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Nominations for first Air Force enlisted RPA pilots being accepted

Posted August 10, 2016 by Kat Bailey

The Air Force is accepting nominations to fill its first class of enlisted remotely piloted aircraft pilots as part of a deliberate approach to enhance the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance mission. The first enlisted RPA pilot selection board will convene at the Air Force Personnel Center, Jan. 23-26, 2017, with application packages due to AFPC…

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Some IDs may be invalid starting Aug. 15

Posted August 5, 2016 by Toni Smith

Individuals will no longer be able to access Air Force installations with a state-issued identification card or driver’s license from Minnesota, Missouri, Washington or American Samoa beginning Aug. 15, 2016. This new change aligns the Air Force’s installation access policy with requirements of the Real ID Act, which focuses on improving the reliability of state-issued…

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WWII veteran retires after 70 years of military, civil service

Posted August 5, 2016 by Liz Jacobson

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany (AFNS) — This September, Anthony “Tony” Duno will celebrate his retirement from the Air Force after 70 years of service, making him the longest serving civilian in Air Force history. Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James recognized Duno’s accomplishments during a ceremony at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., July…

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Breaking News: Air Force declares the F-35A ‘combat ready’

Posted August 3, 2016 by HQ ACC Public Affairs

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — The F-35A Lightning II fifth generation fighter aircraft was declared ‘combat ready’ today by Gen. Hawk Carlisle, the commander of Air Combat Command. Carlisle lauded the aircraft’s performance, noting that the aircraft had met all key criteria for reaching initial operational capability. Airmen trained, manned and equipped to conduct basic…

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MTIs and cadet cadre form partnership

Posted August 2, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Veronica Ward

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AFNS) — A group of military training instructors from Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, joined cadet cadre in Jacks Valley toward the end of July as part of an Air Education and Training Command and U.S. Air Force Academy training partnership. According to Lt. Col. Adam Larson, the 322nd Training Squadron…

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Repair Network Integration: Building a better repair network

Posted July 30, 2016 by

At the core of every maintenance action is a maintainer’s determination to keep the Air Force’s fleet of aircraft mission-ready.

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AAFES brings Freshens to family with Davis-Monthan AFB location

Posted July 28, 2016 by

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service ushered in a new era of healthy dining options as Freshens Fresh Food Studio made its debut at the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Exchange food court, marking the restaurant’s first direct-operated location on an Army or Air Force installation. “We’re pleased to officially welcome Freshens to the…

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Case lot, ‘Back to School’ August promotions yield savings for commissary patrons

Posted July 28, 2016 by

August means “Back to School” savings at commissaries around the world and the return of the popular Customer Appreciation Case Lot Sales in the states. The commissary at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., will conduct a Case Lot Sale Sept. 15-18. “The lineup of promotions for August gives our customers plenty of reasons to shop…

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Policy changes allow Airmen to retrain into special operations

Posted July 28, 2016 by Senior Airman Ryan Conroy

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. — In a move to meet the high-demand signal for the Air Force’s Battlefield Airmen, the service announced changes to retraining and cross-flow, outlined in a policy memorandum dated April 25. The changes allow Airmen to be released from their current jobs in the Air Force to cross-train into the Special Tactics career…

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Professional bad guys: Space aggressors prepare Airmen for the enemy

Posted July 28, 2016 by Tech. Sgt. Julius Delos Reyes

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — As midnight quickly approaches this July evening, the 100-degree temperatures fall to a mere 98 degrees on the base just outside of Las Vegas. The blue light from Vega’s laptop illuminates his face, as he goes to work, trying to determine if there’s a maintenance issue with the avionics, or…

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