Kadena AB Starts Virtual Roll Call

By Airman 1st Class Malia Jenkins, 18th Wing Public Affairs April, 8 2013 KADENA AIR BASE, Japan—The 733rd Air Mobility Squadron is the first in the Air Force to implement and test a virtual Space Available Roll Call program that began March 16 and will run through July on Kadena. “Space-A travel has been the same since it began,” said Master Sgt. Jessica Coombs, 733rd AMS superintendent of passenger operations. “We understand that traveling Space-A is taxing […]

Ann and Roy Crawford Cruise Panama City Beach

My husband, Roy, is one of nine children, so when a party comes up, it’s a good idea to be there! They jokingly say that if you are not there, they will certainly talk about you! There was a mighty big party being planned for Aunt Thelma, who turned 100 years old last August. She lives in Panama City, FL, […]

The USS Arlington Joins the Fleet

Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric Brown April 6, 2013 NORFOLK (NNS)—With an estimated crowd of more than 5,000 on hand here today, USS Arlington (LPD 24) was commissioned and officially joined the U.S. Navy’s fleet. The ship is named for the county of Arlington, VA, and honors the first responders and the 184 victims who died when American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the […]

Five Great Military Beaches in the U.S.

It’s time for a vacation and the beach is the prime destination. Military members and their families planning their beach vacation need look no further. The following list is comprised of five of the greatest military beaches in the United States where military members are the priority. Not only are the beaches pristine, but each location has many support facilities to provide a great vacation spot while on a […]

Stanphills Tour Hawaii

It’s January and the snowbirds are fleeing Oklahoma. We got our 30-day reservation at the Hale Koa Hotel in Waikiki, HI, but were unsuccessful in our attempt to stay a couple of days at Bellows Air Force Station on Oahu’s eastern beach. When we arrived at the Hale Koa, friends from Chicago and Washington State were waiting for us. When friends are waiting with drinks, check-in […]

The Gardners Take Us Beyond The Sand In Hawaii

It’s not that we’re experts. It’s just that we’ve been visiting the island of Oahu for 14 years. We are blessed with many island friends, so we’re out and about with them all the time. Hopefully we can share some insider tips to make your next trip more enjoyable. In this article we’ll talk about the non-touristy things to do; next time it’ll be places to eat; and finally, […]

Lyn and John Morrey explore the Mediterranean!

This narrative may be most helpful for Mediterranean adventurers having additional travel time, once their cruise ship docks. Our final cruise port was outside Rome. More specifically, Civitavecchia, Italy, a seaport town one hour northwest of the city. For us then, the most economical transport into Rome was by train. But we’d recommend walking out to the rail station ONLY if handling limited luggage; i.e., we […]

Space-A Air Travel 101

Alright, settle down and listen up, class. The following tips and instructions for flying on the Department of Defense Space-Available (Space-A) flights can also be found on the Air Mobility Command travel website at http://www.amc.af.mil/amctravel/. Thank you to the good folks at AMC who keep the website up to date and keep our “Space-A Warriors” moving. […]