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Today’s Air Force: Vice President addresses Academy graduates, Airmen workout to honor fallen service member



FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) -- Air Force Television News released a new edition of Today's Air Force on June 6.

On this edition, Vice President Joe Biden addresses the graduates at the U.S Air Force Academy, suggesting that Airmen play a leadership role in making the world a better place in the face of globalization.

Later, a 355th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons Airman from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, is on his way to trading his stripes for Academy brass.

Finally, Airmen from Osan Air Base, South Korea, participate in a special exercise routine to honor the memory a fallen service member.

This 30-minute, bi-weekly news show can be seen each day on The Pentagon Channel and American Forces Television Service stations around the world. The show also airs on more than 140 public cable-access stations within the United States.

This week's line-up includes:

Block 1

- Force management: Air Force leaders try to keep Airmen informed about changes and cuts.
- Straight from the top: Vice President Joe Biden speaks to U.S. Air Force Academy graduates.
- Global Hawk: The RQ-4 deploys to Misawa Air Base, Japan.

Block 2
- This week's major Air Force headlines.
- Mind of a sentry: Learn about an Airman who guards an entry control point in Afghanistan.
- Academy brass: An Airman embarks on his dream of becoming an officer.
- This week in photos.

Block 3
- Fini flight: The Air Force’s first female fighter pilot takes her final flight.
- Murph: A special exercise routine is performed to honor the memory a fallen service member.
- Hands of time: A retired Air Force master sergeant recalls his life and looks forward.

To submit a story idea for "Today's Air Force," or for any Air Force news products, send an e-mail to storyideas@dma.mil.

(Courtesy of Air Force Broadcasting Service)

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