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Baby Armstrong recovering in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Udine, Italy, after he was born 13 weeks premature Dec. 2, 2013, where he spent 61 days in the hospital before being released. (Photo by Tech. Sgt. Jason Armstrong)
One family’s journey to overcome extreme odds
LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark. -- There are moments in a person’s life that leave an impact so great their lives are changed forever. For me, there are certain moments that will live with me forever because they have defined me and helped me become the person I want to be. I have learned that life is precious and we have so much to be thankful
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Commentary by Chief Master Sgt. Michael Thomas, 60th Operations Group superintendent Find combination to unlock your Airmen
There is not a more important position in our Air Force than that of a supervisor, but just being put in charge of personnel is not enough. Our official approach of a supervisor’s responsibility is to influence his or her followers to perform an action, complete a task, or behave in a specific manner, but there is so much more.
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Default Air Force Logo Exceptional Family Member Program provides support to Airmen, families
Military families are often asked to leave their homes, schools and friends to go where they are needed. In combination with goodbyes and making moving arrangements, it can be a very stressful time.Recently, a family of three was asked to do just that.  In the middle of an already complicated process this family was faced with the birth of their
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October is domestic violence awareness month. Nearly half of domestic violence occurrences are against males, yet most don't report the abuse. Those that do seek help are often met with disbelief, are mocked, or accused as attackers themselves.  
(U.S. Air Force illustration/Airman 1st Class Ryan Lackey) One man's story of living with an abuser
Janet Bunn, 92nd Medical Group domestic abuse victim advocate, relates the true story of a male victim of domestic violence, how abuse against men goes largely unnoticed and dotes on the common misconceptions about male abuse victims.
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Default Air Force Logo AF launches yearlong ‘Cyber Secure’ campaign
The Air Force message is clear -- October may be National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, but with the continuous advancement of technology and evolving cyber threats, one month of cybersecurity awareness is no longer enough.In a memorandum sent to Air Force personnel, Lt. Gen. William J. Bender, the Air Force’s chief information officer, said he
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Default Air Force Logo Becoming human again: developing the ability to empathize
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- From the moment we’re born, we need human interaction and crave to be understood. It can have a profound effect upon our personal lives by making us feel empowered or conversely by making us feel powerless if those needs are neglected. It also extends into our professional lives. In fact, many of the most successful
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Airman 1st Class Dimitrios Russell, 436th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels operator, stands at parade rest during an open-ranks inspection Aug. 17, 2016, on Dover Air Force Base, Del. The 436th LRS plans for emergency response deployments, combat support capability, and base and expeditionary support. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Zachary Cacicia) Celebrating heritage by getting back to basics
It was July 7, 2016, and the 436th Mission Support Group change of command ceremony had just ended. A conversation ensued between Lt. Col. Todd Walker, 436th Logistics Readiness Squadron commander, 2nd Lt. Akeem Parks, and myself about how we need to do things that honor the traditions of the Air Force more often. Specifically events that incorporate wearing the service uniform.
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George G. Shaw poses for a photo while repairing the courter panel on a 1967 Ford mustang, 1988, at his home in Arcata, Calif. Shaw built the mustang for his daughter as her first car, and the vehicle was later passed on to his granddaughter. (Courtesy photo) From engine grease to Air Force blues
I grew up covered in engine grease. In a dimly lit garage, I watched my grandfather rebuild classic cars. Sitting on the tailgate of his Ford truck, I learned how the world worked. We discussed politics, history, current events and common sense.I heard stories about his childhood in war-torn England and the hope and despair of the people. He told
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Default Air Force Logo Preventive measures lead to a healthier Air Force
FALLS CHURCH, Va. -- Preventing illness or injury is the goal of the Air Force’s Preventive Medicine program, a topic that is highlighted in August during Preventive Health Month. Preventive Health extends beyond health care at an individual level, concentrating rather on the health of individuals, communities and specific populations to help
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Default Air Force Logo New civilian performance management and appraisal program on the horizon
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill.-- The Defense Performance and Appraisal Program fosters a high-performance culture by linking the organizational mission and goals to individual performance plans.  This new program encourages regular communication and feedback during the appraisal cycle between employees and supervisors, resulting in increased employee
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