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  • 'It's a good time to be a woman'

    If you’ve never heard Col. Garrett Harencak, 7th Bomb Wing commander, sing, “I am Woman,” then you missed Dyess’ annual Women’s History Month luncheon here March 10.The theme of the day was “Building Communities and Dreams.” Colonel Harencak, along with almost 65 other guests and base leadership, attended.Mrs. Staci Vileta, 7th BW sexual assault
  • 9th BS welcomes new commander

    The 9th Bomb Squadron “Bats” welcomed a new commander during a change-of-command ceremony at the 3-Bay Hangar March 9.Lieutenant Colonel Randy Allen, former 9th BS director of operations, took command of the unit from outgoing commander Lt. Col. Robert Maness who is currently serving as the 7th Operations Group deputy commander, but is scheduled to
  • Former Falcon on ballot for College Football Hall of Fame

    Former Air Force great Chad Hennings is on the ballot for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame. Hennings is one of 77 players and seven coaches listed on the 2006 ballot by the National Football Foundation.Hennings joins Randall Cunningham (University of Nevada at Las Vegas), Ahmad Rashad (University of Oregon), Bruce Smith (Virginia
  • Drug demand reduction program effective

    To deter civilian employees and military members from abusing illegal drugs and other illicit substances, the Air Force surgeon general implemented the Demand Reduction Program, which is managed here by the 7th Medical Group.The DRP’s purpose is to maintain the health and wellness of a fit and ready fighting force; this is accomplished through
  • Airman Battle Uniform finalized, ready for production

    The new Airman Battle Uniform is ready for production and will be available in fiscal 2007, said the Air Force deputy chief of staff of personnel.Many factors were considered in developing the final uniform selection, with the concern for Airmen being at the top of the list, said Brig. Gen Robert R. Allardice."We were looking for a uniform that
  • Party welcomes troops home

    Dyess celebrated the safe return of more than 500 Dyess Airmen who were forward-deployed to more than 27 locations this year by throwing an Air Expeditionary Force Welcome Home party at the 7th Equipment Maintenance Squadron hangar March 17.The lunchtime cook-out, which offered free food and drinks, was a small way for Dyess to say “thank you” for
  • More personnel actions now available online

    Like MyPay and LeaveWeb before, the Air Force is bringing even more military personnel flight actions online.The process, called personnel services delivery transformation, takes effect March 31, and will encompass even more options than those of the Virtual MPF site already on the Internet.“We’re making it easier and more efficient for people to
  • Leading couple recognized as inspirational duo

    There’s no doubt the 7th Bomb Wing commander and his spouse do the things they love most: working, mentoring, sharing, and making a difference in today’s Air Force.Colonel Garrett and Mrs. Tanya Harencak earned the 2005 Air Combat Command General and Mrs. Jerome F. O’Malley Award, which is presented annually to a military couple who epitomizes
  • Dyess’ Warhawk makes final flight

    An honorary piece of Dyess history made its final flight home March 17.A replica of Lt. Col. William Dyess’ P-40 Warhawk “Kibosh” was flown -- in the belly of a C-130 cargo plane -- from southern California to the base which bears its pilot’s name.Because the original aircraft was destroyed in a 1942 crash while being flown by Lt. Jack Donnalson,
  • Military OneSource aids servicemembers, dependents

    With deployments, permanent change of stations, tax season and everyday family and relationship issues, Airmen and their families have more than their share of things to be stressed about. But no matter what the issue, Military OneSource is available to help.Military OneSource provides information and resources on a variety of issues ranging from