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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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2016 Highlights: Davis-Monthan Air Force Base

Posted  January 4, 2017

JANUARY • Fourteen F-15Es from the 334th Fighter Squadron at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, arrive • Two U-28s from the 319th Special Operations Squadron at Hurlburt Field, Florida, arrive • Ten A-10s from the 104th Fighter Squadron, Maryland Air National Guard’s 175th Wing, arrive • Cactus Flag – a large-force employment and…

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Local Briefs 01/04/2017

Posted  January 4, 2017

American Indian Expo The 2017 American Indian Exposition is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 29 through Feb. 12 at the Quality Inn Flamingo Downtown Ballroom, 1300 N. Stone Ave., Tucson, AZ 85705. Eighty tribal nations will feature American Indian art and artists, arts and crafts, food and more. For more information, go to usaindianinfo.com.

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47th Fighter Squadron celebrates their heritage

Posted  December 30, 2016

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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Health & Safety

The science behind why you should stop chugging so many energy drinks

Posted  December 30, 2016

We've all seen them before: the cans, small shots and uniquely packaged drinks that promise to give you an energy boost during the most important parts of your day.

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Fiscal year 2017 NDAA impact on Airmen

Posted  December 30, 2016

The approval of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2017 provides a number of changes for Airmen, retirees, and families, to include stabilizing readiness and end strength, improving pilot retention, modernizing compensation and benefits and enhancing transparency in the Uniform Code of Military Justice. The NDAA authorizes an overall increase in manpower by…

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