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AF uniform office designs for entire force; new modifications underway

When an airman gets dressed for his or her job, he or she dons apparel and equipment that were developed, produced, deployed, sustained, and modified by a group of fewer than 20 people working at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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AF family shares experience with child’s autism

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Four-year-old Dawson Stock loves music and instruments; his mother says he is obsessed with the violin. He knows the alphabet forward and backward and is ready to read. Dawson is teaching himself the sign-language alphabet. He knows his numbers and how to add. Dawson is a high-functioning child. This was not…

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Honor guard Airman pushes past her limits

WASHINGTON — (This feature is part of the “Through Airmen’s Eyes” series. These stories focus on individual Airmen, highlighting their Air Force story.) It’s noon on a Saturday, and Staff Sgt. April Spilde chalks up her hands in the gym at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Virginia, as she waits for her chance to lift during…

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McGuire hosts rapid response training with FEMA

JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. — The 305th Aerial Port Squadron welcomed members of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Pennsylvania Task Force 1 to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst for rapid air mobilization training April 21, as part of an ongoing partnership initiative. FEMA are the nation’s experts in rapid response in case of humanitarian crises and to…

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309th Fighter Squadron Graduates 11 from class 15-BBC

America’s newest fighter pilots are ready to join the most lethal combat air force the world has ever known. The eight active-duty and three Air National Guard officers of class 15-BBC have successfully completed the F-16 Basic Course and will celebrate this accomplishment today with loved ones, academic instructors, and instructor pilots. Class 15-BBC’s stay…

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What is your locus?

Posted  February 18, 2016

Your first thought to the commentary’s title was probably “what do you mean?” Merriam-Webster defines locus as “a central or main place where something happens or is found.” So it basically means center. Now add the words “of control.” Locus of control is a lesson that first sunk in for me when I went to…

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Airpower starts here

Posted  February 18, 2016

I walked into a recruiter’s office looking for a change in my life on Feb. 11, 1999. What I knew about the Air Force was very little except what my two older brothers had told me. It all happened fast as I started my first day of Basic Military Training 14 days later. Once I…

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MVD alternatives shorten wait

Posted  February 18, 2016

PHOENIX — By expanding the use of technology and third-party options, the Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division is making it easier for motorists to renew vehicle registrations, apply for driver licenses and more without visiting MVD offices. Numbers for 2015 tell the story: 4.4 million: That’s the number of transactions by residents processed…

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Squaring off …

Posted  February 18, 2016

Senior Airman James Hensley Senior Airman Jessica Woods, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Aircraft Structural Maintenance journeyman, and Derek Weida, Army veteran of the 82nd Airborne Infantry Division and YouTube personality, pose for a photo Feb. 4 at Luke Air Force Base. Weida was accompanied by fellow wounded warriors for a meet and greet with Airmen…

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AETC announces media contest winners

Posted  February 18, 2016

The following individuals are 2016 Air Education and Training Command Media first-place award winners at Luke Air Force Base. The winners will represent The First Command at Air Force level in their respective categories. 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Photojournalism: Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan Photojournalist: Staff Sgt. Grace Lee Outstanding new photographer:  Airman 1st…

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