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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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Distance learning PME demands greater commitment

Posted June 5, 2015 by by Master Sgt. Shanda L. De Anda

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — The Air Force’s new enlisted professional military education distance learning courses are demanding and require more study time. That’s according to a memo from the Air Force Barnes Center of Distance Education at Maxwell AFB, Alabama. “The new EPME is a game changer,” said Chief Master Sgt. Cameron Kirksey,…

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SecAF, CSAF discuss future of the Air Force

Posted January 23, 2015 by by Tech. Sgt. Natalie Stanley

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Senior leadership addressed the key issues, priorities, initiatives and challenges facing the Air Force during the State of the Air Force press briefing, Jan. 15 at the Pentagon. Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, focused on the Air Force’s…

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March, Travis team up to transport classic warbird

Posted October 23, 2015 by

U.S. Air Force loadmasters from the 312th Airlift Squadron, 349th Air Mobility Wing, Travis Air Force Base, California, stand on the ramp of their C-5M Supergalaxy discussing the safest and most efficient way to load a TBM Avenger. They will fly the classic war bird from March Air Reserve Base to the Marine Corps Air…

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AF Smart Operations of the 21st Century Training Course

Posted April 17, 2015 by

Students feverishly poured over charts and graphs as they worked their way through the presented problem at March Air Reserve Base, Calif., during a five-day, Air Force Smart Operations of the 21st Century (AFSO21) Green Belt Training Course from March 22nd  to March 27th, 2015. A gathering of both enlisted and officers alike, the group…

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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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Retired Air Force Reservist finds inspiration through loss

Posted March 27, 2015 by by Megan Crusher

(First in a three-part series chronicling Angela Alexander’s incredible story which led to a book, a ministry and now, a documentary.) MIRACLE: “An unusual or wonderful event that is believed to be caused by the power of God,” is how Merriam-Webster defines it. For most parents who have lost a child the word miracle would…

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Living the Air Force Core Values

Posted June 5, 2015 by by Lt. Col. Arthur “Tony” Blain, M.D.

The Air Force Core Values of Integrity First, Service Before Self and Excellence in All We Do, are not just a way to support our country and the U.S. Air Force, but more importantly a framework for approaching life and all of our different roles to be better men and women and support those we…

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CSAF utilizes new technologies to engage with Airmen

Posted January 23, 2015 by by Secretary of the Air Force public affairs

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Chief of Staff of the Air Force Mark A. Welsh III teamed up with Google to launch a live discussion with Airmen from bases around the world, using video chat technology. Airmen asked both the general and his wife, Betty Welsh, questions about Air Force life, ranging anywhere from future mission and…

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Retiring ANG director, Lt. Gen. Stanley Clarke, looks ahead

Posted October 23, 2015 by by Phillip Swarts

It was 2003, and then-Col. Stanley Clarke was standing in the middle of the desert with orders to set up a base. “I’ve been asked before what my favorite platform is in the Air Force, and I tell people it’s the 10K forklift,” he said. “I had to build a base in the desert at…

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