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News Briefs – January 15, 2016

Posted January 15, 2016 by

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. observance Join the 412th Test Wing Chapel staff in the lobby of Bldg. 3000 Jan. 15 at 11 a.m. to be inspired by the words of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. Feel free to bring your lunch and a friend.   Motorcycle riders The next Motorcycle Experienced Rider Course…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colby Hardin
Commentary

Finding strength, resiliency through Air Force family

Posted January 15, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Christopher Thornbury

I joined the military to provide for my family, but I never would have expected the challenges my family would face and how we would evolve. When I enlisted in the Air Force I joined another family without intent. This family has been with me ever since, especially during my family's darkest tragedy.

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Teresa Cleveland
Local

First combat Raptor, Maloney’s Pony, rides into Edwards

Posted January 15, 2016 by Rebecca Amber

The 411th Flight Test Squadron got a first-hand look at a legend in June and November of 2015 when F-22 tail number 09-0174 "Maloney's Pony" landed at Edwards.

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DoD

Pentagon announces changes to military decorations, awards program

Posted January 15, 2016 by Lisa Ferdinando

The Pentagon has made a number of changes to the military decorations and awards program to ensure service members receive appropriate recognition of their actions, according to a statement released Jan. 7. The changes come after a long and deliberate review, a defense official told reporters in a Jan. 6 background briefing. Then-Defense Secretary Chuck…

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Salutes & Awards

Desert High student appointed to USAFA

Posted January 15, 2016 by

Courtesy photograph Congressman Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., 23rd District, announced his nominations to the United States Service Academies Jan. 8. One Desert High School student, Garron Ireton, received a Presidential nomination to the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. He was offered an appointment and accepted. Though the number of presidential nominations available…

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