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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Trip to New York...

    Thanks to the Commissary, a Laughlin family has a chance at a trip to New York and a special dinner courtesy of a worldwide contest to draw attention to "Family Day - ADay to Eat Dinner with Your Children." Created by The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, "Family Day" is the fourth Monday of September each
  • Air University offers online language training to CGOs

    Air University here is currently offering a valuable opportunity to active-duty company grade officers to study a foreign language online at no cost.In an effort to fulfill the Air Force Chief of Staff's guidance to develop culturally- and linguistically-competent Airmen, Air University will present the opportunity to develop skills in 28 foreign