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  • Tomorrow's leaders gain insight from Team Seymour

    More than 30 cadets from the Air Force Academy will be visiting Seymour Johnson Air Force Base this summer as a part of Operation Air Force. Operation Air Force provides a unique opportunity for cadets to experience the Air Force first-hand. Through this program, they will see how Airmen work together to accomplish the mission. "The memories from
  • Deployment managers prep expeditionary Airmen

    The mission of the 4th Fighter Wing is to deliver air power, on-target, on-time for America. Unit deployment managers help to ensure the mission is realized. "UDMs are proficient and experienced in the deployment processes and systems that support those processes," said Vickie Dowless, 4th Fighter Wing installation deployment officer. They are
  • Streamlined processes keep technicians focused on airfield communication

    Using principles from the process-improvement initiative known as Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century, a team gathered from May 21 - 24 to streamline maintenance processes in the 4th Communication Squadron's mission systems. AFSO 21 is a management program that maximizes value and minimizes waste at all levels of Air Force operations.
  • Life skills renamed mental health

    All Air Force "life skills support centers" will be renamed "mental health clinics" effective immediately. After a poll of subject matter experts, first sergeants, command chief master sergeants and mental health patients, it was determined that the name "life skills" was confusing and did not appropriately reflect the mission of providing mental
  • Sponsors introduce Airmen to new base, community

    Sponsors assist with the transition of moving from one base to another. With their help, incoming members of the 4th Fighter Wing can expect to learn all about Seymour Johnson Air Force Base and the local community. As sponsors, military members are required to assist incoming members in making their transition a smooth move, said Lee Wright, the
  • New scam targets military spouses

    The American Red Cross is warning military spouses about a new identity-theft scam that targets family members of deployed troops. The Red Cross was alerted of the scam earlier this month, said Devorah Goldburg of the Red Cross. The scam involves a person with an American accent calling a military spouse, identifying herself as a representative of
  • Changes on horizon for Air Force pilots

    Local editor's note: "While the Air Force initiatives will balance the rated force and continue to provide superior warfighters to the combatant commanders, Team Seymour needs to know this will not affect our F-15E Strike Eagle aircrew," said Col. Todd Boyd, 4th Operations Group acting commander. "This is valuable information for all aircrew to
  • AFSO 21 concepts help reduce jet cannibalization

    A team of twelve 4th Fighter Wing Airmen from five squadrons met with Air Combat Command facilitators May 7-11 to formulate a plan using Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century concepts to streamline their aircraft cannibalization program. The program sets aside aircraft specifically to supply parts to other aircraft that aren't readily