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  • FY2012 Unit Training Assemblies for Delaware Air Guard's 166th Airlift Wing

    The Unit Training Assembly (UTA) schedule for FY2012 for all units of the Delaware Air National Guard 's 166th Airlift Wing was announced on July 19, 2011.The UTA schedule for October 1, 2011 to September 30, 2012, unless attending a Split UTA (SUTA) or Rescheduled UTA (RUTA), is:15 - 16  Oct 201105 - 06  Nov 201103 - 04  Dec 201107 - 08  Jan
  • Air Force releases updated dress and appearance instructions

    The Air Force's instruction on dress and personal appearance recently received an appearance upgrade with the release of the updated instruction July 18. Air Force Instruction 36-2903, Dress and Personal Appearance, received the facelift after several years of interim updates as uniform items were introduced and phased out. The last revision to the
  • President Obama announces troop reductions, way forward in Afghanistan

    Thanks to the tremendous progress U.S., coalition and Afghan troops have made, the United States will draw down the number of troops in Afghanistan by 10,000 this year and 33,000 by the end of summer 2012, President Barack Obama said here June 22."The tide of war is receding," the president said during an address to the nation from the White House.
  • C-130 mighty Herk aircraft safety stats for FY2010

    FY10 marked another busy-but-safe year for the mighty Herk. Thankfully, we enjoyed zero fatalities or loss of aircraft. Given the mission-hacking pace of our fleet these days, this was a super effort. Your vigilance helped to make FY10 the Air Force's safest flying year ever.Air Force-wide, this year's flight mishap rate was .70 as compared to last
  • Deployed Maintenance Recovery Airmen from Delaware Air Guard critical to C-130 flying operations at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan

    When the pilots of a C-130 Hercules from the 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron here found themselves grounded outside the gates of a forward operating base due to a malfunction on a recent April day, the need quickly arose to get the plane out of there in a hurry.Within one hour, a Maintenance Recovery Team comprised of four maintenance Airmen
  • Does bin Laden's death change anything for Airmen deployed to Afghanistan from Delaware Air Guard?

    Nearly 10 years ago the very fabric of the red, white and blue was tested by the sounds of 767 jets crashing and two monumental buildings falling to the ground. Soon after the dust settled from the downing of the second tower, with the headlines still buzzing over causalities from the horrific events, every American and U.S. servicemember life was
  • Delaware Air Guardsman assists on humanitarian relief airdrop mission after landslide in Afghanistan

    Airmen from the 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, here, delivered more than 17,000 pounds of supplies to Afghanistan's Balkh province, April 7.The emergency drop, which included food, water and blankets was part of the Air Force and Army's aid effort for the residents of the Northern province, which borders Uzbekistan.The area was plagued by a
  • Show seeks military families for home makeover -- deadline May 30

    The producers of ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" are seeking people involved in the military whose home deserves an extreme makeover. The producers are looking for people with "amazing strength of character and who put their own needs aside to help others," a press release said. "Whether it's a Soldier, a mom, a teacher or a fireman, we
  • Rollout Approaches for Young Adult (up to age 26) TRICARE Enrollment

    Qualified young adults up to age 26 soon will be able purchase TRICARE military health plan coverage on a month-to-month basis.TRICARE officials announced plans to roll out the new Young Adult Program -- including an option to make coverage retroactive to Jan. 1 -- in the near future.This, officials said, will ensure military families aren't left