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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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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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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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Cybersecurity: Are you safe?

Posted October 20, 2015 by Senior Airman James Hensley

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — October is Cybersecurity awareness month when Airmen need to refresh themselves on safety tips for keeping their personal and work information safe. “Cybersecurity awareness month is about getting the word out to Airmen making them aware of what they are putting out there,” said Staff Sgt. Kevin Scheel, 56th Communications Squadron…

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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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PACE releases new ‘Civilian Airmen Toolbox’

Posted October 26, 2015 by AETC Public Affairs

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Profession of Arms Center of Excellence released the Civilian Airmen Toolbox, Oct. 19, which is committed to developing Air Force civilians with a professionalism-mindset, character, and core values required to succeed. The Civilian Airmen Toolbox is a new professionalism development instrument that includes two sets of tools: civilian…

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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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2016 promotion test feedback survey now available online

Posted December 7, 2015 by Air Education and Training Command Public Affairs

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The 2016 Air Force Enlisted Promotion Test feedback survey is now available on the Air Education and Training Command Airman Advancement Division web site. The survey focuses on the knowledge areas evaluated on the test and the study references listed in the promotion cycle Enlisted Promotions References and Requirements…

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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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To post or not – that is the question . . .

Posted June 12, 2015 by Charlotte Hu 

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, ARIZONA — With the surge of social media and blogging capability, every Airman has not only become a communicator, but they are also nearly all in the digital publishing business. The fundamental principles of the United States’ freedom of expression are now shared with most of the world, and it has had stunning…

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