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From the Archives: 459th Air Refueling Wing comes home

“Get on the bus,” he screams. He stomps his feet and cups his hands around his mouth. “You get on the bus now.” It’s a twilight zone scene, watching the 30-month-old boy ordering his father onto a school bus. The tarmac tamper tantrum is greeted with laughter from the crowd; tears well in his mother Heather’s eyes. If it was any place else she probably would have scolded him, but Elijah Vibar and his twin sister Laila are waiting to see their father, United States Air Force mechanic Mark Vibar, for the first time in four months. He’s late.

Decline in Fitness

Union blocks efforts to require physical fitness of police at Andrews

The nation’s largest federal employee union has blocked the U.S. Air Force from implementing basic fitness standards for civilian police officers at Joint Base Andrews, home to Air Force One.

Cakewalk

Obama Afghan Night Raid Ends with Birthday Cake for Daughter of Democratic Donor

President Obama’s trip to Afghanistan, which lasted just 6 hours and 5 minutes, ended with birthday cake for the President and the White House press corps even as Kabul erupted in violence, according to the pool report.