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Starter-generator failure led to intentional crash of RPA

Posted July 13, 2016 by Headquarters ACC Public Affairs

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — A ground control station error in the wake of a starter-generator failure led to the intentional crash of an MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft in the CENTCOM area of responsibility Nov. 24, 2015, according to an Abbreviated Accident Investigation Board report released today. The aircraft, valued at $9.9 million, was…

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Vanguard Award nomination window open through January

Posted August 15, 2016 by Kat Bailey

The Air Force Personnel Center is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Vanguard Award through Jan. 25. The Non Commissioned Officers Association annually sponsors the award to recognize one enlisted member from each branch of service for a heroic act, on or off duty, which results in saving someone’s life or preventing a serious injury. …

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QF-4 mission nearly complete

Posted October 28, 2016 by Paul Holcomb

The QF-4 Aerial Target mission is winding down and two of the aircraft visited Hill Air Force Base, Utah, Oct. 25, 2016, so that those who have supported F-4 Phantom IIs over the years could see them one last time.

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AF evolves policies to access more talent, maintain high standards

Posted January 13, 2017 by

The Air Force announced new policies on dress and appearance with regard to tattoos, as well as changes to service medical accession policy Jan. 9. These changes result from a review of Air Force accessions policies directed by Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James in 2016. “As part of our effort to attract and retain…

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Around the Air Force: Feb. 24

Posted February 27, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, the 17th Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force, James A. Cody retires and his replacement, CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright, shares some of his tenure goals and the QF-16 takes flight at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M.

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Around the Air Force: April 18

Posted April 19, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, F-35A Lightning IIs arrive at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England; and 19th Air Support Operations Airmen earned German Armed Forces Proficiency Badges.

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All in night’s work: MQ-9s maximize airpower downrange

Posted June 2, 2017 by by Tech. Sgt. NADINE BARCLAY

Editor’s note: Last names and squadron title withheld for operational security. CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — As many Americans sleep soundly in their beds, Airmen in attack squadrons across the 432nd Wing flying the MQ-1B Predator and MQ-9 Reaper from cockpits in the continental U.S. are having decisive effects in the fight against violent…

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Airmen inspire next generation at home, abroad

Posted August 4, 2017 by Story and photos by Staff Sgt. ZADE VADNAIS

RIONEGRO, COLOMBIA — A gentle but persistent breeze flows through the lush South American valley, offering respite from the often-oppressive heat its American visitors are used to. The serene beauty of the Colombian landscape is sharply contrasted by the roar of an F-16CM Fighting Falcon as it takes to the skies, the deafening sound of…

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165th Airlift Wing keeps disaster relief moving

Posted October 6, 2017 by Story and photo by Master Sgt. MIKE SMITH

SAVANNAH AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Ga. — Air National Guard Airmen with the 165th Air Terminal Operations Center at Savannah Air National Guard Base operated around the clock recently to send disaster relief to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The group of more than 16 Airmen began handling air cargo out of Savannah…

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Davis-Monthan Mission Update PG 1

Posted December 1, 2017 by

People at Davis-Monthan     Active-duty military         5,743 Reserve/Air National Guard                      1,804 Dependents               3,700 Appropriated funds civilians                    1,383 Non-appropriated funds civilians 287 On-site contract civilians…

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