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Making a Splash: NCO Goes Deep to Re-Enlist

Posted July 10, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Sergio A. Gamboa

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — A Tyndall Airman re-enlisted in a unique way recently, diving approximately 70 feet under water to swear in for another three and a half years of service. Technical Sgt. Robert Barnes, 325th Communications Squadron quality assurance NCO in charge, wanted his re-enlistment to be one he will always remember. He knew…

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Separated but not alone

Posted July 31, 2015 by by Senior Airman Lauren-Taylor Levin

As the dawn broke out over the mountains, I woke up to the sun peeping through my window. Once I got up I went straight to the kitchen to make my family breakfast yet in the back of my mind, all I could think about was, “how am I going to manage taking care of…

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Air Force successfully launches the AFSPC-5 mission

Posted May 22, 2015 by

The Air Force and its mission partners successfully launched the AFSPC-5 mission aboard the Space and Missile Systems Center procured United Launch Alliance Atlas V launch vehicle at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., May 20, at 11:05 a.m., EST. There were no issues reported with the launch. “Today’s successful launch is the direct result…

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Edwards Civ-Mil holds 26th annual barbecue

Posted August 7, 2015 by by Rebecca Amber

PALMDALE, Calif.—As the rain poured down July 30 at Hacienda Lane Ranch in Palmdale, members of the Antelope Valley and Edwards Air Force Base communities gathered under awnings and fellowshipped. Just 30 minutes later the skies cleared, they dried all the tables and chairs and then enjoyed the 26th Annual Edwards Air Force Base Civilian…

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Deployed 355th SFS Defender received recognition

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SOUTHWEST ASIA  — Airman 1st Class Tinalouise Dunbar, from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, was recently selected by 386th Air Expeditionary Wing leadership as April’s Unsung Hero Award recipient. Dunbar distinguished herself by protecting the US Speaker of the House, 30 distinguished visitors, six Senators and two British members of Parliament. She liaised with the United States Secret…

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Olympic Athletes make it special for everyone

Posted May 15, 2015 by by Linda KC Reynolds

Athletes from the Antelope Valley, Santa Clarita and the greater Tri Valley areas participated in the Special Olympics May 2 at the Palmdale High School where they competed in basketball, track-and-field, swimming and other events. “I couldn’t be more proud of our athletes, our volunteers, our cheerleaders in the stands and especially our military for…

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Veterans visit D.C. monuments, memorials through Honor Flight Network

Posted June 5, 2015 by Senior Airman Hailey Haux

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Whether standing at the Air Force memorial or silently observing the changing of the guard at Arlington National Cemetery, a program gives military veterans the chance to see monuments and landmarks in the Washington metropolitan area. The Honor Flight Network flies veterans here to visit memorials that honor their service to the…

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Wounded Warrior doesn’t let injury interfere with Marine career

Posted July 16, 2016 by Adele Uphaus-Conner

“This seemed like a good way to give back to the Marine Corps and thank them for letting me stick around after I got wounded,” said MSgt. Berle Sigman, a student in the Faculty Advisor Course (FAC) at the Staff Non-Commissioned Officer (SNCO) Academy aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va.

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POW visits Pentagon tribute section, reminisces about hard times

Posted July 17, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Whitney Stanfield

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Retired Col. Leon Ellis was a prisoner of war for 1,955 days during the Vietnam War. During a July 16 visit to the Pentagon, he and his family stopped by the Air Force POW tribute section. Ellis said some painful memories flooded back about his time as a POW as he viewed…

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Pave Hawk maintainers keep rescue birds flying

Posted July 1, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (AFNS) — Airmen assigned to the 41st Expeditionary Helicopter Maintenance Unit here constantly work maintaining HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopters so that the combat rescue mission in Afghanistan can be a success if and when it is needed. The 41st EHMU is part of the 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and is responsible…

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