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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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D-M special observance program changes in 2016

Posted  December 18, 2015

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz.  — The Department of Defense has supported observances through development of local recognition programs and culturally diverse activities since 1968. Ethnic and special observances are conducted to enhance cross-cultural awareness and to promote diversity among all military members, civilian employees, contractors, family members and retirees. Department of Defense entities strive to recognize the…

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563rd OSS, 79th RQS conduct training at Fort Huachuca

Posted  December 17, 2015

FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. — The 563rd Operations Support Squadron and 79th Rescue Squadron, from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, conducted aerial delivery and recovery training at Fort Huachuca, Arizona, Dec. 9. The HC-130J can drop a wide range of equipment to enhance personnel recovery operations. A rigged 9,720-pound Humvee and a 3,500-pound heavy equipment training load were successfully…

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D-M strengthens ties with Tucson community

Posted  December 17, 2015

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz.  — 355th Fighter Wing and 55th Electronic Combat Group leadership signed four memorandums of agreements with local officials Dec. 14. The agreements are intended to increase the collaboration between the base and the local community in a number of areas. The Educational Partnership agreements will establish on-base internship opportunities for students of…

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525 selected for promotion to chief

Posted  December 17, 2015

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — The Air Force selected 525 out of 2,521 eligible senior master sergeants for promotion to chief master sergeant for a 20.83 percent selection rate. To see the selection list, go to the Air Force Portal or the myPers enlisted promotion page. Airmen will be able to access their…

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Building likability as a leader

Posted  December 16, 2015

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — With the multitude of professional development courses we as Airmen attend, I just wanted to hit on some regularly discussed leadership behaviors. That said, we should also be striving to improve as we grow as leaders at all levels. These tips can be helpful whether you are leading peers or subordinates….

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