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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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Remembering Pearl Harbor: A ‘body blow’ to America

Posted December 10, 2015 by Sean Kimmons

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — When the first bombs exploded on a nearby airfield, marking the start of the Japanese sneak attack on the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, Edward Davis and others scrambled from a chow hall. The 94-year-old Army veteran said he and other Soldiers were having breakfast at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, when Japanese aircraft…

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Expanded use-or-lose leave law set to expire soon

Posted April 3, 2015 by

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — With the expiration of a law that allowed service members to carry up to 75 days of leave from one fiscal year to the next, troops should plan to carry no more than 60 days of leave into fiscal year 2016, defense officials recently announced. Service members will automatically lose any accumulated…

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“Super” Airman becomes professional bodybuilder

Posted February 6, 2015 by Samuel King Jr.

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — After a heavy, weight workout, Senior Airman Terrence Ruffin walks over to a row of mirrors in the gym. He strikes a pose and flexes the muscles in his chest, arms and legs. He stares, then smiles at the reflection he sees. He continues in this manner for more than a…

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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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AF culture, standards now in the palm of your hand

Posted February 17, 2016 by George Woodward

SHEPPARD AIR FORCE BASE, Texas (AFNS) — A series of mobile applications developed by the 367th Training Support Squadron at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is giving Airmen ready access to Air Force standards, culture and basic doctrine. While the unit — part of the 82nd Training Wing’s 782nd Training Group at Sheppard AFB, Texas…

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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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Be a Green Dot

Posted April 27, 2016 by 2nd Lt. Lacey Roberts

TUCSON, Ariz. — In May members of the Arizona Air National Guard’s 162nd Wing located at the Tucson International Airport will take the first step of a five-year strategy to decrease interpersonal violence across the Air Force when the Green Dot violence-prevention initiative gains momentum. The Air Force contracted with the non-profit organization, Green Dot etc. to…

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Face of Defense: Airman finds his life’s direction as maintainer

Posted June 3, 2016 by Air Force Senior Airman Amber Carter

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — Reasons for joining the Air Force are varied. For some, it’s for the benefits, such as job security, higher education and medical coverage. For others, joining is more personal and could be for reasons that involve patriotism or following in the footsteps of a family member. No matter the…

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