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Oct. 26, 2007

OPERATION MAGGIE MIGRATION: 517th AS to fly elephant to California

The U.S. Air Force will fly Maggie, a 25-year-old African elephant at the Alaska Zoo, on a C-17 cargo aircraft to her new home in California. Maggie is scheduled to fly out of Elmendorf Air Force Base to Travis AFB on Thursday, Nov. 1. Officials with the Alaska Zoo and the Performing Animals Welfare Society (PAWS), the sanctuary where Maggie will

Oct. 26, 2007

AEF cycles to extend to six-month deployments

With the war efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan having such high demands on combat support capability, some Air Force career fields have had to extend their rotations from the traditional 120-days, 20-month battle rhythm to 179-days to support the Global War on Terrorism. Specifically, some of the latest changes impact Civil Engineers and Contracting

Oct. 25, 2007

Pumpkins - Moose's feast

Every Halloween, moose near housing detect a scent in the air that alerts them to the opportunity to add a little color in their diet, orange pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns. There must be something in pumpkins that is especially attractive for some moose because they throw caution to the wind and walk right onto porches to feast on these rotund

Oct. 25, 2007

Roll Call - Standards and Discipline

Both are cornerstones of Air Force Core Values and help build American citizens' trust "Throughout Air Force history a common thread emerges for our longstanding successes--adherence to standards and discipline," said Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Rodney J. McKinley. "Standards provide a framework for attention to detail while discipline

Oct. 18, 2007

Family Day schedule for 2008 announced

The Family Day schedule for 2008 was recently announced by the Pacific Air Forces commander. The following dates will be designated as PACAF Family Days for calendar year 2008: May 23, July 3, Aug. 29, Nov. 28, Dec. 26, and Jan. 2, 2009. Civilians are encouraged to take annual leave or use accrued compensatory time on these days. "I want our Total

Oct. 12, 2007

Letter to Airmen : Modernizing the Air Force - Progress Report

Wow--we had a great celebration across the Air Force to commemorate our 60th year as an independent service. We took the celebration international, honoring all Airmen who have taken to the skies to defend their nations. We also paid homage to our own and our Joint service brethren who gave their lives, not just in service to our country, but to

Oct. 11, 2007

Training helps Elmendorf Airman save man’s life

He did what anybody else in that situation would have tried to do. Thankfully for one man, Master Sgt. Robert Campbell knew exactly what to do. "I was at my desk and I overheard some co-workers talking about someone in a room having a heart attack," said Sergeant Campbell, 3rd Services Squadron NCO in charge of Lodging at Elmendorf's North Star

Sept. 28, 2007

'Elmendorf tower, Yukla 27 Heavy has an emergency'

It has been 12 years since that fateful day when an Air Force AWACS, call sign Yukla 27 crashed shortly after takeoff. Twelve years of grieving, mourning and remembering our fallen brethren. September 22, 1995, started out as any other day might and ended in our worst nightmare. Yukla 27 was airborne at 0745:29 on the morning of Sept. 22, 1995.

Sept. 28, 2007

Elmendorf Airman captures American Legion award

An Elmendorf Airman was recently honored as the Air Force winner of the American Legion Spirit of Service Award. Senior Airman Robb Hulet, 3rd Equipment Maintenance Squadron, received the award during the American Legion's National Convention in Reno, Nev., Aug. 28. The award was presented for Airman Hulet's volunteer service in their local

Sept. 21, 2007

Air Force to merge equal opportunity organizations

The military equal opportunity and equal employment opportunity offices will merge January 2008, Air Force officials here announced recently. The combined organization will be called equal opportunity and will be a single location to handle both military and civilian EO claims and issues, said Kim Litherland, the Air Force Equal Opportunity

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