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U.S. service members mark Thanksgiving serving on global missions

While the vast majority of Americans will be sitting down with family for a Thanksgiving feast, hundreds of thousands of U.S. service members will be on guard around the world, ensuring their fellow citizens enjoy a day of peace. 

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Goldfein discusses changing face of war

New technologies, new tactics, new threats, limited budgets -- all these have combined to change the face of warfare in the 21st century, and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein is among the leaders sorting out just what that will mean.

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‘I will give you my best. I promise.’

Brig. Gen. Andrew MacDonald took command of the 162nd Wing in a ceremony Nov. 5 at the Tucson International Airport.

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Raytheon plans Southern Arizona expansion

Raytheon plans to expand its Southern Arizona operations by adding nearly 2,000 jobs at the Missile Systems business headquarters over a five year period.

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Future VR training will blend global partners, air, armor, ground forces

The Army is now working to tie together all of its simulations for combined-arms training to allow for the eventual inclusion of both joint and multi-national partners.


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These young faces

Posted  February 29, 2016

MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho — As Col. Michael Lawrence, the 366th Maintenance Group commander, riffled through pages of bullets highlighting the group’s 2015 achievements, he came across a photo of a nearly-unidentifiable airman standing atop a shadowy F-15E Strike Eagle. “On the front page of this package is [Airman 1st Class] Kristin Hall from Opp, Alabama,”…

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Hill’s F-35s drop first weapons

Posted  February 29, 2016

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah (AFNS) — Airmen from the 388th and 419th fighter wings dropped laser-guided bombs at the Utah Test and Training Range the week of Feb. 25, marking the first time an F-35 Lightning II combat unit has deployed weapons from the F-35A. Lt. Col. George Watkins, the 34th Fighter Squadron commander, said…

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AF stands up Chief Master Sergeant Academy

Posted  February 29, 2016

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. (AFNS) — The Chief Master Sergeant Academy faculty at Maxwell Air Force Base is preparing for the first class of students in April. The academy’s activation re-establishes the fourth level of enlisted professional military education and marks the first time the Air Force has had a stand-alone faculty and facility dedicated…

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Learning my role

Posted  February 24, 2016

BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, California — Time and time again I hear, “Everyone makes senior airman, and it’s no big deal.” If it wasn’t a big deal, something to be proud of or a stepping stone, why is there a rank in the first place? I put on senior airman earlier this year and I can tell…

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Air Force warns Airmen against talking politics on social media

Posted  February 24, 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 nine months away, the Air Force released an informational video, reminding Airmen of Department of…

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