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  • Challenge coins a trademark tradition for American military

    Collecting coins or medallions bearing an organization's insignia or emblem is quite popular among the people serving in today's military. Coins are given to people who provide outstanding support. Coins prove membership in a unit or career field. Coins enhance morale. Usually presented by high-ranking officers, it's considered to be a great honor
  • New Program designed to make deployments easier on families

    Deployments are a challenging time for many military families and the challenges faced are not exclusive to the period the servicemember is physically gone. The time leading up to the deployment, the deployment itself, and the post-deployment phase are all crucial. Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, has
  • Hispanic Heritage month honors diversity of Air Force

    Showcasing some of the Air Force's ethnic diversity, Eielson held several events in observance of Hispanic Heritage Month recently. Hispanic Heritage Month runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 and has been observed since 1988--a change from the previous National Hispanic Heritage Week, which had been in place since September 1968. The observance is a
  • Iceman wins Triathlon

    An Iceman triathlete swam, biked, and ran his way to victory at the 2006 ChesapeakeMan Ultra Distance Triathlon Sept. 30 in Cambridge, Md. First Lt. Benjamin Bishop, 354th Operations Support Squadron intelligence flight, crushed a field of almost 200 competitors en route to a personal-best time of 9 hours, 47 minutes and 53 seconds. Lieutenant
  • Why we train

    The Iceman Team proved they could adapt to different situations when an Emergency Management Exercise, designed to test Eielson's ability to respond to a real-world incident, actually turned into a real world incident - twice. The exercise kicked off when an anonymous caller phoned in a potential bomb threat to the 354th Security Forces Squadron's