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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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TRICARE improves mental health care, treatment

Posted  April 19, 2016

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AFNS) — People in distress may hesitate to reach out for help due to perceived stigma associated with seeking mental health treatment. This perception and the belief that care may be hard to get, may prevent some people who need care from getting it. TRICARE has worked hard to eliminate potential barriers…

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Civilian employment mentoring leads to understanding

Posted  April 11, 2016

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. – (This is an article out of Offutt AFB about a new mentoring program. We are running this article to inspire the creation of similar programs.) Something exceptional happened when two retired first sergeants — one a team leader from the Airman & Family Readiness Center here, and the other…

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309th AMARG: America’s “National-level Airpower Reservoir” celebrates 70th anniversary

Posted  April 11, 2016

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Through every key military scene on the stage of American history following World War II up to present day – American Airpower has played a leading role. During its 70 years the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group directly enabled the nation to respond to crisis. Although the name…

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Everybody loves Ramos

Posted  April 7, 2016

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev.— What is it to be a hero? When hearing this word one probably automatically associates it with ‘super’ in front of it or pictures a caped crusader. One tends to lose sight that there are real-life heroes performing brave acts every day, but what defines what it really means to…

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Children’s Hospital’s Spring Basket Donations

Posted  April 7, 2016

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz.– — Being stuck in a hospital is never fun when you’re a kid. That’s why this past weekend a few Airmen from the Desert Lightning Team joined together and built 130 spring baskets to lift the spirits of local pediatric patients. The baskets were filled with goodies and gifts that…

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