• Airmen rewarded for great ideas

    The spirit of Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century has sent organizations Air Force-wide picking brains for new ideas and new ways to accomplish the mission. For two Seymour Johnson Airmen, the new ideas they submitted earned them a little extra spending money. Master Sgt. Terry Fraser, 4th Maintenance Operations Squadron, and Senior
  • SECAF: Ground-support missions a temporary change for AF culture

    Airmen are increasingly meeting the enemy face-to-face while augmenting ground commanders in non-traditional roles more typical of Soldiers. These in-lieu-of taskings, as they are known, are part of the Air Force's temporary culture change to help meet the immediate demands of fighting the Global War on Terror, said Secretary of the Air Force
  • Airman confined, discharged for illegal drug use

    An airman first class from the 335th Fighter Squadron was convicted at a general court-martial of the use of cocaine in violation of Article 112a of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. At the Dec. 18 trial, the accused pled guilty to wrongful use of cocaine. A panel of officer members found the Airman guilty of multiple uses of the illegal drug.
  • Suicide prevention vital to Wingman concept

    The questions that are often asked regarding suicide prevention include, "What could have been done to prevent this tragedy? Are we really putting the Wingman concept into action? Are we friendly and available whenever fellow co-workers are in distress? Do we know the warning signs of suicide? Do we know how to respond?" Suicide can often be
  • Team Seymour to bring Valentine's Day greetings to hospitalized veterans

    For the seventh consecutive year, the 4th Fighter Wing has been invited to participate in the National Salute to Hospitalized Veterans observance on Feb. 16 at the Durham Veteran's Administration Medical Center.The national salute invites individuals, veterans groups, businesses, military personnel, civic organizations and school children to
  • Involuntary phase for NCO retraining program begins

    Airmen identified as required to retrain must submit a retraining application by Jan. 15 or separate from the Air Force under Phase II of the Air Force Fiscal 2007 Noncommissioned Officer Retraining Program. After meeting the Jan. 15 deadline, Phase II eligibles must choose an Air Force specialty code from a list of available AFSCs and submit a
  • Maintainers, aviators earn safety recognition

    The 333rd Fighter Squadron and 333rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit received an award for their combined safety records. The two organizations produced 70 thousand hours of accident-free flying. The award spans 12 years in which 333rd maintainers and aviators had zero accidents involving a loss of aircraft of greater than one million dollars of damage.
  • Team Seymour Airmen honor fallen former commander in chief

    Airmen from the 4th Fighter Wing and the 916th Air Refueling Wing teamed their individual air power specialties to honor the passing of the nation's 38th commander in chief Wednesday in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The funeral of former President Gerald Ford, who was called a man of strength and integrity by President George W. Bush, was punctuated by a
  • A-B-C’s of SABC can save L-I-V-E-S

    Providing decisive air and space power in support of the Global War on Terror can be nasty business. Terrorists and insurgents attack our forward-deployed assets and personnel with improvised explosive devices in attempt to weaken U.S. air power. Airmen can get hurt. Airmen must be able to take care of themselves and one another. That's where
  • Dorm Airmen recognized with Dorm, Room of the Quarter awards

    Attention to detail is one of the basic disciplines Airmen learn during readiness training to effectively execute a mission with accuracy. For the Airmen living in Bldg. 3607, they're applying this discipline outside of work in an effort to improve the quality of life of their dormitory. Their hard work and patience paid off when Col. Steve Kwast,