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WHYP it into shape

With their heart pounding, lungs burning, leaden feet and heavy legs, thoughts of wanting to stop cross many runners’ minds. To overcome these thoughts, being surrounded by others that give encouraging words can help.

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Air Force Marathon makes major changes for 2019

The Air Force Marathon opened registration for their 2019 event Jan. 1 with major changes designed to improve the experience for more than 12,000 annual runners.

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One base, one boss: 355th wing strengthens mission competence

After winning the 2018 U.S. Air Force Commander-in-Chief’s Installation Excellence award, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona continued to strengthen its mission competence by officially re-designating as the 355th Wing on Jan. 2, 2019.

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Air Force Association recognizes D-M pilot

The annual joint awards dinner for the Old Pueblo Flight and Tucson’s Air Force Association Chapter was held on Dec. 6, 2018, at Davis-Monthan AFB. Each year the Daedalian Flight recognizes an active-duty pilot from Davis-Monthan AFB as its “Pilot of the Year.”  The winner was Capt. Sergio Lozano, 55th Electronic Combat Group. Lozano is…

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Digital Guardians: Installation Cyber Security

Due to technology’s exponential growth, access to powerful computers and dynamic software has become increasingly easier for a wide margin of people to obtain.


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Chaplains help build relationships

Posted  January 9, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev.  — Relationships come and go — personal and professional — yet some of them are too precious, or important, and are worth fighting for when the going gets rough. Many people come to military chaplains with their pains, worries and hardships. “I feel misunderstood.” “My best friend and I just don’t…

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Boeing completes successful first flight in KC-46 program

Posted  January 9, 2015

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFNS) —  The KC-46 Pegasus development program completed its first flight of Engineering, Manufacturing and Development (EMD) aircraft #1 Dec. 28. EMD #1 is a provisioned 767-2C freighter and the critical building block for the KC-46 missionized aerial refueler. The maiden flight took off at 9:29 AM PST from Paine…

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U.S. Military begins training Iraqi Forces to take on ISIL

Posted  January 9, 2015

WASHINGTON – The United States has begun training Iraqi army recruits, a central part of the strategy by the U.S.-led coalition that is working with the Iraqi government to retake territory and ultimately defeat Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in the country. Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren told reporters today that…

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AF government travel cards receive tech upgrade

Posted  January 9, 2015

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Beginning this month, Citibank is issuing chip and PIN-enabled government travel cards (GTC) to new card applicants, individuals whose cards will expire in 2015 and individuals who have reported lost or stolen cards. This is the first phase in a multi-phased rollout, which will enhance the security and convenience of government travel…

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DOD releases 2015 military pay, compensation rates

Posted  January 9, 2015

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Defense Department announced the 2015 military pay and compensation rates for service members Dec. 22, with most service members receiving a 1 percent increase in basic pay. The new rates for basic pay, basic allowance for housing (BAH), basic allowance for subsistence (BAS), and the cost of living allowance (COLA) rates…

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