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President Trump nominates Wilson as Air Force secretary

Posted February 3, 2017 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump announced Jan. 23 that he intends to nominate Heather Wilson as Secretary of the Air Force. In a statement released Jan. 25, Secretary of Defense James Mattis said Wilson, and her fellow military service secretary nominees, have his utmost confidence. “They will provide strong civilian leadership to strengthen military readiness,…

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2017 TSP contribution limits announced

Posted February 3, 2017 by by Master Sgt. Lisa Krejci

The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board and Internal Revenue Service have announced the annual contribution limits for the Thrift Savings Plan for 2017. They will remain unchanged from 2016 except for a traditional tax-exempt increase. Those limits are: • Traditional deferred\ROTH\Combination limit: $18,000 • Traditional deferred\ROTH\Combination catch-up limit: $6,000 • Traditional tax-exempt: $54,000 NOTE: The…

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A year in Photos — January 2016

Posted January 6, 2017 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Kyle Tucker, 355th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle operator, simulates an injured Airman in a vehicle rollover during Cactus Flag: a large force employment exercise at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Jan. 12, 2016. One of the purposes of the…

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A year in Photos — February 2016

Posted January 6, 2017 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cheyenne A. Powers U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Kaylah Cook, 12th Air Force knowledge manager, crawls on the ground for help while simulating an aircraft crash victim with a broken leg during the BUSHWHACKER 16-02 Aircraft Crash emergency management exercise at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 24,…

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A year in Photos — March 2016

Posted January 6, 2017 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ashley Steffen U.S. Air Force Gen. Hawk Carlisle, commander of Air Combat Command, and Chief Master Sgt. Steve McDonald, ACC command chief, meet 355th Civil Engineering Squadron fire emergency services flight Airmen during a base tour at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 3, 2016. The 355th…

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A year in Photos — April 2016

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby/Released U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Hass, 355th Civil Engineer Squadron first sergeant, uses a hook and line procedure to remotely remove a suspicious package from a vehicle during the Comprehensive Airman Fitness Month Fire Department Fitness Challenge at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March…

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A year in Photos — May 2016

Posted January 6, 2017 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Nathan H. Barbour Pawel Lichter and additional Holocaust survivors release butterflies during the Holocaust Day of Remembrance at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., May 9, 2016. The ceremony concluded outside with the release of butterflies as a symbol of hope. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Nathan H. Barbour/Released…

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A year in Photos — June 2016

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U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Greg Gaunt Children greet their father June 2 as he returns to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base from a 306th Rescue Squadron deployment to the Horn of Africa. As the ground force for the personnel recovery task force, the 306th RQS provided combat search and rescue and casualty evacuation…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier
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Razor’s Edge: Practicing mass casualty recovery

Posted January 6, 2017 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier A U.S. Air Force pararescueman from the 48th Rescue Squadron provides overwatch during a mass casualty exercise at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., Dec. 8, 2016. Pararescuemen were air dropped into the site of a simulated plane crash, where they triaged casualties and had them airlifted from…

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A year in Photos — July 2016

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Nathan H. Barbour/Released U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Nathan H. Barbour U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Michael McNally, 355th Maintenance Group scheduler, removes the cover from an adhesive strip on a block of C4 plastic explosive during an explosive ordnance disposal immersion course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base,…

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