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Big Bob and Sparky the Fire Dog greet members of Team Seymour as they arrive at the Oak Forest Gate, Oct. 11, 2017, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. According to the National Fire Protection Association, in 2015, an estimated 365,000 home structure fires caused 2,560 deaths, 11,075 civilian injuries, and $7 billion in damage. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kenneth Boyton) Fire Prevention Week 2017: Every Second Counts
According to the National Fire Protection Association, in 2015, an estimated 365,500 home structure fires caused 2,560 deaths, 11,075 civilian injuries, and $7 billion in direct damage. In hopes of raising awareness of fire safety and prevention, this year’s Fire Prevention Week theme, “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!” was created. Recognized from Oct. 8 - 14, it reinforces why everyone needs to have an escape plan.
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Chief Master Sgt. Marlon Carcamo, 4th Mission Support Group superintendent, moved from his home in Honduras to the U.S. in December, 1984. Within five years, Carcamo joined the U.S. Air Force and after years of hard work and dedication, earned the rank of Chief Master Sgt. (Courtesy photo) Recognizing our own for Hispanic Heritage Month, Chief Carcamo
Editor’s Note: This article is part of a series celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, which is recognized annually Sept. 15 – Oct. 15. As he had done countless times before, a young man packed his bags, ready to move from one house to another. He was understandably more nervous this time, because he was moving from his home in Honduras to the United States.
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Take command with TRICARE changes Take command with TRICARE changes: Enrollments shifting from fiscal to calendar year starting in January 2018
Starting Jan. 1, 2018, cost changes for TRICARE benefits transition from a fiscal year period to a calendar year period. Changing from fiscal year (Oct. 1 – Sept. 30) to calendar year (Jan. 1 – Dec. 31) makes the TRICARE benefit consistent with civilian health plans. The change will largely affect those plans which have an enrollment fee and are currently billed by the fiscal year.
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Col. Christopher Sage, 4th Fighter Wing commander, recaps Seymour Johnson Air Force Base events and major milestones during 2017 at the State of the Military, Oct. 10, 2017, at the Goldsboro Event Center in Goldsboro, North Carolina. SJAFB presents city of Goldsboro with State of the Military address
Each year, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base leadership addresses members of the Goldsboro community to present the State of the Military. The State of the Military was held Oct. 10, 2017, at the Goldsboro Event Center in Goldsboro, North Carolina. Col. Christopher Sage, 4th Fighter Wing commander, along with Col. Scovill Currin, 916th Air Refueling Wing commander, updated the audience about Seymour Johnson Air Force Base’s accomplishments, it’s partnership with the community and current construction projects happening on base.
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Charlie Loy, Boeing Co. general mechanic, works on F-15E Strike Eagles, installing the radar modifications. Never too old to learn a new trick
The sun barely began to rise before Charlie Loy, Boeing Co. general mechanic, drove to work and started turning wrenches on an F-15E Strike Eagle at 6 a.m. Loy is currently part of the radar modifications F-15E upgrade team at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, continuing to work on an aircraft he’s been with his whole military and now civilian career.
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Staff Sgt. Daniel Solis-Reyes, 4th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron dedicated crew chief, right, instructs Airman 1st Class Germain Magloire, 4th AMXS crew chief, left, on how to launch an F-15E Strike Eagle, Oct. 4, 2017, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. Reyes was highlighted during Hispanic Heritage Month for being recognized as an outstanding leader and Airman by his coworkers and superiors. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kenneth Boyton) Recognizing our own for Hispanic Heritage Month, SSgt. Reyes
Contributions and experience from the Hispanic community are a pivotal portion of America’s diverse past, present, and future. To celebrate the history, culture and influences of American citizens whose ancestors or they themselves came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America, the United States established Hispanic Heritage Month.
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Senior Airman Juan Cruz, 4th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, conducts a preflight check, Oct. 4, 2017, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. Cruz was highlighted during Hispanic Heritage Month for being recognized as an outstanding Airman by his leadership. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kenneth Boyton) Recognizing our own for Hispanic Heritage Month, SrA Cruz
Editor’s Note: This article is part of a series celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, which is recognized annually Sept. 15 – Oct. 15. Since America’s birth in 1776, Hispanics have helped make the U.S. the country it is today. Hispanic Heritage Month helps recognize the heritage, culture, and contributions put forth by the Hispanic community. Some people see a deeper meaning in the month.
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An F-15E Strike Eagle taxis to the end of the runway for take-off, July 21, 2017, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. 2017 fiscal year goals exceeded
The wing has had a year for the books. The 4th Fighter Wing has succeeded to both meet and exceed the allotted sorties and flying hours organized through the flying hour program.
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Staff Sgt. Johnmarth Perez (left), 4th Medical Support Squadron laboratory service NCO in charge, and Staff Sgt. Erin Holmquist (middle), 4th MDSS medical laboratory floor supervisor, are presented the 2017 Air Force Medical Services Customer Service award by Col. Craig Keyes (right), 4th Medical Group commander, Oct. 4, 2017, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. This is the second year the staff sergeants have created videos that have won through this contest. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Miranda A. Loera) 4th Medical Group earns repeat win
“Trust to care in a culture of safety” was the theme that allowed the 4th Medical Group to take home the 2017 AFMS Customer Service Award, a back-to-back year win for the 4 MDG.
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2017
o ensure that all the installation’s fuel quality is kept up to industry standards, Staff Sgt. Boyle conducts daily quality assurance tests for water, solids and additives in the fuel. POL troops fuel the fight against ISIS
SOUTHWEST ASIA -- Much like day-to-day life in modern society, the military relies on fuels to power its ground and air operations. The fuels management section of the 386th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron is tasked with the control, distribution and testing of the mission essential fuels that keep the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing and
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