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Juggling enlisted life and advanced education

Posted March 17, 2016 by Master Sgt. Michael Voss

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. — Now a Ph.D., Chief Master Sergeant Jackie-Lynn Brown recalls her mother pecking away, key by key, on an old, manual typewriter at the dinner table. She remembers her saying, “We can be 10 years older and have our degree or we can be 10 years older and not have…

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Sentinel of space found in Alaskan wilderness

Posted March 16, 2016 by Dave Smith

CLEAR AIR FORCE STATION, Alaska (AFNS) — Among the bears, moose, wolves and wolverines of Alaska’s interior is a silent sentinel of space — Clear Air Force Station. Its personnel keep an eye on things above for the sake of tactical warning of ballistic missile attacks against the U.S. and Canada and space situational awareness. The…

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Trauma czar acts as lynchpin of care when patients clinging to life

Posted March 15, 2016 by Tech. Sgt. Nicholas Rau

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (AFNS) — With the whirl of activity rushing around her and the advice of nearly 20 specialists being presented, it’s the job of Maj. (Dr.) Valerie Sams to decide the medical treatment to go forward with that could ultimately decide whether the patient lives or dies. As the 455th Expeditionary Medical Group…

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Airmen make it rain on ‘Weather Geeks’

Posted March 11, 2016 by 1st Lt. Carrie Volpe

Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia — For some Airmen, being called a weather geek is a term of endearment. Two Airmen from the 557th Weather Wing recently embraced their inner geek and will share their passion and expertise on an upcoming episode of “Weather Geeks” on the Weather Channel. Lt. Col. James Weaver, deputy commander of…

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Air Force continues to pursue total force integration

Posted March 11, 2016 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs  

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Air Force continues to make strides toward total force integration, according to an annual report submitted to Congress March 4. The report is based on recommendations from the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force and focuses on how the force structure should be modified to best fill current and…

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Newest ‘Freedom Flyer’ takes final flight for his B-52 crew

Posted March 10, 2016 by Robert Goetz

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — The events on Dec. 20, 1972, were clearly on the mind of former Air Force pilot Paul Granger as he exited a T-38C Talon following a special hourlong flight March 3 that began and ended on the east flightline at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph. Caught up in the emotional…

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Resilience pays off on road to Air Force

Posted March 9, 2016 by Dave Smith

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AFNS) — From being a young boy who could not speak a word of English to an Airman who instructs others on the effects altitude has on the human body, Senior Airman Jae Yu, of the 21st Aerospace Medicine Squadron, practiced resilience far before he ever joined the Air Force. Myong…

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AF senior leaders brief State of the Air Force

Posted March 8, 2016 by Mike Martin

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III discussed the State of the Air Force during a press conference at the Pentagon March 7. James acknowledged a lot has happened since the last State of the Air Force address in August 2015. “In October,…

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AF announces Operation Colony Glacier casualty recovery

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

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Air Force announced on March 7 the names of two service members who have been recovered from a C-124 Globemaster II that was lost on Nov. 22, 1952. Airmen 2nd Class Thomas Condon and Conrad Sprague have been recovered and will be returned to their families for burial with full military honors….

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1,467 selected for promotion to senior master sergeant

Posted March 4, 2016 by Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — The Air Force has selected 1,467 master sergeants for promotion to senior master sergeant.   To access test and board scores, go to the Virtual Military Personnel Flight via the secure applications page. The selection rate was 12.32 percent, with an average selectee overall score of 533.18. Selectees’ average…

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