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President Trump commissions USS Gerald R. Ford

Posted July 24, 2017 by Ens. Corey Todd Jones

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Around the Air Force: Aug. 22

Posted August 23, 2017 by

On this look Around the Air Force the new Space Operations Directorate has achieved operating capability, the Pathfinder Initiative protects cyberspace assets, and starting Sept. 1st, 2017, the Express Scripts Tricare pharmacy home delivery program begins.

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U.S. Air Force celebrates 70th anniversary

Posted September 19, 2017 by

U.S. military aviation has changed over the years — from bi-planes during World War I to the modern jet fighter aircraft — but one thing remains constant, the motivation and resiliency of U.S. Airmen to protect and defend their home. On Sept. 18, the U.S. Air Force will celebrate its 70th anniversary.

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USS Washington brought to life, commissioned at Naval Station Norfolk

Posted October 9, 2017 by

The Navy with assistance from the submarine’s sponsor Elisabeth Mabus, daughter of the 75th Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, commissioned and brought to life the newest Virginia class submarine, USS Washington (SSN 787), during a ceremony on board Naval Station Norfolk, Oct. 7. Washington, named in honor of the 42nd state, is the 14th…

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Enlisted RPA pilot opportunity window open for NCOs, SNCO’s: Apply before Nov.15 deadline

Posted November 3, 2017 by Kat Bailey

Noncommissioned and senior noncommissioned officers interested in transferring to the Air Force’s newest enlisted aviation Air Force sSpecialty cCode have until Nov. 15, 2017, to submit their applications to meet the next selection board. More than 800 applicants submitted for the program last year; those who were not selected by the inaugural board are highly…

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Around the Air Force: Dec. 1

Posted December 4, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force the preferred location for a new MQ-9 Reaper wing is selected, continuation pay rates are announced for the Blended Retirement System (BRS), and Exercise Lightning Focus is taking place in Australia.

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Flight testing validates waveform capability

Posted January 3, 2018 by Patty Welsh

The Air Force is moving forward to demonstrate the capabilities of the protected tactical waveform through recent flight tests.

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DOD releases new for harassment prevention, response policy

Posted February 9, 2018 by

On Feb. 8, the Department of Defense announced the release of DOD Instruction 1020.03, “Harassment Prevention and Response in the Armed Forces,” effective immediately.  The comprehensive policy for service members addresses harassment, including sexual harassment and harassment through social media. The policy strengthens and reaffirms the department’s position that it does not tolerate any kind…

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SECNAV names newest destroyer in honor of U.S. Marine

Posted March 12, 2018 by

Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer has named the next Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer in honor of Marine Corps Vietnam veteran and Navy Cross recipient Lance Cpl. Patrick Gallagher. In 1966, Gallagher, who immigrated from Ballyhaunis, Ireland in 1962, joined the Marine Corps where he served in H-Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd…

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F-35B visits CENTCOM as it prepares to enter theater

Posted April 6, 2018 by Lance Cpl. Taryn Escott,

Marine Corps photograph Lt. Col. Chad Vaughn, an F-35B Lightning II pilot stationed at Marine Aircraft Group 11, out of Yuma, Ariz. briefs GEN. Joseph L. Votel, commander of United States Central Command. The purpose of the visit was to inform CENTCOM senior leaders of the capabilities of the aircraft and how it meets the…

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