(U.S. Air Force photo by Timothy Boyer)
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Flyovers: Sight, sound of freedom

Posted February 20, 2015 by Airman Pedro Mota

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — They are breathtaking, flawless and can cause the viewer to have goosebumps. They look easy, but, according to those who perform them, flyovers take training, skill and precise decisions to execute. The most recent flown in the area was the Super Bowl flyover, where the Thunderbirds, officially known as…

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Tech Sgt. Diana Scaramouche, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern)
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The voice of the Enlisted Force

Posted January 16, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Adam Grant

She is the voice of the 65,000 Airmen assigned to 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern). A typical day in her life consists of managing organization email boxes, coordinating lodging and travel, examining enlisted performance reports, decorations and all things that involve the enlisted force. To some this may seem overwhelming, but to her it’s…

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Please try to write back

Posted January 29, 2016 by Mike Raynor

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. (AFNS) — Bringing a little holiday cheer to an unknown service member was all an 8-year-old boy was trying to do 25 years ago. A single letter united a pair of Air Force veterans, and the handwritten greeting made its way back to its author — now an Air Force major —…

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A long, long time in the air
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A-10C Thunderbolt II

Posted March 4, 2016 by

The A-10 Thunderbolt II has excellent maneuverability at low air speeds and altitude, and is a highly accurate and survivable weapons-delivery platform. The aircraft can loiter near battle areas for extended periods of time and operate in low ceiling and visibility conditions. The wide combat radius and short takeoff and landing capability permit operations in…

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Analyzing failure, realizing success

Posted April 1, 2016 by Col. Ryan Samuelson

AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar (AFNS) — “We have an issue. I’ll call him in and figure out why he failed to…” said the supervisor who walked into my office that sunny day. “Stop,” I said, “find out the facts, let me see the outcome of the mistake, and let me see if I own…

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AF Ranger instructors prep Airmen for rigorous course

Posted May 12, 2016 by Army Staff Sgt. Corey Baltos

FORT BLISS, Texas (AFNS) — “If you don’t care about the man to the left or right of you, get back on the bus and go home,” shouted Air Force Master Sgt. Gabe Rodriguez, as he watched 24 pre-Ranger candidates struggle to low-crawl up a sandy hill in the New Mexico desert April 20. Rodriguez…

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No limits: Airman pushes past near death experience

Posted June 14, 2016 by Sean Kimmons

BETHESDA, Md. (AFNS) — Staff Sgt. Sebastiana Lopez Arellano was riding a motorcycle when an animal scurried onto the road, causing her to swerve and hit a curb. As she high-sided over her bike, the momentum catapulted her body into a tree. The impact severed her right leg. “I thought I was going to die,” the…

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Ask a Badwater finisher…if you can find one

Posted July 11, 2016 by Paul Holcomb

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah  — Ever wonder what it might be like to run more than 100 miles? If so, ever consider adding 100-degree heat and more than 14,000 feet in cumulative elevation gain? An Airman will find out in July. Capt. Jared Struck, an aircraft maintenance officer with the Ogden Air Logistics Complex, is training…

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AFPC launches new website

Posted August 12, 2016 by SSgt. Alexx Pons

The Air Force Personnel Center officially unveiled the newest version of its public website, http://www.afpc.af.mil, Aug. 11.   The site contains personnel news and information for current and former Airmen and civilians.  Air Force fitness policy and the dress and appearance pages are the most popular pages, followed by links to Air Force Civilian Services information….

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Competitive career opportunities exist via officer crossflow program

Posted October 7, 2016 by by Kat Bailey

One of today’s opportunities for officers to broaden career options comes from the nonrated line officer crossflow program, which currently has openings for officers on active duty in certain career fields to volunteer for retraining into undermanned career fields. The program is designed to optimize the officer inventory and reduce risk in several key mission…

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