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Jan. 31, 2008

Wing sets game plan for ORI success

As the year progresses, 3rd Wing Airmen can expect to participate in more exercises as the wing prepares for the Pacific Air Forces Operational Readiness Inspection set to begin Oct. 31. The wing has Polar Force Operational Readiness Exercises scheduled for March 24-29; May 27-June 2; Aug. 4-9; and Sept. 22-27. How the wing does during these

Jan. 24, 2008

Elmendorf takes step toward IOC

As children, we are told, "You have to walk before you can run." The 90th Fighter Squadron is doing a similar task by completing steps to declare initial operational capability, with the overall goal of declaring full operational capability. The 90th FS and 90th Aircraft Maintenance Unit exercised a mock bomb drop over the Alaska training range

Jan. 23, 2008

PACAF receives Air Force maintenance award

The vice chief of staff of the Air Force presented Pacific Air Forces the Gen. Wilbur L. Creech Maintenance Excellence award Jan 16 at the Pentagon. Gen. Duncan J. McNabb presented the award to Chief Master Sgt. Robert L. Norcross II and Master Sgt. Jeffrey Soots for the more than 10,000 maintainers across the command. "It's an honor and a

Jan. 23, 2008

Military absentee voting 'primary' concern for officials

For Federal Voting Assistance Program officials, getting deployed troops and their families engaged in the current election season is a primary goal. Ahead of the November general election, officials with the FVAP, which fosters voting participation by uniformed and U.S. citizens abroad, are assisting eligible absentee voters who wish to cast

Jan. 21, 2008

Reserve Airmen train Guardsmen on Raptor

Most would agree that training is the key to success. For the first time in the 477th Fighter Group's history at Elmendorf, Reservists are training members of the Air National Guard as part of Total Force Integration. Members of the 477th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron trained 13 members of the 176th Kulis Air National Guard on take-off and recover

Jan. 18, 2008

Leaders announce policy changes for Airmen in AOR

Changes are on the horizon for Airmen serving in the Central Command area of responsibility. In an effort to standardize policies among those assigned and those deployed to the CENTCOM AOR, Air Force officials will implement several changes beginning as soon as February 2008. "There are several reasons for these changes," said Lt. Col. Scott Brady,

Jan. 17, 2008

DoD officials select new government travel charge card

Department of Defense officials announced the selection of Citibank to provide travel charge card services for its members under the General Services Administration's umbrella SmartPay® 2 master contract Jan. 16. The new official travel cards will activate on Nov. 30, 2008. DOD currently has 1.2 million card holders who accounted for 61 percent of

Jan. 17, 2008

2007 - Elmendorf's year of change

Arctic Warriors experienced one of the busiest years on record for Elmendorf during 2007. Some would call it the year of change with aircraft leaving and being replaced with modern airframes. Team Elmendorf opened the year with several announcements of award winners, one of which was the 3rd Civil Engineer Squadron. The 3rd CES was named the 2006

Jan. 15, 2008

The Sunday shift

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