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  • Elmendorf pilot selected to lead Thunderbirds

    For two years running, Elmendorf's 12th Fighter Squadron has had the honor of one of its fliers being chosen to represent the Air Force in the Thunderbird's Air Demonstration Squadron. Lt. Col. Gregory Thomas was selected to the No. 1 position for the 2008 and 2009 air show seasons. As the

  • Security forces cracks down on cell phone use

    "Hey, Mary! It's Jane. How are you?," said the lady who was using her cell phone to make the call. Jane carried on with her conversation while she was driving and noticed shining red and blue lights pulling up behind her vehicle. Puzzled, Jane asked the security forces member why she was being

  • 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,

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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