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13 hrs ago | U.S. Department of Defense

Face of Defense: Son Follows in Air Force Parents' Footsteps

Most recruits catch their first glimpse of the military lifestyle upon arrival at basic military training, when they hurry off of a bus to the sound of loud commands from their new military training instructors.

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20 hrs ago | Stars and Stripes

Roberson nominated to take command of 3rd Air Force at Ramstein

Maj. Gen. Darryl L. Roberson has been nominated to take command of the 3rd Air Force at Ramstein Air Base in Germany.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

U.S. Department of Defense

General Officer Announcements

Air Force Maj. Gen. Samuel A. Greaves, nominated for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and for assignment as commander, Space and Missile Systems Center, Air Force Space Command, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif.

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The Montgomery Advertiser

Airmen shave their heads to support fallen pilot's ailing son

The baldness began in February with 90 airmen deployed to Shindand Air Base, Afghanistan.

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Naperville Sun

Veterans of the Month: Couple Brandon and Kelly Burkhart

Editor's note: This month, the VFW features Kelly and Brandon Burkhart, daughter and son-in-law of Post Commander Nina Petru, who retired from the Air Force.

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Wed Apr 09, 2014

Stars and Stripes

Air Force to send more fighters to Poland, USS Cook headed to Black Sea

Fire Controlman 3rd Class Thomas Colton mans a Mark 38 25 mm machine gun console on the bridge of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook, April 3, 2014.

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Stars and Stripes

Strict local gun laws limit servicemembers' ownership on overseas bases

Michael Folsom Jr., a missionary from Nicaragua visiting his parents in Germany and a former U.S. military dependent from Germany, doesn't think stricter gun laws would prevent the mass shootings such as those at Fort Hood.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, Germany, US Military, US Air Force, Yokota Air Base, US Army, RAF Lakenheath

Mon Apr 07, 2014

El Paso Times

Hundreds gather in Italy to honor fallen El Paso airman

Hundreds of Airmen, Soldiers and civilians gathered together to celebrate the life of a fallen service member assigned to the 31st Munitions Squadron, April 3 at Aviano Air Base, Italy.

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Sun Apr 06, 2014

Stars and Stripes

Six Air Force generals switching posts overseas

The Air Force announced a series of assignments Friday involving general officers overseas, including a swap of commanders in Hawaii and Italy.

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Fri Apr 04, 2014

Air Force Times

New assignments for 7 general officers

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh announced new assignments for seven general officers Friday.

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Stars and Stripes

Aviano airman remembered at base service

Hundreds of servicemembers and civilians gathered April 3, 2014, to remember the life of Staff Sgt.

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Tue Apr 01, 2014

The Miami Herald

NATO takes defiant stance against Russia

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Robert D. Bishop Jr., commander of the 3rd Air Force, and Bulgarian Air Force officials brief reporters at Graf Ignattevo Airfield, Bulgaria in October 2007.

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Related Topix: World News, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), US Military, US Air Force, US Army, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Belgium

Sat Mar 29, 2014

Kennebec Journal

Oakland man awarded Bronze Star

Air Force Tech Sgt. Matt Bolduc, a counterintelligence special agent, neutralized a Taliban attack strategy in Afghanistan, earning him the military's fourth-highest honor.

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Sun Mar 23, 2014

Weekday Magazine

Kyiv Says Commander 'Abducted,' NATO Warns of Threats

Ukrainian soldiers walk out of a Ukrainian air force base in the small Crimean city of Novofedorivka after it was stormed by pro-Russian protesters on March 22. Ukraine's Acting President Oleksandr Turchynov says a top Ukrainian Air Force commander has been "abducted" and was being held in Crimea after his base was stormed by Russian military ... (more)

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Wed Mar 19, 2014

Flight Journal

USAF Begins Training Sorties in Poland

U.S. Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the 31st Fighter Wing at Aviano Air Base, Italy, began off-site aerial training for the first time since their arrival at Detachment 1, 52nd Operations Group here, March 18. The training enhances interoperability, allowing pilots to take advantage of a unique opportunity to operate across the ... (more)

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Silicon Alley Insider

The Forgotten Heroes Of The War On Terror

On Tuesday, President Obama awarded 24 soldiers with the Medal of Honor who had been overlooked , or rather, discriminated against, for heroic actions they took in wars going back to Vietnam, Korea, and World War II.

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, Life, Veteran Affairs, US Military, US Air Force, US Army, US Navy, US Marine Corps

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