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Default Air Force Logo Laughlin major competes in 433-mile race through Utah's rugged terrain
Shannon Phares, a 37-year-old Air Force major, enjoys running, hiking, backpacking and paddling--showing as much by competing in the 2006 Laughlin Adventure Race in May. Never content, late June saw her crushing out a 433-mile Primal Quest race in the rugged terrain of Utah."This was my fifth expedition-length adventure race," Major Phares, 47th
0 11/01
2006
Default Air Force Logo Hero's welcome held for returnees
Laughlin Air Force Base honored more than 100 Airmen who have returned from deployments over the past fiscal year with a special homecoming celebration here Oct. 13. Several hundred people turned out for the event, which was organized by the base's Services Division, and Airman and Family Readiness Flight. Festivities included entertainment for
0 10/30
2006
Default Air Force Logo Bigger, better base housing on the way
Bigger and better base housing is on the horizon for Laughlin Air Force Base members. Laughlin is in the midst of a military housing privatization initiative which will give base families access to safe, quality, affordable, and well-maintained housing. The 47th Mission Support Group Commander Col. Roger Thrasher said the initiative is really about
0 10/10
2006
Default Air Force Logo Promotion testing windows expanded for E-5 through E-7 cycles
The Air Force will expand the testing windows for Airmen beginning with the 07E6 and 07E7 cycles. The changes are part of an ongoing process to improve the enlisted promotion testing system, according to officials at the Air Force Personnel Center here. "Some factors that drove this change were the increasing number of non-weighable Airmen due to
0 9/21
2006
Default Air Force Logo SBP offers option for retirement financial planning
The Survivor Benefit Plan has a lot to offer retiring Airmen as part of a solid financial plan, and the open enrollment period runs through Sept. 30. Along with savings, investments and insurance, the SBP affords the opportunity to provide financially to an Airman's spouse for life. One benefit of SBP is that although retired pay stops upon the
0 9/21
2006
Default Air Force Logo Academy lays MIA grad to rest after 39 years
A 1961 U.S. Air Force Academy graduate and missing in action Airman returns home after 39 years in Southeast Asia. A funeral service for Maj. Burke Morgan, a Manitou Springs, Colo., native, will be held Sept. 7 at the Air Force Academy Chapel and Cemetery. Major Morgan, a navigator on a Douglas A-26A "Invader," was assigned a mission over the Plain
0 9/21
2006
Default Air Force Logo Bush: Terrorists view Iraq as lynchpin in global battle
An early U.S. military withdrawal from Iraq would play into terrorists' plans of establishing a new world order of radical Islam, President George W. Bush told members of a military officers' group here Sept. 5. "These evil men know that a fundamental threat to their aspirations is a democratic Iraq that can govern itself, sustain itself and defend
0 9/21
2006
Default Air Force Logo F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter testing marks program milestone
Arnold Engineering Development Center officials just completed aerodynamic testing on two variants of the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter to support flight testing of the plane later this year. With this latest test, the AEDC staff surpassed 8,000 hours of JSF testing in the center's propulsion wind tunnel facility in support of the system
0 9/21
2006
Default Air Force Logo Officer promotion board changes take effect Jan. 1
The secretary of the Air Force has approved changes to the format of the selection brief presented to officer promotion boards to begin Jan. 1. Air Force officials will implement three changes to officer selection briefs, or OSBs; two changes deal with presentation of data related to developmental education with a third change deals with deployment
0 9/21
2006
Default Air Force Logo Enlisted assignment preference goes virtual
Enlisted Airmen are able to change their assignment preferences online through the virtual Military Personnel Flight, as the Air Force continues Personnel Services Delivery Transformation. Enlisted Airmen are responsible for updating their own assignment preferences online through vMPF. "This automation streamlines the process," said Capt. Jay
0 9/21
2006
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