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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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US, Australia, Japan launch Operation Christmas Drop

Posted  December 10, 2015

ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam (AFNS) — With the holiday season now in full swing, C-130 Hercules aircrews and support personnel from Japan Air Self-Defense Force, Royal Australian Air Force and the 374th Airlift Wing at Yokota Air Base, Japan, began spreading cheer and joy while practicing critical humanitarian aid/disaster relief (HA/DR) training by delivering…

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Veteran unemployment rate lowest in nearly 8 years

Posted  December 8, 2015

WASHINGTON — A concerted national effort to hire veterans, coupled with their sought-after essential skills training, likely had an effect on making October’s veteran unemployment rate the lowest since April 2008, a Defense Department official said Nov. 30. Susan S. Kelly, who leads DoD’s Transition to Veterans Program Office, spoke to DoD News about the October…

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D-M’s Open House 2016 scheduled for March 13-14

Posted  December 8, 2015

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz — Davis-Monthan Air Force Base is scheduled to host “Thunder and Lightning over Arizona 2016” on March 12 and 13. Next year’s event will feature a performance by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, the service’s premier jet demonstration team. The base will open its doors for this free event to showcase military…

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Defense

Carter opens all military occupations, positions to women

Posted  December 8, 2015

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced today that beginning in January 2016, all military occupations and positions will be open to women, without exception. For the first time in U.S. military history, as long as they qualify and meet specific standards, the secretary said women will be able to contribute to the Defense Department mission…

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New maintenance hangar unveiled at 309th AMARG

Posted  December 8, 2015

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — A ribbon cutting ceremony unveiling the new 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group maintenance hangar was held Dec. 7. The $25 million, 76,746-square-foot high-bay hangar is now a high-visibility flagship 309th AMARG facility and features accommodations for VIP visitors in a two-story administration section with an overlooking observation deck. “This wonderful…

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