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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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Core values require credibility

Posted  June 20, 2016

COLUMBUS AIR FORCEB BASE, Miss. — When I think about our Core Values of Integrity First, Service Before Self, Excellence in All We Do, I can’t help but think there is one word that sums all of these up: credibility. Merriam Webster defines credibility as the quality of being believed or accepted as true, real,…

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Blended retirement system training now available

Posted  June 20, 2016

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Online training designed to educate Airmen about the new Blended Retirement System, the Defense Department system with changes on the current military retirement system, is now available via Joint Knowledge Online course number P-US1330. The course is also available to those without a Common Access Card — to include family members — via an alternate website….

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Security clearance investigations to include social media activity

Posted  June 17, 2016

People who use social media are constantly reminded to be careful when posting and sharing information because it's almost impossible to know who might be monitoring their activity.

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Torch lighting, honoring Vietnam vets kicks off 2016 Warrior Games

Posted  June 16, 2016

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AFNS) — The 2016 Department of Defense Warrior Games began here when Army Capt. Kelly Elmlinger, with help from comedian Jon Stewart, lit the official torch during the event’s opening ceremonies at the U.S. Military Academy. “Being selected to light the torch is as much an honor and privilege as competing for Team…

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Air Force warns Airmen against talking politics on social media

Posted  June 16, 2016

HILL AIR FORC BASE, Utah — In a year that will undoubtedly be headlined by politics both national and local, the Air Force is warning Airmen to watch what they say and how they say it. With the 2016 presidential election just a few months away, the Air Force released an informational video, reminding Airmen of Department…

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