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Crew chief pre-flight checks

Posted June 29, 2016 by 355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

The 355th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron generates all combat and training sorties in the 355th Fighter Wing and manages the efforts of 500 Airmen in 10 specialties maintaining A-10C attack aircraft. The squadron provides safe and properly configured aircraft in order to meet mission requirements for three squadrons. The 355th AMXS also develops and executes scheduled…

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(U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Ryan Callaghan)
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First-female amputee to return to cockpit

Posted July 25, 2016 by Senior Airman Ceaira

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. –After an above-the-knee amputation, one HC-130J pilot solidified her place in history as the sixth amputee and the first-female amputee to return to the cockpit July 22. Following nearly 15 months of rehabilitation, learning to walk, run and fly again, U.S. Air Force Capt. Christy Wise, 71st Rescue Squadron HC-130J…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Nathan H. Barbour
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923rd AMXS Airmen keep wrenches turning around the clock

Posted September 2, 2016 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Nathan H. Barbour Staff Sgt. Gage, 923rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, performs maintenance on an HH-60G Pave Hawk at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Aug. 23, 2016. The 923rd AMXS maintains, services and inspects HC-130J Hercules and HH-60 aircraft. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Nathan H. Barbour…

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Around the Air Force: Nov. 18

Posted November 18, 2016 by

On this look around the Air Force the next chief master sergeant of the Air Force is announced by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein, Airmen work together with their Japanese counterparts in Keen Sword 2017, and the current policy for Air Force records management requires records custodians to complete final tasks…

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NCO retraining application window open through Oct. 9

Posted October 13, 2015 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Eligible NCOs have through Oct. 9 to apply for retraining under Phase I of the fiscal year 2016 NCO Retraining Program, implemented Aug. 31. The two-phase program is used to balance and sustain the enlisted force, said Master Sgt. Christine Ward, the Air Force Personnel Center Enlisted Skills…

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Lockheed Martin Hybrid Airship certification plan approved

Posted November 17, 2015 by

Palmdale, Calif. – The Federal Aviation Administration (Seattle Aircraft Certification Office) recently approved Lockheed Martin’s (NYSE: LMT) project specific certification plan for the Hybrid Airship. Given that Hybrid Airships did not fit within existing FAA regulations, the team worked to create a new set of criteria allowing non rigid hybrid airships to safely operate in a…

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Air Force moves to bring about RPA mission relief

Posted May 29, 2015 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

The Air Force is pursuing a range of options that will, in combination with a reset in the number of sustainable combat air patrols, help alleviate long-term stress on Remotely Piloted Aircraft crews. Initial efforts were announced by the Air Force Secretary and Chief of Staff earlier this year; new initiatives include incentive pay increases…

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(U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Deana Heitzman)
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Challenge coins: A tradition of excellence

Posted April 17, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Deana Heitzman

AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy (AFNS) — Throughout the time we spend in the military, we collect many things. Whether they are mementos, awards or habits, such items are kept to remember those special moments we never wish to forget. Challenge coins are an example of these memories, as they are a form of recognition of…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Frank Casciotta)
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New Airmen get their bearings

Posted February 27, 2015 by Senior Airman Frank Casciotta

VANCE AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — New Airmen go through a whirlwind of activities during the transformation of civilian to active duty Airman, which can be a confusing process. Lucky for new Airmen, there’s the First Term Airmen Center to catch them when they land at their first duty station. FTAC is a five-day program…

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Some temp, seasonal, interim workers eligible for health benefits

Posted January 30, 2015 by Janis El Shabazz

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Some temporary, seasonal and intermittent employees are now eligible for coverage under the Federal Employees Health Benefits program (FEHB), said Office of Personnel Management officials. Temporary, seasonal or intermittent employees who anticipate working 130 or more hours per month for 90 consecutive days are now eligible to receive the same…

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