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Expanded use-or-lose leave law set to expire soon

Posted April 3, 2015 by

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — With the expiration of a law that allowed service members to carry up to 75 days of leave from one fiscal year to the next, troops should plan to carry no more than 60 days of leave into fiscal year 2016, defense officials recently announced. Service members will automatically lose any accumulated…

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“Super” Airman becomes professional bodybuilder

Posted February 6, 2015 by Samuel King Jr.

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — After a heavy, weight workout, Senior Airman Terrence Ruffin walks over to a row of mirrors in the gym. He strikes a pose and flexes the muscles in his chest, arms and legs. He stares, then smiles at the reflection he sees. He continues in this manner for more than a…

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Green Dot to roll out across the Air Force

Posted January 4, 2016 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Airmen will take the first step of a five-year strategy to decrease interpersonal violence across the service in January when 1,500 Airman implementers attend one of 22 Green Dot prep sessions worldwide. The Air Force contracted the non-profit Green Dot organization to provide these violence prevention tools to the total Air Force…

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AF culture, standards now in the palm of your hand

Posted February 17, 2016 by George Woodward

SHEPPARD AIR FORCE BASE, Texas (AFNS) — A series of mobile applications developed by the 367th Training Support Squadron at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is giving Airmen ready access to Air Force standards, culture and basic doctrine. While the unit — part of the 82nd Training Wing’s 782nd Training Group at Sheppard AFB, Texas…

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Resilience pays off on road to Air Force

Posted March 9, 2016 by Dave Smith

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AFNS) — From being a young boy who could not speak a word of English to an Airman who instructs others on the effects altitude has on the human body, Senior Airman Jae Yu, of the 21st Aerospace Medicine Squadron, practiced resilience far before he ever joined the Air Force. Myong…

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Be a Green Dot

Posted April 27, 2016 by 2nd Lt. Lacey Roberts

TUCSON, Ariz. — In May members of the Arizona Air National Guard’s 162nd Wing located at the Tucson International Airport will take the first step of a five-year strategy to decrease interpersonal violence across the Air Force when the Green Dot violence-prevention initiative gains momentum. The Air Force contracted with the non-profit organization, Green Dot etc. to…

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Face of Defense: Airman finds his life’s direction as maintainer

Posted June 3, 2016 by Air Force Senior Airman Amber Carter

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — Reasons for joining the Air Force are varied. For some, it’s for the benefits, such as job security, higher education and medical coverage. For others, joining is more personal and could be for reasons that involve patriotism or following in the footsteps of a family member. No matter the…

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Federal Voting Assistance Program helps Airmen understand their right to vote

Posted November 16, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — With election season coming around the corner in 2016, Airmen here may not know how to cast their vote. Airmen from around the world have a program to assist them in their right to vote: the Federal Voting Assistance Program. “The voting assistance program is a mandated-by-law program under…

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CAA: Informing, developing the force

Posted May 29, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Beth Anschutz

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Life is full of decisions. Whether making the Air Force a career or using experience drawn from service to springboard into a civilian profession, always looking one or two steps ahead can be a good way to keep options open and set oneself up for success. In the journey…

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Dreamliner lands, defuels at D-M en route to Pima Air & Space Museum

Posted April 17, 2015 by (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey)

(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey/Released) A Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner is towed on a newly widened road to Pima Air & Space Museum as an EC-130H Compass Call flies overhead at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 26, 2015. The 355th Civil Engineer Squadron used this opportunity to conduct training on…

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