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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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DOD VOLED to hold virtual education fair Nov. 19

Posted  November 12, 2015

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AFNS) — In an effort to expand the reach of military voluntary education and help make higher education accessible for all service members, veterans and family members, the Defense Department’s Voluntary Education Program will host its first virtual education fair Nov. 19. The online fair is designed to enable members’ participation from anywhere…

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Exercise BUSHWHACKER 15-07

Posted  November 12, 2015

(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Basic Nathan H. Barbour) U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Nicolas Capriato, Airman 1st Class Caitlin Obee and Senior Airman Maria Silveira, 355th Security Forces Squadron members, stay alert after a simulated attack during Exercise BUSHWHACKER 15-07 at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Nov. 3, 2015. The operational readiness exercise…

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Pride in perfection

Posted  November 12, 2015

DAVIS MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz.  — The constant strive for perfection, pride in their aircraft, and responsibility of knowing they have someone’s life in their hands; these are a few examples of what A-10C Thunderbolt II crew chiefs have resting on their shoulders each day. “The never ending pursuit of perfection is what the job demands,”…

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Planes by day, cars by night; Airman’s passion brings balance

Posted  November 10, 2015

CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nevada  — During the day he sits in a cushy, thick seat in a ground control station flying yet another eight-hour sortie in the remotely piloted aircraft, the MQ-9 Reaper. By night he sits in a thin, lightweight racing seat, harnessed into a raw, stripped out track monster. He is Tech. Sgt. Gabriel,…

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What TRICARE beneficiaries need to know about open enrollment, marketplace

Posted  November 10, 2015

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AFNS) — It’s time for open enrollment; the time of year when people can enroll in or change their health insurance plan. The open enrollment period for HealthCare.gov is Nov. 1 to Jan. 31 for 2016 coverage. How does this affect you? Most TRICARE beneficiaries don’t need to worry about open enrollment….

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