USAFE Enlisted Heritage News

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012 - 4:36AMBy:

The USAFE Enlisted Heritage Committee would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!

Operation UNIFIED PROTECTOR Mission Added

Friday, September 21st, 2012 - 2:40AMBy:

Operation Unified ProtectorCode name NATO gave to protecting Libyan civilians from the government loyal to Gaddafi. Enforced arms embargo and a no-fly zone in accordance with U.N.

View the Operation UNIFIED PROTECTOR story.

USAFE's 2011 NCO of the Year Accomplishments

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012 - 5:16AMBy:

TSgt GravesThe USAFE NCO of the Year for 2011, TSgt Robert Graves, shared a few of his accomplishments with us.

Check out TSgt Robert Graves' heroic accomplishments.

AF 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year Article Added

Thursday, August 30th, 2012 - 6:44AMBy:

SMSgt HernandezWe are honored to have USAFE's pick for the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year 2012, SMSgt Emilio Hernandez, share some of his accomplishments with us.

Check out SMSgt Hernandez's outstanding achievements.

Congrats to our new 2012E05 (SSgt) Selects!

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012 - 9:25AMBy:

SSgt rankHere are the 2012 Staff Sergeant Results

View our WAPS Calculator to double check your points!

Congrats Staff Selectees!

New Facebook Page

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012 - 8:52AMBy:

Facebook LogoIn order to make our posts/pictures more publicly accessible, we created a new USAFE Enlisted Heritage Facebook page.

Please "like" us!

Lindsey Air Station Page

Thursday, July 26th, 2012 - 2:48PMBy:

7100 ABW Named in honor of Capt Darrel R. Lindsey, it was the prior USAFE HQ base and was a European Air Transport Service hub.

See the history and origin of Lindsey Air Station, Germany.

New USAFE Aircraft Pages Added

Friday, July 20th, 2012 - 2:43PMBy:

Aircraft IconWe have added a bunch of new pages to cover some more of the aircraft assigned to USAFE.

Check out the F-4 Phantom, A-10 Warthog, SR-71 Blackbird, MH-53M Pave Low IV, Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker, and the B-24 Liberator!

Ramstein C-5 Crash Feature

Monday, July 9th, 2012 - 12:51PMBy:

The C-5 Galaxy crash story has been relocated from the Operation DESERT SHIELD page. We would like to sincerely thank MSgt Mike Miller (Ret) for providing to us some never before pictures and video of the tragic crash.

2012 E-6 Technical Sergeant Selects

Thursday, June 21st, 2012 - 9:59AMBy:

The Air Force worldwide statistics for cycle 12E6: Number Eligible: 37,402; Number Selected: 8,515; AF-Wide Selection Rate: 22.77%. The average score for those selected was 321.94, with an average time in grade of 5.39 years and time in service of 10.58 years. Weighted factor averages included the following: 132.69 for EPRs, 5.59 for decorations, 75.37 for the promotion fitness exam and 55.39 for the specialty knowledge test.

Congrats! View our newest 2012 TSgt Selects!

Ramstein AB Page Updated

Thursday, June 21st, 2012 - 6:36AMBy:

Ramstein Air Base has gone from a foothold for the United States in Europe during the cold war, to a major stanchion in operations in the Middle East and Africa.

View the updated Ramstein AB, Germany page.

Aviano Air Base Page Updated

Thursday, June 21st, 2012 - 6:35AMBy:

Dating back to post World War I, Aviano Air Base has a rich heritage, from Italian flight training to Luftwaffe control during World War II, to a US Fighter base.

View the updated Aviano AB, Italy page.

USAFE Outstanding Airmen of the Year 2011

Thursday, June 14th, 2012 - 6:34AMBy:

We have added the recipients of the USAFE Outstanding Airmen of the Year award for 2011. Congratulations!

Happy Memorial Day

Monday, May 28th, 2012 - 6:39AMBy:

The USAFE Enlisted Heritage team would like to wish everyone a happy and safe Memorial Day!

Please take some time and visit our Fallen Airmen section to reflect on some of the ultimate sacrifices that USAFE Airmen made.

Research & Web Assistance Needed

Friday, March 16th, 2012 - 5:16PMBy:

Are you interested in history, missions, and other related areas that pertain to us enlisted?

We are looking for current and/or historical research members who can continue to populate our site with more and more information.

Or...are you good at programming or web design?

We are also looking for members with knowledge of PHP, HTML, CSS, and MySQL databases to continue to improve the features and functionality of this site.

