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Default Air Force Logo Civilian employees here switched to NSPS
Most general schedule and general management non-bargaining unit employees here converted to the National Security Personnel System Oct. 15. Employees were converted based on their permanent position of record. Employees' roles and responsibilities and the duties in their position description did not change. "The Air Force processed 11,693 records
0 11/02
2006
Default Air Force Logo Airman’s stolen truck is lesson for all
"Oh my God, someone's stealing the truck!" These are not words anyone wants to hear in the morning. I heard them Oct. 16 and they were the only indication my life was being flipped upside down. In the time it took my husband to walk from the truck to our house entrance and yell to me that everything was ready to go and tell me the truck was
0 11/01
2006
Airman 1st Class Derrick Warfield manually locks a 25-ton blast door at Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station, Colo., during a recent operational readiness inspection. Looking on are Senior Airman Anthony Williams and two contractors from the 721st Mission Support Group civil engineer division. The two Airmen are with the 721st Security Forces Squadron.  (U.S. Air Force photo/1st Lt. Jeff Crepeau) CMAFS exercises button up
The people of Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station exercised their button up procedures Oct. 18 as part of the 21st Space Wing's Operational Readiness Inspection. Button up is the procedure that shuts the mountain's blast doors and is usually done in response to a strategic threat against the United States. "The blast doors are 3.5 feet thick, weigh
0 10/27
2006
Default Air Force Logo Wing wows inspectors
The 21st Space Wing operational readiness and unit compliance inspections outbrief Oct. 23 at the base auditorium confirmed what wing leadership had been saying all along, the wing is "Excellent." "I'm extremely proud of our awesome performance," said Col. Jay G. Santee, 21st Space Wing commander. "Our Airmen will do extraordinary things when we
0 10/24
2006
2nd Lt. Keith Harrigan, Echo Crew commander, and Airman 1st Class Seth Chapman, space console operator, monitor a console in the Space Operations Center at Eglin AFB, Fla. The two are part of the 20th Space Control Squadron.
U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Rudi DiAmco                             Florida unit locates, tracks space shuttle during missions
Atlantis isn't too hard to find. In fact, the space warriors of the 20th Space Control Squadron kept a close eye on the spacecraft throughout its recent mission. Tracking NASA's space shuttle flights is a critical mission for the 21st Space Wing geographically-separated unit. The 20th SPCS operates and maintains the world's most powerful bi-static,
0 10/23
2006
Default Air Force Logo CFC contributions make a difference
Imagine being struck by a crisis - the lonely, lost feeling created by not being able to have the comfort of family, friends and neighbors that comprise your local community. As a military member, a community network can be widespread and is at times inaccessible to those who need assistance. That's where the Combined Federal Campaign comes into
0 10/23
2006
Staff Sgt. Jason Adams, 21st Security Forces patrolman, drags a "victim" to safety during the Operational Readiness Inspection Oct. 11, as Master Sgt. Nancy Altenbernd inspects his work. Sgt. Adams was the first patrolman on scene and triaged eight victims, provided Self Aid and Buddy Care, then relayed the victims' injuries to the arriving fire chief and medical teams.
(U.S. Air Force photo by Joe Fischer)    Leaders confident wing best in show for ORI
Phase II of the 21st Space Wing operational readiness inspection wraps up with the inspector general's outbrief Oct. 23, and wing leadership is confident the wing has had a strong showing. "We've had a challenging set of exercise scenarios, and the wing has done well," said Col. Jay G. Santee, 21st Space Wing commander. Exercise scenarios started
0 10/23
2006
(Left to right) Staff Sgt. Amanda Elmandorf, Staff Sgt. Helder Raposo, Master Sgt. Keith Wright and Senior Airman Elizabeth Thomason, tend to a “victim” during the Operational Readiness Inspection Oct. 11. The scenario involved an explosion at the fitness center, and the inspection was to see how base personnel responded.
The four are from the 21st Aerospace Medicine Squadron.
(U.S. Air Force photo by Joe Fischer)
First aid

0 10/16
2006
Chief Master Sgt. Bruce Collet, Air Force Comm-Computer Systems career field manager, discusses communications and computer issues Oct. 12 at the Leadership Development Center here.<br/><br/>"The chiefs meet semi-annually to review command training issues, retention, career development and other challenges and concerns pertaining to their respective commands," said Chief Master Sgt. Calvin Watson, Air Force Space Command Comm-Computers functional manager.<br/><br/>The Communications Training Advisory Group was hosted by Headquarters AFSPC and the U.S. Air Force Academy Oct. 10 to 12 at Peterson AFB. Brig. Gen. Bradley Butler, director, Logistics and Warfighting Integration, AFSPC, opened the CTAG with his vision of current and future communications personnel roles. Functional chiefs from all major commands also attended the conference.
U.S. Air Force photo by Steve Brady Comm chiefs meet

0 10/16
2006
Civilians from the Air Force Audit Agency deployed to Iraq and Qatar for 45 days in May to inspect Air Force processes.
(Air Force photo by Maj. Brian Salley) 'Combat auditors' take Iraq by storm
An accountant donning a flak vest and Kevlar helmet goes directly against the stereotypical number cruncher wearing a suit and tie wielding a calculator and spectacles. But that is exactly what eight civilian auditors did when they deployed to Iraq and Qatar for 45 days in May to inspect Air Force processes. The eight were from the Air Force Audit
0 10/12
2006
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