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Shuttle service improves quality of life

This post was originally published by Eglin Air Force Base - Eglin Headlines

July 22, 2014 in Eglin Air Force Base, Florida by clevine

Student maintainers assigned to the 33rd Fighter Wing's joint strike fighter's training detachment now have a way to navigate the base thanks to a recent support agreement with the 96th Logistics Readiness Squadron.

On July 3, LRS kicked off a shuttle service to ensure the students could traverse the base to meet their professional and personal needs while stationed here for approximately four months. A 28-passenger bus currently runs from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and again from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m., seven days a week, with each full run taking approximately 30 minutes. The bus makes four stops each day: the 33rd FW dining facility, base exchange, East Gate chapel and Airman and Family Readiness Center. The bus will add a stop at Postl Point starting July 26, so students can enjoy activities offered by the 96th Force Support Squadron's Outdoor Recreation. A 32-passenger bus is available as ridership increases. Other military personnel can hop on the shuttle on a space-availa
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Tyndall renames road to honor Chief Airey

This post was originally published by Tyndall Air Force Base - Tyndall News

July 22, 2014 in Florida, Tyndall Air Force Base by clevine

Tyndall officials renamed Tyndall's main road, Illinois Avenue, to Airey Avenue, in honor of the first Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force and Bay County resident, Paul Wesley Airey, during a ceremony July 22 at the Heritage Club.

He was the first chief master sergeant appointed to this ultimate noncommissioned officer position and was selected from among 21 major air command nominees to become the first chief master sergeant of the Air Force.

"On behalf of the Airey family, we thank all of you so much for paying tribute to Dad," said Retired Chief Master Sgt. Dale Airey, Paul Airey's son. "My dad spent 70 years trying to bring credit among the enlisted force. The enlisted force is where his heart was. By paying tribute to Dad, you are paying tribute to all enlisted men and women of the Air Force. When I think of Dad and the enlisted corps, I think of his words on the nation's Air Force Memorial."
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Eglin scenes: Flightline activity

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July 22, 2014 in Eglin Air Force Base, Florida by clevine


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Eglin scenes: Santa Rosa Island tower

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July 22, 2014 in Eglin Air Force Base, Florida by clevine


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Make Every Dollar Count campaign sparks cost-saving ideas

This post was originally published by Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla. - Homestead ARB Top Stories

July 21, 2014 in Florida, Homestead Air Force Base by clevine

Cutting costs while maintaining a battle-ready force is a priority for the Air Force, and the Make Every Dollar Count campaign recently launched has cost-saving initiatives here on the forefront.

This commitment is a result of the success experienced with Every Dollar Counts campaign launched in 2013. The goal is to ensure that every dollar the Air Force spends is a dollar of added value to the taxpayers.

Airmen Powered by Innovation was designed to be an enduring program aimed at eliminating redundancies in existing programs and continues to provide an outlet for Airmen's ideas to be heard, tested, and implemented.
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Wanted: Airmen selfie videos

This post was originally published by Hurlburt Field - Current News

July 21, 2014 in Florida, Hurlburt Field by clevine

Do you have a unique story about the path that led you to the Air Force? Are you proud of your job and how it impacts the bigger Air Force mission? Do you work in an exceptional unit? If so, the Air Force wants to hear from you!

The 2014 American Airman Video Contest, which began July 1, is open to all Airmen -- uniformed, civilian, Guard and Reserve -- who want to share their story of being an Airman. The contest rules have been relaxed to allow participants to shoot up to a one-minute video, or selfie, talking about their story as an Airman or about the unique mission they do every day. The content of the video is limited only by the imagination.
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Existing tools help users reduce PII breaches

This post was originally published by MacDill Air Force Base - MacDill Headlines

July 21, 2014 in Florida, MacDill Air Force Base by clevine

Members of 24th Air Force are refurbishing an old e-mail tool to help Air Force users reduce breaches of personally identifiable information.

The Digital Signature Enforcement Tool, which currently prompts users to provide a digital signature when an e-mail contains an active hyperlink or attachment, is being reconfigured to scan e-mails and attachments for PII. DSET was first introduced to Outlook in 2009 by the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center.

"DSET was originally designed to mitigate risk from socially-engineered e-mail or phishing attacks. Now, it provides some protection of messages transmitting PII," said Alonzo Pugh, cyber business system analyst for 24th AF. "The tool provides awareness for users of risks before the e-mail leaves the workstation, giving users the chance to correct the identified risk."
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Meet the Hurlburt Field Postal team

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July 21, 2014 in Florida, Hurlburt Field by clevine


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Hurlburt Airmen control the skies

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July 18, 2014 in Florida, Hurlburt Field by clevine



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Honorary Commanders visit 1st SOG

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July 18, 2014 in Florida, Hurlburt Field by clevine


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Sprains, strains at peak during summer heat

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July 18, 2014 in Florida, Hurlburt Field by clevine

Every year hundreds of Air Commandos here push their bodies to the limits while duking it out during summer sporting events, unaware of the potentially harmful side effects they inflict on their muscles.

"Florida summers have some of the hottest days of the year," said Senior Airman Bo Hume, Hurlburt Field sports director. "Anything from dehydration to knee injury could happen when the proper precautions aren't taken such as stretching or drinking water. Hydrating will help prevent most injuries because your muscles will have enough water to avoid cramping."
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1st SOSS HAVE-ACE hosts 82nd Airborne Division joint combat training exercise

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July 18, 2014 in Florida, Hurlburt Field by clevine


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AFRS Films Commercial at Hurlburt

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July 18, 2014 in Florida, Hurlburt Field by clevine


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1st Special Operations Support Squadron host joint training exercise

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July 18, 2014 in Florida, Hurlburt Field by clevine


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Tyndall Airmen receive Purple Heart

This post was originally published by Tyndall Air Force Base - Tyndall News

July 18, 2014 in Florida, Tyndall Air Force Base by clevine

The uniform worn by military service members represents the willingness to give the ultimate sacrifice for one's country. To wear the uniform is to understand that being thrown into harm's way is a regular possibility. For two Tyndall Airmen, that possibility became a reality.

Technical Sgt. Benjamin Wilhelm, Det. 1, 823rd RED HORSE explosive ordnance disposal contingency instructor, and Staff Sgt. Anthony Cerrone, Det. 1, 823rd RHS explosive ordnance disposal contingency instructor, have lived that possibility multiple times  and were presented the Purple Heart July 18 for injuries they sustained during combat operations while deployed in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.
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