When faced with shredding carpets, duct taped areas and tripping hazards with lots of distinguished visitors dropping by, personnel at the Airman Leadership School (ALS) submitted a request for an unfunded project in order to fix the problem. Upon learning that the request had not been approved, leaders at the school sat down as a group and talked with their facility manager, Tech. Sgt. Jennifer Martin.
An electronic form 332 was submitted, they talked to a former Self-Help employee, and within three days, they had two rooms with newly installed carpet and baseboards.
No parking is available near Hangar 204 for today’s ceremony so shuttle buses will transport attendees from The Landing and from the parking lot at the corner of Georgia Street and Wardleigh Road, beginning at 9 a.m. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m.
At the ceremony presided over by Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger, commander of Air Force Materiel Command, multiple events will occur including:
In the next few weeks, the organization that is the 309th Maintenance Wing will ceremonially inactivate and furl its guidons, then pick up and continue working as part of the new Ogden Air Logistics Complex.
Our wing began as the Maintenance Directorate, led by Gene Hathenbruck, followed by the 309th MXW, led by Brig. Gen. Robert McMahon, Brig. Gen. Art Cameron, Brig. Gen. John Cooper and Sue Dryden. I am proud to have served in this honorable lineage.
Col. Scott Long took command of the 388th Fighter Wing in April. At the ceremony in which he received command, Long highlighted the fighter wing's complex mission results in a high operations tempo with the most aggressive flying hour program in the Air Force.
"This nation counts on the 388th Fighter Wing's men and women to rise above the fray and devise unique solutions to solve wicked problems -- that's what distinguishes us as Airmen -- we have a higher calling to serve our nation to keep it free," said Long.
"I'd like to make an official apology. I have had a little time to think about it and I hate to admit it but I was out of line. I probably let my emotions get the best of me and I'd just like to say that I am sorry if I offended you ... I don't know about you, but I feel better that we have cleared the air and now we can move forward and get back to the task at hand."
The 309th Maintenance Wing received a new commander July 5 when Col. Allan E. Day accepted the wing flag.
Held in Building 237, the ceremony included a formation of 45 military and civilian employees from the wing. Day is the fifth leader of the wing since the organization was activated in 2005.
The 309th Maintenance Wing and the Aerospace Sustainment Directorate celebrated the completion of the A-10 Precision Engagement (PE) program with a Final Roll-Out Ceremony on June 22. PE was the single largest and most significant modification program in the history of the A-10 weapon system, culminating the conversion of 349 A-10 A-models to C-models.
It is mandatory for all active duty personnel and all Guard and Reserve members of the military to receive the seasonal flu vaccine. This year's vaccine covers common flu viruses and the H1N1 virus. Unless military members have an exemption, they need to come to the medical group and receive their vaccine. As last year's experience with the H1N1 flu taught us, a new strain of the flu can spread rapidly around the world and may significantly impact our day-to-day operations. There is no reason to wait or delay receiving this vaccine.