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U.S. Air Force Capt. Trevor Millette, 71st Rescue Squadron pilot, taxis an HC-130J Combat King II on the unimproved landing zone on Bemiss Field, July 29, 2016, at Grand Bay Bombing and Gunnery Range, Ga. This flight marked the first time an HC-130J landed at the ULZ on Bemiss Field, which was previously used for airdrops and helicopter landings. The landing validated the pilot’s training for future operations in austere locations and met requirements for training that cannot be accomplished on paved runways or assault strips. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan)
Deployable landing system gives pilots global reach
Airmen with the 46th Test Squadron at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, worked for several months to learn the setup process and basic maintenance of the D-ILS system. Their efforts will help standardize the setup checklists all air traffic control systems Airmen will use assembling D-ILS units around the globe. Developed runways have permanent systems, but undeveloped runways sometimes have no electronic landing system capability. D-ILS provides instrument landing capabilities where they never existed, or where they have been degraded by enemy action or natural disasters. It facilitates humanitarian relief operations and supports the 24-hour, 365-day potential operational footprint of the U.S. Air Force.
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Mental health readiness Good mental health critical to readiness
Mental health is a critical part of every Airman’s medical readiness. Although many service members worry that seeking mental health care will negatively effect their career, the opposite is usually true. With early identification and the right treatment by a medical professional, most mental health issues get better quickly without any negative career impact.
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Default Air Force Logo ALS graduates equipped to lead subordinates
Twelve graduates of Airman Leadership School here completed the first step in their professional military education following a graduation ceremony at the Minuteman Commons Nov. 17.
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Carlos Rodgers addresses attendees Senior leader encourages knowledge sharing
HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. – The Air Force’s Director of Budget Investment shared his knowledge and experience during a regional professional development event for the American Society of Military Comptrollers here Nov. 15. Drawing upon his own experience of more than 30 years working on command and control and other weapon systems and on large
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Default Air Force Logo Rideshare survey now underway
The Hanscom Commuter Management Office is conducting an anonymous and voluntary survey through the end of November for employees who commute here for work.
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Procession for retired Navy Capt. Thomas Hudner Procession for a hero
 Residents line the streets in Concord, Mass., Nov. 15 to pay their respects as the body of Medal of Honor recipient retired Navy Capt. Thomas Hudner Jr. is brought to Monument Square Church. Hudner received the Medal of Honor for his actions in trying to save the life of his wingman, Ensign Jesse L. Brown, during the Battle of Chosin Reservoir in
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AFLCMC CGO Hanscom CGO semifinalist in entertainment competition
An Air Force Life Cycle Management Center company grade officer here won the instrumental category for the 2017 Air Force Entertainer of the Year, but failed to advance as one of three in the competition.
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Native American Indian Heritage Month National American Indian Heritage Month: Standing Together
This year is the 27th year that the U.S. has celebrated National American Indian Heritage Month in November. The theme for this year’s observance is “Standing Together.”
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Air Force diabetes prevention program shows promising results Air Force diabetes prevention program shows promising results
With one in three Americans at risk for diabetes, researchers and health professionals at the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center in San Antonio, found it critical to implement and test the Group Lifestyle Balance program. The GLB program is a diabetes prevention program that was originally developed at the University of Pittsburgh and piloted at seven Air Force bases. The program targets those at risk for developing diabetes, including anyone with elevated blood sugars, metabolic issues, or a family history of diabetes.
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Default Air Force Logo Thanksgiving food preparation and safety tips
Thanksgiving is next week and this often means a lot of cooking for holiday dinners. Improper storing and cooking of a turkey dinner can lead to the growth of harmful bacteria, and serving that dinner could cause food-borne illnesses.
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