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F-35 Program Makes Significant, Solid Progress, Official Says

Production of the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter is on a good trajectory and is a necessary aircraft in the military’s arsenal to battle high-end threats, service leaders told a House Armed Service Committee panel Feb. 16.

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier Local

55th RQS: These things we do, that others may live

Combat search and rescue plays a major role in the mission set of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz.

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162nd Wing MAGIC

The Arizona Air National Guard’s 162nd Wing located at Tucson International Airport held the 7th annual My Air Guard Incentive Career, or MAGIC event at Pima Community College West Campus Feb. 11-12.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Nathan H. Barbour Local

Second chance to fly: Pilot, cancer survivor reunite after 28 years

Marcus Foiles beamed with excitement as he piloted an A-10 in the skies over a virtual southern Arizona landscape.

(U.S. Air Force photo/Andy Morataya) Salutes & Awards

MLK observance: Breaking barriers then, now

WASHINGTON — Lt. Gen. Stayce Harris, the assistant vice chief of staff and director of staff, was the keynote speaker for this year’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. observance at the Pentagon, Jan. 25. Joining her in addressing the standing-room-only audience were Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Michael Rhodes, the director of administration, Office…


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Heritage Flight 2016
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Heritage Flight Training at D-M

Posted  February 3, 2017

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE – The Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course will take place at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Feb. 9-12, with aircraft and personnel scheduled to arrive Feb. 7-8 and depart Feb. 13. Civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft will practice flying in formation together…

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Zip, zip and AWAY …

Posted  February 3, 2017

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nathan H. Barbour While conducting dissimilar air combat training with the F-15 Eagles Jan. 20, the Air National Guard Air Force Reserve Test Center partners were able to keep on mission at the wing’s Total Force Training Center located on Davis-Monthan.

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President Trump nominates Wilson as Air Force secretary

Posted  February 3, 2017

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump announced Jan. 23 that he intends to nominate Heather Wilson as Secretary of the Air Force. In a statement released Jan. 25, Secretary of Defense James Mattis said Wilson, and her fellow military service secretary nominees, have his utmost confidence. “They will provide strong civilian leadership to strengthen military readiness,…

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2017 TSP contribution limits announced

Posted  February 3, 2017

The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board and Internal Revenue Service have announced the annual contribution limits for the Thrift Savings Plan for 2017. They will remain unchanged from 2016 except for a traditional tax-exempt increase. Those limits are: • Traditional deferred\ROTH\Combination limit: $18,000 • Traditional deferred\ROTH\Combination catch-up limit: $6,000 • Traditional tax-exempt: $54,000 NOTE: The…

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EC-130s maintain constant presence in Afghanistan 15 years later
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EC-130s maintain constant presence in Afghanistan 15 years later

Posted  February 3, 2017

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan — All around the dimly-lit tent are enduring symbols of a constant presence. A name scrawled across a wooden wall, a lengthy list of deployment dates written underneath, updated year after year. A library stacked with books and games to pass the time. A built-in couch labeled “Snooze Town.” All the things…

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