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5 hrs ago | The Daily Republic

Travis air refueling squadron honored

The 6th Air Refueling Squadron at Travis Air Force Base was awarded the Albert L. Evans award at the 35th annual Boom Symposium at Scott Air Force Base, Ill.

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15 hrs ago | Daily Herald

Scott air base finalist for agency relocation

Scott Air Force Base in southwestern Illinois is among six finalist sites for a relocation-minded secret government agency that helped coordinate the hunt for Osama bin Laden.

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18 hrs ago | Washington Times

Charleston Joint Base visit by mobility commander

The four-star Air Force general in charge of cargo, personnel, refueling and medical evacuation flights for U.S. forces around the globe is scheduled to visit Joint Base Charleston.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

Belleville News Democrat

Belleville City Council to vote on German Christmas Market

The Belleville City Council will decide Monday night if a German Christmas Market will be held to commemorate Belleville's bicentennial year.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force

WAND-TV Decatur

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Military families from across the Midwest traveled to Monticello Sunday to start a week filled with fun.

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

Sun Jul 06, 2014

Roll Call

Illinois Mourns Passing of Former Sen. Alan Dixon

"From his days as a Police Magistrate in Belleville to his leadership position in the United States Senate, Alan Dixon was known for his honesty, his hard work and his commitment to the state he loved.

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

USA Today

NBC space correspondent writes Neil Armstrong book

There's one thing Jay Barbree wants to make clear - his latest book is not a biography.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, Merritt Island, FL, Brevard County, FL, US Military, US Air Force

Tue Jul 01, 2014

RiverBender.com

Law Helps Military Kids

Illinois has a new law regarding so-called military brats. These are the kids of members of the Armed Forces who are bounced around the country as their parents get new assignments.

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Mon Jun 30, 2014

The Wichita Eagle

Officials break ground at McConnell Air Force Base for tanker facilities

In 2003, U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts carried a rusty piece of a KC-135 refueling tanker into an Armed Services Committee meeting.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force, McConnell Air Force Base, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Pat Roberts

Sat Jun 28, 2014

Belleville News Democrat

Will Belleville open a German Christmas Market?

Organizers of the Belleville Christkindlmarkt believe the unique vendors will draw new shoppers, especially those from Scott Air Force Base who have experienced the holiday festival in Germany.

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Related Topix: Belleville, IL, US Military, US Air Force, Life, Black Friday, Christmas

Belleville News Democrat

No need for new hospital

I see no need to have a new hospital and close St. Elizabeth's in Belleville. The hospital has been here for many years.

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Related Topix: Belleville, IL, O'Fallon, IL, US Military, US Air Force

Belleville News Democrat

Seven miles is far too long

I think it is wrong of St. Elizabeth's Hospital to close the Belle-ville location when they move to O'Fallon.

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Related Topix: O'Fallon, IL, US Military, US Air Force, Belleville, IL

Thu Jun 26, 2014

The Daily Gazette

Scott AFB lands cyber-security squadrons

This June 2013 photo shows the main entrance to Scott Air Force Base near Mascoutah.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force, Scott AFB, IL, Mascoutah, IL, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Dick Durbin

The Miami Herald

Scott AFB lands 320-worker cyber-security effort

An Air Force base in southwestern Illinois soon will be home to two new cyber-security squadrons that will mean 320 new jobs and a $16 million investment in the site.

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Wed Jun 25, 2014

KSDK-TV Saint Louis

320 new jobs coming to SAFB320 new jobs coming to SAFBSen. Dick...

Sen. Dick Durbin and Rep. Bill Enyart announced Wednesday two new cyber protection squadrons are coming to Scott Air Force Base, creating 320 new jobs over the next two years.

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Belleville News Democrat

Scott getting 300-plus cyber-security jobs

More than 300 jobs will be coming to Scott Air Force Base over the next two years, according to a news release from Congressman Bill Enyart's office.

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Business Journal

DoD adding cybersecurity jobs in San Antonio

The Department of Defense plans to beef up its cybersecurity force and will be adding 124 new positions at Joint Base San Antonio as a result.

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Related Topix: Department of Defense, US News, US Politics, Henry Cuellar, Democrat, US Military, US Air Force

Mon Jun 23, 2014

MassLive.com

Westover Air Reserve Base commander Steven Vautrain to leave in September for Pentagon job

Brig. Gen. Steven Vautrain , commander of the 439th Airlift Wing at Westover Air Reserve Base, will end his tenure in September to take a new job at the Pentagon, the airlift wing announced Monday.

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Fri Jun 20, 2014

Belleville News Democrat

New 18th Air Force commander awaits orders as Iraq unravels

Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, the 18th Air Force's newly appointed commander. "What we're doing right now, we're waiting for the tasks that need to come down from our commander-in-chief, so we can answer that call," said Everhart, 53, just after he assumed command of the 18th Air Force in a ceremony Friday morning at Hanger 1 at Scott Air Force ... (more)

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Thu Jun 19, 2014

Belleville News Democrat

MidAmerica may host military aircraft while SAFB's runway is closed

Military aircraft from Scott Air Force Base may use the runway at adjacent MidAmerica Airport while the Air Force's runway is closed for about five months for maintenance work.

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