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Dragon Lady makes historic appearance at Northern Edge 17

Posted June 2, 2017 by Story and photos by Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Schultze

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — Looking across the flightline at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska during previous Northern Edge exercises one would have seen a mass of gray and white aircraft, but this year the distinctly black U-2 Dragon Lady from Beale Air Force Base, Calif., made its presence known for the first time at Northern…

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Tech Report: Fly by Feel

Posted July 26, 2017 by

Nature has inspired scientific and engineering innovations for hundreds of years. For scientists at the Air Force Research Laboratory, it is the hairs on bats and crickets that inspired the creation of artificial hair sensors, destined to change the course of agile flight.

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Air Force photograph by Teresa Pittman
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309th AMARG the first FAA Military Repair Station in AFSC

Posted October 2, 2017 by

When a severe hailstorm swept through Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, in February 2016, it left behind 39 severely hail-damaged, Air Force T-1A “Jayhawk” trainer aircraft.

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Davis-Monthan Mission Update PG 5

Posted December 1, 2017 by

309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group Mission: AMARG has six major mission elements in direct support of the warfighter — the highly skilled 700-member workforce regenerates aircraft (restoring aircraft to flight capability); performs limited depot-level maintenance, complementing the Air Logistics Complexes; and accomplishes aircraft parts reclamation. These are in addition to its historic storage and…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier
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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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(U.S. Air National Guard photo/Staff Sgt. Lealan Buehrer)
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The unstoppable Airman

Posted November 18, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Lealan Buehrer

PEORIA, Ill. (AFNS) — Airman 1st Class Tanya Brown was a fulltime everything three years ago — beautician, livestock farmer, college student, wife and mother to four children. Then, not being one to shy away from a challenge, the 35 year old decided to join the Air National Guard. Along the way, she earned a…

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Increased mission requirements open doors for continued service

Posted May 21, 2015 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Air Force is introducing several personnel and manpower initiatives to meet increased mission requirements outlined in the fiscal year 2016 President’s Budget. In order to enhance operational and mission capacity in support of combatant commanders, and to maintain readiness, the Air Force is setting a minimum active-duty force level of 317,000…

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Air Combat Command charts path for remote aircrews, units

Posted December 15, 2015 by Headquarters Air Combat Command Public Affairs

JOINT BASE LANGLEY- EUSTIS, Va.  — Air Combat Command officials announced the results of their study into the Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) community in an attempt to normalize operations and ensure long-term mission success. Initial recommendations from the command’s ongoing Culture and Process Improvement Program (CPIP) were derived from nearly 2,500 inputs from Airmen across the RPA…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Timothy Boyer)
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Flyovers: Sight, sound of freedom

Posted February 20, 2015 by Airman Pedro Mota

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — They are breathtaking, flawless and can cause the viewer to have goosebumps. They look easy, but, according to those who perform them, flyovers take training, skill and precise decisions to execute. The most recent flown in the area was the Super Bowl flyover, where the Thunderbirds, officially known as…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Adam Grant)
Tech Sgt. Diana Scaramouche, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern)
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The voice of the Enlisted Force

Posted January 16, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Adam Grant

She is the voice of the 65,000 Airmen assigned to 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern). A typical day in her life consists of managing organization email boxes, coordinating lodging and travel, examining enlisted performance reports, decorations and all things that involve the enlisted force. To some this may seem overwhelming, but to her it’s…

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