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AFSOUTH trains for humanitarian crisis, joint operations

Posted March 6, 2015 by 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) Public Affairs

Air Forces Southern joined forces with the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Southern Command and multiple other federal agencies to improve their ability to operate as a team in the event of a mass migration, Feb. 20-27, in Exercise Integrated Advance 2015. Integrated Advance (IA) is a biennial U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM)-sponsored interagency exercise that…

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Adventure in Alaska: Officer looks to mush dogs in Iditarod

Posted January 30, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Amber Carter

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AFNS) — (This feature is part of the “Through Airmen’s Eyes” series on AF.mil. These stories focus on a single Airman, highlighting their Air Force story.) Snow and trees are all that can be seen for miles while the bitter cold nips at any piece of exposed skin. Maj. Roger…

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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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MQ-1B Predator

Posted March 4, 2016 by

The MQ-1B Predator is an armed, multi-mission, medium-altitude, long-endurance remotely piloted aircraft that is employed primarily as an intelligence-collection asset and secondarily against dynamic execution targets. Given its significant loiter time, wide-range sensors, multi-mode communications suite, and precision weapons, it provides a unique capability to perform strike, coordination and reconnaissance (SCAR) against high-value, fleeting, and…

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Luke F-35s drop first weapons

Posted March 21, 2016 by 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Arizona –The F-35A Lightning II program took another step toward initial operational capability yesterday when two aircraft assigned to the 62nd Fighter Squadron successfully employed four laser-guided bombs on the Barry M. Goldwater Range. This marked the first weapons release by F-35s assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air…

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Leaving a legacy, beginning a tradition

Posted May 9, 2016 by Senior Airman Hailey Haux

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — If there is one thing you would like people to remember about you when you pass on, what would it be? Gen. Jerome F. O’Malley and his wife Diane were known for their leadership and contributions to Air Force families and the communities surrounding them. Gen. O’Malley often told his staff, “You…

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Shattering the silence

Posted June 8, 2016 by By Anonymous

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. (AFNS) — Editor’s note: The author’s name was redacted to protect their identity. I’m tired of the sound of silence. At a recent Green Dot leadership training session, I was asked to write down on a piece of paper an action that I would do as a leader to help implement…

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Supplement Safety: What does it mean to you?

Posted July 6, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Kelsey Tucker

SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. — Most people would rather place their trust in multivitamins and other supplements over prescription medications, thinking them to be safer and more natural due to their over-the-counter availability. The truth of the matter is that supplements are not regulated the way that prescription medications are – and that can be…

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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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