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Northrop Grumman surpasses $1 billion subcontracted to small businesses

Posted July 13, 2016 by

FALLS CHURCH, Va., — Northrop Grumman Corporation has exceeded $1 billion subcontracted to small businesses under the U.S. Missile Defense Agency’s Joint National Integration Center Research and Development Contract (JRDC). The company celebrated the milestone with two events last month – in Huntsville, Alabama and Colorado Springs, Colorado – as small businesses in those two…

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59th MDW brings normalcy to wounded patients

Posted July 13, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Kevin Iinuma

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas (AFNS) — Most people may have no idea what “maxillofacial” means, but to wounded warriors with traumatic injuries the word inspires hope. Disfigured by circumstances while abroad or at home, maxillofacial prosthodontics gives wounded warriors and civilians a chance at living a normal life. “The specialty improves quality of life by…

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Carter announces 560 US troops to deploy to Iraq

Posted July 12, 2016 by Department of Defense Press Operations

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Secretary of Defense Ash Carter met with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and other Iraqi leaders in Baghdad on July 11. He commended them for the recent progress in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, including the capture of a strategic airfield near the town of Qayyarah that…

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Battlefield Airmen use science to beat the heat

Posted July 11, 2016 by Kim Bowden

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFNS) — Of all the threats facing battlefield Airmen and other special operations forces, heat doesn’t typically come to mind; however, heat-related illness is a critical factor for personnel operating in extreme temperatures. Dr. Reginald O’Hara and his exercise physiology research team at the U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine,…

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Ask a Badwater finisher…if you can find one

Posted July 11, 2016 by Paul Holcomb

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah  — Ever wonder what it might be like to run more than 100 miles? If so, ever consider adding 100-degree heat and more than 14,000 feet in cumulative elevation gain? An Airman will find out in July. Capt. Jared Struck, an aircraft maintenance officer with the Ogden Air Logistics Complex, is training…

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Nominations for first Air Force enlisted RPA pilots being accepted

Posted July 9, 2016 by Kat Bailey

The Air Force is accepting nominations to fill its first class of enlisted remotely piloted aircraft pilots as part of a deliberate approach to enhance the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance mission. The first enlisted RPA pilot selection board will convene at the Air Force Personnel Center, Jan. 23-26, 2017, with application packages due to AFPC…

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Goldfein swears in as 21st CSAF

Posted July 9, 2016 by SSgt. Alyssa C. Gibson

Gen. David L. Goldfein was sworn in as the Air Force’s 21st chief of staff by Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James during a ceremony at the Pentagon July 1, 2016.

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Around the Air Force: July 6

Posted July 9, 2016 by

In this look around the Air Force, an F-35A Lightning II makes a trans-Atlantic flight, an Airman runs 694 miles for post-traumatic stress disorder awareness, and the Minnesota Air National Guard deploys to South Korea.

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Face of Defense: Airman’s art provides therapy, explores ancestry

Posted July 8, 2016 by Nick DeCicco

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., July 06, 2016 — Air Force Master Sgt. Bahiya Wilder, the 60th Operations Support Squadron’s aircrew flight equipment quality assurance flight chief here, paints many canvasses with her creativity. Her artistic side has inspired her 15-year military career as well as two paintings on display at the Solano Town Center Mall in…

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Carter announces policy for transgender service members

Posted July 7, 2016 by Office of the Secretary of Defense Press Operations

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced June 30 that transgender individuals will now be able to openly serve in the U.S. armed forces. The new Defense Department policy also establishes a construct by which service members may transition gender while serving, sets standards for medical care and outlines responsibilities for military services and commanders…

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