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CHIEFchat: Cody addresses new EPR form, Course 15

Posted August 7, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Chris Gross

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) — Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody addressed several topics during his latest CHIEFchat, including the new enlisted performance report and Course 15, at the Defense Media Activity here. Cody said Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III handed off the task…

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SERE: Water survival – preparing Airmen for the sea

Posted April 13, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Sean Campbell

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. — Everything instantly goes dark as a fuselage rises into the air. Winds stir and the water below begins to churn. Strobe lights begin to flash and sounds of simulated gunfire and thunder fill the already chaotic room. As soon as the fuselage is up in the air, it’s back…

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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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Air Force major to be recognized at 2016 BET Awards

Posted June 29, 2016 by Maricris Moore

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Maj. Kenyatta Ruffin, an instructor pilot with the 469th Flying Training Squadron at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, will be recognized during the Shine a Light segment of the 2016 BET Awards to air live, June 26 at 8 p.m. PST/7 CST. Through Shine a Light, BET recognizes individuals…

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Crew chief pre-flight checks

Posted June 29, 2016 by 355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

The 355th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron generates all combat and training sorties in the 355th Fighter Wing and manages the efforts of 500 Airmen in 10 specialties maintaining A-10C attack aircraft. The squadron provides safe and properly configured aircraft in order to meet mission requirements for three squadrons. The 355th AMXS also develops and executes scheduled…

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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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The end of an era signals new beginnings for security forces

Posted January 9, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Barclay

SILVER FLAG ALPHA, Nevada  — Ninety-five security forces Airmen from around the country attended the 99th Ground Combat Training Squadron’s last Base Security Operations course at the Silver Flag Alpha Range Complex outside of Las Vegas Dec. 6-20, 2014. The Airmen not only received critical pre-deployment skills during their course, but they unknowingly became part of…

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JBLE Airman overcomes defeat, pays it forward

Posted April 6, 2018 by Story and photo by Airman 1st Class MONICA ROYBAL

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — As he drove home on an overcast winter’s day, a flood of critical thoughts fueled feelings of defeat that consumed every moment since the blow horn was pressed to signal, “I quit.” Staff Sgt. Michael Svoleantopoulos, 497th Operations Support Squadron weapons tactician, returned from the Air Force Pararescue Indoctrination Course…

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Around the Air Force: June 26

Posted June 28, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, the historic 6thWeapons Squadron is reactivated, Saber Strike 2017 wraps up and tuition assistance is available for civil service PHD candidates.

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A shared love, a shared goal, a shared mission

Posted January 21, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Brandon May

Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas — Joining the Air Force, commissioning, becoming a pilot, progressing to the rank of major… all of these things define the word ‘minority.’ Maj. Regina Wall and her husband, Maj. Jared Wall, have done all of the above. Maj. Regina Wall, 86th Flying Training Squadron assistant director of operations, and…

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