Airman Receives Air Force Cross For Heroic Mission

An Air Force combat controller earned the service’s second highest award for valor in combat for his actions during an intense eight-hour battle in northern Afghanistan last November that left dozens dead, the head of Air Force Special Operations Command announced on Sept. 20. Staff Sgt. Richard Hunter of the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron called in a ...

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Happy Birthday, Air Force!

Officially established in 1947, the Air Force is celebrating its seventh decade on Sept. 18. In one capacity or another, however, it’s been around since 1909, when the U.S. Army Signal Corps formed the Aeronautical Division. When World War II illustrated the value of airpower, President Truman signed the National Security Act, which not only ...

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81 Year Old Air Force Veteran Dies Trying To Stop Shoplifters

Cookie Sowers said a prayer each time she saw her 81-year-old neighbor leave for his job as a sales associate at Sears. Her concern was for his safety in traffic, not that he would be hurt – or killed – doing a job that he loved. “Just a gentle spirit,” Sowers said of Duaine Hamilton, ...

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Hurricane Harvey Has Shown the Spirit of America’s Veterans

A few months back, I visited with Bill Rausch, the executive director veterans nonprofit Got Your 6. I asked him about the mission of his organization and he put it very simply, “Veterans like serving. They want to continue to serve. We try to empower them do that.” I understood what he was saying back ...

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DoD Working To Keep White Supremacists, Neo-Nazis Out of Military

To avoid enlisting neo-Nazis, skinheads and other white supremacists, military recruiters are told to watch for tattoos showing barbed wire, hobnailed boots and hammers. Also to look for tattoos of lightning bolts, skulls and swastikas. “There is no place for racial hatred or extremism in the Marine Corps,” Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert B. Neller ...

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Xavier University Teams up with GE Aviation to Make Cincinnati a Premier Destination for Transitioning Military

When one veteran succeeds, the whole community benefits. That's the philosophy behind a partnership between Xavier University (XU) and GE Aviation in Cincinnati. The Jesuit university and the jet engine manufacturer are determined to make Cincinnati a choice destination for service members transitioning from the military. The goal is to draw transitioning service members to ...

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Air Force Veteran Sean Lux Jettisons a Software Engineering Career to Pursue a Law Degree

Sean Lux woke up one day and decided to go to law school. He'd thought about it many times before, including during six years of active duty service in the Air Force, four years in the Air Force Reserve and a career as a civilian software engineer. "The thought of going to law school had ...

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