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Air Force BMT introduces innovative Capstone Week

Posted January 30, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Joshua Strang

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Air Force Basic Military Training at JBSA-Lackland will soon restructure its current eight-and-a-half-week course to make room for a new five-day program called Capstone Week, beginning with trainees entering BMT Jan. 27. “Our Basic Military Training today does a tremendous job developing young men and women into Airmen,” said…

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Some temp, seasonal, interim workers eligible for health benefits

Posted January 30, 2015 by Janis El Shabazz

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Some temporary, seasonal and intermittent employees are now eligible for coverage under the Federal Employees Health Benefits program (FEHB), said Office of Personnel Management officials. Temporary, seasonal or intermittent employees who anticipate working 130 or more hours per month for 90 consecutive days are now eligible to receive the same…

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(U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Grace Lee)
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Pilot saves six Marines, earns Distinguished Flying Cross with Valor

Posted January 30, 2015 by Senior Airman Grace Lee

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — It was October 2008 in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom. A Marine had been shot twice in the arm, another in the helmet and the Marine Special Operations Team had three of their weapons damaged by fire. They were outnumbered 11 to one and in desperate need of air…

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Adventure in Alaska: Officer looks to mush dogs in Iditarod

Posted January 30, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Amber Carter

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AFNS) — (This feature is part of the “Through Airmen’s Eyes” series on AF.mil. These stories focus on a single Airman, highlighting their Air Force story.) Snow and trees are all that can be seen for miles while the bitter cold nips at any piece of exposed skin. Maj. Roger…

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Air Force, Army conduct joint service training

Posted January 30, 2015 by Story and photos by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey

U.S. Air Force and Arizona Army National Guard units conducted joint training at a southern Arizona military training range Jan. 20. A-10C Thunderbolt IIs from the 354th Fighter Squadron, based out of D-M, and a UH-60A Black Hawk helicopter from Detachment 1, C Company, 5-159th Air Ambulance, based out of Phoenix, conducted close air support…

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355th Security Forces Squadron armory

Posted January 30, 2015 by

Senior Airman Deiron Armstead, 355th Security Forces Squadron arms room attendant, issues Staff Sgt. Tyler Rivas, 355th SFS NCO in charge of armory operations, a weapon at the armory at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. Defenders who work flight line security, entry control, and patrol are issued weapons every day before their shift and return the…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika)
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Airman pulls woman from burning vehicle

Posted January 30, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — For Tech. Sgt. Justin Mahana, 823rd Maintenance Squadron support section chief, life is about helping those in need. When the 17-year veteran learned a coworker’s truck had broken down two-and-a-half hours away in Lake Havasu, Arizona, he volunteered his truck, trailer and time to help the junior Airman get it back…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devante Williams)
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AFAS steps up with education programs

Posted January 23, 2015 by Senior Airman Devante Williams

Education can be a key to succeeding in life, especially for military members looking to make the Air Force a career. The costs associated with getting an education are on the rise, but the Air Force Aid Society can help take some of stress out of the process for dependents. For more than 70 years,…

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354th Bulldogs improve in-fligh sight

Posted January 23, 2015 by Photos and story by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey

A-10C Thunderbolt II pilots of the 354th Fighter Squadron Bulldogs began flying with a new helmet mounted integrated targeting system. The Scorpion Helmet Mounted Cueing System provides pilots with the ability to rapidly cue sensors or weapons and to designate targets with a high degree of accuracy by simply “looking at” the target or point…

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(U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jordan Castelan)
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AF delivers Iraqi F-16s for training in US

Posted January 16, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Trevor Tiernan

TUCSON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, Ariz. (AFNS) — (Editor’s note: For security reasons, the Iraqi air force pilot is not fully identified) For more than 65 years the Air Force has embraced the concept of flexibility being the key to airpower. Now Airmen from the Arizona Air National Guard are sharing that capacity to find creative ways…

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