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Default Air Force Logo 316 SVS to hold food tasting board, vendor review
The 316th Services Squadron has scheduled a menu review board and vendor food show 3 p.m., Aug. 3, at the Freedom Hall Dining Facility. The purpose of the food tasting board is to receive feedback from the authorized patrons of the dining facilities on what is good, bad and what can be improved in the services rendered, quality, quantity, taste and
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Default Air Force Logo The first step is always the hardest
One of the biggest misconceptions when it comes to mental health is that those needing help have to be a complete lunatic to see a counselor or a doctor. Everyone encounters difficult struggles and hardships in their lifetime. Each individual has their own means of handling problems, though not always in the most beneficial way. When faced with
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Default Air Force Logo Town Hall meeting kicks off new school year
The Town Hall meeting for the new school year will be held at the Reel Time Theatre from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m Aug. 9. Dr. John Deasy, Prince George's County Public Schools superintendent, will speak regarding the state of Prince George's County Public Schools. He will bring others with him from the county to discuss important topics such as the
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2007
Default Air Force Logo Excellent! 89 AW passes UCI with flying colors
The 89th Airlift Wing is built on Four Universal Truths and according to the chief of the AMC/IG Inspection Division; the SAM FOX team is doing an excellent job living up to those universal truths. "A top notch performance by the SAM FOX wing," said Col. Stanley Dougherty, whose team was here to grade the 89 AW's Unit Compliance Inspection. "You
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2007
Default Air Force Logo Rodeo team leaves for McChord Saturday
The 89th Airlift Wing and Team Andrews will send the AMC Rodeo 2007 team off in style today with a cookout at 11:30 a.m. in Hangar 3 at the 89 AW Commander's Call. Rodeo team members from the 99th Airlift Squadron, 1st Airlift Squadron and the 89th Aerial Port Squadron have been training hard for this event, since the teams were announced in
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2007
Col. Paul R. Ackerley, 316th Wing commander, cuts a red ribbon stretched across the identification check point, marking the opening of the new Main Gate as Col. Jeffery Bateman, 316th Security Forces Squadron commander, left, Curt Brinkley, Weston Solutions, Inc. Main and Virginia Gate construction superintendant, Col. Stewart S. Price, 316th Mission Support Group commander and Lt. Col. Brian P. Duffy, 316th Civil Engineer Squadron commander, hold the ribbon steady. (U.S. Air Force/SSgt Tanika Belfield)
New Main Gate opens

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Air Force Lt. Col. Andrew Lourake, an amputee who remained on active duty as a pilot, demonstrates July 17 how he manually switches modes on his computerized prosthesis as Sven Zarling observes. The colonel's current prosthetic leg has two modes, one for walking and one for flying. An improved prosthesis is being developed that will have up to 10 modes and allow for remote-controlled switching. Mr. Zarling is from Otto Bock HealthCare, the company developing the new prosthesis.  (DOD photo/Fred W. Baker III) New prosthesis could help keep troops in the fight
A new prosthesis under development will give servicemember amputees more flexibility and help them better perform their military jobs if they choose to stay on active duty. A preview of the new technology July 17 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center here drew key staff and several servicemember amputees. The open forum allowed users to see
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2007
Brig. Gen. Frank Gorenc, Air Force District of Washington commander, thanks an injured service member for his service during his visit to the Aeromedical Staging Facility July 10. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Tanika Belfield) General visits injured

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2007
Default Air Force Logo Team Andrews promotees
The following Team Andrews members have been selected for promotion to Colonel: Robert S. Holba, 89th Operations Group Henry P. Pandes, 89th Maintenance Group Scott M. Turner, Presidential Airlift Group Donald C. Locke, Jr., Air Force District of Washington Herbert H. Wesselman, 744th Communications Squadron Sandra C. Tynes, 79th Medical Group The
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2007
Default Air Force Logo Andrews hosts Afghan general
The commander of the Afghan National Army Air Corps recently visited Andrews Air Force Base to learn how the 89th Airlift Wing and 316th Wing transport national leaders. Maj. Gen. Mohammed Dawran toured and received briefings at the 89 AW headquarters building, the Squadron Operations facility and the 1st Helicopter Squadron during his July 5
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