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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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Retired Airman builds bonds, resilience with comedic veterans

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. (AFNS) — After 28 years of service, Maj. Darlean Basuedayva was selected for retirement during the 2011 U.S. Air Force reduction board. Basuedayva dreamed of commissioning since she was in grade school, and was crushed by the separation, she said. The Air Force was not only her ticket out of working in…


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ACC Command Chief visits with D-M Airmen
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COMACC visits D-M

Posted  March 8, 2016

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sergeant Steve McDonald, Air Combat Command command chief, speaks to Desert Lightning Team Airmen during breakfast at the Desert Inn Dining facility at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 4, 2016. McDonald is the enlisted advisor to the commander and staff for the enlisted force stationed at 34 wings, 19…

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AF announces Operation Colony Glacier casualty recovery

Posted  March 8, 2016

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Air Force announced on March 7 the names of two service members who have been recovered from a C-124 Globemaster II that was lost on Nov. 22, 1952. Airmen 2nd Class Thomas Condon and Conrad Sprague have been recovered and will be returned to their families for burial with full military honors….

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Aircraft crash emergency management exercise
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Airmen train for aircraft crash

Posted  March 4, 2016

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — People are on the ground screaming, parts of a plane are scattered everywhere, and a fire is raging. This was the scene that was set for the BUSHWHACKER 16-02 aircraft crash emergency management exercise at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb 24, 2016. “Units from all over the installation used…

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1,467 selected for promotion to senior master sergeant

Posted  March 4, 2016

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — The Air Force has selected 1,467 master sergeants for promotion to senior master sergeant.   To access test and board scores, go to the Virtual Military Personnel Flight via the secure applications page. The selection rate was 12.32 percent, with an average selectee overall score of 533.18. Selectees’ average…

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EOD Pyrotechnics Training
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EOD flight practices for open house demonstration

Posted  March 4, 2016

A firewall detonation simulates a bomb run during the 355th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal flight’s open house explosive demonstration practice at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 18, 2015. The EOD flight will be detonating explosives to simulate an A-10C Thunderbolt II strafing run during the upcoming 2016 Thunder and Lightning over Arizona…

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