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Wilson, Goldfein emphasize need for fiscal 2018 budget

Posted November 13, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Alyssa C. Gibson

The Air Force must have a higher and more stable budget to provide security for the nation, said Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein during the State of the Air Force address Nov. 9, 2017, at the Pentagon.

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Military aviation leaders discuss readiness, urge budget certainty

Posted November 13, 2017 by Lisa Ferdinando

Top aviation military officials from the four services addressed Congress today on aviation readiness, all underscoring the urgent need for predictable budgets.

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Latin American Cadets visit Thunderbolt Nation

Posted November 10, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota

Cadets from 12 different Latin American nations arrived at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Nov. 6 for this year’s Latin American Cadet’s Initiatives program.

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Thunderbolts host 4th Annual Luke Mudder

Posted November 6, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel

Trenches of brown, muddy water, high-pressure hoses blasting contestants head-on, mud-soaked shoes and clothes, tire flips and a steep mud-slide – these are the sure signs of a grueling event commonly referred to as a mud run.

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Airman assists veteran during medical crisis

Posted November 3, 2017 by Story and photo by Airman 1st Class FRANKIE MOORE

After a long day of work, Senior Airman Keith Buckman, 923rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion technician, returned to his home to get some well-deserved rest. Later that night, at approximately 2:30 a.m., Buckman was awakened by a phone call from his friend, Mark Byrne, a 57-year-old Army veteran. “He was incoherent, and I couldn’t…

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WW II vet grateful for life of blessings

Posted November 3, 2017 by by STEPHEN DELGADO

We hear the term ‘larger-than-life’ often, which can mean someone who led a life of adventure and was never afraid to try something new. Flay Randolph is such a person. He served in the Navy in World War II and joined at age 16. “My dad was reluctant to sign the enlistment papers because I…

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Soldier, wife, mom says leaving hardest part of job

Posted November 3, 2017 by by STEFANIE BRADLEY

It was a typical cold, bleak winter morning in Germany. Dark clouds hovered just overhead, hugging the landscape. Soft, fluffy snowflakes drifted gently to the ground. Off in the distance, thin wisps of smoke floated to the sky and a faint smell of fireplaces burning permeated the air. I sharply inhaled the crisp air and…

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Vietnam vet continues 50-year journey of discovery

Posted November 3, 2017 by by STEPHEN DELGADO

The summer of 1967 can be remembered as a time of profound change. Many cities in America were aflame, the airwaves were full of music that a few years earlier wasn’t thought of, and the Vietnam War was raging a world away. In a small town that summer — Blanchard, Washington — 18-year-old Jerry Prentice…

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AF offered Airman chance of lifetime

Posted November 3, 2017 by by STEPHEN DELGADO

When people come to a medical facility, they are often anxious and uneasy. It is important to have personnel at that facility to make one feel comfortable and at ease. Some people have a gift for making people feel their needs are important and special. One such person is Lynne Nutter, who served the Air…

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IDS members walk the walk, talk the talk

Posted November 3, 2017 by by SHARON KOZAK

In these days of Instagram and Snapchat, the element of surprise has been all but lost. As satisfying as it is to acquire something you’ve specifically asked for, it’s even more delightful to receive something you’d never thought to ask for but which you love just the same — isn’t it? Well that’s what the…

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