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  • La Rochefoucauld: 'To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art'

    When it comes to nutrition, there is a new sheriff in town, but she is not the food police.Tara Beth Johnson, 97th Medical Group Health Promotion Dietician, is the new full-time dietician on base since a vacancy opened May 2011."The clinic is required to have a dietician, but I'm not here to be the food police," Johnson said. "I think it is
  • Oklahoma Security Forces Airman leads her security team during deployment

    A local Altus, Okla. native serves as the personal security detail shift leader for NATO Training Mission--Afghanistan's Chief of Staff at Camp Eggers.U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Nicki Brogdon plans and organizes the emergency action and itinerary plans while also providing the Chief of Staff with the daily threat reports prior to each mission.
  • Air mobility in Iraq: Air refueling set tone for air ops for start of OIF

    Whether it was a KC-135 Stratotanker or a KC-10 Extender, Air Mobility Command's air refueling aircraft played a key role at the onset of Operation Iraqi Freedom, according to AMC history.Nearly nine years ago, on March 19, 2003, OIF kicked off with what many people termed a "shock and awe" air campaign. The campaign included fighters and bombers
  • National Blood Donor Month

    Have you ever given any thought to donating blood? This is a good time to start; January is National Blood Donor Month.On average close to 11 million volunteers donate each year. Only about 38 percent of the U.S. population is eligible to donate even with that many donors, there is still a shortage because about 44,000 units are used daily in
  • Altus AFB responds to Elk City bomb threat

    "You all have an hour before the whole place is blown off the map," said unknown caller.Members of the 97th Security Forces Squadron responded to a bomb threat at a Walmart in Elk City Saturday December 10, 2011.Dustin Pahler, Walmart manager, ordered an evacuation of the building at approximately 2 p.m. after receiving a phone call from an
  • Holiday season - a time of joys, cheers, phishing scams and crime?

    An alert about a United Services Automobile Association phishing scam was dispatched to service members via e-mail Nov. 30. In early November USAA members began receiving e-mails claiming to be from USAA with the subject line "USAA Protection Alert". The e-mail informs members about a failed usaa.com login attempt and instructs them to click a link
  • 97th Civil Engineer Squadron aims for perfection

    The 97th Civil Engineer Squadron is serious about its physical training and has almost a perfect passing rate to prove it.Members of the 97th CES are required to meet Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings for PT and receive their morning announcements. The squadron has 10 physical training leaders. It is the responsibility of PTLs to teach their
  • Fitness Center personnel strive to promote healthy lifestyles

    The base Fitness Center offers 5K runs every Wednesday morning at 7 a.m. and at least one special event run every month as well as other fitness oriented events to help keep base personnel in shape."My goal as the fitness center manager is to provide our base populous various options to get in shape and stay in shape," said Jeremy Stevens, 97th
  • Air traffic controllers direct the dance

    An airfield is a continuous dance of aircraft, personnel and vehicles. Sometimes this dance is a slow two-step and other times it is a fast paced Salsa. Working in a tower high above the ground are airfield choreographers, making sure that every move each dancer makes is correct. These rhythm coordinators are better known as air traffic
  • Former 97 OG Commander and Vice Wing Commander honored by CSAF

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz presented Brig. Gen. Mark Dillon and his wife Sara the General and Mrs. Jerome F. O'Malley award during a ceremony here Oct. 11. The Dillons were honored for their service at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, where the general serves as the 86th Airlift Wing commander from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2010. "Today we
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