The only requirement for both is that you are or were a USAFE enlisted member.

Please contact us if you are interested!

Online WAPS Calculator (Updated)

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012 - 2:47PMBy:

Senior Master Sergeant stripesWe just updated our Online WAPS Calculator for members testing for SMSgt and CMSgt. Also, the date of rate (DOR) and service date fields have been upgrade so you can just put the date in there instead of calculating the number of years/partial years. It should be much more streamline and accurate. Good luck!

New Aircraft Added

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012 - 12:42PMBy:

Lots of new USAFE Aircraft added to our site including: the MC-130 E/H Combat Talon, the HH-60G Pave Hawk, and the C-130 Hercules.

AFSC and Rank Search

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012 - 6:40AMBy:

Searching for a particlar AFSC or Rank in our Enlisted Visual Biography database just got a lot easier. If you use the search box up at the top, then you can type in the AFSC or occupation title, or rank.

Comments Feature Added

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 - 7:19AMBy:

The social aspect of our site just got way better! We now have the option for you to be able to comment on pages throughout our site. You just need to submit your enlisted visual biography and then log in to comment on the page. We hope you enjoy this new feature!

Fallen Airmen Upgraded

Sunday, February 19th, 2012 - 4:51PMBy:

Purple HeartThe Fallen Airmen pages have been upgraded to have a lot more information, photos, and display some of the medals that the USAFE members, who gave the ultimate sacrifice, received.

Order of the Sword History & Update

Sunday, February 19th, 2012 - 4:28PMBy:

SrA Morgan hold USAFE Order of the SwordWe added the history behind the Order of the Sword to give you a better picture of where the tradition came from and how it evolved. Thanks to SrA Matthew Morgan for wielding the USAFE sword!

Air Force & USAFE Information Dominance Award Winners 2011

Friday, January 20th, 2012 - 12:51AM

Cyberspace BadgeWe just updated all the 2011 Winners for General John P. Jumper Award for Excellence in Warfighting Integration and the Air Force Information Dominance Annual Awards to reflect our new Air Force winners. Congratulations Communicators!

Additions to your story!

Saturday, January 14th, 2012 - 10:48AM

You can now add the USAFE units you were assigned to on your story. Also, you can add custom awards and achievements you received.

Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 25th, 2011 - 10:55AM

The USAFE Enlisted Heritage Council would like to wish everyone a happy holidays!

Uniforms and Decorations

Sunday, December 25th, 2011 - 7:15AM

Defense Meritorious Service MedalMeritorious Service MedalLots of new uniforms added like US Army Air Force, Blue Shade 84 Service Dress, and the Retrofit Service Dress. Also lots of new decorations including Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, Aerial Achievement Medal, Joint Commendation Medal, and Air Force Commendation Medal. If we have recipients of these medals in the database, then they will be displayed on the bottom. More to come...

Joint and Air Force Achievement Medals Added

Saturday, December 17th, 2011 - 7:24AM

Joint Service Achievement MedalAir Force Achievement MedalThe criteria, history, and recipients for the Joint Service Achievement Medal and Air Force Achievement Medal has been added. It will show you who has all received the medals that has submitted their story.

RAF Lakenheath Page Added

Friday, December 16th, 2011 - 4:51PM

The RAF Lakenheath page was created tonight. It will be built up a lot more in the near future, but you can view all the award recipients and fallen airmen from there.

Sembach Annex Added

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011 - 2:25PM

Courtesy of the Sembach Veterans Organization, we added a heritage page for Sembach Annex.

Brand New Search Options

Monday, December 5th, 2011 - 10:34PM

In attempt to make it easier to navigate the site, we added a full site search results page and also upgrade the instant search functionality.

New Army Achievement and Commendation Medal Option

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011 - 7:44AM

We just added the Army Achievement and Commendation Medal options to the site. See what MSgt Gravenor's profile looks like. You can easily modify your existing profile after you login.

Profile Photo Option

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011 - 7:43AM

We now have the option of adding in your photo with your profile; you might have already noticed a few out there. Shoot us an email with the photo you want uploaded and we will put it on there for you! Here is Chief Williamson's example.

New Web Hosting Provider

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011 - 3:41AM

Our site has been transferred over to a new web hosting provider. It should much faster and reliable than before. Enjoy!

History of the Air Force Uniform

Monday, November 28th, 2011 - 3:19PM

The Air Force uniform history has been added to the main uniform page. This was taken directly from the 1951 Airman's Handbook.

