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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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Core values require credibility

COLUMBUS AIR FORCEB BASE, Miss. — When I think about our Core Values of Integrity First, Service Before Self, Excellence in All We Do, I can’t help but think there is one word that sums all of these up: credibility. Merriam Webster defines credibility as the quality of being believed or accepted as true, real,…

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Security clearance investigations to include social media activity

People who use social media are constantly reminded to be careful when posting and sharing information because it's almost impossible to know who might be monitoring their activity.

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From military son to military father, a tribute to military dads

CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. (AFNS) — In light of Father’s Day, I would like to reflect on my experiences as a military father and my experiences being a military child. My father served in the U.S. Navy as a sonar technician in the late ‘90s for three years. In those three short years we lived…


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Air Force

Mission Spread Holiday Cheer

Posted  December 30, 2015

Airmen of the 162nd Wing Arizona Air National Guard's Aerospace Ground Equipment shop embarked on a special mission to make the holidays a little brighter for a deserving family this year.

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Bittersweet – The ups and downs of a military family

Posted  December 30, 2015

Being in the military often means sacrificing many things one can take for granted. Holidays and birthdays are times people expect to spend with loved ones, but that's not always possible for service men and women.

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50 years of giving

Posted  December 30, 2015

U.S. Airmen carried on a tradition of giving this holiday season, donating and delivering presents to about 1,200 grade schools students at four schools in southern Arizona.

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Bagram honors fallen Airmen

Posted  December 30, 2015

Service members from Bagram Airfield came together Dec. 23 to honor the memories of six Airmen killed in an improvised explosive device attack two days earlier.

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Face of Defense: Soldier spreads joy through love for piano

Posted  December 28, 2015

Among Army Spc. Anne Lee's earliest memories, she said, is being a young girl staring at the pianist during Sunday church services and wondering what it took to make that kind of music.

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