or call (707) 539-2184 for
  • Congress honors Tuskegee Airmen with award

    Before a U.S. aircraft broke the sound barrier, the Tuskegee Airmen overcame a daunting social hurdle: breaking the Air Force's color barrier. In the Capitol Rotunda here March 29, President Bush and Congress awarded the Congressional Gold Medal to the Tuskegee Airmen, more than 60 years after the 332nd Fighter Group's World War II achievements
  • Defense Department honors women's achievements

    The Defense Department observed Women's History Month and honored the women filling its ranks in a ceremony March 21 at Arlington National Cemetery. In an observance at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial, women who have risen through the ranks to become leaders in federal service encouraged others to do same. The event also


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