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AF senior leader: more Air Force needed

Posted May 23, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Torri Ingalsbe

Courtesy photograph Eric Fanning was sworn in April 29, 2013, as the next undersecretary of the Air Force during a Pentagon ceremony. WASHINGTON – The one thing everyone wants, and needs, is more Air Force, Undersecretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning told Airmen during a town-hall meeting and members of the Fifth Annual National…

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Salutes & Awards

Former DHS student to graduate from AF Academy

Posted May 23, 2014 by

Last week, U.S. Congressman Kevin McCarthy, 23rd District of California, congratulated service academy cadets†from his district that will be graduating from their respective schools. McCarthy†nominated each cadet for attendance. Second Lt. Alexis “Alex” Wilson is graduating from the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 28, with a Bachelor of Science in…

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Commentary

Memorial Day: A new Airmanís perspective

Posted May 23, 2014 by 2nd Lt. Elias Small

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -†As a newly minted second lieutenant, May 26 will mark my first Memorial Day in uniform. I may still be sporting butter bars, but my recent transition into military life has already offered a new perspective on the holiday. The last Monday of May is reserved to celebrate our most…

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Eligible officers may apply for advanced degree, experience programs

Posted May 23, 2014 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas ñ Eligible active duty officers interested in 2015 advanced academic degree and experience broadening opportunities can now apply for various developmental programs, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced. Some officers may also be eligible to apply for instructor pipeline programs with the U.S. Air Force Academy and Air Force Institute…

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Salutes & Awards

Victim Advocate of the Month

Posted May 23, 2014 by

Name: Senior Airman Jasmine Kennedy Duty title: SARM – Aviation Resource Manager Journeyman Organization: 416th Flight Test Squadron Number of years of service: Six years Hometown: Warner Robins, Ga. Why did you become a volunteer victim advocate? “Simple, I have a passion for helping people. ëDoing what you love, youëll never have to work a…

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Commentary

Know it when it counts

Posted May 23, 2014 by Senior Airman Peter Thompson

For the three years I’ve been in the Air Force, I’ve experienced more training then anyone would like. I’ve always questioned why the Air Force insists we be branded with the same information during training over and over. Personally, I thought Self-Aid Buddy Care was one of the least useful to me. I understood the…

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New commander for 370th FLTS

Posted May 23, 2014 by

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner Lt. Col. Joshua S. Davies speaks to members of the 370th Flight Test Squadron following the squadron’s change of command May 15 in Hangar 1207. Davies takes over from Lt. Col. Patrick Dulaney. The 370th Flight Test Squadron welcomed a new commander May 15 with a change of command…

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Health & Safety

101 Critical Days of Summer campaign encourages road safety

Posted May 23, 2014 by 412th Test Wing Ground Safety Office

The Air Force’s 101 Critical Days of Summer campaign kicks off Memorial Day. Summers are packed with excitement, barbecues, vacations and endless summer fun in the sun. Despite our best intentions scheduling these activities between work, family and daily commitments leaves us feeling rushed, distracted and often irritable. When out on the road this summer,…

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News Briefs May 16, 2014

Posted May 16, 2014 by

End of Watch An End of Watch Ceremony will be held 11 a.m., May 16 in front of Bldg. 1. The ceremony will officially close out National Police Week, which runs May 12-16. AFOTEC Det. 5 Carwash Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron Det. 5’s booster club will be hosting a car wash 10…

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Health & Safety

Emergency Care versus Urgent Care

Posted May 16, 2014 by

In the event of a medical crisis, sometimes it’s hard to determine if you should go to the emergency department or an urgent care center. You can help make emergency care as efficient and effective as possible by knowing how to distinguish an emergency from urgent and routine health concerns. Is it an Emergency? The…

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