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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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Core values require credibility

COLUMBUS AIR FORCEB BASE, Miss. — When I think about our Core Values of Integrity First, Service Before Self, Excellence in All We Do, I can’t help but think there is one word that sums all of these up: credibility. Merriam Webster defines credibility as the quality of being believed or accepted as true, real,…

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Security clearance investigations to include social media activity

People who use social media are constantly reminded to be careful when posting and sharing information because it's almost impossible to know who might be monitoring their activity.

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From military son to military father, a tribute to military dads

CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. (AFNS) — In light of Father’s Day, I would like to reflect on my experiences as a military father and my experiences being a military child. My father served in the U.S. Navy as a sonar technician in the late ‘90s for three years. In those three short years we lived…


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Reading connects troops, family members during deployments

Posted  November 17, 2015

SAN DIEGO — No matter how far deployed service members are from their families, they still can take an active role in the care of their children, the military’s top noncommissioned officer said here yesterday. “United Through Reading has made it possible for every parent, teacher, mentor and leader in our all-volunteer force to instill a…

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People and Places

Face of Defense: Father, Daughter Make Tech School a Family Project

Posted  November 17, 2015

KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss., — Most kids graduating from an educational program probably would consider it normal to have a parent or family member attend a graduation. But for Air Force Staff Sgt. Michael McDonald and his daughter, Air Force Airman 1st Class Breanna McDonald, going through cyber courses at the 336th Training Squadron here…

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People and Places

Guardian Angel retires after 41 years of service

Posted  November 17, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The year is 1974. The Vietnam War is on its way to an end after almost 15 years of fighting. The U.S. Air Force was trying to give America the upper hand. Also in 1974, a young man named Paul Koester decided that he wanted to join the world’s…

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Now Hiring: Cyber Defenders Needed: A new survey details the growing talent gap in cybersecurity

Posted  November 17, 2015

The talent gap in this fast-growing technical field is causing serious problems for businesses and governments in this age of the cyber attack. With October being National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and to better understand how millennials can help, Raytheon and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) commissioned the study Securing Our Future: Closing the Cyber Talent Gap, which surveyed young…

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Lockheed Martin Hybrid Airship certification plan approved

Posted  November 17, 2015

Palmdale, Calif. – The Federal Aviation Administration (Seattle Aircraft Certification Office) recently approved Lockheed Martin’s (NYSE: LMT) project specific certification plan for the Hybrid Airship. Given that Hybrid Airships did not fit within existing FAA regulations, the team worked to create a new set of criteria allowing non rigid hybrid airships to safely operate in a…

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