EC-130s maintain constant presence in Afghanistan 15 years later
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EC-130s maintain constant presence in Afghanistan 15 years later

Posted February 3, 2017 by Story and photos by Staff Sgt. Katherine Spessa

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan — All around the dimly-lit tent are enduring symbols of a constant presence. A name scrawled across a wooden wall, a lengthy list of deployment dates written underneath, updated year after year. A library stacked with books and games to pass the time. A built-in couch labeled “Snooze Town.” All the things…

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Squadron serves as strong link in OIR supply chain

Posted February 3, 2017 by Story and photos by Senior Airman Andrew Park

AL ASAD AIR BASE, Iraq — Aerial porters from the 870th Air Expeditionary Advisory Squadron worked steadily alongside loadmasters to load and offload aircraft around the flightline of Al Asad AB during a busy January afternoon; as they moved cargo and prepared it for its final destination. This constant loading and offloading of various items…

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Air Force selects 534 for promotion to colonel, lieutenant colonel, major

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JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Air Force has selected 534 active-duty officers for promotion as a result the 2016A Medical and Dental Corps central selection boards for colonel, lieutenant colonel and major. The boards selected 76 lieutenant colonels for promotion to colonel, 159 majors for promotion to lieutenant colonel and 299 captains for…

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Red Flag’s heartbeat: Core unit arrives at Nellis AFB

Posted February 3, 2017 by by Staff Sgt. Natasha Stannard

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nevada — The 1st Fighter Wing’s aircrews and support personnel out of Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, arrived at Nellis Air Force Base Jan.17 and 18, to participate in Red Flag 17-1, as the exercise’s core unit. Red Flag, a three-week combat training exercise involving U.S. and allied forces’ air, space and…

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Online shopping benefit available Nov.

Posted February 3, 2017 by

DALLAS – After four years of coordination with the Defense Departments, Army and Air Force as well as several other federal agencies, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service will welcome home approximately 15 million veterans on Nov. 11. “AAFES is honored to offer this well-deserved benefit to those who raised their right hands, took…

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People First

Posted February 3, 2017 by

Editor’s Note: The following is compiled from information from the Air Force Personnel Center, TRICARE, 355th Force Support Squadron, Airman and Family Readiness Flight, Veterans Affairs, the civilian personnel office and armed forces news services. For the complete story, go to the web address listed at the end of the story. AF faces fighter pilot…

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355th FW deploys

Posted February 3, 2017 by

U.S. Airmen from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., load equipment and supplies onto a C-17 Globemaster III Jan. 5 in preparation for a deployment from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. Airmen from the 355th Fighter Wing deployed to Turkey in support of Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve, a multinational effort to weaken and destroy the…

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Blended Retirement System Opt-In training now available to all Airmen

Posted February 1, 2017 by Kat Bailey

The Defense Department will implement the new Blended Retirement System in less than a year. While no one needs to make a decision until Jan. 1, 2018, all Airmen should take advantage of training and informational resources to research their options during 2017. Airmen eligible for the new BRS will begin receiving email notifications in…

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Around the Air Force: Feb. 1

Posted February 1, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, a $2.1 billion contract is approved for the third Low Rate Initial Production lot of KC-46A Pegasus tankers, the military deputy of the assistant secretary of Air Force acquisition talks tech, and a repair network enhancement program has saved over $5 million.

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Air Force buys next lot of Pegasus tankers

Posted January 30, 2017 by

The Air Force has awarded a $2.1 billion contract to Boeing for the third Low Rate Initial Production lot of KC-46A Pegasus tankers.

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