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Female Airmen gain time to make separation decision when pregnant

Posted May 1, 2017 by Kat Bailey

Female Airmen now have up to 12 months after having a baby to request separation from the service under the Air Force’s new Diversity and Inclusion initiative. This policy change, effective April 26, 2017, gives female Airmen more time to better understand and assess how they can balance a military career and family needs, ensuring…

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Last C-5A Galaxy retires to AMARG

Posted September 11, 2017 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Frankie De. Moore The U.S. Air Force’s last C-5A Galaxy rests before being retired to the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 7, 2017. The C-5A has been in operation for over 44 years and has over 22,500 flight hours and…

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USAF Thunderbird pilot in good medical condition, released from hospital

Posted June 9, 2016 by Lt. Col. Chris B. Hammond

Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada — Maj. Alex Turner, U.S. Air Force Thunderbird #6, is in good medical condition and has recently been released from the hospital. “The cause of the mishap is currently under investigation,” said Brig. Gen. Jeannie Leavitt, 57th Wing Commander. “Major Turner’s ability to steer the aircraft away from any populated areas…

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Victim advocates help in time of need

Posted May 8, 2015 by Senior Airman James Hensley  

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, AZ — Being a victim or survivor of a sexual assault can be a traumatic experience, but there are resources available to help at the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response office. One of the most valuable resources is the victim advocate. “A victim’s advocate is basically a confidant for the survivor and support…

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Standing tall: Amputee Airmen seek to defy odds in therapy sessions

Posted June 22, 2016 by Sean Kimmons

BETHESDA, Md. (AFNS) — After a sprint around an indoor track with her prosthetic running blade, Heather Carter stopped, visibly tired. She smiled and began to sprint another lap. The medically retired senior airman once rounded the bases for the Air Force softball team until a freak accident severely injured her left leg as she raced…

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Around the Air Force

Posted December 30, 2016 by

On this look around the Air Force Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James speaks on the Air Force’s role in transatlantic security at the Atlantic Council Conference in Washington D.C.; and the North American Aerospace Defense Command helps spread holiday cheer by tracking Santa’s journey across the globe.

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Vietnam War

Posted September 1, 2017 by

The U.S. Air Force was heavily deployed during the Vietnam War. The first bombing raids against North Vietnam occurred in 1964, following the Gulf of Tonkin Incident. In March 1965, a sustained bombing campaign began, code-named Operation Rolling Thunder. This campaign’s purpose was to destroy the will of the North Vietnamese to fight, destroy industrial…

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Global War on Terror

Posted September 1, 2017 by

On Sept. 11, 2001, the world changed. Following the attacks, in 2001, the U.S. Air Force was deployed against the Taliban forces in Afghanistan. Operating from Diego Garcia,  Chagos Archipelago, in the Indian Ocean, B-52 Stratofortress and B-1 Lancer bombers attacked Taliban positions. The Air Force deployed daisy cutter bombs, dropped from C-130 Hercules cargo…

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Andrews Airmen enable Obama’s historic Cuba visit

Posted March 21, 2016 by Senior Master Sgt. Kevin Wallace

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. (AFNS) — President Barack Obama touched down in Cuba on the iconic Air Force One on March 20, becoming the first sitting U.S. president to visit the country in nearly 90 years. While world leaders and citizens tuned into national news broadcasts of the visit, the men and women of the…

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Around the Air Force: May 12

Posted May 15, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, the Senate confirms Dr. Heather Wilson to be the next secretary of the Air Force, the Air Force is accepting test pilot applications, and the Air Force Research Lab has developed sensory technology inspired by the fine hairs of crickets and bats.

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