Terri Moon Cronk, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
May 12, 2016
U.S. forces in Afghanistan conduct missions to train, advise and assist Afghan forces as part of a larger NATO role, and conduct a unilateral U.S.-counterterrorism mission, Army Brig. Gen. Charles H. Cleveland, the Resolute Support mission’s deputy communications chief, said on May 5.Following the April 29 release of an investigation’s results involving a mistaken U.S. airstrike on a Doctors... Read more
AIRMAN 1ST CLASS ALEXA CULBERT, 42nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs
May 12, 2016
MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. — Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III was inducted into the Air Force Order of the Sword during a ceremony April 22 in Montgomery, Alabama.An ancient tradition adopted by the Air Force in 1967, the Order of the Sword is the highest level of honor and tribute the enlisted corps can give its leaders. The sword symbolizes honor, truth, justice and power, and... Read more
May 12, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Air Force reports of sexual assault decreased slightly in fiscal year 2015, while reporting by male victims increased, according to the service’s annual report on sexual assault released May 5.The report highlights an increase of more than 5 percent for both unrestricted and restricted reports of sexual assault from male victims.“I think we’re making progress on sexual assault... Read more
Cheryl Pellerin, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
May 12, 2016
The latest annual report of the Defense Department’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program shows the effort is having an impact, but that there are still hurdles to overcome, the SAPR program’s director said during a media roundtable May 5.Army Maj. Gen. Camille M. Nichols was joined by Dr. Nathan Galbreath, senior executive adviser to the DOD Sexual Assault Prevention and Response... Read more
SENIOR AIRMAN TAMMIE RAMSOUER, 42nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs
May 12, 2016
MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. — Cyber experts from across the military, government agencies and private industry joined forces here April 27, to mitigate future cyberattacks within the U.S.The Air Force Cyber College’s two-day wargame brought the CIA, FBI, Goldman Sachs and others into participation. Security experts analyzed how they handled cyberthreats independently, and how they could team to... Read more
May 12, 2016
Noting that military spouses “demonstrate a strength reflective of the spirit of our nation,” President Barack Obama signed a proclamation declaring May 6 as Military Spouse Appreciation Day.Here is the full text of the presidential proclamation:Serving alongside our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen, our Nation’s military families give of themselves and give up their time... Read more
TECH. SGT. BUBBA FRANKS, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Command Information
May 12, 2016
FORT MYER, Va. — Michelle Aikman was named Military Spouse Magazine’s 2016 Air Force Military Spouse of the Year during a luncheon May 5 at Fort Myer.Surrounded by her family and previous Air Force military spouses of the year winners, Aikman was recognized for her lifetime of accomplishments.Aikman, who graduated from the Colorado School of Mines with a degree in chemical engineering, has... Read more
May 12, 2016
Holocaust survivor Jerry Meents speaks during a Holocaust Remembrance Day Service on Hill Air Force Base May 3. Meents shared his experiences of living in German-occupied Amsterdam.The Day of Remembrance Ceremony is a time to remember the victims who perished at the hands of evil, to remember those who risked their lives to save another human being, and to honor the survivors who lived... Read more
May 5, 2016
Hill workers can rejoice — the South Gate is scheduled to reopen at 12:01 a.m. May 15.The gate is one of the base’s main traffic arteries and was closed for eight weeks for the installation of new speed tables to help calm traffic flow and wedge barriers that can be deployed to prevent unauthorized vehicle access to the installation.Once the South Gate reopens, the East and Southwest Gates will... Read more
STAFF SGT. MARLEAH MILLER, 1st Special Operations Wing Public Affairs
May 5, 2016
HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. — The first thing I remember about that day is the large cloud of white smoke from his tires skidding across the pavement, trying to stop on a dime. When I could finally turn around and get to him, he was struggling to breathe, and I could only hear the gurgling from the fluids that had rushed into his lungs.As we tried to keep him conscious, a good Samaritan who happened to... Read more

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