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Air Force Materiel Command Public Affairs Report
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio -- Air Force officials announced Sept. 18 that Lt. Gen. Terry L. Gabreski, Air Force Materiel Command vice commander, will retire from the Air Force effective Nov. 20.Gabreski has served as AFMC vice commander since August 2005. Prior to her assignment at Wright-Patterson AFB, she served as the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center commander at Tinker AFB, Okla.The general... Read more
The 649th Combat Logistics Support Squadron will be gone soon, but they aren't going away without a celebration.The unit, known for deploying teams worldwide to perform heavy maintenance and modifications to battle damaged aircraft, will be formally deactivated by the Air Force on Oct. 1.As part of the Air Force's proposed force structure realignment plan for fiscal year 2010, installations all... Read more
The Air Force Association recognized the efforts of Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, in support of the Air Force, by bestowing its highest civilian award to the congressman at a reception held recently in Washington, D.C.The AFA chairman of the board, Joe Sutter, presented Hatch with the W. Stuart Symington Award, saying, "The Air Force Association is proud to recognize outstanding contributions to the... Read more
Capt. Heather Wooten, 366th Maintenance Operations Squadron
MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho -- I majored in psychology in college, so Sigmund Freud was a fixture in many of my studies. I was constantly quizzed on Freud's theories of the id, ego and superego. Freud's theory of the ego stated that the ego developed later in childhood after needs were met and the child began to experience life.The ego was based on the reality principle; meaning our egos... Read more
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Ted Theopolos, 88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Nearly 10,000 runners -- an almost 35 percent increase over last year -- lined up at the starting line here for the 2009 U.S. Air Force Marathon.The 13th annual running event started with remarks by Lt. Gen. Thomas J. Owen, commander of the Aeronautical Systems Center, and included a first-ever visit by an Air Force chief of staff, when Gen. Norton... Read more
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Senior Airman Brok McCarthy, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
Instead of attending an Air Force Ball on Sept. 18 for the Air Force's birthday, people stationed here spent the evening at the Base Operations and Training Area, covered in camo paint and ready for a fight when the time came.However, when "alarm red" was sounded, people weren't scrambling for their gas masks or to find shelter. Instead, the alarm sent participants scrambling to their seats, so... Read more
Lee Anne Hensley, Hilltop Times staff
Out of 6,000 competitors from bases worldwide, Hill Air Force Base dependent Dirk Valle, 18, was recently notified that his bowling score was one of the highest in the 2009 Air Force World Wide Bowling Program, formerly known as the Bowl-by-Mail competition.The free competition has been held annually for the past nine years and requires youth ages 5-18 to bowl a series of games at their... Read more
The Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Detachment 113, is hosting a briefing and recruiting event Oct. 1 at the Ogden Air Logistics Center Poe Conference Room. The detachment is seeking motivated personnel who would like to apply to become AFOSI special agents.Enlisted Air Force members may apply for special agent duty once they have first served in another career field. Air Force... Read more
Hispanic Heritage Lunch and Learn Oct. 8A Lunch and Learn presentation will be hosted by Dan Gomez, Hispanic Heritage Month Committee chairman, Oct. 8 from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the Base Theater.The presentation will explore the topic "Hispanic Contributions in the U.S. Military: A Patriotic Journey" in observation of Hispanic Heritage Month. Read more
Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
Nominations now open for 2010 Joan Orr Air Force Spouse of the Year AwardRANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Air Force members can now submit nominations for their spouse as the 2010 Joan Orr Air Force Spouse of the Year. The period of the award runs Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2009.The Joan Orr Spouse of the Year Award is sponsored by the Air Force Association and honors the significant contributions made by... Read more