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355th Security Forces Squadron armory

Posted January 30, 2015 by

Senior Airman Deiron Armstead, 355th Security Forces Squadron arms room attendant, issues Staff Sgt. Tyler Rivas, 355th SFS NCO in charge of armory operations, a weapon at the armory at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. Defenders who work flight line security, entry control, and patrol are issued weapons every day before their shift and return the…

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The Ghost over the highway: Reservists renew bond with Desert Storm AC-130A gunship

Posted January 15, 2016 by Paul H. Larson

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — More than 20 years after two Air Force Reserve Command leaders flew into combat together over the “Highway of Death” in Iraq, they were reunited with the aircraft that took them on the mission. Maj. Gen. Richard S. “Beef” Haddad and Col. Randal L. Bright boarded the AC-130A gunship — No. 55-0014…

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T-6A Texan II

Posted March 4, 2016 by

The T-6A Texan II is a single-engine, two-seat primary trainer designed to train Joint Primary Pilot Training, or JPPT, students in basic flying skills common to U.S. Air Force and Navy pilots. Produced by Raytheon Aircraft, the T-6A Texan II is a military trainer version of Raytheon’s Beech/Pilatus PC-9 Mk II. Stepped-tandem seating in the…

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Take time to explain “why”

Posted March 17, 2016 by Col. Todd L. Osgood

AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar — The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Air Force, the Department of Defense or the U.S. Government. Good communication is a key element of successful organizations. As leaders, managers, or supervisors, we’re sometimes…

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Female Air Force officer looks to take on Marine martial arts course

Posted May 5, 2016 by Senior Airman Jaeda Tookes

MALMSTROM AIR FORCE BASE, Mont. (AFNS) — First Lt. Elizabeth Guidara, a 12th Missile Squadron missile combat crew commander at Malmstrom Air Force Base, is training to become the first Air Force female officer to go through the Marine Corps Martial Arts Center of Excellence. “Once I finish the course, I will be a certified…

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Pet health certificates: Essential for international PCS travel

Posted June 7, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev.—With permanently changing stations already being a complex procedure for individuals, any way to simplify it is always welcomed by service members. When PCSing is already stacked with getting all the correct documents and information together before a move, the last thing on Service members minds are acquiring the necessary documents for bringing pets overseas….

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A-10 pilot establishes milestone at USAFWS

Posted June 30, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev.- The briefer approached the podium, prepared to lay out the day’s mission plan, turned to the fighter pilots, and opened the briefing with three simple words of greeting: “’Gentlemen . . . and ma’am.’” For Capt. Jessica Wyble, 66th Weapons Squadron A-10 Thunderbolt II pilot, the last word leaving the briefer’s mouth…

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Case lot, ‘Back to School’ August promotions yield savings for commissary patrons

Posted July 28, 2016 by

August means “Back to School” savings at commissaries around the world and the return of the popular Customer Appreciation Case Lot Sales in the states. The commissary at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., will conduct a Case Lot Sale Sept. 15-18. “The lineup of promotions for August gives our customers plenty of reasons to shop…

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2016 promotion cycle study reference CDCs now available online

Posted October 13, 2015 by Air Education and Training Command Public Affairs

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The 2016 promotion cycle Weighted Airman Promotion System (WAPS) study reference Career Development Courses (CDCs) are now available on the WAPS Online Reference Library Database (eWORLD). During the 2015 cycle, 257 promotion tests were administered in support of WAPS and the United States Air Force Senior Noncommissioned Officer Promotion…

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The wait is over…E-3 Block 40/45 deploys to combat theater

Posted November 19, 2015 by Darren D. Heusel

TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — The long-awaited, highly anticipated deployment of the E-3 “Sentry” Airborne Warning and Control System Block 40/45 aircraft is finally over, with the arrival of the first upgraded weapon system to a combat theater of operations. The first E-3G arrived in Southwest Asia Nov. 18, marking the deployment of the most comprehensive…

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