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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Cheyenne A. Powers Veterans

SAVAHCS hosts POW/MIA recognition ceremony

The Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Health Care System held a remembrance ceremony at their main campus in Tucson, Ariz., Sept. 16.

Air Force photograph by Airman Nathan H. Barbour Local

48th RQS Airmen participate in high angle rescue training

Pararescuemen are required to be proficient in a great number of rescue techniques. When they aren’t deployed, they are honing their skills and learning new ones.

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Chris Drzazgowski Local

Runway 12 ILS guides first approaching aircraft

The Runway 12 Instrument Landing System guided its first approaching aircraft at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 15.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby Local

Guardian Angel Combat Leaders Course put into action

It takes countless years of career field education, multiple deployments and temporary duty assignments to become a pararescue team leader.

Air National Guard photograph by Master Sgt. Marvin R. Preston Salutes & Awards

Taking care of people earns spotlight

It is common to see a first sergeant spotlight the accomplishments of outstanding Airmen while remaining in the shadows, but this time the spotlight is on the Arizona National Guard's Senior Master Sgt. Jack Minaya as the Air National Guard's Outstanding First Sergeant of the Year.


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Local

2014 Air Force safety awards announced, D-M a big winner

Posted  February 27, 2015

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AFNS) — Air Force Chief of Safety Maj. Gen. Kurt F. Neubauer recently announced the recipients of the Secretary of the Air Force, Chief of Staff and Chief of Safety Awards for 2014. The 355th Fighter Wing at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base earned the “Air Force Chief of Safety Outstanding…

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Air Force

Pay dates increase for civilians in 2015

Posted  February 27, 2015

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Civilian employees will have 27 pay dates in 2015 compared to the usual 26, so some employees might need to adjust their Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) contribution elections to receive the maximum agency matching contributions for 2015. The Internal Revenue Code imposes a limit each year on the…

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Air Force

Why Air Force Smart Operations – or AFSO?

Posted  February 27, 2015

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO – RANDOLPH, TEXAS — Confucius once said that in order for a man to move a mountain he must first begin by carrying away its small stones. Now, if one is to imagine the Air Force as that giant mountain, how does an Airman begin trying to move it? That is,…

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Commentary

Just American: A century of Black life

Posted  February 27, 2015

COLUMBUS AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. (AFNS) — Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. The event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted Harvard-trained historian Carter Woodson….

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Defense

Sanctions having a mixed effect on Russia, officials say

Posted  February 27, 2015

WASHINGTON– U.S. and European sanctions imposed on Russia for its support of Ukrainian separatists and the annexation of Crimea are having a significant impact on Russia’s economy but have not curtailed Moscow’s continued intervention in the region, two senior Defense Department officials told Congress today. “We are hearing, for example, more dissatisfaction of the oligarchs,…

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