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  • EFMP supports families with special needs

    About a year ago, Maj. Nicholas Sabula received word of an upcoming assignment following his deployment in Afghanistan.He became concerned, however, when he learned that his new duty station and the local area didn't have adequate services for his son, who was diagnosed with autism in 2006. But shortly after, based on a recommendation from his
  • PCS Guide: 92nd Air Refueling Wing, Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash.

    Fairchild Air Force Base, located outside Spokane, Wash., is the host unit of the 92nd Air Refueling Wing and the Washington Air National Guard's 141st Air Refueling Wing.  Tenant units include the 509th Weapons Squadron, the 336th Training Group, the 368th Recruiting Squadron, Joint Personnel Recovery Agency, Detachment 13, 373rd Training Squadron
  • Unlocking answers to Key Spouse Program

    The Key Spouse program is only a few years old, but its effects here will be long lasting. Key Spouses are the quiet volunteers who help make life better for those in need. They are an emotional link to the military spouse, and think of those who feel forgotten. Some describe Key Spouses as friends, mentors and moms. But what exactly is a Key
  • PCS Guide: 354th Fighter Wing, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska

    Eielson Air Force Base was established in 1942 and is the home of the 354th Fighter Wing. Located in eastern Alaska, the base's flying units have seen action in World War II, Vietnam and the Persian Gulf. The base occupies 63,000 acres south east of Fairbanks, Alaska, and supports a base population of about 7,000 active-duty, reserve and guard
  • Making a difference through volunteering

    As Winston Churchill once said, "we make a living by what we do, but we make a life by what we give." For many here, this statement rings true. Joe Zapala, 312th Training Squadron Fire Instructor and Louis F. Garland Department of Defense Fire Academy facility manager, has seen many acts of selflessness and generosity during his time at Goodfellow.
  • PCS GUIDE: 366th Fighter Wing, Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho

    Mountain Home Air Force Base is located about 40 miles southeast of Boise, Idaho, in Mountain Home; a town of more than 11,000 people. More than 4,000 active-duty Airmen, 900 civilians and contracting personnel, 50 F-15E Strike Eagles and a dozen RSAF F-15SGs make up the 366th Fighter Wing, known as the Gunfighter team. Their mission: develop and
  • Intel officer leads ASU ROTC

    Angelo State University ROTC Detachment 847 bid farewell to Col. Mike Buck this summer and welcomed Lt. Col. Stephen W. Magnan as the detachment's new commander. Magnan is an intelligence officer, prior enlisted troop and graduate of Angelo State University. His predecessor, Colonel Buck was a career fighter pilot and exposed cadets to the pilot
  • PCS Guide: 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano Air Base, Italy

    Aviano Air Base, located in Northern Italy, is the home of the 31st Fighter Wing. The base maintains two F-16 fighter squadrons, the 555th FS and the 510th FS in support of its mission: to deliver combat power and support worldwide to achieve U.S. and NATO objectives.The 31st FW is the only U.S. fighter wing south of the Alps and thus plays a
  • ATV Safety, It's everyone’s responsibility

     As a licensed chief instructor with the All-Terrain Vehicle Safety Institute for the past 16 years, I have had the opportunity to train new military and civilian instructors, and novice riders from age 6 to 84. It's critical that riders and non-riders alike understand the importance of the safe and responsible use of ATVs. Summer marks a time when
  • PCS Guide: 56th Fighter Wing, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

    Luke Air Force Base lies 15 miles to the west of Phoenix, Ariz., and is the largest and only active-duty F-16 Falcon training base in the world with more than 160 F-16s assigned. The host command at Luke is the 56th Fighter Wing, under Air Education and Training Command's 19th Air Force. Today, the 56th FW, a unit which has historically proven to
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