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Colorblind Airman overcomes hurdles to succeed as artist

Posted January 21, 2016 by Senior Airman Kristin High

OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea (AFNS) — (This feature is part of the “Through Airmen’s Eyes” series. These stories focus on individual Airmen, highlighting their Air Force story.) Ludwig van Beethoven once said, “Don’t only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets; art deserves that, for it and knowledge can raise man…

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Cyberbullying: What can parents do?

Posted October 13, 2015 by Senior Airman Sarah Hall-Kirchner

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (AFNS) — According to the Pew Research Center, in 2000, about half of adults in the U.S. were online and only 3 percent of American households were using broadband for internet access at home. That number increased and in 2014, Pew reported that 87 percent of American adults use the…

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How we quit smokin’

Posted November 20, 2015 by Greg L. Davis

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. (AFNS) — “Smoke in the cockpit! Smoke in the cockpit!” the flight crew yells in unison. Then the dreaded radio transmission goes out: “Declaring an IFE (in flight emergency); request immediate return to base for landing.” Moments before the troubling exclamations occurred, the flight crew of the massive C-5M Super…

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Dispelling remotely piloted aircraft myths

Posted May 21, 2015 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Public interest in remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) continues to grow thanks to increasing non-military uses and portrayal in popular culture. For the Air Force, remotely piloted aircraft are and will continue to be a vital mission set delivering vital airpower to combatant commanders throughout the world. While the demands placed upon the Airmen charged…

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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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Carter takes office as 25th Defense secretary

Posted February 20, 2015 by Cheryl Pellerin

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Ash Carter became the 25th secretary of Defense Feb. 17, after having served previously as deputy defense secretary, defense acquisition chief and assistant secretary for global strategic affairs. President Barack Obama nominated Carter for the position — calling Carter an innovator and a reformer who knows the Defense Department inside and out…

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Kabul Afghan Airmen complete FAST training

Posted January 9, 2015 by Senior Master Sgt. J. LaVoie

FOWARD OPERATING BASE OQAB, Afghanistan (AFNS) — As American security forces transition to Resolute Support, it is important that Afghan security forces can secure their own country. Recently another step was taken in this direction when eight Afghan air force security forces airmen graduated the first Kabul Air Wing Fly-Away Security Team training, providing additional…

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Intel paints battlefield picture from windowless room

Posted February 5, 2016 by Tech Sgt. Nicholas Rau

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (AFNS) — In a windowless room, illuminated only by the light of computer screens, intelligence Airmen of the 455th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron paint a picture of the battlespace clear as day. With intelligence gathered from multiple platforms, from ground forces to satellites, the unit collects, analyzes, and formulates up-to-date reports for…

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MiCARE provides faster care

Posted November 2, 2015 by Kevin M. Hymel

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AFNS) — Capt. Jennifer Varney likes to come to work early. As a family nurse practitioner and family health flight commander at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, she arrives at the base’s Family Health Clinic around 5 a.m. and checks the MiCARE site for any overnight patient emails. If a patient requested…

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AF chief scientist testifies before Congress on autonomy in future defense systems

Posted November 30, 2015 by Senior Airman Hailey Haux

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The chief scientist of the Air Force testified before the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities on Capitol Hill Nov. 19. During his testimony, Greg L. Zacharias spoke of the Air Force’s vision for autonomy in future defense systems and the goal to have effective teams of humans and…

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