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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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Airman seeks to rejoin pararescue team despite loss of leg

In July 2011, Staff Sgt. August O’Neill, a pararescueman, was sent to rescue a group of Marines pinned down in Afghanistan when enemy insurgents opened fire on his team’s helicopter. A round bounced off the helicopter’s door, tearing through both of O’Neill’s lower legs and critically wounding his left. Over the next 3 1/2 years,…


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Chaplain’s thoughts … The desire to serve the Lord

Posted  January 21, 2016

From the very first days of our Air Force careers we’ve heard of the Four Pillars of Comprehensive Fitness. All are essential to our wellbeing and that of the Airmen with whom we serve. Although most of the pillars, like physical, mental and social fitness are truly obvious, spiritual fitness needs cultivation. However, civil society…

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JUSTICE REPORT- January 22, 2016

Posted  January 21, 2016

The following is a list of administrative actions issued in November and December 2015 at Luke Air Force Base. 56th Maintenance Group Courts-Martial • An airman first class was found guilty of one charge and two specifications in violation of Article 112a, wrongful use of cocaine and wrongful use of promethazine with codeine, a schedule…

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Mentoring evolves with new ideas, methods

Posted  January 21, 2016

What does it mean to be a mentor this day and age? A few years ago, it held the meaning of having an experienced individual take you under his wing and guide or assist you when you came to new crossroads in life. Although this view has not changed much over the years, new techniques…

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AETC releases 2016 strategic plan

Posted  January 21, 2016

Editor’s note: The following is an article addressed to AETC Airmen: AETC Airmen, As our world changes and we evolve to meet today’s and tomorrow’s challenges, you — innovative and creative Airmen — will continue leading the way in protecting and defending our Constitution. I am proud to be your commander. To best accomplish our…

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Base supply center creates opportunities

Posted  January 21, 2016

With a limited number of jobs available in the U.S., it can be difficult for people to find employment. There is an added challenge to overcome for people with disabilities. Since 1997, the Luke Air Force Base Supply Center has employed people with disabilities. The Arizona Industries for the Blind employs workers whose tasks range…

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