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Repair Network Integration: Building a better repair network

At the core of every maintenance action is a maintainer’s determination to keep the Air Force’s fleet of aircraft mission-ready.

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Policy changes allow Airmen to retrain into special operations

In a move to meet the high-demand signal for the Air Force’s Battlefield Airmen, the service announced changes to retraining and cross-flow, outlined in a policy memorandum dated April 25, 2016.

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Policy changes allow Airmen to retrain into special operations

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. — In a move to meet the high-demand signal for the Air Force’s Battlefield Airmen, the service announced changes to retraining and cross-flow, outlined in a policy memorandum dated April 25. The changes allow Airmen to be released from their current jobs in the Air Force to cross-train into the Special Tactics career…

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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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Colorblind Airman overcomes hurdles to succeed as artist

Posted  January 21, 2016

OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea (AFNS) — (This feature is part of the “Through Airmen’s Eyes” series. These stories focus on individual Airmen, highlighting their Air Force story.) Ludwig van Beethoven once said, “Don’t only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets; art deserves that, for it and knowledge can raise man…

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Blood donor month: Be a silent hero with gift of life

Posted  January 21, 2016

DOBBINS AIR RESERVE BASE, Ga. (AFNS) — The Air Force has a long history when it comes to the national blood donation system. The system dates all the way back to World War II when the Army Air Corps created the capabilities to transport much needed blood products from the United States into campaign theaters….

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Free tax services available to military members, families

Posted  January 20, 2016

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — With the holidays now over, service members and their families might start looking toward another annual event, albeit one that generally garners far less excitement — filing taxes. The Defense Department wants service members and their families to know they can get free tax consultations and tax-filing software through Military OneSource, according…

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Admiral Tidd Takes Command of Southcom

Posted  January 20, 2016

MIAMI, Fla. — Navy Adm. Kurt W. Tidd took command of U.S. Southern Command during a ceremony at Southcom’s headquarters here today, succeeding Marine Corps Gen. John F. Kelly, who is retiring after four decades of service. Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff,…

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162nd Wing firefighters complete joint live fire training

Posted  January 20, 2016

TUCSON, Ariz. — Firefighters with the Arizona Air National Guard’s 162nd Wing located at Tucson International Airport participated in a joint live fire training with firefighters from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base and the Tucson International Airport on Dec. 8 at D-M AFB. This aircraft fire exercise provides personnel the opportunity to work with partner agencies to extinguish…

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