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FSS celebrates Air Force’s 70th Anniversary

Posted September 20, 2017 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore Maj. Erika Chute, 355th Force Support Squadron commander, serves an Airman a special lunch during the Air Force’s 70th Anniversary meal at the Desert Inn Dining Facility at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 18, 2017. The 355th FSS leadership decided to serve Airmen in…

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Technological innovations in the history of the U.S. Air Force

Posted September 19, 2017 by

From the earliest days of flight, airmen strived to set or exceed new altitude, speed, and distance records. The USAF has fostered new technologies resulting in sometimes exponential improvements in these and other areas.

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U.S. Air Force celebrates 70th anniversary

Posted September 19, 2017 by

U.S. military aviation has changed over the years — from bi-planes during World War I to the modern jet fighter aircraft — but one thing remains constant, the motivation and resiliency of U.S. Airmen to protect and defend their home. On Sept. 18, the U.S. Air Force will celebrate its 70th anniversary.

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President, first lady praise Air Force members, families

Posted September 19, 2017 by

Celebrating the 70th birthday of the U.S. Air Force, President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump saluted airmen and their families during their visit Sept. 15 to Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. The official birthday of the Air Force is Sept. 18, 1947. The First Lady opened the event by thanking “the brave…

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70 years of Breaking Barriers

Posted September 19, 2017 by

American Airmen have been breaking barriers for 70 years in air, space and cyberspace, resulting in global vigilance, reach and power. They’ve shown tenacity in Korea’s MiG Alley, endurance in Vietnam’s Rolling Thunder campaign, decisiveness over the skies of Baghdad during Desert Storm and resilience in Iraq and Afghanistan. Airmen are now fully engaged as…

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Last C-5A Galaxy retires to AMARG

Posted September 11, 2017 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Frankie De. Moore The U.S. Air Force’s last C-5A Galaxy rests before being retired to the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 7, 2017. The C-5A has been in operation for over 44 years and has over 22,500 flight hours and…

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AF to implement Second Assignment In-Place Pilot Program

Posted September 8, 2017 by Senior Master Sgt. Allison Day

The Air Force will allow limited fighter aircrew to extend their time at certain assignments in an effort to improve quality of life, quality of service and help retain experienced aviators for longer than 20 years. Beginning Sept. 7, 2017, the Air Force will implement the Second Assignment In-Place Pilot Program for active duty, late-career…

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National Security Act births AF

Posted September 1, 2017 by

With the stroke of a pen, President Harry S. Truman signed the National Security Act of 1947 on Sept. 18, 1947. The Act created the National Military Establishment – later renamed the Department of Defense – and created the U.S. Air Force as a separate branch of the U.S. military. The signing began a three-year…

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World War I and between wars

Posted September 1, 2017 by

In 1917, upon the United States’ entry into World War I, the first major U.S. aviation combat force was created when an Air Service was formed as part of the American Expeditionary Force. Maj. Gen. Mason Patrick commanded the Air Service of the AEF; his deputy was Brig. Gen. Billy Mitchell. These aviation units, some…

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The sky was never the limit

Posted September 1, 2017 by

For more than a century, the U.S. Air Force has defended this country in the air, space and cyberspace through the skill and the bravery of American Airmen. • 1903 – 1911: The dawn of the new century witnessed man take to the air for the first time in a heavier-than-airspace powered aircraft conceived and…

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