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Elephant walk: A historic first for an old tradition July 5, 2006 — The 305th Air Mobility Wing “Elephant Walk” June 30 represented the first time C-17s and KC-10s partnered for such a public effort in Air Force and McGuire history, as five C-17s and 11 KC-10s got a chance to surge, nose-to-tail, as had their predecessors in World War II and the Cold War - a stirring sight and an important first. “Elephant walk” is MORE

McGuire chief receives Bronze Star June 26, 2006 — A McGuire chief master sergeant was awarded the fourth highest individual award for bravery, heroism or meritorious service June 13. Chief Master Sgt. William Ferenc, 305th Civil Engineer Squadron chief enlisted manager, was awarded the Bronze Star for his service with the 732nd Expeditionary CES while deployed to Balad Air Base, Iraq. The chief MORE

Sergeant's IDEA earns him money June 19, 2006 — A McGuire staff sergeant earned $10,000 for submitting his idea to the Innovative Development through Em-ployees Awareness Program. Staff Sgt. David Marshall, 305th Maintenance Squadron avionics test station and component repair craftsman, identified a discrepancy between two technical orders and earned the $10,000 reward when he submitted his MORE

NCO singled out as AF's best June 19, 2006 — "In Iraq we are actually winning this war. We are kicking down doors, finding the bad guys and either capturing them or killing them — bottom line. However, we are losing the war of public opinion. The media shapes public opinion, public opinion shapes lawmakers' decisions and lawmakers' decisions rule our world. Public affairs specialists are MORE

Hurricane, storm season begins, residents urged to prepare June 8, 2006 — Are you expecting a visit from Alberto this summer? How about Chris or Debby? If they do drop by your home, are you ready for their arrival? Alberto, Chris and Debby are just three of the 21 names the National Hurricane Center is waiting to bestow on severe storms forming over the Atlantic Ocean during this 2006 hurricane season. According to Dr. MORE

Airmen continue to assist with Iraqi medical care June 8, 2006 — Many Airmen deploy to foreign countries for months, never seeing the people whose lives they've affected. They're either hundreds of miles from the conflict or are trapped within the safety of their military compound for their entire tours. However, Airmen at Sather Air Base on Baghdad International Airport, can finally link some local faces to the MORE

Army, Air Force dental professionals work hand-in-hand June 2, 2006 — Like a growing family, the 305th Dental Squadron has had some recent additions to its team. But unlike their typical incoming Airmen, the troops received were Soldiers. To better serve the McGuire and Fort Dix communities, Army dentist Lt. Col. (Dr.) James Ross and three Army dental technicians joined the McGuire Dental Clinic team in January, MORE

305th AMW historian named best in Air Force May 31, 2006 — The 305th Air Mobility Wing historian, Gary Boyd, was recently awarded the Allan S. Major Award. This annual award recognizes a historian, assigned to a single-person wing or independent group history office as the Air Force’s best. The award is based on program utility, viability and excellence in writing.  This is the second year in a row Mr. MORE

101 Critical Days of Summer begin May 22, 2006 — This holiday weekend marks the start of the 101 Critical Days of Summer. The days between Memorial Day and Labor Day are often the most dangerous time of the year for our Airmen. According to Tech. Sgt. Mark Hazelbaker, the 305th Air Mobility Wing’s ground safety NCOIC, the Air Force lost 29 Airmen last year during this time. The deadliest MORE

Sport bike proficiency program wheels its way to McGuire May 8, 2006 — To combat the deadly trend set among Air Mobility Command sport bike riders in 2005, the 305th Air Mobility Wing Safety Office conducted the command's first sport bike proficiency training program class here March 25 and 26.This training was recently developed by the safety office as a way to help sport bike riders further refine their riding MORE