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Team March loses one of its own

Capt. Justin Taylor, a KC-135 pilot assigned to the 336th Air Refueling Squadron, was killed in an automobile accident on Saturday, 14 February 2015. Taylor has been a total force Airman and a member of Team March for several years. He started his career on active duty as an F-16 maintainer in 2000, after which…

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Carter takes oath of office in White House ceremony

DOD screen shot Vice President Joe Biden swears in Ash Carter as the 25th defense secretary as Carter’s wife, Stephanie, looks on during a private ceremony at the White House, Feb. 17, 2015. WASHINGTON, Feb. 17, 2015 – With his wife, Stephanie, holding the Bible upon which he swore to support and defend the U.S….

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A Century of Black Life, History, and Culture

(Final in a three-part series) Courtesy Photo Astronaut Guion “Guy” S. Bluford Jr. becomes the first African American to travel in space, as a mission specialist aboard the space shuttle Challenger. He will ultimately complete four shuttle missions. Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by African…

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Shop smart, eat smart, exercise for better health

Everyone has food choices to make on what will be used for fuel for his or her body. You can choose which foods to buy at the grocery store. You can choose what to order at a restaurant.

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Basic Military Training enters new ‘real life’ era

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.


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AF closes FY14 force management programs

Posted  November 26, 2014

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Airmen who met the service’s reduction in force board were notified of the board’s results Nov. 19, bringing the fiscal year 2014 force management programs to an end. The RIF board selected 354 captains and majors across the Air Force for non-retention, half of the number the service previously projected it would…

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President announces Hagel’s resignation as Defense Secretary

Posted  November 26, 2014

Praising Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s “class and integrity,” President Barack Obama has announced at the White House that Hagel will leave his post.

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Work explains strategy behind DoD innovation initiative

Posted  November 26, 2014

The Defense Innovation Initiative will help to develop more innovative leaders and identify new operational concepts, but sequestration is still “a problem we need to address as a nation,” Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work said yesterday. Work discussed the new initiative on Gannett’s “DefenseNews With Vago Muradian” program. Echoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s announcement last…

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News Briefs November 26, 2014

Posted  November 26, 2014

All American (U.S. Army photo/Sgt. 1st Class Angel D. Thompson) Staff Sgt. James Reyes, recruiter, Riverside Army Career Center, presents Ykili Ross with a U.S. Army All-American Bowl jersey at a bowl selection event, Nov. 12. Ross, a wide receiver at Riverside Polytechnic High School, was selected from millions of high school football players as…

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DoD highlights warrior, family care during Warrior Care Month 2014

Posted  November 21, 2014

The Defense Department recently hosted a rehabilitation expo as part of Warrior Care Month as it continues its commitment to supporting wounded, ill and injured troops, their families and caregivers. James Rodriguez, deputy assistant secretary of defense for the Office of Warrior Care Policy, discussed his office’s role in supporting wounded warriors, Warrior Care Month…

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Virtual Hope Box mobile app grows in popularity

Posted  November 21, 2014

A free smartphone app that helps people in crisis remember good things in their lives has been downloaded 13,000 times in the past six months, according to data from app stores. That’s good news for experts at the National Center for Telehealth & Technology (T2), which developed the Virtual Hope Box app to help users…

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Tinker epitomized Native American strength, leadership

Posted  November 21, 2014

Courtesy Photo Maj. Gen. Clarence L. Tinker was a natural leader who personally led his Airmen into combat missions during the early days of World War II. He perished, along with his crew, during the battle of Midway. The nation’s highest-ranking Native American general didn’t have to be on the ill-fated mission in the Pacific…

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AF tests first all-electric vehicle fleet in California

Posted  November 21, 2014

(U.S. Air Force photo/Sarah Corrice) Airmen from Los Angeles Air Force Base learn how to use charging equipment for the base’s new electric vehicle fleet during a training demo Oct. 31, 2014, in El Segundo, Calif. When not in use, the vehicle’s batteries can switch charging direction and feed their energy back to the base’s…

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AF expands digital library content for Airmen

Posted  November 21, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Airmen at 19 Air Force installations around the world will soon have access to a new 200-title audiobook and eBook digital library, Air Force officials said. The 19 participating installations will help test digital content distribution using the new Air Force eReader AERO; a single portable device developed…

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Air Force officials update AF Instruction 1-1

Posted  November 21, 2014

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Air Force officials approved Air Force Instruction 1-1, Air Force Standards, Nov. 7, to clarify guidance on Airmen’s religious rights and commanders’ authority and responsibility to protect those rights. The changes come as a result of a Religious Freedom “Focus Day” earlier this year when leaders in the Air Force’s chaplain corps…

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