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Aug. 23, 2007

Katmai CDC first in PACAF to earn accreditation

The Katmai Child Development Center was the first in the Pacific Air Forces to earn accreditation through the National Association for the Education of Young Children. "We're proud to have earned the mark of quality from NAEYC, and to be recognized for our commitment to reaching the highest professional standards," said Lisa Dalton, director of

Aug. 22, 2007

Gather ‘round the dinner table, DeCA officials say

Commissary officials urge military families to enjoy a meal together often, but especially on Monday, Sept. 24, to support Family Day, a national movement that encourages parental involvement in the lives of America's children as a way of decreasing the odds of substance abuse. "Sharing a meal with someone is an age-old way of communicating

Aug. 22, 2007

Air Force officials announce 2008 force-shaping plans

Air Force officials recently announced plans to meet the 2008 fiscal year end-strength of 328,600, which calls for a force reduction of about 5,400 officers and enlisted members through normal attrition, retirement or force-shaping measures. The reductions are in line with Air Force efforts to balance the force and recapitalize and modernize aging

Aug. 21, 2007

90th Fighter Squadron celebrates 90 years

An overcast sky and rain didn't stop the F-22 from showing off its air power to wrap up the 90th Fighter Squadron's 90th anniversary. Former and current members of the 90th FS gathered here Aug. 17-20 to recall the squadron's past and look forward to its future. "It is very humbling to be part of a squadron with such a great legacy," said Capt.

Aug. 15, 2007

Bathin' Raptor

Aug. 13, 2007

Reserve ushers new era as Raptors arrive

As six F-22 Raptors flew in over the clear summer sky of Elmendorf AFB Aug.8 from Langley Air Force Base, Va., it not only represented a new day for Pacific Air Forces and Elmendorf AFB, but a new era for the Air Force Reserve Command. The 477th Fighter Group will be associating with the 3rd Wing becoming the first AFRC reservists to maintain and

Aug. 8, 2007

Elmendorf welcomes F-22A Raptor

It was a historic day for Elmendorf as the base officially welcomed the first of its F-22A Raptor fleet during a ceremony here Wednesday. Elmendorf became the second operational base and the first Pacific Air Forces installation to receive the Air Force's new superiority fighter. "These incredible airframes are ushering in a new day in the Land of

July 26, 2007

Elmendorf, coalition forces hone skills at RED FLAG-Alaska

One minute, you're listening to an Airman via video teleconference who is briefing you on today's threats. A short time later, you're in a C-17, skimming the tree tops of the rugged Alaska terrain, preparing to drop equipment to forces on the ground. This is just another day at RED FLAG-Alaska. RED FLAG-Alaska is a series of field training

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