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Internship program offers hands-on experience in military setting

Posted May 6, 2016 by Steve Warns

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas (AFNS) — Graduating college seniors interested in hands-on experience working with child and youth programs on military installations worldwide are encouraged to sign up for the Military Extension Internship Program (MEIP). The MEIP enables students to integrate their schooling with more professional knowledge and skills gained through practical, real-world work…

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Putting mental health in focus

Posted May 6, 2016 by Prerana Korpe

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AFNS) — Nearly one in five adults, or 43 million Americans, has a diagnosable mental disorder, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Contrary to many other brain disorders, effective treatments are available for mental disorders. May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time of year to bring awareness to mental…

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Air University wargamers battle to keep America’s lights on

Posted May 5, 2016 by Senior Airman Tammie Ramsouer

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. (AFNS) — Cyber experts from across the military, government agencies and private industry joined forces here April 27, to mitigate future cyberattacks within the U.S. The Air Force Cyber College’s two-day wargame brought the CIA, FBI, Goldman Sachs and others into participation. Security experts analyzed how they handled cyberthreats independently,…

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Female Air Force officer looks to take on Marine martial arts course

Posted May 5, 2016 by Senior Airman Jaeda Tookes

MALMSTROM AIR FORCE BASE, Mont. (AFNS) — First Lt. Elizabeth Guidara, a 12th Missile Squadron missile combat crew commander at Malmstrom Air Force Base, is training to become the first Air Force female officer to go through the Marine Corps Martial Arts Center of Excellence. “Once I finish the course, I will be a certified…

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Introspection

Posted May 4, 2016 by Chief Master Sgt. Jack Johnson Jr.

NORFOLK, Va. (AFNS) — We were all created different. We think differently, perceive things differently and interpret success and failure through very different lenses. At each person’s unique period in life, they begin to look back, wondering if they truly made a difference. For many, that difference can only be defined by one’s self, regardless…

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Air Force clubs to award $23,000 in scholarships

Posted April 29, 2016 by Carole Chiles Fuller

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas (AFNS) — May 20 is the deadline to apply for the 2016 Air Force Club Scholarship Program. During the past 17 years, the program has provided college tuition assistance to more than 440 Air Force Club members and their eligible family members. As in the past, applicants must be club…

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AF family shares experience with child’s autism

Posted April 29, 2016 by Prerana Korpe

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AFNS) — Four-year-old Dawson Stock loves music and instruments; his mother says he is obsessed with the violin. He knows the alphabet forward and backward and is ready to read. Dawson is teaching himself the sign-language alphabet. He knows his numbers and how to add. Dawson is a high-functioning child. This was…

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New urgent care pilot program for Prime beneficiaries

Posted April 28, 2016 by TRICARE.mil Staff

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AFNS) — To increase access to care, the Defense Department is launching an Urgent Care Pilot Program for TRICARE Prime beneficiaries. This program allows Prime enrollees two visits to a network or TRICARE-authorized provider without a referral or prior authorization.   The Urgent Care Pilot Program, scheduled to begin May 23, is…

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Airman ‘re-blued’ by honoring past service members

Posted April 27, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Stormy Archer

Hand-picked to serve as a member of the United States Air Force, my standards of conduct and level of professionalism must be above reproach, for I represent all others in my service. Others earned the right for me to wear the ceremonial uniform, one that is honored in a rich tradition and history. I will…

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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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