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  • From the old, to the new, into the wild blue

    When he joined the Air Force in 1952 to be a fighter pilot, retired Col. Terry Cawley had no idea his military travels would leave him perfectly suited to be a simulator instructor for thousands of grateful students. As Moody Air Force Base's last T-6A Texan Undergraduate Pilot Training course ends, Colonel Cawley, a T-6A simulator instructor
  • Mad Hatters provide comfort for recovering patients

    Two women are talking to one another casually. One is the inquisitor, asking questions about fit and feel and adequacy; the other sits with her legs up, an IV attached to her body, wearing a pink hat with matching rubber flip-flops hanging off the edge of her chair. The room they're in is tiny and a bit warm from all the other people standing
  • Kingpin orchestrates airpower symphony over Iraq

    Orchestrating the airpower symphony over Iraq are the Airmen of the 727th Expeditionary Air Control Squadron, better known as Kingpin, who turn non-stop air operations into ground forces' favorite tune -- the sound of jets prowling the skies overhead. Currently manned by the Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., 728th ACS, the 727th EACS is responsible for
  • On The Record: 19th Air Force Commander, Maj. Gen. Irving Halter

    (The 19th Air Force is composed of more than 38,000 total force personnel in 18 wings and four independent training groups located across the United States. Overseeing the force is Maj. Gen. Irving Halter, who has served as the 19th Air Force commander for close to five months. The mission of the 19th Air Force is an important one, managing all
  • Flying a Family Affair

    A year ago Timothy Cox was a student at the U.S. Air Force Academy majoring in military history. Now, the second lieutenant and member of Joint Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training class 08-03 will be making history as the Air Force celebrates its 60th Anniversary this year. When Lieutenant Cox receives his wings after completion of JSUPT, he
  • Leaving the military could mean an open classroom door

    Juggling a variety of tasks, leadership and education are all military experiences that could take an Airman from the base to the classroom after serving. Troops to Teachers is a government program that helps former military members become public school teachers where their skills, knowledge and experience are most needed. Recently, the program
  • Persistence, recycling reaps large rewards for AF, environment

    Money doesn't grow on trees, but sometimes you can find it in a trash can. Imagine finding more than $100,000 yearly in your bin. With some imagination and persistence, Ron Hull, 325th Maintenance Group environmental coordinator, turned otherwise hazardous waste into cash for the Air Force. Materials used in the F-22 Raptor low observable coatings
  • Fighter pilot father, son recount ambush over Vietnam

    About 40 years ago, F-105 aircraft were bombing selected targets in North Vietnam as part of Operation Rolling Thunder. However, the slower, bomb-loaded Thunderchiefs were no match for the faster, lighter MiG-21s the enemy was flying. For weeks the MiGs were successful at picking off U.S. warplanes. This had to stop, but the U.S. Air Force was
  • Airman moonlights as national soccer referee

    As a young boy growing up in Paraguay, South America, playing soccer came as natural as walking. So, it's no surprise that Master Sgt. Oscar Ortiz would one day become one of the few U.S. military members to moonlight as a referee for Major League Soccer, the premier soccer league in the United States.Now in his ninth year refereeing and having

    A man nearly two times over the legal limit for blood alcohol content killed one of his best friends in a drunken boating crash last year. He crashed his powerboat into the shoreline, ejecting all three occupants. Then a personal watercraft driver with a with a blood alcohol content that would have gotten him arrested for drunken driving on a

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