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Default Air Force Logo National Hispanic Heritage Month: America reflects, remembers
Sept. 15 marks the 39th anniversary of National Hispanic Heritage Month. This date is significant because five Latin American countries declared independence on this day: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Additionally, Chile declared independence Sept. 18, and Mexico did so Sept. 16th. In 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson
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Default Air Force Logo Warren member retires after 52 years AF service
In 1955, the same year the Pentagon announced its plans to develop ICBMs armed with nuclear missiles, a Warren member enlisted into the Air Force. He officially retired for the second time Sept. 7, having more than 52 years of military service under his belt. Bill Dickson enlisted in March of 1955 as an aircraft bomb technician for B-47s. Mr.
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Default Air Force Logo STDs: Information key to avoid being a statistic
Despite modern day attempts to educate people and prevent sexually transmitted diseases, STDs continue to be a major problem in the United States. Everyone, no matter what age, gender or race, is susceptible to infection. Many people don't realize someone they know, even themselves, may be infected and don't take the necessary precautions if
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Senior Airman Riley Marx, 90th Security Forces Squadron, volunteers to feel the effects of being tased during a Taser instruction course Aug. 21 (Photos by Airman Alex Martinez). New security forces weapon shockingly effective
When police officers find themselves in situations where a perpetrator isn't life threatening, but needs to be subdued by more than just physical strength, another option is now available. Classes have begun for Warren patrol officers to train them on the proper use of the Advanced Taser gun, a non-lethal weapon that incapacitates anyone who is
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Airman Joseph Urednick, 790th MSFS, radios in his position near the resource vehicle. Team 4 leader Senior Airman Richard Phillips, 790th MSFS, “died” in the attack and kneels in position while help is on the way. Security forces train for real world events
Members of the 790th Missile Security Forces Squadron participated in a simulated convoy attack Aug. 28 at an abandoned launch facility in Wyoming. These exercises are implemented every quarter and are designed to test the skills and tactics used by security forces to confront threats to the United States. "During these exercises, instead of just
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Rhonda Piccolo holds her adopted son, Joseph Alan during a baby shower Aug. 19. The Piccolo’s adopted the child through Wyoming Children Society (Photo by Airman 1st Class Daryl Knee). New life to Warren: Family adopts child
Col. Marc Piccolo, 90th Mission Support Group deputy commander, and his wife Rhonda adopted an infant Aug. 12. Joseph Alan Piccolo arrived at Warren in the morning Aug. 13. "We were ready to have a family," Mrs. Piccolo said. "We started the paperwork to adopt a child in January." The Piccolo's received a call around midnight Aug. 11, directly
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Shae’lee Dial, 16, gets ready to shoot a target 10 yards away during an archery session Aug. 9 (Photo by Airman Alex Martinez). Wheelchair not enough to stop young archer
When she began exploring the world of archery, she was barely able to hold the bow on her own. Instructors had to assist her with simple tasks such as loading the arrows, aiming and shooting. She began shooting while she was at camp in Texas and has only seen improvement. Even though she is in a wheelchair, it does not define who she is or bind her
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Default Air Force Logo Airmen learn quiet confidence of combat skills training
In the words of actor John Wayne, "Talk low, talk slow and don't say too much." He knew actions are much stronger than words, and the quiet confidence he portrayed became the Duke's signature characteristic. This quiet confidence is what the troops of Air Force Space Command's 90th Ground Combat Training Squadron at Camp Guernsey are trying to
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Default Air Force Logo Card helps Airmen arrive alive
The Rising 6 organization sponsors a program that not only saves Airmen lives but reduces the risk of drunk-driving accidents. The Arrive Alive program, created to aid in the process of getting Airmen who don't have the capability to drive on their own, is one of the many Rising 6 programs. First sergeants hand out the cards to Airmen under their
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Default Air Force Logo OPSEC: Situational awareness is key
Information comes in a variety of forms, whether a scribbled number on a crumpled piece of paper, having an animated conversation in a public place or a recall roster posted on a bulletin board. Even stopping at the grocery store on the way home from work everyday shows an observant person a pattern. "Operational security is a mindset," said Tech
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