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Breast cancer doesn’t discriminate by age or gender
Senior Airman Elisabeth Stone compresses a male patient's breast tissue during a baseline screening of mammogram at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Oct. 20, 2014. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and is a chance to raise awareness about the importance of screening and early detection of breast cancer. According to American Cancer Society, men can also get breast cancer at any age, but with less than a 1 percent chance.
Oct. 28, 2020 - In October, we tend to see a sea of pink on everything from pro football players’ uniforms, to ads for products touting support for breast cancer awareness. Although breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women, it affects men also.

Legendary equestrian rider Russell passes away at 100
Retired Col. John Russell, who was the oldest living Olympic medalist, respected international equestrian rider and coach, and World War II veteran, passed away at the age of 100 in his home in San Antonio Sept. 30.
Oct. 28, 2020 - Retired Col. John Russell, who was the oldest living Olympic medalist, respected international equestrian rider and coach, and World War II veteran, passed away at the age of 100 in his home in San Antonio Sept. 30.

Medical professionals from BAMC, Argentine Army discuss COVID best practices
Argentine Army Col. Oscar Zarich (left), Argentine Partner Nation Liaison Officer, U.S. Army South, moderates a COVID-19 subject matter expert exchange between doctors from the Argentine Army and Brooke Army Medical Center Oct. 21. The video teleconference consisted of a panel of medical professionals discussing lessons learned to provide a compilation of best practices in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and other health-related topics.
Oct. 28, 2020 - Medical professionals from Brooke Army Medical Center and Argentine Army’s Central Military Medical Hospital didn't let 5,600 miles of separation keep them from discussing best practices against COVID-19 Oct. 21.

WWII legendary ace’s aircraft lore alive and well at 12th FTW, 39th FTS
Lt. Col. Thomas Lessner, 39th Flying Training Squadron commander and Air Force Reserve Command T-1 instructor pilot, stands beside the squadron's T-6 flagship aircraft, which the host wing -- the 12th Flying Training Wing at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph -- painted in the heritage scheme used on the P-51 “Little Girl” flown by Capt. Leroy Grosshuesch, commander of the then-designated 39th Fighter Squadron, during the during WWII single-handed attack on a Japanese destroyer off Goto Retto near Kyushu, Japan in 1945. (U.S. Air Force photo)
Oct. 28, 2020 - The 340th Flying Training Group’s 39th Flying Training Squadron, initially activated as the 39th Pursuit Squadron in 1940, re-designated as the 39th FTS in 1999 and subsequently activated in the Reserve component in 2001, has a storied World War II past that’s being celebrated by its operational host, the 12th Flying Training Wing.

Reservists must stay focused on PII breach reduction during ‘new normal’
PII is unique information about an individual not releasable to the public without the written consent of the individual. Examples includes Social Security numbers, dates of birth, marital status, race or financial information. (Air Force Graphic by Naoko Shimoji)
Oct. 28, 2020 - For most Reserve Citizen Airmen, partial or full-time telework has become the “new normal” during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since telework poses a slew of potential information security risks, Reserve Command officials are encouraging all members of the Reserve team to stay focused on Personally Identifiable Information breach reduction while working from home.

Commentary: Delivering a 21st century learning services environment
To successfully develop our Airmen and maintain our competitive advantage, we must close the digital gap between Air Force Learning Professionals and Airmen. We do this by providing learning professionals the tools and the environment to create and deliver quality education and training that meets learners’ expectations. (U.S. Air Force graphic)
Oct. 27, 2020 - Something big is happening and it affects us all -- the journey to modernize the delivery of Air Force learning services.

All-female CCATT saves life of infant
A 59th Medical Wing Pediatric Critical Care Air Transport Team provides care to a five-month-old patient on board a C-17 Globemaster III headed to California Oct. 9. The patient and his family were traveling from the neonatal intensive care unit in Hawaii to Texas. (Courtesy photo)
Oct. 27, 2020 - A 59th Medical Wing Pediatric Critical Care Air Transport Team from Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland provided care to a five-month-old patient on board a C-17 Globemaster III headed to California Oct. 9. The patient and his family were traveling from the neonatal intensive care unit in Hawaii to Texas.
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