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Mayo Clinic Cardiologist Follows Heart, Gives Back to Troops

Posted by Rebecca on Nov 30, 2015 2:32:50 PM

By Tech. Sgt. Louis Vega Jr | 944th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

Both a fathers dream for his son's success and a sons desire to serve his country, finally came true in pursuit of the American dream October 24.

Dr. John F. Beshai, Arizona Mayo Clinic cardiologist and senior associate consultant, took the Oath of Office for the United States Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) and more specifically the 944th Aeromedical Staging Squadron during a short ceremony here.  His wife, eight month old son and mother were also there.

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Topics: Reserve/National Guard Members, Military Units

Army Investigates Self-Healing Protective Clothing

Posted by Rebecca on Nov 30, 2015 1:24:21 PM

Army researcher Quoc Truong wants to fill in the gaps in Soldier protective clothing - literally.

Truong is a physical scientist at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, or NSRDEC. He is collaborating with other researchers at NSRDEC, the University of Massachusetts Lowell, and Triton Systems, Inc., on the technical development of self-healing coatings that contain micro-capsules of healing fluid, which will be used to mend chemical-biological, or CB, protective clothing.

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Topics: Military News

Female Army CST-2 Members Share Their Stories

Posted by Rebecca on Nov 28, 2015 5:30:00 AM

BySenior Airman Grace Lee

Today, less than half a percent of Americans serve in the U.S. military and of that number, 14 percent are women. Commonly, war stories are told through the eyes of men and it is rarely illustrated from a woman's perspective.

"The purpose of this presentation is to let students ask questions and become familiar with and educated by these incredible women," said Joseph Brett, Veterans Heritage Project vice president. "The Veterans Heritage Project's mission is to connect students with veterans. Today, we are using film to let veterans tell their stories."

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Topics: Servicemember Spotlight

Gen. Grass, Chief Brush visit Afghanistan on Thanksgiving Day

Posted by Rebecca on Nov 27, 2015 1:46:23 PM

By Army National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Jim Greenhill | National Guard Bureau

The chief of the National Guard Bureau and his senior enlisted advisor agreed there was nowhere they would rather be on Thanksgiving Day than here, serving turkey and fixings to service members.

"Before we came here, one of my sons said, 'You won't be with your family on Thanksgiving'," Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Mitchell Brush said. "I told him, "No, that's not true – I'll be with my other family."

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Topics: National Guard News, Deployment, Reserve/National Guard Members

Defense Secretary Calls Service Members on Thanksgiving

Posted by Rebecca on Nov 27, 2015 1:21:50 PM

DoD News, Defense Media Activity

Defense Secretary Ash Carter yesterday called several U.S. service members taking part in operations around the world to wish them a Happy Thanksgiving, according to a Defense Department news release.    

Carter expressed his appreciation for the troops’ service in defending the United States and in supporting America’s allies and partners, the release said.

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Topics: Deployment, Servicemember Spotlight

Sailor Rescues Man After High-Speed Crash

Posted by Rebecca on Nov 27, 2015 5:30:00 AM

By Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Lieberknecht | Navy Public Affairs Support Element East

Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Tyler Swain, a fire controlman aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Bulkeley, and his family were driving away from a Wells Fargo bank here when they heard police sirens, Nov. 15.

As the family watched, a car moving at approximately 100 mph collided with a truck during a chase involving two police cruisers. The truck flipped into the air and landed on its side, atop a nearby SUV.

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Topics: Military Heroes, Servicemember Spotlight

Ready for Black Friday at the Exchange?

Posted by Rebecca on Nov 26, 2015 2:00:00 PM

Story by Arthur Mondale

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Topics: Military News, Military Finance

Alaska Airmen Warm Up for the Thanksgiving Holiday

Posted by Rebecca on Nov 26, 2015 5:30:00 AM

Story by Senior Airman Racheal Watson

Often times Airmen and their families spend the holiday season away from their extended blood relatives.

To keep the sense of spending time with family alive, various groups within the 354th Fighter Wing gathered together across the base in Thanksgiving celebrations Nov. 20. 

"When we can't be with blood family, it is important to get together with our Air Force family," said Chief Master Sgt. Jason Petersen, the 354th Communications Squadron chief enlisted manager.

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Topics: Military Units

Holiday Mailing Deadlines Fast Approaching for Deployed Troops

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Story by Gary Sheftick

Time is running out to send holiday packages to deployed Soldiers. In fact, Wednesday is the last day to send parcels by the affordable "Space-Available Mail," or SAM, to ensure they reach forward operating bases by Christmas.

The deadline for Parcel Airlift Mail, or PAL, is Dec. 3. For those willing to splurge, Dec. 10 is the deadline for sending packages to most areas by Priority Mail and also for sending letters or cards by First Class Mail.

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Topics: Military Families, Deployment

Service Member Donations Help Save More than 13,000 Lives

Posted by Rebecca on Nov 25, 2015 5:30:00 AM

By Zach Mott | Training Support Center Great Lakes Public Affairs Office

Donating blood is a gift that can have an immediate impact on whether someone lives or dies. For service members at Naval Station Great Lakes, those donations during the past year were celebrated during a luncheon hosted by LifeSource, Nov. 18.

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Topics: Military Heroes, Military Units

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