ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) -- The Department of the Air Force will soon conduct focus groups with Total Force airmen and space professionals about their experiences surrounding interpersonal violence.

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BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AFNS) -- Members of the 110th Operations Group at Battle Creek Air National Guard Base volunteered to assist firefighters battling the California wildfires that began in late August. This year alone, more than four million acres have burned in California, leaving familie…

Hospice Circle of Love will host its Fall Book Sale today and Saturday to raise funds to offset hospice costs for patients and their families.

Dressed as a friendly witch so as to not scare the tiny princesses and superheroes, I sat on the front porch of our base house with a bowl of candy in my lap, waiting. Peering down at the mix of seasonal sweets I’d bought at the commissary, I felt guilty having included candies that kids avo…

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. (AFNS) — At this year’s Counter-small Unmanned Aerial Systems symposium, military and industry leaders came together virtually Oct. 8, to discuss recent developments and challenges in the field of anti-drone technology.

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala — Air University’s Officer Training School commissioned its first two U.S. Space Force officers Oct. 16 at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.

The nation has not seriously considered the possibility of engaging in competition through a crisis or possible direct armed conflict with a nuclear-capable armed adversary in more than 25 years, Navy Adm. Charles A. Richard, the commander of the U.S. Strategic Command said today.

VANCE AIR FORCE BASE — “A medically ready force is a ready medical force,” said Lt. Gen. Dorothy A. Hogg, Air Force Surgeon General.

FORT MEADE, Md. (AFNS) — The Vice Chief of Space Operations Gen. David D. “DT” Thompson will swear in the first four Space Force recruits here Oct. 20, placing them on a direct path to Basic Military Training and marking another milestone in the new service’s growth and development.

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Reality hit when then Airman First Class Brittany Johnson of the 49th Logistics Readiness Squadron left the hospital in September 2010 after a week-long stay for sexual and physical assault.

Enid AM AMBUCS recently gave away two specially designed AmTrykes at the Oklahoma City VA hospital — part of a growing program to serve disabled veterans.

The Fifth Generation Aerial Target will take its first flight later this month at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah, following nearly flawless completion of ground-based testing in September.

ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) — Department of the Air Force family suicide prevention training is now available as a way to educate spouses, partners, adult family members, and loved ones on the signs and symptoms of suicide.

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s a question Americans are unaccustomed to considering in a presidential election campaign: Could voting, vote-counting or the post-vote reaction become so chaotic that the U.S. military would intervene?

ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE — U.S. Air Force Col. Matthew Leard, the 97th AMW commander, Col. Jason Pavelschak, the 97th AMW vice commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Randy Kay II, the 97th AMW command chief welcomed members of the Oklahoma Department of Commerce Aerospace and Defense, and Aerospace Co…

A daughter got to see her father honored, and a newly winged Air Force pilot got to see the family heritage he carries on, during a recent visit to M.L. Becker Educational Center at Woodring Wall of Honor and Veterans Park.

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The Hairston (Main) Gate at Vance Air Force Base will close Monday for three to four months, for upgrades to the gate's entry control equipment.

Enid author and event organizer Tammy Wilson will be one of three featured presenters when Oklahoma Event Company hosts Ghost Stories Around the Campfire, 7 p.m. Friday in Guthrie.

VANCE AIR FORCE BASE — The proverb, “necessity is the mother of invention” clearly applies to Vance Air Force Base’s undergraduate pilot training initiative, Banzai Flight.

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. (AFNS) — Current events, such as the death of George Floyd, have made organizations across the U.S. Air Force take a deep dive into talking about views on racial disparity.

ENID — An ice skating rink will be available during the holiday season in downtown Enid this year, and local residents have been invited to help name it, according to a partnership between Main Street Enid, Stride Bank Center and Visit Enid to bring the event to the city.

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) — Civil Air Patrol is one of the four partners in the U.S. Air Force Total Force. Consisting of CAP as the Air Force auxiliary as well as the Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve and active-duty Air Force, each partner has specific missions that often foster…

In June, the Defense Department released its Space Strategy document. That document lays out the department’s four-pillar strategy for work that needs to be done in space within the next decade and beyond.

Enid SPCA, American Humane and a network of local animal foster homes teamed up last week to send 23 dogs in need of forever homes to Colorado, where adoptive families are awaiting their arrival.

In observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Integris Bass Baptist Health Center recently shared the stories of two women who are battling breast cancer, and who want other women to take breast self-exams and mammograms seriously.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Military suicides have increased by as much as 20% this year compared to the same period in 2019, and some incidents of violent behavior have spiked as service members struggle under COVID-19, war-zone deployments, national disasters and civil unrest.

SHEPPARD AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — World War II officially ended over 75 years ago Sept. 2, 1945, when the Empire of Japan surrendered to the United States aboard the battleship U.S.S. Missouri.

ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) -- The Department of the Air Force recently announced new guidance that will improve support to nursing mothers when they return to work after having a baby.

St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church and Enid SPCA are teaming up for the annual St. Francis Day Blessing of the Animals, 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the dog park in Crosslin Park.

Specialized Under­grad­uate Pilot Training Classes 20-24 and 20-25 presented awards to 12 graduates during the classes’ combined graduation ceremony last week at Vance Air Force Base.

Coach-A-Kid Enid is partnering with Public Library of Enid and Garfield County to offer online mentoring services, with hopes of connecting more youth with adult mentors.

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — As part of the ongoing effort to build a more inclusive Air and Space Force, additional revisions were approved Sept. 15 to Air Force Instruction 36-2903, “Dress and Personal Appearance of Air Force Personnel,” which are effective immediately.

VANCE AIR FORCE BASE — Leadership at Vance Air Force Base have formed a Diversity and Inclusion Task Force last July to improve understanding, treatment, inclusion and success of underrepresented Airmen here.

Thirty-three junior officers are scheduled to graduate from Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Classes 20-24 and 20-25, in a combined graduation ceremony at 10 a.m. today in the Vance Air Force Base Auditorium.

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFNS) — In an effort to field MQ-9 Reapers faster and meet an increasing operational demand for the aircraft, the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s MQ-9 Program Office awarded a $7.4 billion ceiling Agile Reaper Enterprise Solution (ARES) contrac…

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas (AFNS) — The Air Force Civil Engineer Center is expanding global reach through a multi-phase construction effort to support the new KC-46A Pegasus refueling tanker.

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