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Gone but not forgotten: Wreaths honor those who gave all

Posted December 15, 2015 by Sean Kimmons

ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) — Once Susan Zerbe learned that a CH-47 Chinook helicopter had been shot down in Afghanistan, killing all 30 U.S. troops on board, she knew her son was one of them. “I heard it on the news that morning and I just knew he was on there,” she said of her son,…

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Air Combat Command charts path for remote aircrews, units

Posted December 15, 2015 by Headquarters Air Combat Command Public Affairs

JOINT BASE LANGLEY- EUSTIS, Va.  — Air Combat Command officials announced the results of their study into the Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) community in an attempt to normalize operations and ensure long-term mission success. Initial recommendations from the command’s ongoing Culture and Process Improvement Program (CPIP) were derived from nearly 2,500 inputs from Airmen across the RPA…

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All Air Force occupations open to women

Posted December 15, 2015 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Command Information

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced all occupations in the U.S. military will be open to men and women alike during a press conference Dec. 3. The announcement came after a thorough review of findings from the last three years of studies, and the subsequent recommendation of service secretaries and the chairman of…

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Remembering Pearl Harbor: A ‘body blow’ to America

Posted December 10, 2015 by Sean Kimmons

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — When the first bombs exploded on a nearby airfield, marking the start of the Japanese sneak attack on the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, Edward Davis and others scrambled from a chow hall. The 94-year-old Army veteran said he and other Soldiers were having breakfast at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, when Japanese aircraft…

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US, Australia, Japan launch Operation Christmas Drop

Posted December 10, 2015 by Senior Airman Cierra Presentado

ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam (AFNS) — With the holiday season now in full swing, C-130 Hercules aircrews and support personnel from Japan Air Self-Defense Force, Royal Australian Air Force and the 374th Airlift Wing at Yokota Air Base, Japan, began spreading cheer and joy while practicing critical humanitarian aid/disaster relief (HA/DR) training by delivering…

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From Nigerian Prince to American Airman

Posted December 1, 2015 by Air Force Staff Sgt. Samantha Krolikowski

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE — Since he was nine years old, Air Force Airman 1st Class Adeola Adeboyejo, an outbound assignment technician with the 92nd Force Support Squadron, has been working toward his dream of becoming a pilot. Adeboyejo grew up in Nigeria and had a seemingly normal upbringing, despite being born into royalty. “My dad…

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Put safety first during the holiday season

Posted December 1, 2015 by Senior Airman Grace Lee

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — The holiday season is known for being a time of giving and cheer, but it can also be one of the most dangerous times of year if the proper safety precautions aren’t taken. “Each year there are approximately 350 driving fatalities during Christmas and 350 driving fatalities on New Year’s Day,”…

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AF releases Form 910, implements forced distribution

Posted November 30, 2015 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — The revised Air Force Form 910, Enlisted Performance Report (airman basic through technical sergeant); and interim change 3 to Air Force Instruction 36-2406, “Officer and Enlisted Evaluation Systems,” have been published on the Air Force e-Publishing website. The interim change codifies forced distribution of promotion recommendations for technical…

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AF chief scientist testifies before Congress on autonomy in future defense systems

Posted November 30, 2015 by Senior Airman Hailey Haux

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The chief scientist of the Air Force testified before the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities on Capitol Hill Nov. 19. During his testimony, Greg L. Zacharias spoke of the Air Force’s vision for autonomy in future defense systems and the goal to have effective teams of humans and…

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Airman represents Air Force through special duties

Posted November 25, 2015 by Senior Airman Breonna Veal

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va.  — He stands in front of a seated audience. Much like a spotlight, all eyes are on him as he waits for the music to start. But this isn’t the typical routine for Air Combat Command Heritage of America Band vocalist, Tech. Sgt. Richard Vasquez, Jr. As he firmly grips the Air Force…

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