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An F-22A Raptor taxis down the runway. This year's $1.3
billion military construction request, as part of the president's
fiscal year 2007 budget plan, is the largest in the
last 15 years and includes projects for new mission beddowns
like the F-22A Raptor. Air Force 2007 budget released
As part of the president’s fiscal year 2007 budget plan, the Air Force is set to receive $105.9 billion. This budget meets the vision of Air Force leaders to fight and win the global war on terrorism; to develop, train and care for Airmen; and to recapitalize and modernize the force, said Maj. Gen. Frank R. Faykes, Air Force deputy assistant
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Default Air Force Logo GFAFB receives N.D. thanks
“It happened very fast,” said Ellen Houska, remembering the fire that claimed her home Jan. 23. Minutes after waking to the panicked cries of her three children and the sounds of fire alarms, the wife of North Dakota National Guardsman Wayne Houska (on temporary duty then to Fort Hood, Texas) and her family were left homeless. Scant days later, the
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Default Air Force Logo Base tax center open for business
On Monday, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Center opened for business. Located behind Fast Eddie's in the Community Activity Center, the VITA Center helps Air Force members and their families file federal and state income tax returns. In 2005, the free service helped base personnel file 963 electronic and 252 paper tax returns, saving members
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Default Air Force Logo Diversity, wingmanship; steps on road to excellence
Last week was an important one in the life of our wing. After successfully completing a week-long series of exercises to evaluate our readiness for the upcoming Operational Readiness Inspection, we took time to put some thought into our wingman culture … and what it means. As I mentioned at my commander's calls last week, a lot of it boils down to
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Default Air Force Logo Warriors of the North to test newest assets
Two Warriors of the North were selected to test and evaluate the latest Air Force weapon systems. Capt. Mark Graziano and Capt. Michael Davis, both pilots with the 319th Operations Group, were recently notified of their acceptance to the Air Force Test Pilot School. They were among eight multiengine pilots chosen Air Force wide. “This has been
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Default Air Force Logo Wing pauses to remember D.R.E.A.M.
The echoes of bullets fired in Memphis, Tenn., nearly 40 years ago were clearly heard, at least metaphorically, as members of the wing gathered Jan. 12 to remember the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. Pastor Ronald Cooper of Emerado’s New Beginnings Christian Center, and a member of the 319th Communications Squadron, was the speaker for an African
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Default Air Force Logo ORI prep kicks into high-gear with week-long exercise
Preparation for the wing’s Operational Readiness Inspection in June kicks into “high-gear” with a week-long series of exercises starting Monday. The exercises will not only test the wing’s ability to rapidly generate aircraft and process and deploy personnel, but also test the expeditionary combat readiness of Airmen and their ability to conduct
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Default Air Force Logo Learning to swim with fishes
When I first put the 40 pound oxygen tank on, I was nervous that I would sink to the bottom like a rock. But I didn’t and soon I was swimming like a fish. I took the Introduction to Scuba Diving class recently at the fitness center to give it a try before deciding whether I would get certified. Master Sgt. Adam Camp, instructor, explained the tank
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Default Air Force Logo Ensuring retiree medical care
As his retirement date on the first of the month drew closer, Chief Petty Officer Matt Jefferson counted the days. He’s glad his wife Judy did, too. She circled the 20th of the current month on the calendar with a reminder to enroll the family for TRICARE Prime health care coverage as retirees on or before that date. “If I hadn’t remembered to
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Default Air Force Logo Beating holiday financial blues
Did the holidays leave you short on cash? Are your bills piling up? If you found yourself answering “yes”, you might be considering a payday loan. Although there are some benefits to these loans, there are far more drawbacks. Payday loans are high-interest and typically charge 20 percent for their initial fee. However, this 20 percent is not an
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