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AAFES partners with military relief funds to help Soldiers, Airmen in need
Soldiers, Airmen and other authorized shoppers can donate to Army Emergency Relief, or AER, or the Air Force Assistance Fund, or AFAF, at the register at any Exchange. Shoppers have the option to donate in increments of $1, $5 and $10 or can enter in a custom amount. Online donations can made in $5 increments during checkout at ShopMyExchange.com.
July 13, 2020 - Soldiers, Airmen and other authorized shoppers can donate to Army Emergency Relief, or AER, or the Air Force Assistance Fund, or AFAF, at the register at any Exchange.

USAMMC-E says farewell to retiring commander during Change of Command ceremony
Col. Doug LeVien, right, passes the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Center-Europe's colors to incoming commander, Col. Shane Roach, during a Change of Command ceremony on July 9. Outgoing commander Col. Jonathan B. Butler is pictured on the right. LeVien, deputy commander of 21st Theater Sustainment Command, served as the representative for Col. Michael Lalor, commander of Army Medical Logistics Command. Lalor presided over the ceremony remotely from Fort Detrick, Maryland.
July 13, 2020 - Leaders at the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Center-Europe bid farewell to and recognized the 28-year military career of its outgoing commander, Col. Jonathan B. Butler, during a Change of Command ceremony on July 9.

No Place for Racism, Discrimination in U.S. Military, Milley Says
Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper and U.S. Army Gen. Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff provide testimony to the House Armed Services Committee on Department of Defense authorities and roles related to civilian law inforcement in Washington D.C., July 9, 2020.
July 13, 2020 - Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper testified about the military role in wake of the killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis policemen in May.

652nd Regional Support Group Transfers Authority to 297th RSG
Command Sgt. Maj. Duane Hedrick, command sergeant major of the 652nd Regional Support Group, left, and Col. Erica Herzog, the commander of the 652nd RSG, case the unit colors during  the Relief in Place/Transfer of Authority ceremony July 8 in the hangar of the Powidz Air Base, Powidz, Poland. During the ceremony, the 652nd RSG, an Army Reserve unit out of Helena, Montana, transferred authority of the 11 base camps they conducted base operations for across Poland to the 297th RSG, a National Guard unit from Alaska. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Master Sgt. Ryan Matson, 652nd Regional Support Group)
July 13, 2020 - The 652nd Regional Support Group took a big step in wrapping up their 10-month deployment to Poland on Wednesday when they held a Relief in Place/Transfer of Authority ceremony at Powidz Air Base in Powidz, Poland.
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MEDEVAC: How to Get BAM Window Parts
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Aug. 6, 2020 - The Black Hawk Advanced MEDEVAC (BAM) window on your MEDEVAC consists of several parts that can be replaced at the unit level.

Air Conditioners: Cool New TM
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Aug. 6, 2020 - TM 11-4120-439-13&P (May 20) is the new operator and field maintenance manual, including repair parts and special tools list (RPSTL), for air conditioner HD-1264/U, NSN 4120-01-651 9326, P/N 63-2833974-1, and air conditioner HD-1265/U, NSN 4120-01-661-0746, P/N 63-2833974-2. This info is also included on EM 0392.

SGM Houston 'out' after 28 years of Army service
Recently retired Sgt. Maj. Ronald Houston, U.S. Army Financial Management Command Operations senior enlisted advisor, smiles as he holds his certificate of retirement from the U.S. Army at the Maj. Gen. Emmett J. Bean Federal Center in Indianapolis July 17, 2020. Houston was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, and he joined the Army as a financial management specialist in May 1992, four days after graduating from high school.
Aug. 6, 2020 - Sgt. Maj. Ronald D. Houston, U.S. Army Financial Management Command Operations and Intelligence senior enlisted advisor, retired after more than 28 years of military service during a ceremony at the Maj. Gen. Emmett J. Bean Federal Center in Indianapolis July 17.

CH-47F: Another Tow Option for Chinook
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Aug. 6, 2020 - This article initially appeared in PS 795 (Feb '19), pp. 22-23. Mechanics, if your unit still has the Chinook’s old single axle/wheel tow bar, you have to rotate the left rear wheel 120 degrees before hookup. That’s to keep the landing gear from snapping during towing.

WH-400 Water Heater: Knock Out Lockout
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Aug. 6, 2020 - This article initially appeared in PS 761 (Apr '16), p. 45. The WH-400 water heater works on a simple principle, operators. You turn it on, the fuel valve opens and sprays fuel through the fuel nozzle, and the electrodes energize to create a spark that lights the fuel.