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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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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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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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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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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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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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Exercise Angel Thunder 2015

Posted June 5, 2015 by

(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Angela Ruiz/Released) U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Westly Vincent, Task Force Tatanka, CH-47D Chinook flight engineer, conducts airspace surveillance on the back of a CH-47D while flying over southern Arizona during Exercise Angel Thunder June 2, 2015. Angel Thunder is hosted by the 355th Fighter Wing at Davis-Monthan Air…

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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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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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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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