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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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Core values require credibility

COLUMBUS AIR FORCEB BASE, Miss. — When I think about our Core Values of Integrity First, Service Before Self, Excellence in All We Do, I can’t help but think there is one word that sums all of these up: credibility. Merriam Webster defines credibility as the quality of being believed or accepted as true, real,…

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Security clearance investigations to include social media activity

People who use social media are constantly reminded to be careful when posting and sharing information because it's almost impossible to know who might be monitoring their activity.

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From military son to military father, a tribute to military dads

CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. (AFNS) — In light of Father’s Day, I would like to reflect on my experiences as a military father and my experiences being a military child. My father served in the U.S. Navy as a sonar technician in the late ‘90s for three years. In those three short years we lived…


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Shattering the silence

Posted  June 8, 2016

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. (AFNS) — Editor’s note: The author’s name was redacted to protect their identity. I’m tired of the sound of silence. At a recent Green Dot leadership training session, I was asked to write down on a piece of paper an action that I would do as a leader to help implement…

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47th FS triumphs in second consecutive Hawgsmoke

Posted  June 8, 2016

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — The 47th Fighter Squadron was announced the winner and top team overall of Hawgsmoke 2016 at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., June 3. The remaining results of this year’s Hawgsmoke competition are listed below. 45 High Altitude Dive Bomb: 1. Capt. David Knighton 47th FS, D-M AFB 2. 1st Lt….

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Taking care of my Airmen

Posted  June 7, 2016

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. – What is Airman Leadership School? ALS is probably the most stressful and overwhelming experience I have yet to go through in my Air Force career. In my four and a half years in the Air Force, I have had multiple supervisors. Some good, some bad, and some in-between. Even…

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Pet health certificates: Essential for international PCS travel

Posted  June 7, 2016

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev.—With permanently changing stations already being a complex procedure for individuals, any way to simplify it is always welcomed by service members. When PCSing is already stacked with getting all the correct documents and information together before a move, the last thing on Service members minds are acquiring the necessary documents for bringing pets overseas….

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Air Force increases access to behavioral health care

Posted  June 7, 2016

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Nearly half of people with a treatable behavioral health disorder do not seek help from behavioral health professionals, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. However, 80 percent of this population does visit a primary care manager at least once a year. The Air Force Behavioral Health Optimization…

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