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  • Who ya gonna call? Comm!

    It's not unheard of for people to arrive to the UTA and find their computer on the blink. It worked fine last UTA. What to do? Who to call? Fortunately, people can call the computer gurus in the 459th Communications Flight. With 19 information management specialists assigned to the flight, each of them specializes in various duties to help their
  • BASH: A job ... for the birds!

    The 459th Air Refueling Wing has "hired" a new member to the wing staff ... a four-legged member who answers to the name Jackson. Nearly seven months old, Jackson is the only dog hired here in the history of the 459th Air Refueling Wing. Owned by Maj. Eddie Miller, 459th Air Refueling Wing safety chief and pilot, Jackson, a black-tri-Australian
  • 459th Air Refueling Wing tests its mettle in readiness inspection

    Members of the 459th Air Refueling Wing deployed three KC-135 aircraft, five aircrews and nearly 400 support people to the Gulfport Combat Readiness Training Center, Miss., March 25. The Air Mobility Command Inspector General-helmed weeklong exercise exposed wing members to rigorous time-compressed scenarios that gauged the unit's Ability to
  • Perspectives: Wing member reflects on Women's History

    The Boomer: How has the Air force changed since when you joined? Shirley Wilson: The Air Force has changed in that there are more women in key positions traditionally held by men -- pilots, security forces, fire fighters, cargo specialists, and maintenance. TB: What is the most important message we can give our young troops today? SW: Be the best
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  • Twins turn heads at wing

    "When a lady saw us at the dining facility today, she almost dropped her plate," said Master Sgt. Gary Snowden, 459th Aerial Port Squadron, identical twin brother to Master Sgt. Greg Snowden of the 459th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. Following the footsteps of their father, Greg joined the 459th Tactical Airlift Wing when he was only 18 years old
  • AFRC’s first lady, wing aerial porter inspired to rally clothing drives

    Any Airman, whether a high-ranking Pentagon official or a fresh-out-of-basic unit level troop, can be a leader. Senior Airman Elisa Rosemond, 69th Aerial Port Squadron, ranks closer to the latter, but her leadership qualities significantly enhanced the lives of many American patients at an overseas hospital. Inspired by a happenstance Army hospital
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