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Default Air Force Logo 21st SW cold weather policy amended
Leadership from the 21st Space Wing recently clarified the unit's cold-weather gear policy, stating the issued battle dress uniform field jacket or Gore-Tex cold-weather gear is not to be worn with the airman battle uniform. The clarification is in response to the Air Force deputy chief of staff for manpower and personnel at the Pentagon
0 2/05
2008
Teacher Rhonda Boyer dishes up extra snack for one of her students, who is signaling ‘more.’ The staff at Peterson’s Child Development Center teaches simple sign language to infants and toddlers as part of Baby Signs, a program aimed at helping children communicate before their vocal skills develop. (U.S. Air Force photo/Corey Dahl) CDC adopts 'Baby Signs' hands-on learning
Unlike most 20-month-old children, Jack Roberts doesn't have to scream, cry or chant wild baby gibberish to tell his parents he's hungry. Instead, he just puts his hand to his mouth - the sign for "eat" - and his parents know. No tears, ear plugs or deciphering skills needed. How does Jack know what to do? He's one of several infants and toddlers
0 2/04
2008
Default Air Force Logo Special duties team look to Peterson for Airmen
The Air Education and Training Command's special duty assignment team stopped here Jan. 29, looking for a few good Airmen. Dozens of Airmen filled the auditorium at the Forrest L. Vosler Non-Commissioned Officer Academy to learn about special duties opportunities in the Air Force, including working as a recruiter or a military training instructor.
0 2/04
2008
Default Air Force Logo Hawaii ANG F-15 crashes, pilot ejects safely
Hawaii Air National Guard pilot safely ejected from his F-15D model aircraft over the Pacific Ocean at approximately 1:37 p.m. about 60 miles south of the Honolulu International Airport. The pilot was picked up by the U. S. Coast Guard at 2:15 p.m. The pilot was conducting routine training. The F-15 belongs to the 199th Fighter Squadron, 154th
0 2/02
2008
Air Force celebrates African American History month.  (U.S. Air Force illustration/Mike Carbajal) Air Force celebrates African-American History Month
In 1926, Carter G. Woodson single-handedly pioneered the celebration of "Negro History Week," during the second week in February, to coincide with the birthday celebrations for Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass Mr. Carter's proposal later became Black History Month, and since 1976, is celebrated every February. One purpose of Black History
0 2/01
2008
Default Air Force Logo Servicemembers, families can access free tax-filing services
Rather than paying a tax specialist, servicemembers and their families can obtain free assistance to prepare and file their annual tax returns through a special military program, a Defense Department tax advisor said here Jan. 30. The military's tax assistance program processes more than 200,000 returns each year, Army Maj. John Johnson, director
0 1/31
2008
The Air Force band “Pegasus” entertains attendees at the end-of-SnoFest “Reel Fun” party Jan. 26. SnoFest, held in Keystone, Colo., is an annual ski weekend targeted at military members and their families. Approximately 3,400 servicemembers and their families attended the SnoFest 2008 event. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Stephen Collier) SnoFest 'Reel Fun' attendees entertained by 'Pegasus'

0 1/30
2008
Default Air Force Logo 2008 force shaping board cancelled
Air Force lieutenants in the 2005 year group, a total of 764 eligible, will not face a fiscal 2008 force shaping board. "We received enough requests to separate through voluntary separations programs that conducting a force shaping board is no longer needed this year," said Lt. Gen. Richard Y. Newton III, the deputy chief of staff for manpower,
0 1/30
2008
A SnoFest skier shows off their talents as they fly through the Rocky Mountain air Jan. 26. SnoFest, held in Keystone, Colo., is an annual ski weekend targeted at military members and their families. Approximately 3,400 servicemembers and their families attended the SnoFest 2008 event. (U.S. Air Force photo/Todd Ryan) A look back at SnoFest 2008

0 1/30
2008
Default Air Force Logo Servicemembers to receive retroactive pay next month
Active duty servicemembers will receive retroactive earnings next month, followed weeks later by a supplemental payday for non-active personnel, a Pentagon official said Jan. 29. The National Defense Authorization Act signed into law Jan. 28 by President Bush stipulates a 3.5 percent military pay raise. This hike is 0.5 percent higher than an
0 1/30
2008
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