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Three earn Tuskegee Airmen Awards

Three earn Tuskegee Airmen Awards Marilyn C. Holliday Three Airmen will represent the 70th Intelligence Wing during the Tuskegee Airmen Award competition at Air Combat Command level. The three division award winners are: Capt. Roger C. Bishop, Capt. Robert W. Williams Military Award recipient; Senior Master Sgt. Vanessa Robinson, Chief Master Sergeant Fred Archer Military […]

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trading in their stripes for bars

Joining the officer ranks: trading in their stripes for bars Marilyn C. Holliday Seven Airmen from the 70th Intelligence Wing have been selected to trade in their stripes for bars. These Airmen are either part of the Airman Education and Commissioning Program or were selected to attend Officer Training School at Maxwell Air Force Base, […]

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544th IOG builds homes for those in need

544th IOG builds homes for those in need Rickey L. Johnson PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Several members from the 544th Information Operations Group recently spent four days working on two Habitat for Humanity homes in Colorado Springs, Colo. According to the Habitat for Humanity International Web site, Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit […]

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SECAF focuses on people, mission

SECAF focuses on people, mission James G. Roche The events of the past year offered an opportunity to demonstrate the contributions of the world’s finest air and space force to the joint and coalition effort to defend our nation and friends. As we adapt to a new era, we will continue to leverage those capabilities […]

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greatest cryptography coup of World War I

The Z gram intercept: greatest cryptography coup of World War I Dennis Casey Early in the morning on January 17, 1917, the duty officer at British Naval Intelligence opened a pneumatic tube, examined the wireless German intercept it contained and concluded that it was nothing of obvious significance. Indeed, to the duty officer it looked […]

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It’s all about IO integration

It’s all about IO integration Craig Koziol Air Combat Command’s RC-135V/W Rivet Joint, or “RJ”, has evolved over the past 14 years to become one of the most dynamic, operationally tasked airborne reconnaissance aircraft in the Department of Defense fleet. On any given sortie it’s typically tasked to support an array of mission areas- ranging […]

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Japanese attack USS Panay

Japanese attack USS Panay Dennis F. Casey During the early 20th century, China stood as a country that for American businessmen represented significant opportunity but also significant risk. Parts of the country were ready for economic growth and willing to entertain foreign investment in some industries. This was particularly evident in some Chinese urban areas. […]

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Kurt Waldheim: man of mystery

Kurt Waldheim: man of mystery Dennis Casey For many living in Austria in 1945 the end of the war came like an army of locusts swarming over the landscape. The Soviet army had moved through Austria in such a way and in unexpectedly rapid time. Prime Minister Winston Churchill asked British intelligence to begin gearing […]

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Combat Dining-in brings 29th IS together

Combat Dining-in brings 29th IS together Lisa Zollner FORT MEADE, Md. — Members of the 29th Intelligence Squadron held a Combat Dining In at Burba Lake at Fort George G. Meade, Md., recently. The event, aimed to foster camaraderie and esprit de corps, featured creative activities for attendees. “We wanted to get everyone out to […]