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  • Dyess selected as example base for Lean processes

    Dyess has been designated by the Air Combat Command and Air Mobility Command vice commanders to be the 2006 Air Force Operational Command and Control Pathfinder unit.That means Dyess is being asked by the Air Force to take a look at some processes in operational support and make suggestions, using outside help, to come up with better processes --
  • Sergeant earns $9,965 for money-saving idea

    A craftsman of the 7th Component Maintenance Squadron received a cash award March 9 for submitting a recommendation that will save the Air Force more than $65,000 a year.Staff Sgt. David Berryman, 7th CMS electrical and environmental flight, submitted a suggestion through the Idea program to repair the landing lights on the B-1, earning $9,965 for
  • DOD attacks rising pharmacy costs

    In the first year since the Department of Defense began using the uniform formulary process to review and classify prescription drugs, $500 million has been saved.In addition, the Pharmacy Data Transaction Service, or PDTS, has avoided more than 171,000 potentially life-threatening drug interactions since 2001, said Dr. William Winkenwerder Jr.,
  • Network passwords will soon be a thing of the past

    Airmen have been carrying around some pretty high-tech identification cards in their wallets for quite a while now. That technology will soon be put to good use.For many, the Common Access Card, or "CAC," is just a replacement for the green military ID card used for so many years. But the card can be used for more than getting Airmen past gate
  • Team Dyess leads the way with ICC concept

    A seven-man team on a fact-finding mission visited Dyess the last week in March to learn how the wing is using the installation control center concept.The team, made up of members of the 505th Command and Control Wing; the Air Force Command and Control, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Center; and the Air Force Civil Engineer Support
  • Food bank aids Airmen in ‘tight’ financial spots

    The Air Force takes care of its own in many ways, one of which is through the food bank.Nobody should ever have to decide whether to pay a bill or buy food, but sometimes that is just the situation that Airmen are put in, said Mrs. DeeDee Orsak, Airman’s Attic manager.First sergeants oversee the food bank, which is a pantry of non-perishable foods
  • New program designed to mentor Airmen

    The 7th Bomb Wing command chief started a new program in February that gives senior airmen and below an opportunity to see what a command chief does for a day and receive mentoring at the same time.It’s called the Chief Shadow Program, and it’s for Airmen who have been hand-selected by their group chiefs.“I don’t want the enlisted force to feel
  • New BX offers quality of life improvement

    Team Dyess members now have the ability to one-stop shop for all their shopping needs, since the new Base Exchange was officially opened Tuesday.The new $11 million facility includes a beauty shop, barber, laundry and dry cleaning, florist, optical center, Class Six, military clothing sales and a food court. Before, Dyess members would have to go
  • Dyess hosts first intel forum tailered for bomber community

    The 7th Operations Support Squadron intelligence flight hosted a first-of-its-kind intelligence forum geared specifically for the bomber community April 11-13.“This is the first time that members of the national intelligence community have come together with unit-level personnel to talk about the threats to the bomber community,” said Maj. Dave
  • B-1 simulator training system support consolidates

    The Training System Support Center is located in the 28th Bomb Squadron building, and while the name may seem self-explanatory, there is much more to training support than most people realize. When visiting the TSSC, one is likely to see engineers hard at work, but what is notably absent is anyone wearing a military uniform. This is because the