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D-M proves lethality during readiness exercise

The 355th Wing at Davivs-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona continues to lead the Air Force in high-end operational readiness as it proves the "Dynamic Wing" construct during exercise Bushwhacker 19-05.

Air Force

CAS teams help Airmen meet new challenges

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Airmen are known to be strong, resilient and hard-charging. Time and again the base has proven to be one of the best and has never backed down from the high-end fight. The base and Airmen have gone through many changes that have resulted in a higher operation tempo with very little…

World

World War II laborer champions ‘Rosie the Riveter’ legacy

ARLINGTON, Va. — When it comes to symbolizing the influx of women in the workforce and the wave of patriotism and feminism that surge sparked during World War II, few American icons are more recognizable than “Rosie the Riveter.” Artist J. Howard Miller’s 1942 poster, featuring a bandanna-donning, blue-collared woman with the famed flex beneath…

Local

Thunder, lightning on display at D-M air show

Stephanie Lee Smith RV-8 Stephanie Lee Smith Chuck Helton U.S. Air Force Parachute Team Wings of Blue Demo Stephanie Lee Smith Heritage Flight Stephanie Lee Smith U.S. Air Force Demonstration Team F-16 Fighting Falcon Chuck Helton F-22 Raptor Chuck Helton HH-60G Pave Hawk Chuck Helton A-10 pyrotechnic display

Air Force

2019 USAF Test Pilot School applications due May 29

Application packages for the 2019 U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School selection board are due by May 29. The board is set to convene at the Air Force’s Personnel Center July 29 through Aug. 2, and will consider Total Force officer and current Air Force civilian applicants to attend training as early as July 2020.


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Commentary

Chaplains help build relationships

Posted  January 9, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev.  — Relationships come and go — personal and professional — yet some of them are too precious, or important, and are worth fighting for when the going gets rough. Many people come to military chaplains with their pains, worries and hardships. “I feel misunderstood.” “My best friend and I just don’t…

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Air Force

Boeing completes successful first flight in KC-46 program

Posted  January 9, 2015

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFNS) —  The KC-46 Pegasus development program completed its first flight of Engineering, Manufacturing and Development (EMD) aircraft #1 Dec. 28. EMD #1 is a provisioned 767-2C freighter and the critical building block for the KC-46 missionized aerial refueler. The maiden flight took off at 9:29 AM PST from Paine…

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Defense

U.S. Military begins training Iraqi Forces to take on ISIL

Posted  January 9, 2015

WASHINGTON – The United States has begun training Iraqi army recruits, a central part of the strategy by the U.S.-led coalition that is working with the Iraqi government to retake territory and ultimately defeat Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in the country. Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren told reporters today that…

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Air Force

AF government travel cards receive tech upgrade

Posted  January 9, 2015

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Beginning this month, Citibank is issuing chip and PIN-enabled government travel cards (GTC) to new card applicants, individuals whose cards will expire in 2015 and individuals who have reported lost or stolen cards. This is the first phase in a multi-phased rollout, which will enhance the security and convenience of government travel…

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Defense

DOD releases 2015 military pay, compensation rates

Posted  January 9, 2015

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Defense Department announced the 2015 military pay and compensation rates for service members Dec. 22, with most service members receiving a 1 percent increase in basic pay. The new rates for basic pay, basic allowance for housing (BAH), basic allowance for subsistence (BAS), and the cost of living allowance (COLA) rates…

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