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42nd ECS sim gets new glass cockpit with view

Posted October 6, 2017 by by Senior Airman ASHLEY STEFFEN

The 42nd Electronic Combat Squadron celebrated a re-opening Sept. 22 of their EC-130H Compass Call flight deck simulator. The upgraded flight simulator features the EC-130Hs new glass cockpit, which allows pilots to keep up with the aviation community and civilian advances. “With this upgrade, we are now capable of flying and navigating safely around the…

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Chairman tells senate erosion of military must stop

Posted October 6, 2017 by by JIM GARAMONE

WASHINGTON ­— The erosion of American military capabilities is real and must be halted, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told the Senate Armed Services Committee Sept. 26. Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford asked members of the committee to provide adequate, stable budgets so that the Defense Department can fight today’s battles, and…

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15th SOS evacuates med students after hurricane

Posted October 6, 2017 by by Tech. Sgt. Shawn Nickel

BARBADOS  —  Aircrew members with the 15th Special Operations Squadron deployed from Hurlburt Field, Florida, evacuated 19 medical students from the island of Dominica Sept. 23, 2017, after it was devastated by Hurricane Maria. The Air Commandos flew through the night after being tasked on short notice, then volunteered again to rush to the aid…

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MSgts to use 2015 promotion study guide for testing

Posted October 6, 2017 by by Master Sgt. JOSHUA STRANG

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas ­— Master sergeants testing for promotion in the 18E8 promotion cycle will use the 2015 versions of Air Force Handbook 1 and professional development guide as study reference material, effective immediately. The new study material to be released this year will not be available in time to allow members to…

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165th Airlift Wing keeps disaster relief moving

Posted October 6, 2017 by Story and photo by Master Sgt. MIKE SMITH

SAVANNAH AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Ga. — Air National Guard Airmen with the 165th Air Terminal Operations Center at Savannah Air National Guard Base operated around the clock recently to send disaster relief to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The group of more than 16 Airmen began handling air cargo out of Savannah…

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Evolution of adaptive sports improves experience

Posted October 6, 2017 by by Staff Sgt. ALEXX PONS

TORONTO — With the event coming to a close, thousands around the world turned their attention toward the 2017 Invictus Games, witnessing feats of incredible talent and hearing truly inspiring stories from world-class athletes. The Invictus Games, established by Prince Harry of Wales in 2014, brought together wounded and injured military members and veterans from…

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CV sees every day as his best

Posted October 6, 2017 by by Tech. Sgt. JARAD DENTON

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. — The colonel leaned back in his seat, pausing for just a moment as he scanned his memory. “Not really,” he said, recounting if the Air Force had always been a goal. “It was kind of tradition in the family – to serve. It was something the family did. I…

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Around the Air Force: Oct. 4

Posted October 4, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force Airmen deliver supplies and a generator to support hurricane relief efforts, Air Education and Training Command will redesign how Airmen are trained, and the Air Force Association president, retired General Spencer, speaks on the partnership of industry and the Air Force.

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309th AMARG the first FAA Military Repair Station in AFSC

Posted October 2, 2017 by

When a severe hailstorm swept through Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, in February 2016, it left behind 39 severely hail-damaged, Air Force T-1A “Jayhawk” trainer aircraft.

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Around the Air Force: Sept. 26

Posted September 29, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, the Air Force Chief of Staff talks about the future of the Air Force and Airmen deliver much needed supplies to Mexico.

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