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Air Force: First AF female general paves way for military women

Posted March 20, 2015 by Air Force News Service

U.S. Army photo Maj. Gen. Jeanne Holm, pictured here as an Army company commander in 1948, was the first woman to attend the Air Command and Staff School at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., in 1949. Her awards include two Distinguished Service Medals and a Legion of Merit. FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. — Jeanne…

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DOD: U.S. Marine, Army Special Forces prepare for crisis scenarios

Posted March 20, 2015 by Sgt. Paul Peterson

Their final strike came at night, when two platoons of U.S. Marines and an Army Special Forces troops slipped in under the cover of darkness.

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Directive opens 4,100 special ops positions to women

Posted March 20, 2015 by David Vergun

WASHINGTON — A directive signed by Army Secretary John McHugh, Feb. 25, opened more than 4,100 positions to women in the U.S. Army Special Operations Command, or USASOC. Directive 2015-08 opened positions in the U.S. Army Special Forces Command, National Guard airborne battalions and tactical psychological teams. Although recent news has focused on female Soldiers…

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RQ-4B soars past 10,000 flying hours

Posted March 13, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Marie Brown

Airmen from an RQ-4B Global Hawk aircraft maintenance unit welcome an RQ-4B after a flight Sunday in Southwest Asia, in which the aircraft surpassed 10,000 flying hours. The RQ-4B aircraft 2019, or A2019, was the first block 20 and first RQ-4B model to arrive here Oct. 16, 2010. During its service, the aircraft has been…

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Marines observe 70th anniversary of Battle of Iwo Jima

Posted March 13, 2015 by Lance Cpl. Caitlin Bevel

Members of the Marine Corps Historical Company present an Iwo Jima Flag Raising Tableau during the Iwo Jima Commemorative Banquet for the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Saturday. The evening included a sunset memorial, 21-gun salute, banquet and a video message for veterans from Commandant…

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Air Force: WWII pilot reunited with P-47

Posted March 6, 2015 by Senior Airman Jensen Stidham

Sitting in a wheelchair with images of airplanes on his shirt and a U.S. Army Air Corps hat on his head, 92-year-old Retired Air National Guard Chief Warrant Officer 2 Robert Hertel was reunited with the P-47 Thunderbolt during the Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course here Saturday.

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Air Force: 2015 Total-Force Climate Survey slated for March

Posted March 6, 2015 by Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Total-force Airmen will have an opportunity to express their opinions to Air Force leadership during the 2015 Total Force Climate Survey, slated for March 13 – April 27. “The purpose of the survey is to assess the opinions and perceptions of Air Force active-duty, Air National Guard, Air…

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DOD seeks novel ideas to shape its technological future

Posted February 27, 2015 by Cheryl Pellerin

The Defense Department is seeking novel ideas to shape its future, and officials are looking to industry, small business, academia, start-ups, the public — anyone, really — to boost its ability to prevail against adversaries whose access to technology grows daily.

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‘Frozen Food Month’ brings commissary savings

Posted February 27, 2015 by Defense Commissary Agency

FORT LEE, Va. — Savings on frozen food items highlighted by specially decorated frozen food departments can mean only one thing for commissary shoppers. It’s March — frozen food month. “Our customers love Frozen Food Month,” said Tracie Russ, the Defense Commissary Agency’s sales director. “They have good reasons to stock up on frozen foods…

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Marines: Experience survival, spiders, cobras in Thailand

Posted February 20, 2015 by Cpl. Isaac Ibarra

BAN CHAN KREM, Thailand — My journey begins on a small island, Okinawa, south of mainland Japan. I’ve been stationed there as a Marine for close to nine months now and, finally, got the chance to deploy. I received orders to support exercise Cobra Gold in Thailand — a country I’ve always wanted to visit….

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