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

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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Maintaining fitness standards during the holidays is important

VANCE AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — During the holidays, going to the gym usually isn’t on the top of most peoples’ priority list. Priority is given to visiting families, planning vacations, and most important, indulging in holiday feasts. Going to the gym during the holidays can be more important than you think. Whether you are…

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162nd Wing facilitates interagency training for active shooter exercise

Active-shooter exercises are common within government facilities and military bases, and most of them seem to surround a single entity neutralizing a threat by force. Very seldom, however, do these training events involve an entire installation, along with government counterparts, like it did here at the 162nd Wing Nov. 17. “One of the ideas behind…

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Predator progress for the Arizona Air National Guard

Fort Huachuca, ARIZ. — The sounds of cheers, applause and an occasional “woohoo” filled the air as an MQ-1 Predator from the 162nd Wing lifted off and flew a set flight pattern at Libby Army Airfield, Nov. 5, marking the Arizona Air National Guard’s first Predator flight on U.S. soil. The 214th Reconnaissance Group, aligned under the…

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Navy unit trains with D-M

Sailors from Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego, Calif. conducted joint training with A-10C Thunderbolt II squadrons and Combat Search and Rescue units here Nov. 3-1. Five MH-60S Knighthawks from the Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 4 Black Knights flew with the 48th and 55th Rescue Squadrons, as well as the 354th Fighter Squadron. “The…


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Health & Safety

Intense preparation for severe weather

Posted  June 7, 2012

In an emergency situation, agencies should have a plan in place to ensure that everyone gets to safety in a swift and orderly fashion. D-M held an emergency management exercise here May 17. The exercise focused on the base’s response to a natural disaster. “Our local area has a high Monsoon threat,” said 1st Lt….

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D-M to host Blood Drive

Posted  June 7, 2012

The American Red Cross is in desperate need of blood. This is the lowest it has been in 7 years! The next Blood Drive is scheduled for June 20 at the Hope Chapel Annex from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Appointments are scheduled every fifteen minutes beginning at 8 a.m. The goal for this blood…

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Airmen will have more assignment prep time

Posted  June 7, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Following a full review of the permanent change of station orders process, Air Force Personnel Center officials have implemented a new policy that will allow members more time to schedule move-related appointments, said Dave Faris, the AFPC PCS budget/assignment analysis section deputy chief. Defense funding rules require that…

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Policy change to allow reservists to carry leave balance

Posted  June 7, 2012

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Air Force Reserve officials are working to change policy to allow reservists who earn days of leave to carry those days over from year to year. New laws and Department of Defense instructions permit reservists to carry over the leave days. However, policy and procedures have not caught up with the new…

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Health & Safety

ACC takes a stand on summer safety

Posted  June 7, 2012

LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va — Air Combat Command experienced a tragic beginning to the 2012 Critical Days of Summer campaign, which runs from May 25th through Sept. 4th. Two ACC Airmen lost their lives within the first two weeks of this year’s campaign, one from a motorcycle accident and another from a kayak accident….

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‘C-code’ not a deployment or PCS disqualifier

Posted  June 7, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO – RANDOLPH, TEXAS (AFNS) — Contrary to common belief, a medical assignment limitation code, commonly known as the “C-code,” does not disqualify an Airman from deployment, and it does not identify an Airman for medical discharge. A “C-code” applied to a member’s profile for medical reasons is one of the various…

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‘Not my problem’ not an option for Airmen

Posted  June 7, 2012

You have one last stop before going home from a very long Air Force day. Your goal is simple, to purchase liquid refreshment at the Shoppette and get out as quickly as possible, but then you see it.

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Retraining initiative for veterans gets strong response

Posted  June 7, 2012

WASHINGTON – Within two weeks of being announced, the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program for eligible unemployed veterans has received more than 12,000 online applications, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs. “VA is committed to supporting veterans as they seek employment. This initiative will help provide education and training so that veterans have an opportunity…

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“If you can’t see ‘em… “

Posted  June 7, 2012

Airmen from the 355th Medical Group Aerospace Medicine Squadron optometry clinic help keep Desert Lightning Team members’ eyes on the prize, at home and downrange. “Optometry technicians generally don’t deploy in their career field, unless you have the ophthalmology...

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