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Uncovering ancient textsUncovering ancient texts
Uncovering ancient texts

For more than 20 years, Dr. Keith Knox, Air Force Research Laboratory scientist (second from left), has traveled the world to recover erased texts of ancient manuscripts. His activities recently took him to St. Catherine’s Monastery in the Sinai Desert. Photo by Mark Schrope. Used with permission.
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Posted: 2/15/2013

CSAR at Kandahar CSAR at Kandahar
CSAR at Kandahar

In January 2002, then-Capt. Regan Patrick was called on to stand up Det. 1 of the 66th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron, the U.S. Air Force combat search and rescue unit at Kandahar Air Base, Afghanistan. Lt. Col. Patrick is now the 58th Operations Group deputy commander at Kirtland AFB. Courtesy photo
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Posted: 2/15/2013

Feb. 10, 1952: Two-war ace Maj. George A. Davis Jr. engaged 12 MiG-15sFeb. 10, 1952: Two-war ace Maj. George A. Davis Jr. engaged 12 MiG-15s
Feb. 10, 1952: Two-war ace Maj. George A. Davis Jr. engaged 12 MiG-15s

Maj. George Andrew Davis Jr. was a P-47 fighter ace in the Pacific theater in World War II, with seven air-to-air victories. In October 1951, he went to Korea as commander of the 334th Fighter Squadron. Within a few months, he became the leading ace of the Korean War. On Feb. 10, 1952, Davis and his wingman encountered 12 MiG-15s approaching friendly fighter-bombers on an interdiction mission. Davis sped into combat and quickly destroyed two MiGs. While pursuing a third MiG, his aircraft sustained a direct hit and crashed. At his death, he had 14 victories in Korea, making him the fourth leading ace in the Korean War. He was posthumously promoted to lieutenant colonel in 1953, and awarded the Medal of Honor in 1954 for the Feb. 10, 1952 action.
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Posted: 2/13/2013

World War II veteran visits 58 SOWWorld War II veteran visits 58 SOW
World War II veteran visits 58 SOW

Maj. Eric Lipp, 415th Special Operations Squadron pilot, briefs World War II veteran Jack Gallette in the cockpit of an HC/MC-130J on the flightline Feb. 1 at Kirtland AFB, N.M.
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Posted: 2/12/2013

Brig. Gen. Sandra E. FinanBrig. Gen. Sandra E. Finan
Brig. Gen. Sandra E. Finan

Brig. Gen. Sandra E. Finan
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Posted: 3/6/2013

Airman 1st Class Charles GibsonAirman 1st Class Charles Gibson
Airman 1st Class Charles Gibson

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Posted: 2/8/2013

Brig. Gen. Finan assumes commandBrig. Gen. Finan assumes command
Brig. Gen. Finan assumes command

Brig. Gen. Sandra Finan, right, assumes command of the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center in a ceremony here Feb. 7. Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger, commander of Air Force Materiel Command, left, was the presiding officer.
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Posted: 2/7/2013

377th LRS reveille377th LRS reveille
377th LRS reveille

Airmen of the 377th Logistics Readiness Squadron conduct a reveille formation Jan. 31 outside the unit’s vehicle maintenance building. The 377 LRS conducts the event each month to help reinforce military heritage.
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Posted: 2/5/2013

Martin Luther King Jr. DayMartin Luther King Jr. Day
Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Col. Clarence “CJ” Johnson, commander of the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center’s Nuclear Capabilities Directorate, left, receives a commemorative plaque from Senior Master Sgt. Gregory Smith, superintendent of the Kirtland AFB Command Post and chairman of the base’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Committee. Johnson was the guest speaker Jan. 25 during Kirtland AFB’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day Luncheon at the Mountain View Club.
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Posted: 2/1/2013

Martin Luther King Jr. DayMartin Luther King Jr. Day
Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Devont’e Watson performs a dramatic reading of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous speech, “I Have a Dream,” Jan. 25 during Kirtland AFB’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day Luncheon at the Mountain View Club. Dr. King originally delivered the speech Aug. 28, 1963, from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.
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Posted: 2/1/2013

Boy Scouts Pinewood Derby WinnerBoy Scouts Pinewood Derby Winner
Boy Scouts Pinewood Derby Winner

Hunter Hanson
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Posted: 2/1/2013

Chief InductionChief Induction
Chief Induction

The Kirtland Air Force Base Chiefs Group inducted five new members Jan. 25 at the Mountain View Club. Inductees were, from left to right, Chief Master Sergeant Robert Dinsmore, 512th Rescue Squadron; Chief Master Sergeant-select Kenneth Zera, 58th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron; Chief Master Sergeant Peter Padilla, Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center; Chief Master Sergeant-select Curtis Green, 377th Force Support Squadron; and Chief Master Sergeant-select Benjamin Hedden, 58th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. Symbolizing that as chiefs, they are servants to Airmen, the five new inductees perform their first ceremonial service together by using a saber to cut the cake that will be served to guests.
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Posted: 2/1/2013

    

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