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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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T.E.A.M. Together, Everyone Achieves More

Posted  March 9, 2016

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — “There is no limit to what can be accomplished if it doesn’t matter who gets the credit.” Ralph Waldo Emerson “Team” is one small word that can make a big difference. No matter where you are, no matter what you do, you cannot do great things without a great team…

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Newest ‘Freedom Flyer’ takes final flight for his B-52 crew

Posted  March 10, 2016

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — The events on Dec. 20, 1972, were clearly on the mind of former Air Force pilot Paul Granger as he exited a T-38C Talon following a special hourlong flight March 3 that began and ended on the east flightline at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph. Caught up in the emotional…

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SecAF & U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy visit Davis-Monthan Air Force Base

Posted  March 16, 2016

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz — Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and Deputy Secretary of Energy Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall visited Davis-Monthan Air Force Base for the first time to gain firsthand knowledge about the various missions operations, priorities, capabilities, March 9. The officials also visited the base to discuss D-M’s significant contributions…

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Tucson hometown hero soars with the Thunderbirds
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Tucson hometown hero soars with the Thunderbirds

Posted  March 16, 2016

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Conrad Nelson, from the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, secures Brendan Lyons, Tucson community hometown hero, in Thunderbird 7, an F-16 Fighting Falcon, at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 11, 2016. Lyons was nominated as a hometown hero to fly with the Thunderbirds because of his commitment to…

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Sentinel of space found in Alaskan wilderness

Posted  March 16, 2016

CLEAR AIR FORCE STATION, Alaska (AFNS) — Among the bears, moose, wolves and wolverines of Alaska’s interior is a silent sentinel of space — Clear Air Force Station. Its personnel keep an eye on things above for the sake of tactical warning of ballistic missile attacks against the U.S. and Canada and space situational awareness. The…

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