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Sites of African American Memories

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Dr. Carter G. Woodson, founder of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, once said, “Those who have no record of what their forebears have accomplished lose the inspiration which comes from the teaching of biography and history.”  The ASALH selected the theme, Hallowed Grounds:…

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Officials describe plans to integrate women into combat roles

WASHINGTON — Senior Army, Navy and Marine Corps officials outlined plans to integrate women into combat roles before the Senate Armed Forces Committee today, and agreed incorporating women into combat ranks is the right path for the future. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, Army Undersecretary Patrick J. Murphy, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley…

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Airmen partner with veterans for a retreat ceremony

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — The American flag flying outside the 355th Fighter Wing building was lowered ceremoniously and handed off to a veteran’s organization to be retired Jan. 28. An American flag is retired from service when it is badly torn, tattered or is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display….

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Please try to write back

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. (AFNS) — Bringing a little holiday cheer to an unknown service member was all an 8-year-old boy was trying to do 25 years ago. A single letter united a pair of Air Force veterans, and the handwritten greeting made its way back to its author — now an Air Force major —…

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Warfighter of the Week: Staff Sgt. Jonathan Allen

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Staff Sgt. Jonathan Allen, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) Client Systems Technician and Executive Communications Support staff member, was recognized as the Warfighter of the Week, Jan. 19, 2016. Allen was introduced to the military lifestyle at a very young age, with his father serving in the Navy.  But it…


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Face of Defense: New York Guard Officer Becomes Champion Powerlifter

Posted  September 3, 2015

WEBSTER, N.Y.— What started as a weightlifting hobby at the gym while deployed at Guantanamo Bay in 2011 and 2012 has become a record-breaking event for New York Army National Guard Capt. Jeremy Hillyard. Hillyard, a battle-staff officer in the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team headquarters based in Syracuse, took five prizes in the Aug….

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Commissary food bank donations top 4 million pounds

Posted  September 3, 2015

FORT LEE, Va. – In a classic case of a crisis creating an opportunity, the government shutdown of 2013 served as a catalyst to revive donations from military commissaries to local food banks, with the stores donating more than 4 million pounds of groceries to date, including an expected 2 million pounds this year alone….

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Enlisted Airmen: A legacy of professionals

Posted  August 18, 2015

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Professionalism was the common thread when the Air Force’s senior enlisted leader talked about the Airmen of yesterday, today and tomorrow during the Air Force Association’s Air and Space Conference and Technology Exposition Sept. 16 in Washington D.C. “I want to talk to you about the legacy of more than seven million…

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354th EFS completes historic TSP deployment

Posted  August 7, 2015

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany  — The 354th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron completed its theater security package mission throughout Europe in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve July 31, 2015. The squadron’s 12 A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft and approximately 300 Airmen from the 355th Fighter Wing, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, forward-deployed to Eastern European locations and conduct flying training…

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AF implements restricted endorsement, stratification for E-8 EPRs

Posted  August 7, 2015

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Restricted senior rater endorsement and stratification for senior NCO enlisted performance reports will be implemented in conjunction with the July 31 senior master sergeant EPR closeout date. Endorsement and stratification restrictions for senior NCOs are part of ongoing Air Force enlisted evaluation and promotion system changes underway since…

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