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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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Not all trash belongs in dumpsters

Posted  October 29, 2015

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — A dumpster may seem like the perfect place to dispose of personal and government property that is no longer wanted or needed. This is not the case with the dumpsters on base according to the 355th Civil Engineer Squadron. Common items found in and around dumpsters, that are prohibited, include couches…

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A gunfighter shares his past

Posted  October 29, 2015

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Three enemy MiGs swooped low underneath him, screaming out to intercept the U.S. Navy A-4 fighter-bombers who were unloading their payload of explosives on Kep Air Field in North Vietnam. Flying in F-8 Crusaders as fighter protection for the A-4s, he was tasked to defend them at all cost. He quickly…

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First line of defense

Posted  October 29, 2015

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — As experienced supervisors and leaders, are we empowering our junior leaders to spread their wings as supervisors and leaders at their level?   Specifically, I’m referring to the day-to-day leadership roles within their work areas. I can remember as a young staff sergeant, my team relied on me to motivate them, teach…

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IP offers personal look into what CFC stands for

Posted  October 29, 2015

COLUMBUS AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. — The Combined Federal Campaign is something I look forward to each year. It is important to me because it easily permits me to support organizations that raise awareness, funds research, and assists those afflicted by a rare genetic disorder that runs in my family. One of my older brothers…

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Air Force releases new SAPR strategy

Posted  October 28, 2015

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Air Force leaders released a five-year Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Strategy that will guide the Air Force in developing a robust prevention model while continually honing response capabilities today. The secretary, chief of staff and chief master sergeant of the Air Force signed a foreword to the strategy charging all Airmen…

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