Defense Department Travelers Gear Up for November Travel Card Switch

By Samantha L. Quigley American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON – For Defense Department travelers, the more things change, the more they stay the same when it comes to the travel charge cards switch coming in November. For 10 years, Defense travelers have used a Bank of America card while on official travel. As of, Nov. […]

Who is a SARM?

MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho – Pilots and weapons system officers from throughout the 366th Fighter Wing rely on intense training, skill and preparation to fly, fight and win.These aircrew personnel are assisted by a dedicated group of individuals known as squadron aviation resource managers.“Basically, our job is to ensure everything and everyone is […]

Oscar Pistorius murder charge shocks British athletics

The International Paralympic Committee has offered its “deepest condolences to all families involved” following Oscar Pistorius’ arrest for allegedly shooting dead his girlfriend, as fellow athletes reacted in shock at the news.A police spokeswoman in Pretoria confirmed that a 26-year-old had been arrested after a 30-year-old woman had died, with local reports suggesting Pistorius mistook […]

379th ECS Viper Team provides airborne communication

QATAR – The 379th Expeditionary Communications Squadron’s Viper Team provides airborne communication, for air to ground communication, throughout the U.S. Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility. If a general needs to make a critical decision while in flight, he can make that call on the airborne communication system known as the Viper communications system.Military […]

Hall of Fame Wrestler meets fans for book signing at Clear Creek PX

FORT HOOD, Texas – Hundreds of fans of all ages gathered at the Clear Creek Post Exchange for a chance to meet wrestling hall of famer Shawn Michaels, better known to the wrestling community as the Heart Break Kid, and to get a signed copy of his book “Wrestling for My Life”, Tuesday.Michaels whose real […]

Rapper Paul Wall, L.A. radio hosts tour Iraq

To kick-off their tour of Iraq, they preformed an hour-long concert for hundreds of Soldiers from Fort Bliss, Texas, currently deployed to Forward Operating Base Warrior in Kirkuk, Iraq, Aug. 5. In a previous interview, Paul Wall, who has visited the Middle East on four separate USO tours, said each performance is very personal for […]

It’s a catwalk, not a battlefield

The Pakistan Fashion Design Council (PFDC) kicked off Lahore’s very first fashion week earlier this month amid the glitz, glamour, gloss and beautiful people that come with such events.Although the organisers were eager to provide a showcase for Pakistan’s emerging fashion industry, they were also apprehensive about media coverage. They were well aware of how […]

Brazil loosens restrictions on Amazon land use

Brazil’s lower house has passed legislation that would loosen restrictions on how small farmers use their land in the Amazon forest.Environmentalists still fear the revision bill would bring increased deforestation, but operators of small-scale farms and ranches defend the measure as a way to let them produce to full capacity and boost Brazil’s food output.The […]

Duke soldiers get a piece of home with Kentucky Derby

KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan – It may not have been a stadium filled with thousands of roaring fans, but on Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, a gathering of soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Task Force Duke, cheered their favorite horses to the finish line of the Kentucky Derby in the early […]

Boeing faces more questions as US investigates battery technology

The US’s top aviation safety investigator is to hold hearings on the safety of lithium-ion batteries similar to those used in Boeing’s now grounded 787 Dreamliner jets.The hearings are likely to put more pressure on Boeing as it fights to get its jets back in the air. Transport secretary Ray LaHood has said plans to […]

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