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A backseat view of combat airstrikes

Posted June 13, 2016 by Capt. Sybil Taunton

SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFNS) — Throughout the month of May, the air coalition has been able to strike lucrative targets including: logistics lines, command and control and Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant financial resources through more than 1,800 strike sorties. “My goal as the air component is to actually put pressure on (ISIL) wherever they…

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Carter announces policy for transgender service members

Posted July 7, 2016 by Office of the Secretary of Defense Press Operations

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced June 30 that transgender individuals will now be able to openly serve in the U.S. armed forces. The new Defense Department policy also establishes a construct by which service members may transition gender while serving, sets standards for medical care and outlines responsibilities for military services and commanders…

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War paint

Posted October 19, 2015 by Josh Plueger

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. (AFNS) — Painted teeth menacingly stretch across a conical canvas of riveted steel, animating the inanimate. Shark-mouthed aircraft taunt enemies with snarling grins. Mobile galleries patrol the skies. Whether a functional designator, reminder of home or a symbol of intimidation, aircrew artists have been tagging the fuselage of aircraft since…

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Need help? Trust your ‘Shirt’

Posted July 31, 2015 by Senior Airman Devante Williams

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Arizona — When young Airmen need help or are looking for guidance, a good place to start is with a senior NCO. Making it into the top 3 percent in the U.S. Air Force is a major accomplishment. Although senior NCOs are the primary people to go, there are a limited number of senior NCOs…

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Civilian Airmen serve their country, deploy with military teammates

Posted May 8, 2015 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Command Information

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — More than two million public employees protect the nation through service in the armed forces, and more than 183,000 of them are Air Force civilian full-time, part-time, term, temp and nonappropriated fund Airmen. Often working behind the scenes in support of their military teammates, civilian Airmen help provide a stable foundation at…

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Draft Supplemental EA open for public review and comment

Posted April 10, 2015 by

The 355th Fighter Wing released the 563rd Rescue Group Personnel Recovery Supplemental Environmental Assessment today for public review and comment. A 30-day comment period follows the release of the document. The comment period will end Monday, May 4, 2015. The draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment (SEA) and draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) evaluates the…

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Resurrection of the Ghost Rider

Posted February 20, 2015 by Master Sgt. Greg Steele

Barksdale Air Force Base, La.  — After almost seven years of slumber, a sleeping giant awakened in the Arizona desert. It prepared to take flight Friday the 13th from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, on a historic journey to resume the mission for which it was created; provide strategic long-range bomber support anywhere in the world, at any…

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A-10s train at White Sands Missile Range

Posted January 9, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey

WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M. — Members of the 354th Fighter Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., the 74th Fighter Squadron, Moody AFB, Ga., and the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Fla., traveled to White Sands Missile Range for training Dec. 3-4. The mission of the 354th and 74th Fighter Squadrons was to upgrade a select…

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High year of tenure extension for 122 specialties

Posted February 5, 2016 by Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Eligible senior airmen, staff sergeants, technical sergeants, and master sergeants in 122 Air Force specialties can apply for a high year of tenure extension and, if approved, will be able to extend between 12 and 24 months past their current HYT. Eligible Airmen who apply for an extension…

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Aircraft on static display throughout the weekend

Posted March 4, 2016 by

A-10C HH-60G HC-130P EC-130H F-16 F-15C AT-38C T-1 T-6 T-38 AC-130W CV-22 C-5 C-17 KC-10 RC-135 MQ-1 MQ-9 KC-135 B-1B S-3 EA-6B F-4 F-35 E-3 L-39 O-2A P-51 AT-6 CJ-6 C-45 T-28C T-28B Waco UPF7 WWI SE-5 German Jungmann Skybolt Bi-plane British Lightning Harrier GR3 Cessna 182 CBP (UH-60, AS-350, Citation 550, C210) TPD/DPS (Jet…

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