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Compass Call receives an upgrade

Posted September 3, 2016 by Amn. Nathan H. Barbour

Since it became operational, the EC-130H Compass Call has demonstrated its electronic combat power in tactical air operations around the world, and this year the aircraft has achieved another first.

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General gives KC-46A progress report at symposium

Posted September 3, 2016 by John Parker

The first active-duty KC-46A Pegasus is slated to arrive at Tinker Air Force Base for routine maintenance three years from now, but preparations for the new aerial refueling tanker are in full swing across the Air Force, the program’s executive officer said. Brig. Gen. Duke Richardson, the Air Force program executive officer for tankers, delivered…

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923rd AMXS Airmen keep wrenches turning around the clock

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Nathan H. Barbour Staff Sgt. Gage, 923rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, performs maintenance on an HH-60G Pave Hawk at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Aug. 23, 2016. The 923rd AMXS maintains, services and inspects HC-130J Hercules and HH-60 aircraft. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Nathan H. Barbour…

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Citizen Airman saves the life of stranger

Posted September 2, 2016 by By Tech. Sgt. Barbara Plante

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz— On his way home from a family Fourth of July outing to a baseball game in Tucson, Arizona, Senior Airman Joseph Youngberg, 924th Maintenance Squadron aircraft medals technology journeyman, became someone’s hero. Due to his willingness to get involved and quick actions, Youngberg, a diplomatic security guard in his civilian…

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48th RQS Airmen participate in collapsed structure training

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Nathan H. Barbour U.S. Airmen from the 48th Rescue Squadron learn how to properly survey a collapsed structure in Tucson, Ariz., Aug. 25, 2016. The Airmen must do a 360-degree survey of the structure to find the safest point of entry and cordon off any danger zones. U.S. Air…

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Exercise Spartan Agoge

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U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher Army Command Sgt. Maj. James Gaw, a native of Tucson, Ariz., the senior enlisted noncommissioned officer assigned to the 6th Brigade Engineer Battalion (Airborne), 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army Alaska, watches for Soldiers making their way to a designated assembly area after…

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AF opens enlisted RPA pilot program to all AFSCs

Posted August 29, 2016 by Master Sgt. Amaani

Using a phased-application approach, Air Force senior leaders are casting a wider net to ensure more active-duty enlisted Airmen are eligible to apply for the service’s RQ-4 Global Hawk remotely piloted aircraft program, a Pentagon official said Aug. 29. The program expands the eligibility pool from career-enlisted aviators to all Air Force specialty codes with…

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Yesterday’s Air Force: Archie Williams

Posted August 29, 2016 by

As an Olympic gold medalist and command pilot, Lt. Col. Archie Williams proved time and again his skill, discipline and determination were among the best.

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AF selects 16,506 for promotion to staff sergeant

Posted August 26, 2016 by Kat Bailey

Out of the 39,064 eligible senior airmen, 16,506 were selected for promotion to staff sergeant, Air Force officials announced Aug. 25. The overall selection rate was 42.25 percent, with an average selectee overall score of 360.88. Officials selected 2,318 Airmen with a promote now recommendation for 14.04 percent of the total selects; 5,762 Airmen with…

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Air Force releases FY17 first-term Airman retraining quotas

Posted August 22, 2016 by Kat Bailey

The Air Force has approved 1,688 fiscal year 2017 retraining quotas in 74 Air Force specialty codes for eligible active duty first-term Airmen. “The First Term Airman Retraining Program allows first-term Airmen, including staff sergeants who are in their first enlistment, to retrain in conjunction with a reenlistment,” said MSgt. Kris Reece, retraining policy and…

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