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  • 445 AW 2010 Youth of the Year serves as sentinel

    When you visit Washington, D.C., and stop at Arlington National Cemetery's Tomb of the Unknowns, you might see the first 445th Airlift Wing's Youth of the Year for 2010, Specialist Thomas Ozio. Ozio, son of Chief Master Sgt. Shirley Ozio, 445th Logistics Readiness Squadron superintendent, and Staff Sgt. Daniel Ozio, 445th Civil Engineer Squadron
  • Computer problems? Keep "COMM!"

    Every December, children learn about Santa Claus. They may only believe he works just one day a year, to deliver toys to their homes.But what we don't see - the workers busy making toys all-year-round.According to folklore, elves in Santa's workshop work around the clock to ensure toys will be delivered to children around the world on Christmas
  • Live fires "no match" for 445 CES

    Members of the 445th Civil Engineer Fire and Emergency Services flight are better equipped to fight flames and handle emergencies after receiving valuable instruction at the Dayton Fire Department Training Center on June 1. Training included live structural fires, rope rescue, and for the first time, natural gas leaks.During the exercises, 33
  • 445th Airlift Wing hosts Scouts Day

    More than 150 Boy and Girl Scouts from across Ohio, Kentucky and Michigan enjoyed various activities on the 445th Airlift Wing flightline May 18 as part of the wing's annual Scouts Day.The Scouts were given the opportunity to tour the wing's C-17 Globemaster III, take part in mock security forces operations, sit inside a fire truck and talk with
  • 89th AS pilot living his dream through baseball

    When it comes to baseball, 89th Airlift Squadron pilot Lt. Col. Philip "Hawkeye" Pierce knows his stuff because he's been part of the New Carlisle Knights baseball team for the last seven years. Pierce said it all started nine years ago when he was driving through New Carlisle, Ohio, and came upon a baseball game being played."I was checking on my
  • Critical care: 445th AES Airmen save lives

    A soldier gets injured in Iraq and needs to be transported. A Department of Defense civilian is suffering from a heart condition in Africa. Wounded service members and DOD civilians need emergency medical attention and equipment for their care.What do all these people have in common? An aeromedical evacuation crew saving their lives.Consisting of
  • Home Station Check inspections keep wing's C-17s in the air

    Taking care of the C-17 Globemaster III entails more than just an occasional washing, oil change and spot check of the plane. It takes the experience of a diverse maintenance team to go over the aircraft inch-by-inch, checking every nook and cranny for defects.Every 120 days, a Home Station Check or HSC inspection is required to keep the C-17
  • 445th Safety Office....friend or foe?

    What is the function of the wing safety office and what can they do for me? That may be some of the questions that come up from wing members facing safety issues in their work space. Like a jack of all trades, the wing safety office is comprised of unique individuals who are experts in their field and come together to help the wing and base avoid
  • 445th CES: A squadron with many skills

    When most people hear the words 'Civil Engineer Squadron,' they immediately think of a carpenter, plumber, or a person who paves the streets. While those are among some of the things the members of the CES do, this is only part of what the CES is about. "We are the public works department of the Air Force," said Lt. Col. Christopher Cunningham,
  • Need help? PHAP offers free resources for Airmen, families; Part 1 of 2

    "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade." Many people have heard of this phrase when they stumble upon an unfortunate situation in their lives, but instead of feeling hopeless, Reserve Airmen and their families have someone they can turn to in their time of need.The Psychological Health Advocacy Program is here to help. PHAP is a no cost,