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Father-son duo comes full circle at BMT graduation, retirement

Posted June 3, 2016 by Jeremy Gerlach

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas (AFNS) — In the Air Force, countless parents have proudly watched their child graduate from basic military training, and countless children have seen their parents retire from service. On May 27 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, a father and son did both on the same day, respectively. Col. Hernando J….

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162nd Wing celebrates 60 years; a military legacy continues

Posted May 19, 2016 by Tech. Sgt. Erich B. Smith

TUCSON, Ariz. — On any given day, F-16 Fighting Falcons zip through the southern Arizona skies – their pilots perfecting their skills – showcasing military readiness thousands of feet above the desert. It’s a reoccurring scene similar to what an observer might have experienced in 1956 – the birth year of what is now the 162nd Wing…

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Face of Defense: Wounded Warriors motivate squad leader

Posted May 18, 2016 by Navy Seaman William Phillips

NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY BETHESDA — A soldier going through the Warrior Transition Brigade asked Army Staff Sgt. Loriann DeMelis, an inpatient squad leader here, if she had done her pull-ups. “No, once you start doing them I’ll start doing them,” DeMelis said. The soldier rolled his wheelchair into DeMelis’ doorway, raised himself up to the pull-up bar…

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B-52 integrates, trains with French allies

Posted April 21, 2016 by U.S. Strategic Command Public Affairs

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. (AFNS) — A B-52 Stratofortress from Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, conducted a long-range training sortie April 20, to train and integrate with the French air force. The B-52 also participated in an aerial review near Paris to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the formation of the Lafayette Escadrille….

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Budget: A friend in disguise?

Posted April 1, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Grace Lee

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Money — many people use it every day, and it may seem to go as quickly as it comes. To ensure money is being saved or set aside toward a goal that is beneficial to the earner, creating and following a budget just might be the answer. “A budget…

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Top teams advance to CyberPatriot VIII National Competition

Posted April 1, 2016 by

FALLS CHURCH, Va., (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Northrop Grumman Foundation, presenting sponsor for CyberPatriot VIII, congratulates the top 25 high school and three middle school teams advancing to the national finals competition in Baltimore, April 12. This year’s finalists represent schools and other organizations from California, Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey,…

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AFSVA gets ready for 2016 youth camps

Posted March 22, 2016 by Steve Warns

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas (AFNS) — Teenagers looking to cure those summertime blues will have various camps to choose from this year, thanks to central funding from the Air Force Services Activity, also known as AFSVA. Teen family members of active-duty military assigned to or working or living on an Air Force led/joint installation;…

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T.E.A.M. Together, Everyone Achieves More

Posted March 9, 2016 by Master Sgt. Steve Kim

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — “There is no limit to what can be accomplished if it doesn’t matter who gets the credit.” Ralph Waldo Emerson “Team” is one small word that can make a big difference. No matter where you are, no matter what you do, you cannot do great things without a great team…

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These young faces

Posted February 29, 2016 by

MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho — As Col. Michael Lawrence, the 366th Maintenance Group commander, riffled through pages of bullets highlighting the group’s 2015 achievements, he came across a photo of a nearly-unidentifiable airman standing atop a shadowy F-15E Strike Eagle. “On the front page of this package is [Airman 1st Class] Kristin Hall from Opp, Alabama,”…

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Rolling Thunder

Posted February 23, 2016 by Senior Airman Steven Ortiz

MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER, TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif.  — Over mountains, rocky terrain, and oversized hills, three aircraft fly across the desert landscape. They bank and circle as they approach their destination. Suddenly, one of the aircraft drops into a steep dive. The A-10 Thunderbolt II fires its main weapon toward the ground and the thunderous…

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