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Arizona Airmen memorialize fallen Iraqi fighter pilot

Members of the Arizona Air National Guard’s 162nd Wing honored the life and memory of Iraqi Air Force Brig. Gen. Rasid Mohammed Sideeq Hasan during a memorial service here July 7. Hasan died June 24 after his F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed near Douglas, Arizona, during a night training mission.  He trained with Air Guard members…

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Viper Demo Team pilot ‘Rockets’ to new heights

  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…

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Working group to study implications of transgender service

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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Run to the Sound of the Guns…Be a Servant Leader

Many of us have seen the best and worst in leadership throughout the course of our careers as Airmen. Usually we can think of two names, one good and one bad, that personify each bound of the leadership spectrum. This reality leads to the fact that even though we are called to be leaders in…

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Fuel systems repair hangar officially opens

The 355th Component Maintenance Squadron’s joint fuel cell repair hangar ribbon cutting ceremony was held July 13. The facility was constructed to improve efficiency within the joint fuel cell leading to the reduction in man hours and operating costs. The new hangar is Air Combat Command’s largest aircraft fuel systems repair section. It supports eight…


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AF revolutionizes study material delivery for FY16

Posted  July 16, 2015

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Airmen studying for career development and promotion opportunities will begin to receive study materials solely online by Oct. 1, 2017. Electronic delivery of Career Development Course volumes and Weighted Airman Promotion System study references have been in place for several years with a majority of the materials accessible on Air Education and Training Command…

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Working group to study implications of transgender service

Posted  July 16, 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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Keeping Airmen healthy and informed through Operation Supplement Safety

Posted  July 16, 2015

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — For peak performance, Airmen should eat healthy and exercise regularly. But in the quest to gain an “edge,” many Airmen resort to dietary supplements. Enter Operation Supplement Safety, or OPSS. This Defense Department educational campaign, accessible at www.hprc-online.org/opss, educates the warfighter and healthcare provider on responsible dietary supplement use. While some supplements, such as…

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Run to the Sound of the Guns…Be a Servant Leader

Posted  July 16, 2015

Many of us have seen the best and worst in leadership throughout the course of our careers as Airmen. Usually we can think of two names, one good and one bad, that personify each bound of the leadership spectrum. This reality leads to the fact that even though we are called to be leaders in…

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Fuel systems repair hangar officially opens

Posted  July 16, 2015

The 355th Component Maintenance Squadron’s joint fuel cell repair hangar ribbon cutting ceremony was held July 13. The facility was constructed to improve efficiency within the joint fuel cell leading to the reduction in man hours and operating costs. The new hangar is Air Combat Command’s largest aircraft fuel systems repair section. It supports eight…

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Always take children, pets, elderly when leaving vehicle

Posted  July 16, 2015

The thought of leaving a child in the car during the summer might seem impossible, but it happens. A variety of things including changes in routine for families or just being a new parent can lead to forgetting a child who is fast asleep in the back seat of a car. In some cases it…

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Staying safe during flash flood season

Posted  July 16, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev.  — July is here with high temperatures and a high chance of flash flooding. The months with the highest probability for thunderstorms are July through September. Las Vegas’ annual rainfall is approximately 4.13 inches, and while this may not seem like a lot of rain, the elevation of Las Vegas makes a…

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F-15SGs arrive at D-M

Posted  July 16, 2015

F-15SG fighter jets from the 428th Fighter Squadron at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, taxi from the runway at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, July 7. Ten of the fighters arrived to train at D-M until Aug. 24 while MHAFB’s runway is closed for maintenance. Two F-15SG fighter jets from the 428th Fighter Squadron at…

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AF cultural resource managers protect heritage at BMGR

Posted  July 9, 2015

  JOINT-BASE SAN ANTONIO LACKLAND, Texas — The Barry M. Goldwater Range, southwest of Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, is considered a national asset for training fighter pilots. It’s also home to some of the most diverse and historical archaeological sites in the country. Since 1941, the range has served as the nation’s second largest tactical aviation…

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12th AF commander hosts all-call for 355th FW

Posted  July 9, 2015

(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski) U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Chris Nowland, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) commander, speaks to Airmen of the 355th Fighter Wing during an all-call at the base theater at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, July 2. During the all-call, Nowland told Airmen to know their…

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