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  • Annual cookie caper delivers to Airmen

    Airmen living in the dorms on Bolling AFB received a holiday surprise Dec. 18 from 11th Wing leadership and representatives from the Air Force Officers Wives Club. Volunteers wanting to spread holiday cheer to Airmen went floor by-floor-and door-to-door in both the Honor Guard dorms and Blanchard Barracks. They handed out nearly 500 pounds of
  • Vice CSAF visits Bolling

    Gen. William M. Fraser III, Air Force vice chief of staff, visited Bolling AFB, Washington Dec. 18 for a tour of the base and a brief of the 11th Wing mission. The tour and brief were led by Col. Jon A Roop, 11th Wing commander. General Fraser met with several base commanders and chief's and spoke about issues like the upcoming joint basing with
  • Five work centers recognized for positive findings

    Five Bolling Air Force Base, D.C., work centers were recently recognized for positive findings during the November 2008 Internal Environmental Safety and Occupational Health Assessment. The Arts and Crafts Center was recognized for outstanding housekeeping and hazardous materials management. The Defense Intelligence Agency Powerhouse No. 2,
  • Global Strike Command temporarily locating to Bolling AFB

    Air Force leaders gathered Dec. 10 to discuss efforts related to reinvigorating the service's nuclear enterprise. This was the first meeting of the newly-created Air Force Nuclear Oversight Board, which was created as part of the Air Force Nuclear Roadmap released Oct. 24. The board, chaired by Secretary of the Air Force Michael B. Donley and Air
  • Bolling K-9 team deploys with Army Airborne

    Staff Sgt. Timothy Evans, 11th Security Forces Squadron, was deployed the first half of 2008 with his partner, Timi. Timi is not just aother Security Forces Airman; Timi is a 5-year-old Dual-Purpose Explosive Detection German Shepherd. The two unit-team deployed with the Army's 101st Airborne Division to forward operating locations in Iraq from
  • Bolling, Pentagon Airmen give time to give shoes

    A child cannot control the shoes on their feet or the clothes on their backs. They cannot buy themselves Christmas presents or cook meals. Fortunately, there are people in this world who understand that children sometimes need help that their parents are unable to provide. Eighteen Airmen from Bolling AFB and the Pentagon volunteered to participate
  • Congress authorizes paternity leave for military spouses

    Eligible Airmen are now authorized 10 days of non-chargeable paternity leave following the birth of their newborns, courtesy of the 2009 Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act. The law applies to married, active-duty Airmen. The Airman's wife must have given birth to the child on or after Oct. 14, 2008. "This is going to have a positive
  • Military housing allowance rates for 2009 set

    Housing allowances for military members will go up an average of 6.9 percent in 2009, Defense Department officials announced Dec. 15. The increase comes to an average of about $95 per month across the board for the 950,000 servicemembers expected to draw basic allowance for housing, or BAH, in 2009, but some servicemembers will not see any increase
  • Many members honored at AFA annual luncheon

    The Air Force Association Thomas W. Anthony chapter hosted its annual awards luncheon at The Club at Andrews Dec. 3. The guest speaker, Maj. Gen. Ralph Jodice, Air Force District Washington commander, commended the AFA members for their support of uniformed military members and for their perseverance in moving the Air Force ahead. "The AFA supports
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