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Honduran air force members glean valuable knowledge from NDI technicians

Posted August 21, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Heather R. Redman

Five members from the Honduran air force teamed up with 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) and the 355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron for a subject matter expert exchange from Aug. 16-22, 2015. 

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Salutes & Awards

Women complete Swamp Phase, earn Army Ranger Tab

Posted August 19, 2015 by Army News Service

FORT BENNING, Ga.,— The U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence announced yesterday that 96 soldiers, including two women, met the standards of the Swamp Phase and will graduate from the Ranger Course Aug. 21. Ranger School is the Army’s premier combat leadership course, teaching Ranger students how to overcome fatigue, hunger and stress to lead soldiers…

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Health & Safety

Paving the way for Battlefield Airmen

Posted August 19, 2015 by Volunteer in the Physical Fitness Tests and Standards Study

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — *Editors note-The following is a commentary by a female who completed a Physical Fitness Tests and Standards study at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The Airman was a volunteer in the fitness study, which supports the Air Force’s Women in Service Review. The study aims to scientifically establish occupationally-specific,…

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Raytheon is building a cyber powerhouse

Posted August 19, 2015 by Staff

Only months after Raytheon acquired Blackbird Technologies, which offers persistent surveillance, secure tactical communications and cybersecurity solutions to the intelligence community and special operations market, synergies between the two organizations are coming to fruition. “The combined team can capitalize on the strong customer insights and relationships Blackbird held before the acquisition,” said Peggy Styer, chief…

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Air Force

Student flight experience ensures success at basic training

Posted August 19, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Michael Matkin

PHOENIX – An Airman’s memories of their first reporting statement or first time standing at attention are likely associated with memories of someone yelling at them. Most likely this occurred during the first few days of basic training, but what if recruits already knew facing movements, the Air Force core values and rank structure? How…

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World

Meet the Airmen of Wake Island

Posted August 18, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel

ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam (AFNS) — About 1,500 miles east of Guam, in the middle of nowhere in the Mid-Pacific, lies the small coral limestone atoll of Wake Island. Ahead of Guam by about two hours, a select group of four Airmen here are the first Americans to turn the calendar page every day….

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Health & Safety

Sun safety now pays dividend later

Posted August 18, 2015 by Senior Airman Grace Lee

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Arizona — Having fun in the sun is great while at the the beach, river, hiking and other outdoor activities, but too much exposure and not enough protection can lead to sunburn. Sun damage can lead to skin cancer. “The sun can do a lot of damage to our skin, with most people…

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Motivated by education, opportunity: Airman finds second home with AF

Posted August 18, 2015 by Senior Airman Diana M. Cossaboom

SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. (AFNS) — (This feature is part of the “Through Airmen’s Eyes” series. These stories focus on individual Airmen, highlighting their Air Force story.) Many words are used to describe the United States; some call it the land of plenty, freedom or equality, but at least one Airman regards it as…

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Air Force

Recruiters: Keepers of the keys

Posted August 18, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Joshua Strang

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Without keys, the vehicle doesn’t start. An Air Force career is much like taking a car for a drive. The trip has hills and valleys representing the highs and lows most Airmen experience as they take their career for a quick four-year spin around the block, or on a…

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Veterans

Raytheon, No Barriers seek wounded warriors for transformational expedition

Posted August 18, 2015 by Staff

Injured in Afghanistan when a rocket-propelled grenade struck near a Humvee, Nick Colgin suffered a traumatic brain injury. The decorated Army vet could no longer spell his own name or walk without a cane. In fact, he could barely speak. “I came home with this disability that I never expected which was thrust on me in one quick explosion,” Colgin…

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