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Air Force

Viper Demo Team pilot ‘Rockets’ to new heights

Posted July 24, 2015 by Senior Airman Diana M. Cossaboom

  SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. — An F-16CM Fighting Falcon shoots into the air, flying at a speed of 400 knots as it is pulled through various maneuvers to demonstrate its capabilities. Maneuvering the aircraft through inversions, undergoing eight to nine times the force of gravity, and pushing the F-16 to its limits is Capt. Craig…

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DoD

Working group to study implications of transgender service

Posted July 16, 2015 by DoD News, Defense Media Activity

WASHINGTON – A Defense Department working group will study the policy and readiness implications of welcoming transgender persons to serve openly in the military, and its work will presume they can do so unless objective and practical impediments are identified, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced today. In a statement announcing the working group, Carter said…

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Commentary

Run to the Sound of the Guns…Be a Servant Leader

Posted July 16, 2015 by Commentary by Maj. Tim Grebs

Many of us have seen the best and worst in leadership throughout the course of our careers as Airmen. Usually we can think of two names, one good and one bad, that personify each bound of the leadership spectrum. This reality leads to the fact that even though we are called to be leaders in…

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Local

Fuel systems repair hangar officially opens

Posted July 16, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski

The 355th Component Maintenance Squadron’s joint fuel cell repair hangar ribbon cutting ceremony was held July 13. The facility was constructed to improve efficiency within the joint fuel cell leading to the reduction in man hours and operating costs. The new hangar is Air Combat Command’s largest aircraft fuel systems repair section. It supports eight…

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Health & Safety

Always take children, pets, elderly when leaving vehicle

Posted July 16, 2015 by Senior Airman James Hensley

The thought of leaving a child in the car during the summer might seem impossible, but it happens. A variety of things including changes in routine for families or just being a new parent can lead to forgetting a child who is fast asleep in the back seat of a car. In some cases it…

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Two sides to one coin; the heat and the storm

Posted July 9, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Ashley N. Steffen

The sky starts to darken as clouds roll in overhead. Sweltering heat drops to a seemingly bearable temperature. The smell of rain drifts on the desert wind. Finally a blinding flash and sonic boom is released to signal the beginning of a desert storm. Like two sides of a coin, Arizona offers over 100 degree…

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Making a Splash: NCO Goes Deep to Re-Enlist

Posted July 9, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Sergio A. Gamboa

  TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — A Tyndall Airman re-enlisted in a unique way recently, diving approximately 70 feet under water to swear in for another three and a half years of service. Technical Sgt. Robert Barnes, 325th Communications Squadron quality assurance NCO in charge, wanted his re-enlistment to be one he will always remember. He…

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Health & Safety

Surviving the Heat

Posted July 9, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Ashley N. Steffen 

Asphalt hot enough to fry an egg, winds that feel like a million blow-dryers, and sun baking your skin to the color of lobster red, welcome to another summer in Tucson, Arizona. There are a variety of dangers associated with the rise in temperature that should not go overlooked. When the weather warms up, people…

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Commentary

Protecting man’s best friend

Posted July 9, 2015 by Commentary by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier

  On January 11, 2013, my coworker’s dog gave birth to litter of puppies. In March 2013, I made one of those puppies part of my family. Castiel was only 12 pounds and curious of everything. I always had dogs growing up, but raising a puppy in southern Arizona was a whole new endeavor. Southern…

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Fighter pilot makes history at USAF Weapons School

Posted July 9, 2015 by Susan Garcia

MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho (AFNS) — Capt. Kari Armstrong, an F-15E Strike Eagle weapon systems officer with the 389th Fighter Squadron, received more than a diploma from the U.S. Air Force Weapons School at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, June 27. Armstrong also became the first female F-15E weapons school officer and the…

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