Revamped Contact Us Feature

Monday, November 21st, 2011 - 2:26PM

You will no longer to need to open an outside email application to send us an email. We created a new and streamlined Contact Us page.

TSgt Ted Hofknecht - Grateful Nation Award

Friday, November 18th, 2011 - 12:57AM

TSgt Ted Hofknecht - Combat Controller has received the Grateful Nation Award. The JINSA Grateful Nation Award was established in 2003 and only six Service members are recognized with that award annually for superior conduct in the War on Terrorism.

USAFE Portraits of Courage Stories

Friday, November 18th, 2011 - 12:55AM

Two Portraits in Courage features were added today. SSgt Robert Gutierrez - Combat Controller and MSgt Neil Jones - Explosive Ordinance Disposal.

USAFE Outstanding Airmen of the Year Updated

Sunday, November 13th, 2011 - 1:34PM

We added all the USAFE Outstanding Airmen of the Year Award winners from 2003 till now. This also includes those selected for the AF 12 OAY.

New Enlisted Partnership Pages

Saturday, November 12th, 2011 - 8:32AM

We added three new stories to our Enlisted Coalition Partnerships page. They highlight partnerships with Bulgaria, Slovenia and Croatia.

USAFE Order of the Sword Recipients

Sunday, November 6th, 2011 - 12:40PM

We have added a USAFE Order of the Sword Recipients page today recognizing those who made significant contributions to us enlisted. So far, we have had 19 recipients and the oldest dates back to 1972.

Paris ATCLO Photos Added!

Friday, October 14th, 2011 - 3:00AM

We received some new and old Paris ATCLO photos from MSgt Toppin. Check out the updated Paris ATCLO page!

Individual Base Enlisted Heritage Pages

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011 - 2:48PM

We now have a few bases throughout USAFE that have their own Enlisted Heritage page. Check them out below!

New Aircraft Pages

Thursday, August 25th, 2011 - 7:40AM

We redesigned our USAFE Aircraft page and added in some pages to show you what Mildenhall and Lakenheath specifically had.

Migration to PHP Scripting Language

Sunday, August 14th, 2011 - 1:53PM

Today we migrated from legacy ASP to PHP. It allows us to have a much more powerful website and give you guys the best experience. A lot of links were changed and many search engines will have the old links for a few weeks. Please use the navigation menus above or the search box for locating content. Thanks!

Enlisted Reading List

Sunday, August 14th, 2011 - 12:18PM

We just created a Enlisted Reading List page to provide you with some suggestions for USAFE and enlisted oriented books. Check out the Enlisted Reading List

12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year Added

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011 - 1:29PM

We added those selected for the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year from 2005-2011. Check out the 12 OAY and Milestone Achiever Page.

Site Restructure

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011 - 2:18PM

We are in the process of moving all the pages around into a more logical and organized fashion. So please bare with us as we work through this process. We are also redesigning a few cosmetic items and your browser might have cached the old content, so we ask that you just hit "F5" if something looks out of the ordinary! Danke!

New Feature: Search Bar

Saturday, July 16th, 2011 - 2:43AM

We added a search bar throughout the site so you can easily and quickly search for fellow enlisted folks. Try it out!

Facebook and Twitter Added and Redesign

Thursday, July 14th, 2011 - 9:21AM

We just added sharing options for you on Facebook and Twitter. Just click on one of the buttons on the top to share the page with all your friends! We also made some significant design changes. So if you are having issues with the page formatting, please manually refresh your browser. Enjoy!

Google +1

Sunday, June 5th, 2011 - 8:38AM

We have introduced the brand new Google +1 to a few of our pages. So if you like the page, then give us some feedback by hitting the "+1" button at the top of the page if you see it. Thanks!

Tons of new features!

Friday, May 27th, 2011 - 9:40AM

All of your medals will now be displayed, Added in some functional badges vs AFSC, Your citation/story/quote will now be displayed, Login feature for you to modify your data. Enjoy!

Looking for Help

Thursday, May 26th, 2011 - 1:36PM

We are looking for a few more to add to our enlisted heritage web team. Currently, we are requesting USAFE enlisted volunteers with knowledge in the following areas: MySQL Databases, Classic ASP, Graphic Design, HTML and CSS coding. Email Us if you are interested!

Submit your Biography!

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011 - 3:01AM

From bases to medals, you can enter and share all your information with fellow past and present USAFE patrons! Submit your biography