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Whiteman Civil Engineers Rebuild Tyndall Air Force Base After Hurricane Michael
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Missouri, Jan. 18 -- The U.S. Air Force (509th Bomb Wing) issued the following news:

By Staff Sgt. Kayla White

Public Affairs

12 Airmen assigned to the 509th Civil Engineer Squadron responded to Tyndall Air Force base to help restore it to its former operational glory after Hurricane Michael hit in October 2018.

The category 4 force of nature rocked the home of the 325th Fighter Wing in Panama City, Florida, as it ripped roofs from buildings, destroyed airplane hangars and closed the Silver Flag Training site.

The training site provides U.S. Air Force civil engineers ... Show Full Article

U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command Workforce Wednesday, Staff Sgt. Carlos Ortiz
REDSTONE ARSENAL, Alabama, Jan. 18 -- The Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command issued the following news:

By Ronald Bailey

Public Affairs

Ladies and Gentlemen, it is U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command Workforce Wednesday. Meet U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Carlos Ortiz, an 88M motor transport operator and the USASMDC/ARSTRAT commanding general's senior driver. We asked him to share a little more about himself and his duties.

Originally from Bayamon, Puerto Rico, Staff Sgt. Ortiz is an 88M motor transport operator assigned to the ... Show Full Article

March On, Continue to Overcome
EGLIN AIR FORCE, Florida, Jan. 18 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news:

By Kevin Gaddie

Public Affairs

Approximately 40 Team Eglin personnel participated in the first Martin Luther King Jr. Ruck March here Jan. 17.

The marchers gathered behind the Dental Clinic and walked to the West Gate Chapel, less than a mile. Some carried backpacks loaded with canned goods, for donation to a local shelter in honor of the civil rights leader. The squadron or section with the most goods received a trophy.

The 53rd Wing won the top prize with 26 cans. Capt. Derik Dietel, 53rd Computer Systems ... Show Full Article

FEMA Specialists to Offer Mitigation Tips at Ace Hardware in Calabash
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Jan. 18 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency issued the following news release:

Disaster survivors can get tips and advice on how to rebuild stronger against storm damage at the Ace Calabash Hardware and Home Center from Jan. 22 through

Feb. 1.

FEMA mitigation specialists can answer questions about home repair, making disaster plans, putting together supply kits and the importance of flood insurance.

Mitigation is an effort to reduce the loss of life and property damage by lessening the impact of disaster. The mitigation ... Show Full Article

Commander of Air Combat Command: Nellis to Shift Training to Address Higher-End Adversaries
NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nevada, Jan. 18 -- The U.S. Air Force (99th Air Wing) issued the following news:

By Airman 1st Class Bryan Guthrie

Public Affairs

The commander of Air Combat Command spoke about the future of Nellis Air Force Base, Neveda, and the Nevada Test and Training Range while hosting the Combat Air Force Weapons and Tactics Conference Jan. 7-18.

WEPTAC is an annual, two-week conference to bring together warfighters to discuss current issues, to look at future issues, and to provide solutions for joint and coalition air forces.

"We're transitioning in our Air Force that was focused ... Show Full Article

434th Maintenance Group Wins Consecutive Effectiveness Awards
GRISSOM AIR RESERVE BASE, Indiana, Jan. 18 -- The U.S. Air Force (434th Air Refueling Wing) issued the following news:

By Staff Sgt. Courtney Dotson-Essett

Public Affairs

Excellence in all we do is a core value that Airmen stand behind and the 434th Maintenance Group is a staple of just that, earning the Maintenance Effectiveness Award for two consecutive years.

This distinction is awarded at the command level and by Numbered Air Force, which gave the group the honor in both 2017 and 2018. The competition is stiff and it has significant meaning for the wing's maintenance group.

"It means that ... Show Full Article

380th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron and Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron Conduct Joint Training
AL DHAFRA AIR BASE, United Arab Emirates, Jan. 18 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news:

By Tech. Sgt. Darnell T. Cannady

Public Affairs

The 380th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron military working dogs team conducted a small-scale training event with 380th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron's Explosive Ordnance Disposal and fire department Jan. 15 at Al Dhafra Air Base.

This training allowed different squadrons to work simultaneously on various areas while improving their joint operations.

"The most important purpose is to improve the working relationship with these organizations," ... Show Full Article