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Research, technology aid effort to help TBI patients

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Since the Vietnam War, doctors have seen an increase in service members returning from combat with traumatic brain injuries from blasts. At the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE), a directorate of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, doctors and therapists use research and technology to help service members with…

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Retired Airman builds bonds, resilience with comedic veterans

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. (AFNS) — After 28 years of service, Maj. Darlean Basuedayva was selected for retirement during the 2011 U.S. Air Force reduction board. Basuedayva dreamed of commissioning since she was in grade school, and was crushed by the separation, she said. The Air Force was not only her ticket out of working in…

U.S. Airmen and civilians from the 355th Comptroller Squadron volunteer at the Food Bank of Southern Arizona, Ariz., in Tucson, July 14, 2016. They participated in a three hour volunteer shift, which involved sorting and boxing different kinds of nonperishable foods. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Nathan H. Barbour/Released) Local

Food for thought

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — An Air Force base cannot function properly or complete its mission effectively without public trust and support from the local community. The Honorary Commander Program opens the door to good communication by allowing D-M and the Tucson, Arizona community to see how each other operate. “The program is used to…

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Face of Defense: Wounded Warrior continues Marine Corps career

MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. — “This seemed like a good way to give back to the Marine Corps and thank them for letting me stick around after I got wounded,” said Marine Corps Master Sgt. Berle Sigman, a student in the Faculty Advisor Course at the Staff Noncommissioned Officer Academy. Sigman, who graduated from the…

(Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jack Sanders) Defense

U.S. personnel in Turkey safe, Pentagon spokesman says

WASHINGTON — All U.S. service members and civilians in Turkey are safe in the wake of the July 15 attempted coup there, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook told reporters today. “We’ve taken appropriate steps to maintain the safety and security of our civilian and military personnel, their families and our facilities, and we will continue to…


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Warfighter of the Week: Staff Sgt. Jonathan Allen

Posted  January 28, 2016

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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Free tax return preparation available for D-M community

Posted  January 28, 2016

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, ARIZ. — The Davis-Monthan AFB Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Office is gearing up for the next tax season.  DMAFB VITA volunteers are trained and certified by the IRS to prepare a variety of returns for our military community.  This is a free service for any Active Duty, dependents (with military ID), National…

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Air Force

Astronaut rescue exercise proves Airmen ready to support space mission

Posted  January 28, 2016

  PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AFNS) — It’s not common an astronaut must be rescued out of rough open waters after descending home to Earth in a crewed capsule. But when those space race-era days of human space flight return, a small Air Force detachment knows they will be ready. The 45th Operations Group’s…

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Defense

Officials announce winning design concept for National WWI Memorial

Posted  January 27, 2016

WASHINGTON — The United States World War One Centennial Commission yesterday announced the winning design concept for a national memorial for what was known at the time as “The Great War.” The incredible service and sacrifice of those who served in World War I a century ago finally will be honored in a memorial in the…

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Defense

Vice Chairman: Military, Nation Need Dialogue About New Technologies

Posted  January 27, 2016

WASHINGTON — The military, the people of the United States and the people of the world need to understand the profound impacts of technologies on the horizon today, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said at the Brookings Institution here this morning. Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva told a packed room that…

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