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Air Force News – August 28, 2015

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Alaska A C-130 Hercules assigned to the36th Airlift Squadron from Yokota Air Base, Japan, became the first U.S. aircraft to drop Japan Ground Self-Defense Force members onto U.S. soil, Aug. 12 during Red Flag-Alaska. Paris U.S. Ambassador to France, Jane Hartly, recognized Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone for his actions in saving countless lives during…

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People First – August 28, 2015

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SAPR services offered to Air Force civilians The Air Force released a policy memo Monday allowing Air Force civilian employees who are victims of sexual assault to file restricted and unrestricted reports with their installation’s sexual assault response coordinator. The policy is effective immediately and allows SARCs and sexual assault prevention and response victim advocates to…

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SARC receive annual training

Posted August 28, 2015 by Senior Airman MARCY COPELAND

The sexual assault prevention and response coordinators and sexual assault victim advocates attend annual training as a commitment to remain resilient and up to date on all current strategies for victims of sexual assault.

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Commentary

This week in history

Posted August 28, 2015 by Rick Griset,

1990: Operation Desert Shield Twenty-five years ago, Saddam Hussein ordered the Iraqi military to invade Kuwait. He wanted to annex what he called Iraq’s 19th Province. The country of Kuwait was Iraq’s small neighbor on the Persian Gulf. President George H.W. Bush reacted by sending the military to the gulf. With that action, he announced,…

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Pronghorn home on range

Posted August 28, 2015 by SUSAN GLADSTEIN

“Home, home on the range, where the deer and the antelope play …” aren’t just lyrics from an old Gene Autry song. It’s a reality for the Sonoran pronghorn that are thriving on the Barry M. Goldwater Range. But, it wasn’t always that way.

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Events

2015 National Hispanic Heritage Month

Posted August 28, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Tapia Cordero

Courtesy graphic Powering growth, influence, this year’s theme National Hispanic Heritage Month is Sept. 15 through Oct. 15, and recognizes Hispanic and Latino American heritage and culture. This year’s theme is “Honoring our Heritage. Building our Future.” The NHHM is an opportunity to recognize the contributions made by and the important presence of Hispanic and…

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Commentary

Fly Over: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ and ‘Banjo Kazooie’

Posted August 28, 2015 by Marcy Copeland and Pedro Mota

‘Fear the Walking Dead’ The much anticipated premiere of “Fear The Walking Dead” airs Sunday, giving new life to fans of “The Walking Dead.” The prequel was created by Robert Kirkman and Dave Erickson who gave us “The Walking Dead.” Featured as a pilot series and set in Los Angeles, six episodes in total will…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted August 28, 2015 by Chaplain (Maj.) Larry Fowler

“I have $1.50 in my pocket. All other monies are ear-marked for other obligations.” That’s a line from my personal journal dated Jan. 10, 1997. I’ve kept a journal for my entire adult life. It helps my nostalgic nature be able to look back and remember where I’ve been. So here’s a snap-shot of where…

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Salutes & Awards

Top Hats graduate 15 into CAF

Posted August 28, 2015 by Lt. Col. MATTHEW WARNER

Courtesy photo The Tophats graduated 15 pilots today. They are from left: 1st Lts. Jake Impellizzeri, Trevor Kilroy, John Burns, Michael O’Donnell, Corydon Butler, John Iselin and Brendan Zubrod, Capt. Robert Barlow, 1st Lts. Thomas Hainline, Bryan Rivera, Kenneth Durbin, David Gill, Cody Main and David Takahashi, and Capt. Addison Harding. Their hometowns and follow-on…

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Health & Safety

Street Beat

Posted August 28, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Samuel Jalomo,

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Aug. 17 through 23 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 18 moving violations and two nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents Aug. 20: Security forces responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident involving a government vehicle and fixed object adjacent to…

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