Maj. Gen. (Dr.) Bart O. Iddins is Commander of the 59th Medical Wing, Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, whose mission is to provide deployed and home station health care, graduate medical education, and clinical research, all designed to enhance Air Force readiness. He leads the Air Force's largest
Brig. Gen. James Jacobson is the Inspector General, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. He leads a selectively manned unit inspecting the command's readiness by validating and verifying Commanders’ Inspection Programs; oversees unit effectiveness inspections, nuclear surety inspections, and nuclear operational
Four Airmen deployed with the 455th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron at Bagram Airfield sprang into action following a Jan. 4 terrorist attack on a compound in Kabul, Afghanistan.
"Death smiles at us all. All a man can do is smile back." -- Maximus. This quote from the movie “Gladiator” rings powerful and true to Tech. Sgt. LaPaul Williams, who said, "I don't believe death is to be feared." Williams, a 5th Air Support Operations Squadron fighter duty technician stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, was diagnosed with a rare type of cancer.
CONTRACTS DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY Constellation NewEnergy Inc., Baltimore, Maryland, has been awarded a maximum $7,046,395 firm-fixed-price contract for electricity and ancillary services. This was a competitive acquisition with seven responses received. This is a one-year contract with no option periods. Locations of performance are Maryland and
The January issue of Airman magazine is now available to download and is viewable through a Web browser.
More than 650 people overflowed the U.S. Marine Memorial Chapel here Jan. 7 to mourn the loss and remember the lives of the six Airmen killed by a suicide bomber near Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Dec. 21.
The KC-135 Stratotanker fleet at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, flew more than 14,700 sorties in 2015 accumulating 103,419 combat hours in support of Operations Inherent Resolve and Freedom’s Sentinel.
This 2015 Year in Photos feature Airmen around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This yearly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.
Maj. Gen. T. Glenn Davis is the Mobilization Assistant to the Commander, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The organization is the single center responsible for total life cycle management of all aircraft, engines, munitions and electronic systems. Prior to assuming his current position, General Davis
Maj. Gen. Thomas J. Sharpy is the Director of Strategic Plans, Requirements and Programs, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill. He is responsible for force structure planning, programming, doctrine and requirements for the nation's airlift and air refueling force.General Sharpy graduated from the Air Force Academy in 1987
CONTRACTS ARMY Telesto Group LLC,* Princeton, New Jersey (W52P1J-16-D-0002); Softek International Inc.,* Piscataway, New Jersey (W52P1J-16-D-0021); BridgePhase LLC,* Chantilly, Virginia (W52P1J-16-D-0022); Enterprise Horizon Consulting Group,* San Francisco, California (W52P1J-16-D-0023); CompQSoft Inc.,* Houston, Texas (W52P1J-16-D-0024); Johnson
With endurance cycling, nearly every part of the sport is tough; from the demands of distance and the quality of the competitors, to the changing natural elements on any given day. For Tech. Sgt. Dwayne Farr, those difficulties pale in comparison with splitting his time between the grind of bicycle training to his no-fail mission with the Oregon Air National Guard.
The Pentagon has made a number of changes to the military decorations and awards program to ensure service members receive appropriate recognition of their actions, according to a statement released Jan. 7.
The role of entomology Airmen is far reaching; from performing disease vector surveillance to providing pest control services for insects and wildlife at Yokota Air Base, these Airmen utilize both preventative and immediate response maintenance practices to ensure that facilities remain pest free.
CONTRACTS U.S. TRANSPORTATION COMMAND Twelve contractors have been awarded contracts for an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, fixed-price contract for international ocean transportation and intermodal distribution services through U.S. Transportation Command’s Universal Service Contract-8. The awards are as follows: American President Lines
A weasel is characterized by its tenacity, persistence and keen senses. It is an animal also known for its ability to react quickly in any given situation. An airlift squadron at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, shares these characteristics. Airmen of the 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron encompass the characteristics of their mascot, and the loadmasters who work there are key to the mission’s “can do” and “ready to go” attitude.
In a continuing effort to meet Defense Department funding targets and rebalance the civilian workforce, some Air Force installations will implement civilian reduction in force authorities effective through April 4.
The Atlas V, Delta IV and Falcon 9 are three rockets used by the Air Force to launch national security payloads into space. For many years, the United Launch Alliance has been the exclusive manufacturer of rockets used by the Air Force for national security; however, in 2015 the Air Force certified private company Space X to launch military payloads.
CONTRACTS NAVY Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, was awarded a $66,593,457 firm-fixed-price contract on Dec. 31, 2015, for fiscal 2016 Navy Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) Block 2 guided missile round pack requirements. The RAM guided missile weapon system is co-developed and co-produced under an international cooperative program between