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Maj. Eric Wittendorfer, 314th Operations Group, studies a map prior to flight.

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Photo by Airman Vanessa Dale
Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.: General Gene Renuart, far right, commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, observes a demonstration April 17 of an airborne communications package aboard a C-130 aircraft at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. The demonstration was conducted by the Joint Communications Support Element, a military unit composed of Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps personnel, to show USNORTHCOM and civilian law enforcement organizations the communications capabilities the unit can provide to Department of Defense and other federal agencies.

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U.S. Air Force photo/Maj. Chad Gibson
Two of the Air Force’s newest airlifters the C-130J Hercules aircraft fly in formation during a training mission. The C-130J makes formation flying easier for aircrews promoting efficiency even in adverse conditions due to the heads-up displays, which allow pilots to view essential flight information while never taking their eyes off the outside environment. Air Force Security Assistance Center officials arranged the sale of four C-130Js to the Norwegian air force.

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July 20, 2007

Preparing family as well as yourself
Editor’s Note: This is part two of a three-part series focusing on deployment readiness. Anyone who’s ever faced the task of preparing to deploy – and in today’s Air Force that’s most of us – knows the deployment “To Do List” seems to get longer and longer as each day passes. read more...

USNORTHCOM commander discusses roles, missions
The military commander who commands and controls Department of Defense homeland defense efforts and defense support of civil authorities understands the need for tactical airlift. read more...

Program highlights women’s contribution
WASHINGTON (AFPN) -- Over the years, women equipped with industry acumen and armed with advanced degrees have climbed ladders and shattered the glass ceiling that had once stunted their career growth. read more...

Air Force and Better Business Bureau partner
WASHINGTON (AFPN) — Representatives from the Air Force and the Council of Better Business Bureaus signed a memorandum of understanding July 16 at the Pentagon that will benefit Airmen and their families. read more...


July 20, 2007 Issue
This weeks current news briefs and important events happening around LRAFB. read more...


LRAFB shows movies through AAFES. For more information on this service please call 987-6461. Adults are $3.50, 12 and under are $1.75. To see what movies are playing this week click on this link...


Are we a one-mistake Air Force?
SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE, N.C. – Throughout my almost 28 years in the Air Force, I have often heard the old adage that we are not a one-mistake Air Force. read more...