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F-35A deployment brings advanced airpower capability to Europe

This weekend’s deployment of an initial six F-35A Lightning II fighters and several hundred Airmen to Europe demonstrates the aircraft’s readiness to conduct operations with America’s European partners, according to Air Force leaders.

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MWDs, handlers receive new training facility

The construction of a new military working dog training facility was completed at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 1, 2017.

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Wounded warrior competes for games

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Airmen from across the nation journeyed here for their chance at becoming members of the 2017 Warrior Games team during the AF Trials Feb. 24 – March 3. The Air Force Wounded Warrior Program is a congressionally mandated, federally funded program that provides personalized care, services and advocacy to…

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Soldier’s MILITARY STAR bill paid in full at D-M Exchange

For Staff Sgt. Joshua Graser, Army Recruiting Battalion Phoenix, having one less bill to worry about is giving him extra peace of mind. As a grand-prize winner in the worldwide Your Holiday Bill Is On Us sweepstakes, Graser had his MILITARY STAR account paid in full March 24. During a presentation at the Davis-Monthan Air…

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Congress probes military pilot shortage

A shortage of pilots across the U.S. military is most acute in the Air Force, senior military officials told Congress March 29.


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Air Force

U.S., Raytheon go three-for-three in first firing of AIM-9X Sidewinder from F-35

Posted  August 10, 2016

The U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy and Raytheon successfully test-fired three AIM-9X® Block I missiles from an F-35A aircraft at airborne targets, resulting in direct hits.

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Air Force

Nominations for first Air Force enlisted RPA pilots being accepted

Posted  August 10, 2016

The Air Force is accepting nominations to fill its first class of enlisted remotely piloted aircraft pilots as part of a deliberate approach to enhance the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance mission. The first enlisted RPA pilot selection board will convene at the Air Force Personnel Center, Jan. 23-26, 2017, with application packages due to AFPC…

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Some IDs may be invalid starting Aug. 15

Posted  August 5, 2016

Individuals will no longer be able to access Air Force installations with a state-issued identification card or driver’s license from Minnesota, Missouri, Washington or American Samoa beginning Aug. 15, 2016. This new change aligns the Air Force’s installation access policy with requirements of the Real ID Act, which focuses on improving the reliability of state-issued…

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‘We’re the last to let you down’: Rigger trades active-duty career for Guardian Angel mission

Posted  August 5, 2016

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Before a pararescueman jumps out the back of a cargo plane, the last thing on his mind should be whether or not his parachute will deploy. He shouldn’t wonder, before he jumps into a black abyss of water, if the jet ski package will be intact after its descent….

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NORAD, NORTHCOM, Mexican Air Force coordinate on illicit-flight exercise

Posted  August 5, 2016

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AFNS) — The early morning call came through the command center here near Peterson Air Force Base on July 27 — a simulated illicit flight was heading out of the United States to Mexico. “We have at least two individuals on a watch list, with cash and weapons destined for Merida, Mexico,”…

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