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Goldfein nominated as 21st CSAF

Posted April 27, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Alyssa C. Gibson

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced April 26 that the president has nominated Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein to be the 21st chief of staff of the Air Force, succeeding Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, who has served in the position since 2012. “I’m extremely humbled by the…

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New AF development planning effort key to third offset

Posted April 21, 2016 by Derek Kaufman

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFNS) — In 2030 and beyond, the Air Force will achieve air superiority with a networked family of capabilities that may include legacy systems like the F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning II, new concepts such as manned/unmanned teaming, and advanced weapons including lasers, hypersonic munitions, or cyber capabilities. To help…

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AF introduces Air Superiority 2030 study

Posted April 19, 2016 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Air Force introduced the results of a yearlong study focused on developing capability options to ensure joint force air superiority in 2030 and beyond during an Air Force Association breakfast April 7 in Arlington, Virginia. According to Lt. Gen. Mike Holmes, the Air Force deputy chief of staff for strategic plans…

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633 mph — nothing to mach

Posted April 18, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Randahl J. Jenson

HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. — “Ten, nine, eight, seven, six…” A steady voice reads through a crackling radio atop a roughly hewn 2×4 wooden shelf, adding lumber to the smells of coffee and aftershave inside the enclosed trailer. Red LED numbers attached to the radio flash their faint light as they drop toward zero….

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Security experts build relationships through exchange

Posted April 18, 2016 by 2nd Lt. Lacey Roberts

TUCSON, Ariz. — Security experts from the Arizona Air National Guard’s 162nd Wing located at the Tucson International Airport teamed up with 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern), Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Explosive Ordinance Disposal, AF Office of Special Investigations and local agencies to participate in a Subject Matter Expert Exchange with partner nation counterparts. The five-day…

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Powerlifting duo competes, wins big

Posted April 15, 2016 by Senior Airman Megan Friedl

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (AFNS) — (This feature is part of the “Through Airmen’s Eyes” series. These stories focus on individual Airmen, highlighting their Air Force story.) Co-workers occasionally find common interests between them. For two Airmen at Scott Air Force Base that turned into powerlifting competitions. Master Sgt. David Martin, a 375th Communications…

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AF New Parent Support Program helps families care for infants, toddlers

Posted April 15, 2016 by Prerana Korpe

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AFNS) — Vital to children’s health is development, which occurs in the early years from birth to age 3. As newborns grow into infants and infants become toddlers, they go through a series of developmental milestones such as first words, first steps and skills to wave “hello” or “goodbye.” The needs of…

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AF names candidate bases, criteria for choosing next F-35A sites: D-M tops the list

Posted April 14, 2016 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Air Force officials announced April 12 that Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona; Homestead Air Reserve Base, Florida; Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas; and Whiteman AFB, Missouri, are candidate bases for the first Reserve-led F-35A Lightning II location. The preferred and reasonable alternatives are expected to be selected in…

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SERE: Water survival – preparing Airmen for the sea

Posted April 13, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Sean Campbell

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. — Everything instantly goes dark as a fuselage rises into the air. Winds stir and the water below begins to churn. Strobe lights begin to flash and sounds of simulated gunfire and thunder fill the already chaotic room. As soon as the fuselage is up in the air, it’s back…

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AF Service Activity promotes undead summer bowling league

Posted April 13, 2016 by Steve Warns

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas (AFNS) — The theme of the Air Force Services Activity’s summer bowling league will be based on AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” a popular TV series that revolves around life after a zombie apocalypse. “We have created a fun, healthy and competitive activity for our Airmen that provides positive social interaction,”…

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