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L to R: Sandra (holding the Rousseaux’s youngest son Gabriel), Jon Rousseaux, Dr. Amy Holder and Maj. (Dr.) Dax Holder. Dr. Amy Holder was one of Joshua’s doctors while he was in the PICU and she was the doctor in the room with the Rousseauxs when Joshua passed away. (Courtesy photo). RESILIENCY: One Airman’s story of faith and service
Senior Master Sgt. Jon Rousseaux was like many children who grew up in a military family. The self-described man of faith and service followed his father, a retired chief, into the Air Force -- and after 19 years, he is still at it. In fact, he just reenlisted for four more years. Rousseaux’s years of service have strengthened his faith and
0 4/14
2017
Tech. Sgt. Serenna Harmon, a Basic Military Instructor at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, pushes a flight of trainees as a film crew captures the action. Harmon was selected to participate in the Profession of Arms Center of Excellence’s newest Heritage Today video that focuses on Air Education and Training Command. Filming was conducted over two days around Joint Base San Antonio in early February and features a number of military and civilians in instructor and training positions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Christa D’Andrea) New AETC video reflects on the value of duty within the First Command
NOTE:  This video was narrated by Technical Sgt. Raymond Santiago, a military training instructor with  the 340th Flying Traing Group, 433rd Training Squadron at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.“Every Airman bears a responsibility – not to self, but to our fellow Airmen, to our country. To ensure that when we hang up our uniform at the end
0 3/14
2017
Air Force Cyber Security graphic. Cybersecurity Awareness
We lead internet-connected, digital lives. Everything we do in our home and work lives is impacted by technology. Devices that used to be dumb are becoming “smart.” Internet-connected phones, watches, refrigerators, vehicles, heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems make life more convenient. They also put us at risk. The introduction of all of this technology creates vulnerabilities that didn’t exist 20 years ago. This is great news for cyber criminals such as hackers and scammers. Any device that connects to the internet is vulnerable to attack.
0 3/13
2017
Noncommissioned Officer Leadership school 71-3L, with Women in the Air Force, or WAFs,  and staff at the I.G. Brown Training and Education Center on McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Tenn. Women were accepted on an equal basis with men in 1976, and the WAF program ended. NCO leadership school was the precursor to today's Air Force Airman leadership school.(U.S. Air National Guard photo) Women: pioneering in the past, pioneering today
The U.S. Congress designated the month of March as Women’s History Month in 1987 to commemorate the role of women in American history. “The purpose of women’s history month is to pay homage to the ladies who came before us and educate everyone about the past and were we have come, and highlight where we are trying to go in the future,” said Capt.
0 3/13
2017
Operation Supplement Safety aims to help Airmen make informed, responsible decisions on supplement use. (U.S. Air Force graphic) DOD campaign guides military community on use of supplements
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas-- Dietary supplements can play an important role in helping military members, retirees, Department of Defense civilians and their family members achieve physical fitness and optimum health. However, some of these over-the-counter products provide no benefits or, even worse, prove to be detrimental to a
0 3/10
2017
courtesy photo Are your running shoes spying on you?
 Five or 10 years ago, such a statement might have been appropriate for a cartoon matinee or slapstick farce, but in a new world defined by the Internet of Things, this statement isn’t just a possibility, but an actual cyber vulnerability to be aware of. Companies today are adding the word “smart” to a constellation of different products: water
0 3/10
2017
Maj.  Thomas Lessner, 39th Flying Training Squadron instructor pilot, poses for a photo with his wife Kathleen and daughter Dottie after giving a news interview February 27, 2017.  (U.S. Air Force by Sean M. Worrell) Resilience binds reservist’s family during times of trial
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas-- Air Force Instruction 90-506, which establishes the requirements for Comprehensive Airman Fitness to enhance the resilience of individuals, families and communities, defines resilience as “the ability to withstand, recover and grow in the face of stressors and changing demands.”Overcoming their trials and
0 3/08
2017
The Department of Defense recently reinstated a 180-day hiring restriction for military retirees entering government service. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Staff Sgt. Alexx Pons) 180-day civilian hiring restriction reinstated for military retirees
Military retirees seeking to enter civil service in the Department of Defense now require a waiver if they are within 180 days following their official date of retirement.The new DoD requirement took effect Dec. 23, 2016, as part of the National Defense Authorization Act of fiscal year 2017. However, personnel who fall under a special salary rate
0 3/07
2017
Senior Airman Blake Booth, with the 72nd Security Forces Squadron, uses the new Defense Biometrics Identification System while working at the Tinker Gate. (Air Force photo by Kelly White) DBIDS upgrade provides faster, secure gate flow
As visitors to military bases go through the base gates, they may notice traffic is flowing faster but what they may not notice is security is also stronger.Thanks to a Defense Biometrics Identification System 5.0 upgrade, ID card scanning speed has been reduced to a single second or less and the DBIDS equipment footprint is 40 percent
0 3/03
2017
Tech. Sgt. Ben Domian a survival, evasion, resistance, and escape specialist with the 920th Rescue Wing, and his partner, Juliana Herz, a professional model based out of New York, work together during a challenge on a new reality show, "Kicking and Screaming," set to air March 9 at 8 p.m. Central Standard Time on FOX Network. The competition series teams 10 expert survivalists with pampered novices in a tropical jungle in Fiji to battle it out for a chance to win $500,000. (Photo by Jeff Neira courtesy of FOX Broadcasting company.)

Rescue warrior battles it out on prime time reality show
Most people would jump at the chance to be stranded on a tropical island with a beautiful model. But what if it meant living in the jungle; making your own shelter; scavenging for your own food; encountering dangerous creatures, raging rivers, and extreme weather and competing against nine other couples in a physically and mentally draining
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2017
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