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Childhood adversity tests Airman’s resilience

Posted January 14, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev.  — The alarm rings. Yelling is heard from the nearby hallway. As footsteps get closer, Vickie Tippitt knows she is in a world of trouble. Her grandmother bursts through the door. With a rope in hand, Tippitt feels the wrath of child abuse come down on her by her own flesh and…

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AF Safety Center marks 20th anniversary

Posted January 13, 2016 by Keith Wright

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AFNS) — This year the Air Force Safety Center commemorates the organization’s 20th anniversary. Since its designation, the basic mission has remained the same: preserving lives and combat capability through mishap prevention. Safety was originally designated under the Office of the Inspector General at Norton Air Force Base, California, shortly…

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AF officials announce civilian reduction in force

Posted January 8, 2016 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (AFNS) —  In a continuing effort to meet Defense Department funding targets and rebalance the civilian workforce, some Air Force installations will implement civilian reduction in force authorities effective through April 4. Following a major command needs assessment in early August, more than 1,000 civilian overages were identified across 48 Air Force installations going…

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Mishaps increase in FY15 after historic safety year

Posted January 8, 2016 by Darlene Y. Cowsert

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AFNS) — Taking the reins of Air Force chief of safety nearly six months ago, Maj. Gen. Andrew M. Mueller took command on the heels of the safest year in Air Force manned aviation history. Fiscal year 2014 ended with only seven Class A mishaps, which produced a rate of…

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Face of Defense: Air Force becomes a family affair

Posted January 8, 2016 by Air Force Airman 1st Class Larissa Greatwood

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany — For one family, the Air Force was not only the answer to their immediate financial needs, but also the start of a multi-generational journey. Steve Nutt and his wife, Brittany Nutt, decided they were ready for a change. “I was working multiple jobs, only getting a couple hours of sleep…

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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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Mission Spread Holiday Cheer

Posted December 30, 2015 by 2nd Lt. Lacey Roberts

Airmen of the 162nd Wing Arizona Air National Guard's Aerospace Ground Equipment shop embarked on a special mission to make the holidays a little brighter for a deserving family this year.

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Bittersweet – The ups and downs of a military family

Posted December 30, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Jessica H. Evans

Being in the military often means sacrificing many things one can take for granted. Holidays and birthdays are times people expect to spend with loved ones, but that's not always possible for service men and women.

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Bagram honors fallen Airmen

Posted December 30, 2015 by Capt. Bryan Bouchard

Service members from Bagram Airfield came together Dec. 23 to honor the memories of six Airmen killed in an improvised explosive device attack two days earlier.

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Final ruling on Laughlin pilot misconduct released

Posted December 28, 2015 by Air Education and Training Command Public Affairs

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — A recent inquiry, directed by the Chief of Staff of the Air Force, into the investigation and disposition of alleged instructor pilot misconduct at Laughlin Air Force Base has concluded. Based on the Inspector General inquiry and general officer review, it was determined the investigations and subsequent administrative actions…

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