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Face of Defense: Ranger School graduate inspires candidates

Posted October 21, 2015 by Danielle Wallingsford Kirkland

FORT BENNING, Ga. — Speaking to a room-full of infantry lieutenants at the 2nd Battalion, 11th Infantry Regiment Headquarters here Oct. 2, Army 2nd Lt. Michael Janowski sought to motivate recent Infantry Basic Officer Leader Course graduates with his story of resilience as they prepared to begin the Ranger course in a couple of days….

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‘A blood transfusion saved my life’

Posted October 20, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Debbie Lockhart

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AFNS) — Many children dream of taking a trip to Disneyland, and in 2001, 1st Lt. Fanita Schmidt’s family set off to make it a reality. But the family’s dream suddenly turned into a nightmare when Arizona winds blew their minivan off the road, causing the vehicle to roll down…

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Face of Defense: Airman earns spot on AF Pistol Team alongside brother

Posted October 20, 2015 by Airman 1st Class William Johnso

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del.— Tucker Sears grew up with his three older brothers in Graham, Texas, all of them learning how to shoot BB guns and eventually moving up to .22-caliber rifles. This love of guns led to plenty of hunting trips with his brothers and grandfather, but when Tucker was 12, his oldest brother,…

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Warfighter of the week: Staff Sgt. Luke Carnathan

Posted October 15, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Adam Grant

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz — Staff Sgt. Luke Carnathan, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) spectrum manager, was recognized as the Warfighter of the Week, September 21. Carnathan, a native of Lexington, Miss., has been serving in the Air Force for 10 years. After graduating high school, he knew that he wanted to be a part…

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D-M’s deployers return home

Posted October 15, 2015 by

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. –  — The last 24 of 48 total rescue personnel deployed from the 79th Rescue Squadron at D-M returned home at 3:40 p.m., Oct. 14. Airmen were greeted by family, friends and base leadership.  Photos are attached and a video link is included below. A total of 1,200 Airmen from across D-M…

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41st EECS Scorpions defend the force with Compass Call

Posted October 15, 2015 by Maj. Tony Wickman

BAGRAM AIR FIELD, AFGHANISTAN  — On the combat frontier in Afghanistan, the ability to disrupt or exploit enemy command and control communication is vital to protecting the lives of U.S. and coalition tactical air, surface and special operations forces. A big part of that mission is entrusted to the Airmen of the 41st Expeditionary Electronic Combat Squadron…

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Airman brings home an MIA of 50 years

Posted October 15, 2015 by Senior Airman Cheyenne A. Powers

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz.  — Not every service member makes it home from U.S. conflicts with other countries. Some of America’s servicemen have been missing in action for over 50 years. Yet, even though it’s been half a century since some of these conflicts, the U.S. is still doing whatever it takes to bring those who…

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The voice of the victims

Posted October 14, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Kyle Johnson

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska (AFNS) — Power: the strength to make a decision. Control: the means to carry it out. These things are the currency of freedom, and what are robbed from sexual assault victims. “A lot of people think sexual assault is about sex,” said Capt. Jonathan Henley, a member of the Special Victims’…

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Do your goals match your dreams?

Posted October 14, 2015 by Commentary by Master Sgt. Evelardo De Leon

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — As a young man I grew up in a not so great area of San Antonio, Texas.  My parents were not perfect people but they did invest in me.  They taught me the basics and to be a man of my word. We were a family of little means but my…

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The Airmen who keep us flying

Posted October 13, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Greg Ferreira

TUCSON, Ariz. — The aircraft that protect America’s skies do not fly solely on hopes and dreams. Rather, it’s the diligence and determination of the 162nd Wing’s hard-working maintenance group who keep Arizona’s F-16 Falcons in the air. Full-time aircraft maintenance technicians are in high demand, and Guard Airmen have an opportunity to demonstrate their abilities during…

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