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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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World

EUCOM implements travel restrictions to France

Posted  November 18, 2015

STUTTGART, Germany (AFNS) — United States European Command has implemented travel restrictions to France that apply to all Defense Department personnel. Specifically, unofficial travel (leave, liberty and special pass) to France is prohibited. This EUCOM policy applies to U.S. military personnel, DOD civilian employees, contractors and command-sponsored dependents and family members. Paris travel This prohibition…

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Air Force

The unstoppable Airman

Posted  November 18, 2015

PEORIA, Ill. (AFNS) — Airman 1st Class Tanya Brown was a fulltime everything three years ago — beautician, livestock farmer, college student, wife and mother to four children. Then, not being one to shy away from a challenge, the 35 year old decided to join the Air National Guard. Along the way, she earned a…

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News

AETC battles National ‘epidemic’

Posted  November 18, 2015

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — What’s worse than drinking and driving? According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, texting and driving. As a matter of fact, texting while driving is about six times more likely to cause an accident than driving intoxicated. That’s why Air Education and Training Command is running…

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People and Places

Boxer fights for country, friends

Posted  November 18, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — In 2015, Army Capt. Boyd “The Rainmaker” Melson became the World Boxing Council’s U.S. junior middleweight champion. Melson, an Army reservist assigned to the 1st Mobilization Support Group in Fort Totten, New York, also is a U.S. Military Academy graduate, a four-time U.S. Army champion and a three-time National Collegiate Boxing Association…

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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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