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July 23, 2008

Col. George T. Martin

36th Medical Group, Andersen AFB, Guam

July 23, 2008

1st Lt. Robert D. Gerren

Lieutenant Gerren graduated Summa Cum Laude from Saginaw Valley State University with a 4.0 grade point average. He entered active duty service on May 20, 2004 upon graduation from officer training school. Whilst at OTS he earned a small arms marksmanship ribbon. Lieutenant Gerren attended joint undergraduate navigator training at Pensacola,

July 23, 2008

1st Lt. Joshua D. Shepherd

Lieutenant Shepherd spent his childhood in Pennsylvania. He attended Penn State University earning a Bachelor Degree in journalism with a minor in history and military studies while enrolled in the Reserve Officer Training Corps. He graduated and earned his Air Force commission in 2005. Once on active duty, Lieutenant Shepherd completed Combat

July 23, 2008

Capt. Michael K. Dodson

Captain Dodson was a native of San Antonio, Texas. He attended Embry Riddle Aviation University where he earned a Bachelor's degree in Aviation Science while enrolled in the Reserve Officer Training Program. In 1999 he graduated from ERAU and earned his commission as an Air Force Officer. Captain Dodson was recently working on his Master's in

July 23, 2008

Maj. Christopher M. Cooper

Major Cooper was born in Massena, New York. He attended the University of Texas where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 1997. He entered the Air Force in 1997 and was commissioned through the Reserve Officer Training Corps. Major Cooper completed Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training at Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma in 1998. After

July 23, 2008

Maj. Brent D. Williams

Major Williams spent his childhood in Oklahoma. He attended the University of Oklahoma earning a Bachelor Degree in Information System Management while enrolled in the ROTC program. He graduated and earned his Air Force commission in 1994. Major Williams also held a Master of Science in Military Operations from American Military University and a

July 17, 2008

Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force visits Barksdale Airmen

Barksdale Airmen were given several opportunities to meet and interact with the Air Force's top enlisted leader during the 15th Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force's first visit here Monday and Tuesday. Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Rodney J. McKinley's time at the base included a stop at the Red River Dining Facility where, on day one, he

July 17, 2008

Barksdale concludes readiness exercise

The July 2008 conventional operational readiness exercise here ended with several hundred personnel and over 20 tons of cargo processed for multiple airlift missions. The CORE tests the 2d Bomb Wing's initial response after receiving a tasking. It also shows how the wing employs its forces, provides mission support to those forces, and its ability

July 11, 2008

Acting secretary shares his perspective with Airmen

The U.S. Air Force core values of integrity first, service before self and excellence in all we do will remain in place, said Acting Secretary of the Air Force Michael B. Donley during a July 1 visit here. Mr. Donley carried this message to Airmen at Peterson AFB and also at Offutt AFB, Neb., Barksdale AFB, La., and Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio,

July 10, 2008

Reveille and retreat; do you remember what to do?

The reveille and retreat ceremonies are meant to signal the beginning and the end of the official duty day. These ceremonies are steeped in history, and are time for all to stop and show their respect. However, many fear the time of reveille and retreat, because they are not sure of the correct protocol. There is no need to run for cover; the