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LeRoy Homer, seen here in his Class of 1987 Air Force Academy yearbook photo, was the first officer on United 93 when it was hijacked Sept. 11, 2001. (U.S. Air Force photo) ALO shares memory of United 93 co-pilot
On the day of remembrance that is Sept. 11, certain memories are etched into the American psyche. But others are uniquely personal.One of the latter recurs profoundly in the mind of Air Force Academy grad Paul Adams, now a pilot for Southwest Airlines and Academy Liaison Officer. The morning of Sept. 11, 2001, an Academy classmate of Adams', LeRoy
0 9/22
2010
Twitter, an online microblogging service, has caught the attention of operations security personnel here and Air Force wide. Unlike other social networking services, Twitter allows users to send 140-character posts called "tweets" through almost any device, to include mobile phones, which are distributed to other network users. This makes hosts more vulnerable targets to adversaries searching for sensitive information. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.) Are you helping the enemy - social media in today's war
I know, I know, we hear it all the time; OPSEC, watch what you say, watch what you do, but with the current trend of putting your business "out there," do we really stop and think about the pictures and information we post on social networking sites? The short answer is no.According to an Air Force social media use survey, 69 percent of Airmen use
0 8/23
2010
Default Air Force Logo DOD leaders urge survey participation
Noting the importance of getting the opinions of those who would be most affected by a possible repeal of the so-called "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law that bans gays and lesbians from serving openly in the military, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates is urging service men and women to provide their input.About 200,000 active component and 200,000
0 7/29
2010
An electronic news service featuring the latest Air Force manpower, personnel and services information is available to help Airmen make informed decisions about their Air Force careers. AF Personnel Center news service keeps Airmen informed
An electronic news service featuring the latest Air Force manpower, personnel and services information is available to help Airmen make informed decisions about their careers.More than 15,000 members subscribe to the Manpower, Personnel and Services News Service. However, Air Force leaders encourage all Airmen to subscribe in order to ensure they
0 7/22
2010
1st Lts. Joseph Castro, Erik Svendsen and Andy Lee wear the Air Force's improved physical training uniform and watch as Angela Smith hems the anti-microbial liner into the new uniform during a tour of the facility Nov. 3, 2009, in Columbus, Miss. The lieutenants are from the 14th Operations Support Squadron at Columbus Air Force Base, Miss. Ms. Smith is an American Power Source seamstress. (U.S. Air Force photo/Sonic Johnson) Improved physical fitness uniform coming to a store near you
After much planning, anticipation and constructive feedback, the Army Air Force Exchange Service and the Air Force Uniform Office have partnered to bring a new and improved physical training uniform to select military clothing sales stores in July.The IPTU, which consists of a running jacket, pants, trunks and a T-shirt, is an optional uniform
0 7/07
2010
Default Air Force Logo IMA program to hire 1,600 by September
The Individual Mobilization Augmentee program is set to hire 1,600 Airmen by September in positions opening worldwide in all career fields. Recent attrition rates and the rise of new positions have created a great need to grow the program. Unlike any other Air Force service member, IMAs have flexibility when they work and where."We're hiring and
0 6/21
2010
Default Air Force Logo New legal Web site to benefit 445th AW reservists
The Air Force recently launched a new Web site called Air Force Legal Assistance to help active-duty, reservists, retirees and dependents with legal issues, such as drawing up a will, power of attorney issues and any other legal question that they are faced with.According to the Web site, its purpose is to increase efficiency and track client
0 6/17
2010
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - The 68th Reunion of the Doolittle Raiders was held at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force April 18. Hundreds gathered around the monument commemorating the Doolittle Raiders where a wreath was laid in their memory. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Amanda Duncan) 68th Reunion of Doolittle Raiders memorable event
Sunday, April 18, 2010, a few minutes after 12:30 p.m., the events of the final day of honors at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force for the 68th Reunion of the Doolittle Raiders kicked off. Seventeen B-25 aircraft took off and grouped into formation for a massive flyover. Hundreds gathered around the monument commemorating the Doolittle
0 5/11
2010
In recognition of military children and their families, Air Force Services officials are highlighting a variety and scope of programs in partnership with base agencies for Month of Military Child and Year of the Air Force Family. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration) Air Force Services officials launch Month of the Military Child programs
Air Force Services officials are highlighting a variety and scope of programs in partnership with base agencies for Month of Military Child and Year of the Air Force Family in recognition of military children and their families."Stay Connected" is among several Air Force-wide initiatives designed to help parents and children stay in touch during
0 4/15
2010
Major Todd Haifley, a pilot with the 507th Air Refueling Wing's 1st Aviation Standards Flight, has something to smile about.  The reservist recently saved the life of a fellow hockey player in his home town of Kalamazoo, Michigan using a automated external defibrillator. Training taken seriously helps save friends life
Major Todd Haifley, a pilot with the 507th AIr Refueling Wing's 1st Aviation Standards Flight, has developed a new found respect for the automated external defibrillator or AED after using one to save a friend's life.Major Haifley experience began on a Sunday evening, February 28. "I coach and play on a men's hockey league in Kalamazoo, Michigan,"
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2010
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