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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…

(U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Andria Allmond) Health & Safety

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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Air Force

Powerlifting duo competes, wins big

Posted  April 15, 2016

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (AFNS) — (This feature is part of the “Through Airmen’s Eyes” series. These stories focus on individual Airmen, highlighting their Air Force story.) Co-workers occasionally find common interests between them. For two Airmen at Scott Air Force Base that turned into powerlifting competitions. Master Sgt. David Martin, a 375th Communications…

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Air Force

AF New Parent Support Program helps families care for infants, toddlers

Posted  April 15, 2016

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AFNS) — Vital to children’s health is development, which occurs in the early years from birth to age 3. As newborns grow into infants and infants become toddlers, they go through a series of developmental milestones such as first words, first steps and skills to wave “hello” or “goodbye.” The needs of…

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Defense

Military children serve, Too

Posted  April 15, 2016

WASHINGTON — The Defense Department knows that the whole family serves when a military member serves. April is the Month of the Military Child, a time to highlight the contributions and sacrifices made by military children. It’s also a chance to catch up on what the department does for military families. As a group, military children are…

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Local

Airman Struck by the Thunderbolt

Posted  April 14, 2016

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz — In the heart of the Sonoran Desert lies a 2,600-acre piece of land, a “boneyard,” where it is commonly understood a unique bond exists between an Airman and his aircraft. Since the days shortly after World War II, this particular piece of land, located on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base,…

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Local

Security Forces on two wheels

Posted  April 14, 2016

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — The patrolmen, dressed in navy cargo shorts and blue polo shirts with “Police” printed on the back, slow their bikes down as they arrive in front of the crowded entrance of the Exchange. They secure their bikes and remove their helmets as they prepare to patrol the area when…

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