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Around the Air Force: Nov. 6

Posted November 6, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force Chief of Staff of the Air Force, Gen. David Goldfein speaks at the 2017 Thanks USA Supporting our Troops Gala, and the Air Force continues to support recovery efforts in Puerto Rico.

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Air Show fills sky over D-M

Posted March 15, 2019 by

Thunder and Lightning over Arizona, a free, public event, is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 23-24, at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. The Thunderbirds, the U.S. Air Force’s precision-flying demonstration team, will be headlining the event along with D-M’s very own A-10 Thunderbolt II Demonstration team to display the military’s air power capabilities. The event…

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The mission essential factors of diversity and inclusion

Posted July 6, 2016 by Tech. Sgt. Erich B. Smith

TUCSON, Ariz. — Though Air National Guardsmen wear the same shade of green on their Airman Battle Uniforms or flight suits, Chief Master Sgt. Jacinta Figueroa points to how variety is important when it comes to the mindset of the 162nd Wing Airman. “You don’t want to color with the same crayon because everything is going to…

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Around the Air Force: June 23

Posted June 27, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, SECAF and CSAF testify before the Senate Appropriations Committee for Defense on the 2018 Budget, an F-35 demonstration at the Paris Air Show, and Pacific Angel 2017 is set to get underway.

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AF honors Maj. Ian Holt, Capt. Abby Hall as athletes of year

Posted June 1, 2018 by by STEVE WARNS

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas — Maj. Ian Holt and Capt. Abby Hall were recently named 2017 Air Force Athletes of the Year. Holt, combat operations division space control branch chief for the 614th Air Operations Center at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, is a cyclist and past member of the World Class Athlete Program….

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First Norwegian F-35s arrive at Luke AFB for training

Posted November 13, 2015 by Senior Airman Grace Lee

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Arizona — The first two Norwegian F-35s arrived today at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Shortly after, a Norwegian pilot flew the F-35 Lightning II for the first time today, in conjunction with the Royal Norwegian air force’s birthday. The F-35 program took its first step forward integrating partner nations with…

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CV-22 Osprey

Posted March 4, 2016 by

The CV-22 Osprey is a tiltrotor aircraft that combines the vertical takeoff, hover and vertical landing qualities of a helicopter with the long-range, fuel efficiency and speed characteristics of a turboprop aircraft. Its mission is to conduct long-range infiltration, exfiltration and resupply missions for special operations forces. This versatile, self-deployable aircraft offers increased speed and…

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Year in Review: June 2018

Posted January 4, 2019 by

Airman 1st Class Michael Beyer HH-60 Pave Hawks take flight U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 923rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron take a break, June 14, 2018, after performing preflight checks on a HH-60G Pave Hawk at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. The 923rd AMXS plans and directs scheduled and unscheduled maintenance to ensure mission-ready status. Airman…

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Step up: Don’t be afraid to be a Mitchell, Doolittle, Arnold

Posted February 3, 2017 by by Lt. Gen. Steven Kwast

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Alabama — The U.S. Air Force is sitting at a nexus in which the world is becoming increasingly dangerous and complex. Our nation is asking us to do things that keep us busier now than ever before, yet we have fewer people now than at any point in our history —…

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Deployed Airmen keep Compass Call flying

Posted October 21, 2015 by

(U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Bryan Bouchard) U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Adam Luna, a 41st Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Unit aerial repair technician deployed from the 355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., conducts a post operations check on a EC-130H Compass Call aircraft following a mission Oct. 20, 2015, Bagram…

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