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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 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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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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Application window opens for Air Force undergraduate flying training

Posted June 23, 2017 by Kat Bailey

Application packages for the next Undergraduate Flying Training selection board are due to the Rated Officer Assignments branch of the Air Force Personnel Center by Nov. 17, 2017.  The board, set for Jan. 22-25, 2018, will consider active-duty officer applicants to attend training as early as spring 2018. Those interested in becoming a pilot, combat…

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Around the Air Force: Aug. 22

Posted August 23, 2017 by

On this look Around the Air Force the new Space Operations Directorate has achieved operating capability, the Pathfinder Initiative protects cyberspace assets, and starting Sept. 1st, 2017, the Express Scripts Tricare pharmacy home delivery program begins.

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42nd ECS sim gets new glass cockpit with view

Posted October 6, 2017 by by Senior Airman ASHLEY STEFFEN

The 42nd Electronic Combat Squadron celebrated a re-opening Sept. 22 of their EC-130H Compass Call flight deck simulator. The upgraded flight simulator features the EC-130Hs new glass cockpit, which allows pilots to keep up with the aviation community and civilian advances. “With this upgrade, we are now capable of flying and navigating safely around the…

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AF saves Airmen time, no more 1st-year evals

Posted February 2, 2018 by

Air Force officials announced in early January, Enlisted Performance Reports are no longer required for regular Air Force Airmen in the grade of airman first class and below with less than 36 months’ time-in-service or Air Reserve component airmen below the grade of senior airman. This policy change supports Air Force senior leaders’ focus on…

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