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Connecting through faith and campfires

Posted October 13, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Ashley N. Steffen

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz.  — Military stations around the western United States, came together for the 2015 Grand Canyon Weekend Breakaway camping trip to Grand Canyon National Park Sept. 18-20. More than 90 people attended the weekend breakaway, including active duty U.S. Airmen and Marines, Air National Guardsman, military spouses and couples, as well as, civilians…

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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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Enemy mine: Underwater drones hunt buried targets, save lives

Posted July 22, 2016 by Amaani Lyle

PANAMA CITY, Fla. — Covering more than 70 percent of the Earth’s surface, the maritime landscape can be vast and unforgiving, presenting extremes in temperature, depth, and hazards. But the Naval team of physicists, engineers, researchers and developers at Surface Warfare Center Panama City, Florida, continues to bring the “force of the future” to today’s warfighters, delving deeper,…

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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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Retraining offers change for Airmen

Posted October 13, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. – — There are times when Airmen that enter the Air Force may not have fully understood the job that was given to them, it wasn’t what they expected, or they knew what to expect but are now looking for a change. Fortunately, Airmen have the opportunity to attain that…

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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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Operation Homefront seeks Military Child of the Year nominations

Posted October 16, 2015 by By Operation Homefront

SAN ANTONIO (AFNS) — Operation Homefront, a national nonprofit organization, is accepting nominations for the 2016 Military Child of the Year awards. Operation Homefront leads more than 2,500 volunteers nationwide who provide emergency and other financial assistance to the families of service members and wounded warriors. The eighth annual awards will recognize six outstanding young…

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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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