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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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IMA goes from throwing dice to giving legal advice

Posted  April 7, 2016

A casino worker huddled behind a craps table pondering a life of rolled snake eyes while a gunman aimed at gamblers on a Mississippi riverboat in January of 2001. It was 15 years ago when now Tech. Sgt. Wayne Freeland, 56th Fighter Wing paralegal, found himself listening in fear to gunfire and considering how his…

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Health & Safety

Punching out for the day …

Posted  April 7, 2016

Senior Airman Devante Williams Senior Airman Adrian Cook, 56th Security Forces Squadron patrolman, spars with a trainer March 12 during a training session at Sentosa Martial Arts in Avondale. Cook trained more than three hours with different instructors in order to receive a black belt in Muay Thai, a form of martial arts.

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Sports Shorts

Posted  April 7, 2016

Junior golf clinic The Falcon Dunes Golf Course is featuring a junior golf clinic 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday and April 23. The cost is $20 per clinic or $30 for both. Instruction includes grip, stance, driving, chipping, putting and golf etiquette. For more information, call 623-535-9334. Base family camp out Outdoor recreation is featuring…

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Health & Safety

Talk early, talk often to children about drugs

Posted  April 7, 2016

The need to provide meaningful education on the dangers of underage drinking and drug use at Luke Air Force Base has never been greater and parents play a significant role. As children get older and alcohol and drugs enter the picture, parents are faced with a unique set of challenges. They can simply sit back…

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Senior Airman Devante Williams
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Luke Airman receives black belt

Posted  April 14, 2016

Out of all the different styles of martial arts, Muay Thai is considered by many as the hardest to master. However, one Airman was able to achieve this mastery and learn more about himself in the process. Senior Airman Adrian Cook, 56th Security Forces Squadron patrolman, started practicing Muay Thai many years ago. His interest…

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