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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…

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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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D-M awarded ACC-level CINC award

Posted  November 2, 2015

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz.  — Air Combat Command announced Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., as the 2016 ACC Commander-in-Chief’s Installation Excellence award recipient. Established in 1985 by President Ronald Reagan, the CINC Installation Excellence award recognizes the outstanding and innovative efforts of the people who maintain and operate U.S. installations. “Congratulations to all of you,” said…

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FARP team refuels A-10s at D-M

Posted  November 2, 2015

(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Chris Massey) A U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II pilot from the 354th Fighter Squadron signals to 355th Logistics Readiness Squadron and 563rd Operations Support Squadron Forward Area Refueling Point team members during FARP training at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 15. This is the first time…

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Desert Boneyard 10K Run & 5K Run/Walk

Posted  November 2, 2015

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz.  — The 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group “Boneyard” held the third annual Desert Boneyard 10K Run & 5K Run/Walk today. The courses navigated through hundreds of historic military aircraft stored and maintained by the 309th AMARG. The more than 2,600 acre facility provides depot-level maintenance, aircraft regeneration, storage and preservation, aircraft parts…

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Luck, timing and a little bit of skill

Posted  October 29, 2015

HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. — Jim Harkins, 11 years old at the time, soared through the air in a sailplane, wide-eyed and terrified. Surrounded by strange, loud noises, he kept a firm white-knuckle grip on the handles in front of him. At that moment he knew, he was done with flying. All he could think was,…

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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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