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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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Around the Air Force: May 9

Posted May 10, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle-4 returns from its 718-day mission and the U.S. Air Force Academy superintendent testifies before Congress on the Academy’s sexual assault prevention and response programs.

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Face of Defense: Mother, daughter reflect on Air Guard service

Posted July 7, 2017 by Story and photo by 2nd Lt. TINASHA MACHONA

GOLDWATER AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Ariz. — Although set on different paths for military service, Air Force Master Sgt. Peggy Schmidt and Staff Sgt. Nichole Jordan of the Arizona Air National Guard’s 161st Air Refueling Wing has experienced a journey few Airmen can claim — one characterized by dedication, tradition and ultimately, love. “It is…

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Tactical signals intelligence originates in World War I

Posted September 1, 2017 by by LORI TAGG

FORT HUACHUCA — After the invention of the radio in the 1890s, the first widespread use of the technology for military communications occurred during World War I, when the ease of intercepting radio messages quickly spurred advances in encryption and decryption of codes and ciphers. The Military Intelligence Division in Washington, D.C. recognized the importance…

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Palace Chase offers early separation opportunities to Airmen

Posted October 13, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev., — Each year thousands of people answer the nation’s call by enlisting or commissioning in the United States Air Force. Some will only serve one term and some will serve many. Sometimes an Airmen may decide that they no longer wish to serve on active duty, but would rather serve on a…

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Crossing over: Enlisted to officer

Posted August 7, 2015 by Senior Airman Devante Williams

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Arizona — For 2nd Lieutenant Shaun Chaplain, 56th Comptroller Squadron flight commander, he made the career decision he knew would change his outcome in the Air Force. From Airmen ranks to general officer, the Air Force makes sure Airmen are equipped with the tools they need to lead other Airmen. Before joining the…

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AF phases in employees’ injury, illness comp portal

Posted May 29, 2015 by Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — The Air Force, in conjunction with other Defense Department services, is phasing in the use of the Employees’ Compensation Operations and Management Portal (ECOMP), which is intended to eventually replace the current system used to file injury and illness compensation claims. ECOMP is a free, Web-based portal for…

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Reminder to Airmen: Avoid hemp seed products

Posted April 17, 2015 by Air Force Surgeon General

WASHINGTON D.C.  — Air Force drug testing officials have long warned military members to avoid products that include hemp seed or hemp oil in order to ensure military readiness. In 2013, news reports on the Air Force’s prohibition of a popular yogurt brand spotlighted a regulation, in effect since the late 1990s. Military members were told to…

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Riding for the future of cycling

Posted February 27, 2015 by Dave Smith

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AFNS) — Following a full day of work developing Air Force models, Maj. Ian Holt, the Headquarters Air Force Space Command vault concepts lead, mounts his Felt bicycle and starts pedaling on a three-hour training ride. It’s all part of the regimen prescribed by his coach leading up to the…

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