Deployed Airmen keep Compass Call flying
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Deployed Airmen keep Compass Call flying

Posted October 21, 2015 by

(U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Bryan Bouchard) U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Adam Luna, a 41st Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Unit aerial repair technician deployed from the 355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., conducts a post operations check on a EC-130H Compass Call aircraft following a mission Oct. 20, 2015, Bagram…

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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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Air Force sets weight restrictions for F-35 pilots

Posted October 19, 2015 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Command Information

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — — Air Force leaders recently made a decision to restrict pilots weighing less than 136 pounds from flying the F-35A Lightning II due to safety concerns about the ejection seat in a portion of the flight envelope. The manufacturer of the seat has been conducting tests to ensure the escape system works…

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On/off duty — we are Airmen 24/7

Posted October 14, 2015 by Commentary by Staff Sgt. Darlene Seltmann

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev.  — My job as a public affairs professional consists specifically of communicating with the public to gain support for our Air Force personnel, resources and missions. Although my job’s primary purpose is to strengthen the bonds between the Air Force and the public to promote public understanding and support of the Air…

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Cyberbullying: What can parents do?

Posted October 13, 2015 by Senior Airman Sarah Hall-Kirchner

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (AFNS) — According to the Pew Research Center, in 2000, about half of adults in the U.S. were online and only 3 percent of American households were using broadband for internet access at home. That number increased and in 2014, Pew reported that 87 percent of American adults use the…

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Aerospace Control Alert Detachment always ready for action

Posted October 13, 2015 by from the 162nd Wing Public Affairs Office

Tucson, Ariz. — The Aerospace Control Alert Detachment at the 162nd Wing in Tucson, Arizona,  maintains the ability to quickly scramble in response to airborne threats in the Southwest United States, as well as proactively defend large gatherings and high profile events. The detachment is geographically separated from the 162nd Wing headquarters, and is instead located at…

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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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357th FS, 22nd STS team up for austere landings

Posted October 13, 2015 by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Four A-10C Thunderbolt II pilots from the 357th Fighter Squadron flew to the National Training Center range at Fort Irwin, California to conduct austere landing training, Sept. 22, while the unit was participating in Green Flag-West 15-10. The training involved the landing of A-10s on the unimproved surface of Bicycle Lake Army Airfield’s…

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357th FS trains at Green Flag-West

Posted October 13, 2015 by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — More than 100 Airmen and eight A-10 Thunderbolt IIs from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, arrived at Nellis AFB to participate in Green Flag-West 15-10 from Sept. 13-25. Green Flag-West is an advanced, realistic, and relevant air-to-surface training exercise, preparing joint and coalition warfighters to meet combatant commander requirements across air,…

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162nd Airmen participate in first response course

Posted October 13, 2015 by Senior Airman Jackson Hurd 

TUCSON, Ariz. — Members of the Arizona Air National Guard partnered with other agencies for the Counter-CBRN All-Hazard Management Response (CAMR) course and full-scale exercise August 24- 27. The course is designed to provide Airmen with the ability to respond quickly and effectively to a WMD/CBRN attack on or off an installation. During the four-day training instructors…

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