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  • Military retiree pay dates to change

    Paydays for military retirees and those who receive portions of retired pay are changing for September and December, as the Defense Finance and Accounting Service changes its pay schedule to comply with the 2011 National Defense Authorization Act.The 2011 NDAA requires military retiree pay to be processed on the first day of the month. When that
  • Reserve Airmen fuel up NATO forces in Iceland exercise

    Air Force Reserve Airmen and a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 459th Air Refueling Wing, Joint Base Andrews, Md., took part in Northern Viking 11, a biennial NATO air-space and maritime protection exercise here June 3-10, 2011.This year approximately 450 NATO military members from the U.S., Norway, Italy, Iceland and Denmark worked side-by-side,
  • Reserve Airmen train and provide medical support during Belize exercise

    Editor's Note:  459th Aerospace Medicine Squadron Unit Public Affairs Representatives currently deployed to Belize contributed to this news story. When many people think of Belize, they picture scuba diving, touring nature preserves or visiting one of the several Mayan Temples in the country. That is not the case for Airmen of the 459th
  • 459 ARW welcomes new commander, bids farewell to former leader

    The 459th Air Refueling Wing held a change of command and retirement ceremony in the fuel cell hangar here Mar. 5. During the ceremony, Col. Russell A. Muncy officially took command of the 459 ARW from Col. James M. Allman, who retired from the Air Force after more than 26 years of military service. Maj. Gen. Eric W. Crabtree, Fourth Air Force
  • 459 ARW takes part in readiness training

    459th Air Refueling Wing Airmen participated in Ability to Survive and Operate and readiness training Feb. 3-5 here. The required training prepared the wing for exercises and an upcoming Operational Readiness Inspection to be conducted by the Air Mobility Command Inspector General in 2012. Maj. Justin O'Brien, 459th Logistics Readiness Flight
  • 459th ARW Airman helps to honor WWII veterans

    Staff Sgt. Katherine "Michele" Jordan is an Aerospace Ground Equipment specialist with the 459th Maintenance Squadron here. She spends most of her week wearing many hats in her career field. On any given day, Sergeant Jordan provides power to the KC-135 Stratotanker here and checks tire pressure on wheels strong enough to carry the weight of an
  • 459th SFS gain vital training at Patriot Defender

    110 degree heat did not stop 459th Security Forces Squadron Airmen from completing the Patriot Defender training course at Fort Wolters Military Reservation, Texas, Aug. 7-23.16 members from the 459th SFS joined fellow Airmen in the total force training course open to servicemembers from the Reserve, Air National Guard and Regular Air Force.The
  • AMC commander makes visit to 459th ARW

    Gen. Raymond E. Johns Jr., Air Mobility Command commander, toured 459th Air Refueling Wing facilities and met with Airmen during the Unit Training Assembly, here Aug. 14.General Johns was joined by Col. James M. Allman, 459th ARW commander, and other wing members as they visited multiple squadrons in the wing. One of the general's stops included
  • Spouse's Tea serves up warmth and smiles during the Tuskegee Airmen convention

    In a lively restaurant in the Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Antonio, Texas, spouses and family members of the historic Tuskegee Airman meet to share stories over a cup of warm tea. The atmosphere of the room is as inviting as the tea being sipped over conversation. As the event unfolds, spouses and other family members announce where they live and the
  • Total Force aeromedical evacuation technicians gain unique training

    Flying high above the east coast, a KC-135R Stratotanker passes through a summer lightning storm. The aircraft is filled with a Total Force contingent of Aeromedical Evacuation technicians en route to Melbourne, Fla. for a unique three-day training mission.Midway through the flight, which had a stop at Joint Base Andrews, Md., the AE technicians