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Air Force Brothers: piloting their careers since birth

(U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman Jackson N. Haddon)ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — The year was 2013; the President of the United States was flying to Israel for Passover and three C-17 Globemaster III’s and one C-5 Galaxy would be accompanying him. Two of the pilots had more than the mission in common; they…

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First-female amputee to return to cockpit

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. –After an above-the-knee amputation, one HC-130J pilot solidified her place in history as the sixth amputee and the first-female amputee to return to the cockpit July 22. Following nearly 15 months of rehabilitation, learning to walk, run and fly again, U.S. Air Force Capt. Christy Wise, 71st Rescue Squadron HC-130J…

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Goldfein hosts first town hall with CMSAF

The Air Force’s top officer and enlisted leader hosted a town hall forum in the Boyd Auditorium at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., July 20, 2016.

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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…


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Defense

Pentagon announces changes to military decorations, awards program

Posted  January 12, 2016

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Pentagon has made a number of changes to the military decorations and awards program to ensure service members receive appropriate recognition of their actions, according to a statement released Jan. 7. The changes come after a long and deliberate review, a defense official told reporters in a Jan. 6 background briefing. Then-Defense Secretary…

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Local

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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Local

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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