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Air Force major to be recognized at 2016 BET Awards

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Maj. Kenyatta Ruffin, an instructor pilot with the 469th Flying Training Squadron at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, will be recognized during the Shine a Light segment of the 2016 BET Awards to air live, June 26 at 8 p.m. PST/7 CST. Through Shine a Light, BET recognizes individuals…

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Health literacy key for better health, better care

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Just as the ability to read, write and be literate is critical to the processing of information in day-to-day life, health care has its own component of literacy. Health literacy is the capacity of individuals to obtain, process and understand health information and services in order to make informed decisions about…

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Students lead large-scale joint forcible entry exercise

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (AFNS) — Sixteen mobility Airmen attending the U.S. Air Force Weapons School at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, participated in a joint forcible entry exercise at the Nevada Test and Training Range June 18. The exercise, known as JFE Vul, is a large-scale air mobility exercise designed to expose students to…

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A dog and his handler

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — The strength of a working relationship can grow exponentially when, at the office, a co-worker jumps all around his cage recklessly wagging his tail, ready to cover faces with big, fat, slobbery kisses. That is the reality for a military working dog handler in the 21st Security Forces Squadron. Senior…

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Family first: A story for Air Force spouses

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AFNS) — Jeff Hogg knows the role of the military spouse better than most because he understands the needs of the military lifestyle and the military family. He served in the Air Force for over 20 years before retiring and is the spouse of Maj. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, the Air Force deputy surgeon…


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AF announces Operation Colony Glacier casualty recovery

Posted  March 8, 2016

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Air Force announced on March 7 the names of two service members who have been recovered from a C-124 Globemaster II that was lost on Nov. 22, 1952. Airmen 2nd Class Thomas Condon and Conrad Sprague have been recovered and will be returned to their families for burial with full military honors….

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Airmen train for aircraft crash

Posted  March 4, 2016

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — People are on the ground screaming, parts of a plane are scattered everywhere, and a fire is raging. This was the scene that was set for the BUSHWHACKER 16-02 aircraft crash emergency management exercise at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb 24, 2016. “Units from all over the installation used…

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1,467 selected for promotion to senior master sergeant

Posted  March 4, 2016

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — The Air Force has selected 1,467 master sergeants for promotion to senior master sergeant.   To access test and board scores, go to the Virtual Military Personnel Flight via the secure applications page. The selection rate was 12.32 percent, with an average selectee overall score of 533.18. Selectees’ average…

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EOD flight practices for open house demonstration

Posted  March 4, 2016

A firewall detonation simulates a bomb run during the 355th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal flight’s open house explosive demonstration practice at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 18, 2015. The EOD flight will be detonating explosives to simulate an A-10C Thunderbolt II strafing run during the upcoming 2016 Thunder and Lightning over Arizona…

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Welcome to the 2016 Thunder and Lightning over Arizona!

Posted  March 4, 2016

Here’s your guide to what you can find at Thunder and Lightning over Arizona! Saturday, March 12 & Sunday, March 13 9 a.m. – Gates Open 11 a.m. – Aerial Demonstrations Begin 5 p.m. – Gates Close Entrance Procedures: • The Craycroft and Swan Gates will be open for general public entry to the Open…

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