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A-10 Thunderbolt continues to rock the sky

Posted April 3, 2014 by 355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

The A-10 Thunderbolt II has excellent maneuverability at low air speeds and altitude, and is a highly accurate and survivable weapons-delivery platform. The aircraft can loiter near battle areas for extended periods of time and operate in low ceiling and visibility conditions. The wide combat radius and short takeoff and landing capability permit operations in…

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F-35 reaches critical juncture after strong year, official says

Posted March 22, 2012 by Staff

WASHINGTON — The F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter program — the centerpiece of future tactical aviation and a key to implementing new military strategic guidance — made strong progress in its development last year, a defense official said today. Frank Kendall, the acting undersecretary of defense…

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Airmen who exceed deployed time get added time off

Posted May 3, 2012 by Staff

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Airmen who serve in excess of the Secretary of Defense’s established rotation goals are now eligible for additional time off, as written in the newly updated Post Deployment or Mobilization Respite Absence policy, officials said here April 25. Contained in Guidance Memorandum 4 to Air Force Instruction 36-3003, Military Leave Program, PDMRA…

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D-M’s ‘Bone Yard’ more than just storage for military aircraft

Posted June 28, 2012 by David S. Ricker

The 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group, known as the “Bone Yard,” is the resting place for retired military aircraft and the reusable parts that keep the military aviation branches flying…

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Pararescueman braves frigid Alaska to save crash victims

Posted August 23, 2012 by

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — The Air Force has released the latest Portraits in Courage, which highlights the courage of Airmen. One of them is Master Sgt. Christopher Uriarte, an Air Force reservist with the 306th Rescue Squadron at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz. While assigned to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson as an Air National Guard pararescueman,…

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AF officials delay MilPDS upgrade

Posted November 9, 2012 by Tech. Sgt. Steve Grever

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Air Force officials are delaying the upgrade of the Military Personnel Data System that was originally scheduled for December. Delaying the upgrade is necessary to ensure the new system is thoroughly tested by the Air Force Personnel Center and other Department of Defense and Air Force agencies that use…

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Air Force Tuition Assistance Program changes policy

Posted January 10, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Monet Villacorte

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev.  — The Air Force tuition assistance program changed its policies on Jan.3 to emphasize the importance of Airmen maintaining a 2.0 grade point average and a 3.0 for graduate level degrees. “The tuition assistance program is set up to assist our Airmen in getting their degrees,” said Alice Patton, chief…

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55th ECG excels in Red Flag 13-3

Posted March 29, 2013 by Senior Airman Timothy Moore

Courtesy Photo Senior Airman Tiderro Harmon, Staff Sgt Mark Cochrane, Senior Airman Bridget Rowe, 1st Lt. Daniel Mitchell, Senior Airman Timmon Reed, Airman 1st Class Diana Jiminez, and Senior Airman Joshua Cameron, all from the 55th Electronic Combat Group, stand with their certificates for superior performerance in the Red Flag 13-3 exercise. Along with Capt….

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The primary instructor

Posted May 9, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Saphfire Cook

When a new recruit arrives at basic training, their first introduction to what an Airman should be is their military training instructor. They teach them everything from customs and courtesies, to uniform standards, to drill. Master Sgt. Tibetha Pascal, 355th Force Support Squadron acting first sergeant, spent five years shaping the future of the Air…

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Red Cross to help with Friday Furloughs

Posted July 25, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Betty R. Chevalier

The American Red Cross located in the Retired Activities Center here has started taking crisis and emergency situations on Fridays that the Airman & Family Readiness Center would normally handle. As a result of sequestration, the A&FRC is slated to be closed every Friday from July 12 through Sept. 20 for mandatory furlough days. The…

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