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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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Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course

Posted  February 11, 2016

The Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course will take place here March 3-6, with aircraft and personnel scheduled to arrive March 1-2 and depart March 7. During the course, civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft will practice flying in formation together. Heritage flights raise public awareness of…

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The Wrestling Airman

Posted  February 10, 2016

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Two villains jumped in the wrestling ring and started to yell at the crowd. Loud boos and insults were hurled back in response. The show was sold out, the crowd had warmed up after watching some preliminary matches, and it was time for a big tag team match. Everyone was waiting…

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Innovating fitness

Posted  February 10, 2016

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — The 355th Fighter Wing commander invited U.S. Airmen to showcase their original ideas during the Innovate DLT event. U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Camille Galang, 355th Fighter Wing Command Post emergency action controller, was one of the nine innovators presenting their ideas to the panel; which included the 355 FW commander…

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AFCEC visits D-M

Posted  February 10, 2016

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Fifteen civilian Airmen from the Air Force Civil Engineer Center, Asset Visibility Team from Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, and three Air Force reservists from the 622nd Civil Engineer flight, Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Georgia, conducted built infrastructure assessments on building equipment and energy audits, Jan. 25 to Feb. 5. The…

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Purple Heart recipient parking space unveiled at D-M AFB

Posted  February 8, 2016

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. –  — A parking space was dedicated to Purple Heart Medal recipients in the parking lot of the Exchange Feb. 4th. One of six active duty members on base who have received the Purple Heart, U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Robert Disney, 48th Rescue Squadron superintendent, spoke during the dedication ceremony….

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