(U.S. Air Force illustration/Senior Airman Megan Friedl)
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Powerlifting duo competes, wins big

Posted April 15, 2016 by Senior Airman Megan Friedl

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (AFNS) — (This feature is part of the “Through Airmen’s Eyes” series. These stories focus on individual Airmen, highlighting their Air Force story.) Co-workers occasionally find common interests between them. For two Airmen at Scott Air Force Base that turned into powerlifting competitions. Master Sgt. David Martin, a 375th Communications…

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AF New Parent Support Program helps families care for infants, toddlers

Posted April 15, 2016 by Prerana Korpe

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AFNS) — Vital to children’s health is development, which occurs in the early years from birth to age 3. As newborns grow into infants and infants become toddlers, they go through a series of developmental milestones such as first words, first steps and skills to wave “hello” or “goodbye.” The needs of…

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AF names candidate bases, criteria for choosing next F-35A sites: D-M tops the list

Posted April 14, 2016 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Air Force officials announced April 12 that Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona; Homestead Air Reserve Base, Florida; Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas; and Whiteman AFB, Missouri, are candidate bases for the first Reserve-led F-35A Lightning II location. The preferred and reasonable alternatives are expected to be selected in…

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SERE: Water survival – preparing Airmen for the sea

Posted April 13, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Sean Campbell

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. — Everything instantly goes dark as a fuselage rises into the air. Winds stir and the water below begins to churn. Strobe lights begin to flash and sounds of simulated gunfire and thunder fill the already chaotic room. As soon as the fuselage is up in the air, it’s back…

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AF Service Activity promotes undead summer bowling league

Posted April 13, 2016 by Steve Warns

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas (AFNS) — The theme of the Air Force Services Activity’s summer bowling league will be based on AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” a popular TV series that revolves around life after a zombie apocalypse. “We have created a fun, healthy and competitive activity for our Airmen that provides positive social interaction,”…

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Civilian employment mentoring leads to understanding

Posted April 11, 2016 by Barry L. Wilkinson

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. – (This is an article out of Offutt AFB about a new mentoring program. We are running this article to inspire the creation of similar programs.) Something exceptional happened when two retired first sergeants — one a team leader from the Airman & Family Readiness Center here, and the other…

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Robinson tapped to be first female combatant commander

Posted April 1, 2016 by Cheryl Pellerin

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter has named a new commander for U.S. Northern Command to be confirmed by the Senate. If confirmed, the new Northern Command chief will be the first woman to lead a U.S. combatant command. Carter made the announcement to pick Gen. Lori J. Robinson during a media interview March…

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Inspired NCO spends career molding Airmen

Posted April 1, 2016 by Senior Airman Victor J. Caputo

MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. (AFNS) — Joshua Smith was 17 years old and starting to earn a reputation for skipping his high school math class every afternoon when he was called into his guidance counselor’s office. The most surprising part of the meeting for Smith was seeing his visibly distressed mother in the office….

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Analyzing failure, realizing success

Posted April 1, 2016 by Col. Ryan Samuelson

AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar (AFNS) — “We have an issue. I’ll call him in and figure out why he failed to…” said the supervisor who walked into my office that sunny day. “Stop,” I said, “find out the facts, let me see the outcome of the mistake, and let me see if I own…

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Airmen reflect on B-1 bomber attacks over Libya

Posted March 29, 2016 by Senior Airman Hailey Staker

ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. (AFNS) — Five years ago, a phone rang in the 28th Bomb Wing vice commander’s office and made history. Less than 72 hours later, on March 27, 2011, more than 1,100 maintenance personnel launched four B-1B Lancer bombers from the Ellsworth Air Force Base flightline in blizzard conditions to support…

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