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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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Around the Air Force: Oct. 26

Posted October 30, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, Airmen with the 354th Fighter Wing out of Eielson AFB, Alaska started Exercise Arctic Gold 18-1, and additional pilot positions are open to Air National Guard and Reserve Pilots.

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Medal of Honor recipient, former POW laid to rest

Posted March 2, 2018 by by Staff Sgt. ALYSSA C. GIBSON

WASHINGTON — As a Medal of Honor recipient and former Prisoner of War, retired Col. Leo Thorsness’s life mantra after returning home from the Vietnam War was “Faith, Family, Friends, and Fun.” With the support of Air Force senior leaders, his wife, Gaylee, and daughter, Dawn, kept those words close as they said their final…

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When can I get my OCPs?

Posted October 5, 2018 by by Staff Sgt. MATTHEW COLEMAN-FOSTER

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.  —  The official wear date for the operational camouflage pattern uniform is Oct. 1. Some Airmen preparing to deploy, or who have deployed previously and those who have been assigned to Air Force Special Operations Command or Air Force Global Strike Command may already have these uniforms. Others have already…

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Year in Review: February 2018

Posted January 4, 2019 by

Airman 1st Class Michael Beyer 355th LRS conducts large-scale cargo movement U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jarett Cash, 355th Logistics Readiness Squadron air terminal representative, assists in unloading cargo onto a weigh station Feb. 9, 2018, during a training exercise at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. The exercise was held to test readiness in response…

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Wings of Blue

Posted March 15, 2019 by

U.S. Air Force Parachute Team The Wings of Blue has a reputation for producing exceptional officers and great leaders … not just exceptional skydivers. Since the team’s inception, the Wings of Blue has produced four team members who have become astronauts, ten team members who have become general officers, and countless other professional officers and…

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162nd Airmen participate in first response course

Posted October 13, 2015 by Senior Airman Jackson Hurd 

TUCSON, Ariz. — Members of the Arizona Air National Guard partnered with other agencies for the Counter-CBRN All-Hazard Management Response (CAMR) course and full-scale exercise August 24- 27. The course is designed to provide Airmen with the ability to respond quickly and effectively to a WMD/CBRN attack on or off an installation. During the four-day training instructors…

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AFSOUTH works with partner nations in annual exercise

Posted August 7, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Heather R. Redman

Members of 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) came together with 19 other partner nations in a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored exercise that focused on ensuring the defense of the Panama Canal. PANAMAX is a training exercise with scenarios that are focused around the Panama Canal.  “The primary objective of the exercise was to practice the…

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AFOQT scores updated as AF implements new test, form

Posted May 15, 2015 by Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Airmen who took Form S of the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test may see their test scores updated on May 22, when the Air Force converts scores to the new Form T metric, officials said May 12. According to Dr. Lisa Hughes, the Air Force Personnel Assessment chief,…

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AFSOUTH working with Colombia to develop space program

Posted April 17, 2015 by 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) Public Affairs

American Airmen from the Space community traveled to multiple U.S. space operations locations with Colombian air force counterparts in February as part of a U.S. Southern Command subject matter expert exchange. According to Lt. Col Trae York, 12th Air Force and Air Forces Southern Director of Space Forces, the objective of the exchange was to…

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