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Hill’s F-35s drop first weapons

Posted February 29, 2016 by Nathan Simmons

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah (AFNS) — Airmen from the 388th and 419th fighter wings dropped laser-guided bombs at the Utah Test and Training Range the week of Feb. 25, marking the first time an F-35 Lightning II combat unit has deployed weapons from the F-35A. Lt. Col. George Watkins, the 34th Fighter Squadron commander, said…

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Powerlifting duo competes, wins big

Posted April 15, 2016 by Senior Airman Megan Friedl

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (AFNS) — (This feature is part of the “Through Airmen’s Eyes” series. These stories focus on individual Airmen, highlighting their Air Force story.) Co-workers occasionally find common interests between them. For two Airmen at Scott Air Force Base that turned into powerlifting competitions. Master Sgt. David Martin, a 375th Communications…

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AF defers promotion

Posted May 24, 2016 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs  

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Air Force has deferred the effective date for promotion and re-enlistment eligibility associated with the Air Force policy to complete enlisted professional military education distance learning courses within 12 months of enrollment until Jan. 1. The six-month deferment allows additional time to validate notification and acknowledgment procedures, as well as ensure test…

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10 Questions on the F-35A Lightning II

Posted June 21, 2016 by Tech. Sgt. Steve Stanley

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — The F-35A is on track to be declared initially operationally capable between August and December 2016. IOC is the first step Air Combat Command will take in bringing the F-35 online as the latest fifth generation multirole fighter. In IOC configuration, the aircraft will be able to penetrate areas with…

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(U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jordyn Fetter)
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Love for the job fuels crew chief’s passion to fix jets

Posted July 18, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Jordyn Fetter

MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan (AFNS) — Instead of the usual roar of F-16 Fighting Falcons preparing for another flight here, a soft, warm breeze skirting across the flightline carried the ound of tools clanking against metal. In the depths of a hangar, an Air Force crew chief worked diligently to solve the most recent maintenance challenge…

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Air Force releases FY17 first-term Airman retraining quotas

Posted August 22, 2016 by Kat Bailey

The Air Force has approved 1,688 fiscal year 2017 retraining quotas in 74 Air Force specialty codes for eligible active duty first-term Airmen. “The First Term Airman Retraining Program allows first-term Airmen, including staff sergeants who are in their first enlistment, to retrain in conjunction with a reenlistment,” said MSgt. Kris Reece, retraining policy and…

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Sayed Pacha School Reopen
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Sayed Pacha School reopens

Posted November 4, 2016 by Army photograph by Sgt. 1st Class Eliodoro Molino

Specialist Myles Williams, 1-41 Delta Company, 2nd IBCT, 4th ID, Tucson, shows children what his weapon optics show at Sayed Pacha School at the reopen in Kandahar, Province, Afghanistan. The school was a high profile attack for the Taliban in December 2015.

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Trump to nominate Heather Wilson as next Air Force Secretary

Posted January 23, 2017 by

President Donald J. Trump intends to nominate Heather Wilson as Secretary of the Air Force, according to a White House press release issued Jan. 23.

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Chris Drzazgowski)
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Heritage aircraft get license to ‘show off’

Posted March 3, 2017 by

(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier) Two U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II’s, a P-38 Lightning and a P-47 Thunderbolt break out of a formation Feb. 12 at the HFTCC. The annual aerial demonstration training event has been held at D-M since 2001. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class…

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Around the Air Force: April 26

Posted April 26, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein awards two Airmen the Air Force Cross and President Donald Trump speaks with astronauts who are onboard the International Space Station.

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