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Defense

AF announces changes to Courses 14 and 15

Posted April 27, 2018 by

Effective immediately, Air Force officials have removed the requirement to complete Courses 14 and 15 for all Airmen serving in the active component. Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve Airmen will have the option to complete their enlisted professional military education through distance learning or in-residence attendance. Airmen will no longer be required to…

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Defense

Yesterday’s Air Force: Airman Astronauts

Posted April 27, 2018 by

The U.S. Air Force helped propel America to the moon. Across several decades, Airmen have participated in the training, planning and flying of rockets and shuttles and even the International Space Station. The Air Force has played a vital role in the NASA’s astronaut mission.

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Defense

Around the Air Force: April 25

Posted April 27, 2018 by

On this look Around the Air Force, Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David Goldfein speaks to Airmen at the 34th Space Symposium, the Alpha Warrior Tour kicks off, and Schriever Air Force Base is the preferred location for the Joint Force Space Component staff move.

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Defense

Arc improvements help test teams meet growing workload

Posted April 25, 2018 by Deidre Ortiz

Air Force photograph by Deirdre Ortiz John Allan, an instrument technician, readies one of the arc heater units at the High Temperature Laboratory at Arnold Air Force Base for an upcoming test. The HTL test teams anticipate an increased workload over the next few years and have been implementing several changes recently in preparation for…

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Defense

Cloud data to give war fighters edge to ‘dominate’ in battlefield, DOD official says

Posted April 25, 2018 by Lisa Ferdinando

The Defense Department’s enterprisewide cloud solution will give warfighters the information they need at speed, providing the critical battlefield advantage in the wars of tomorrow, DOD officials told reporters April 23. “It’s about data,” DOD Chief Management Officer John H. Gibson II said at a Pentagon roundtable. The warfighters’ accessibility to data, timeliness of that…

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Defense

Air cavalry, ‘sky soldiers’ test new air assault concept

Posted April 25, 2018 by Army Sgt. Gregory T. Summers

As the setting sun marked the start of another spring evening at the training area in Hohenfels, Germany, the roar of helicopter turbine engines competed against the thrumming rhythm of rotor blades beating the air as 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division soldiers began their work.

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Defense

Research agreement will enhance collaboration, mutual benefits

Posted April 25, 2018 by R.J. Oriez

Air Force photograph by R.J. Oriez U.S. Coast Guard Capt. Greg Rothrock, Coast Guard Research and Development Center commanding officer, and Air Force Maj. General William Cooley, Air Force Research Laboratory commander, shake hands April 12, 2018, on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, after they signed a memorandum of understand between their two organizations. The…

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Defense

Rectifier upgrade paying off for Hypervelocity Tunnel 9

Posted April 25, 2018 by Bradley Hicks

The team at the Arnold Engineering Development Complex’s Hypervelocity Wind Tunnel 9 in White Oak, Md., is now putting to use equipment installed several years ago - a move that is bringing enhanced safety and greater longevity to the facility.

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Army secretary, senior NCO discuss retention, modernization

Posted April 25, 2018 by Jim Garamone

Quality trumps quantity when it comes to soldiers, Army Secretary Mark Esper told reporters in Washington, D.C., April 20. Esper and Sergeant Major of the Army Daniel Dailey briefed reporters on recruiting, retention and equipment during the Pentagon news gaggle.

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Defense

Mobility Airmen deliver a mission of love to Guatemala

Posted April 25, 2018 by Master Sgt. Joey Swafford

Air Force photograph by Master Sgt. Joey Swafford Senior Airman Andrew Flint, 21st Airlift Squadron loadmaster, directs a firetruck off of a C-17 Globemaster III at La Aurora International Airport, Guatemala City, Guatemala, April 20, 2018 during a Denton Program mission. The Denton Program is a Department of Defense transportation program that moves humanitarian cargo,…

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