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April 13, 2017
FORT LEE, Va. — Commissaries are observing April, the Month of the Military Child, with giveaways and savings for the entire family.“At the Defense Commissary Agency, we do all we can to provide our military children and their families with significant savings on groceries and household items,” said Tracie Russ, DeCA’s sales director. “With events such as ProCamps and our ‘5-2-1-0’ nutritional... Read more
SENIOR AIRMAN STORMY ARCHER, 502nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs
April 13, 2017
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Members of the 560th Flying Training Squadron hosted the 44th annual Freedom Flyer Reunion and 20th annual POW/MIA (prisoner of war/missing in action) Symposium March 30-31, at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph.The event honored all POW and MIA service members from the Vietnam War and included a wreath-laying ceremony and a missing man formation flyover. Air... Read more
Jim Garamone, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
April 13, 2017
War!That was the headline screaming from newspapers around the country on April 6, 1917, as the United States declared war on the German empire.The United States had avoided being drawn into what was then known as “The Great War,” which had been raging in Europe since 1914. But German unrestricted submarine warfare – which U.S. leaders regarded as war on civilians – led to this juncture.... Read more
COL. PATRICK S. RYAN, Secretary of the Air Force, Office of the Chief Information Officer
April 13, 2017
WASHINGTON — Today’s environment is filled with examples of technology designed to connect Airmen to the internet: smart phones, smart watches, and other common personal technology that is always capable of connection. While Airmen grow more connected to the digital world, the connections open the door to insider and external threats eager to use those vulnerabilities to subvert data, plant... Read more
Cheryl Pellerin, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
April 13, 2017
WASHINGTON, April 6, 2017 — The Veterans Affairs and Defense departments are introducing to service members who have Servicemembers Group Life Insurance an online enrollment system called the SGLI On-line Enrollment System that enables active duty and eligible reserve and National Guard members to manage their group and family coverage online.SGLI provides $400,000 in automatic life insurance... Read more
AIRMAN 1ST CLASS DESTINEE SWEENEY, 20th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
April 13, 2017
SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. — In 2012, Staff Sgt. Anthony Despins, a 20th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, met Jony, his first canine partner.Together the two used their individual skill sets to make a formidable team, certified as an explosives detection and patrol unit to keep people around the world safe and their fellow Airmen out of harm’s way.Jony was really excited,... Read more
Jim Garamone, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
April 6, 2017
By April 1917, people were already calling the war between the Allied Powers and the Central Powers the Great War, and they were right to do so.Millions of soldiers confronted each other on the battlefields of France and Russia with thousands dying each day, even when there were no big offensives.And on April 6, 1917, the United States declared war on the German Empire, joining France, Great... Read more
April 6, 2017
FORT LEE, Va. — As the son of a career Navy officer, Alejandro Villanueva grew up on military bases worldwide, playing football and basketball among other sports. That’s why today, as an offensive tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Villanueva said he embraces his participation with youth football ProCamps as a way of giving back to a community he cherishes. This marks the fifth year P&G... Read more
SENIOR AIRMAN KELSEY TUCKER, 20th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
April 6, 2017
SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. — “On your mark, get set, go!”Amidst cheers and applause, the runners take off from the starting line. Pulling out in front of the pack is a man in a neon yellow shirt emblazoned with the words “Team Momentum” carrying a billowing American flag that serves as a guiding beacon for the rest of the racers.He runs with a grin on his face, even as the hot southern sun beats... Read more
STAFF SGT. SIUTA IKA, 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
March 30, 2017
LAS VEGAS, Nev. — She’s gassed. Leanne Hardin has played sports her whole life, so she’s had this feeling before, but she can’t remember being this tired 20 minutes in to a practice.She’s on her feet carrying the ball, but between the lactic acid building up in her quads and the jet lag of traveling more than 6,000 miles in a few days, Hardin doesn’t realize how fast the opposing line is closing... Read more