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Aviation pioneer in Las Vegas

Posted March 27, 2015 by Gerald White

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — During World War II, aviation opportunities literally exploded as the military trained hundreds of thousands of individuals to fly, opening the door to many who might never have had the chance before. Among this group were women pilots, many of whom trained and flew as civil service pilots with…

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Rosie the Riveter and me

Posted March 27, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Alexandra M. Longfellow

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. — As we recognize Women’s History Month this March, I am struck by the thought that heroes and role models do not have to be one single person but, in fact, can be several people. For me, this truth is especially relevant. During World War II, many women opted to…

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JEPAC partners with Patriots during Red Flag 15-2

Posted March 20, 2015 by Lt. Col. S.D. Driskill

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Joint Electromagnetic Preparedness for Advanced Combat unit integrated into Red Flag 15-2 to partner with exercise participants here, March 2 through 13. JEPAC partners with all branches of the U.S. military and the combatant commands to identify joint electromagnetic spectrum capability gaps and vulnerabilities. Additionally, JEPAC supports the…

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Hazards of dietary supplements

Posted March 20, 2015 by Capt. Maggie Coppini

MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho — How are those New Year’s resolutions coming along? Have you been hitting the gym like you wanted to, modified your diet, or restocked your dietary supplement shelf? Before you throw some more money at protein shakes, diet pills and energy drinks, I encourage you to research the products you’re buying…

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Total force creates realistic training, cost savings

Posted March 13, 2015 by Lt. Col. Anthony Sullins

NEW LONDON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, N.C., — ‘Train like we fight’ and ‘do more with less’ are mottos echoing the walls of countless conference rooms across the Department of Defense and U.S. Air Force daily — and for good reason. U.S. military missions continue to expand while concurrently trying to balance shrinking budgets and…

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Why can’t I get a medical appointment when I want it?

Posted March 13, 2015 by Lt. Col. Laurie McKenna

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Have you ever called for a medical appointment and been frustrated because you couldn’t get in at the time and date you desired? Have you ever wondered why you are advised to utilize the 99th MDG emergency room or offered a telephone consult also known as “T-con”? So have…

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Financial readiness equals mission readiness

Posted March 6, 2015 by Ingrid Bruns

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. — As a long-time military spouse, I have held various jobs — and I know many of you can relate. I served as a military and family life counselor at an Airman and Family Readiness Center and had the privilege of working with fellow military families to create budgets, develop…

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Upholding uniform standards: Duty of all Airmen

Posted March 6, 2015 by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — After enough time in service, many Airmen become very comfortable wearing the uniform. It becomes a part of them, yet at times there are those who occasionally forget the small conduct and appearance standards that come with wearing the uniform. Some Airman may have hair that is slightly out…

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Women’s History Month: Remembering the past, looking toward the future

Posted March 6, 2015 by Senior Airman Matthew Lotz

Courtesy graphic NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — During the 1900s, answering phone calls, maintaining records and providing minor health care were some of few roles women who served in the military were permitted to fill. Jobs left open because men left for war, gave women the opportunity to step up and volunteer on the…

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Just American: A century of Black life

Posted February 27, 2015 by Daisy Jones-Brown

COLUMBUS AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. (AFNS) — Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. The event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted Harvard-trained historian Carter Woodson….

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