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Love for the job fuels crew chief’s passion to fix jets

Posted July 18, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Jordyn Fetter

MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan (AFNS) — Instead of the usual roar of F-16 Fighting Falcons preparing for another flight here, a soft, warm breeze skirting across the flightline carried the ound of tools clanking against metal. In the depths of a hangar, an Air Force crew chief worked diligently to solve the most recent maintenance challenge…

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Air Force releases FY17 first-term Airman retraining quotas

Posted August 22, 2016 by Kat Bailey

The Air Force has approved 1,688 fiscal year 2017 retraining quotas in 74 Air Force specialty codes for eligible active duty first-term Airmen. “The First Term Airman Retraining Program allows first-term Airmen, including staff sergeants who are in their first enlistment, to retrain in conjunction with a reenlistment,” said MSgt. Kris Reece, retraining policy and…

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Sayed Pacha School Reopen
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Sayed Pacha School reopens

Posted November 4, 2016 by Army photograph by Sgt. 1st Class Eliodoro Molino

Specialist Myles Williams, 1-41 Delta Company, 2nd IBCT, 4th ID, Tucson, shows children what his weapon optics show at Sayed Pacha School at the reopen in Kandahar, Province, Afghanistan. The school was a high profile attack for the Taliban in December 2015.

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Trump to nominate Heather Wilson as next Air Force Secretary

Posted January 23, 2017 by

President Donald J. Trump intends to nominate Heather Wilson as Secretary of the Air Force, according to a White House press release issued Jan. 23.

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Special tactics Airmen killed in hostile incident

Posted September 3, 2015 by 24th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs

HURBURT FIELD, Fla. (AFNS) — Two special tactics Airmen, who were deployed in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, were killed near Camp Antonik, Afghanistan, Aug. 26. Capt. Matthew D. Roland, 27, and Staff Sgt. Forrest B. Sibley, 31, were at a vehicle checkpoint when two individuals wearing Afghan National Defense and Security Forces uniforms opened…

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AF releases vision for development of autonomous systems

Posted June 26, 2015 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Air Force released a vision document June 22 written by its former chief scientist which helps define a path to increased and effective autonomy. Autonomous Horizons, authored by Dr. Mica Endsley, provides direction and guidance on the opportunities and challenges in the development of autonomous systems for Air Force operations, and…

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AF celebrates Earth Day by focusing on mission today, tomorrow

Posted April 24, 2015 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Air Force leaders reminded Airmen to keep the mission in mind as the Air Force observed the 45th annual Earth Day April 22. The service has encouraged Airmen around the globe to focus on recycling efforts this year, in line with its 2015 theme, “Conserve Today – Secure Tomorrow.” “Air Force bases…

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New Weather Wing to fall under 12 AF

Posted March 20, 2015 by Ryan Hansen

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. — The Air Force Weather Agency will be officially re-designated as the 557th Weather Wing. The change comes as a result of an Air Force organization management headquarters review announced last fall that reorganized the structure and processes for a number of units. “We have been working on this hard since the…

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Maintaining the technological edge

Posted February 6, 2015 by Ed Gulick

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Larry O. Spencer urged members of the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) to help the service maintain their technological edge at their winter board meeting Jan. 27. “We need your help,” Spencer said. “We need the expertise you provide because it is really critical….

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Childhood adversity tests Airman’s resilience

Posted January 14, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev.  — The alarm rings. Yelling is heard from the nearby hallway. As footsteps get closer, Vickie Tippitt knows she is in a world of trouble. Her grandmother bursts through the door. With a rope in hand, Tippitt feels the wrath of child abuse come down on her by her own flesh and…

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