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Treating each other with dignity and respect

Posted November 8, 2013 by Gen. Larry O. Spencer

U.S. Air Force photo Gen. Larry O. Spencer, Air Force vice chief of staff WASHINGTON — When I was a young Airman, during the heat of an intense intramural flag football game, a fellow Airman, who was frustrated that he could not stop me from advancing the ball, yelled the “N” word out loud. I…

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Air Force Surgeon General visits Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler U.S. Air Force Surgeon General Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Thomas Travis, , and Chief Master Sgt. Kevin Lambing (middle), USAF Surgeon General’s Enlisted Corps chief, receive a briefing from Col. (Dr.) Howard Reid, 99th Medical Operations Squadron commander, on the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center’s emergency…

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HAWC uses Full Movement Screen tool to prevent potential injury

Posted November 8, 2013 by Tammy Johnson

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — If someone is driving down the road and feels the steering wheel pull to the left, it may be a flat tire, or could indicate that the vehicle needs a tire rotation. In this event, most likely someone would take the car to a mechanic to see what is going…

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RPAs then and now: History in the making

Posted November 8, 2013 by Senior Airman A.K.

Photo courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution Dr. Samuel Pierpont Langley’s Aerodrome No. 5 unpiloted aircraft is displayed at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. The aircraft made the world’s first successful flight of an unpiloted, engine-driven, heavier-than-air craft of substantial size on May 6, 1896. LAS VEGAS — Early days: How did the remotely…

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Service members defend DOD networks during Cyber Flag 14-1 training

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Tam Cyber Flag 14-1 participants analyze an exercise scenario in the Red Flag building Nov. 5 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Cyber Flag strategically focuses on exercising the command’s mission of operating and defending the Department of Defense networks across the full spectrum of operations…

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Mass flu vaccination helps fulfill annual requirement

Posted November 1, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

Senior Airman Jennifer Pontillo, 99th Medical Operations Squadron medical technician, administers the annual flu vaccine to Airman 1st Class Amber Philips, 57th Maintenance Squadron knowledge operator, at the base theater Oct. 25 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The base theater served as a point of distribution for the vaccine allowing the 99th MDOS to…

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AF leaders describe future force under sequestration

Posted November 1, 2013 by Staff Sgt. David Salanitri

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie Lt. Gen. Michael Moeller testifies on the significant impacts of the continuing resolution and sequestration to the House of Armed Services Committee’s subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces, Oct. 23 in Washington, D.C. Moeller is the Air Force deputy chief of strategic plans and programs….

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Empowering our Airmen

Posted November 1, 2013 by Maj. Kelly A. Gerlach

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. — The beginning of a new fiscal year always brings a unique set of challenges. Fiscal year 2014 is no exception. Not only did we start off the fiscal year with a government-wide shutdown, but we now also find ourselves in a continuing resolution environment coupled with sequestration. For more than a…

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Care for others but care for yourself

Posted November 1, 2013 by Chaplain (Capt.) James Taylor III

COLUMBUS AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. — April 4, 2008, my sister awoke for the last time to a world that had not always treated her with kindness. We were two weeks shy of her 31st birthday, and six weeks shy of a family wedding … my wedding. April 4 would be the last day I…

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Wing commander stresses priorities at commander’s call

Posted November 1, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Timothy Young

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster Missy Cornish, wife of Col. Barry Cornish, 99th Air Base Wing commander, leads stretches during a warrior trained fitness workout on the field at the track behind the Warrior Fitness Center Oct. 22 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Participants warmed up and stretched before a…

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