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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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Pokémon, Don’t

Posted  July 18, 2016

Watch out! Everyone’s favorite game from the 90s is back, this time in form of a mobile phone application. That’s right, with Nintendo’s release of its new Pokémon Go mobile game, people across America are catching Pokémon fever again. Confused about how the game works? Well, Pokémon Go uses your mobile phone’s GPS to spot…

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Love for the job fuels crew chief’s passion to fix jets

Posted  July 18, 2016

MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan (AFNS) — Instead of the usual roar of F-16 Fighting Falcons preparing for another flight here, a soft, warm breeze skirting across the flightline carried the ound of tools clanking against metal. In the depths of a hangar, an Air Force crew chief worked diligently to solve the most recent maintenance challenge…

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Air dominance and the critical role of fifth generation fighters

Posted  July 15, 2016

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Gen. Hawk Carlisle, the Air Combat Command commander, discussed the importance of air superiority and the need to assure it by modernizing the combat air force during a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee in Washington, D.C., July 13. This is the second of two hearings…

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Career Intermission Program application window opens

Posted  July 15, 2016

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Air Force officials are accepting applications for the Career Intermission Program through Sept. 12 from active-duty and career status active Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve Airmen. CIP provides select Airmen the opportunity for a one-time temporary transition from active duty to the Individual Ready Reserve, for up…

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Security forces support active-duty, Reserve missions

Posted  July 15, 2016

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — When people think of Air Force security forces, their minds often go immediately to flight line operations, military working dogs, and gate guard duty. But there’s a team of Air Force Reserve security forces members here with a totally unique mission: geographically separated from their parent 920th Mission Support Group…

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