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A-10 CTF conducts ops testing

The Air National Guard Air Force Reserve Command Test Center, A-10 Combined Test Force conducted operational testing at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Nov. 28, 2016.   

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U.S. service members mark Thanksgiving serving on global missions

While the vast majority of Americans will be sitting down with family for a Thanksgiving feast, hundreds of thousands of U.S. service members will be on guard around the world, ensuring their fellow citizens enjoy a day of peace. 

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Goldfein discusses changing face of war

New technologies, new tactics, new threats, limited budgets -- all these have combined to change the face of warfare in the 21st century, and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein is among the leaders sorting out just what that will mean.

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‘I will give you my best. I promise.’

Brig. Gen. Andrew MacDonald took command of the 162nd Wing in a ceremony Nov. 5 at the Tucson International Airport.

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Raytheon plans Southern Arizona expansion

Raytheon plans to expand its Southern Arizona operations by adding nearly 2,000 jobs at the Missile Systems business headquarters over a five year period.


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AF program receives makeover

Posted  June 3, 2016

Air Force leadership launched its new idea suggestion program renamed Airmen Powered by Innovation in February 2014. The Air Force Vice Chief of Staff tasked Air Force leaders to streamline and consolidate four older idea generating programs to include Innovative Development through Employee Awareness, Productivity Enhancing Capital Investment,  best practices and the Air Force Smart…

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Chief becomes first AF E-9 to graduate Ranger School

Posted  June 3, 2016

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AFNS) — For more than two months, Ranger students train to exhaustion. They push the limits of their bodies, minds and souls, and on average, one in three candidates makes it through the grueling course. The average U.S. Army Ranger School student is in the rank of E-4 through E-6…

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Airmen take on 50 summits challenge

Posted  June 3, 2016

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — A group of 19 individuals made up of U.S. Airmen, veterans and civilians summited Humphreys Peak, Ariz., Sunday in accordance with the U.S. Air Force 50 Summits Challenge. The challenge is an enduring effort focused on bringing Airmen in each of the 50 states to the highest points of…

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Forced distribution driving more promotions for top performers

Posted  June 3, 2016

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Results of the first promotion board using the forced distribution process were released May 25, highlighting a close connection between commander recommendations and those selected for promotion. “These results are achieving the intended purpose of the new evaluation and promotion systems we previewed to our enlisted force during last year’s roadshows,” said Lt….

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Father-son duo comes full circle at BMT graduation, retirement

Posted  June 3, 2016

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas (AFNS) — In the Air Force, countless parents have proudly watched their child graduate from basic military training, and countless children have seen their parents retire from service. On May 27 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, a father and son did both on the same day, respectively. Col. Hernando J….

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