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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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Ground-breaking base-wide improvements
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Groundbreaking initiates base-wide improvements

Posted July 7, 2017 by Story and photos by Senior Airman MYA CROSBY

The 355th Communications Squadron recently held a groundbreaking ceremony at Heritage Hangar. The ceremony was in honor of the 355th CS working alongside Consolidated Networks contractors for a base information transport infrastructure upgrade project that would benefit the entire base. “It’s not just a 355th Fighter Wing thing, it’s a D-M thing,” said Capt. Michael…

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AF narrows locations considered for basing new RPA units

Posted September 9, 2016 by

The Air Force has selected candidate bases for a potential new MQ-9 Reaper wing with units at up to two locations. For the first location, the Air Force identified Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz.; Moody AFB, Ga.; Mountain Home AFB, Idaho; Offutt AFB, Neb.; and Shaw AFB, S.C., as candidate bases to potentially host an…

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Don’t throw a fit — get fit

Posted June 26, 2015 by SrA. GRACE LEE

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, ARIZONA — It’s a controversial topic that has been brought up by many Airmen — changing the abdominal circumference standards on the Air Force fitness assessment test. After months of debate, it was decided by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh III that the standards will stay the same….

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MiCARE provides faster care

Posted November 2, 2015 by Kevin M. Hymel

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AFNS) — Capt. Jennifer Varney likes to come to work early. As a family nurse practitioner and family health flight commander at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, she arrives at the base’s Family Health Clinic around 5 a.m. and checks the MiCARE site for any overnight patient emails. If a patient requested…

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Deployed Airmen keep Compass Call flying
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Deployed Airmen keep Compass Call flying

Posted October 21, 2015 by

(U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Bryan Bouchard) U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Adam Luna, a 41st Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Unit aerial repair technician deployed from the 355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., conducts a post operations check on a EC-130H Compass Call aircraft following a mission Oct. 20, 2015, Bagram…

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Air Force rolls out FY 2017 space budget

Posted February 12, 2016 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Air Force leaders met with the media to discuss specifics of the service’s fiscal year 2017 space budget at the Pentagon Feb. 11. Winston A. Beauchamp, the deputy undersecretary of the Air Force for space, and Maj. Gen. Roger Teague, the director of space programs for the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Acquisition,…

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CSAF letter to Airmen

Posted August 12, 2016 by Gen. David L. Goldfein

Fellow Airmen, I am now completing my first month as the 21st Chief of Staff. What an honor to serve with you! Attached is the first in a series of short papers I will share that outlines my thinking in key focus areas. You will find each in our Strategic Master Plan and Air Force…

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AF awards contract for next Air Force One

Posted February 1, 2016 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Boeing Company was awarded a contract Jan. 29 for risk reduction activities for the Presidential Aircraft Recapitalization program, which will field the next Air Force One. This is the first contract the Air Force has awarded for this program. Additional modifications will be made to this contract in the future to…

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Air Force STEM scholarships available to college students

Posted August 19, 2016 by Kat Bailey

Eric Wineman completed both his undergraduate and master’s degrees with no student loan debt and now works for the Air Force as an electronics engineer, courtesy of the Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation Scholarship for Service Program. Part of the National Defense Education Program, SMART was established by the Department of Defense to provide…

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