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  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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,
  • Airmen may qualify for Kosovo Campaign Medal

    On May 3, 2000, President Clinton approved the establishment of the Kosovo Campaign Medal to recognize the accomplishments of military service members participating in or in direct support of Kosovo operations within established areas of eligibility. Today, many military members may still not know about the medal or have been recognized for it. The
  • Airmen receive Article 15 punishment, involuntarily discharged for misconduct

    Articles 15 Sixteen Spangdahlem Airmen received non-judicial punishment under Article 15 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice in May: A staff sergeant assigned to the 52nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron violated Article 111 by driving while under the influence of alcohol. The commander imposed a reduction to the grade of senior airman, 14 days
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