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AFAF gives all Airmen a chance to pay it forward

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Master Sgt. Dennis Hutchison, 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Tomahawks Aircraft Maintenance Unit production superintendent, fills out a pledge form for the 2015 Air Force Assistance Fund drive at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 17. Hutchison’s father passed away in 2005 and he did not…

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Detour ahead

Cars wait at a stop stop sign on Washington Avenue while navigating a road detour on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 18. The detours were put in place March 16 to make way for road construction. The project will take four months to complete and will occur in two phases. Traffic will remain open…

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First AF female general paves way for military women

U.S. Army photo Maj. Gen. Jeanne Holm, pictured here as an Army company commander in 1948, was the first woman to attend the Air Command and Staff School at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., in 1949. Her awards include two Distinguished Service Medals and a Legion of Merit. FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. — Jeanne…

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Fitness trainer inspires with infectious personality

When working out with Nikki Harris, Warrior Fitness Center fitness trainer, one can’t help but be drawn into the infectious atmosphere that surrounds her.

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AMMO brings ‘boom’ to Red Flag

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Airman 1st Class Austin Woosley, left, 57th Maintenance Squadron Munitions Flight crew member, and Senior Airman Forrest Patten, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., 55th Maintenance Squadron stockpile surveillance member, prepares a munition before it can be attached to an aircraft at the munitions storage area…


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AF conducts airstrikes against ISIL, airdrops humanitarian aid near Amirli

Posted  September 5, 2014

TAMPA, Fla. (AFNS) — At the request of the government of Iraq, the U.S. military conducted airstrikes in support of an operation to deliver humanitarian assistance to address the humanitarian crisis and protect the civilians trapped in Amirli, Iraq, at approximately 8:30 p.m. EDT Aug. 31. Two months ago, hundreds of ISIL terrorists advanced on…

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Eliminating stigma: Leadership responsibility

Posted  September 5, 2014

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — As a child, a close relative of mine committed suicide. In those days, mental health was only discussed in hushed tones and little support was available. I was shaped by this experience and in my military career, I have tried to create an environment where people feel comfortable discussing their problems and…

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Be aware: Disasters can happen anytime, anywhere

Posted  September 5, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jack Sanders Stacy Cooper (Right), wife of Capt. Jenner Cooper, 99th Medical Group critical care resident nurse, discusses emergency awareness plans with her son Jonathan and daughter Aubrey at their home in Las Vegas Sept. 2. Emergency awareness plans cover a large range of topics like determining meeting…

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Celebrating women of character

Posted  September 5, 2014

Col. Kirsten Benford (right), 99th Inpatient Operations Squadron commander, talks with Tech. Sgt. Ann Stanford, NCO in charge of the 99th Medical Operations Squadron Family Medicine Residency, about the importance of Women’s Equality Day. Women’s Equality Day is observed Aug. 26 annually to commemorate the passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution.

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Always vigilant: Command post provides oversight, assistance

Posted  September 5, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Senior Airman Sarah Myers, 99th Air Base Wing Command Post junior controller, prepares to open a report while fielding a phone call at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 21. Myers and other controllers in the command post are responsible for receiving and disseminating hazardous…

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Dietary supplements may affect career

Posted  September 5, 2014

  U.S service members are held to a high standard of physical fitness. In order to meet, or thoroughly surpass, these standards of fitness, many enlist the help of dietary supplements. Service members cite reasons for supplement use as looking for an extra boost of energy, weight management or increased amounts of protein for quicker…

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Biomedical sciences education, commissioning program application windows open

Posted  September 5, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Airmen interested in biomedical sciences education, or BSC, or commissioning opportunities may be eligible for one or all of the four Biomedical Sciences Corps programs now accepting applications. Available BSC programs include the Army Baylor Doctor of Physical Therapy Training, the Uniform Services University of the Health Sciences…

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Suicide prevention more than a month-long campaign

Posted  September 5, 2014

  WASHINGTON (AFNS) — All Airmen have a responsibility that lasts much longer than a one-month campaign. This responsibility extends beyond ourselves and includes our work environment, our families, friends, fellow Airmen and our communities. While Suicide Prevention Month is observed across the United States in September, the month-long event is a reminder of everyone’s…

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Always vigilant: Command post provides oversight, assistance

Posted  September 5, 2014

Tech. Sgt. Laura Langley (left) and Senior Airman Sarah Myers, 99th Air Base Wing Command Post senior and junior controllers, field phone calls at their workstations at Nellis Air Force Base, Aug. 21. Command post controllers are the ‘eyes and ears’ of Nellis and Creech AFBs, and constantly monitor interactions occurring on both installations.  …

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Ask the Doc

Posted  September 5, 2014

  Q: How do I get emergency care through TRICARE?   A: TRICARE beneficiaries seeking emergency care to safeguard life, limb, eyesight, relieve suffering, or self-risk or harm, should seek treatment at the nearest hospital’s emergency department. If you’re a TRICARE Prime enrollee and use a civilian emergency room you must notify your primary care…

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