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AF to change instructions for oaths

WASHINGTON (AFNS)  — The Air Force has instructed force support offices across the service to allow both enlisted members and officers to omit the words “So help me God” from enlistment and officer appointment oaths if an Airman chooses. In response to concerns raised by Airmen, the Department of the Air Force requested an opinion…

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AF signs Total-Force Aircrew Management charter

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Senior Air Force leaders signed a Total Force Aircrew Management charter Sept. 18, during the Aircrew Summit at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James, Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Mark A. Welsh III , Director of Air National Guard Lt. Gen. Stanley E….

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Fuels Management team finds a new home

The 355th Logistics Readiness Squadron held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of their new Fuels Management facility and Type III Fuels Hydrant System facility at D-M, Sept. 17. The new facilities are equipped with updated fuel systems to increase fuels management productivity. “Our main mission is to provide clean and dry fuel…

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AF Marathon attracts record-breaking crowds

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFNS) — In yet another record sellout year, approximately 15,000 runners took to the streets Sept. 20, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio to participate in the U.S. Air Force Marathon, celebrating the Air Force’s 67th birthday. The number of runners exceeded last year’s count by more than 3,000. Gen….

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VA develops mobile app “Concussion Coach”

To better meet the needs of Veterans and others who have suffered mild to moderate concussion associated with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has developed “Concussion Coach,” a mobile application (“app”) that provides portable tools to recognize symptoms and to identify and make use of coping strategies. The Concussion Coach…


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Health & Safety

Beware of mold

Posted  September 6, 2012

With the Arizona monsoon season in full swing and humid weather the norm, mold growth can become prevalent in homes and buildings. Mold is a type of fungus that grows on damp surfaces or decaying organic matter. It is found everywhere, both outdoors and inside of buildings and homes. Mold only becomes a concern if…

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Attacking symptoms of suicide

Posted  September 6, 2012

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AFNS) — As an area defense counsel in the Air Force, it is my job to represent Airmen who get in legal or administrative trouble, and I love my job. I have spent the majority of my legal career as an attorney representing people in trouble, both as a civilian…

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Collecting those childhood memories

Posted  September 6, 2012

Walk into the toy room that’s located in the house of Tech. Sgt. Brent Scarano, 355th Component Maintenance Squadron resource advisor, and it’s like stepping into a time machine.

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Mentorship program offers support to recovering Airmen

Posted  September 6, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — The Recovering Airmen Mentorship Program connects wounded, injured or ill Airmen who are well along in their recovery with those who are just beginning the journey. The program is one of several implemented to help care for wounded warriors during their recovery, said Air Force Wounded Warrior Operations…

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Federal employees reminded to maintain professionalism with contractors

Posted  September 6, 2012

TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — It takes integrity to run a world-class business. As the new Air Force Sustainment Center commander, I’m challenging our personnel to strive for world-class results. I want to improve our business and give our warfighter the best product with the highest quality, on time and on cost. In this…

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Local Briefs September 7, 2012

Posted  September 6, 2012

Power Outage Scheduled for Sept. 8 A power outage is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 8 from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. The buildings to be affected are: 4826, 4809, 4800, 4810, 4710, 5607, 5605, 5430, 5423, 5421, 5251, the sunshades, 206, 205, 204, 208, the GATR Site, North End Barrier Pits Primary and Secondary, REIL…

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D-M hosts partner nations in support of PANAMAX

Posted  August 29, 2012

Davis-Monthan AFB has been at the epicenter of the largest North and South American multi-national military exercise since 2003. Encompassing more than…

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D-M Honor Guard: Honorably serving

Posted  August 29, 2012

The mission of the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard is to be a positive representation of Airmen to the general public. Be it the posting the colors at a football game or performing military funeral honors at the service of a retiree who served their country for 20 years, the HG can be the first…

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Retirement options available for Airmen, federal employees

Posted  August 29, 2012

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Saving money for retirement may seem overwhelming, but there is help for military personnel and federal employees. Some of the retirement plans available are the Thrift Savings Plan, Roth Individual Retirement Account and the new Roth Thrift Savings Plan option, which is scheduled to be available to Air Force…

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Warrior of the Week August 31, 2012

Posted  August 29, 2012

Desert Lightning Team’s Weekly Warrior: Staff Sgt. Jason N. St. John Hometown: San Antonio, TX Unit: 55th Rescue Squadron Job title: Aerial Gunner

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