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Perry Resident Named Museum of Aviation Volunteer of the Quarter

Perry Resident Named Museum of Aviation Volunteer of the Quarter

 

Warner Robins, GA – Dale Newhart of Perry, Georgia has been selected as the Museum of Aviation Volunteer of the Quarter.  Dale and his wife, Carol, were honored at the Museum of Aviation Foundation Board of Directors Meeting held at the Museum on December 13. 

Dale spent four years in the U. S. Air Force from 1956 to 1960 at Lowrey AFB, Colorado; Niagara Falls, New York; and Big Springs, Texas as a weapons control system technician on F-102 fighter aircraft. After his Air Force service he attended Penn State University where he received an Associate Degree in Electrical Engineering. He then spent the next 29 years in engineering and procurement with IBM.

Time Running Out for Veterans' Fertility Bill

Time Running Out for Veterans' Fertility Bill

 

Air Force Times by Rick Maze

The clock is running on a $568 million Senate bill that would expand infertility treatment for veterans, including vitro fertilization treatments at an estimated cost of $15,000 per user.

If the bill doesn’t pass the Senate and House by year’s end, it will vanish on Jan. 3 when a new session of Congress convenes. Legislation left hanging from a previous Congress dies when the new session begins.

Study Provides More Clues to Gulf War Illness

Study Provides More Clues to Gulf War Illness

 

USATODAY by Kelly Kennedy

WASHINGTON — Gulf War illness, the series of symptoms ranging from headaches to memory loss to chronic fatigue that plagues one of four veterans of the 1991 Persian Gulf war, is due to damage to the autonomic nervous system, a study released Monday shows.

“This is the linchpin,” said the study’s lead author, Robert Haley, chief of epidemiology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.

Changes Sought for Psych Disorder Discharges

Changes Sought for Psych Disorder Discharges

 

USATODAY

by Kelly Kennedy

WASHINGTON — After nearly 30,000 servicemembers were forced out of the military for “personality disorders,” often after combat service, a bipartisan House coalition hopes to require the Pentagon to review those cases in the hopes that some veterans could receive benefits.

Senate Passes Veterans’ COLA After Delay

Senate Passes Veterans’ COLA After Delay

 

The Air Force Times by Rick Maze

By voice vote and with no apologies for unnecessary hand-wringing, the Senate passed a bill that provides 4 million veterans and survivors a 1.7 percent cost-of-living increase effective Dec. 1.

The measure now goes to the White House for President Obama’s signature.

Robins Takes Top Federal Honors In Bid for Georgia-Wide PACE Award

Robins Takes Top Federal Honors In Bid for Georgia-Wide PACE Award

 

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. – The base’s mass transit efforts have earned them state-level recognition in the Clean Air Campaign’s 2012 PACE Awards.

Awarded Wednesday at the Georgia Pacific auditorium in downtown Atlanta, the base was recognized as the top “Government Champion, Federal Employer,” in their clean air initiatives.

“I am thrilled with the award, but the real winners are the base employees who participate in mass transportation initiatives,” said John Pugh, 78th Mission Support Group deputy director.  “They are the key to embracing a positive culture shift in the use of mass transportation and encouraging clean air initiatives.”  

According to the Clean Air Campaign press release, they “honored organizations across Georgia that are using innovative tools and programs to encourage clean commuting.”

The base competed in last year’s awards and received 1st runner-up among its competition.

Air Force, Guard Bases Assess Post-Storm Damage

Air Force, Guard Bases Assess Post-Storm Damage

The Air Force Times by Jeff Schogol

The Air Force started picking up the pieces Tuesday after Hurricane Sandy slammed into the East Coast, drenching New Jersey and New York City and leaving millions of people without power.

In New York, the 106th Rescue Wing of the Air National Guard is using an HC-130 to survey the damage to Long Island, said Eric Durr, a spokesman with the New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs.