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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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People and Places

Travis doctor saves hero Airman’s life

Posted  November 3, 2015

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AFNS) — By the 20th hour of her 30-hour shift, she had already managed two gunshot victims when the call came into the emergency room. Just 2 miles away, an ambulance rushed to transport a 23-year-old male suffering from multiple stab wounds to Sacramento’s only Level 1 trauma center, located…

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News

Meet Arizona’s next air refueling wing commander

Posted  November 3, 2015

PHOENIX – The men and women of the Arizona Air National Guard’s 161st Air Refueling Wing will welcome their new commander during a change of command ceremony scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Dec. 5, at the Phoenix Sky Harbor Air National Guard Base. Col. Tupper Daniels will serve as the KC-135 Stratotanker unit’s 14th commanding officer…

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Local

D-M to hold operational readiness exercise

Posted  November 3, 2015

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. – Davis-Monthan AFB will be conducting a routine operational readiness exercise Nov. 3-5.  Please be advised there will be increased activity on the base during the exercise. During the exercise period, alarms, sirens and loudspeaker announcements may be heard at residences on and near the base. These exercises are held…

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Events

Winter Wonderland

Posted  November 2, 2015
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Local

The Warrior Wall

Posted  November 2, 2015

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. — In August of 2006, a patient lounge in the 332nd Expeditionary Medical Group Contingency Aeromedical Staging Flight Facility at Joint Base Balad, Iraq, turned into a place where wounded Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmen could relax and write messages on the walls, forming what became known as the Walls of Balad….

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