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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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Bone pins by day, bowling pins by night

Posted  November 10, 2015

Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas — The uniform: an unequivocal symbol of what an Airman stands for, where their loyalties lie, and who they’ve pledged their allegiance too. The people behind the uniform, however, are as diverse as the nations they originate. Born in Toluca, Mexico, Senior Airman Javier Perez, 47th Medical Support Squadron diagnostic…

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Warfighter of the week: Capt. Jeff Shi

Posted  November 9, 2015

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz — — Capt. Jeff Shi, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) operations research analyst, was recognized as the Warfighter of the Week, October 19, 2015. Shi, a native of Austin, Texas, has been serving in the Air Force for 4 years. After graduating high school, he attended the University of…

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News

Weapons-minded warriors converge at 162nd Wing

Posted  November 9, 2015

TUCSON, Ariz. – — Warfighters from throughout the Air Reserve Component (ARC) gathered for the 34th annual ARC Weapons and Tactics Council Oct. 19-23 at the Tucson International Airport and Davis-Monthan AFB, home of the conference hosts Air National Guard Air Force Reserve Command Test Center, the 162nd Wing, and the 355th Fighter Wing. This…

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Luke veteran survives three wars, plane crash

Posted  November 9, 2015

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — “I should have been shot down,” he said, recalling one of his 133 missions in his F-4 Phantom II during the Vietnam War. “I was patrolling a river just above the demilitarized zone. There was a large cargo boat the enemy would use to transport supplies so I figured I might…

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People and Places

A new star at the 162nd Wing

Posted  November 9, 2015

TUCSON, Ariz. — Sealing his new rank as an Air National Guard brigadier general, junior enlisted personnel pinned silver stars onto the shoulders of the 162nd Wing Commander during a promotion ceremony Nov. 7 at the Tucson International Airport. Brig. Gen. Phil Purcell accepted his new rank in front of more than 1,000 Airmen and distinguished guests,…

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