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Air Force Brothers: piloting their careers since birth

(U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman Jackson N. Haddon)ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — The year was 2013; the President of the United States was flying to Israel for Passover and three C-17 Globemaster III’s and one C-5 Galaxy would be accompanying him. Two of the pilots had more than the mission in common; they…

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First-female amputee to return to cockpit

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. –After an above-the-knee amputation, one HC-130J pilot solidified her place in history as the sixth amputee and the first-female amputee to return to the cockpit July 22. Following nearly 15 months of rehabilitation, learning to walk, run and fly again, U.S. Air Force Capt. Christy Wise, 71st Rescue Squadron HC-130J…

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Goldfein hosts first town hall with CMSAF

The Air Force’s top officer and enlisted leader hosted a town hall forum in the Boyd Auditorium at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., July 20, 2016.

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Research, technology aid effort to help TBI patients

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Since the Vietnam War, doctors have seen an increase in service members returning from combat with traumatic brain injuries from blasts. At the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE), a directorate of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, doctors and therapists use research and technology to help service members with…

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Retired Airman builds bonds, resilience with comedic veterans

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. (AFNS) — After 28 years of service, Maj. Darlean Basuedayva was selected for retirement during the 2011 U.S. Air Force reduction board. Basuedayva dreamed of commissioning since she was in grade school, and was crushed by the separation, she said. The Air Force was not only her ticket out of working in…


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One man’s power behind the iron

Posted  February 16, 2016

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — The circumference of his arms test the strength of the fabric of the normally baggy sleeves of his Airman Battle Uniform, which stretches across his chest just far enough to look like a snug fit. It’s easy to see that he’s a large man, and though his uniform may…

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People and Places

Every scarf tells a story

Posted  February 16, 2016

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Arizona — Within a dusty room, a simple conversation took place among four officers stationed at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan, which would not only change their lives, but the lives of oppressed women struggling to survive in a Taliban-ravaged province. In 2011, Capt. Joseph Stenger III, 62nd Fighter Squadron F-35 instructor…

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AF officials announce FY 2017 budget force structure changes

Posted  February 16, 2016

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Air Force officials released force structure changes resulting from the president’s fiscal year 2017 budget Feb. 12. This year’s budget request continues the momentum gained from the recovery provided by the 2015 Bipartisan Budget Act, but still reflects the tough choices the Air Force was forced to make as the demand for Air Force…

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Warfighter of the Week: Tech. Sgt. Cassandra White

Posted  February 15, 2016

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz.  — Tech. Sgt. Cassandra White, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) non-commissioned officer in charge of knowledge management was recognized as the Warfighter of the Week, Jan. 25, 2016. At first, White didn’t have an idea of what she wanted to do when she graduated high school. “I didn’t have plans to…

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Applying pressure

Posted  February 15, 2016

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Running through the same morning routine before work, Ivan Grijalva climbed into his truck for his commute to work. As he was driving down a Tucson country road, a single headlight appeared in Grijalva’s rearview mirror. The vehicle sped past his truck and proceeded ahead. The fast-moving motorcycle headed towards a…

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