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Air Force announces significant changes to Aviation Bonus Program

Posted June 5, 2017 by

As part of its retention efforts, the Air Force released details on the fiscal year 2017 Aviation Bonus Program June 5, 2017. This year’s program implements an increase in maximum bonus amounts authorized in the fiscal 2017 National Defense Authorization Act in addition to more flexibility in contract lengths. The program, combined with additional non-monetary…

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Application window opens for Air Force undergraduate flying training

Posted June 24, 2017 by Kat Bailey

Application packages for the next Undergraduate Flying Training selection board are due to the Rated Officer Assignments branch of the Air Force Personnel Center by Nov. 17, 2017.  The board, set for Jan. 22-25, 2018, will consider active-duty officer applicants to attend training as early as spring 2018. Those interested in becoming a pilot, combat…

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Prototype exoskeleton suit would improve Soldiers’ physical, mental performance

Posted July 17, 2017 by Joyce M. Conant,

Thanks to a new "suit" being developed by the DOD-funded Warrior Web program, future Soldiers will be able to march longer, carry heavier gear and improve mental sharpness.

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Innovative experiment brings AF senior leaders to Holloman

Posted August 11, 2017 by

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein, along with other distinguished visitors, observed a live-fly light attack aircraft experiment showcasing Air Force efforts for innovation Aug. 9, 2017, at Holloman AFB, N.M.

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Point Mugu Sea Range fields new capability

Posted September 8, 2017 by

This summer, the Point Mugu Sea Range off the coast of Southern California adopted a new directed energy test atmospherics-based system that might be a game-changer in their ability to measure and predict weather conditions on the range, a critical factor in supporting the test and development of weapons systems.

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Senate confirms Dunford for additional two-year term as chairman

Posted September 29, 2017 by Jim Garamone

The U.S. Senate Sept. 27 agreed to Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford’s reappointment for another two-year term as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

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F-35A Lightning II scheduled for first operational deployment to Indo-Asia-Pacific

Posted October 25, 2017 by

Approximately 300 Airmen and 12 F-35A Lightning IIs from the 34th Fighter Squadron at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, are set to deploy to Kadena Air Base, Japan for a six month rotation.

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Predator accident investigation report released

Posted November 22, 2017 by

A mechanical failure of the left tail clamp and/or tail clamp bolts caused an MQ-1B Predator to crash Nov. 8, 2015 in the U.S. Central Command Area of responsibility, according to an Air Combat Command Abbreviated Accident Investigation Board report released Nov. 21. The MQ-1B was assigned to the 432nd Wing at Creech Air Force…

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Around the Air Force: Dec. 22

Posted December 22, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force Nellis AFB hosts a Joint Forcible Entry exercise, Operation Ham Grenade provides ham and other goods for service members, and North American Aerospace Defense Command tracks Santa.

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New Harpoon Block II+ missile completes operational test shot

Posted January 31, 2018 by

Navy photograph An F/A-18 launches a Harpoon Block II+ missile during a test flight over Point Mugu Sea Test Range in California. The Navy is closer to delivering the new Harpoon Block II+ missile to the fleet after completing a flight test Jan. 22 at Point Mugu Sea Test Range off the coast of California….

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