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Default Air Force Logo Wisconsin Guard members return from successful missions in Afghanistan
Approximately 35 members of the Wisconsin National Guard's 82nd Agribusiness Development Team enjoyed a warm welcome in Hartford, Wis., Tuesday (Sept. 11), a little sooner and with different experiences than originally planned. "I gotta tell ya, this crew is the best of the best that the Wisconsin National Guard, the United States Army and United
0 9/15
2012
Default Air Force Logo Suicide prevention: Reaching out a sign of strength
Service members facing behavioral health challenges should feel comfortable asking for help, Defense Department leaders said here this week.Speaking during Suicide Prevention Month, senior leaders attending the 134th National Guard Association of the United States General Conference urged a continued emphasis on a culture where it is OK to seek
0 9/15
2012
Default Air Force Logo Grass: National Guard provides solution to problems in fiscally constrained times
The National Guard is part of the solution to the challenges of a fiscally constrained environment, Army Gen. Frank Grass said here Tuesday."The key to reducing the overall size of the armed forces while maintaining capabilities and readiness is the National Guard," the chief of the National Guard Bureau told attendees at the 134th General
0 9/15
2012
Default Air Force Logo Gen. Frank Grass becomes chief of the National Guard Bureau
Gen. Frank Grass became the 27th chief of the National Guard Bureau in a change of responsibility ceremony Friday at the Pentagon."I'm very excited about the future," Grass said. "There's a lot of work to do."Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta hosted the ceremony.Grass replaces Air Force Gen. Craig McKinley as the chief of the National Guard Bureau.
0 9/07
2012
Default Air Force Logo Fighting birds with birds
The 22nd Air Refueling Wing Bird Aircraft Strike Hazard program is being overhauled with new contractors employing the use of a falcon to keep skies clear from avian adversaries.The BASH program is in place to reduce bird strikes by introducing a natural predator into the area to ward off smaller animals.McConnell will be changing the type of
0 9/07
2012
Default Air Force Logo Summer safety wraps up
Air Combat Command leaders reflect on the positive impact this year's safety campaign made across the command as the 2012 Critical Days of Summer nears its end Sept. 4. The Headquarters ACC Safety office led the campaign, with the goal of preserving combat capability for the command and the Air Force. In order to achieve this goal, they tested
0 9/07
2012
Default Air Force Logo September is Preparedness Month
For many, Labor Day weekend is when families gather together for one last summer celebration. As you're firing up the grill and feasting on brats and burgers, ReadyWisconsin urges everyone to take just a few minutes to talk about preparing for emergencies. September is National Preparedness Month. Think about this... what if you knew that today was
0 8/31
2012
Default Air Force Logo NORAD, Russian Federation wrap up Vigilant Eagle 12
Members of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and the Russian Air Force completed Exercise Vigilant Eagle 12 Aug. 29.Vigilant Eagle 12, a joint computer-based command post exercise, is designed to build and strengthen cooperation between U.S., Canadian and Russian military forces during a terrorist hijacking where the aircraft moves
0 8/31
2012
Default Air Force Logo Saving money through "six"ess
Beginning this fall a new platform for redistributing equipment and supplies across the base (Fairchild AFB) will be available to every unit assigned to Team Fairchild and is part of a program the Air Force is calling "6S.""What we're putting together here is a great way for people and units from all over base to share supplies and equipment that
0 8/31
2012
Default Air Force Logo Academy instructor applications due
The application window for Air Force Academy instructor duty closes Aug. 31, Air Force Personnel Center officials reminded interested officers Aug. 23. Instructor duty is a controlled, three-year maximum special duty assignment and applicants must be released by their AFPC core officer assignment team in order to compete, said Angel Espinosa, the
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2012
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