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Air Force photograph by Airman Nathan H. Barbour Salutes & Awards

From NCO to CGO

Around this time in 2015, Caroline Rodriguez was serving in the rank of technical sergeant in the U.S. Air Force. She still serves today, but in a slightly altered uniform and has assumed much more responsibility.

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First commander’s final celebration

Members of the Arizona Air National Guard's 162nd Wing family gathered to celebrate the life and memory of retired Maj. Gen. Donald E. Morris during a ceremony in Tucson, Ariz., Oct. 14.

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier Local

Training detachment expands maintainers’ knowledge AF-wide

From the outside, it’s a barren building with no windows and few travelers through the doors, but down its concrete halls, Airmen from all over the world are expanding their knowledge on aircraft maintenance.

Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Louis Vega Jr. Local

Pioneering new ground

As the Air Force Reserve Command’s only unit-equipped, both actively and classically associated organization, the 924th Fighter Group stood up at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, Ariz., in the spring of 2014.

Photo by Trisha A. Dennis Local

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebaration

FORT IRWIN, Calif. – September is Hispanic Heritage Month at Fort Irwin and over 150 Soldiers and family members attended the Hispanic Heritage celebration at the Sandy Basin Community Center, Wed. The guest speaker, Command Sgt. Maj. Eric J. Vidal, Regimental Support Squadron, 11th ACR Command Sergeant Major, shared his experiences of growing up in…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Shannon Hall)
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Standards don’t change – on duty or off

Posted  May 18, 2016

DYESS AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Integrity first, service before self and excellence in all we do are core values that U.S. Air Force Airmen live by. Although these are important values for the Air Force, every base has their own principles that are essential to accomplishing the mission. Brig. Gen. Glen VanHerck, 7th Bomb…

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Flight plan outlines next 20 years for RPA

Posted  May 18, 2016

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Air Force leaders outlined what the next 20 years will look like for remotely piloted aircraft in the Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Flight Plan published April 30. “The Small UAS Flight Plan outlines a vision and strategy for the continued development, operation and sustainment of SUAS over the next 20 years,” said…

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Face of Defense: Wounded Warriors motivate squad leader

Posted  May 18, 2016

NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY BETHESDA — A soldier going through the Warrior Transition Brigade asked Army Staff Sgt. Loriann DeMelis, an inpatient squad leader here, if she had done her pull-ups. “No, once you start doing them I’ll start doing them,” DeMelis said. The soldier rolled his wheelchair into DeMelis’ doorway, raised himself up to the pull-up bar…

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Health & Safety

Q & A with AFSOUTH Command Surgeon: Zika Virus

Posted  May 17, 2016

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — With the Zika virus making headlines since it was confirmed throughout the Western Hemisphere, the Air Forces Southern Command Surgeon offered to answer common questions about the virus. U.S. Air Force Colonel Leslie A. Knight is the Command Surgeon for 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) at Davis-Monthan AFB,…

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‘Extremely aggressive’ Russia endangers lives, Work says

Posted  May 17, 2016

WASHINGTON — In buzzing the USS Donald Cook in the Baltic Sea last month, Russia engaged in reckless actions that unnecessarily endangered lives, Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work said. “It’s clear that the Russians are becoming extremely aggressive in both the Black Sea and the Baltic Sea,” Work told reporters May 12, as he traveled from Romania to Poland. Russian…

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