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Research, technology aid effort to help TBI patients

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Since the Vietnam War, doctors have seen an increase in service members returning from combat with traumatic brain injuries from blasts. At the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE), a directorate of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, doctors and therapists use research and technology to help service members with…

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Retired Airman builds bonds, resilience with comedic veterans

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. (AFNS) — After 28 years of service, Maj. Darlean Basuedayva was selected for retirement during the 2011 U.S. Air Force reduction board. Basuedayva dreamed of commissioning since she was in grade school, and was crushed by the separation, she said. The Air Force was not only her ticket out of working in…

U.S. Airmen and civilians from the 355th Comptroller Squadron volunteer at the Food Bank of Southern Arizona, Ariz., in Tucson, July 14, 2016. They participated in a three hour volunteer shift, which involved sorting and boxing different kinds of nonperishable foods. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Nathan H. Barbour/Released) Local

Food for thought

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — An Air Force base cannot function properly or complete its mission effectively without public trust and support from the local community. The Honorary Commander Program opens the door to good communication by allowing D-M and the Tucson, Arizona community to see how each other operate. “The program is used to…

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Face of Defense: Wounded Warrior continues Marine Corps career

MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. — “This seemed like a good way to give back to the Marine Corps and thank them for letting me stick around after I got wounded,” said Marine Corps Master Sgt. Berle Sigman, a student in the Faculty Advisor Course at the Staff Noncommissioned Officer Academy. Sigman, who graduated from the…

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U.S. personnel in Turkey safe, Pentagon spokesman says

WASHINGTON — All U.S. service members and civilians in Turkey are safe in the wake of the July 15 attempted coup there, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook told reporters today. “We’ve taken appropriate steps to maintain the safety and security of our civilian and military personnel, their families and our facilities, and we will continue to…


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Extraordinary effort regardless of outcome

Posted  September 3, 2015

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Imagine a 5-year-old boy chasing grasshoppers at a camp site. He wanders too far. Darkness falls, and he is lost. A storm is brewing in the sky above, and the camping party turns into a search party. When this scenario unfolded earlier this month, six U.S. Air Force Reserve…

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Davis-Monthan breaks deployment records

Posted  September 3, 2015

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz., — Since the beginning of 2015, 1,252 personnel and 596 short tons of cargo have been deployed out of D-M. “This was the biggest cargo movement ever on this base, and the biggest personnel movement since WWII,” said Staff Sgt. Sammie Ervan, 355th Logistics Readiness Squadron quality assurance logistics plans. D-M has…

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Psyched to solve for X: Math champ tells parents how to get kids excited about numbers

Posted  September 4, 2015

Want to show your kids that math is exciting? Look no farther than Kevin Liu. Liu is a ninth-grade math master with a lightning-fast mind. He has appeared on national television, schooling Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan in a head-to-head quiz. He is a two-time finalist and 2015 champion of the Raytheon MATHCOUNTS National Competition, a…

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How to Live Heroically Medal of Honor recipients share secrets of everyday valor

Posted  September 11, 2015

They risked their lives to save others in battle. Now they’re teaching younger generations to show that same spirit of bravery. Many of the United States’ 78 living Medal of Honor recipients have taken on a new mission: sharing character-building lessons with teachers and students at middle schools and high schools. About 30 will tell their stories…

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Deployment direction

Posted  September 11, 2015

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Life doesn’t stop when the deployment order comes down. Whether Airmen are single or married with a family, knowing who to talk to is the first step to a successful deployment. From notification through homecoming, the Readiness Non-commissioned Officer assists Airmen and their families through all phases of deployments….

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