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Repair Network Integration: Building a better repair network

At the core of every maintenance action is a maintainer’s determination to keep the Air Force’s fleet of aircraft mission-ready.

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Policy changes allow Airmen to retrain into special operations

In a move to meet the high-demand signal for the Air Force’s Battlefield Airmen, the service announced changes to retraining and cross-flow, outlined in a policy memorandum dated April 25, 2016.

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Policy changes allow Airmen to retrain into special operations

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. — In a move to meet the high-demand signal for the Air Force’s Battlefield Airmen, the service announced changes to retraining and cross-flow, outlined in a policy memorandum dated April 25. The changes allow Airmen to be released from their current jobs in the Air Force to cross-train into the Special Tactics career…

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Air Force Brothers: piloting their careers since birth

(U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman Jackson N. Haddon)ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — The year was 2013; the President of the United States was flying to Israel for Passover and three C-17 Globemaster III’s and one C-5 Galaxy would be accompanying him. Two of the pilots had more than the mission in common; they…

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First-female amputee to return to cockpit

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. –After an above-the-knee amputation, one HC-130J pilot solidified her place in history as the sixth amputee and the first-female amputee to return to the cockpit July 22. Following nearly 15 months of rehabilitation, learning to walk, run and fly again, U.S. Air Force Capt. Christy Wise, 71st Rescue Squadron HC-130J…


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Get your purple on to recognize military children

Posted  April 11, 2016

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Time to get your purple on, America. April 15 is Purple Up! day, a time for Americans to show their support for military families. Department of Defense Education Activity schools will celebrate the event April 20 because of spring recess. “It’s to build awareness for the needs of military families,” said Barbara…

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Civilian employment mentoring leads to understanding

Posted  April 11, 2016

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. – (This is an article out of Offutt AFB about a new mentoring program. We are running this article to inspire the creation of similar programs.) Something exceptional happened when two retired first sergeants — one a team leader from the Airman & Family Readiness Center here, and the other…

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309th AMARG: America's "National-level Airpower Reservoir" celebrates 70th anniversary
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309th AMARG: America’s “National-level Airpower Reservoir” celebrates 70th anniversary

Posted  April 11, 2016

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Through every key military scene on the stage of American history following World War II up to present day – American Airpower has played a leading role. During its 70 years the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group directly enabled the nation to respond to crisis. Although the name…

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Everybody loves Ramos

Posted  April 7, 2016

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev.— What is it to be a hero? When hearing this word one probably automatically associates it with ‘super’ in front of it or pictures a caped crusader. One tends to lose sight that there are real-life heroes performing brave acts every day, but what defines what it really means to…

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Children’s Hospital’s Spring Basket Donations

Posted  April 7, 2016

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz.– — Being stuck in a hospital is never fun when you’re a kid. That’s why this past weekend a few Airmen from the Desert Lightning Team joined together and built 130 spring baskets to lift the spirits of local pediatric patients. The baskets were filled with goodies and gifts that…

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