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AC-130W Stinger II

Posted March 4, 2016 by

General characteristics Contractor: Lockheed Power plant: four Allison T56-A-15 turboprops Thrust: Thrust 4,300 shaft horsepower each engine Speed: 300 mph Ceiling: 28,000 feet Maximum takeoff weight: 155,000 pounds Range: 2,500 nautical miles; limited by crew duty day with air refueling Crew: two pilots, two combat system officers, flight engineer, two special mission aviators Armament: 30mm…

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Air Force leaders present FY 2017 budget request

Posted March 17, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Alyssa C. Gibson

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The military services’ secretaries and chiefs presented their respective branch’s fiscal year 2017 budget plan March 16 on Capitol Hill. Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III testified on the Air Force’s fiscal 2017 national defense authorization budget request, and explained how…

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Introspection

Posted May 4, 2016 by Chief Master Sgt. Jack Johnson Jr.

NORFOLK, Va. (AFNS) — We were all created different. We think differently, perceive things differently and interpret success and failure through very different lenses. At each person’s unique period in life, they begin to look back, wondering if they truly made a difference. For many, that difference can only be defined by one’s self, regardless…

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Air Force increases access to behavioral health care

Posted June 7, 2016 by Prerana Korpe

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Nearly half of people with a treatable behavioral health disorder do not seek help from behavioral health professionals, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. However, 80 percent of this population does visit a primary care manager at least once a year. The Air Force Behavioral Health Optimization…

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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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SecAF highlights progress at AFA breakfast

Posted January 9, 2017 by Tech. Sgt. Robert Barnett

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James addressed the Air Force Association’s Air Force Breakfast Series Jan. 6, at the Key Bridge Marriot in Arlington, Va.

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F-35 Program Makes Significant, Solid Progress, Official Says

Posted February 17, 2017 by Terri Moon Cronk

Production of the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter is on a good trajectory and is a necessary aircraft in the military’s arsenal to battle high-end threats, service leaders told a House Armed Service Committee panel Feb. 16.

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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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