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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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162nd Wing firefighters complete joint live fire training

Posted  January 20, 2016

TUCSON, Ariz. — Firefighters with the Arizona Air National Guard’s 162nd Wing located at Tucson International Airport participated in a joint live fire training with firefighters from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base and the Tucson International Airport on Dec. 8 at D-M AFB. This aircraft fire exercise provides personnel the opportunity to work with partner agencies to extinguish…

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Tucson Chapter of the DFC Society renamed

Posted  January 18, 2016

(U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Chris Massey/Released) A plaque with a picture of U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Charles M. Walling and the new name of the Tucson Chapter of the Distinguished Flying Cross Society was unveiled at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Jan. 13, 2016. Walling died while flying an F4C Phantom…

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Atlanta, Georgia, USA --- Martin Luther King Jr. listens at a meeting of the SCLC, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, at a restaurant in Atlanta. The SCLC is a civil rights organization formed by Martin Luther King after the success of the Montgomery bus boycott. --- Image by © Flip Schulke/CORBIS
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MLK day 2016 Remember! Celebrate! Act!

Posted  January 18, 2016

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a vital figure of the modern era and a pivotal figure in the civil rights movement.  In sermons and speeches, Dr. King’s voice rang out with a call for us to work toward a better tomorrow.  His actions inspired men and women, young and old,…

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Cactus Flag

Posted  January 18, 2016

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — The 355th Fighter Wing held the first large force employment and expeditionary exercise this year from Jan. 11-15 known as Cactus Flag. Cactus Flag brought a unique spin to the usual exercise routine. The exercise tested the 355th Fighter Wing on a broad scope of expeditionary skills across all units. Normally an…

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The Ghost over the highway: Reservists renew bond with Desert Storm AC-130A gunship

Posted  January 15, 2016

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — More than 20 years after two Air Force Reserve Command leaders flew into combat together over the “Highway of Death” in Iraq, they were reunited with the aircraft that took them on the mission. Maj. Gen. Richard S. “Beef” Haddad and Col. Randal L. Bright boarded the AC-130A gunship — No. 55-0014…

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