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Edge of space emergency tests aviator’s skills

Posted June 1, 2016 by Senior Airman Hailey Haux

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Imagine being at the cusp of the world, where everything flat warps and the earth’s curvature begins to appear. Looking around on a bright and sunny day, the sky is a brilliant blue. The blue eventually turns to black as space comes within reach. This is the view U-2 pilots like Maj. Jack…

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General: Airpower key to ISIL fight; strikes to continue

Posted February 23, 2016 by Sean Kimmons

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS)  — The head of Operation Inherent Resolve’s air campaign said Feb. 18 the “most precise air campaign in history” has severely hurt terrorist plans across Iraq and Syria, with more airstrikes to come. “There is no doubt coalition airpower has and continues to dramatically degrade Daesh’s ability to fight and conduct…

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Expanded use-or-lose leave law set to expire soon

Posted April 3, 2015 by

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — With the expiration of a law that allowed service members to carry up to 75 days of leave from one fiscal year to the next, troops should plan to carry no more than 60 days of leave into fiscal year 2016, defense officials recently announced. Service members will automatically lose any accumulated…

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Nominations for first Air Force enlisted RPA pilots being accepted

Posted August 10, 2016 by Kat Bailey

The Air Force is accepting nominations to fill its first class of enlisted remotely piloted aircraft pilots as part of a deliberate approach to enhance the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance mission. The first enlisted RPA pilot selection board will convene at the Air Force Personnel Center, Jan. 23-26, 2017, with application packages due to AFPC…

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AF Safety Center marks 20th anniversary

Posted January 13, 2016 by Keith Wright

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AFNS) — This year the Air Force Safety Center commemorates the organization’s 20th anniversary. Since its designation, the basic mission has remained the same: preserving lives and combat capability through mishap prevention. Safety was originally designated under the Office of the Inspector General at Norton Air Force Base, California, shortly…

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Air Force senior enlisted leaders conduct full EPME review

Posted April 24, 2017 by Senior Master Sgt. Katherine Grabham

More than 40 Air Force senior enlisted leaders and subject matter experts met at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., April 4-5 to perform an extensive review of all facets of enlisted professional military education during the 2017 EPME Triennial Review. “We reviewed every level of EPME provided to our enlisted Airmen, from policy to content…

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AFSOUTH working with Colombia to develop space program

Posted April 17, 2015 by 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) Public Affairs

American Airmen from the Space community traveled to multiple U.S. space operations locations with Colombian air force counterparts in February as part of a U.S. Southern Command subject matter expert exchange. According to Lt. Col Trae York, 12th Air Force and Air Forces Southern Director of Space Forces, the objective of the exchange was to…

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Some IDs may be invalid starting Aug. 15

Posted August 5, 2016 by Toni Smith

Individuals will no longer be able to access Air Force installations with a state-issued identification card or driver’s license from Minnesota, Missouri, Washington or American Samoa beginning Aug. 15, 2016. This new change aligns the Air Force’s installation access policy with requirements of the Real ID Act, which focuses on improving the reliability of state-issued…

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AF selects 8 finalist for Innkeeper award

Posted July 7, 2017 by by STEVE WARNS

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas — Eight U.S. Air Force installations were selected as finalists for the Air Force Innkeeper Award. The award, managed by the lodging branch of the Air Force Services Activity, recognizes inns that provide the best hotel-type lodging and customer service to Air Force travelers. “The objective is to encourage innkeepers…

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Year in Review: September 2018

Posted January 4, 2019 by

Airman 1st Class Kristine Legate A-10 Pilot reaches 5,000 flight hours milestone U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Robin Sandifer, 47th Fighter Squadron A-10 Thunderbolt II instructor pilot, poses with the 5,000 flight hours milestone patch in front of an A-10 Sept. 21, 2018, at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. Sandifer reached this milestone after flying the…

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