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2019 USAF Test Pilot School applications due May 29

Application packages for the 2019 U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School selection board are due by May 29. The board is set to convene at the Air Force’s Personnel Center July 29 through Aug. 2, and will consider Total Force officer and current Air Force civilian applicants to attend training as early as July 2020.

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AFNWC interns check out bombers and ICBM in Arizona

Several civilian interns from Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., recently traveled to Arizona to get a personal look at the many nuclear weapons systems their efforts support.

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Civic Leaders Boast Air Force Hosts at 943rd Rescue Group Luncheon

The 943rd Rescue Group hosted local community leaders from the Military Affairs Committee at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, March 14, 2019 for an informative luncheon and unit tour that introduced the Reserve group’s unique rescue capabilities to the public.

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Close Airman Support watches out for Airmen

Davis-Monthan’s Airmen are known to be strong, resilient and hard-charging. Time and time again the base has proven to be one of the best and has never backed down from the high end fight.

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A-10C Thunderbolt II Demonstration Team

The A-10 Thunderbolt II is the Air Force’s premier close-air support aircraft, providing invaluable protection to troops on the ground.  The Air Combat Command A-10C Thunderbolt II Demonstration Team, stationed at of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, brings the aircraft to air shows around the country to showcase the unique combat capabilities of the A-10 “Warthog.”…


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Honorary commander program inspires outreach

Posted  July 23, 2018

The Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Honorary Commander Program gives local civic and business leaders to gain a better understanding and greater insight of the various missions and units on base by providing tours and activities.

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Technology

Raytheon is building a cyber powerhouse

Posted  September 3, 2015

Only months after Raytheon acquired Blackbird Technologies, which offers persistent surveillance, secure tactical communications and cybersecurity solutions to the intelligence community and special operations market, synergies between the two organizations are coming to fruition. “The combined team can capitalize on the strong customer insights and relationships Blackbird held before the acquisition,” said Peggy Styer, chief…

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AF awards contract for next Air Force One

Posted  February 1, 2016

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Boeing Company was awarded a contract Jan. 29 for risk reduction activities for the Presidential Aircraft Recapitalization program, which will field the next Air Force One. This is the first contract the Air Force has awarded for this program. Additional modifications will be made to this contract in the future to…

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Airman puts language skills to work

Posted  October 28, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev.— She speaks Russian, Bulgarian and English while possessing master’s degrees in economics, law, business administration as well as international relations. She worked as a teacher and a border patrol agent at one of the busiest checkpoints in Bulgaria before immigrating to the United States, eventually beginning a career as an American…

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Viper Demo Team pilot ‘Rockets’ to new heights

Posted  July 24, 2015

SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. — An F-16CM Fighting Falcon shoots into the air, flying at a speed of 400 knots as it is pulled through various maneuvers to demonstrate its capabilities. Maneuvering the aircraft through inversions, undergoing eight to nine times the force of gravity, and pushing the F-16 to its limits is Capt. Craig “Rocket”…

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