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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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Overcoming, looking past disabilities

Posted  October 27, 2015

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — A series of wrong choices one night – driving too fast without a seat belt – resulted in an automobile accident that would leave 17-year-old Todd Henrie with a lifelong disability. Accident investigators estimated Henrie entered a 25 mph corner doing nearly 100 mph before he hit a telephone pole that…

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Free Brazilian jiujitsu class available at D-M

Posted  October 27, 2015

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — A free Brazilian jiujitsu class is available to adults with base access here. The class is held Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 4:30 p.m. in the upstairs of the Airman Leadership School, building 4455. Garrett Clark, a U.S. Air Force veteran, volunteered to take over D-M’s all-volunteer military combatives program in…

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Health & Safety

Flu season in full swing – get vaccinated

Posted  October 27, 2015

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Cooler weather and browning leaves harken the onset of autumn, but so too does a runny nose and sore throat. Influenza is a contagious disease that spreads around the United States every year, typically between the months of October and May, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “The…

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D-M’s “Desert Boneyard” 10k Run and 5k Run/Walk

Posted  October 27, 2015

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. – D-M is holding a 10k and 5k run/walk through the Boneyard on October 31 at 9 a.m. This run is open to the public and allows participants to take a 10k or 5k run through the world-famous AMARG, or “Boneyard.”  Spectators are welcome and can pay a separate registration…

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PACE releases new ‘Civilian Airmen Toolbox’

Posted  October 26, 2015

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Profession of Arms Center of Excellence released the Civilian Airmen Toolbox, Oct. 19, which is committed to developing Air Force civilians with a professionalism-mindset, character, and core values required to succeed. The Civilian Airmen Toolbox is a new professionalism development instrument that includes two sets of tools: civilian…

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