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Air Force Brothers: piloting their careers since birth

(U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman Jackson N. Haddon)ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — The year was 2013; the President of the United States was flying to Israel for Passover and three C-17 Globemaster III’s and one C-5 Galaxy would be accompanying him. Two of the pilots had more than the mission in common; they…

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First-female amputee to return to cockpit

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. –After an above-the-knee amputation, one HC-130J pilot solidified her place in history as the sixth amputee and the first-female amputee to return to the cockpit July 22. Following nearly 15 months of rehabilitation, learning to walk, run and fly again, U.S. Air Force Capt. Christy Wise, 71st Rescue Squadron HC-130J…

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Goldfein hosts first town hall with CMSAF

The Air Force’s top officer and enlisted leader hosted a town hall forum in the Boyd Auditorium at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., July 20, 2016.

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Research, technology aid effort to help TBI patients

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Since the Vietnam War, doctors have seen an increase in service members returning from combat with traumatic brain injuries from blasts. At the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE), a directorate of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, doctors and therapists use research and technology to help service members with…

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Retired Airman builds bonds, resilience with comedic veterans

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. (AFNS) — After 28 years of service, Maj. Darlean Basuedayva was selected for retirement during the 2011 U.S. Air Force reduction board. Basuedayva dreamed of commissioning since she was in grade school, and was crushed by the separation, she said. The Air Force was not only her ticket out of working in…


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D-M hosts POW/MIA remembrance ceremony

Posted  October 13, 2015

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — A remembrance ceremony was held in honor of prisoners of war and those missing in action, Sept. 18. Every year D-M alternates turns with the Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Health Care System to host the ceremony. This year D-M hosted the event at the Pima Air and Space Museum. The ceremony…

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Drivers continue to hit dead end after answering automobile ads claiming Exchange affiliation

Posted  October 13, 2015

DALLAS – An individual or individuals using the “Exchange Inc.” name to handle vehicle purchases has once again been placing advertisements in auto magazines and commercial newspapers, leading Army & Air Force Exchange Service shoppers to believe they’re purchasing a vehicle through the Department of Defense (DoD) retailer. “This has been an issue in the past…

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Back to basics

Posted  October 13, 2015

DAVIS MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz — The smell of baking cheese, sizzling meats, and toasting bread waft into the air. In the oven, a pizza rests with its oils glistening in the kitchen lights, waiting to be devoured. While pizza may make mouths water uncontrollably and stomachs lurch with desire, it also may leave you craving…

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Malcolm Johnson, civilian Prisoner of War

Posted  October 13, 2015

TUSCON, Ariz., — Ninety-four-year-old Malcolm “Mickey” Johnson sits in his wheelchair wearing a maroon baseball cap with the words “Survivors of Wake Guam-Cavite” written in light blue letters. Johnson’s step-son and daughter-in-law sit attentively while he talks about his experience as a civilian prisoner of war. In April of 1941, Johnson was 19 years old when he…

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Check health care compliance before tax season kicks off, official says

Posted  October 13, 2015

WASHINGTON — The Defense Department wants its service members and civilian employees to know it’s not too early to make sure their 2015 health insurance paperwork is in order before filing their federal taxes, the principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for health affairs said in a recent interview with DoD News. Dr. Karen Guice said the…

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