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DOD makes last-minute push for food donations in ‘Feds Feed Families’

Diane Carter remembers what it was like to go hungry.

Air Force photograph by Carolyn Herrick Defense

East Coast training provides joint experience for Army, Air Force

Approximately 50 Air Force Reserve Airmen from the 943rd Rescue Group deployed for training to the East Coast for joint operations July 31 to Aug 12.

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Highway to the drop zone

High winds and dust whipped the uniforms of two Airmen as they attempted to rescue a woman trapped in the cab of her semitractor-trailer.

Air Force photograph by SrA. Mozer O. Da Cunha Air Force

Colombians kick off Green Flag East in Louisiana

Forty-five Colombian Airmen and four Colombian Air Force A-29B Super Tucanos are operating from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., as part of Exercise Green Flag East Aug. 15-29.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby Local

Airman cleared to land AF-level award

Air traffic controllers have one of the most demanding and stressful jobs in the Air Force. With no room for error, they must be calm, decisive and quick thinking in order to be effective.


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Defense

2016 BAH rates announced

Posted  December 21, 2015

The Department of Defense has released the 2016 Basic Allowance for Housing rates.  Basic Allowance for Housing rates will increase an average of 3.4 percent when the new rates take effect on January 1, 2016.  An estimated $21 billion will be paid to approximately one million Service members.  On average, Basic Allowance for Housing rates…

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Commentary

You can’t shrink the wall, but you can grow taller

Posted  December 18, 2015

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Arizona — As the Holidays rapidly approach, many of us will reflect on our past year in the Air Force to see if it was time well-spent. We may look back at all we’ve done or haven’t done, and decide whether or not we feel fulfilled; whether or not we have contributed to…

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Veterans

Have you met your VA benefits advisor?

Posted  December 18, 2015

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — As 2015 comes to a close, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is reflecting on the impact that VA benefits advisors have made in the lives of transitioning service members, veterans, and their family members. As part of the Transition Assistance Program, or TAP, more than 300 VA benefits advisors are…

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Local

D-M special observance program changes in 2016

Posted  December 18, 2015

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz.  — The Department of Defense has supported observances through development of local recognition programs and culturally diverse activities since 1968. Ethnic and special observances are conducted to enhance cross-cultural awareness and to promote diversity among all military members, civilian employees, contractors, family members and retirees. Department of Defense entities strive to recognize the…

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Local

563rd OSS, 79th RQS conduct training at Fort Huachuca

Posted  December 17, 2015

FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. — The 563rd Operations Support Squadron and 79th Rescue Squadron, from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, conducted aerial delivery and recovery training at Fort Huachuca, Arizona, Dec. 9. The HC-130J can drop a wide range of equipment to enhance personnel recovery operations. A rigged 9,720-pound Humvee and a 3,500-pound heavy equipment training load were successfully…

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