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Take time to explain “why”

Posted March 3, 2016 by Col. Todd L. Osgood

AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar — The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Air Force, the Department of Defense or the U.S. Government. Good communication is a key element of successful organizations. As leaders, managers, or supervisors, we’re sometimes…

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Hesed Shel Emes: The Truest Form of Kindness

Posted June 2, 2017 by by Tech. Sgt. HEATHER REDMAN

HONOLULU ­— Seventy-years ago, a young man was killed in World War II just days before the surrender of Japan. Since then, he has been interred with the wrong emblem on his headstone- that is, until recently. Earlier this year, 1st Lt. Levy Pekar, Rabbi chaplain assigned to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., led the…

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Airmen return A-10 to air after catastrophic engine failure in Iraq

Posted May 1, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Jared Marquis

(U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jared Marquis) Airmen from the 332nd Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron remove a damaged nacelle, the protective covering on the engine, from an A-10C Thunderbolt II at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. A maintenance response team from the 332nd EMXG repaired the jet and got it back in the air – a…

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U.S., Czech Republic train in close air support operations

Posted May 1, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Christopher Ruano

(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Ruano) A Czech Republic air force joint terminal attack controller calls in coordinates for close air support to nearby patrolling U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft assigned to the 354th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron during a theater security package deployment at Namest Air Base, Czech Republic,…

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F-22 Raptors conduct show of force over South Korea

Posted February 17, 2016 by 51st Fighter Wing Public Affairs

OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea (AFNS) — Four U.S. F-22 Raptors conducted a combined formation flight alongside South Korean F-15K Slam Eagles and U.S. F-16 Fighting Falcons here to demonstrate the capabilities of both nations Feb. 17, in response to recent provocative actions by North Korea. “The F-22 Raptor is the most capable air superiority…

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(U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Nick Wilson)
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Total force team moves the mission in defending South Korea

Posted March 15, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Nicholas Wilson

OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea (AFNS) — In an effort to deter aggression, fighter aircraft routinely fly while troops on the ground mobilize and train to defend South Korea. However, there still lies another piece to the puzzle. That puzzle piece is none other than the 607th Air Mobility Division. “We control air refueling, air…

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Using technology at school
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In the minds of millennials

Posted October 20, 2015 by By Raytheon Public Affairs

Global survey finds young adults believe Internet safety is a personal responsibility – but admit to risky behaviors Young adults are well aware that everyone shares the responsibility for keeping the internet safe and secure, a recent global survey shows. What most don’t understand is how they should behave online to do their part. To…

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(Army photo by Lt. Col. Jefferson Wolfe)
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Soldier plans bike ride to support STEM education

Posted July 19, 2016 by Army Lt. Col. Jefferson Wolfe

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — In just a few months, an Army Reserve soldier went from driving around town to participating in a three-day, 150-mile bike ride to raise money and awareness for science, technology, engineering and mathematics education. Army Spc. Terry Cunningham, with the 7th Mission Support Command’s 406th Human Resources Company, will be riding in the “Cycle…

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EUCOM implements travel restrictions to France

Posted November 18, 2015 by United States European Command

STUTTGART, Germany (AFNS) — United States European Command has implemented travel restrictions to France that apply to all Defense Department personnel. Specifically, unofficial travel (leave, liberty and special pass) to France is prohibited. This EUCOM policy applies to U.S. military personnel, DOD civilian employees, contractors and command-sponsored dependents and family members. Paris travel This prohibition…

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Senior Airman Ramon Adelan
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Unbroken bond: MWDs defend coalition, secure base

Posted July 7, 2017 by by Tech. Sgt. ANDY KIN

SOUTHWEST ASIA — Dogs are believed by many to be man’s best friend. They have been companions to humans for hundreds of years. Military working dogs are among the unsung heroes of the military and play an important role from therapy dogs supporting service members and veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder to military working…

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