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Senate confirms Wilson as Air Force Secretary

Posted May 10, 2017 by

Heather Wilson will be the next secretary of the Air Force, following her confirmation by the Senate May 8, 2017.

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Eglin units save thousands with F-35 innovations

Posted June 6, 2016 by SrA. Andrea Posey

Since the introduction of the F-35A Lightning II, airmen at the 33rd Fighter Wing at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., have saved the Air Force close to $84,000 and more than 720 hours of shipping delays by locally manufacturing parts and tools.

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DM’s Dragons bring thunder to Green Flag 17-01

Posted October 14, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum An Airman assigned to 355th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., prepares an A-10 Thunderbolt II to participate in Green Flag 17-01 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 4, 2016. During exercise execution, Green Flag staff direct, monitor and instruct visiting units in…

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Navy to christen guided-missile destroyer Thomas Hudner

Posted March 31, 2017 by

The Navy will christen the newest guided-missile destroyer, the future USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116), April 1 during a 11:30 a.m. EDT ceremony at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine. The future Thomas Hudner is named in honor of naval aviator and Medal of Honor recipient Thomas J. Hudner Jr., the last living…

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309th AMARG: America’s “National-level Airpower Reservoir” celebrates 70th anniversary

Posted April 11, 2016 by SrA. Cheyenne A. Powers

http://d2feh2mec89yza.cloudfront.net/media/video/1604/DOD_103190583/DOD_103190583-512×288-442k.mp4 Through every key military scene on the stage of American history following World War II up to present day, American airpower has played a leading role. During its 70 year history, the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., has directly enabled the nation to respond to crisis. Although the…

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Eco-friendly engine wash technology nears final phase of performance testing

Posted July 30, 2018 by

Fleet Readiness Centers East and Southeast engineers are completing the ground work to prepare Naval Air Systems Command for acquisition of a cost-effective and environmentally friendlier technology for cleaning engines.

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Inert nuclear gravity bomb passes first F-16 flight test

Posted April 21, 2017 by

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Brandi Hansen An Air Force F-16C dropped an inert B61-12 during a development flight test by the 422nd Flight Test and Evaluation Squadron at Nellis AFB, Nev., on March 14, 2017. The test is part of a life-extension program for the bomb to improve its safety, security and reliability….

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Vanguard Award nomination window open through January

Posted August 15, 2016 by Kat Bailey

The Air Force Personnel Center is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Vanguard Award through Jan. 25. The Non Commissioned Officers Association annually sponsors the award to recognize one enlisted member from each branch of service for a heroic act, on or off duty, which results in saving someone’s life or preventing a serious injury. …

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Lightning strikes at largest F-35A deployment

Posted September 9, 2016 by Senior Airman Stormy Archer

The 33rd Fighter Wing, based at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., wrapped up the largest F-35 deployment to date at this year’s Exercise Northern Lightning Aug. 31 at Volk Field, Wisc.

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Yesterday’s Air Force: Computers

Posted September 8, 2017 by

This episode of Yesterday’s Air Force looks at the history of the Air Force’s use of computers and how they have influenced the Air Force. Computers were originally developed to be problem solvers, but their vulnerabilities soon created a new era of problems, leading to the inception of cyber security and the cyber career field.

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