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Goldfein hosts first town hall with CMSAF

The Air Force’s top officer and enlisted leader hosted a town hall forum in the Boyd Auditorium at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., July 20, 2016.

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Research, technology aid effort to help TBI patients

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Since the Vietnam War, doctors have seen an increase in service members returning from combat with traumatic brain injuries from blasts. At the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE), a directorate of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, doctors and therapists use research and technology to help service members with…

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Retired Airman builds bonds, resilience with comedic veterans

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. (AFNS) — After 28 years of service, Maj. Darlean Basuedayva was selected for retirement during the 2011 U.S. Air Force reduction board. Basuedayva dreamed of commissioning since she was in grade school, and was crushed by the separation, she said. The Air Force was not only her ticket out of working in…

U.S. Airmen and civilians from the 355th Comptroller Squadron volunteer at the Food Bank of Southern Arizona, Ariz., in Tucson, July 14, 2016. They participated in a three hour volunteer shift, which involved sorting and boxing different kinds of nonperishable foods. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Nathan H. Barbour/Released) Local

Food for thought

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — An Air Force base cannot function properly or complete its mission effectively without public trust and support from the local community. The Honorary Commander Program opens the door to good communication by allowing D-M and the Tucson, Arizona community to see how each other operate. “The program is used to…

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Face of Defense: Wounded Warrior continues Marine Corps career

MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. — “This seemed like a good way to give back to the Marine Corps and thank them for letting me stick around after I got wounded,” said Marine Corps Master Sgt. Berle Sigman, a student in the Faculty Advisor Course at the Staff Noncommissioned Officer Academy. Sigman, who graduated from the…


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Air Force

Trauma czar acts as lynchpin of care when patients clinging to life

Posted  March 15, 2016

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (AFNS) — With the whirl of activity rushing around her and the advice of nearly 20 specialists being presented, it’s the job of Maj. (Dr.) Valerie Sams to decide the medical treatment to go forward with that could ultimately decide whether the patient lives or dies. As the 455th Expeditionary Medical Group…

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Defense

DoD Invites Vetted Specialists to ‘Hack’ the Pentagon

Posted  March 15, 2016

WASHINGTON — The Defense Department is launching a pilot program in April to allow vetted computer security specialists to do their best to hack DoD public web pages, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said today. “Hack the Pentagon” is the first cyber bug bounty program in the history of the federal government, Cook said in a…

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Health & Safety

Celebrate National Nutrition Month

Posted  March 14, 2016

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev., — What you eat matters, especially if you want to perform your best. Food and nutrition play an important role in military capability. Appropriate food, in terms of both quality and quantity, and adequate hydration are required to ensure that the physical capability and mental performance of military personnel remain at…

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Local

162nd Wing members commit to service of state and country

Posted  March 14, 2016

TUCSON, Ariz. — New Airmen embarking on the journey of becoming members of the Arizona Air National Guard’s 162nd Wing and members renewing their commitment to service recited the oath of enlistment at the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base “Thunder and Lightning over Arizona” March 12. In front of hundreds of D-M open house air show guests 18…

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Air Force

Airmen make it rain on ‘Weather Geeks’

Posted  March 11, 2016

Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia — For some Airmen, being called a weather geek is a term of endearment. Two Airmen from the 557th Weather Wing recently embraced their inner geek and will share their passion and expertise on an upcoming episode of “Weather Geeks” on the Weather Channel. Lt. Col. James Weaver, deputy commander of…

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