• Reflect on accomplishments, focus on 2006

    What a year it has been. Just think about it. The year began just as the three previous years – Air Commandos doing what they do best, continuing to support the Global War on Terrorism. We started off at a sprint, and the pace only got quicker. Hurricane season started off quickly as the first named storm of the summer, Tropical Storm Arlene, made
  • SFS Airman receives Bronze Star

    A security forces individual mobilized augmentee was presented a Bronze Star Wednesday by Col. Clifford “Skip” Day, 16th Mission Support Group commander. Tech. Sgt. Gary Barrow, a Fort Walton Beach native, and combat arms training and maintenance instructor with the 16th Security Forces Squadron, earned the medal for bravery while deployed to Iraq
  • Male, female athletes of year announced

    One shoots at targets, the other at strikeouts, but both are the Air Force Services Agency’s Athletes of the Year for 2005. Maj. Roger Sherman, a special assistant to the commander of U.S. Strategic Command at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., is the 2005 Male Athlete of the Year. He is a member of the Air Force Action Pistol Team, which is comprised of
  • Tax statements

    Service members, military retirees and annuitants and federal civilian employees paid by the Defense Finance and Accounting Service can expect to receive their 2005 tax statements by mail soon, a DFAS official said. In fact, most retirees and annuitants already may have received theirs, with the last hard-copy mailings Saturday, the official
  • New internet blog trend threatens OPSEC

    Operational security is not something that should be put on the back burner and taken lightly. With an Internet connection, Airmen can send and post messages around the world instantly after an event happens. Details can be transmitted back to family and friends in the form of e-mails, and with new technology, can be posted in seconds on the Web’s
  • Airmen ‘drop the ball’ on New Year’s Eve

    With inspiration from New York -- the city that never sleeps -- Airmen at this desert base that never sleeps got to drop the ball this New Year’s Eve. In less than 72 hours, some 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineering Squadron members constructed a New Year’s Eve Ball like the one dropped at New York’s Times Square every year. “We’ve got New York
  • Remote crash landing

    Airmen of the 505th Command and Control Wing assisted in the rescue of two people who crash-landed their glider in remote southern California mountains in December by, “doing what they do every day,” said Lt. Col. Robert Mulheran, 84th Radar Evaluation Squadron commander. Radar analysis provided by the 84th RADES, which recently became part of the
  • New mobility bag

    A new mobility-bag process will now “lighten” the load of deployed members and save the Air Force money, too. The 386th Air Expeditionary Wing and two other locations are test sites for a new process to preposition mobility bags and chemical warfare defense equipment in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. An Air Force message stated
  • Seven members of 20th SOS honored

    Seven members of the 20th Special Operations Squadron were decorated Dec. 16 for their heroic actions in Fallujah, Iraq. Capt. Matthew Berry, Master Sgt. Randy Kensey, Tech. Sgt. Byron Allen, and Staff Sgts. James Bowling and Christopher Dalton were all presented with the Distinguished Flying Cross with Valor for their efforts during a resupply