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  • Warren, Guard, county firefighters respond to brushfire

    F.E. Warren Air Force Base Fire and Emergency Services responded to a brushfire two miles southwest of the base after a mutual aid request by the Laramie County Fire District March 31.The fire began just before 1 a.m. and took two hours to contain. Extinguishing the blaze took the combined efforts of the Warren Fire Department, Laramie County Fire
  • Shooter, sirens prep Minot AFB

    The morning silence was shattered by sirens March 26 as Airmen from Minot Air Force Base responded to a mock attack during a massive accident response exercise at the McAdoo Sports and Fitness Center here.More than 50 evaluators and exercise planners, including local and state emergency management staff, FBI, Minot Police Department and Trinity
  • Whiteman announces voice over internet protocol

    A new communication tool is coming to Whiteman Air Force Base this month. Voice over Internet Protocol, an upgraded telephone system, will ensure Whiteman remains on the cutting edge of technology.VoIP equipment allows voice communication to travel over the Internet to its destination instead of a regular telephone landline, according to Staff
  • An unexplained journey

    When the Conley family had a microchip identification device injected in their family pet Bonnie, they never imagined they would even be using the services of the pet recovery company, much less welcoming their dog back home from a four-month, 1,500-mile journey from their home at Minot Air Force Base.The journey began when Bonnie, a one-year-old
  • Winds of change, 26th OWS upgrades

    If you don't like the weather, wait five minutes and it will change. To keep up with this demand, the 26th Operational Weather Squadron at Barksdale Air Force Base has several upgrade plans in the works.The first project is the Joint Environment Toolkit, a system the Air Force Weather Agency uses to monitor weather conditions at hundreds of Air
  • Bob the Builder inspires Barksdale Airmen

    When Bob the builder asks, "Can we fix it?" his crew responds with "Yes we can!" That may be the catchphrase associated with a children's television show, but it's also the mentality of some Barksdale Airmen who volunteer their time to help Habitat for Humanity build homes. More than a dozen Airmen came together in downtown Shreveport March 20 to
  • CSAF: Global Strike Command mission requires constant vigilance

    The Air Force chief of staff opened the first-ever Air Force Global Strike Command commander's conference March 24 via video teleconference, telling wing commanders, spouses, command chiefs and civic leaders from across the command that they have a critical mission that requires "constant vigilance."Gen. Norton Schwartz told more than 50 people
  • Photo essay: Let's get ready to rumble!

    Airmen from the 5th Security Forces Squadron at Minot Air Force base participate in a weekly baton training course here March 17. The skills they accuire during the training are vital to the safety and security of the 5th SFS Airmen.
  • Global Strike Command colonel selected for star

    Col. Sandra Finan, Headquarters Air Force Global Strike Command Inspector General, was recently announced as one of 29 colonels nominated by the President for promotion to brigadier general.As the command inspector general, Colonel Finan is responsible for examining wing mission performance and conducting capability assessments as well as