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Medic administers life-saving aid after car crash

Posted March 2, 2018 by Photo and story by Senior Airman RIDGE SHAN

On Jan. 16, 2018, Staff Sgt. Geoffrey Rigby, 56th Medical Operations Squadron physical therapy technician, was sitting in his truck waiting on a red light at the intersection of Dysart and Indian School roads in Glendale. A car suddenly veered into the intersection and struck oncoming traffic. Rigby immediately pulled to the side, turned on…

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Former slave, two-time Olympian becomes Airman

Posted March 2, 2018 by by Airman 1st Class DILLON PARKER

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas — After enduring countless hardships and overcoming numerous obstacles, Airman 1st Class Guor Maker, a dental assistant in technical training, found his way out of war-torn South Sudan, Africa, and into the U.S. nearly 20 years ago. Surviving As one of roughly 20,000 children uprooted by the gruesome Second Sudanese…

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Face of Defense: Sisters in different services train together

Posted March 2, 2018 by Story and photo by DAVID DEKUNDER

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas — Airman 1st Class Gisella Panchana graduated Jan. 30 from the Medical Education and Training Campus. She will begin the next phase of her service in the Air Force by continuing her training as a radiology technician at Travis Air Force Base, California. Even though Panchana, 26, is…

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Air Force FY 2019 budget addresses great power competition

Posted February 14, 2018 by

The Air Force budget request of $156.3 billion for fiscal year 2019 builds on the progress made in 2018 to restore the readiness of the force, increase lethality, and cost-effectively modernize. Secretary of the Air Force Dr. Heather Wilson said the budget request is aligned with the National Defense Strategy, prioritizing long-term competition with China…

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AF upgrades to Windows 10

Posted February 14, 2018 by

In accordance with the Department of Defense mandate, the Air Force must complete the Microsoft Windows 10 migration by March 31, 2018. Any operating system not upgraded by the deadline will be denied access to the network.

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Air Force to institute new method to protect PII

Posted February 9, 2018 by

Air Force officials announced Feb. 6, 2018, emails containing personally identifiable information, and similar numeric constructs, will be blocked from transmission unless the email is encrypted. For members unable to send or receive encrypted emails, members will be directed to utilize the AMRDEC SAFE application. This is not a change in policy, but a new…

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Luke Days welcomes Navy Blue Angels

Posted February 2, 2018 by

The 56th Fighter Wing has moved Luke Days to March 17-18 in order to ensure the public a more robust and dynamic experience. The event is free and open to the public. The upcoming air show marks Luke’s 77th year of operation since its founding in 1941. The show will be headlined, for the first…

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Dentist charters private plane for Puerto Rico

Posted February 2, 2018 by by Tech. Sgt. RACHELLE BLAKE

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. — Every morning her brother wakes up at 2 a.m. to wait in line for gas with the rest of the island. After the 10 or 12 hour wait he moves to another line for five to 10 more hours for two bags of ice, which he brings home for…

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Attitude of gratitude is Airman’s story of resilience

Posted February 2, 2018 by by SHIREEN BEDI

“I already got my running blade,” said an enthusiastic Maj. Stephanie Proellochs. After only taking her first steps in November, Proellochs, a Medical Service Corps officer and recent amputee, was already thinking of how she would be able to run and eventually snowboard with her family. “Since I started walking on my prosthesis there are…

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People First

Posted February 2, 2018 by

Editor’s Note: The following is compiled from information from the Air Force Personnel Center, TRICARE, 355th Force Support Squadron, Airman and Family Readiness Flight, Veterans Affairs, the civilian personnel office and armed forces news services. For the complete story, go to the web address listed at the end of the story. Chief of AF focuses on…

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