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Air Force major to be recognized at 2016 BET Awards

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Maj. Kenyatta Ruffin, an instructor pilot with the 469th Flying Training Squadron at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, will be recognized during the Shine a Light segment of the 2016 BET Awards to air live, June 26 at 8 p.m. PST/7 CST. Through Shine a Light, BET recognizes individuals…

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Health literacy key for better health, better care

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Just as the ability to read, write and be literate is critical to the processing of information in day-to-day life, health care has its own component of literacy. Health literacy is the capacity of individuals to obtain, process and understand health information and services in order to make informed decisions about…

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Students lead large-scale joint forcible entry exercise

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (AFNS) — Sixteen mobility Airmen attending the U.S. Air Force Weapons School at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, participated in a joint forcible entry exercise at the Nevada Test and Training Range June 18. The exercise, known as JFE Vul, is a large-scale air mobility exercise designed to expose students to…

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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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Welcome to the 2016 Thunder and Lightning over Arizona!

Posted  March 4, 2016

Here’s your guide to what you can find at Thunder and Lightning over Arizona! Saturday, March 12 & Sunday, March 13 9 a.m. – Gates Open 11 a.m. – Aerial Demonstrations Begin 5 p.m. – Gates Close Entrance Procedures: • The Craycroft and Swan Gates will be open for general public entry to the Open…

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Base Leadership

Posted  March 4, 2016

The 355th Fighter Wing is the host unit at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, however, other units also call D-M home. Twelfth Air Force, the 563rd Rescue Group and The Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG) are all based out of D-M.

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History of the 355th Fighter Wing at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base

Posted  March 4, 2016

On July 1, 1971 the Air Force reactivated the 355th Tactical Fighter Wing (TFW) at Davis-Monthan with the Vought A-7D Corsair II as the primary weapon system. In early 1975 the 355 TFW prepared for conversion to the nameless Fairchild Republic A-10 (it would be nearly three years before the name Thunderbolt II was officially…

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Aircraft on static display throughout the weekend

Posted  March 4, 2016

A-10C HH-60G HC-130P EC-130H F-16 F-15C AT-38C T-1 T-6 T-38 AC-130W CV-22 C-5 C-17 KC-10 RC-135 MQ-1 MQ-9 KC-135 B-1B S-3 EA-6B F-4 F-35 E-3 L-39 O-2A P-51 AT-6 CJ-6 C-45 T-28C T-28B Waco UPF7 WWI SE-5 German Jungmann Skybolt Bi-plane British Lightning Harrier GR3 Cessna 182 CBP (UH-60, AS-350, Citation 550, C210) TPD/DPS (Jet…

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EC-130H Compass Call

Posted  March 4, 2016

The EC-130H Compass Call is an airborne tactical weapon system using a heavily modified version of the C-130 Hercules airframe. The system disrupts enemy command and control communications and limits adversary coordination essential for enemy force management. The Compass Call system employs offensive counter-information and electronic attack (or EA) capabilities in support of U.S. and…

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