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ACC commander releases new command strategy

Posted September 10, 2018 by

Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command, released ACC’s 2018 Strategic Plan on Sept. 10, 2018. According to the document, the goals and priorities it outlines will ensure ACC continues to deliver combat-ready Airmen to exploit and control air, space and cyberspace. The strategy is based around Holmes’ three priorities: revitalizing squadron readiness, developing…

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Cadet reflects on importance of diversity

Posted September 7, 2018 by by Cadet 2nd Class STEVEN LUNA

Editor’s note: This commentary was first published Sept. 17, 2014. U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — America is great for a vast number of reasons and although we can point out many reasons why our country is so remarkable, I say we owe our success largely to our diverse backgrounds and culture within our nation….

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Airman seizes opportunity for adventure

Posted September 7, 2018 by Commentary by Airman 1st Class ALEXANDER COOK

Have you ever had an opportunity come up in your Air Force career that you were unsure of? Has the thought of failure kept you away from your full potential? Some say it’s pure luck or who you know that determines what type of awesome opportunities you get to be a part of. While some…

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AF officials announce NCO retraining program

Posted July 27, 2018 by Richard Salomon

The Air Force has announced the Noncommissioned Officer Retraining Program for fiscal year 2019 and will update the number of available slots on the retraining advisory on or about Aug. 1.  The retraining program allows Airmen on their second or subsequent enlistments in adequately manned Air Force career fields to retrain into selected specialties to…

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Around the Air Force: July 26

Posted July 27, 2018 by

On this look Around the Air Force, F-22 pilots practice firing live missiles during exercise Combat Archer. Air Mobility Command is accepting applications for active-duty mobility pilots to pioneer a new aviator technical track program, and the Joint Space Operations Center transitioned to a Combined Space Operations Center.

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Shaw AFB Airmen earn DFC for saving 88 lives

Posted July 6, 2018 by by Airman 1st Class BRIEANNA STILLMAN

SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. — Col. Daniel Lasica, former 20th Fighter Wing commander, presented the Distinguished Flying Cross to Capts. John Nygard and Salvador Cruz, both 79th Fighter Squadron instructor pilots, June 7 at Shaw Air Force Base. The fourth highest medal of recognition is not simply given, it is earned, said Lasica. Doing…

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IMA’s forward momentum lands her two major awards

Posted July 6, 2018 by by Senior Master Sgt. STEVEN PIERCE

An Air Force Reserve individual mobilization augmentee at Davis Monthan Air Force Base was recently recognized at Air Combat Command and Air Force Reserve-levels for work she performed in 2017. Master Sgt. Jessica Pierce, attached to the 355th Fighter Wing Legal Office as the IMA to the law office superintendent, is the ACC senior NCO…

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Col. Campbell hosts all call before D-M exit

Posted July 6, 2018 by by Airman 1st Class FRANKIE MOORE

Col. Scott Campbell, 355th Fighter Wing commander, held a final all call June 1 with the 355th FW team at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. Campbell discussed the successes of the base and its Airmen during his command, where he sees the Air Force going in the future, what he has learned as D-M’s commander and…

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Service dog helps veteran with PTSD

Posted July 6, 2018 by by DEBBIE ARAGON

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas — After battling night terrors and the pain and anxiety of post-traumatic stress disorder for decades, an Air Force veteran found his lifeline at the end of a dog leash. Ryan Kaono, a support agreement manager in the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, vividly remembers a few years…

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D-M, others teach aircraft recovery to Chilean AF partners

Posted July 6, 2018 by Story and photo by Staff Sgt. ANGELA RUIZ

ANTOFAGASTA, Chile — Twelfth Air Force (Air Forces Southern) sent a mobile training team to Chile to conduct training with the Chilean Air Force on Crash Damaged Disabled Aircraft Recovery, May 13 to June 8, 2018. The CDDAR Mobile Training Team consisted of four seasoned crew chiefs who have experienced being an aircraft crash team…

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