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Air Force Rabbi ‘One of Her Kind’

Minutes before sunset on Friday, she lowers her head and covers her face in prayer. Her hands are illuminated by the faint glow of the Shabbat candles, each flame representing and honoring a family member.  As the week comes to a close, Capt. Sarah Schechter, the Jewish chaplain of the 89th Airlift…


National Brain Injury Awareness Month

March is designated National Brain Injury Awareness Month. According to the Brain Injury Association of America and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1.7 million people in the United States sustain a traumatic brain injury every year, with traumatic brain injury being a contributing…


Pacific Partnership Wraps up Multi-Mission Stop in…

APIA, Samoa (NNS)—Pacific Partnership 2009 departed Samoa July 10 after working alongside Samoans and other partners and friends, delivering a variety of humanitarian civic assistance programs.


New Soldier-Dads Get Administrative Leave, Army Says…

WASHINGTON (Army News Service, June 2, 2009)—The Army wants Soldier-dads to know there is a new paternity leave policy available to them and spread the word to military bloggers at the Pentagon today.


Campbell Outlines Plans to Strengthen Behavioral Health…

WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Sept. 16, 2013)  -  The Army expects to have embedded behavioral health teams on Army installations and in all active brigade combat teams no later than fiscal year 2016. Speaking before the 2013 Warrior-Family Symposium, Sept. 12, in Washington, D.C., Vice…


Researcher Aims to Help Soldiers Recover Faster from…

An injury he suffered during a high altitude-low opening parachute jump 15 years ago ended his own career as a Marine Corps Force Reconnaissance combat medic, but Wayne Matheny never stopped caring about others in uniform.


Santa Brings Early Gift to USS Miami Families

GROTON, Conn. (NNS)—Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Miami (SSN 755) returned home from deployment, Dec. 2, with a special guest riding along - Santa Claus. The return ends an extended eight-month deployment for the crew to the U.S. European Command Area of Responsibility (AOR).


AF Releases Furlough-Related Pay Information

WASHINGTON (AFNS) October 09, 2013 -  Air Force officials released Oct. 8, the following furlough-related questions and answers to aid service civilians with processing time and attendance. This information was coordinated with manpower and personnel, financial management, and general counsel…


Sappers Practice Explosive Tricks of Trade

Soldiers from 693rd Engineer Company, 7th Engineer Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade, conducted a series of Sapper training events this month to teach new Soldiers tricks of the trade.


MWR Sponsorship Program Provides Phones Cards for Sailors…

MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS)—Sailors serving throughout Southwest Asia during the December holidays will receive prepaid long distance telephone cards, thanks to a commercial sponsorship agreement between Navy Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) and Cell Phones for Soldiers.


Football: Air Force Blasts Nicholls State 72-0 In Home…

9/5/2009 - FALCON STADIUM, Colo. - Air Force scored early and often, handing the Nicholls State Colonels their worst loss in the school’s history with a 72-0 blowout at Falcon Stadium Sept. 5.


NCO Retraining Program Application Window Open

6/6/2013 - JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS)—Staff sergeant-selects through master sergeants in overage career fields can apply for retraining into an undermanned career field during Phase I of the fiscal 2014 Noncommissioned Officer Retraining Program. Retraining applications will…


Airmen Give Children Taste of Deployment Process

3/25/2010 - Members of the 28th Force Support Squadron Airman and Family Readiness Center here taught base children, spouses of military members and local teachers about the deployment process


Albany Event Honors Women in Military Service

MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS BASE ALBANY, Ga.  “Darton College’s quarterly Professional Women’s Forum hosted their first annual Salute to Military Women June 3. 


Doctor Applies Traumatic Brain Injury Experience to…

WASHINGTON (June 10, 2009) - When Army Col. (Dr.) Kenneth Lee began evaluating more than 3,000 Wisconsin Army National Guardsmen called to duty last fall in the state’s largest operational deployment since World War II to ensure their medical readiness, he approached the task with unique and…


‘Mi Rey:’ A Deployed Valentine Story

It was a cold January evening in a little town called Muzquiz, in Coahuila, Mexico. Despite the chill in the air, she and a friend decided to go to the local dance hall. It was the kind of close-knit town where everyone knew each other, and dancing was a way to let loose on a Friday night.  Her…


DoD/POW Identifies Airman missing from WWII

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that the remains of a serviceman, missing in action from World War II, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors.


Flag Day Honors American Ideals, Sacrifices

WASHINGTON, June 14, 2010 - Military personnel performed their duties with solemn respect over the past several weeks as U.S. servicemembers killed in Afghanistan returned to U.S. soil.


President Orders Flags To Half-Staff

WASHINGTON (Nov. 9, 2009)—President Barack Obama has ordered American flags to be flown at half-staff until Veterans Day in honor of the victims of yesterday’s shooting at Fort Hood, Texas.


Soldier Overcomes Suicidal Ideations, Encourages Others…

9/1/2009 - GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Capt. Emily Stehr, a physical therapist with the 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, is in the business of healing. But five months after returning from Iraq, she was struggling with her own internal wounds of war that had not healed. She decided to kill herself.


Navy Personnel Command Moving Sailors Despite Budget…

MILLINGTON, Tenn. 11/16/2009 —Navy Personnel Command (NPC) has released Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders to keep the fleet moving, despite the lack of a fiscal year (FY) 2010 budget, Navy officials announced Nov. 16.


Teamwork Keeps Tankers Flying

8/19/2009 - SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFNS)  - A team of active-duty, Reserve and Guard servicemembers of the 340th Aircraft Maintenance Unit here maintain aircraft built during President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s era in temperatures exceeding 110 degrees here.


Safety Paramount as F-22 Investigation Continues

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AFNS)—The pilot of a F-22 Raptor, assigned to the 43rd Fighter Squadron, safely ejected as the jet crashed Nov. 15 around 3:30 p.m. on Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., one-quarter mile east of the drone runway.


Air Force Leads DOD in Green Power

The Air Force is one of the nation’s top purchasers of green power, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Top 25 list of Green Power Partners released Jan. 31.


Marines Conduct Vehicle-Borne IED Training

Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron 172 conducted vehicle-borne improvised explosive device training at Kadena Air Base June 11.


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