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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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British JTACs benefit from training in U.S. desert

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

BARRY M. GOLDWATER RANGE, Ariz. — Four joint tactical air controllers from the British Army and Royal Air Force trained at Barry M. Goldwater Range, Sept. 21-25. The frequent air traffic at the BMGR provided the JTACs with a fast track to becoming more proficient in their career field. British Armed Forces JTACs are the link between…

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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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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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A1C Stone released from hospital after stabbing attack

Posted October 16, 2015 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone was released from the University of California Davis Medical Center on Oct. 15 after receiving treatment for multiple stab wounds following an altercation in Sacramento last week. Stone was recently honored for his heroic actions in thwarting a gunman’s attack on a French train in August. “It’s…

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Programs provide opportunities for internships, jobs

Posted June 5, 2015 by Janis El Shabazz

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Recent college graduates interested in federal employment can take advantage of current open recruiting for the Recent Graduates Program as well as three other programs offered by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to make becoming a federal employee easier. The Recent Graduates Program, the Air Force Summer…

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Career Intermission Program application window opens

Posted July 15, 2016 by Kat Bailey

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Air Force officials are accepting applications for the Career Intermission Program through Sept. 12 from active-duty and career status active Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve Airmen. CIP provides select Airmen the opportunity for a one-time temporary transition from active duty to the Individual Ready Reserve, for up…

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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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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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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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