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Don’t be an ‘Airman Z’

Posted April 7, 2017 by by Senior Airman JORDAN ASHLOCK

It started when he got his first rum and coke at a party in 9th grade. Airman Z had always been curious about alcohol, and his brother, a senior and one of the “cool guys” in high school, always talked about drinking whenever he hung out with the other cool kids in school. To Airman…

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New year, time to check relationships

Posted January 5, 2018 by by JAMES YANG-HELLEWELL

As the new year begins, many of us wake up with a painful reminder of all the healthy living plans we had committed to last year that were left by the wayside. Grabbing our smartphones, we may download apps or look for online remedies to get another jump start on feeling better. We look for…

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People First

Posted December 2, 2016 by

Deployed electronic health records training available The Air Force Medical Service is developing an Electronic Health Record that will enable medical Airmen to treat those who are wounded while deployed in a harsh or isolated environment. Electronic Health Records track Airmen’s medical needs and document real-time data at every point of the Airman’s journey from when…

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PEOPLE FIRST

Posted April 7, 2017 by

Editor’s Note: The “People First” section is compiled from information from the Air Force Personnel Center, TRICARE, 56th Force Support Squadron, Airman and Family Readiness Flight, Veterans Affairs, the civilian personnel office and armed forces news services. For the complete story, go to the web address listed at the end of the story. TFS center…

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Posted September 1, 2016 by Dobbins combats Zika with Department of Public Health

Bioenvironmental engineers from Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Georgia, recently partnered with the Georgia Department of Public Health to partake in the Defense Department initiative to combat the Zika virus and other mosquito-borne diseases. Kathleen Schmidt, the Georgia DPH vector surveillance coordinator, along with the Dobbins Air Reserve Base engineers, laid traps at the base’s firing…

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DOD studying implications of wearable devices giving too much info

Posted January 30, 2018 by by Jim Garamone

DOD photograph by Jim Garamone The Defense Department urges service members and DOD civilians with wearable electronic devices to use the strictest privacy setting. Officials made the suggestion after publication of a “heat map” showing concentration of U.S military personnel overseas. Defense Department officials are studying security issues raised by physical conditioning trackers that also…

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FMS pilots, 944th FW reach 100th F-35 sortie milestone

Posted April 7, 2017 by by Staff Sgt. NESTOR CRUZ

Student and instructor pilots working under the Foreign Military Sales program reached a historic milestone March 10 when they flew their 100th sortie in an F-35 Lightning II at the 944th Fighter Wing. The milestone is significant for the team making the mission happen on a daily basis. “It was truly a reflection of the…

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New contract requires action by GTCC users

Posted July 6, 2018 by emmauribe

Citibank has been awarded the Smart Pay 3 contract, which means that Citi will continue to provide support as the vendor to the Government Travel Charge Card program. With the new contract, all Air Force cardholders will be issued a new GTCC and will receive the new cards in the August – October timeframe. To…

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Prehistoric recovery efforts …

Posted July 7, 2017 by

Sam Stapleton, Archaeological technician with Statistical Research Inc. of Tucson, cleans a rock feature so he can get to the edges to find the boundary of the archeological site discovered at the manned Range 1 road of the Barry M. Goldwater Range – East. SRI and other contractors are conducting archaeological excavations to ensure range…

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Protect those pearly whites

Posted February 3, 2017 by by Senior Airman DAVID EVANS

Sports activities are a common hobby that many Airmen enjoy. Unfortunately, many sports carry some risk of injury. A commonly overlooked area prone to injury is the mouth, including the teeth and gums. Basketball, for instance, is fun until a stray pass hits a player in the face leaving one less tooth with which to…

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