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Default Air Force Logo CARES cares about youth literacy
Children and Adults Reading, Excelling, Succeeding (CARES) is looking for volunteers to read to children and make a difference in the local community. "CARES is an after-school reading program in Prince Georges County," said Kirk Chapman, CARES system-wide coordinator and Calverton Elementary teacher. "It involves second grade students paired with
0 12/13
2007
Default Air Force Logo 316 SFS offers ways to avoid becoming next ID theft victim
December is here and with it continues the holiday shopping season as well as the increased risk of identity theft. Say a person is purchasing something from the Base Exchange and decides to use one of their credit cards. When the cashier swipes their card, it doesn't go through. They find it odd because they know they're current and in good
0 12/13
2007
Default Air Force Logo MPF changes to increase efficiency
Transformation and downsizing in the Air Force and at Andrews continue at a rapid pace as the Military Personnel Flight is one of the first MPFs in the Air Force to implement the new Air Staff-mandated Base Level Service Delivery Model configuration. This transformation is the result of the Air Force deleting more than 5,000 Personnel
0 12/07
2007
Default Air Force Logo Combined Federal Campaign nears end
The Combined Federal Campaign nears a close with Dec. 14 being the last day for Andrews members to sign pledge cards to donate to charities. The CFC, which began Oct. 19, ran for seven weeks, and has collected more than $307,351. "The CFC was extended to allow all Department of Defense personnel more time to reach their goals," said Capt. Meredith
0 12/07
2007
Air Force District of Washington Command Chief Master Sergeant, Chief Master Sgt. Lew Monroe, left, gestures to the seated wing command chief master sergeants as he joins Army Command Sgt. Maj. Dan Wood, command senior enlisted leader for both U.S. Northern Command and the North American Aerospace Defense Command, at the stage in the Brig. Gen. Jimmy Stewart Theater on Bolling AFB, D.C., Monday.  Sergeant Major Wood briefed AFDW-based senior noncommissioned officers Monday afternoon following a day visiting AFDW Airmen and units at Andrews AFB, Md., and Bolling. "Every bit of what NORTHCOM does is about defense of our homeland," Sergeant Major Wood said. He charged SNCOs with, among other things, leading the effort to be on the lookout for and ready to respond to dangers in the AFDW area of operations. "We ought to have a culture of preparedness in our nation," he said.  "Uniformed service members ought to take the lead.  We ought to be leaning forward in the foxhole." (US Air Force/SMSgt Michael Land) NORTHCOM command sergeant major speaks

0 11/29
2007
Chief Master Sgt. Leroy Frink, 316th Wing Command Chief Master Sergeant, and Master Sgt. James Matthews, 316th Mission Support Squadron first sergeant, serve Navy Petty Officer 1st Class James Kelly Thanksgiving dinner at the Freedom Hall Dining Facility Nov. 22. Leadership from various wings and squadrons arrived at the dining facility to serve servicemembers who could not visit home for the holiday, a hot meal.
(US Air Force/TSgt Christopher Matthews) Turkey Day

0 11/29
2007
Distinguished guests pull down the curtain to unveil the Purple Heart insignia on a C-17 assigned to the Mississippi Air National Guard. The Nov. 20 ceremony in Jackson, Miss. also honored the 75th Anniversary of the current Purple Heart decoration, by designating a C-17 Globemaster III as the "Spirit of the Purple Heart." (US Air Force/A1C Renae Kleckner) 79 MDW Medics attend C-17 dedication in Mississippi
More than two dozen medics from Andrews and Bolling were recognized by their supervisors and selected to accompany Maj. Gen. Gar S. Graham, 79th Medical Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Derrick D. Crowley, 79 MDW command chief master sergeant, to a naming ceremony on Nov. 20, in Mississippi. Before a crowd of approximately 350 Active Duty
0 11/29
2007
Default Air Force Logo JAG offers paralegal retraining opportunity
Today's Airmen have plenty of opportunities for training. One of these opportunities is to become an Air Force paralegal. Air Force paralegals assist attorneys in providing superior legal counsel to commanders, first sergeants and other key personnel on a broad spectrum of legal and quasi-legal matters. Paralegals, under the supervision of
0 11/29
2007
Default Air Force Logo Influenza vaccine now available
Flu season is here, and one of the best ways to protect against the flu is by receiving an annual flu vaccine. Flu season typically peaks in February and runs through April or May. If you haven't received one yet, it's not too late. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention describes Influenza as a highly contagious disease that affects 5-20
0 11/29
2007
Ch. (Capt.) Andrew Thornley, 316th Wing Protestant Chaplain, presents the oversized check to (from left) Senior Master Sgt. John Turner, 316th Civil Engineer Squadron first sergeant, Master Sgt. Craig Coder, 89th Communications Squadron first sergeant, and Master Sgt. Mario Cefalo, 79th Aerospace Medicine Squadron, Surgical Operations Squadron and Dental Squadron first sergeant, for $5,780.91 as a part of Operation Caring Spirit to help Airmen in need during the holiday season.
(US Air Force/SrA Jeff Andrejcik) Operation Caring Spirit assists those in need during holidays
Ch. (Capt.) Andrew Thornley, 316th Wing Chapel Senior Protestant chaplain, presented Senior Master Sgt. John Turner, 316th Civil Engineer Squadron first sergeant and First Sergeant Council president, a check for $5,780.91 as a part of Operation Caring Spirit to help Airmen in need during the holiday season at a ceremony at Chapel 1 recently. Thanks
0 11/29
2007
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