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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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Goldfein hosts first town hall with CMSAF

The Air Force’s top officer and enlisted leader hosted a town hall forum in the Boyd Auditorium at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., July 20, 2016.

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Research, technology aid effort to help TBI patients

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Since the Vietnam War, doctors have seen an increase in service members returning from combat with traumatic brain injuries from blasts. At the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE), a directorate of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, doctors and therapists use research and technology to help service members with…


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SecAF & U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy visit Davis-Monthan Air Force Base

Posted  March 16, 2016

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz — Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and Deputy Secretary of Energy Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall visited Davis-Monthan Air Force Base for the first time to gain firsthand knowledge about the various missions operations, priorities, capabilities, March 9. The officials also visited the base to discuss D-M’s significant contributions…

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Tucson hometown hero soars with the Thunderbirds

Posted  March 16, 2016

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Conrad Nelson, from the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, secures Brendan Lyons, Tucson community hometown hero, in Thunderbird 7, an F-16 Fighting Falcon, at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 11, 2016. Lyons was nominated as a hometown hero to fly with the Thunderbirds because of his commitment to…

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Sentinel of space found in Alaskan wilderness

Posted  March 16, 2016

CLEAR AIR FORCE STATION, Alaska (AFNS) — Among the bears, moose, wolves and wolverines of Alaska’s interior is a silent sentinel of space — Clear Air Force Station. Its personnel keep an eye on things above for the sake of tactical warning of ballistic missile attacks against the U.S. and Canada and space situational awareness. The…

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Total force team moves the mission in defending South Korea

Posted  March 15, 2016

OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea (AFNS) — In an effort to deter aggression, fighter aircraft routinely fly while troops on the ground mobilize and train to defend South Korea. However, there still lies another piece to the puzzle. That puzzle piece is none other than the 607th Air Mobility Division. “We control air refueling, air…

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Trauma czar acts as lynchpin of care when patients clinging to life

Posted  March 15, 2016

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (AFNS) — With the whirl of activity rushing around her and the advice of nearly 20 specialists being presented, it’s the job of Maj. (Dr.) Valerie Sams to decide the medical treatment to go forward with that could ultimately decide whether the patient lives or dies. As the 455th Expeditionary Medical Group…

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