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Turkey Shoot inspires competition at 162nd Wing

Posted March 20, 2015 by Senior Airman Jackson Hurd 

The Maintenance and Operations Squadrons of the 162nd Wing competed in a Turkey Shoot held during March Unit Training Assembly. The 148th, 152nd, and 195th fighter squadrons competed to determine combat readiness and effectiveness. A Turkey Shoot is a competition where Airmen face-off in simulated air mission scenarios to determine which squadron can score the…

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Increase your sphere of influence

Posted March 20, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Joshua Strang

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — In his November 2013 Roll Call, Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody said that a nomination to a developmental special duty is an honor and expresses the faith and confidence leadership has in an Airman to purposefully shape our future. Earlier in 2013, 10 special…

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355th CES creates portable water system

Posted March 6, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey

The 355th Civil Engineer Squadron’s Water Fuels System Maintenance shop has developed an innovative portable water system for facilities that lose access to a potable water supply. The system was designed and developed by Karl Blair, 355th CES journeyman utility man, when he noticed that the shop’s water tank trailer was unusable.  Under his guidance,…

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41 EECS Scorpions execute theater electronic warfare

Posted March 6, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Evelyn Chavez

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan — With more than 6,600 sorties and 38,000 flying hours in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, the 41st Expeditionary Electronic Combat Squadron provides premier counter-communications electronic attack capabilities here. The unit flies the EC-130H Compass Call aircraft which is configured to execute worldwide information warfare tactics.  It conducts electronic attack operations in order to…

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Combat Search and Rescue: A Legacy Continues

Posted February 27, 2015 by

(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kevin Iinuma) An HH-60 Pave Hawk hovers 200 feet above the ground with a 600-pound load during a weight check at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti on Jan. 26, 2015. The weight check was to make sure the hoist was operational after being repaired. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff…

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75 day leave carryover ends Sept. 30

Posted February 20, 2015 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Effective Sept. 30, military members will no longer be able to carry more than 60 days of leave into the next fiscal year, in accordance with 2013 National Defense Authorization Act requirements. Unless they are approved for special leave accrual, regular Air Force and Active Guard Reserve, or…

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Commissaries support Military Saves Week

Posted February 20, 2015 by

FORT LEE, Va. – Maybe there are times when you envy friends or colleagues for the buying power they apparently command. After all, how do they spring for that popular but expensive specialty coffee, that premier movie everyone wants to see or that e-book on the bestseller list? Seems like your budget can’t handle such splurges,…

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Oceans apart: Airmen couple thrives on Valentine’s Day

Posted February 13, 2015 by Senior Airman Austin Harvill

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va.  — After jet-setting from Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, to Seattle, Denise prepared to embark on the grueling 10-hour plane ride to Japan. It was Christmas week and she was visiting her boyfriend, Johnny, for the first time since he moved earlier in 2014. Denise knew it would be hard to maintain their…

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Are unpaid debts a military career-killer?

Posted February 13, 2015 by Holly Patraeus

WASHINGTON — Military personnel who have trouble handling their personal finances can very quickly find their duty status, potential promotions and even military careers in jeopardy. And, over time, the lingering burden of debt can add stress to their personal relationships and damage their credit profile. But does that debt have to be a career-killer? Servicemembers, veterans…

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Exchange Extra App puts savings at fingertips

Posted February 6, 2015 by emmauribe

DALLAS – With the swipe of a finger, military shoppers can launch a brand-new way to connect with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service through its free Exchange Extra app. The app gives shoppers quick access to information on the latest Exchange promotions, contests, coupons, BE FIT information and more. The free app is available at…

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