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  • Altus Airman earns Bronze Star with Valor in Afghanistan

    An Airman assigned to the 97th Air Mobility Wing was awarded the Bronze Star with Valor during a ceremony in Afghanistan, Nov. 16, 2014.U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Matthew Treadwell, a combat arms advisor for NATO Air Training Command - Afghanistan, was recognized for successfully defending his forward operating base during an insurgent attack in
  • Tool to safeguard PII to rollout December

    The Digital Signature Enforcement Tool is scheduled for Air Force-wide integration Dec. 5, providing Microsoft Outlook email users with an interactive, automated virtual assistant to help ensure the security of personally identifiable information."I can't overstate the operational importance of preventing PII breaches," said Maj. Gen. B. Edwin
  • Lackland Medical Wing geared to recapture patient services

    While comment and feedback cards are always available for patients in every clinic of the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, the 59th Diagnostics and Therapeutics Squadron is taken an active, "re-construction" approach to gaining feedback."It's all about enhancing the patient care experience," said Byron Nichols, 59th Medical Support Group
  • Commentary - Little people like you make Christmas better

    "It's little people that make the difference. Little people like you."The fictional character Frank Shirley pitched his "little people" Christmas message to Clark Griswold in the 1989 movie "Christmas Vacation."Although demeaning in a comical way, the little people reference is seen over and over in classic Christmas stories. Little people like me
  • Laughlin teen to play in Macy's Day Parade

    A Laughlin teenager will perform in the 88th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade on Nov. 27, 2014, in New York City, N.Y.Braylen Blassingame, Del Rio High School student and Mighty Ram Band section leader, will play the snare drum in the nationally televised parade Thanksgiving morning."I was excited as I was opening up the envelope," said
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