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U.S. Air Force graphic by Staff Sgt. Alexxis Pons Public Health advisory: Zika virus
Are you wondering what all the fuss is about in the news lately? Do you have questions about the Zika virus? Are you wondering if it’s safe to travel? Well, here are the answers to those questions!  The Zika virus is mosquito-borne and caused by the bite of an infected Aedes Aegyptus and possibly the Aedes Albopictus mosquito species. These species
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2016
(U.S. Air Force courtesy photo) ARM team wins AFSOC award 7 years running
The 27th Special Operations Group was awarded the 2015 Aviation Resource Management Team of the Year for Air Force Special Operations Command for the seventh consecutive year.With approximately 60 Airmen spread across the 27th Special Operations Support Squadron, 16th SOS, 318th SOS, 9th SOS, 12th SOS, 524th SOS, 551st SOS, 33rd SOS, 3rd SOS, and
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2016
(U.S. Air Force graphic/Staff Sgt. Alexx Pons) Diamond Notes: Be your best you this year
Editor’s note: This is the seventh in a series of commentaries by Cannon’s first sergeants and additional-duty first sergeants providing mentorship and leadership experience to Air Commandos, while highlighting Air Force standards. As we kick-off the second month of 2016, many of us have resolutions or goals we set after the New Year and we are
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2016
(Courtesy photo) Pentagon announces changes to military decorations, awards program
The Pentagon has made a number of changes to the military decorations and awards program to ensure service members receive appropriate recognition of their actions, according to a statement released Jan. 7.The changes come after a long and deliberate review, a defense official told reporters in a Jan. 6 background briefing. Then-Defense Secretary
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2016
(U.S. Air Force graphic) Airmen participation needed for health survey
The Air Force needs input from Airmen on issues that directly affect the health, well-being and readiness of military members and families by participating in the Health Related Behaviors Survey that will inform the Defense Department of potential health problems in the military community. “Your participation in the 2015 HRBS is critical to
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2016
(Courtesy photo) Free tax services available to military members, families
With the holidays now over, service members and their families might start looking toward another annual event, albeit one that generally garners far less excitement -- filing taxes.The Defense Department wants service members and their families to know they can get free tax consultations and tax-filing software through Military OneSource,
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2016
(U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Whitney Amstutz) Medical Materiel Airman orchestrates 27th SOMDG success
Like stage managers orchestrating a production, members of the 27th Special Operations Medical Support Squadron work behind the scenes at the 27th Special Operations Medical Group to facilitate excellent care during every phase of patient treatment.The Air Force recruiting website, airforce.com, puts it in layman’s terms: You can’t bandage a wound
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2016
Staff Sgt. Lorenzo Medina, 27th Special Operations Support Squadron operational and aerospace physiology NCO in charge, gives direction as Maj. Francisco Medina, 27th SOSS operational and aerospace physiology chief, undergoes altitude training using the reduced oxygen breathing device Dec. 9, 2015, at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. One of many facets performed by Air Force aerospace physiologists, the reduced oxygen breathing device is used to familiarize pilots and aircrew with the effects and symptoms of hypoxia. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Whitney Amstutz) Aerospace, operational physiology: Perfecting the imperfect science of the body
According to airforce.com, aerospace and operational technicians are entrusted with the responsibility of preparing Air Force pilots, aircrews, and parachutists for the physiological demands placed on their bodies during flight. Air Commandos assigned to the 27th Special Operations Support Squadron aerospace physiology team work tirelessly to
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2016
Capt. Jophiel Philips, 27th Special Operations Wing Judge Advocate, reacts to Lt. Gen. Bradley Heithold, Commander Air Force Special Operations Command, as he gives opening comments during a Bronze Star presentation ceremony Jan. 12, 2016, at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. Philips was awarded the Bronze Star for his heroism during an insurgent attack at Camp Integrity, Afghanistan in 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Manuel Martinez) Capt. Jophiel Philips: A Bronze Star recipient shares story
Lt. Gen. Bradley Heithold, Commander Air Force Special Operations Command, presented a Bronze Star Medal to a 27th Special Operations Wing Judge Advocate here Jan. 12.Capt. Jophiel Philips, 27th SOW/JA, deployed to the Special Operations Joint Task Force Afghanistan legal office at Camp Integrity, Afghanistan April 19 to Aug. 20 last year. Near the
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2016
(Courtesy photo) 25 years after Operation Desert Storm
This is a victory for every country in the coalition, for the United Nations… It is a victory for the rule of the law and for what is right. – George H.W. Bush, 41st President of the United States In August 1990, the first major foreign crisis for the United States since the end of the Cold War presented itself when Saddam Hussein, former dictator
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