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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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Competitive career opportunities exist via officer crossflow program

One of today’s opportunities for officers to broaden career options comes from the nonrated line officer crossflow program, which currently has openings for officers on active duty in certain career fields to volunteer for retraining into undermanned career fields. The program is designed to optimize the officer inventory and reduce risk in several key mission…

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Putting mental health in focus

Posted  May 6, 2016

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AFNS) — Nearly one in five adults, or 43 million Americans, has a diagnosable mental disorder, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Contrary to many other brain disorders, effective treatments are available for mental disorders. May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time of year to bring awareness to mental…

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Carter announces sexual assault retaliation prevention strategy

Posted  May 6, 2016

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced today a sexual assault retaliation prevention and response strategy, saying both sexual assault and retaliation against those who report it are attacks against the values of the military. “Wherever sexual assault occurs — whether it’s on the front lines or here at home — it not only undermines…

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Pentagon spokesman: Up to 250 more U.S. forces to deploy to Syria

Posted  May 6, 2016

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Up to 250 additional U.S. personnel are being deployed to Syria to support local forces on the ground and build on successes of U.S. forces already deployed there in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the Pentagon’s press secretary said April 25. The additional personnel include special…

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Air University wargamers battle to keep America’s lights on

Posted  May 5, 2016

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. (AFNS) — Cyber experts from across the military, government agencies and private industry joined forces here April 27, to mitigate future cyberattacks within the U.S. The Air Force Cyber College’s two-day wargame brought the CIA, FBI, Goldman Sachs and others into participation. Security experts analyzed how they handled cyberthreats independently,…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum)
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Long awaited Purple Heart

Posted  May 5, 2016

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. – Julius Farrar words begin to fill the auditorium and a hush engulfs the crowd that looks upon him as they listen with reverence. Respect is apparent just by gazing around at the Airmen who now hang on Farrar’s every sentence. As the medically retired Airman 1st Class begins to…

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