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Around the Air Force: Feb. 7

Posted February 8, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force theU-2 surpasses the 30,000 flight-hour barrier, this month’s edition of Airman magazine covers the Joint Communications Support Element, and the USO is looking for service member of the year nominees.

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Around the Air Force: Feb. 3

Posted February 6, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, three B-2 Spirit bombers return to Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, after a deployment, Tinker AFB, Oklahoma, has begun construction of a next generation 9-1-1 call center, U. S. Air Force in Europe and Air Forces Africa has a new command chief, and February is American Heart Month.

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Invisible wounds still cause pain

Posted February 3, 2017 by by Special Agent Patrick Mcgee

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF- RICHARDSON — I’m an ambassador for the Air Force Wounded Warrior Program. As an ambassador, I’m an advocate for the program, and I work in my local area to plan events which bring our wounded together. It’s a concept of family helping family. We are all in this great big Air Force…

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Step up: Don’t be afraid to be a Mitchell, Doolittle, Arnold

Posted February 3, 2017 by by Lt. Gen. Steven Kwast

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Alabama — The U.S. Air Force is sitting at a nexus in which the world is becoming increasingly dangerous and complex. Our nation is asking us to do things that keep us busier now than ever before, yet we have fewer people now than at any point in our history —…

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EC-130s maintain constant presence in Afghanistan 15 years later
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EC-130s maintain constant presence in Afghanistan 15 years later

Posted February 3, 2017 by Story and photos by Staff Sgt. Katherine Spessa

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan — All around the dimly-lit tent are enduring symbols of a constant presence. A name scrawled across a wooden wall, a lengthy list of deployment dates written underneath, updated year after year. A library stacked with books and games to pass the time. A built-in couch labeled “Snooze Town.” All the things…

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Squadron serves as strong link in OIR supply chain

Posted February 3, 2017 by Story and photos by Senior Airman Andrew Park

AL ASAD AIR BASE, Iraq — Aerial porters from the 870th Air Expeditionary Advisory Squadron worked steadily alongside loadmasters to load and offload aircraft around the flightline of Al Asad AB during a busy January afternoon; as they moved cargo and prepared it for its final destination. This constant loading and offloading of various items…

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Air Force selects 534 for promotion to colonel, lieutenant colonel, major

Posted February 3, 2017 by

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Air Force has selected 534 active-duty officers for promotion as a result the 2016A Medical and Dental Corps central selection boards for colonel, lieutenant colonel and major. The boards selected 76 lieutenant colonels for promotion to colonel, 159 majors for promotion to lieutenant colonel and 299 captains for…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Natasha Stannard)
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Red Flag’s heartbeat: Core unit arrives at Nellis AFB

Posted February 3, 2017 by by Staff Sgt. Natasha Stannard

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nevada — The 1st Fighter Wing’s aircrews and support personnel out of Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, arrived at Nellis Air Force Base Jan.17 and 18, to participate in Red Flag 17-1, as the exercise’s core unit. Red Flag, a three-week combat training exercise involving U.S. and allied forces’ air, space and…

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Online shopping benefit available Nov.

Posted February 3, 2017 by

DALLAS – After four years of coordination with the Defense Departments, Army and Air Force as well as several other federal agencies, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service will welcome home approximately 15 million veterans on Nov. 11. “AAFES is honored to offer this well-deserved benefit to those who raised their right hands, took…

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People First

Posted February 3, 2017 by

Editor’s Note: The following is compiled from information from the Air Force Personnel Center, TRICARE, 355th Force Support Squadron, Airman and Family Readiness Flight, Veterans Affairs, the civilian personnel office and armed forces news services. For the complete story, go to the web address listed at the end of the story. AF faces fighter pilot…

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