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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‚Äôs 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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Soldiers must regain readiness mindset, says General Abrams

Posted November 1, 2017 by David Vergun

Gen. Robert B. Abrams recalled once being awakened at 2 a.m. on a Friday. It was the early 1980s then, and he was a young lieutenant stationed in a cavalry squadron in West Germany.

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Navy releases collision reprots for Fitzgerald, McCCain

Posted November 1, 2017 by

The Navy released Nov. 1, a report detailing the events and actions that led to the collision of USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) and ACX Crystal off the coast of Japan June 17, and the collision of USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) and merchant vessel Alnic MC Aug. 21.

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Around the Air Force: Nov. 1

Posted November 1, 2017 by tomlear

On this look around the Air Force, Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David Goldfein visits Joint National Guard Base McEntire, South Carolina, the 100th Air Refueling Wing participates in a joint training exercise over the Meditteranean Sea, and Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright, speaks at the 2017…

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Goldfein talks taking care of Airmen at Treasure our Troops

Posted October 30, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Rusty Frank

Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein addressed the importance of taking care of Airmen and their families during the 2017 ThanksUSA Treasure our Troops Gala in Washington, D.C., Oct. 25, 2017.

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Army Materiel Command focuses on modernization of the future force

Posted October 30, 2017 by Devon Suits

U.S. Army Materiel Command is pivoting its strategic focus to better align with modernization priorities set by senior Army leaders. The move is expected to enable the readiness and resilience of the future force.

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Around the Air Force: Oct. 26

Posted October 30, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, Airmen with the 354th Fighter Wing out of Eielson AFB, Alaska started Exercise Arctic Gold 18-1, and additional pilot positions are open to Air National Guard and Reserve Pilots.

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Army scientists striving to bring augmented reality to Soldiers

Posted October 27, 2017 by David Vergun

Soldiers were invited to strap on headgear, grab a rifle and fire rounds at opposing forces coming at them on the battlefield and in the air. The venue wasn't Afghanistan or some other faraway place, however.

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F-16C accident investigation released

Posted October 27, 2017 by

Improper assembly of the main engine control caused a F-16C to be destroyed upon impacting the ground southwest of Joint Base Andrews, Md., April 5, 2017, according to an Accident Investigation Board report released today. The pilot safely ejected and did not sustain any injuries. The aircraft, valued at approximately $22 million, was destroyed. The…

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Despite challenges, Army won’t lower enlistment standards

Posted October 27, 2017 by David Vergun

In an increasingly complex world in which higher demands will be placed on Soldiers, "we cannot afford to lower our standards" for enlistment, said Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey.

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