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Old Dawgs & Pups Needs YOUR Help!

20-06-2016 Hits:71 Guardmount/News

Defender Dog Handlers .... great cause supporting current day USAF handlers!

Old Dawgs & Pups Needs YOUR Help!



We’ve supported more than 500 Military Working Dog Teams since we started this program in 2005. We’ve had a lot of support from our major corporate sponsors, donations from VSPA and the VDHA, and individual donations from all of you.

However, right now we’re getting short on the funds we need to purchase and...

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U.S. Army and Air Force Agonize Over Pic…

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U.S. Army and Air Force Agonize Over Picking a New HandgunPopular Mechanics, By Kyle Mizokami, May 31, 2016

The Beretta M92 ​ranks at the bottom of all the firearms used by the U.S. Army and Air Force—but it'll take the Pentagon years to field a replacement.

The Department of Defense will soon choose three finalists in a competition to be the U.S. Army and Air Force's new sidearm. One of the three finalists could go on to outfit all of the...

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DoD Plans Benefit Revision With ‘Blended…

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DoD Plans Benefit Revision With ‘Blended Retirement’By Karen Parrish DoD News, Defense Media Activity

Changes to the military's retirement system could have a big impact on the way you invest in your future.

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2016 — Upon taking office almost a year ago, Defense Secretary Ash Carter promised reforms, saying “that a blended retirement system is a key step in modernizing the department’s ability to recruit, retain and maintain the talent we require of...

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Command: No Greater Honor

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Command: No Greater HonorOfficial Web Site of Joint Base AndrewsCommentary by Colonel Victor Moncrieffe11th Security Forces Group, Commander

5/26/2016 - JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md.  -- Since commissioning I have desired to lead Airmen.  I believe, commanding Airmen is the greatest honor any commissioned officer can achieve.  The privilege and honor of being responsible for the successes and failures of American patriots serving something bigger than themselves, in the noblest occupation k...

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Grand Forks Air Force canines 'love' job…

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Grand Forks Air Force canines 'love' job helping base, local police The Bismark Tribune, Becky Jacobs Forum News Service, Jun 9, 2016

Forum News ServiceArco, a seven-year-old Belgian Malinois, watches her handler Staff Sergeant Victoria Dames while she searches Kennel Master Matthew Byrnes during training.

GRAND FORKS -- Tech Sgt. Matthew Byrnes took off his protective jacket and held out his arms, looking at the teeth-shaped marks and discolorations on his skin.


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Defender, Wingman, Scholar

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Defender, Wingman, Scholar by Airman Gabrielle Spalding, 11th Wing Public AffairsTech. Sgt. Collin Meisel, 811th Security Forces Squadron operations non-commissioned officer, poses for a portrait at Joint Base Andrews, Md., May 11, 2016. After being accepted to Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy, Meisel was awarded the McCourt Scholars scholarship, which includes full tuition, health insurance and a $10,000 stipend. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Gabrielle Spalding)


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Oklahoma Heartland Chapter AFSFA Member …

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Each year, the Tinker Air Force Base Asian Pacific-American Heritage (APAH) Committee honors individuals of any ethnicity backgrounds who directly or indirectly promoted the Air Force values and have made significant contributions to the Air Force, Tinker AFB, and/or the APAH community.

This year TSgt Nicole A. Cabrera a AFSFA and Oklahoma Heartland Chapter member earned the Tinker AFB Asian-Pacific American Heritage Award (E-5 and above category).

She currently works as the N...

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Kirtland Ceremony Pays Tribute to Those …

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By Ollie Reed Jr. / Albuquerque Journal, Staff WriterMay 20th, 2016


Maj. Eric Judd, commander of the 377th Security Support Squadron, and members of the squadron salute Thursday during a memorial retreat ceremony for Air Force and local law enforcement officers who had died in the line of duty since the start of the war on terrorism. (Jim Thompson/Albuquerque Journal)

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2016 Police Week Final Ceremony at JBSA-…

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2016 Police Week closing ceremony, formal retreat, was conducted in front of the USAF Security Forces Museum, Friday 20 May 2016. The 343 TRS (Security Forces Academy) was the host and all JBSA units were represented as were San Antonio Police Department, USMC, USN, foreign services as well as civilians. Attendance was 350.

(photos by Ken Neal)


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Disabled Veterans and Their Widows May Q…

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Veteran’s pension is a cash benefit paid to war-time veterans who have limited or no income. Veterans 65 and older automatically qualify to receive this benefit. Those under 65 years of age must be permanently and totally disabled.

In addition to the cash benefit, veterans who are more seriously disabled may qualify for Aid and Attendance or Household Benefits, paid in addition to their basic pension rates. The most common use for this benefit package includes medical care fo...

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SF Magazine May-Jun 2016

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  • Defender For A Day
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  • 2016 AFSFA Board of Directors Candidates
  • Sky Cops to Defenders

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