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T-1A Jayhawk

Posted March 4, 2016 by

The T-1A Jayhawk is a medium-range, twin-engine jet trainer used in the advanced phase of specialized undergraduate pilot training for students selected to fly airlift or tanker aircraft. It is also used to support navigator training for the U.S. Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps and international services. The swept-wing T-1A is a military version of…

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First female F-35 pilot begins training

Posted May 8, 2015 by 1st Lt. Hope Cronin

(U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Marleah Robertson) Lt. Col. Christine Mau, 33rd Operations Group deputy commander, puts on her helmet before taking her first flight in the F-35A on Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., May 5, 2015. Mau, who previously flew F-15E Strike Eagles, made history as the first female F-35 pilot in the program….

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Vietnam War

Posted September 1, 2017 by

The U.S. Air Force was heavily deployed during the Vietnam War. The first bombing raids against North Vietnam occurred in 1964, following the Gulf of Tonkin Incident. In March 1965, a sustained bombing campaign began, code-named Operation Rolling Thunder. This campaign’s purpose was to destroy the will of the North Vietnamese to fight, destroy industrial…

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ANG-AFRC Test Center demonstrates upgraded C-130 engines

Posted October 28, 2016 by Staff Sgt. John Hillier

The Air National Guard Air Force Reserve Command Test Center conducted a demonstration flight showcasing engine upgrades to the C-130H aircraft in Tucson, Ariz., Oct. 20.

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AF opens retraining to second term, career Airmen

Posted July 31, 2017 by Kat Bailey

The Air Force has announced the Noncommissioned Officer Retraining Program for fiscal year 2018 and will update the number of slots available on the retraining advisory on or about Aug. 2, 2017.    Designed to balance and sustain the enlisted force as the Air Force continues to grow, the program allows Airmen on their second…

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Pilot saves six Marines, earns Distinguished Flying Cross with Valor

Posted January 30, 2015 by Senior Airman Grace Lee

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — It was October 2008 in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom. A Marine had been shot twice in the arm, another in the helmet and the Marine Special Operations Team had three of their weapons damaged by fire. They were outnumbered 11 to one and in desperate need of air…

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Around the Air Force: Nov. 6

Posted November 6, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force Chief of Staff of the Air Force, Gen. David Goldfein speaks at the 2017 Thanks USA Supporting our Troops Gala, and the Air Force continues to support recovery efforts in Puerto Rico.

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Assistance Fund campaign kicks off in February

Posted January 16, 2015 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — The annual Air Force Assistance Fund campaign kicks off Feb. 2 at 78 Air Force and joint bases worldwide, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced Jan 12. The campaign, in its 42nd year, will be conducted for six-week periods through May 1, said Bill D’Avanzo, the Air Force voting action…

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WWII History: A Most Honorable Son

Posted May 1, 2015 by Gerald White

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Just days after Pearl Harbor, Shosuke “Sam” Kuroki, a farmer near Hershey, Nebraska, drove his oldest sons Ben and Fred to a recruiting office, first in nearby North Platte where they were turned away, then 150 miles away in Grand Island where they were enlisted. In January 1942, they reported to…

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One man’s power behind the iron

Posted February 16, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — The circumference of his arms test the strength of the fabric of the normally baggy sleeves of his Airman Battle Uniform, which stretches across his chest just far enough to look like a snug fit. It’s easy to see that he’s a large man, and though his uniform may…

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