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NEW HORIZONS well drilling

Posted July 16, 2015 by (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. David J. Murphy)

A Honduras Aguan resident poses for a photo near the well site in Honduras Aguan, Honduras. The well is one of multiple projects going on in and around Trujillo as part of NEW HORIZONS. NEW HORIZONS was launched in the 1980s and is an annual joint humanitarian assistance exercise that U.S. Southern Command conducts with…

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DoD

OPM acts to protect federal workers, others from cyber threats

Posted July 16, 2015 by DoD News

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — U.S. Office of Personnel Management officials announced July 9, the results of the interagency forensics investigation into a recent cyber incident involving federal background investigation data and the steps OPM is taking to protect those affected. In late May, as a result of ongoing efforts to secure its systems, OPM discovered an…

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GPS: Twenty years of positioning, navigation, timing

Posted July 16, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — In the past, leaving the house without an atlas or map full of coordinates and colorful directions sometimes led to the driver leading their passengers through an abyss of twists and turns during a simple trip across town. However, those days came to an end with the explosion of the Global…

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AF revolutionizes study material delivery for FY16

Posted July 16, 2015 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Airmen studying for career development and promotion opportunities will begin to receive study materials solely online by Oct. 1, 2017. Electronic delivery of Career Development Course volumes and Weighted Airman Promotion System study references have been in place for several years with a majority of the materials accessible on Air Education and Training Command…

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(U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Senior Airman Michael Smith)
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DoD

Working group to study implications of transgender service

Posted July 16, 2015 by DoD News, Defense Media Activity

WASHINGTON – A Defense Department working group will study the policy and readiness implications of welcoming transgender persons to serve openly in the military, and its work will presume they can do so unless objective and practical impediments are identified, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced today. In a statement announcing the working group, Carter said…

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Health & Safety

Keeping Airmen healthy and informed through Operation Supplement Safety

Posted July 16, 2015 by Air Force Surgeon General Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — For peak performance, Airmen should eat healthy and exercise regularly. But in the quest to gain an “edge,” many Airmen resort to dietary supplements. Enter Operation Supplement Safety, or OPSS. This Defense Department educational campaign, accessible at www.hprc-online.org/opss, educates the warfighter and healthcare provider on responsible dietary supplement use. While some supplements, such as…

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(U.S. Air Force illustration by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski)
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Commentary

Run to the Sound of the Guns…Be a Servant Leader

Posted July 16, 2015 by Commentary by Maj. Tim Grebs

Many of us have seen the best and worst in leadership throughout the course of our careers as Airmen. Usually we can think of two names, one good and one bad, that personify each bound of the leadership spectrum. This reality leads to the fact that even though we are called to be leaders in…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski)
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Local

Fuel systems repair hangar officially opens

Posted July 16, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski

The 355th Component Maintenance Squadron’s joint fuel cell repair hangar ribbon cutting ceremony was held July 13. The facility was constructed to improve efficiency within the joint fuel cell leading to the reduction in man hours and operating costs. The new hangar is Air Combat Command’s largest aircraft fuel systems repair section. It supports eight…

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Health & Safety

Always take children, pets, elderly when leaving vehicle

Posted July 16, 2015 by Senior Airman James Hensley

The thought of leaving a child in the car during the summer might seem impossible, but it happens. A variety of things including changes in routine for families or just being a new parent can lead to forgetting a child who is fast asleep in the back seat of a car. In some cases it…

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Commentary

Staying safe during flash flood season

Posted July 16, 2015 by Commentary by Staff Sgt. Paul Fernandez

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev.  — July is here with high temperatures and a high chance of flash flooding. The months with the highest probability for thunderstorms are July through September. Las Vegas’ annual rainfall is approximately 4.13 inches, and while this may not seem like a lot of rain, the elevation of Las Vegas makes a…

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