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DOD makes last-minute push for food donations in ‘Feds Feed Families’

Diane Carter remembers what it was like to go hungry.

Air Force photograph by Carolyn Herrick Defense

East Coast training provides joint experience for Army, Air Force

Approximately 50 Air Force Reserve Airmen from the 943rd Rescue Group deployed for training to the East Coast for joint operations July 31 to Aug 12.

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Highway to the drop zone

High winds and dust whipped the uniforms of two Airmen as they attempted to rescue a woman trapped in the cab of her semitractor-trailer.

Air Force photograph by SrA. Mozer O. Da Cunha Air Force

Colombians kick off Green Flag East in Louisiana

Forty-five Colombian Airmen and four Colombian Air Force A-29B Super Tucanos are operating from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., as part of Exercise Green Flag East Aug. 15-29.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby Local

Airman cleared to land AF-level award

Air traffic controllers have one of the most demanding and stressful jobs in the Air Force. With no room for error, they must be calm, decisive and quick thinking in order to be effective.

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Health & Safety

TRICARE Online and MiCare have similarities, differences

Posted  August 7, 2015

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — TRICARE Online and MiCare Secure Messaging may seem to offer the same services, but there are important differences to these software tools, which are designed to enhance access to care for all military beneficiaries. “Both programs are endorsed by the Military Heath System, and although they may seem very similar, in actuality…

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Air Force vice chief of staff discusses education, innovation

Posted  August 7, 2015

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Larry O. Spencer and Jack Buckley, the senior vice president of research for the College Board, spoke about innovation and education during the Military Child Education Coalition’s 17th National Training Seminar July 31. Spencer, who was a military child himself, spoke on the importance of…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Airmen 1st class Cheyenne Morigeau)

Certified to save lives

Posted  August 7, 2015

Twenty-one U.S. Air Force Airmen graduated from a paramedic training course at the Pima Community College Public Safety and Emergency Services Institute July 31. The course is a four-month accelerated paramedic certification that is usually 10 months to complete and consists of classroom and field experience training created specifically for Airmen. This was the third…

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(Photo by Capt. A. Bongers)
Air Force

NATO’s first AWACS aircraft remains in the desert

Posted  August 7, 2015

It’s almost as if weather elements, mainly the heat and wind, absorbed all life that once enabled these aircraft to fly. Like mummies, patched with white coating, they are parked in orderly rows on sandy terrain, in a blasting sun. Most liquids have been drained, valuable parts have been removed. Some aircraft are waiting for…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Adam Grant)
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AFSOUTH works with partner nations in annual exercise

Posted  August 7, 2015

Members of 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) came together with 19 other partner nations in a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored exercise that focused on ensuring the defense of the Panama Canal. PANAMAX is a training exercise with scenarios that are focused around the Panama Canal.  “The primary objective of the exercise was to practice the…

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