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Air Force faces fighter pilot shortage

The Air Force is in the midst of a pilot shortage. While most platforms are affected by the shortage, the fighter pilot community has been hit the hardest.

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Upgrade advances A-10s search capability

A-10C Thunderbolt IIs assigned to active duty fighter squadrons at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., are in the process of having new lightweight airborne recovery systems installed.

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SecAF highlights progress at AFA breakfast

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James addressed the Air Force Association’s Air Force Breakfast Series Jan. 6, at the Key Bridge Marriot in Arlington, Va.

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Razor’s Edge: Practicing mass casualty recovery

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier A U.S. Air Force pararescueman from the 48th Rescue Squadron provides overwatch during a mass casualty exercise at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., Dec. 8, 2016. Pararescuemen were air dropped into the site of a simulated plane crash, where they triaged casualties and had them airlifted from…

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47th Fighter Squadron celebrates their heritage

On the eve of the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, the 47th Fighter Squadron gathered their alumni to celebrate the unit’s history Dec. 6-7, 2016.


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Professional bad guys: Space aggressors prepare Airmen for the enemy

Posted  July 28, 2016

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — As midnight quickly approaches this July evening, the 100-degree temperatures fall to a mere 98 degrees on the base just outside of Las Vegas. The blue light from Vega’s laptop illuminates his face, as he goes to work, trying to determine if there’s a maintenance issue with the avionics, or…

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DOD awards TRICARE-managed care support contracts

Posted  July 26, 2016

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AFNS) — The Defense Department announced on July 22 that the next generation of TRICARE-managed care support contracts were awarded. The new contracts, which go into effect nine months after the award, establish two TRICARE regions in the United States: East and West, instead of the current three. The East Region contract will…

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79th RQS hones skills during Red Flag 16-3

Posted  July 26, 2016

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. – For a pararescue Airmen, there is one simple creed that they live by, ‘That others may live’. Whether those “others” are down range or are on American soil in a training environment, the 79th Rescue Squadron, from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona came to Nellis to participate in Red…

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Air Force Brothers: piloting their careers since birth

Posted  July 26, 2016

(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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AF begins study on noise exposures

Posted  July 25, 2016

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AFNS) — An Air Force Surgeon General initiative called Total Exposure Health will soon advance from a concept to a real-world demonstration at an operational base. Total Exposure Health focuses on primary prevention, which includes exposures in the workplace, the environment and lifestyles, in order to prevent disease and injury from occurring. “We’re…

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