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‘The Spirit of Ronald Reagan’ gets nose art

Posted February 27, 2015 by by Linda Welz

Ms. Shayne Meder, U.S. Air Force retired and nose art artist, was on hand for the unveiling of her original nose art on a 452nd Air Mobility Wing C-17 Globemaster III, dubbed The Spirit of Ronald Reagan, at a March Air Reserve Base ceremony Feb. 19. The ceremony host, Col. Russell Muncy, 452 AMW commander,…

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AF opens enlisted RPA pilot program to all AFSCs

Posted August 29, 2016 by Master Sgt. Amaani Lyle

Using a phased-application approach, Air Force senior leaders are casting a wider net to ensure more active-duty enlisted Airmen are eligible to apply for the service’s RQ-4 Global Hawk remotely piloted aircraft program, a Pentagon official said Aug. 29. The program expands the eligibility pool from career-enlisted aviators to all Air Force specialty codes with…

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Welsh releases 2016 reading list

Posted May 21, 2016 by SSgt. Alyssa C. Gibson

The Air Force chief of staff published his 2016 professional reading list May 13. “This year’s reading list addresses every Airman on our total force team,” said Gen. Mark A. Welsh III. “The profession of arms, Air Force heritage, and developing Airmen are topics that apply to all of us.” This year’s list contains books,…

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New Exchange EXTRA app puts savings and more at shoppers’ fingertips

Posted February 6, 2015 by AAFES News Release 15-004

DALLAS – With the swipe of a finger, military shoppers can launch a brand-new way to connect with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service through its free Exchange EXTRA app. The app gives shoppers quick access to information on the latest Exchange promotions, contests, coupons, BE FIT information and more. The free app is…

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Around the Air Force: Nov. 1

Posted November 2, 2016 by

On this look around the Air Force a reduction in ancillary training is announced, cyberattacks are the leading strategic threat and a preview of the latest episode of BLUE features Air Force tankers.

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Retired Reservist finds inspiration through loss

Posted April 3, 2015 by by Megan Crusher

(Second in a three-part series chronicling Angela Alexander’s incredible story which led to a book, a ministry and now, a documentary.) Following the untimely death of her two sons in a car crash, Angela Alexander, a retired Air Force Reservist, needed some sort of sign that her youngest son Roger, along with his brother Murice,…

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AF emergency managers emphasize planning during National Preparedness Month

Posted September 4, 2015 by by Jess Echerri

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AFNS) — September is National Preparedness Month and the Air Force Civil Engineer Center is leading the charge for servicewide participation. With a theme of “Don’t wait. Communicate. Make your emergency plan today,” this year’s focus is on emergency planning, to include development of evacuation plans and family communication plans…

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Air Force’s updated policy further promotes tobacco-free environments

Posted April 10, 2015 by Air Force Surgeon General Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Air Force has led the military in advancing innovative tobacco control policies, such as the tobacco-free medical campus and prohibiting tobacco use outside “designated tobacco areas”. Now, an updated Air Force Instruction, published in March, seeks to further reduce health impacts from smoking, the nation’s leading cause of death. “The Air…

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ESPYs honor retired Army Master Sgt. King

Posted October 13, 2015 by by George A. Smith

When retired Master Sgt. Cedric King came to watch the professional athletes arrive on the Red Carpet of ESPN’s Excellence in Sports Performance Awards (ESPYS) in Los Angeles, California, little did he know he would be joining the stars on the crimson ribbon of honor. It all started when the American Forces Network’s (AFN’s) Air…

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Airman, Guardsman recognized as ‘heroes’ in Paris

Posted August 28, 2015 by by Tech. Sgt. Ryan Crane

PARIS (AFNS) — U.S. Ambassador to France, Jane D. Hartly, recognized Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone for his actions in saving countless lives during a terrorist attack aboard a train headed toward Paris Aug. 21. “We often use the word hero, and in this case I know that word has never been more appropriate,” Hartley…

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