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Bomb Building Airmen: AMMO flight sustains AF lethality during readiness exercise

It’s day six of a base-wide readiness exercise. Airmen are dressed in an intricate but lightweight suit, consisting of a protective gas mask, gloves and over boots, specifically made to prevent deadly agents from reaching the skin and respiratory system.

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355th Fighter Wing commander updates community partners

The 355th Fighter Wing commander met with members of the Davis-Monthan Tucson Valley Council for a quarterly update here Feb. 9.

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AF upgrades to Windows 10

In accordance with the Department of Defense mandate, the Air Force must complete the Microsoft Windows 10 migration by March 31, 2018. Any operating system not upgraded by the deadline will be denied access to the network.

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Dutch visit solidifies partnership

The Dutch State Secretary of Defense along with the Vice Chief of Defense and Director of Operations of the Royal Netherlands , took the time to visit the 148th Fighter Squadron at the Arizona Air National Guard’s 162nd Wing located at the Tucson International Airport, Jan. 24.

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Dentist charters private plane for Puerto Rico

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. — Every morning her brother wakes up at 2 a.m. to wait in line for gas with the rest of the island. After the 10 or 12 hour wait he moves to another line for five to 10 more hours for two bags of ice, which he brings home for…


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Raytheon receives $523 million for Standard Missile-3 production, delivery

Posted  August 3, 2016

TUCSON, Ariz.–The U.S. Missile Defense Agency exercised a $523 million contract option with Raytheon to produce, test and deliver 47 Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IB interceptors for operational testing and deployment. This is the fiscal year 2016 option under the $2,351,177,872 contract for Standard Missiles awarded to the company in 2015. The guided missiles are…

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Breaking News: Air Force declares the F-35A ‘combat ready’

Posted  August 3, 2016

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — The F-35A Lightning II fifth generation fighter aircraft was declared ‘combat ready’ today by Gen. Hawk Carlisle, the commander of Air Combat Command. Carlisle lauded the aircraft’s performance, noting that the aircraft had met all key criteria for reaching initial operational capability. Airmen trained, manned and equipped to conduct basic…

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Compass Call receives an upgrade

Posted  August 3, 2016

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Since it became operational, the EC-130H Compass Call has demonstrated its electronic combat power in tactical air operations around the world, and this year the aircraft has achieved another first. The aircraft has received an avionic viability program upgrade to make it more effective in combat and while maintaining compliance…

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DOD begins workplace, gender relations survey for active-duty members

Posted  August 2, 2016

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — About 735,000 active-duty members across the services will be invited to take part in the largest Department of Defense Workplace and Gender Relations Survey to date beginning July 25. The 2016 WGRA is part of a series of studies that will help assess any experiences members may have had recently with sexual harassment,…

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Health & Safety

Preventive measures lead to a healthier Air Force

Posted  August 2, 2016

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Preventing illness or injury is the goal of the Air Force’s Preventive Medicine program, a topic that is highlighted in August during Preventive Health Month. Preventive Health extends beyond health care at an individual level, concentrating rather on the health of individuals, communities and specific populations to help groups reduce their risk…

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