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Default Air Force Logo 23rd FG struts stuff in ORI
The 23rd Fighter Group conducted an Operational Readiness Inspection July 10 through 14. "The Air Combat Command Inspector General Team gave us a thumbs up on every area," said Col. Warren Henderson, 23rd FG commander. "Sixty percent were graded outstanding or excellent." "The group did well. This was a huge turnaround from the last time," said Lt.
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2006
Default Air Force Logo Smart Ops 21 puts Airmen
The Air Force is stepping away from out-dated mindsets by rolling up its sleeves and finding new solutions to new obstacles and mission requirements. Gen. Michael Mosley, chief of staff of the Air Force, has decided to make the missions and personnel "lean across the Air Force." With the help of other senior leadership, he has developed a new
0 7/05
2006
Default Air Force Logo Thornton to carry on traditions, empower Airmen
The summer months have always been a busy time for servicemembers when it comes to changing duty stations. This summer is no exception at Pope.Col. Gerald Szpila passed his command of the 43rd Operations Group to Col. Michael Thornton June 21. Although Colonel Szpila is excited about the next step in his career, he said his departure is
0 7/05
2006
Default Air Force Logo New commander sees Airmen as top priority
As Bob Dylan once wrote, "The times, they are a changin'." Those words ring true as more than 10 different commanders hand over their guidons to new leadership this summer. Col. Pat Savoy took command of the 43rd Mission Support Group from Col. Eric Wilbur June 22 and said he feels fortunate to be the commander of such a winning group of Airmen.
0 7/05
2006
Default Air Force Logo Airman praised for selfless service
A tactical air controller was recognized by the Secretary of the Air Force in a Silver Star ceremony Monday for heroic duties while deployed to Southwest Asia in support of the Global War on Terror. Tech. Sgt. Travis Crosby, a terminal attack control-qualified TACP assigned to the 15th Air Support Squadron, Fort Stewart, Ga., was lauded by Pope and
0 7/05
2006
The scene of the "accident." Simulated sodium hypochlorite spills onto the tracks during an exercise. The "bleach" was actually green, dyed water but was said to have mixed with battery acid, fertilizer and other chemicals stored near the Self-Help building. The reaction created a "hazardous" plume of chlorine gas - simulated with the help of a smoke machine. Exercise: Bus vs. train

0 6/05
2006
Air Force Airman First Class Mike Macias, 15th Air Support Squadron Fort Stewart GA, climes a wall at Dragon Challenge Avon Park, Fl., May 21, 2006.   Dragon Challenge is a 18th Air Support Operations Group competition the challenges battlefield Airman both mentally and physically and helps prepare them and test their skills for the stresses of combat.   (US Air Force Photo by Tech Sgt. Jeromy K. Cross) Taking the lead: 18th ASOG squadrons compete for top spot
Joint Tactical Air Controllers are used to training and working in the field. It's part of their life whether deployed or at home. A select few of the 18th Air Support Operations Group got to prove their skills in the field May 18 through 22 at the group's Dragon Challenge competition. Sixty competitors met at Avon Park Air Force Range, Fla., to
0 6/05
2006
As is tradition at Memorial Day ceremonies, the highest ranking Airman on base, Brig. Gen. Darren McDew, 43rd Airlift Wing commander, and the lowest ranking Airman on base, Airman Basic Camille Howard, 3rd Aerial Port Squadron, presented the wreath of flowers at the Memorial Day ceremony held May 25 at the air park in honor of all those who serve and sacrifice in the military. A time to remember

0 6/05
2006
Default Air Force Logo Airman has 106 days to make 26.2 miles
Thousands of people compete in them every year. Sean "Puff Daddy" Combes did it, Oprah did it, and I want to do it too. Why I started to run and train for my first marathon is irrelevant. What's important is what's going to keep me training and will ultimately get me to the end of the 26.2-mile route at Wright-Patterson AFB September 16. That's
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2006
Default Air Force Logo Staffs, techs find place in Pope organization
Technical and staff sergeants have only had a professional organization of their own on Pope for just over a year. The club is called Team 56 and its members meet every third Tuesday at 11:30 at the Community Center to discuss how junior noncommissioned officers can better influence not only the development of the base, but the development of each
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2006
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