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Tuesday Aug 19 | Marietta Times

James E. Rittenhouse

James E. Rittenhouse, 88, formerly of Williamstown, most recently living in Manassas, Va., died Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, at Sunrise Assisted Living Home.


Related Topix: Williamstown, OH, US Military, Edwards Air Force Base, US Air Force, Marietta, OH

Tuesday Aug 19 | The Spokesman-Review

Achievements: Military training graduates, Eagle Scouts and Whitworth ...

Air Force Airman Rachel Reisbig is the daughter of Spokane residents John and Sherry Reisbig.


Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force, Spokane, WA, Fort Jackson, US Army, Religion, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism)

Thu Aug 14, 2014

WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

2 'hurricane hunter' planes will get $35M overhaul

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials say the refurbishing won't take the two Orion P-3 propeller planes out of service this hurricane season.


Related Topix: Hurricane, Natural Disasters, US Military, MacDill Air Force Base, US Air Force

Tue Aug 12, 2014

Lewis, Stills and Allison

I read with great interest Patrick Ochs and Kate Magandy's story about Robin Williams and that his mother was from Pass Christian.


Related Topix: Pass Christian, MS, Gary Lewis & the Playboys, Pop/Rock, US Military, US Air Force, Stephen Stills, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

Mon Aug 11, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Tampa City Hall reorganizes to focus on roads and flooding

With plans to boost spending on capital projects, Mayor Bob Buckhorn on Monday unveiled a major City Hall reorganization to put a bigger priority on roads and drainage.


Related Topix: Tampa, FL, University of South Florida, University of Central Florida, University, FL, Troy University, US Military, US Air Force

Hurricane Hunters lend Coast Guard a hand with search and rescue

US COAST GUARD The Coast Guard is coordinating the rescue of 42-foot sailboat Walkabout caught in Hurricane Julio 414 miles northeast of Oahu, Aug. 10, 2014.


Related Topix: US Coast Guard, US Military, US News, Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Julio, US Air Force, Hickam Air Force Base

Fri Aug 08, 2014

The Honolulu Advertiser

Fearless fliers

Air Force Reserve officers and airmen with the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron deployed to Hawaii from Keesler Air Force Base in Mississippi to collect weather data from the storm.


Related Topix: Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Tornado, US Military, US Air Force, US News, North America Travel, Travel, Hawaii Travel

Wed Aug 06, 2014

Star Tribune

Slow Simmer - July Flashback into Much of Next Week

Paul Douglas is a nationally respected meteorologist with 33 years of television and radio experience.


Related Topix: Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Iselle, Natural Disasters, US Military, US Air Force

Tue Aug 05, 2014

Keesler's 403rd Wing holds NCO induction ceremony

Chief Master Sgts. Vincent Armata, left, 403rd Maintenance Squadron aircraft maintenance superintendent, and Christopher Barnby, 403rd Wing Command Chief Master Sergeant, take part in a candle-lighting ceremony at the Senior Non-Commissioned Officer and Non-Commissioned Officer Induction Ceremony held Saturday at the Roberts Consolidated Aircraft ... (more)


Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force

Mon Aug 04, 2014

Red Cross South Mississippi chapter honors volunteers, donors

CECILY CUMMINGS/SPECIAL TO THE SUN HERALDSouth Mississippi chapter board chair Julie Gresham and chapter executive Jay Huffstatler present the Maurice Dantin Volunteer Service Award to Lynda Balch, center, at The American Red Cross South Mississippi Chapter's annual business meeting at VIBE in the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Biloxi on Monday.


Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force

Sun Aug 03, 2014

WLOX-TV Biloxi

You don't downsize at the best installation in the air force

As the United States military continued to downsize, Keesler Air Force Base was scheduled to lose 10 C-130 planes to another base in Arkansas leaving only the Hurricane Hunters to operate out of Keesler.


Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force, US News, Opinion

WLOX-TV Biloxi

Keesler hosts rare induction ceremony

It was a special Saturday at Keesler Air Force Base. Twenty military men and women were inducted as staff sergeants and master sergeants.


Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force

Sat Aug 02, 2014

Boy and Girl Scouts site also home for churches, sports teams and other groups

The sign for Camp Wilkes in Biloxi points the driver off busy Popp's Ferry Road, then into what is obviously a quiet residential area.


Related Topix: Biloxi, MS, US Military, US Air Force

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Gulfport Seabee commander 'fairly confident' numbers will remain

Military cuts have hit the Naval Construction Battalion Center just like most other bases.


Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, US Air Force

Wed Jul 30, 2014

403rd Wing Commander issues comment on Flying Jennies

Monday, Lauren Walck and Paul Hampton wrote of Keesler Air Force Base's 815th Tactical Airlift Squadron -- known as the "Flying Jennies" -- losing its hiring freeze .


Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force, US News

Tue Jul 29, 2014

WLOX-TV Biloxi

South MS military families shop for free school supplies

A Texas-based organization wants to ease one burden for military families as they prepare to send their children to school next week.


Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force, Family, Kids

Mon Jul 28, 2014

"Flying Jennies" lose hiring freeze, remain in limbo

The U.S. Air Force has rescinded restrictions on the 815th Tactical Airlift Squadron, also known as the Flying Jennies, allowing it to replace personnel.


Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force, Little Rock Air Force Base, Thad Cochran, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican