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Mr. Michael Hale, a CEMIRT mechanic, welds a piece of equipment.  CEMIRT has a fully functional welding shop.  The shop gives them the advantage to fabricating and repairing parts and equipment without having to find off-base support.  The team also has the ability to send their welding equipment to off-base sites, which helps save time and money on different jobs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Raymond Hoy) CEMIRT gets job done for civil engineers worldwide
What’s a CEMIRT? What do they do there? These are common questions asked of the members serving on the Civil Engineer Maintenance Inspection and Repair Team. Although many people at Travis don’t know about CEMIRT, the unit has been here since 1976 and is well known among civil engineering units both stateside and overseas. “Our mission is to
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2006
Mark Esquer, (left) 573rd Global Support Squadron, and Lance Johnston, (middle) 60th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, play tough defense on Robert Gray, (right) 60th Component Maintenance Squadron, as he floats through the lane. (U.S. Air Force photo by Nan Wylie)      Varsity men’s basketball steps up
The Travis Varsity Basketball team [Hawks] may be down but don’t count them out just yet. The team, consisting of 12 players from squadrons across Travis, struggled to keep members during the high operations tempo at Travis after Sept. 11, 2001. “There has been a decline because too many players were gone due to deployments and temporary duty
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2006
Default Air Force Logo Fisher House needs volunteers to provide meals
It is often the lowest point of someone’s life — a loved one is sick and in the hospital. The Travis Fisher House provides free lodging for the family members of people who are being treated at David Grant USAF Medical Center. Not only does the Fisher House provide shelter but volunteers from the Travis community donate dinners once a month to
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2006
Default Air Force Logo Recycling contest celebrates Earth Day 2006
To promote active recycling, the wing’s environmental flight office is turning recyclable trash into a valuable commodity. From March 17 through April 14, the environmental flight office will conduct its ninth annual recycling contest in honor of Travis’ Earth Day 2006 program. The goal of the contest is to reduce solid waste and make money for
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2006
Col. Tracy Hardwick winds up for a throw against the Chiefs team while Col. Al Carney [left] looks for a target during the dodge ball match at the fitness center March 2. (U.S. Air Force photo by Nan Wylie) Eagles dive bomb Chiefs, 4-1
The Chiefs became easy target practice for the Eagles as they triumphed in four of five dodge ball matches at the fitness center March 2. The Eagles credit their wins largely because of their defensive catching ability. “Col. Byron ‘Don’t Call Me Kathrine’ Hepburn catches like Cal Ripken,” said Chief John ‘Hard A-Z’ Wood. “He’s the first guy we’re
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2006
Senior Airman Stephen Wentz, 6th Air Refueling Squadron in-flight refueler, checks the position of a B-1 Bomber during a refueling mission. Boom operators must operate in-flight air refueling controls while maintaining a safe and affective contact between tanker and receiver aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Candy Knight) A Day in the Life of In-flight Refuelers
The day begins at 4 a.m. with a wake-up call from the aircraft commander telling him they’ve been alerted and need to report to the office at 5 a.m. After reporting, he completes his mission briefs, heads out to his plane and performs his pre-flight checks. After ensuring everything from life support equipment to maintenance items have been
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2006
Default Air Force Logo Stress at home influences personal safety at work
Many people don’t realize that stress is a safety issue. It has been noted that stress can cause chronic physical ailments if not addressed early. Mental health officials here state that stress can also be the source of work mishaps, and if left untreated, could result in serious mental and physical problems, even suicide. “It comes in to work
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2006
Default Air Force Logo Black History Month comes to a close
Black History Month closes this week and the Travis community saluted the rich African American cultural tapestry with many events during February. Please read further for some final historical notes to this fantastic month. Black History Month began in 1926. Dr. Carter G. Woodson, a scholar and Harvard graduate, established it to widen the
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2006
Default Air Force Logo No-shows for appointments wastes time, money
Since the start of 2006, the David Grant USAF Medical Center has experienced a significant increase in people failing to show up for scheduled appointments. Overall, there were 1,709 “no-shows” across DGMC which represents 6.4 percent of the appointments that were available for the month of January. DGMC’s primary care clinics: primary care, family
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2006
Default Air Force Logo 911: Phoning for emergencies at Travis
The ever-changing worlds of transportation and communication — and the improvements in technology behind them — have enabled us to be a very mobile workforce. Unfortunately, these very same advances, coupled with California’s intra- and interstate highway system has a downside that underscores the problem of the Travis Team’s “mobile warriors” not
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2006
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