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  • Tactical Leaders Course enhances Airmen’s leadership skills

    Airmen from the 820th Base Defense Group (BDG) were put to the test in the Tactical Leaders Course, Aug. 5-11, here. The course was geared toward helping squad leaders improve their ability to plan, create operations orders and lead Airmen in tactical situations.
  • 93d AGOW conference raises standards, improves leaders

    Commanders and senior enlisted leaders from 18 units in the 93d Air Ground Operations Wing convened for a conference on raising unit standards and improving leadership here, Feb. 5 through 7. The three-day conference, held every six months, allowed commanders from geographically separated units around the country to meet face-to-face, share best
  • Airmen test resolve during Air Assault Assessment

    Cadres from the 820th Base Defense Group (BDG) evaluated approximately 37 Airmen during an Army Air Assault Assessment (AAA), January 28-31, here. The assessment measured Airmen’s readiness to determine who would be selected to attend the 10-day Army Air Assault School (AAS), at Fort Campbell, Ky. The BDG is one of the few units within the Air Force that sends their Airmen to AAS to enhance their personal readiness and also reinforce their unit’s lethal capabilities.
  • 823d BDS chief retires after 27 years of service

    Houtz enlisted in the Air Force on Oct. 6, 1991. During his 27-year career, he has held numerous leadership roles while supporting Operations Provide Promise, Southern Watch, Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom and Inherent Resolve.
  • Jumpmaster earns senior-rated star

    A member of the 820th Base Defense Group earned his senior-rated parachutist badge, joining the ranks of experienced jumpmasters within the Air Force, Oct. 3, at the Lee Fulp drop zone in Tifton, Ga. Tech. Sgt. Joe Ostrum, 820th Combat Operations Squadron personal parachute program manager, completed the final requirement to obtain a senior rating by fulfilling jumpmaster duties during a static-line jump.
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