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Default Air Force Logo Don’t get sidelined with a broken tooth
It has been estimated that nearly five million teeth are "knocked out" each year resulting in roughly $500 million annually to replace or repair them. Sports-related injuries account for an estimated 15 to 40 percent of dental trauma, and attribute three times as many injuries as traffic accidents or violence. This is an enormous number, as many
0 12/07
2006
Default Air Force Logo Airman convicted, discharged
Senior Airman Brandon Harris, 354th Maintenance Squadron, was convicted of shoplifting, government travel card abuse and identity theft during a court-martial Oct. 24. Airman Harris was represented by Capt. Michael Tewalt, Area Defense Counsel, and chose to be sentenced by a military judge alone. During the special court-martial, Airman Harris pled
0 12/07
2006
EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- Staff Sgt. Patrick Heseltine, PACAF Alaska Brass Quintet member, plays a Christmas carol from his french horn at the 355th Fighter Squadron Dec. 6. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Anthony Nelson.)

 
Spreading holiday cheer

0 12/07
2006
EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE -- Children from the Top of the World Toy Summit raise there hands in an oath to Santa that they will be "nice" this year. More than 30 military children served as toy testers and "ambassadors of fun" during the morning festivities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justin Weaver). Toy experts report to Santa
Santa's top "advisors" convened at the Santa Claus House in North Pole, Alaska for the first-ever "Top of the World Toy Summit" Nov. 29. While none of Santa's advisors hold a college degree, or have ever worked at a major toy company, they did have one thing in common - they were all toy experts. These toy experts were 5 to 10-year-old military
0 11/30
2006
EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- Dear Santa letters from previous years. "The Santa's Mailbag program started more than 50 years ago by members of the 58th Weather Reconnaissance Squadron to help Airmen assigned to Eielson get into the Christmas spirit," said Capt. Jason Wild, 354th Operations Support Squadron combat weather flight commander. "Members of the combat weather flight now carry on that legacy." Send Santa your Christmas wishlist
Air Force volunteers are once again hosting Santa's Mailbag, a free holiday program that lets children from around the world request and receive a letter from Santa Claus, postmarked from North Pole, Alaska. "The Santa's Mailbag program started more than 50 years ago by members of the 58th Weather Reconnaissance Squadron to help Airmen assigned to
0 11/30
2006
Default Air Force Logo Airman trades leftovers for live game
While most families were busy recuperating from their day-long Thanksgiving feasts, one staff sergeant donned his cold-weather gear, grabbed his compound bow and headed outside in search of a bull moose. Staff Sergeant Kyle Curtis was fairly confident he would get a moose; he just had to find one. "I saw a moose two days earlier, but misjudged the
0 11/30
2006
KIRKUK REGIONAL AIR BASE, Iraq - Master Sgt. Stonie Martin, 506th Expeditionary Contracting directorate, talks with President George W. Bush Thanksgiving Day.  Sergeant Martin was one of only two Air Force personnel to get a call from the commander in chief Thanksgiving day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Gene Lappe) Airman receives holiday call from President
A member of the 506th Air Expeditionary Group at Kirkuk Regional Air Base, Iraq, received a once-in-a-lifetime phone call from the commander in chief Nov. 23. Master Sgt. Stonnie Martin, 506th AEG contracting directorate, was one of only two Air Force personnel to get a Thanksgiving Day call from President George W. Bush. During the conversation,
0 11/30
2006
EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- Staff Sgt Timothy Huffman checks for lens defects on a pair of AN/AVS-9 Night Vision Goggles (NVG's) in the Life Support Section of the 355th Fighter Squadron here on 29 Nov. During the winter months pilots of Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska are given a greater opportunity to train with NVG's more than their counterparts in the lower 48 states due to the decrease length of sunlight.
(U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt Joshua Strang) Seeing Green

0 11/29
2006
EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- Members of the 354th Fighter Wing donate blood at the Blood Bank of Alaska, Fairbanks mobile blood drive at the base theater here on 21 Nov. The Blood Bank of Alaska supplies blood to military and civilian hospitals throughout Alaska. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt Joshua Strang) The Gift of Life

0 11/22
2006
Default Air Force Logo New aggressor units expand training capabilities
Unit changes at Nellis and Eielson Air Force bases have resulted in two wings that, together, create better opportunities for Air Force pilots to train for combat against potential adversaries. In January, the 65th Aggressor Squadron was reactivated under the 57th Adversary Tactics Group at Nellis AFB, Nevada. The 65th AGRS, an F-15 Eagle unit, is
0 11/20
2006
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