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Balancing career, family through career intermission program

Posted July 1, 2015 by Senior Airman Omari Bernard

KADENA AIR BASE, Japan (AFNS) — Being in the U.S. military can be a tough balance between career and family. For some, it comes down to a choice between the two; however, for Katie Evans, a temporarily separated captain and the former 18th Force Support Squadron manpower and personnel flight commander here, it’s about keeping…

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Rescuer reunites with ‘Katrina Girl’

Posted September 25, 2015 by Senior Airman Callie McNary

LOS ANGELES (AFNS) — Ten years ago, Staff Sgt. Mike Maroney hovered over a maelstrom of water, debris and human suffering. New Orleans, a once vibrant mecca for revelers and tourists, was ground zero for impoverished refugees in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. By Sept. 6, 2005, Maroney said he had become depressed and felt…

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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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Airman provides vitality through marrow donation

Posted October 13, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski

TUCSON, Ariz. — One out of 540 members of the C.W. Bill Young Department of Defense Marrow Donor Program ever proceeds to donate marrow or stem cells. An Airman from Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, had the opportunity to be one of those donors. The C.W. Bill Young DoD Marrow Donor Program works exclusively with military personnel…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Andrew Lee)
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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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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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First sergeant serves with pride

Posted June 26, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Emily E. Amyotte

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (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.) With the repeal of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, many LGBT Airmen felt like they could finally be open about who they are;…

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A Q&A with Master Sgt. Jaime Lewis

Posted July 31, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Adam Grant

The men and women of the 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) welcomed a new First Sgt. in May. Master Sgt. Jaime M. Lewis, began his career in 2000 as an Aerial Porter, where he performed duties such as passenger services, cargo warehouse worker, ramp services, special handling, and air terminal operation center controller. After…

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Art therapy provides lifeline for wounded warriors

Posted November 13, 2015 by By Terri Moon CronkDoD News

WASHINGTON — Service members who take part in art therapy to soothe the symptoms of war’s invisible wounds display acts of courage and resilience to put them in control of their lives, the assistant secretary of defense for health affairs said today. Speaking at the 2015 Wounded Warrior Healing Arts Recognition “Show of Strength” event at…

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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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