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Attitude key to overcoming adversity

Posted September 19, 2013 by Master Sgt. Joshua Potts

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. – Imagine you’re a 36-year-old technical sergeant at the top of your game in aircraft maintenance. The year is 2000, and you’re at Kadena Air Base, Japan, taking care of business on F-15s. A competitive professional with high standards, you get things done. Whenever the need arises, you voluntarily work long hours…

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Exchange’s online mall expands

Posted December 12, 2013 by

DALLAS – The addition of several new stores in the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s Online Mall is adding up to greater selection and savings for military shoppers. Hat Club, World of Powersports and Candy Crush candy boxes have all recently joined more than 40 third party sites offering exclusive discounts and promotions to…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski)
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School is out, 358th FS Inactivates

Posted February 27, 2014 by Senior Airman Camilla Elizeu

The 358th Fighter Squadron officially switched to inactive status Friday, Feb. 21, here. The squadron is inactivating due to Total Force Integration, an Air Force wide active duty, guard and reserve-initiative designed to maintain the combat effectiveness of our forces, while reducing the operational burden in some areas. The 358th FS was first activated as…

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R&R program affected by loss of IDP

Posted May 15, 2014 by Maj. David Faggard

SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. (AFNS)  — Defense officials are urging service members to fully understand the Rest and Recuperation Leave Program, also known as R&R, when deploying to the U.S. Central Command area of operations. Starting June 1, nine countries in the theater of operations including Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab…

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SM-3 IIA team completes TDACS preliminary design review

Posted March 29, 2012 by Staff

TUCSON, Ariz. – Raytheon has completed the preliminary design review of the SM-3 Block IIA’s throttleable divert and attitude control system. Essentially a rocket motor with four main divert nozzles and six attitude control nozzles, the TDACS’s precision propulsion will enable the SM-3 Block IIA to intercept incoming ballistic missiles with pinpoint accuracy. “The TDACS…

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Free National Park entrance for military and family

Posted May 17, 2012 by Staff Sgt. Krystie Martinez and Justin Oakes

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — Members from all branches of the U.S. military gathered at the Colonial National Historical Park in Yorktown, Va. May 15, as the Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar presented a unique opportunity for service members and their families.

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AF Academy instructor vacancies available

Posted July 26, 2012 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, TEXAS (AFNS) — Eligible active duty officers interested in U.S. Air Force Academy instructor opportunities have until Aug. 31 to apply, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced. “This special duty assignment is a controlled, three-year maximum tour and officers must be released by their Air Force Personnel Center core officer assignment…

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HC-130P takes its final flight on D-M

Posted September 20, 2012 by Airman 1st Class Saphfire Cook

The HC-130P executed its final mission at the D-M flightline on Sept. 12. The 79th Rescue Squadron, the only HC-130 squadron on D-M, will soon utilize the HC-130J…

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First combat ready HC-130J arrives at D-M

Posted November 21, 2012 by Senior Airman Michael Washburn

Making its Air Force debut, the first combat ready HC-130J Combat King II touched down on here Nov. 15.

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AF anticipates pay delays for March promotions

Posted January 24, 2013 by Tech. Sgt. Steve Grever

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Officers and enlisted Airmen getting promoted in March will experience pay delays because of the Military Personnel Data System upgrade occurring that month. “Individuals to promote from Mar. 4 to 26 will not get their promotions updated in MilPDS because of the upgrade,” said Lt. Col. Shelley Strong,…

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