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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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Fire Prevention Week 2015

Posted  October 13, 2015

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — When was the last time you tested the smoke alarms in your home? Was it last week, last month, a year ago? The 2015 Fire Prevention Week campaign will run from Oct. 4-10. This year’s theme is “Hear the BEEP where you SLEEP: Every Bedroom Needs A Working Smoke Alarm!” It…

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357th FS trains at Green Flag-West

Posted  October 13, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — More than 100 Airmen and eight A-10 Thunderbolt IIs from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, arrived at Nellis AFB to participate in Green Flag-West 15-10 from Sept. 13-25. Green Flag-West is an advanced, realistic, and relevant air-to-surface training exercise, preparing joint and coalition warfighters to meet combatant commander requirements across air,…

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Air Force Ball: Davis-Monthan through time

Posted  October 13, 2015

DAVIS MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz.  — Davis-Monthan Air Force Base held an Air Force Ball at the Tucson Convention Center, Ariz., Sept. 12. The ball is an annual Air Force tradition to celebrate the heritage and history of the U.S. Air Force. More than 750 military members attended the ball wearing the Air Force mess dress…

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New trainer provides huge benefits for Compass Call crews

Posted  October 13, 2015

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — After nearly five years in the works, the 55th Electronic Combat Group’s EC-130 Compass Call flight deck simulator went fully operational in June. The new $35 million weapons system trainer allows 55th ECG aircrew and maintenance members to perform multiple types of annual training without ever prepping an aircraft for a…

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Connecting through faith and campfires

Posted  October 13, 2015

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz.  — Military stations around the western United States, came together for the 2015 Grand Canyon Weekend Breakaway camping trip to Grand Canyon National Park Sept. 18-20. More than 90 people attended the weekend breakaway, including active duty U.S. Airmen and Marines, Air National Guardsman, military spouses and couples, as well as, civilians…

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