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Scholarship program surpasses $10 million in grants

Posted July 5, 2012 by

FORT LEE, Va.– Scholarships for Military Children celebrated its 12th anniversary and a major milestone – the awarding of more than $10 million in scholarships to 6,742 military children around the world. That’s the message delivered by Jim Weiskopf, vice president of Fisher House Foundation, as he spoke at a Defense Commissary Agency scholarship breakfast…

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Nomination deadline for Military Child of the Year

Posted November 16, 2012 by

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — An organization whose primary mission is to provide emergency financial and other services to the families of service members and wounded warriors is opening nominations for one of their top recognition programs. Operation Homefront, a non-profit organization formed shortly after 9/11 to support families of deployed service members, is accepting nominations for…

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Women’s History Month Series: Tech. Sgt. Marie Garcia

Posted April 5, 2013 by Senior Airman Timothy Moore

Of the more than 300 Airmen in the 355th Security Forces Squadron here, there are only 25 females. Tech. Sgt. Marie Garcia, 355th SFS noncommissioned officer in charge of plans and programs, is one of those females.

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Diamond Sharp September 6, 2013

Posted September 6, 2013 by

Name/Squadron: Tech. Sgt. Daniel O. Trudeau / 355 CES First Sergeant: Senior Master Sgt. Bill Fortenberry Duty title: Structures Shop Chief When joined the Air Force: Nov. 19, 2002 Hometown: Onawa, Iowa Hobbies: Hunting, fishing, old Chevy muscle cars Selection Reasons: Tech. Sgt. Trudeau is one of Civil Engineering’s most stellar NCO’s. He led his…

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SMSgt promotion release rescheduled

Posted March 7, 2014 by Debbie Gildea

The 2014 senior master sergeant promotion selection release slated for March 6 has been rescheduled for March 20, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced. “Air staff distributes promotion quotas based on fiscal and statutory constraints, and projected grade vacancies,” said Col. Joe Atkins, the AFPC operations division chief. “We are working carefully to make final…

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D-M named best installation in the Air Force

Posted April 12, 2012 by 355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

Secretary of Defense Leon E. Penetta announced D-M as the winner of the 2012 Commander in Chief’s Installation Excellence Award. The CINC IE Award is a Department of Defense award given to the best installation in each military service annually along with a $1 million prize for quality of life improvements to the winning installations….

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Warrior of the Week August 17, 2012

Posted August 16, 2012 by

Hometown: Scottsburg, IN Unit: 355th Aerospace Medicine Squadron Job title: Bioenvironmental Engineering Apprentice Job description: Keeping CBRN response equipment operational and ready to go!

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Warrior of the Week December 31, 2012

Posted January 11, 2013 by Staff

Desert Lightning Team’s Weekly Warrior: Staff Sgt. Lueras Family: Jessica Lueras (wife) Sophia Lueras (daughter 7) Jayden Lueras (son 4) Aramis Lueras (son 2)

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Klomp Award highlights Dutch, 162nd alliance during demo training

Posted May 24, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Erich B. Smith

When the Netherlands Detachment Tucson Arizona (NTDA) here at the 162nd Fighter Wing require a high level of professionalism in supporting their training mission, they count on the Aircraft Maintenance Unit (AMU) in collaboration with the 148th Fighter Squadron to successfully negotiate the challenges of preparing pilots for battle. Once a year, however, members of…

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Law establishes day to honor Tuskegee Airmen

Posted October 10, 2013 by Senior Airman Grace Lee

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. – He was 17 years old when he became part of an experiment allowing blacks to fly in the Army Air Forces. What he didn’t know then was he would be a part of history. Retired Lt. Col. Robert Ashby, 87, was one of the original Tuskegee Airmen who served during World…

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