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  • Air Guard flight crews undergo water survival training

         Thirty-five F-16 pilots and flight surgeons assigned to the 182nd Fighter Squadron at Lackland Air Force Base underwent required water survival and rescue training at Canyon Lake.      Members were briefed on the availability and use of tools contained in their survival gear. The water instruction culminated with an aerial extraction by a
  • Texas Airmen Leadership Course Graduates Future Leaders

    Students of Texas Airman Leadership School Class (ALS) 09-1 are just a few hours from graduation. The mission of this course is to prepare senior airmen for supervisory duties and foster a commitment to the profession of arms. These students have completed the course work and all of their testing and are anxiously awaiting the results. Would this
  • 149th Fighter Wing command changes

         Col. Kenneth Nereson assumed command of the 149th Fighter Wing April 17 in a ceremony at the Texas Air National Guard (ANG) area here.     During the ceremony Colonel Nereson received the wing's guidon, symbolizing his acceptance of leadership of the 800-member ANG unit. In his remarks, he touched upon his vision for the wing, which provides
  • Texas Airmen provide show of force

    The use of show of force is intended to warn or intimidate an opponent and to demonstrate capability or will to act if provoked. For two female Airmen here the showing of force is more than just a term, it's a way of life.      For Senior Airman Elizabeth Gonzalez and Staff Sgt. Vida Reveles, 447th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron heavy
  • State Health Services leaders check out evacuation aircraft

    In the ongoing effort to ensure prompt and appropriate response to major emergencies, Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) officials came here Feb. 7 to learn more about the C-17 aircraft and aeromedical evacuation operations. It was an interesting coming together of state civil authorities, the Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) and
  • Airmen receive countersniper training before deployment

    Airmen from several security forces squadrons throughout the country who are currently mobilized at Fort Bliss underwent training Thursday to learn how to mitigate sniper threats.      The training is conducted by members of the 204th Security Forces Squadron, which is based at Biggs Army Airfield, said Air Force Staff Sgt. Waldemara Suarez, a
  • Air Force utilizes Bliss for predeployment training

    As a tenant unit at Fort Bliss, Airmen assigned to the 204th Security Forces Squadron are fully aware of the assets they have in their own backyard and utilized them the first three weeks in January to train fellow Airmen preparing to deploy.      "Fort Bliss' 1.2 million acres of training area and live-fire ranges are more than adequate for our
  • FOOD SAFETY - POTLUCK DINNERS

    The holiday season brings plenty of opportunity to celebrate the season with co-workers, friends, and family. By following a few simple rules, you can keep everyone healthy and have happy memories of great get-togethers.      1. Absolute cleanliness during preparation - Extra attention to sanitation of cutting boards, knives, utensils is essential.
  • THE FIVE WORST FOODS YOU CAN EAT

    The year 2008 has seen many famous people pass away at relatively young ages. You may recall the names of Tim Russert, broadcast journalist, Tony Snow, former White House press secretary and broadcaster, and Bernie Mac, comedian and entertainer, as just a few examples of people who departed this earth at the young ages of 58, 53, and 50,
  • How To Improve Your Run Time

     The holiday season will soon be over and each of us will start setting our resolutions for the new year to come. For many of us it will be to get into good shape and start eating better. Along with the new year comes a new list of requirements, one of them being our annual fitness assessment.      I know, we all get butterflies that moment our
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