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Air Force ICTs make a comeback

While A-10 Thunderbolt IIs fly high above the desert mountains, U.S. Air Force maintainers and crew chiefs from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona await the airframe’s arrival on the flight line below, anticipating the workload to come.

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F-35 demos new bag of tricks at D-M air show

As one of the premier acts at the Thunder and Lightning Over Arizona air show, March 23 and 24 at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, the F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team has something new in its bag of tricks. Capt. Andrew Olson, demonstration team commander and pilot, has spent much of the last three months designing,…

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Digital guardians ward off cyber attacks

Due to technology’s exponential growth, access to powerful computers and dynamic software has become increasingly easier for a wide margin of people to obtain. As a result of sensitive information being distributed digitally, cyber-attacks have become more prevalent as technology progresses. These attacks can wreak havoc on mediums ranging from personal cell phones to complex…

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‘Alcatraz Gang’ POW leaves legacy of hope

In May of 1966, 21 days after his F-4 Phantom II was shot down over North Vietnam, Sam Johnson arrived at the Hỏa Lò Prison. Within hours, he was beaten unconscious by his brutal captors. The unspeakable pain Johnson endured when his broken arm and dislocated shoulders were wrenched backwards was only the beginning. Johnson…

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Pilot who flew last WWII combat mission passes

ARLINGTON, Va. — Capt. Jerry Yellin, World War II fighter pilot, who flew the last combat mission in August 1945, was laid to rest with full military honors Jan. 15, at Arlington Cemetery, Virginia. Yellin enlisted two months after Pearl Harbor on his 18th birthday. After graduating from Luke Air Field, as a fighter pilot…


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Working group to study implications of transgender service

Posted  July 17, 2015

WASHINGTON – A Defense Department working group will study the policy and readiness implications of welcoming transgender persons to serve openly in the military, and its work will presume they can do so unless objective and practical impediments are identified, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced today. In a statement announcing the working group, Carter said…

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Air Force sets weight restrictions for F-35 pilots

Posted  October 19, 2015

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — — Air Force leaders recently made a decision to restrict pilots weighing less than 136 pounds from flying the F-35A Lightning II due to safety concerns about the ejection seat in a portion of the flight envelope. The manufacturer of the seat has been conducting tests to ensure the escape system works…

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Nine killed in final flight of 60-year-old C-130

Posted  May 3, 2018

A crew of nine Puerto Ricans were flying an Air National Guard C-130 into retirement in Arizona when it crashed onto a highway in Georgia May 2, and authorities said there are no survivors. “Nine crew members died in the accident, but until their families and relatives are notified, we cannot give their names,” said…

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Health literacy key for better health, better care

Posted  June 29, 2016

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Just as the ability to read, write and be literate is critical to the processing of information in day-to-day life, health care has its own component of literacy. Health literacy is the capacity of individuals to obtain, process and understand health information and services in order to make informed decisions about…

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Aircraft wash

Posted  July 27, 2018

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Kristine Legate Airmen clean an A-10 Thunderbolt II in an aircraft wash rack at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., July 24, 2018. The main purpose of the wash rack is to clean equipment while preventing contaminates from entering the environment.   Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class…

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