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World

Meet the Airmen of Wake Island

Posted August 18, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel

ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam (AFNS) — About 1,500 miles east of Guam, in the middle of nowhere in the Mid-Pacific, lies the small coral limestone atoll of Wake Island. Ahead of Guam by about two hours, a select group of four Airmen here are the first Americans to turn the calendar page every day….

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Health & Safety

Sun safety now pays dividend later

Posted August 18, 2015 by Senior Airman Grace Lee

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Arizona — Having fun in the sun is great while at the the beach, river, hiking and other outdoor activities, but too much exposure and not enough protection can lead to sunburn. Sun damage can lead to skin cancer. “The sun can do a lot of damage to our skin, with most people…

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U.S.

Motivated by education, opportunity: Airman finds second home with AF

Posted August 18, 2015 by Senior Airman Diana M. Cossaboom

SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. (AFNS) — (This feature is part of the “Through Airmen’s Eyes” series. These stories focus on individual Airmen, highlighting their Air Force story.) Many words are used to describe the United States; some call it the land of plenty, freedom or equality, but at least one Airman regards it as…

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Air Force

Recruiters: Keepers of the keys

Posted August 18, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Joshua Strang

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Without keys, the vehicle doesn’t start. An Air Force career is much like taking a car for a drive. The trip has hills and valleys representing the highs and lows most Airmen experience as they take their career for a quick four-year spin around the block, or on a…

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Veterans

Raytheon, No Barriers seek wounded warriors for transformational expedition

Posted August 18, 2015 by Staff

Injured in Afghanistan when a rocket-propelled grenade struck near a Humvee, Nick Colgin suffered a traumatic brain injury. The decorated Army vet could no longer spell his own name or walk without a cane. In fact, he could barely speak. “I came home with this disability that I never expected which was thrust on me in one quick explosion,” Colgin…

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DoD

Lockheed’s Legion Pod: Five fast facts

Posted August 18, 2015 by

At Lockheed Martin, our targeting systems and sensors have a long history of innovation. Since the 1970s, we’ve utilized internal investment and pre-planned product improvement programs to provide warfighters with the latest and greatest in targeting technology. From our LANTIRN pods, M-TADS/PNVS and Missile Launch Detector to Target Sight System and Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod,…

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Local

MDA awards Raytheon study contract for Multi-Object Kill Vehicle concept

Posted August 18, 2015 by

TUCSON, Ariz.–The U.S. Missile Defense Agency awarded Raytheon Company a $9,775,608 competitive cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for a Multi-Object Kill Vehicle concept that can destroy several objects within a threat complex by considering advanced sensor, divert and attitude control and communication concepts. “We fully support the Missile Defense Agency’s goal of increasing the effectiveness and reliability of…

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Use your GI Bill wisely

Posted August 18, 2015 by Chief Master Sgt. Scott Robbins

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.  — Use Your GI Bill Wisely–It’s Worth More Than You Think. I’m constantly preaching to my Airmen about how completing a CCAF and Bachelor’s degree program will further their career opportunities in and out of the Air Force.  However, with a little bit of forethought, planning and the full utilization of all…

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Air Force

Undergrad flying training applications due in November

Posted August 18, 2015 by Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — The 2016 Air Force Undergraduate Flying Training selection board will convene Jan. 25-28 to select applicants for 2016-2017 pilot, remotely piloted aircraft, combat systems officer and air battle manager training opportunities. Eligible active duty officers must apply by Nov. 20 and selection results will be released in February…

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Events

D-M to host “Meet & Greet Night” in Tucson

Posted August 17, 2015 by

Davis-Monthan AFB leadership is scheduled to host a “Meet & Greet” for the local community Aug. 26 at 6 p.m. at Rincon High School. The event will give the Tucson community an opportunity to learn about current D-M missions and meet some of the Airmen assigned to the base. Davis-Monthan’s Commander, Col. James Meger, will…

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