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Around the Air Force: Nov. 15

Posted November 15, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein deliver the State of the Air Force Address at the Pentagon, and Lt. Gen. Mark Nowland, Deputy Chief of Staff for Air Force Operations, testifies about Aviation readiness to the House…

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AF expands career intermission program

Posted October 6, 2017 by Story and photo by KAT BAILEY

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Air Force has changed the Career Intermission Program to expand participation opportunities for Airmen from one application window each year to three. In addition, Airmen with humanitarian circumstances may submit out-of-cycle CIP applications, as can dual-military married Airmen when a join spouse assignment cannot be supported, provided they…

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Rescue squadrons collaborate, conduct CSAR exercise

Posted August 23, 2017 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore A U.S. Air Force pararescueman from the 48th Rescue Squadron walks in a tactical formation during a personnel recovery exercise at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., Aug. 15, 2017. The intent of the exercise was to help combat search and rescue personnel prepare for deployments.   Air…

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It’s a dry heat

Posted June 23, 2017 by Chaplain (Capt.) Nathan Snider

Can you feel it? The sun is up bright and early, kids are out of school, and the temperature is rising. Summer is here! There are a lot of things that we can take pride in from living in Southern Arizona. We have a great community, beautiful sunsets, and a whole lot of amazing outdoor scenery. If we…

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162nd Wing MAGIC

Posted May 15, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Gregory Ferreira

The Arizona Air National Guard’s 162nd Wing located at Tucson International Airport held the 7th annual My Air Guard Incentive Career, or MAGIC event at Pima Community College West Campus Feb. 11-12.

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Around the Air Force: April 5

Posted April 5, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, the CMSAF addresses sexual assault awareness, an F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot reaches 1,000 combat flight hours, and a 380th Air Expeditionary Wing EQ-4 Global Hawk completes 1,000 continuous sorties without maintenance cancellations

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AF photos around the world

Posted February 3, 2017 by

(U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. David Owsianka) Tech. Sgt. Michael Wright, a 459th Airlift Squadron special mission aviator evaluator, holds onto the cable as Master Sgt. Antonio Gueits, a 374th Operation Group resource adviser, is hoisted into a UH-1N Huey at a drop zone near Mount Fuji, Japan, Jan. 13, 2017. During the scenario, aircrew…

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Joint combat search and rescue training

Posted August 15, 2016 by

Air Force photograph by Carolyn Herrick U.S. Air Force Reserve aircrew from the 943rd Rescue Group at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., hoist simulated crash survivor, Capt. Clay Shaner, an F-16 pilot from the 158th Fighter Wing, Vermont Air National Guard, out of the woods during a combat search and rescue training flight in N.Y.,…

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Airmen take on 50 summits challenge

Posted June 3, 2016 by Airman Nathan H. Barbour

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — A group of 19 individuals made up of U.S. Airmen, veterans and civilians summited Humphreys Peak, Ariz., Sunday in accordance with the U.S. Air Force 50 Summits Challenge. The challenge is an enduring effort focused on bringing Airmen in each of the 50 states to the highest points of…

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New names enshrined at annual EOD memorial event

Posted May 10, 2016 by Samuel King Jr.

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AFNS) — Dressed in the bright whites, deep blues and dense blacks of their service uniforms, Airmen, Marines, Sailors, and Soldiers came together once again May 7 to honor and remember their fallen explosive ordnance disposal brethren during the annual memorial ceremony at the Kauffman EOD Training Complex here. Approximately…

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