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Air Force ICTs make a comeback

Posted February 13, 2019 by Airman Frankie D. Moore

While A-10 Thunderbolt IIs fly high above the desert mountains, U.S. Air Force maintainers and crew chiefs from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona await the airframe’s arrival on the flight line below, anticipating the workload to come.

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Father & son’s first and last deployment

Posted February 11, 2019 by Senior Airman Mya Crosby

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby Senior Airman Anthony Castro and Master Sgt. Jonathan Herrera, assigned to the 380th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron Petroleum, Oil and Lubricants flight, pose for a photo at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Dec. 13, 2018. Castro is on his first deployment, while Herrera is…

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Air Force ends promotion testing for E-7 and above

Posted February 6, 2019 by

The Air Force announced Feb. 4 it is removing the Weighted Airman Promotion System testing requirement for active-duty promotions to the grades of E-7 through E-9, beginning this fall with the 2019 E-9 promotion cycle. The memo, signed Jan. 31, 2019, removes the phase one requirement for senior noncommissioned officers to test for promotion, allowing…

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‘Alcatraz Gang’ POW leaves legacy of hope

Posted February 1, 2019 by by LISA SMITH MOLINARI

In May of 1966, 21 days after his F-4 Phantom II was shot down over North Vietnam, Sam Johnson arrived at the Hỏa Lò Prison. Within hours, he was beaten unconscious by his brutal captors. The unspeakable pain Johnson endured when his broken arm and dislocated shoulders were wrenched backwards was only the beginning. Johnson…

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Pilot who flew last WWII combat mission passes

Posted February 1, 2019 by by LOU TIMMONS

ARLINGTON, Va. — Capt. Jerry Yellin, World War II fighter pilot, who flew the last combat mission in August 1945, was laid to rest with full military honors Jan. 15, at Arlington Cemetery, Virginia. Yellin enlisted two months after Pearl Harbor on his 18th birthday. After graduating from Luke Air Field, as a fighter pilot…

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Tech Report: New tech for boom operators

Posted January 25, 2019 by

As the new KC-46 Pegasus tanker aircraft comes on line, boom operators will have a whole new way of getting the job done.

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Around the Air Force: VR demo/3-D printed F-22 part

Posted January 25, 2019 by

On this look Around the Air Force, a virtual reality and augmented reality demonstration at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., and an F-22 Raptor gets a 3-D printed part.

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Air Force makes updates to enlisted evaluation policies

Posted January 23, 2019 by

The Air Force recently updated evaluation policies for enlisted Airmen, refining the process and requirements for enlisted performance reports. The revised policies are in response to feedback from the field and are geared towards increasing flexibility for commanders and empowering performance within the enlisted corps. “We are continuously making strides to reform our talent management…

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Air Force announces fiscal year 2019 aviation bonuses

Posted January 23, 2019 by

The Air Force announced Jan. 23 the details of the fiscal year 2019 Aviation Bonus program. The fiscal 2019 AvB program is designed to augment continuing aircrew retention efforts across the Air Force, by offering experienced aviators bonuses for signing tier-based contracts, ranging from three to 12 years of continued service. Congress raised the annual…

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Air Force Marathon makes major changes for 2019

Posted January 9, 2019 by

The Air Force Marathon opened registration for their 2019 event Jan. 1 with major changes designed to improve the experience for more than 12,000 annual runners.

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