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Military aviation leaders discuss readiness, urge budget certainty

Posted November 13, 2017 by Lisa Ferdinando

Top aviation military officials from the four services addressed Congress today on aviation readiness, all underscoring the urgent need for predictable budgets.

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U.S. service members mark Thanksgiving serving on global missions

Posted November 23, 2016 by Jim Garamone

While the vast majority of Americans will be sitting down with family for a Thanksgiving feast, hundreds of thousands of U.S. service members will be on guard around the world, ensuring their fellow citizens enjoy a day of peace. 

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DANTES provides faster exam reimbursement

Posted September 2, 2016 by

The Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support has changed to an online electronic reimbursement request system that will expedite the exams reimbursement process for all service members, according to Stacey Kirkpatrick, a DANTES education programs specialist. DANTES logo Paper-based reimbursement requests for Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support exams were retired March 1. DOD graphic…

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East Coast training provides joint experience for Army, Air Force

Posted August 19, 2016 by Carolyn Herrick

Approximately 50 Air Force Reserve Airmen from the 943rd Rescue Group deployed for training to the East Coast for joint operations July 31 to Aug 12.

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Colombian general acts as CFACC during annual PANAMAX exercise

Posted August 10, 2016 by Capt. Bryan Bouchard

Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Heather R. Redman Colombian Air Force Brig. Gen. Sergio Andrés Garzón Vélez, Combined Forces Air Component Commander for PANAMAX 16, and his aid Lt. Col. Ricardo, receive an update during a commander’s update briefing at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., July 31, 2016. PANAMAX is an annual exercise sponsored by U.S….

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Policy changes allow Airmen to retrain into special operations

Posted July 28, 2016 by

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, 2016.

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Defense

U.S. personnel in Turkey safe, Pentagon spokesman says

Posted July 19, 2016 by Terri Moon Cronk

WASHINGTON — All U.S. service members and civilians in Turkey are safe in the wake of the July 15 attempted coup there, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook told reporters today. “We’ve taken appropriate steps to maintain the safety and security of our civilian and military personnel, their families and our facilities, and we will continue to…

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Air dominance and the critical role of fifth generation fighters

Posted July 15, 2016 by Tech. Sgt. Steve Stanley

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Gen. Hawk Carlisle, the Air Combat Command commander, discussed the importance of air superiority and the need to assure it by modernizing the combat air force during a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee in Washington, D.C., July 13. This is the second of two hearings…

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Pentagon ends ban on transgender troops in military

Posted June 30, 2016 by by Lolita C. Baldor

The Pentagon announced June 30 that transgender people will be allowed to serve openly in the U.S. military, ending one of the last bans on service in the armed forces. Saying it’s the right thing to do, Defense Secretary Ash Carter laid out a yearlong implementation plan declaring that “Americans who want to serve and…

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Torch lighting, honoring Vietnam vets kicks off 2016 Warrior Games

Posted June 16, 2016 by emmauribe

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AFNS) — The 2016 Department of Defense Warrior Games began here when Army Capt. Kelly Elmlinger, with help from comedian Jon Stewart, lit the official torch during the event’s opening ceremonies at the U.S. Military Academy. “Being selected to light the torch is as much an honor and privilege as competing for Team…

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