(U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Deana Heitzman)
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Challenge coins: A tradition of excellence

Posted April 17, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Deana Heitzman

AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy (AFNS) — Throughout the time we spend in the military, we collect many things. Whether they are mementos, awards or habits, such items are kept to remember those special moments we never wish to forget. Challenge coins are an example of these memories, as they are a form of recognition of…

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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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(U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Jessica H. Smith and Airman Connor J. Marth)
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More than meets the eye

Posted April 17, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Jessica H. Smith

MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho — The word abuse often conjures images of bruises, swollen lips and harsh markings, but abuse is more than meets the eye. It can be much more than physical suffering and can have lasting effects on a person’s well-being. There are four types of abuse, explained Kristina Holubar, 366th Medical Group…

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Peak household goods shipping season almost here

Posted April 10, 2015 by 4th Logistics Readiness Squadron Traffic Management Office

SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE, N.C. — A permanent change of station can be both exciting and stressful for the entire family.  The Traffic Management Office’s goal this summer moving season is to provide you the necessary information to help you get your desired move dates and decrease some move stressors.  In order to do that, we…

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Air Force stands up Task Force Cyber Secure

Posted April 10, 2015 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON, (AFNS) — Chief of Staff of the Air Force General Mark A. Welsh III signed a memorandum on March 20, establishing Task Force Cyber Secure, to address challenges of the cyberspace domain in synchronization, operations and governance within the Air Force and with those organizations it supports. “This task force is fundamental to understanding…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden/Released)
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A-10s deploy to Romania for Operation Atlantic Resolve

Posted April 10, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden

CAMPIA TURZII, Romania — Twelve U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt IIs deployed as a 90-day theater security package in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve to Campia Turzii, Romania, March 30. As part of the deployment, the U.S. and Romanian air forces will be flying together over the plateaus in the heart of Transylvania for Dacian Thunder 2015….

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Draft Supplemental EA open for public review and comment

Posted April 10, 2015 by

The 355th Fighter Wing released the 563rd Rescue Group Personnel Recovery Supplemental Environmental Assessment today for public review and comment. A 30-day comment period follows the release of the document. The comment period will end Monday, May 4, 2015. The draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment (SEA) and draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) evaluates the…

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AF’s updated policy further promotes tobacco-free environments

Posted April 10, 2015 by Air Force Surgeon General Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Air Force has led the military in advancing innovative tobacco control policies, such as the tobacco-free medical campus and prohibiting tobacco use outside “designated tobacco areas.” Now, an updated Air Force instruction, published in March, seeks to further reduce health impacts from smoking, the nation’s leading cause of death. “The Air Force is…

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Exchange rewards academic excellence with “You Made the Grade Program”

Posted April 10, 2015 by

DALLAS — The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is rewarding military students who excel in the classroom with its You Made the Grade program, now in its 15th year. Students in first through 12th grades who maintain a B average or better are eligible to receive a coupon book filled with free offers and…

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Preventing sexual assault in the Air Force is our enduring responsibility

Posted April 10, 2015 by Gen. Larry Spencer, Air Force Vice Chief of Staff 

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — As we begin Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, clear signs point to the progress we have made in combating sexual assault. We can cite encouraging numbers in the areas of prevalence, reporting and convictions; however, this serves as only the beginning of an enduring effort. This effort must continue without pause and we…

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