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Tuskegee Airman takes final flight at Academy

Posted August 31, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Rachel Hammes

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AFNS) — (This feature is part of the “Through Airmen’s Eyes” series. These stories focus on individual Airmen, highlighting their Air Force story.) Franklin Macon’s first flight took place as a child in Colorado Springs, Colorado, when he jumped off a chicken coop while holding on to fake wings. Despite…

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Warfighter of the Week: Staff Sgt. Brad Johannes

Posted August 28, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Heather Redman

Staff Sgt. Brad Johannes, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) manager of engineering operations, was recognized as the Warfighter of the Week, August 24.

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AF releases colonel, lieutenant colonel, major selection board results

Posted August 25, 2015 by Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — The Air Force selected 34 lieutenant colonels for promotion to colonel, 117 majors for promotion to lieutenant colonel and 272 captains for promotion to major during the calendar year 2015B Biomedical Sciences Corps, Medical Service Corps, Nurse Corps and Chaplain central selection boards. To see the promotion lists,…

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Women complete Swamp Phase, earn Army Ranger Tab

Posted August 19, 2015 by Army News Service

FORT BENNING, Ga.,— The U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence announced yesterday that 96 soldiers, including two women, met the standards of the Swamp Phase and will graduate from the Ranger Course Aug. 21. Ranger School is the Army’s premier combat leadership course, teaching Ranger students how to overcome fatigue, hunger and stress to lead soldiers…

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Warfighter of the Week: Capt. Sabrina Gonzalez

Posted August 17, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Adam Grant

Capt. Sabrina Gonzalez, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) Operations, plans and assessments, executive officer, was recognized as the Warfighter of the Week, August 10, 2015. Gonzalez, a native of San Antonio, Texas, has been in the Air Force for 10 years and comes from a military family. “The Air Force is all I’ve ever…

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Southern Methodist University receives honors from Raytheon

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DALLAS (SMU) – Raytheon Company has named Southern Methodist University (SMU) as a strategic partner in cyber research based on the company’s collaborative efforts with the Darwin Deason Institute for Cyber Security in SMU’s Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering.   The strategic partnership includes joint research projects in cyber security, Raytheon internships for SMU students,…

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AF selects 13,269 for staff sergeant, release date Aug. 20

Posted August 17, 2015 by AFPC Public Affairs

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — The Air Force selected 13,269 for promotion to staff sergeant out of 39,260 considered during the 2015 E5 cycle, for a 33.8 percent selection rate. The staff sergeant promotion selection list will be posted to the myPers enlisted promotion page Aug. 20 at 8 a.m. CDT. The list…

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Warfighter of the Week: Senior Airman Kyle Streets

Posted August 13, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Heather R. Redman

  Senior Airman Kyle Streets, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) personnel security manager, was recognized as the Warfighter of the Week, July 27, 2015. Streets was born into a military lifestyle and by the time he graduated high school he already knew that he wanted to continue in his parents’ footsteps. “Being an Army…

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Warfighter of the Week: Tech. Sgt. Anthony Moore

Posted August 13, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Adam Grant

Tech Sgt. Anthony Moore, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) weapons safety manager, was recognized as the Warfighter of the Week, June 29. Moore, a native of New Bern, North Carolina, has been serving in the Air Force for 18 years. After graduating high school and attending college for a semester, Moore decided to join…

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Class 15-BBD graduates from 47th FS

Posted August 13, 2015 by Senior Airman Chris Massey

Six pilots of Class 15-BBD graduated from the 47th Fighter Squadron here July 24. The 47th FS is a unit that conducts training for pilot initial qualification, transition and instructor qualification in the A-10C Thunderbolt II. Class 15-BBD graduated from the 6-month course after completing 245.5 hours of classroom academics, 71 hours of A-10 simulator…

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