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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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Local

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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Aspire

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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Local

Forecasting for 81 DoD locations

Posted  November 9, 2015

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — The 25th Operational Weather Squadron works 24 hours a day, seven days a week to keep military aircraft flying and personnel safe. The primary mission of the squadron is to forecast for 81 Department of Defense locations in the Western U.S. They provide support to Air Force and Army…

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