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WHYP it into shape

With their heart pounding, lungs burning, leaden feet and heavy legs, thoughts of wanting to stop cross many runners’ minds. To overcome these thoughts, being surrounded by others that give encouraging words can help.

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Air Force Marathon makes major changes for 2019

The Air Force Marathon opened registration for their 2019 event Jan. 1 with major changes designed to improve the experience for more than 12,000 annual runners.

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One base, one boss: 355th wing strengthens mission competence

After winning the 2018 U.S. Air Force Commander-in-Chief’s Installation Excellence award, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona continued to strengthen its mission competence by officially re-designating as the 355th Wing on Jan. 2, 2019.

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Air Force Association recognizes D-M pilot

The annual joint awards dinner for the Old Pueblo Flight and Tucson’s Air Force Association Chapter was held on Dec. 6, 2018, at Davis-Monthan AFB. Each year the Daedalian Flight recognizes an active-duty pilot from Davis-Monthan AFB as its “Pilot of the Year.”  The winner was Capt. Sergio Lozano, 55th Electronic Combat Group. Lozano is…

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Digital Guardians: Installation Cyber Security

Due to technology’s exponential growth, access to powerful computers and dynamic software has become increasingly easier for a wide margin of people to obtain.


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National Security Act births AF

Posted  September 1, 2017

With the stroke of a pen, President Harry S. Truman signed the National Security Act of 1947 on Sept. 18, 1947. The Act created the National Military Establishment – later renamed the Department of Defense – and created the U.S. Air Force as a separate branch of the U.S. military. The signing began a three-year…

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World War I and between wars

Posted  September 1, 2017

In 1917, upon the United States’ entry into World War I, the first major U.S. aviation combat force was created when an Air Service was formed as part of the American Expeditionary Force. Maj. Gen. Mason Patrick commanded the Air Service of the AEF; his deputy was Brig. Gen. Billy Mitchell. These aviation units, some…

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The sky was never the limit

Posted  September 1, 2017

For more than a century, the U.S. Air Force has defended this country in the air, space and cyberspace through the skill and the bravery of American Airmen. • 1903 – 1911: The dawn of the new century witnessed man take to the air for the first time in a heavier-than-airspace powered aircraft conceived and…

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Tactical signals intelligence originates in World War I

Posted  September 1, 2017

FORT HUACHUCA — After the invention of the radio in the 1890s, the first widespread use of the technology for military communications occurred during World War I, when the ease of intercepting radio messages quickly spurred advances in encryption and decryption of codes and ciphers. The Military Intelligence Division in Washington, D.C. recognized the importance…

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Cold War and war in Korea

Posted  September 1, 2017

In practice, the Army Air Forces became virtually independent of the Army during World War II, but its leaders wanted formal independence. In November 1945, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower became Army Chief of Staff, while Gen. Carl Spaatz began to assume the duties of Commanding General, Army Air Forces, in anticipation of Arnold’s announced retirement….

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