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15 years later: First Airmen in Afghanistan reflect on initial entry

Posted October 17, 2016 by Capt. Katrina Cheesman and Senior Airman Ryan Conroy

On Oct. 14, 2001, the rubble of the twin towers was still smoldering and rescue crews continued working through the devastation of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, when special tactics set out help liberate the Afghanistan people, alongside U.S. Army Special Forces teams and Afghan Northern Alliance fighters.

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AF awards contract to begin designing next Air Force One aircraft

Posted September 13, 2017 by

The Air Force awarded a contract modification for just under $600 million to Boeing Sept. 12, 2017, for preliminary design efforts for the next presidential aircraft. The contract modification includes the design to incorporate a mission communication system, electrical power upgrades, a medical facility, an executive interior, a self-defense system and autonomous ground operations capabilities…

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576th FLTS realigns administratively under 20th Air Force

Posted October 3, 2016 by Carla Pampe

The Air Force Global Strike Command Operations Directorate will transfer administrative control of the 576th Flight Test Squadron to the 20th Air Force Commander effective Oct. 1. According to Col. Craig Ramsey, the 576th FLTS commander, the purpose of this realignment is twofold: provide a clear administrative chain of command in a more typical military…

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Around the Air Force: Jan. 17

Posted January 17, 2018 by

On this look around the Air Force, Vice President Mike Pence visits Airmen at Nellis Air Force Base, Air National Guard Airmen assist law enforcement with recovery efforts from the recent mudslides, and B-52s deploy to England.

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NORAD: 60 years of keeping North America safe, vice chairman says

Posted May 14, 2018 by Terri Moon Cronk

The legacy of the North American Aerospace Defense Command began 60 years ago when the threat of nuclear attack was real. The threat of attack from Soviet bombers and missiles was what citizens experienced every day.

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Red Flag 16-1 comes to an end

Posted February 12, 2016 by Senior Airman Jake Carter

Red Flag 16-1, came to an end on Feb. 12 with aircrews and support personnel from around the world participating in the best training that simulates a deployed environment.

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Around the Air Force: Aug. 12

Posted August 15, 2016 by

On this look around the Air Force, the secretary of the Air Force and chief of staff of the Air Force discuss the budget and operations during the State of the Air Force; the B-1B Lancer, B-2 Spirit and B-52 Straotofortress make history in Guam; and U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa…

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USS Nimitz successfully completes sea trials

Posted October 12, 2016 by

Aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) pulled into San Diego, Oct. 10, after completing a successful six-day sea trials and officially marking the completion of a 20-month extended planned incremental availability.

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Airmen, Marines ‘TRAPped’ in desert

Posted March 6, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Greg Nash

The thunderous sound of an MV-22 Osprey echoes over an open field as it lands. Emerging from its lowered door is the I Marine Expeditionary Force from Camp Pendleton, Calif., who advance on the New Mexican desert to fulfill their objective: find the downed aircrew and bring them home safely.

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Louisiana National Guard continues flood response missions

Posted August 19, 2016 by

Louisiana National Guard photograph by SFC Paul C. Meeker Louisiana National Guardsmen convoy to a boat launch to conduct search-and-rescue missions near Maurepas, La., Aug. 17, 2016. The Louisiana National Guard has been conducting flood response and recovery missions, as directed by Gov. John Bel Edwards, since Aug. 12. The Louisiana National Guard continues to…

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