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OPSEC Dragon OPSEC in the Social Media Age
In late January, Secretary of the Air Force Dr. Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein released a joint memorandum on operational security and the renewed need to protect sensitive and classified information.
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Senior Airman Matthew Gadziala, 924th Fighter Group electrical and environmental specialist, replaces the inlet and outlet ducts on a pre-cooler prior to re-installing it on a A-10 Thunderbolt II at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. Gadziala joined the Air Force for a change of pace however he is still going to school to be a doctor, his ultimate goal. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Courtney Richardson) ‘Being a reservist adds diversity to my life’
The common answers for most Airmen as to why they join the military is for the benefits or to get a jumpstart on a career but one Senior Airman already had a plan, he just needed to add something different.“My responsibilities are to troubleshoot and perform maintenance on the electrical and environmental systems on the A-10 Thunderbolt,” said
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Tech. Sgt. Jeff Fine, Air Force Reserve Individual Mobilization Augmentee and Airman Ashlynd Fine, 944th Aeromedical Staging Squadron medical technician, pose for a photo in 2012. (Courtesy photo) Local Family Continues Fine Legacy at 944th
It’s not unusual for people to follow in the footsteps of their parents when choosing a career. But one family has taken that notion a step further by having three generations serve in the 944th Fighter Wing.Senior Airman Ashlynd Vaughn, 944th Aeromedical Staging Squadron medical technician, is the daughter of Tech. Sgt. Jeff Fine, an Air Force
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An F-16C Fighting Falcon with the 177th Fighter Wing, New Jersey Air National Guard, on a mission in Afghanistan on Oct. 23, 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo) More than just a pilot in the sky
Over the past year, the 69th Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., has sent 22 pilots on contingency deployments throughout the world. The U.S. Air Force Reserve unit's primary mission is to train combat ready F-16 pilots, but in addition to this role, its pilots regularly deploy in the "Viper" for real-world global contingencies. In
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Senior Airman Joleen Dedmon from Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., sings "I Wanna Love You Forever" during her vocal performance  Jan. 14. Dedmon won 1st place for female vocalists during the 2012 Air Force Worldwide Talent Search held at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, Jan. 9-16. The annual competition helps select members for the expeditionary entertainment group,Tops in Blue. Airmen win honors at worldwide talent search
Air Force entertainment officials selected the top 12 entertainers from 90 Airmen who participated in the annual Air Force Worldwide Talent Search here Jan. 9-16 at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.The annual competition allows Airmen to showcase their singing, instrumental, dance and specialty talents as well as their technical skills in stage
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Students with the Valley Christian Academy visit Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., during their fall break Dec. 30, 2008. During their tour, the students toured the fire department and got to see an F-16 up close as part of the 944th Fighter Wing's second annual Career Day. Other demonstrations were provided by the 56th Security Forces Squadron and the 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight. Lt. Col. (ret.) Robert Ashby, an Original Tuskegee Airman, was also in attendance to discuss his experiences of desegregating the Air Force during World War II. The students ended the day with a basketball clinic at the fitness center. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Susan Stout) Air Force Reserves Fighter Pilot: Family man, Good Samaritan
Where might you find three possible generations of Air Force men, and a future American Idol winner? Look no further than Lt. Col. Robert Swortzel's household in about 14 to 15 years or so. Colonel Swortzel, an instructor pilot with the 301st Fighter Squadron, said his father was an Air Force man. That drove him to join. "Dad was in the Air Force
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