(U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Raynor)
Air Force

Please try to write back

Posted January 29, 2016 by Mike Raynor

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. (AFNS) — Bringing a little holiday cheer to an unknown service member was all an 8-year-old boy was trying to do 25 years ago. A single letter united a pair of Air Force veterans, and the handwritten greeting made its way back to its author — now an Air Force major —…

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A long, long time in the air
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A-10C Thunderbolt II

Posted March 4, 2016 by

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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Analyzing failure, realizing success

Posted April 1, 2016 by Col. Ryan Samuelson

AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar (AFNS) — “We have an issue. I’ll call him in and figure out why he failed to…” said the supervisor who walked into my office that sunny day. “Stop,” I said, “find out the facts, let me see the outcome of the mistake, and let me see if I own…

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AF Ranger instructors prep Airmen for rigorous course

Posted May 12, 2016 by Army Staff Sgt. Corey Baltos

FORT BLISS, Texas (AFNS) — “If you don’t care about the man to the left or right of you, get back on the bus and go home,” shouted Air Force Master Sgt. Gabe Rodriguez, as he watched 24 pre-Ranger candidates struggle to low-crawl up a sandy hill in the New Mexico desert April 20. Rodriguez…

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No limits: Airman pushes past near death experience

Posted June 14, 2016 by Sean Kimmons

BETHESDA, Md. (AFNS) — Staff Sgt. Sebastiana Lopez Arellano was riding a motorcycle when an animal scurried onto the road, causing her to swerve and hit a curb. As she high-sided over her bike, the momentum catapulted her body into a tree. The impact severed her right leg. “I thought I was going to die,” the…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by R. Nial Bradshaw)
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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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(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Emily A. Kenney)
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Luck, timing and a little bit of skill

Posted October 29, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Emily A. Kenney

HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. — Jim Harkins, 11 years old at the time, soared through the air in a sailplane, wide-eyed and terrified. Surrounded by strange, loud noises, he kept a firm white-knuckle grip on the handles in front of him. At that moment he knew, he was done with flying. All he could think was,…

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Airmen leverage TFI concept

Posted July 24, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Louis Vega Jr.

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. – Thirty-eight service members, including individuals from the 944th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal section, participated in a Battlefield Forensics training course here at the end of June. Together, Senior Master Sgt. Stephen Hunter, 944th Civil Engineer Squadron EOD program manager and Joshua Nason, General Dynamics Information Technology senior…

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General Courts-Martial for Sexual Assault: How do they work?

Posted May 1, 2015 by Maj. Derek Rowe

MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho — Support for military sexual assault victims and the number of reported offenses have increased in recent years resulting in more investigations and courts-martial involving sexual assault charges. This article describes the general court-martial process and some of the unique aspects with regards to sexual assault cases. One distinct aspect of…

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