• 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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,
  • 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
  • SnoFest ’08 ends with ‘best so far’ title

    This year's SnoFest event is over, but many are already calling this 18th annual event the "best so far." SnoFest, an annual ski weekend targeted at military members and their families, was kicked off Jan. 25 by the Air Force's expeditionary entertainment group, 'Tops in Blue,' who were performing at their second SnoFest event. The Tops in Blue