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One AWACS lands at D-M for Boneyard Storage

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One NATO E-3A AWACS (Airborne Warning and Control System) departed NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany and landed around 1 p.m. June 23, for storage in the ‘Boneyard’. This is the first ever NATO AWACS to be retired. The decision to retire one E-3A was made by the North Atlantic Council in an effort to modernize the…

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Monsoon season blows in storms, rain, dust

Posted July 1, 2015 by Senior Airman Grace Lee

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, ARIZONA — Arizona is known for being sunny with clear skies for the majority of the year, but every year “it” happens. As the clouds roll in, the sky darkens with thunderbolts streaming overhead, and the first drops of rain hit the desert ground. Monsoon season is here. “During monsoon season, you’ll have…

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AF releases vision for development of autonomous systems

Posted June 25, 2015 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Air Force released a vision document June 22 written by its former chief scientist which helps define a path to increased and effective autonomy. Autonomous Horizons, authored by Dr. Mica Endsley, provides direction and guidance on the opportunities and challenges in the development of autonomous systems for Air Force operations, and…

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OPM to notify employees of cybersecurity incident

Posted June 18, 2015 by Sam Schumach

  WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has identified a cybersecurity incident potentially affecting personnel data for current and former federal employees, including personally identifiable information (PII). Within the last year, the OPM has undertaken an aggressive effort to update its cybersecurity posture, adding numerous tools and capabilities to its networks. As a…

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Commissaries serve as Feds Feed Families collection sites

Posted June 18, 2015 by Jessica Rouse

  FORT LEE, Va. (AFNS) — Commissaries are serving as collection points for the Feds Feed Families campaign, which began June 1 and ends Aug. 31 at participating stateside military installations. During the campaign, participating installations help collect items most needed by food pantries and then donate them to area food banks. “This marks our…

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Air University announces plans for a Cyber College

Posted June 11, 2015 by Master Sgt. Michael Voss

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. — During a recent speech at the City of Montgomery (Alabama) Kiwanis Club, Air University Commander Lt. Gen. Steven L. Kwast announced plans for an Air Force Cyber College. After thanking the Montgomery community for their support of Maxwell Air Force Base, June 2, Kwast detailed Air University’s plans to…

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Don’t get hooked by phishers

Posted June 11, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Dan DeCook

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Fast cash promises on popular social media sites like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are causing major problems for service members. Phishing scams have continued to evolve in an attempt to keep up with progressing technology. Today, some phishing scams have been using social media outlets to fool users into revealing sensitive and…

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Women’s AF history expands with new four-star

Posted June 4, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — In Air Force history a legacy has been written, by women, for women. The walls of the Women in Military Service for America Memorial are filled with stories of historic and iconic women from all U.S. military services that have served the nation. History has once again been written. Those halls now…

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Program Offers Museum Visits to Service Members, Families

Posted May 28, 2015 by Shannon Collins

WASHINGTON – From Memorial Day through Labor Day, service members and their families can visit more than 2,000 museums in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and American Samoa courtesy of collaboration among the Blue Star Museums, the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families and the Defense Department. At the Phillips Collection art museum…

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Commissaries continue rolling out in-store Wi-Fi

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FORT LEE, Va. – Sixteen more stores will offer Wi-Fi access for commissary patrons between June and September, according to the Defense Commissary Agency’s follow-up schedule. Through the Commissary Patron Internet Mobile System, DeCA is gradually opening customer Wi-Fi access at all stateside commissaries to include Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. The latest schedule covers the…

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