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Fly through the air…

Posted April 3, 2015 by

Courtesy photo/Josh Merk Staff Sgt. Emmanuel Parras, 752nd Medical Squadron, readies his trapeze dismount during a Single Airmen trip to the Santa Monica Pier, March 28. The Trapeze School New York gave Airmen a glimpse of what it’s like to fly without a plane. Parras said it looked easy but requires strength. “I’m still a…

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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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Civil Air Patrol awarded Congressional Gold Medal

Posted March 20, 2015 by by Staff Sgt. Gregory Solman

The U.S Air Force Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol awarded the Congressional Gold Medal to five veterans of CAP World War II service in at ceremony at March Air Museum in March.  Five other Gold Medals were awarded posthumously or in absentia to family members who attended the event. Lt. Col. Jeri Truesdell, now 100 years…

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AFR/ANG Teen leadership summits announced

Posted March 20, 2015 by

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas — Air Force Services Activity has announced two teen summits for dependent children of current Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve members. Dependents 14-18 years have until May 15 to sign up for the AFR/ANG Classic Summit in Dahlonega, Georgia, July 12-15, or the Adventure Summit in Estes Park,…

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Former commander, prisoner of war tells reservists how will power can be stronger than firepower

Posted March 6, 2015 by By Senior Airman Madelyn McCullough

McChord Field, Wash. — Only in America can a former convict become a brigadier general. Former resident of the prison camp known as the Hanoi Hilton, then Capt. James Sehorn never imagined a lifelong relationship with the United States Air Force or rising to the rank of brigadier general. Now retired and living a comfortable…

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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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Your help is needed to tell Air Force story

Posted February 27, 2015 by

What is your personal Air Force story? The public affairs office is looking for Airmen who would not mind sharing that story. All stories must be completed for submission in early April, so please contact PA at 951-655-4137 or 452amw.paworkflow@us.af.mil as soon as possible to get the full details. Why do we want you to…

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Basic Military Training enters new ‘real life’ era

Posted February 20, 2015 by by Kristin Davis

The 8½-week journey from recruit to Airman will no longer end in a regimented march on a Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland parade field. Beginning March 23, 400 recruits will take part in that rite of passage after 7½ weeks of Basic Military Training (BMT) — then turn back around for a five full days of…

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Cody gives enlisted perspective at AFA expo

Posted February 20, 2015 by By Staff Sgt. Christopher Gross

ORLANDO, Fla. (AFNS) — Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody outlined his top priorities for the enlisted force during the Air Force Association’s annual Air Warfare Symposium and Technology Exposition in Orlando, Florida, Feb. 12. Cody talked to those in attendance and focused on key areas such as enlisted development, resiliency…

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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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