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National Guard team honored during deployment ceremony

Story by MAJ Anthony Deiss on 05/23/2018 Fifteen Soldiers from the South Dakota Army National Guard's 200th Engineer Company were honored during a homecoming ceremony in Pierre, May 19. Hundreds of family members, friends and community supporters assembled at the T.F. Riggs High School auditorium to welcome home the Soldier
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Texas' First Battalion Deploys to Africa

Story by MSG Michael Leslie on 05/23/2018 SAN ANTONIO, Texas "This is a historic unit," said Brig. Gen. Patrick Hamilton, Assistant Division Commander Operations of the 36th Infantry Division, "Task Force Alamo is aptly named. It traces its lineage back to when Texas was still just a Republic, fighting for
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AFCLC professor hopes to return Japanese war flag to soldier's family

Story by Jasmine Bourgeois on 05/23/2018 Fitted in a frame for preservation, Dr. Jessica Jordan is both haunted and intrigued by the tattered Japanese war flag in her office. The worn national flag covered in personal handwritten messages dates to World War II. The flags are known in Japan a
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Air Force releases master sergeant 18E7 promotion cycle statistics

Story by Kat Bailey on 05/23/2018 JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas The Air Force has selected 6,176 technical sergeants for promotion to master sergeant out of 20,866 eligible for a selection rate of 29.60 percent in the 18E7 promotion cycle. Selectees' average time in grade was 3.77 years and time
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Photo Essay: Color guard for 2018 Fort McCoy Garrison change-of-command ceremony

Story by Scott Sturkol on 05/23/2018 The color guard played an important role during the Fort McCoy Garrison change-of-command ceremony May 19, 2018, at Fort McCoy, Wis. Col. Hui Chae Kim took command of the garrison from Col. David J. Pinter Sr. Color guard details began in the U.S. military
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Legend of Airpower shares life story

Story by A1C Zoe Wockenfuss on 05/17/2018 Team Dover welcomed retired Army Air Corps 1st Lt. Ray Firmani, a B-17 pilot during World War II, as the guest speaker during the quarterly Hangar Talk, May 10, 2018, here. The event was sponsored by the Air Force Association, the Airlift/Tanker Associatio
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