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  • AF surgeons pioneer new medical procedure

    In Afghanistan, a country plagued by a long history of violence and untold numbers of hidden land mines, limb-threatening injuries occur on a daily basis. For decades, the answer to this tragedy has been the preservation of life over limb by amputation. The presence of open fractures with large soft tissue defects, where there is not enough muscle,
  • Summerfest pack in the fun

    A sunny day devoid of clouds provided the ideal backdrop Aug. 24 as McChord Airmen and their families packed the base track and pavilion in celebration of Summerfest 2007. After feasting on hot dogs, beans, potato salad and chicken while listening to the various karaoke acts on stage, people had the opportunity to visit a wide variety of booths
  • 'Bright' idea worth $10K for LRS civilian

    Materials expeditor John Solomon, 62nd Logistics Readiness Squadron, pays careful attention to the small details of his job. And his keen sense of awareness paid off in a big way recently. While overseeing parts that are deemed unserviceable and then routing them to the backshops to be repaired, Mr. Solomon kept noticing one particular part coming
  • Professor swims into record book ... again

    Lt. Col. Tim Lawrence takes to challenges like a fish to water. The long-distance swimmer extraordinaire swam the English Channel in 1999, was the first American to swim the 41 nautical miles around Britain's Jersey Island in 2002, was the first American to swim from the island of Vis to Split, Croatia, and was the first American to swim the 14.8
  • Virtualized servers save time, money, power

    "The server is down" are four words you never want to hear at work, especially in Iraq. Global Cyberspace Integration Center Airmen have teamed with Multi- National Corps-Iraq communications people to evaluate server usage and provide methods of improvement to eliminate this problem, specifically server virtualization. At Camp Victory, Baghdad, the
  • MDG volunteers dedicated to medical mission

    They may not know how to change a C-17 Globemaster III engine or execute a combat airdrop, but the volunteers who work at the 62nd Medical Group's clinic play a key role in supporting the mission each day. The dedicated group of volunteers perform various administrative tasks day-in and dayout, giving Airmen who work in the clinic an opportunity to
  • New active-duty competition to debut at AF Marathon

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Which Air Force major command comprises the fastest, fittest flock of fine physiques? The answer may become clear Sept. 15 here when a new type of competition for active duty Air Force servicemembers debuts at this year's Air Force Marathon. The Major Command Challenge is a new feature intended to spur
  • Operation Purple Camp a success

    Rafting, horseback riding and archery were just a few of the exciting events that awaited nearly 130 children of deployed military members this summer during Operation Purple Camp Washington. The camp was held at Camp Zanika Lache in Wenatchee, Wash., and was open to children entering seventh to 12th grades who had a parent deployed or a parent
  • More than meets the eye: 22nd STS Airman 'transforms'actors into combat controllers

    Master Sgt. Ray Bolinger, 22nd Special Tactics Squadron, admits he didn't know quite what he was getting into when he signed on to be a part of the summer blockbuster Transformers. What he ended up with was a behind-the-scenes glimpse of movie making, the chance to write some lines of the script, be on a first-name basis with Hollywood stars and a
  • Cultures blend together at Rodeo 2007: Participants draw from global life-experiences

    On the outside, the United Arab Emirates' tent looks just like the 20-or-so others dotting Rainier Ranch, the off-duty area for the 2007 Air Mobility Command Rodeo competition. But the similarities end when the front flap of the olive-green tent is opened. In a scene that could best be summarized as an Arabian bazaar meets Western bling-bling, two