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AF Senior leaders give State of the Air Force address

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Mark A. Welsh III held a State of the Air Force address at the Pentagon, Aug. 24. The first topic of discussion was about Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone’s heroic actions aboard a train in France. James…

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“I know you don’t want me to, but I miss home”

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Pixar’s movie “Inside Out” is a movie every military family should see. I say family because it is not just for kids. Although it is an animated film, its themes are not light fare. This is a thinking person’s movie, full of imagination and psychological insight. More importantly, it is a…

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US Airman recognized as ‘hero’ in Paris

PARIS (AFNS) — U.S. Ambassador to France, Jane D. Hartly, recognized Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone for his actions in saving countless lives during a terrorist attack aboard a train headed toward Paris Aug. 21. “We often use the word hero, and in this case I know that word has never been more appropriate,” Hartley…

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The power of family

MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho — As the saying goes, “the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree,” Tech. Sgt. Matthew Turner, NCO in charge of the 391st Fighter Squadron medical element, grew up under the watchful eye of a security forces chief master sergeant and proved just that. Turner has developed into the epitome of…

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Secure Research Wing broadens Air University horizons

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. — Air University marked a progressive step forward in faculty and student academic research opportunities with the opening of a new Secure Research Wing Aug. 19. A project two years in the making, the research wing is intended to address limitations in academic studies stemming from the inability to provide…


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Salutes & Awards

Warfighter of the Week: Senior Airman Kyle Streets

Posted  August 13, 2015

  Senior Airman Kyle Streets, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) personnel security manager, was recognized as the Warfighter of the Week, July 27, 2015. Streets was born into a military lifestyle and by the time he graduated high school he already knew that he wanted to continue in his parents’ footsteps. “Being an Army…

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Health & Safety

Comprehensive Airman Fitness on the go

Posted  August 13, 2015

BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. (AFNS) — The Wingman Toolkit, an outreach and communication tool designed to ensure Airmen have quick and easy access to the latest Comprehensive Airman Fitness programs and resources, now has a mobile app available to download. The app provides resources to improve mental, physical, social and spiritual fitness, all at the touch…

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D-M to host “Meet & Greet Night” in Tucson

Posted  August 13, 2015

Davis-Monthan AFB leadership is scheduled to host a “Meet & Greet” for the local community Aug. 26 at 6 p.m. at Rincon High School. The event will give the Tucson community an opportunity to learn about current D-M missions and meet some of the Airmen assigned to the base. Davis-Monthan’s Commander, Col. James Meger, will…

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Air Force MWD handler reunites with best friend

Posted  August 13, 2015

ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. — “It was a very long day of searching [a village in Iraq],” said U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Mark Bush, 28th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, referring to one day during a deployment to Iraq in 2010. “We searched vehicles in the area for hours, both parked and passing…

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Salutes & Awards

Warfighter of the Week: Tech. Sgt. Anthony Moore

Posted  August 13, 2015

Tech Sgt. Anthony Moore, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) weapons safety manager, was recognized as the Warfighter of the Week, June 29. Moore, a native of New Bern, North Carolina, has been serving in the Air Force for 18 years. After graduating high school and attending college for a semester, Moore decided to join…

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Intel Airman sets record

Posted  August 13, 2015

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb.  — For the average Airman, the beginning of their career looks pretty similar: complete basic military training and technical school and then at their first duty station, knock out career development courses. When Airman 1st Class Nathan M. Dunster, 55th Intelligence Support Squadron electronic warfare systems apprentice, arrived at Offutt in August…

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Veterans

VA launches no-cost training to transitioning servicemembers

Posted  August 13, 2015

WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today launched two new no-cost training programs, Accelerated Learning Programs (ALPs) and VA Learning Hubs, to help transitioning Servicemembers and Veterans from all eras learn skills, earn credentials, and advance in civilian careers following separation from service. ALPs and Learning Hubs are part of VA’s Veterans Economic…

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Events

Local Briefs

Posted  August 13, 2015

Space Drafts Public Talk Series Aug. 19, 7:30 p.m. –   Borderlands Brewery  Dr. Veronica Bray presents “New Horizons at Pluto” In a public talk series hosted by Borderland Brewery, space science researchers from the Department of Astronomy, Lunar and Planetary Lab, Planetary Science Institute, and NOAO share cutting edge research happening right here in…

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Arizona heat hard on vehicle

Posted  August 13, 2015

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Arizona — It’s that time of year again when most Arizona vehicle owners put up their sunshades to protect their vehicle’s interior from the heat, but this will do little to protect the vehicle’s engine parts and tires. “With the extreme heat in Arizona, the main areas of the car that are usually…

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Fighter Pilot: Hopper to bring resolve to Aug. 8 triathlon

Posted  August 13, 2015

  VANCE AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — Three weeks before Maj. Christina Hopper’s first half-Ironman race, she came down with bronchitis. She carried the sticky, coughing weight with her as she continued training, hoping that she’d kick it before race day. In a doctor’s office on the Tuesday before the race, as her still-inflamed lungs…

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