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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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SERE water survival training

Posted  January 11, 2016

DAVIS MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz.  — Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape water survival training taught by a SERE instructor from the 355th Operational Support Squadron refreshes an aircrew on how to survive in the event that they become stranded. Crew members complete an initial course and revisit the training every three years. The refresher training stimulates memories about surviving…

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Munitions Flight is the bomb

Posted  January 11, 2016

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz.  — Tucked away at D-M AFB, the 355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron munitions flight builds bombs. The munitions flight, also known as AMMO, supports the D-M AFB mission by assembling whatever types of munitions are needed. “The main focus for us is to support the flight line,” said U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Timothy Starling,…

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Local

Get home safe with AADD

Posted  January 11, 2016

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz.  — It’s been an evening of midwinter merriment at one of the local establishments. The bartender shouts “last call” and everyone clamors to the bar to grab one last drink or pay their tab for the evening. Among the crowd is a group of Airmen who have just realized that their designated…

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DoD

Services submit plans on integrating women into all military jobs

Posted  January 8, 2016

WASHINGTON — The Defense Department has received plans from each of the services for implementing plans to integrate women into all positions in the military, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said today. The office of the acting undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness received the plans, Cook said at a news conference. Defense Secretary…

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Air Force

AF officials announce civilian reduction in force

Posted  January 8, 2016

WASHINGTON (AFNS) —  In a continuing effort to meet Defense Department funding targets and rebalance the civilian workforce, some Air Force installations will implement civilian reduction in force authorities effective through April 4. Following a major command needs assessment in early August, more than 1,000 civilian overages were identified across 48 Air Force installations going…

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