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Rolling Thunder

Posted February 23, 2016 by Senior Airman Steven Ortiz

MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER, TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif.  — Over mountains, rocky terrain, and oversized hills, three aircraft fly across the desert landscape. They bank and circle as they approach their destination. Suddenly, one of the aircraft drops into a steep dive. The A-10 Thunderbolt II fires its main weapon toward the ground and the thunderous…

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Retraining offers change for Airmen

Posted October 13, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. – — There are times when Airmen that enter the Air Force may not have fully understood the job that was given to them, it wasn’t what they expected, or they knew what to expect but are now looking for a change. Fortunately, Airmen have the opportunity to attain that…

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Face of Defense: Wounded Warriors motivate squad leader

Posted May 18, 2016 by Navy Seaman William Phillips

NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY BETHESDA — A soldier going through the Warrior Transition Brigade asked Army Staff Sgt. Loriann DeMelis, an inpatient squad leader here, if she had done her pull-ups. “No, once you start doing them I’ll start doing them,” DeMelis said. The soldier rolled his wheelchair into DeMelis’ doorway, raised himself up to the pull-up bar…

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2016 promotion test feedback survey now available online

Posted December 7, 2015 by Air Education and Training Command Public Affairs

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The 2016 Air Force Enlisted Promotion Test feedback survey is now available on the Air Education and Training Command Airman Advancement Division web site. The survey focuses on the knowledge areas evaluated on the test and the study references listed in the promotion cycle Enlisted Promotions References and Requirements…

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T.E.A.M. Together, Everyone Achieves More

Posted March 9, 2016 by Master Sgt. Steve Kim

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — “There is no limit to what can be accomplished if it doesn’t matter who gets the credit.” Ralph Waldo Emerson “Team” is one small word that can make a big difference. No matter where you are, no matter what you do, you cannot do great things without a great team…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski
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British JTACs benefit from training in U.S. desert

Posted October 13, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski

BARRY M. GOLDWATER RANGE, Ariz. — Four joint tactical air controllers from the British Army and Royal Air Force trained at Barry M. Goldwater Range, Sept. 21-25. The frequent air traffic at the BMGR provided the JTACs with a fast track to becoming more proficient in their career field. British Armed Forces JTACs are the link between…

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563rd RQG deploys assets in response to Hurricane Irma

Posted September 15, 2017 by

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Chris Drzazgowski A pilot from the 79th Rescue Squadron conducts a preflight check on an HC-130J Combat King II before deploying to south Fla., in response to Hurricane Irma from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 9, 2017. Approximately 80 Airmen from the 563rd Rescue Group deployed to south…

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Top teams advance to CyberPatriot VIII National Competition

Posted April 1, 2016 by

FALLS CHURCH, Va., (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Northrop Grumman Foundation, presenting sponsor for CyberPatriot VIII, congratulates the top 25 high school and three middle school teams advancing to the national finals competition in Baltimore, April 12. This year’s finalists represent schools and other organizations from California, Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey,…

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Father-son duo comes full circle at BMT graduation, retirement

Posted June 3, 2016 by Jeremy Gerlach

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas (AFNS) — In the Air Force, countless parents have proudly watched their child graduate from basic military training, and countless children have seen their parents retire from service. On May 27 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, a father and son did both on the same day, respectively. Col. Hernando J….

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These young faces

Posted February 29, 2016 by

MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho — As Col. Michael Lawrence, the 366th Maintenance Group commander, riffled through pages of bullets highlighting the group’s 2015 achievements, he came across a photo of a nearly-unidentifiable airman standing atop a shadowy F-15E Strike Eagle. “On the front page of this package is [Airman 1st Class] Kristin Hall from Opp, Alabama,”…

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