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Most Honorable Son

Posted May 1, 2015 by Gerald White

Courtesy photo Tech. Sgt. Ben Kuroki speaks at a post-war function in 1945. He is sharing the podium with Gen. Omar Bradley and Lt. Gen. Jimmy Doolittle among others. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Just days after Pearl Harbor, Shosuke “Sam” Kuroki, a farmer near Hershey, Nebraska, drove his oldest sons Ben and Fred…

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Creech Airmen honor their military kids

Posted May 1, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Barclay

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Barclay Creech Airmen and their families took part in the 2015 “Take Your Kid to Work Day” event April 23 as part of the Department of Defense observance of Month of the Military Child. During the day’s events the Creech Airmen and various base and local organizations…

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Released: Airman turns career around after confinement

Posted May 1, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Staff Sgt. Council Jones, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron airman dormitory leader, poses for a photo in front of a dorm on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., April 7. As a young Airman, Jones spent 30 days in a correctional confinement facility for an expletive-laced rant…

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Airman fights toward dream

Posted May 1, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Airman 1st Class Justin Krantz, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron electrical systems apprentice, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., aspires to be on the U.S. Air Force boxing team. Krantz has gone to numerous tournaments and participated in about 50 amateur fights. He was the 2014 Texas…

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COMACC: ACC must set priorities, be innovative

Posted May 1, 2015 by Delanie Stafford

U.S. Air Force Gen. Hawk Carlisle, commander of Air Combat Command, visited here April 20 and 21 to see the mission firsthand and meet with Airmen at several locations around the base. 

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AF releases new integrated priority list

Posted May 1, 2015 by Roger Gragg

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas — The Air Force released its second comprehensive two-year integrated priority list this month. The IPL strategically orders requirements for facility sustainment, restoration, modernization, environmental, energy, dormitory and demolition projects across the Air Force. The Air Force Civil Engineer Center builds the IPL based on requirements developed in the field….

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AF top leaders hold event for Sexual Assault Awareness, Prevention Month

Posted April 24, 2015 by Senior Airman Hailey Haux

Airmen gathered in the Pentagon with the Air Force top leaders for a ‘chalk walk’ to raise awareness about sexual assault, April 20.

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AF begins testing phase for women in combat roles

Posted April 24, 2015 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Command Information

WASHINGTON — In April 2015, the Air Force will begin conducting the physical evaluations required to explore opening the last six career fields currently closed to women. When the law prohibiting women in ground combat roles was rescinded, 99 percent of the positions within the Air Force were already inclusive of women. The current study…

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Luke Lightning strikes at Nellis

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler An F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 61st Fighter Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., taxis to the runway for a training exercise at Nellis AFB, Nev., April 15. Maintainers and operations personnel from Luke AFB and Eglin AFB, Fla., came to Nellis AFB with 10…

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CSAF discusses Air Force’s need to reset

Posted April 17, 2015 by Senior Airman Hailey Haux

WASHINGTON — The Air Force Association hosted its monthly Air Force breakfast with Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III in Arlington, Virginia April 2. During his speech, Welsh addressed many topics and issues in today’s Air Force, including hitting the “reset button.” “For the last couple of years what we have…

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