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12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) Warfighter of the Week: Master Sgt. Leah Chavez

Posted August 7, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Adam Grant

Master Sgt. Leah Chavez, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) A1 contingency operations and planning manager, was recognized as the Warfighter of the Week, July 10, 2015. Chavez, a native of Houston, Texas, has been serving in the Air Force for 12 years. She served five years with the Air National Guard and seven years…

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D-M Airman selected for U.S. Military All-Stars baseball team

Posted June 5, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey

A D-M Airman athlete was chosen to represent the U.S. Air Force for the U.S. Military All-Stars baseball team. Senior Airman Russell LewisPablo, 25th Operational Weather Squadron weather forecaster and resource protection specialist, is one of five Airmen who will be playing for the team. “I feel extremely blessed to get the opportunity to play…

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Face of Defense: Air Force Staff Sergeant Beats Cancer

Posted September 25, 2015 by Air Force Tech. Sgt. James M. Hodgman

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — For many people, Independence Day is all about celebration, spending time with family and watching fireworks light up the night sky. But for Air Force Staff Sgt. Richard L. Johnson, July 4, 2014, was not a day for celebrating. On that day, just two months after his daughter, Ayda,…

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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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Giving life through the Living Donor Program

Posted July 1, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski

As Airmen, it is our responsibility to help each other, as well as our civilian counterparts from day to day. But what if the need was greater than something as simple as a ride to work? What if it was as great as a kidney donation? Located in Sacramento, Calif., The University of California Davis…

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Overcoming, looking past disabilities

Posted October 27, 2015 by Richard W. Essary

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — A series of wrong choices one night – driving too fast without a seat belt – resulted in an automobile accident that would leave 17-year-old Todd Henrie with a lifelong disability. Accident investigators estimated Henrie entered a 25 mph corner doing nearly 100 mph before he hit a telephone pole that…

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Psyched to solve for X: Math champ tells parents how to get kids excited about numbers

Posted September 4, 2015 by from Raytheon Public Affairs

Want to show your kids that math is exciting? Look no farther than Kevin Liu. Liu is a ninth-grade math master with a lightning-fast mind. He has appeared on national television, schooling Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan in a head-to-head quiz. He is a two-time finalist and 2015 champion of the Raytheon MATHCOUNTS National Competition, a…

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Veterans visit D.C. monuments, memorials through Honor Flight Network

Posted June 5, 2015 by Senior Airman Hailey Haux

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Whether standing at the Air Force memorial or silently observing the changing of the guard at Arlington National Cemetery, a program gives military veterans the chance to see monuments and landmarks in the Washington metropolitan area. The Honor Flight Network flies veterans here to visit memorials that honor their service to the…

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A Trek for Life Thirteen wounded veterans are selected for Raytheon, No Barriers expedition

Posted September 25, 2015 by Raytheon Public Affairs

It’s an adventure that will change lives. The nonprofit No Barriers Warriors has selected 13 highly decorated wounded warriors for its Veteran Wilderness Expedition through the Grand Canyon, which takes place Oct. 12-21. No Barriers adventure treks are designed to empower wounded warriors, helping them to overcome obstacles and unleash their potential. Raytheon is underwriting the expedition. It will push…

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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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