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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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People and Places

Guardian Angel retires after 41 years of service

Posted  November 17, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The year is 1974. The Vietnam War is on its way to an end after almost 15 years of fighting. The U.S. Air Force was trying to give America the upper hand. Also in 1974, a young man named Paul Koester decided that he wanted to join the world’s…

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Now Hiring: Cyber Defenders Needed: A new survey details the growing talent gap in cybersecurity

Posted  November 17, 2015

The talent gap in this fast-growing technical field is causing serious problems for businesses and governments in this age of the cyber attack. With October being National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and to better understand how millennials can help, Raytheon and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) commissioned the study Securing Our Future: Closing the Cyber Talent Gap, which surveyed young…

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Lockheed Martin Hybrid Airship certification plan approved

Posted  November 17, 2015

Palmdale, Calif. – The Federal Aviation Administration (Seattle Aircraft Certification Office) recently approved Lockheed Martin’s (NYSE: LMT) project specific certification plan for the Hybrid Airship. Given that Hybrid Airships did not fit within existing FAA regulations, the team worked to create a new set of criteria allowing non rigid hybrid airships to safely operate in a…

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Federal Voting Assistance Program helps Airmen understand their right to vote

Posted  November 16, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — With election season coming around the corner in 2016, Airmen here may not know how to cast their vote. Airmen from around the world have a program to assist them in their right to vote: the Federal Voting Assistance Program. “The voting assistance program is a mandated-by-law program under…

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Sharpening a resume with purpose, relevance

Posted  November 16, 2015

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. (AFNS) — Writing a resume for federal employment consideration doesn’t have to be daunting. In fact, it’s about providing an applicant’s best qualities when it comes to showcasing workplace responsibilities, education and career accomplishments. Keeping a current resume has a purpose and several benefits, from being able to respond and…

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