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  • Numbered Air Force commander ‘impressed’

    The 18th Air Force commander visited Dyess Tuesday to see the base and personally attach an Air Force Outstanding Unit Award streamer to the 317th Airlift Group’s guidon.Major Gen. James Hawkins, 18th AF commander. presented the award to the 317th AG in January for being one of the most essential to the Air Force and the Global War on Terror.“This
  • Transformation to new Personnel Service Delivery System begins

    The Air Force Contact Center’s Web-based services and contact center officially began taking calls after a ceremony at the Air Force Personnel Center at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas.The center is part of a new initiative called Personnel Services Delivery Transformation, or PSD, which uses technology to place the capability for conducting routine
  • DOD celebrates 'Month of the Military Child'

    The Defense Department has long understood the value of caring for and celebrating children of servicemembers.April is designated as the Month of the Military Child, underscoring the important role military children play in the armed forces community. The Month of the Military Child is a time to applaud military families and their children for the
  • ACC takes combat search, rescue assets under wing

    Air Combat Command took administrative control of select Air Force combat search and rescue assets from Air Force Special Operations Command April 3 as part of a realignment announced in February.The transfer ensures the Air Force core competency of combat search and rescue, or CSAR, is directly linked to the combat air forces and the personnel
  • 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