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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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(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Angela Ruiz)
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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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(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Giovanni Sims)
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Motivated, dedicated Airman step above rest

Posted July 6, 2018 by Story and photo by Airman 1st Class GIOVANNI SIMS

They may be dramatically visible – a missing limb or facial scar. They may also dwell beneath the skin’s surface as mental trauma that persists long after its elicited events. For many veterans, their wounds are obstacles, but for one there is nothing that can hinder his strive for excellence. After serving 14 years, a…

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Vietnam fighter pilot finally comes home

Posted July 6, 2018 by Story and photo by CORY ANGELL

WEST POINT, N.Y. — Maj. James Blair White went missing in Southeast Asia on Nov. 24, 1969. He was finally laid to rest at West Point alongside of his mother, father and brother, June 19, 2018. His wife, Sharon Cook, and daughter, Katherine White, were in attendance. Katherine was less than a year old when…

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Air National Guard photograph by Staff Sgt. Dillon Davis
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AZ Air Guard trains with 48th Fighter Wing in United Kingdom

Posted June 18, 2018 by 1st Lt. Tinashe Machona

Several Airmen from the 161st Air Refueling Wing at Goldwater Air National Guard Base, Phoenix, Ariz., conducted an overseas training mission with the 48thFighter Wing at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 21 to June 8.   

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