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Default Air Force Logo Air Force program reconnects Airmen to heritage
One important of the Air Force's 60th Anniversary is how much in the forefront it places our Air Force Heritage in everyone's mind. Air Force History Office officials are launching a new program to help unite Airmen, past and present, commemorate and preserve their shared heritage. The amount of recognition being given the Air Force this year not
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2007
The nose wheel trainers designed by Master Sgt. Barry Buchmiller,  pictured here, will save the Air Force money by freeing up C-17 Globemaster IIIs from ground training. The trainers are used to help Airmen learn how to change the wheels on the nose landing gear assembly. Sergeant Buchmiller is assigned to the 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at McChord Air Force Base, Wash. (U.S. Air Force photo) 
Idea nets Sheppard maintenance Airman $10,000
An Air Force maintainer from a Sheppard detachment recently earned big bucks by making good use of a part that was going to be turned into scrap metal. Master Sgt. Barry Buchmiller of the 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron received a $10,000 check from the Air Force's Innovative Development through Employee Awareness program for turning the scrap
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2007
Tech. Sgt. Kenyon DeGreene recently scored 100 percent on his final block test, the ninth test of the F-15 Avionic Test Station and Aircraft Component course, earning the tite of "Ace" student. Sergeant DeGreene is an Oregon Air National Guard retrainee with the 142nd Fighter Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jacob Corbin) Sergeant becomes ACE student

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2007
The Tuskegee Airmen were the first black Airmen to pioneer an integrated Air Force and also fought bravely in the forefront of World War II. These warriors will join the Warriors of the North at the Air Show. (Photo illustration by Clay Kraby) Tuskegee Airmen key to AF history
The Tuskegee Airmen were dedicated, determined young men who enlisted to become America's first black military airmen, at a time when there were many people who thought that black men lacked intelligence, skill, courage and patriotism. They came from every section of the country, with large numbers coming from New York City, Washington, Los
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2007
SIOUX FALLS S.D. -- The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds perform a 6-ship formation fly over during a 2003 airshow.  The team performs precision aerial maneuvers to exhibit the capabilities of modern high-performance aircraft to audiences throughout the world.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Michael Frye) Thunderbirds help tell AF story
On June 8, 1953, the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, officially designated the 3600th Air Demonstration Flight, performed for the first time at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Their first aircraft was the straight-winged F-84G Thunderjet, a combat fighter-bomber that had seen action in Korea. Three years later, the Thunderbirds traded the F-84 for the
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2007
Default Air Force Logo Coin check!
As the Air Force celebrates its 60th Anniversary, we reflect on an old tradition, one whose roots are as deep and as meaningful as any in the Air Force. Across the bar, the words "Coin Check!" are belted out, and suddenly, drinks are finding their ways to the rightful owners. Members of Class 07-06 have just engaged in an event seemingly as old as
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2007
60th Anniversary Commemoration Logo.  Image is 4x4 inches @ 300 ppi.  The logo was developed to capture the theme of the AF 60th Anniversary -“Heritage to Horizons: Commemorating 60 Years of Air and Space Power”.  The early release of this logo is intended for planning purposes in preparation for the kick off in Oct '06.  The official release/use of the AF 60th logo will begin October 14, 2006 by order of the CSAF.  Use of the logo is generally unrestricted within the Air Force and may/should be used on a variety of items including:  Letterhead, Briefings, Folders and Sales Promotional Items (Stickers, Shirts, Mugs, Patches, Coins…)  The Air Force retains trademark rights to the LOGO.  If anyone outside the AF wants to use the logo contact Mr. Harry Lupuloff, via email at Harry.Lupuloff@pentagon.af.mil or call 703-588-5090. Origin of the salute
As the Air Force continues to celebrate its 60th Anniversary, let's take a look back on some of the customs and how they originated. Today, the origin of the hand salute is uncertain. Some historians believe it began in late Roman times when assassinations were common. A citizen who wanted to see a public official had to approach with his right
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2007
Senior Master Sgt. Kelly Hight, the 82nd Medical Group first sergeant, participates in the 2007 Texas State Power lifting Championsips March 30 in Houston. Sergeant Hight set state records in the dead lift, bench press and squat events. (Courtesy photo) Sheppard weight lifters show their power at state championships
Two Team Sheppard members recently returned with honors from the Texas State Power Lifting Championships in Houston. Senior Master Sgt. Kelly Hight, the 82nd Medical Group first sergeant, set state records in the dead lift, bench press and squat events, while Tech. Sgt. Darrin Charles won the overall meet in the military division and second place
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2007
Default Air Force Logo Sheppard's economic impact nears $1 billion
Dollars. Pesos. Rubles. It doesn't matter the currency; $885 million is a lot of money. Sheppard contributed that much and a little more to the area economically in 2006. According to the 2006 Annual Report provided by the 82nd Comptroller Squadron, Sheppard's Total Economic Impact was $885,240,795. That figure is comprised of three categories:
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2007
Default Air Force Logo 80th OG lieutenant aids in New Orleans rebuilding effort
Second Lt. Garret Moore recently decided to do something somewhat unusual with his leave time, but it was also rewarding and positive. The young 80th Operations Group executive officer spent March 10-17 in the city of New Orleans, assisting with the continued relief effort in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, which hit the city 20 months
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2007
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