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Ask a Badwater finisher…if you can find one

Posted July 11, 2016 by Paul Holcomb

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah  — Ever wonder what it might be like to run more than 100 miles? If so, ever consider adding 100-degree heat and more than 14,000 feet in cumulative elevation gain? An Airman will find out in July. Capt. Jared Struck, an aircraft maintenance officer with the Ogden Air Logistics Complex, is training…

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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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Andrews Airmen enable Obama’s historic Cuba visit

Posted March 21, 2016 by Senior Master Sgt. Kevin Wallace

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. (AFNS) — President Barack Obama touched down in Cuba on the iconic Air Force One on March 20, becoming the first sitting U.S. president to visit the country in nearly 90 years. While world leaders and citizens tuned into national news broadcasts of the visit, the men and women of the…

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Bergdorf: Odyssey of an Airman

Posted May 11, 2016 by Senior Airman Michael J. Hunsaker

Beale Air Force Base Calif. — The calmness prior to an engagement with enemy combatants resembles the calmness before a storm. The air is still and sounds are quiet, life is bliss and then in a moments instance muzzle flashes erupt, bullets are whistling by your head and rocket-propelled-grenades are exploding. Chaos engulfs around you,…

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Around the Air Force: Feb. 3

Posted February 6, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, three B-2 Spirit bombers return to Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, after a deployment, Tinker AFB, Oklahoma, has begun construction of a next generation 9-1-1 call center, U. S. Air Force in Europe and Air Forces Africa has a new command chief, and February is American Heart Month.

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Evolution of adaptive sports improves experience

Posted October 6, 2017 by by Staff Sgt. ALEXX PONS

TORONTO — With the event coming to a close, thousands around the world turned their attention toward the 2017 Invictus Games, witnessing feats of incredible talent and hearing truly inspiring stories from world-class athletes. The Invictus Games, established by Prince Harry of Wales in 2014, brought together wounded and injured military members and veterans from…

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Airman represents Air Force through special duties

Posted November 25, 2015 by Senior Airman Breonna Veal

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va.  — He stands in front of a seated audience. Much like a spotlight, all eyes are on him as he waits for the music to start. But this isn’t the typical routine for Air Combat Command Heritage of America Band vocalist, Tech. Sgt. Richard Vasquez, Jr. As he firmly grips the Air Force…

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Year in Review: October 2018

Posted January 4, 2019 by

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Giovanni Sims A U.S. Airman prepares a salad at the Desert Inn Dining Facility at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 1, 2018. The dining facility provides food service excellence in support of Air Force readiness and peacetime missions. Inside the mission: food sevice’s unique purpose Air Force photograph…

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Around the Air Force: March 1

Posted March 1, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, the Air Force plans to retire the MQ-1, the trials for the Air Force Warrior Games are underway, and a C-5 Galaxy transported Apache helicopters for the Army.

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Air Force changes utility allowance for privatized housing residents

Posted May 23, 2016 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs 

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Air Force revised its utility allowance policy May 18 to ensure quality on-base housing for military families and continue to cover utility costs for the average energy consumer. For new tenants, the revised policy for the majority of residents will now be calculated using monthly meter readings instead of a five-year average…

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