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Cherry blossoms begin to bloom along the Bolling waterfront. (U.S. Air Force photo by Thomas Dennis.) Spring is here -- cherry blossoms bloom in Washington
It's official. Spring has arrived in Washington, D.C. The calendar said it came a week ago. Major League Baseball says it will start locally when the Washington Nationals open their 2008 season - and their new ballpark - in a few days against the Atlanta Braves. Both Pope Gregory XIII (whom the Gregorian calendar is named for) nor Bud Selig (MLB
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Chizuko Lowman adjusts the waistline on a pair of trousers. (U.S. Air Force photo by William J. Sharp) Custom tailor stitches pride into every Honor Guard uniform
No one here expects Chizuko Lowman to recite the Airman's Creed from memory or recall what it says about duty, honor and country. That's simply because she's a civilian contractor. Instead, through her words and actions, the custom tailor lives the creed. Daily, she supports uniform requirements for some 250 U.S. Air Force Honor Guardsmen stationed
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Robert Coram (photo courtesy of Robert Coram) Writer begins military "career" 50 years after active duty service ends
He served briefly in the Air Force in the late 1950s as a draftsman and as a petroleum, oils and lubricants specialist assigned in England. During three years of service, Robert Coram got to refuel a lot of aircraft. Off duty, however, he got into a lot of trouble resulting in three courts-martial convictions and an undesirable discharge, a type of
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11th Wing Commander Col. Kurt F. Neubauer “coins” Staff Sgt. Peter Krueger, Pentagon Military Personnel Flight information manager, at wing standup June 13.  Sergeant Krueger was publicly recognized for his impressive contributions to the MPF mission, as well as earning an outstanding rating in the January Unit Compliance Inspection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Thomas Dennis) Pentagon MPF information manager adopts "paperless Air Force" as personal mission statement
The vision of a lean, maximally efficient and largely "paperless" Air Force, originally conceived in the late 1990s and incorporated in 2006 as a guiding principle of the Air Force Smart Operations 21 office, is an interesting idea for most Air Force military and civilian personnel. Everyone agrees that saving money, trees, effort and time is a
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Senior Airman Raymond Testo, USAF Honor Guard Drill Team member, takes a practice test while studying for an upcoming WAPS test on a flight from Andrews AFB. Md., to Los Angeles, Calif., 15 April 2007.  The Drill Team is the traveling component of the Air Force Honor Guard and tours Air Force bases world wide showcasing the precision of today's Air Force to recruit, retain, and inspire Airmen for the Air Force mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel R. DeCook)(Released) Behind the bayonets: Drill Team maintains professional, personnel readiness
Spinning rifles with precision, standing in the public eye presenting the crisp Air Force image, to support the never-ending Air Force mission of recruiting, retention and inspiration, the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team embarked on yet another cross-country journey, this time to California. The Drill Team performed at Edwards AFB, Calif.,
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Senior Airman Dustin Woodford, U.S. Air Force Honor Guard, salutes his fathers grave site at Arlington National Cemetery. Ceremonial Guardsman buries father, follows in footsteps
As he watched his father's ashes being lowered into the ground, a sense of relief flowed through him. His father was finally where he belonged, buried with others who served as he had. Senior Airman Dustin Woodford grew up knowing his father had served, but he didn't understand the meaning behind it until he began to follow in his father's
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Betty Macias performs a flute solo with the U.S Air Force Band during the final installment of the Guest Artist Series concert at the Daughters of the American Revolution Hall in Washington March 4. Ms. Macias was the 2007 winner of the Col Georg S. Howard Young Artist competition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Timothy Chacon) Texas teen performs with the Band
Imagine being on stage as the lights dim, preparing to perform with 2,000 eyes focusing on you. On top of that, imagine you're still in high school and 1,500 miles from home in the nation's capital. One Texas youth did not have to imagine, she just had to prepare for it. Betty Macias, from Baytown, Texas, was the 2007 winner of the United States
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