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That others may live: AFSOUTH heads to Brazil for Search and Rescue SMEE

Posted May 29, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Adam Grant

Campo Grande — U.S. Airmen traveled to Brazil to participate in a week-long subject matter expert exchange with members of the Brazilian air force, from May 11-15, focusing on Search and Rescue capabilities. The Airmen from Air Forces Southern’ s 347th Rescue Group and 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron, supported  a week-long exchange of SAR best practices…

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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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USDA net system reduces aviation bird strikes

Posted September 7, 2018 by by Staff Sgt. JOSHUA KING

SOUTHWEST ASIA — The U.S. Department of Agriculture works with safety teams around the Air Force to limit the presence of birds on and around airfields to protect aircraft from bird strikes, an issue that costs the Air Force millions of dollars every year in damages. At an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, the USDA…

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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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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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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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ACC Commander: “You are the greatest of your generation”

Posted October 26, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. James Hodgman

AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar — More than 300 members of Al Udeid Air Base filled the Coalition Compound Theater Oct. 21 to hear U.S. Air Force Gen. Hawk Carlisle, commander of Air Combat Command, share his perspective on several topics during an all-call event. A resounding message the general delivered was one of thanks. “Thank you…

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