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Perfect moment – Final Frame

Perfect moment – Final Frame – Illustration Caption: Air Force Honor Guard drill team members perform complex routines with fully operational M-1 rifles and fixed bayonets. Senior Airman John Gray and Airman 1st Class Elijah Freeman are caught in a perfect moment during a recruiting photo shoot in front of the Washington Monument. COPYRIGHT 2002 […]

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Commissioning program expands – Airman Education and Commissioning Program

Commissioning program expands – Airman Education and Commissioning Program – Brief Article MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. (AETCNS) – The Airman Education and Commissioning Program expanded both the number of authorized training slots for the program and the number of academic majors eligible for consideration. The number of manpower authorizations for the program will increase […]

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Extreme academics: airmen travel to central Alaska’s frozen wilderness to learn the rigors of arctic survival

Extreme academics: airmen travel to central Alaska’s frozen wilderness to learn the rigors of arctic survival Scott Wagers During the coldest months in central Alaska, when temperatures plummet to minus 60 degrees, you can toss a hot cup of coffee into the air and it’ll evaporate before the first drop ever touches the ground. There’s […]

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Packing it in: Air Force Portal: one password, endless opportunities

Packing it in: Air Force Portal: one password, endless opportunities Chuck Roberts More than 442,000 people have entered the Air Force Portal. Doing so required filling out yet another online registration form, providing a user name and coming up with one more password to contend with. But that’s where similarities end. In some cases, registering […]

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Together again

Together again – Snapshots From the War Louis A. Arana-Barradas BASHUR AIRFIELD, Iraq — When Staff Sgt. Denise Knoll got off the cargo plane at Bashur Airfield, her husband was there to greet her — sort of. Staff Sgt. Larry Knoll had been up for 36 hours. So he’d stretched out on the aircraft ramp […]

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Magellans of the sky: lessons learned from the epic 1924 around the world flight are visible in today’s Air Force, but the memory of those who made it possible have faded with the years

Magellans of the sky: lessons learned from the epic 1924 around the world flight are visible in today’s Air Force, but the memory of those who made it possible have faded with the years – A Centennial of Flight Special Feature Chuck Roberts They achieved greatness. They were cheered by thousands and wined and dined […]

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The $30,000 question – Airman Consumer

The $30,000 question – Airman Consumer Chuck Roberts Airmen who joined the Air Force on or after Aug. 1, 1986, must eventually face the $30,000 question before retiring. More than 22,000 have already answered the question for themselves. Between 14.5 and 15 years of service, all members must decide whether to take a $30,000 career […]

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Jake the beagle turns in his badge

Jake the beagle turns in his badge – Airman’s World Sgt. Beverly Isik LAJES FIELD, Portugal — Jake walked the security forces beat at this base on the windy Azores island of Terceira for most of his 84 “dog” years. But no more. The sometimes ornery pooch–who had the distinction of being the only beagle […]

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Patient partners: Japanese and Americans work to keep Pacific peaceful

Patient partners: Japanese and Americans work to keep Pacific peaceful Mark Kinkade Master Sgt. Charles Adams wears slippers. With his battle dress uniform. At work. “Perks of the job,” Adams said, smiling, as he pulled off his heavy black combat boots and tucked his socked toes in a pair of brown house slippers. It’s not […]

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Staying fit to win: the message is clear: If you’re out of shape, you’re already behind the fit-to-fight power curve. If you’re fit, you’re at least even with that curve – Organization

Staying fit to win: the message is clear: If you’re out of shape, you’re already behind the fit-to-fight power curve. If you’re fit, you’re at least even with that curve – Organization – Brief Article Keith Reed Think of physical conditioning as a part of your everyday life. It has traditionally been a part of […]