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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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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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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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Airmen weather Bagram

Posted May 9, 2013 by Story and Photos by Staff Sgt. David Dobrydney

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – No one can control the weather, but the 455th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron weather flight makes a great effort to control its effect on operations here.

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Keeping PII secure to be top concern

Posted August 14, 2014 by Senior Airman Devante Williams

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — The threats that loom with modern day technology range from people hacking into e-mail and cell phones to rummaging through garbage at home and work, but what are some ways that can prevent thieves from stealing our most valuable information? Personally Identifiable Information is personal information maintained by an…

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D-M Airman defuses situation downrange

Posted August 8, 2013 by Senior Airman Jacob Morgan

SOUTHWEST ASIA – One of the biggest defense mechanisms of any expeditionary air base is the ability to launch aircraft to neutralize threats. Several 380th Air Expeditionary Wing agencies are charged with getting air operations back up and running as soon as possible should the flightline or runway be attacked. The 380th Civil Engineer Squadron…

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AFSOUTH Liaison Officers: Embarking on a journey toward a promising future

Posted November 26, 2014 by Jessica Casserly

Colonel Alex Voigt has only been serving as the Air Forces Southern Chilean Liaison Officer at Davis-Monthan for a couple of months, but with a history of Chilean LNOs reaching the rank of general and one even going on to serve as the top ranking officer in their country’s air force, Voigt is on track…

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