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Default Air Force Logo Airman’s attic available to help E-5 and below
As gas prices continue to soar, prices of everyday merchandise rise as well. This is a truth that all members of the community feel, including Airmen. The Airmen that might feel it the worst are those at the bottom of the food-chain. However, some of them might not know that basic housing merchandise is available for free at the Vandenberg Airman's
0 10/07
2008
Default Air Force Logo Fifty years through the eyes of a missile maintainer
(Editor's note: This is the first of a two-part series describing the early years of Vandenberg.) After completing missile engine mechanic school at Chanute Air Force Base, Ill., in 1958, Master Sgt. (Ret.) George Mecum received orders to Cooke AFB, what we now know as Vandenberg AFB. "My wife and I arrived into Lompoc in July, and were surprised
0 9/23
2008
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --  Airmen with the 30th Medical Operations Squadron's bioenvironmental engineering element test a sample of a suspicious powder during a training exercise here recently. The element conducts weekly training, but plays out a more in-depth scenario quarterly. (Courtesy photo) Flight engineers safe base through training
In a small, bright office, the scene is intense. Four Airmen in Tyvek suits, purple Butyl gloves, rubber boot covers, tape at the wrists, ankles and around their full-faced respirators, lean over a small pile of white powder. Checklists and biological agent reading equipment are close at hand. "What are you going to do now?" an NCO asks. Welcome to
0 9/23
2008
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --  Capt. Jason Largey, Area Defense Council, hands papers to Senior Airman Shaun Bustillos, defense paralegal for the Area Defense Council, in the Courtroom in Bldg 10577 on Friday. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jonathan Olds) ADC here to represent Airmen who need help
An unsung hero is a person who makes an essential yet unrecognized contribution. If military members face a Letter of Reprimand or an Article 15, the Area Defense Counsel could be their unsung hero. An independent entity at Vandenberg, the ADC falls under the Air Force Legal Operations Agency. Therefore, the ADC offers counsel free of pressure from
0 9/16
2008
Default Air Force Logo Becoming a citizen: One Airman embraces America with her 'whole heart'
When one is born in a certain nation, it can be easy to take citizenship for granted; the person would know nothing else. But moving to another country and consciously making the decision to become a citizen there ... well, that takes some careful consideration. For Senior Airman Renata Bernhard, it took almost eight years and joining the world's
0 9/09
2008
Default Air Force Logo Americans celebrate recovery in September
On Aug. 27, President George W. Bush proclaimed September 2008 as National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month in which he calls upon the people of the United States to observe this month with the appropriate programs, ceremonies and activities. Join the Voices for Recovery: Real People, Real Recovery, the 2008 theme, is the unifying force
0 9/09
2008
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --  A member of the 30th Space Communications Sqsuadron wages war against another squadron at the base paint ball field. For more information on using the paint ball field contact outdoor recreation at 606-5908. (U.S. Air Force photo / Airman 1st Class Andrew Satran) Paintballers prepare for battle
The Vandenberg 30th Force Support Squadron will host a 3-on-3 paintball tournament at 9 a.m. Saturday at the outdoor recreation paintball field. The tournament is the first sponsored by 30th FSS since the field opened in 2005. The teams will battle head-to-head in bracket play. The tournament will be refereed like a professional paintball
0 8/26
2008
Default Air Force Logo Speak up with Toastmasters
Do you suffer from glossophobia? Don't be discouraged; a lot of people have a fear of speaking in public. Luckily there is a club on base that is willing to help. The Vandenberg Toastmasters Club is designed to help people overcome their glossophobia, and become proper public speakers. "The club is made for airmen basics to generals," said Lisa
0 8/26
2008
KELLY AIR FORCE BASE, Texas --  Basic Trainee Patricia Rahe was one of the first women to join the Women in the Air Force in 1948. Now Mrs. Patricia Ono, she recently took time to speak with Airmen at Vandenberg's Cultural Heritage Day festival. (Courtesy photo) Making history: One woman's journey in the WAF
It was 1948 and it was a big year. Israel became an independent state, the U.S. won 38 gold medals at the Olympics in London and gas prices averaged 26 cents per gallon. But for young Patricia Rahe, the big news was the Women's Armed Services Integration Act, signed into law by President Harry Truman, which for the first time allowed women to serve
0 8/19
2008
Default Air Force Logo Chaplains program helps Airmen SOAR
Upon entering the Air Force, Airmen are taught to fly, fight and win, but now Airmen returning from deployment can SOAR. The Spiritually Oriented Assessment and Reintegration program is an opportunity for Airmen returning from a deployment to speak to a chaplain about problems that Airmen face post-deployment. "When we come back from a six month
0 8/19
2008
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