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Cleared Hot: Red Tails A-10 pilot spits fire in the fight against ISIS

Posted July 19, 2017 by Senior Airman Ramon A. Adelan

The darkness of a desert night surrounds his aircraft. The wind rushes past his cockpit.

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Air Force sets weight restrictions for F-35 pilots

Posted October 19, 2015 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Command Information

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — — Air Force leaders recently made a decision to restrict pilots weighing less than 136 pounds from flying the F-35A Lightning II due to safety concerns about the ejection seat in a portion of the flight envelope. The manufacturer of the seat has been conducting tests to ensure the escape system works…

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Air Force

Evolution of adaptive sports improves experience

Posted October 6, 2017 by by Staff Sgt. ALEXX PONS

TORONTO — With the event coming to a close, thousands around the world turned their attention toward the 2017 Invictus Games, witnessing feats of incredible talent and hearing truly inspiring stories from world-class athletes. The Invictus Games, established by Prince Harry of Wales in 2014, brought together wounded and injured military members and veterans from…

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Gone but not forgotten: Wreaths honor those who gave all

Posted December 15, 2015 by Sean Kimmons

ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) — Once Susan Zerbe learned that a CH-47 Chinook helicopter had been shot down in Afghanistan, killing all 30 U.S. troops on board, she knew her son was one of them. “I heard it on the news that morning and I just knew he was on there,” she said of her son,…

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Congress probes military pilot shortage

Posted April 5, 2017 by Karen Parrish

A shortage of pilots across the U.S. military is most acute in the Air Force, senior military officials told Congress March 29.

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