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June 1, 2007

Elmendorf Airman loses fight against cancer

Senior Airman James Henley, a 3rd Equipment Maintenance Squadron member, died May 21 from complications following a stem cell transplant in his fight against Burkitt's lymphoma. Airman Henley arrived here in November 2003. He was diagnosed with the cancer in September 2006. During his tour here, Airman Henley served as an F-15 crew chief in the 3rd

May 29, 2007

Changes on horizon for Air Force pilots

The Air Force recently announced there are changes forthcoming in aircrew management. A new process called Transformational Aircrew Management Initiatives for the 21st Century, or TAMI-21, is intended to account for force structure changes that have caused imbalances in pilot inventory distribution and set the table for what the Air Force pilot

May 23, 2007

COMPACAF sends Memorial Day message

More than a million American service members have died in the wars and conflicts this nation fought since the first colonial soldiers took up arms in 1775 to fight for independence. Every Soldier, Sailor, Airman and Marine who died fighting in these conflicts was someone's son or daughter, father or mother or friend. Each was a loss to the nation -

May 22, 2007

Firsthand perspective: PACAF command chief speaks about road ahead

The Pacific Air Forces Command top enlisted advisor visited here May 15-17. Chief Master Sgt. Anthony Bishop, PACAF command chief master sergeant, returned to Elmendorf for the second time in six months to be the featured speaker at the PME Center graduation. The chief offered advice to the graduates by applying how hockey legend Wayne Gretzky

May 16, 2007

SecAF visits wing, sees capabilities of Airmen

Michael W. Wynne made his first trip to Alaska last week as the Secretary of the Air Force. His visit served two purposes; the first was to visit Alaskan Airmen and see the capabilities Alaska has to offer the Air Force. The second was to attend the 3rd Wing Change of Command, where Col. Thomas Tinsley, former senior aid to the Chief of Staff of

May 15, 2007

Simulated terrorist threat trains military, civilian agencies

The first week of the Alaska Shield/Northern Edge 07 exercise culminated here May 11 with a massive interagency effort to secure a ship with a simulated biological threat on board. Hundreds of first responders, with uniforms ranging from the reflective jackets of local firefighters to military biohazard suits, were on hand at the Alaska Railroad

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