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Default Air Force Logo Dec. 12, 1949: Bolling crash rescue boats pull 19 from Potomac crash
At 8: 41 p.m. Dec. 12, 1949, Capital Airlines Flight 500, en route from Memphis to Washington National Airport, crashed in the Potomac. The DC-3 aircraft had stalled at an altitude too low to permit a recovery. Twenty-three people were on board Capital 500. Members of Bolling's crash rescue boat flight pulled out 19 survivors from the water. That
0 12/16
2008
Then Tech. Sgt. Daniel Beverly, poses as "Midnight Rocker, " bad boy professional wrestler. (Courtesy photo) 'Midnight Rocker' moves to Air Force blue -- FSS First Sergeant mentors Airmen with past professional wrestler skills
Does the phrase, "Whatcha gonna do brotha, when the 24-inch pythons and Hulkamania run wild on you?" ring a bell? Or how about, "Can you smell what the Rock is cookin'?" For most red-blooded World Wrestling Entertainment fans, these buzz phrases are synonymous with WWE professional wrestlers, Hulk Hogan and The Rock, who have since gone on to movie
0 12/05
2008
Default Air Force Logo Don't fall victim to cold stress
Cold stress, like heat stress, can be a health risk to personnel. Cold stress can affect mission accomplishment, especially if it involves working outdoors during winter months. It is critical to be able to anticipate potential for cold stress, recognize the signs and symptoms of cold stress, and implement preventive measures. A primary factor to
0 12/05
2008
Default Air Force Logo Andrews AFB chaplains enrich Airman spiritually, materially
Holiday spending time is here, but one Airman assigned to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., recently learned how to make the holidays even more special: by sticking to her budget. Through the Financial Peace University seminar at the base chapel, Airman 1st Class Ambier Garris, 779th Medical Support Squadron pharmacy technician, discovered her personal
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2008
Cookie Monster, Elmo, Zoe, Rosita, and Grover sing and dance to several of their hits such as “Somebody Come and Play,” and the “Sesame Street” theme song during “The Sesame Street Experience for Military Families” USO Tour Oct. 16 and 17 at the base theater. Military families who attended the show received giveaways and outreach materials from Talk, Listen, Connect and other partners that sponsored this free event. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Steven R. Doty) Elmo and friends delight audiences of all ages
Elmo and his friends, Zoe, Rosita, Cookie Monster and Grover, rocked the house, otherwise known as the Andrews Air Force Base theater, Oct.16 and 17 and treated audience members to three memorable performances designed just for military families. Both the young -- and the young-at-heart -- danced and wiggled in the aisles, sang along with Elmo and
0 10/21
2008
Tech Sgt. Jason Estrada, U.S. Air Force Honor Guard noncommissioned officer in charge of the Base Honor Guard Training Program, inspects base honor guardsmen's Ceremonial rifles at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., during a recent training visit. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Air Force Honor Guard) Honor Guardsmen reflect on Chief of Staff Team Excellence Award
The Department of Veterans Affairs in 2006 announced an expected 7 percent annual increase in military funeral honors for World War II and Korean War veterans - a requirement that continues to grow and is expected to peak around 2012. All branches of the U.S. military were faced with the challenge of meeting an ever-growing demand -- on dwindling
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2008
Default Air Force Logo Sept. 30, 1960: The Last of the Great Parades
In 1960, on Sept. 30, Gen. Nathan Farragut Twining retired from his term as the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Bolling has never hosted a retirement as large since General Twining's. Flying overhead at an altitude of 800 feet were six groups of four airplanes each, representing the newest aircraft in the DOD inventory; F-100 "Super Sabers,"
0 9/29
2008
Default Air Force Logo New wing command chief wants 'to take care of Airmen'
Relaxed and speaking softly in her new office, Chief Master Sgt. Robin Johnson, the 11th Wing's newest command chief, discussed her childhood, family and career goals for the position she assumed Sept. 1. Chief Johnson grew up in Augsburg, Germany, but calls Clarksville, Tenn., where her parents settled in their military retirements, her home. "I'd
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2008
Default Air Force Logo Sept. 24, 1941: Music history begins at Bolling Field
It began with a four-man saxophone quartet and has grown into the internationally renowned group of professional musicians which serve as goodwill ambassadors for today's Air Force. This is the story of the United States Air Force Band and how it came to be. On Sept. 24, 1941, the first chords of the Bolling Army Air Forces Band are heard. The
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2008
At the summer 2006 Tim Harmon 5K, in Fairfax, Va., Senior Master Sgt. Jennifer Burg teamed up with her twin daughters, Maddy and Kaylee, to win the Baby Jogger Division. "As a single active duty mother of twins, training is quite a challenge," she says. "I find unique ways to incorporate them into the training I do during 'girl' time.  They hop in the jogger, cover up with blankets, and find ways to entertain themselves." (Photo courtesy of Senior Master Sgt. Jennifer Burg.) New 'Ironman' may soon join ranks of Air Force Band's star performers
Once upon a time, completing the 26.2 miles of a marathon was considered the ultimate achievement for a long-distance runner, but those days have long passed into the dim memories of the aging. When the first Hawaiian Ironman Triathlon was held for 15 ambitious runners, swimmers and bicyclists in 1978, the meaning of the term "endurance athlete"
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