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Air Force

It’s a bird, it’s a plane … it’s a UAV

Posted February 19, 2016 by Dave Smith

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AFNS)  — Due to popularity and past holiday sales, the amount of unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, have soared. The Federal Aviation Administration estimated more than one million UAVs were sold during the year-end holiday season. With that many new drones added to existing numbers, federal, state and local officials are concerned…

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Airmen make it rain on ‘Weather Geeks’

Posted March 11, 2016 by 1st Lt. Carrie Volpe

Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia — For some Airmen, being called a weather geek is a term of endearment. Two Airmen from the 557th Weather Wing recently embraced their inner geek and will share their passion and expertise on an upcoming episode of “Weather Geeks” on the Weather Channel. Lt. Col. James Weaver, deputy commander of…

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AF family shares experience with child’s autism

Posted April 29, 2016 by Prerana Korpe

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AFNS) — Four-year-old Dawson Stock loves music and instruments; his mother says he is obsessed with the violin. He knows the alphabet forward and backward and is ready to read. Dawson is teaching himself the sign-language alphabet. He knows his numbers and how to add. Dawson is a high-functioning child. This was…

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Father-son duo comes full circle at BMT graduation, retirement

Posted June 3, 2016 by Jeremy Gerlach

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas (AFNS) — In the Air Force, countless parents have proudly watched their child graduate from basic military training, and countless children have seen their parents retire from service. On May 27 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, a father and son did both on the same day, respectively. Col. Hernando J….

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Documenting a tragedy: Global Strike historian recalls Khobar Towers

Posted June 29, 2016 by Joe Thomas

BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. (AFNS) — “Our Nomads have Ceased Their Wandering.” The epitaph, etched into a monument at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, refers to the 33rd Fighter Wing Airmen who lost their lives in the terrorist attack in Saudi Arabia. Yancy Mailes, the Air Force Global Strike Command historian, was a 27-year-old…

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AF begins study on noise exposures

Posted July 25, 2016 by J.D. Levite

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AFNS) — An Air Force Surgeon General initiative called Total Exposure Health will soon advance from a concept to a real-world demonstration at an operational base. Total Exposure Health focuses on primary prevention, which includes exposures in the workplace, the environment and lifestyles, in order to prevent disease and injury from occurring. “We’re…

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Compass Call receives an upgrade

Posted September 3, 2016 by Amn. Nathan H. Barbour

Since it became operational, the EC-130H Compass Call has demonstrated its electronic combat power in tactical air operations around the world, and this year the aircraft has achieved another first.

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2016 Scientific Applications Specialist Award nomination packages due by Dec. 1

Posted November 18, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Alexx Pons

The 2016 Scientific Applications Specialist Award nomination packages are due to the Air Force Personnel Center no later than Dec. 1. This awards program recognizes the Outstanding Air Force Scientific Applications Specialist in three distinct categories: technician, supervisor and manager. The objective of the program is to recognize an individual technician, supervisor, and manager for…

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355th FW deploys

Posted February 3, 2017 by

U.S. Airmen from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., load equipment and supplies onto a C-17 Globemaster III Jan. 5 in preparation for a deployment from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. Airmen from the 355th Fighter Wing deployed to Turkey in support of Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve, a multinational effort to weaken and destroy the…

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Around the Air Force: March 14

Posted March 15, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright testifies before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies.

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