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A-10 Thunderbolt continues to rock the sky

Posted April 3, 2014 by 355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

The A-10 Thunderbolt II has excellent maneuverability at low air speeds and altitude, and is a highly accurate and survivable weapons-delivery platform. The aircraft can loiter near battle areas for extended periods of time and operate in low ceiling and visibility conditions. The wide combat radius and short takeoff and landing capability permit operations in…

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Air Force releases Morale, Welfare, Recreation survey

Posted July 3, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Ian Hoachlander

Ever feel like you had the perfect idea for a new activity at your base but were not sure who to tell? Now is the perfect time to be heard. The Air Force Personnel Center Directorate of Services recently began sending recreational leisure surveys to Airmen located within the continental United States June 19. The…

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Smoke testing for selected sewers begins

Posted September 5, 2014 by

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base has contracted with URS Group to perform physical inspection and smoke testing of base sewers and manholes. On September 8 sewer smoke testing will begin in all areas of the base except for military family housing. Testing is expected to last from September 8 through Oct. 31. Smoke testing is conducted…

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Air Force updates AF Instruction 1-1

Posted November 13, 2014 by

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Air Force officials approved Air Force Instruction 1-1, Air Force Standards, Nov. 7, to clarify guidance on Airmen’s religious rights and commanders’ authority and responsibility to protect those rights. The changes come as a result of a Religious Freedom “Focus Day” earlier this year when leaders in the Air Force’s chaplain corps…

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Air Force seeks $10 billion over sequestration funding

Posted February 19, 2015 by Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.

WASHINGTON – The demand for Air Force capabilities is increasing, therefore the service is requesting $10 billion more than sequestration-level funding provides, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James said today in Orlando, Florida. Speaking during the Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium and Technology Exposition, James discussed why the Air Force is taking its strongest…

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Website improves, simplifies military child care search

Posted May 7, 2015 by Shannon Carabajal

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas (AFNS) — With frequent moves, Air Force families face the challenging, and often frustrating task of making new child care arrangements every few years. A new Defense Department website is helping ease those moving transitions by simplifying the search and registration process for child care. MilitaryChildCare.com (MCC) offers access to…

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F-35 reaches critical juncture after strong year, official says

Posted March 22, 2012 by Staff

WASHINGTON — The F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter program — the centerpiece of future tactical aviation and a key to implementing new military strategic guidance — made strong progress in its development last year, a defense official said today. Frank Kendall, the acting undersecretary of defense…

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Airmen who exceed deployed time get added time off

Posted May 3, 2012 by Staff

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Airmen who serve in excess of the Secretary of Defense’s established rotation goals are now eligible for additional time off, as written in the newly updated Post Deployment or Mobilization Respite Absence policy, officials said here April 25. Contained in Guidance Memorandum 4 to Air Force Instruction 36-3003, Military Leave Program, PDMRA…

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D-M’s ‘Bone Yard’ more than just storage for military aircraft

Posted June 28, 2012 by David S. Ricker

The 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group, known as the “Bone Yard,” is the resting place for retired military aircraft and the reusable parts that keep the military aviation branches flying…

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Pararescueman braves frigid Alaska to save crash victims

Posted August 23, 2012 by

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — The Air Force has released the latest Portraits in Courage, which highlights the courage of Airmen. One of them is Master Sgt. Christopher Uriarte, an Air Force reservist with the 306th Rescue Squadron at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz. While assigned to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson as an Air National Guard pararescueman,…

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