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SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- Fireworks explode over Spangdahlem Air Base during Fourth of July celebrations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Todd Yates) 
Fourth of July spectacular

0 7/18
2007
Default Air Force Logo AF selects 8 Sabers for promotion to colonel
Congratulations to the following Sabers who were selected for promotion to colonel: Scott Bowen, 52nd Operations Support Squadron; Steven Caberto, 52nd Medical Group; Luke Grossman, 52nd Operations Group; James Kirk, 726th Air Mobility Squadron; Kathryn Kolbe, 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron; Keith McBride, 81st Fighter Squadron; Parker Plante, 52nd
0 7/17
2007
Default Air Force Logo Letter to Airmen focuses on energy consumption
In the latest Letter to Airmen, Secretary of the Air Force Michael W. Wynne discusses how the Air Force is using technology to reduce its energy consumption. "We are also working innovatively on the supply side, whether it is putting the largest solar panel field to work out at Nellis (Air Force Base, Nev.), or qualifying our aircraft to use
0 7/17
2007
Tech. Sgt. Andrea Patterson performs her daily maintenance routine on a tactical meteorological operating system June 23 at Forward Operating Base Kalsu, Iraq. Sergeant Patterson and two other Air Force weather forecasters provide 24-hour-a-day weather updates to the Army 3rd Infantry Division's operations occurring in the Triangle of Death area. The instantaneous weather information the battlefield weathermen are able to provide are critical to the success, and to the safety of the 3rd ID's ground and aviation operations. Though Sergeant Patterson is attached to the 3rd ID, she officially falls under the recently formed 3rd Expeditionary Weather Squadron headquartered on Camp Victory in Iraq. She is deployed from Detachment 6 of the 7th Weather Squadron from Wiesbaden, Germany. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Jim Varhegyi) 
Weather team acclimates to mission in southern Baghdad
Illuminated by the late night moonlight, an Air Force weather forecaster ascended the narrow, rickety staircase leading up to the helipad's plywood control tower at Forward Operating Base Kalsu. Millions of tiny stars spread across the sky above the pitch-black forward operating base, with generators providing a low, constant hum as Tech. Sgt.
0 7/13
2007
SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Airman 1st Class Mary Bucher, 52nd Medical Operations Squadron medical technician, checks Col. Darryl Roberson’s, 52nd Fighter Wing commander, blood pressure. Colonel Roberson spent time with Airman Bucher July 9 as part of his Commander Shadow Program. Airman Bucher, who has been in the Air Force for one year and eight months, is one of the first people to assess a patient’s condition upon arrival to their medical appointment. Airman Bucher’s goal is to not only complete her Community College of the Air Force degree, but to receive her veterinary medicine degree from Texas A&M. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Stephanie Clark) Commander shadows an Airman

0 7/13
2007
Default Air Force Logo Comptroller squadrons transitions to leaner operations
Many of the finance customer service and support functions currently offered by comptroller squadrons will be assimilated by the Air Force Financial Services Center located at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., during the next 15 months. The first phase of this evolution begins Oct. 1 when the AFFSC, manned by approximately 500 personnel, assume the
0 7/13
2007
The Air Force is introducing new officer and enlisted evaluation forms as it transforms its personnel processes. (U.S. Air Force illustration/Mike Carabajal) Air Force streamlines officer, enlisted evaluation forms
Air Force officials are introducing new officer and enlisted evaluation forms as it transforms its personnel processes. The major part of this effort has been directed at reducing the workload associated with preparing officer and enlisted performance reports while ensuring the evaluation process remains fair and provides for accurate portrayal of
0 7/13
2007
Default Air Force Logo Air Force officials discuss new e-mail accounts
Air Force officials began sending notifications to the workforce this month about the new E4L, or "E-Mail for Life" accounts. Everyone is receiving a new @us.af.mil address that will be used for the duration of his or her employment. This has led people to misunderstand that they must somehow start managing this new account or start forwarding
0 7/13
2007
Default Air Force Logo AAFES announces Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows release July 21
The countdown is upon us! J.K. Rowling's final chapter in the Harry Potter series, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows" will be released July 21 and AAFES is ready to help you get your copy. At 12:01 a.m. July 21 select AAFES BookMark locations across Europe will be open. "AAFES is thrilled to be a part of what is sure to be a historical event.
0 7/10
2007
FORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU, Iraq -- U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 557th Expeditionary RED HORSE Squadron, work on the roof of a tactical operations center June 22, 2007. The Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineers RED HORSE Airmen are forward deployed from Balad Air Base, Iraq, and are tasked to build four tactical operations centers for the Army's 2nd Brigade combat team, 3rd Infantry Division headquartered here. The 2/3 ID is currently running operations out of tents. The Air Force RED HORSE unit, made up of Air Guard, Reserve and active duty Airmen, was requested, by the Army, to come into this "Triangle of Death" location because of their self-suffiency and for the multiple skill sets they bring to a project. Besides the TOCs the RED HORSE Airmen are working on several other projects at the FOB. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Jim Varhegyi) RED HORSE Airmen support Army in southern Baghdad
In the midst of the ongoing security surge around Baghdad, a team of Airmen with heavy construction skills and expertise are helping fortify the Army's presence at Forward Operating Base Kalsu, south of the city. It's a dynamic situation for the Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineer Airmen, said Capt. Kelvin Haywood,
0 7/10
2007
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