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Historic fighter squadron celebrates 98th birthday

One of America's oldest fighter squadrons celebrated its 98th birthday at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, Aug. 20.

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SecAF, CSAF, CMSAF present new “little blue book”

Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody delivered the initial handout of the pamphlet, “America’s Air Force: A Profession of Arms,” Aug. 27 to the Air Force’s newest Airmen at Airmen’s Week.

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Arming the RPAs

Airmen from the 62nd Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron provide every munition that is loaded onto an MQ-1B Predator or MQ-9 Reaper at Kandahar Airfield; without them, the RPAs wouldn’t be able to provide combat airpower in Afghanistan.

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Warfighter of the Week: Staff Sgt. Brad Johannes

Staff Sgt. Brad Johannes, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) manager of engineering operations, was recognized as the Warfighter of the Week, August 24.

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AF Senior leaders give State of the Air Force address

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Mark A. Welsh III held a State of the Air Force address at the Pentagon, Aug. 24. The first topic of discussion was about Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone’s heroic actions aboard a train in France. James…


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Recruiters: Keepers of the keys

Posted  August 18, 2015

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Without keys, the vehicle doesn’t start. An Air Force career is much like taking a car for a drive. The trip has hills and valleys representing the highs and lows most Airmen experience as they take their career for a quick four-year spin around the block, or on a…

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Raytheon, No Barriers seek wounded warriors for transformational expedition

Posted  August 18, 2015

Injured in Afghanistan when a rocket-propelled grenade struck near a Humvee, Nick Colgin suffered a traumatic brain injury. The decorated Army vet could no longer spell his own name or walk without a cane. In fact, he could barely speak. “I came home with this disability that I never expected which was thrust on me in one quick explosion,” Colgin…

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Lockheed’s Legion Pod: Five fast facts

Posted  August 18, 2015

At Lockheed Martin, our targeting systems and sensors have a long history of innovation. Since the 1970s, we’ve utilized internal investment and pre-planned product improvement programs to provide warfighters with the latest and greatest in targeting technology. From our LANTIRN pods, M-TADS/PNVS and Missile Launch Detector to Target Sight System and Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod,…

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MDA awards Raytheon study contract for Multi-Object Kill Vehicle concept

Posted  August 18, 2015

TUCSON, Ariz.–The U.S. Missile Defense Agency awarded Raytheon Company a $9,775,608 competitive cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for a Multi-Object Kill Vehicle concept that can destroy several objects within a threat complex by considering advanced sensor, divert and attitude control and communication concepts. “We fully support the Missile Defense Agency’s goal of increasing the effectiveness and reliability of…

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Use your GI Bill wisely

Posted  August 18, 2015

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.  — Use Your GI Bill Wisely–It’s Worth More Than You Think. I’m constantly preaching to my Airmen about how completing a CCAF and Bachelor’s degree program will further their career opportunities in and out of the Air Force.  However, with a little bit of forethought, planning and the full utilization of all…

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Undergrad flying training applications due in November

Posted  August 18, 2015

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — The 2016 Air Force Undergraduate Flying Training selection board will convene Jan. 25-28 to select applicants for 2016-2017 pilot, remotely piloted aircraft, combat systems officer and air battle manager training opportunities. Eligible active duty officers must apply by Nov. 20 and selection results will be released in February…

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D-M to host “Meet & Greet Night” in Tucson

Posted  August 17, 2015

Davis-Monthan AFB leadership is scheduled to host a “Meet & Greet” for the local community Aug. 26 at 6 p.m. at Rincon High School. The event will give the Tucson community an opportunity to learn about current D-M missions and meet some of the Airmen assigned to the base. Davis-Monthan’s Commander, Col. James Meger, will…

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Raytheon offers tips on making the most of a military resume

Posted  August 17, 2015

For veterans, finding a civilian job can be the hardest part of leaving the military. But many skills that veterans learn in the service carry over well to the civilian job market. Raytheon employs more than 10,000 veterans, and Raytheon.com asked a few of them for advice on making military experience stand out on a…

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Warfighter of the Week: Capt. Sabrina Gonzalez

Posted  August 17, 2015

Capt. Sabrina Gonzalez, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) Operations, plans and assessments, executive officer, was recognized as the Warfighter of the Week, August 10, 2015. Gonzalez, a native of San Antonio, Texas, has been in the Air Force for 10 years and comes from a military family. “The Air Force is all I’ve ever…

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VA announces new rules regarding service animals in VA facilities

Posted  August 17, 2015

WASHINGTON – Today the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it has revised its regulation regarding the presence of animals on VA property. The updated regulation will ensure VA practices remain consistent with applicable federal law. It will also assist individuals entering VA facilities in developing a clear and consistent understanding of the criteria governing…

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