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Combating Human Trafficking

Posted March 7, 2013 by Maj. Jason Burns

Human trafficking is the second-largest source of revenue for criminal enterprises, and it’s a growing criminal enterprise that generates roughly $32 billion per year worldwide. The definition of Trafficking in Persons or “TIP” is: A modern day form of slavery while harboring, transportation, providing or obtaining a person for the purpose of exploitation. TIP is…

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AFSOUTH medics arrive in Belize to facilitate obstetrics course

Posted July 24, 2014 by Tech. Sgt. Heather Redman

Three International Health Specialists and three non-governmental organization personnel supporting the 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) arrived in Belize to facilitate the Global Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics Instructor Course. As partners in international health, AFSOUTH teamed with Belizean health care providers to increase medical capabilities in the country. The need for the Global…

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A-10s deploy to Romania for Operation Atlantic Resolve

Posted April 9, 2015 by (U.S. Air Force photos by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden)

A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II assigned to the 354th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron is parked off the runway during a theater security package deployment at Campia Turzii, Romania, April 1. The aircraft will forward deploy to locations in Eastern European NATO countries as part of the TSP. A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II…

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D-M Airmen downrange: Bagram Airfield’s flightline undergoing repairs

Posted August 8, 2013 by Tech. Sgt. Rob Hazelett

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – The first phase of a major runway project on the Department of Defense’s busiest runway is scheduled to be completed here Aug. 10. “The Bagram Airfield runway project is a repair project to fix the primary landing surface of runway 03/21, or the main runway,” said Capt. Richard Hallon, 455th Expeditionary Civil…

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AFSOUTH Liaison Officers: A blending of cultures

Posted November 26, 2014 by Jessica Casserly

Colonel Alexandre Alves was surprised when he received a call informing him that he had been selected to serve as the next Air Forces Southern Brazilian Liaison Officer at Davis-Monthan. Representing his country to the AFSOUTH Commander was not something Alves could have fathomed when he started his Brazilian air force career at the age…

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U.S. and partner nations participate in mass casualty exercise

Posted June 11, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski

WINSLOW, Ariz.  — A mass casualty exercise involving multinational armed services took place in northern Arizona Friday for Angel Thunder 2015. A casualty collection point was setup in an aircraft hangar at Winslow-Lindbergh Regional Airport where more than 50 simulated casualties were transported from a simulated flood disaster site in Camp Navajo Training Site, Arizona. Upon arrival…

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Theater Operations Group lends a hand in our backyard

Posted August 3, 2012 by Senior Airman Brittany Dowdle

U. S. Southern Command is a joint and interagency organization supporting the United States national security interests, and with our partners, fostering security, stability, and prosperity in the Americas. The 612th Theater Operations Group plays a vital role in supporting the Air Forces Southern mission in numerous areas of responsibility. Col. Jonathan VanNoord, 612th TOG…

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Airmen can ‘chat’ live via myPers for personnel support

Posted February 20, 2014 by Janis El Shabazz

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Air Force Personnel officials have implemented a live chat capability on the myPers website to allow real-time communication between Airmen and personnel specialists. Launched in 2012, myPers represents a shift from primarily face-to-face personnel interaction to a process that enables Airmen to handle their personnel transactions on demand and…

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41 EECS Scorpions execute theater electronic warfare

Posted March 5, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Evelyn Chavez

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan — With more than 6,600 sorties and 38,000 flying hours in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, the 41st Expeditionary Electronic Combat Squadron provides premier counter-communications electronic attack capabilities here. The unit flies the EC-130H Compass Call aircraft which is configured to execute worldwide information warfare tactics.  It conducts electronic attack operations in order to…

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Meet the Airmen of Wake Island

Posted August 18, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel

ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam (AFNS) — About 1,500 miles east of Guam, in the middle of nowhere in the Mid-Pacific, lies the small coral limestone atoll of Wake Island. Ahead of Guam by about two hours, a select group of four Airmen here are the first Americans to turn the calendar page every day….

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