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Default Air Force Logo Watch what you heat! Unattended cooking continues to pose major fire hazard
In the United States, fires caused by unattended cooking remain a leading cause of home fires and fire related injuries. Although these fires have been declining nationally, the rate here on Seymour Johnson has remained the same for the past three years. Why do these fires happen? Frequently it's because people leave their stoves unattended while
0 10/06
2006
Senior Airmen Travis Paxton (left) and Garcia Tarver, both firefighters from the 4th Civil Engineer Squadron, play pool in the recreation room at the new fire station here Monday. The new station's amenities make life and work more bearable for the firefighters who are on duty for 24-hour shifts.  (Photo by Staff Sgt. Shawn J. Jones)                          New fire station brings Airmen into 21st century
Firefighters here can finally get some sleep. Bunk rooms, high-end mattresses and a more discretionary public-announce system are just a few of the quality-of-life and operational upgrades that bring Seymour Johnson's new fire station up to date with today's firefighting culture and technology. "This station is so far advanced compared to the old
1 10/06
2006
Default Air Force Logo The value of a 2nd opinion: 4th Med Group Airmen deliver medical care
"The infection was becoming septic," said Capt. Craig Richters, 4th Medical Group nurse from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C. "The care saved his life or at least his limb." The mother brought her teenage son to the small team of 14 Airmen who traveled to various austere locations throughout northern Bolivia providing humanitarian medical care
0 10/06
2006
Col. Steve Kwast, 4th Fighter Wing commander, presents the Retiree Volunteer of the Year award to Betty Cassidy, secretary of the Retiree Activities Office. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Les Waters)                              Retiree Appreciation Day

0 9/29
2006
Lieutenant Col. Todd Boyd, 335th Fighter Squadron commander, embraces his daughter, Madison, during the first wave of returns of the deployed Chiefs Wednesday afternoon. Several family, squadron and community members welcomed the Chiefs with waving flags.  The Chiefs return home after serving more than four months in Southwest Asia in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Our Airmen are expeditionary warriors who are trained and ready to deploy in support of the mission. The Chiefs proved the F-15E Strike Eagle continues to provide matchless combat power anytime, anywhere. (Photo by Senior Airman Micky Bazaldua) Hail to the Chiefs

0 9/29
2006
Default Air Force Logo Dare County bombing range unveils new urban target facility
The Dare County Bombing Range, located on the eastern coast of North Carolina, which is used for air-to-surface target training, unveiled a new complex Monday which prepares pilots for urban warfare. The complex is designed to simulate several blocks of an urban environment that will be used to train aircrew on missions like they may see in Iraq,
0 9/28
2006
Default Air Force Logo SFS cracks down on speeding, cell phones, littering
There have been several questions about policies regarding the enforcement of speeding, cell phone usage and littering. Unfortunately, a lot of questions have been answered while receiving a citation from a 4th Security Forces Squadron patrolman. Hopefully, this article can be a source of clarification. By now, most base personnel have noticed the
0 9/28
2006
Default Air Force Logo New PT gear wear date takes effect Sunday
As a reminder, physical training gear becomes mandatory Sunday. All Airmen will be required to have one running suit, two T-shirts and two pairs of shorts. Air Force officials emphasized that Airmen should not wait to purchase these items. The revised Air Force instruction 36-2903 states that when doing organized PT, the shorts and T-shirts will be
0 9/28
2006
Colonel Steve Kwast, 4th Fighter Wing commander, cuts the cake at the Air Force Ball Saturday at the enlisted club.
The ball celebrated the 50th anniversary of Seymour and the 59th birthday of the Air Force. SJ goes golden in style, holds 50th Air Force Ball
"This night is about you," said Col. Steve Kwast, 4th Fighter Wing commander, at the Air Force Ball Saturday, after talking about the character of the Airmen from Team Seymour. The event celebrated the Air Force's 59th birthday and 50 years of Seymour Johnson. Highlights of the Air Force Ball included the honor guard's ceremony for the warrior
0 9/22
2006
Aris, a military working dog, prepares to pounce on Staff Sgt. Samuel Beckett, who is playing the role of a suspect fleeing from Senior Airman Jesse Hall, during an antiterrorism awareness event hosted by the Office of Special Investigations here Sept. 14. Both Airmen and the dog are members of the 4th Security Forces Squadron.                               OSI convenes with local law enforcement agencies for antiterrorism week
"All of us need to think differently about how to defend America and how to defend freedom," Col. Steve Kwast, 4th Fighter Wing commander, said to approximately 200 law enforcement officers assembled at the annual Law Enforcement Liaison hosted by the Air Force Office of Special Investigation September 14. Law enforcement officers from across
0 9/22
2006
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