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Community support vital to mission success

Posted July 7, 2017 by Courtesy of Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON — Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson spoke about the important role communities play in supporting the Air Force mission at the 2017 Defense Communities National Summit June 19 in Washington, D.C. Wilson emphasized how vital community partnerships are to the Air Force and outlined the symbiotic relationship military bases have with the…

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Vietnam War

Posted September 1, 2017 by

The U.S. Air Force was heavily deployed during the Vietnam War. The first bombing raids against North Vietnam occurred in 1964, following the Gulf of Tonkin Incident. In March 1965, a sustained bombing campaign began, code-named Operation Rolling Thunder. This campaign’s purpose was to destroy the will of the North Vietnamese to fight, destroy industrial…

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Blended Retirement System Opt-In training now available to all Airmen

Posted October 16, 2017 by Kat Bailey

The Defense Department will implement the new Blended Retirement System next year. While no one needs to make a decision until Jan. 1, 2018, all Airmen should take advantage of training and informational resources to research their options during the remainder of 2017. Airmen eligible for the new Blended Retirement System began receiving email notifications…

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AF upgrades to Windows 10

Posted February 14, 2018 by

In accordance with the Department of Defense mandate, the Air Force must complete the Microsoft Windows 10 migration by March 31, 2018. Any operating system not upgraded by the deadline will be denied access to the network.

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Airman seizes opportunity for adventure

Posted September 7, 2018 by Commentary by Airman 1st Class ALEXANDER COOK

Have you ever had an opportunity come up in your Air Force career that you were unsure of? Has the thought of failure kept you away from your full potential? Some say it’s pure luck or who you know that determines what type of awesome opportunities you get to be a part of. While some…

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Year in Review: July 2018

Posted January 4, 2019 by

Airman 1st Class Michael Beyer Honorary commander program inspires outreach U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Noah Vaughan, 25th Operational Weather Squadron superintendent and Brendan Lyons, 25th OWS honorary commander, prepare food July 17, 2018, at the Ronald McDonald house in Tucson. Through the Honorary Commander Program, Airmen from the 25th OWS partnered with the…

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Federal Voting Assistance Program helps Airmen understand their right to vote

Posted November 16, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — With election season coming around the corner in 2016, Airmen here may not know how to cast their vote. Airmen from around the world have a program to assist them in their right to vote: the Federal Voting Assistance Program. “The voting assistance program is a mandated-by-law program under…

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CAA: Informing, developing the force

Posted May 29, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Beth Anschutz

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Life is full of decisions. Whether making the Air Force a career or using experience drawn from service to springboard into a civilian profession, always looking one or two steps ahead can be a good way to keep options open and set oneself up for success. In the journey…

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Dreamliner lands, defuels at D-M en route to Pima Air & Space Museum

Posted April 17, 2015 by (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey)

(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey/Released) A Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner is towed on a newly widened road to Pima Air & Space Museum as an EC-130H Compass Call flies overhead at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 26, 2015. The 355th Civil Engineer Squadron used this opportunity to conduct training on…

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Air Force places 18 A-10 aircraft into ‘Backup Status’

Posted March 6, 2015 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Air Force, with congressional authorization, will convert 18 primary combat-coded A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from active units and place them into Backup-Aircraft Inventory (BAI) status with the possibility to convert another 18 at a later date in fiscal year 2015. The Secretary of Defense has authorized the Air Force to place up to…

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