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Need help? Trust your ‘Shirt’

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Arizona — When young Airmen need help or are looking for guidance, a good place to start is with a senior NCO. Making it into the top 3 percent in the U.S. Air Force is a major accomplishment. Although senior NCOs are the primary people to go, there are a limited number of senior NCOs…

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A Q&A with Master Sgt. Jaime Lewis

The men and women of the 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) welcomed a new First Sgt. in May. Master Sgt. Jaime M. Lewis, began his career in 2000 as an Aerial Porter, where he performed duties such as passenger services, cargo warehouse worker, ramp services, special handling, and air terminal operation center controller. After…

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Relationship building by means of the F-16

  America’s stars and stripes and Arizona’s lone copper star always wave proudly at the Arizona Air National Guard’s 162nd Wing. But it’s the adjacent flags of coalition-partners – from the pacific island-nations of Far East Asia, to the NATO countries of the old Europe and new ones in the Middle-East – that remind Guard…

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Davis-Monthan Airmen return from deployment

Nearly 300 Airmen deployed from D-M the past six months returned at 10:45 p.m. on July 29. Airmen were greeted by family, friends and base leadership. A total of 1,200 Airmen from across D-M have been deployed around the world including the 354th Fighter Squadron, which deployed as a Theater Security Package to Europe. This…

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Airmen to keep focus on safety at home

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, ARIZONA — Airmen are constantly trained to be safe in everything while at work, but how safe are we when we arrive home? According to the National Safety Council, an estimated 93,200 unintentional injury-related deaths occur in the home and community. The top causes of injuries involve motor vehicles, poisoning, falls, choking, drowning,…


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Enlisted promotion study reference material released

Posted  July 16, 2015

OINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Profession of Arms Center of Excellence will release Air Force Handbook 1, Airman, Oct 2015 which replaces the Professional Development Guide, and will provide enlisted Airmen information needed for promotion testing. Individual study guides, developed from the information within the handbook, are available for immediate download via www.pdg.af.mil. These guides…

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NEW HORIZONS well drilling

Posted  July 16, 2015

A Honduras Aguan resident poses for a photo near the well site in Honduras Aguan, Honduras. The well is one of multiple projects going on in and around Trujillo as part of NEW HORIZONS. NEW HORIZONS was launched in the 1980s and is an annual joint humanitarian assistance exercise that U.S. Southern Command conducts with…

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OPM acts to protect federal workers, others from cyber threats

Posted  July 16, 2015

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — U.S. Office of Personnel Management officials announced July 9, the results of the interagency forensics investigation into a recent cyber incident involving federal background investigation data and the steps OPM is taking to protect those affected. In late May, as a result of ongoing efforts to secure its systems, OPM discovered an…

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GPS: Twenty years of positioning, navigation, timing

Posted  July 16, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — In the past, leaving the house without an atlas or map full of coordinates and colorful directions sometimes led to the driver leading their passengers through an abyss of twists and turns during a simple trip across town. However, those days came to an end with the explosion of the Global…

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AF revolutionizes study material delivery for FY16

Posted  July 16, 2015

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Airmen studying for career development and promotion opportunities will begin to receive study materials solely online by Oct. 1, 2017. Electronic delivery of Career Development Course volumes and Weighted Airman Promotion System study references have been in place for several years with a majority of the materials accessible on Air Education and Training Command…

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Working group to study implications of transgender service

Posted  July 16, 2015

WASHINGTON – A Defense Department working group will study the policy and readiness implications of welcoming transgender persons to serve openly in the military, and its work will presume they can do so unless objective and practical impediments are identified, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced today. In a statement announcing the working group, Carter said…

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Keeping Airmen healthy and informed through Operation Supplement Safety

Posted  July 16, 2015

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — For peak performance, Airmen should eat healthy and exercise regularly. But in the quest to gain an “edge,” many Airmen resort to dietary supplements. Enter Operation Supplement Safety, or OPSS. This Defense Department educational campaign, accessible at www.hprc-online.org/opss, educates the warfighter and healthcare provider on responsible dietary supplement use. While some supplements, such as…

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Run to the Sound of the Guns…Be a Servant Leader

Posted  July 16, 2015

Many of us have seen the best and worst in leadership throughout the course of our careers as Airmen. Usually we can think of two names, one good and one bad, that personify each bound of the leadership spectrum. This reality leads to the fact that even though we are called to be leaders in…

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Fuel systems repair hangar officially opens

Posted  July 16, 2015

The 355th Component Maintenance Squadron’s joint fuel cell repair hangar ribbon cutting ceremony was held July 13. The facility was constructed to improve efficiency within the joint fuel cell leading to the reduction in man hours and operating costs. The new hangar is Air Combat Command’s largest aircraft fuel systems repair section. It supports eight…

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Always take children, pets, elderly when leaving vehicle

Posted  July 16, 2015

The thought of leaving a child in the car during the summer might seem impossible, but it happens. A variety of things including changes in routine for families or just being a new parent can lead to forgetting a child who is fast asleep in the back seat of a car. In some cases it…

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