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New Weapon for the Survival Kit

The USAF has a new survival rifle and this is how it will be installed in a survival kit. NEW SURVIVAL KIT WEPON

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Silver Anniversary Reunion Coin

As indicated in our 2019 December Newsletter, we are planning to create a limited-edition 25th Annual ALS/AFE Reunion Anniversary Coin and offer it at the September 2020 Reunion. We are looking for ideas or concepts of what you think this coin should look like, what it should “say” to the person holding it or presenting… Read More

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News You Can Use?

In an effort to keep our website fresh, every now and then I like to add something that I stumbled across that I think I should share with members of our website; the following is one of them. FLY THROUGH THE AIRPORT Are you a frequent flyer? If you are you might be interested in… Read More

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News You Can Use: Scam Websites and Padlocks

Scam Websites Are Using That Green https Padlock to Fool You It may look legit, but keep your guard up anyway. by Laura Hautala November 27, 2018 1:50 PM PST Lang/CNET You may have heard you should look for the padlock symbol at the top of a website before entering your password or credit card… Read More

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Organochlorine Pesticide Contamination

At just about every one of our reunions, there is talk about the contaminants we were subjected to as we went about performing our daily military duties.  Agent Orange is always the main topic of discussion but what about asbestos and other contaminates our families were subjected to? Those of us who lived in the… Read More

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Honoring One of Our Own Vietnam Veterans

This article was in the newspaper in Paducah KY. It’s interesting coverage of Ed Chewning’s time at Da Nang. Although the article covers an incident before Ed became a Life Supporter and the reporter falsely indicated Ed had been drafted in the USAF, I still found it to be interesting and thought it might be something… Read More

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Throwback Picture of the Month

I don’t think many people have seen the throwback picture for this month that I posted a couple of weeks ago.  Click on the link at the top of the page titled Throwback Picture of the Month and see if you can identify anybody. Additional pictures will be posted as I receive them.

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This Year’s Reunion Theme and Upcoming PBS Documentary

Take a look at our theme for this year’s reunion and then check out the upcoming TV special from PBS. 2017 Reunion Theme A  PBS television show producer from the UK asked if we would post the flyer below to our website.  As you can see, this producer is looking for Gulf War veterans for a… Read More

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VA National Cemeteries Now Offering Pre-Need Eligibility Determinations

VA National Cemeteries Now Offering Pre-Need Eligibility Determinations WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced it now provides eligibility determinations for interment in a VA national cemetery prior to the time of need. Through the Pre-Need Determination of Eligibility Program, upon request, individuals can learn if they are eligible for burial or… Read More

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Arctic Survival School May 1954

In 1954 an arctic survival training class turned into a real life survival situation for one of our own, CMSgt Gladstone Grigsby. Arctic Survival School May 1954