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Air Force faces fighter pilot shortage

The Air Force is in the midst of a pilot shortage. While most platforms are affected by the shortage, the fighter pilot community has been hit the hardest.

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Upgrade advances A-10s search capability

A-10C Thunderbolt IIs assigned to active duty fighter squadrons at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., are in the process of having new lightweight airborne recovery systems installed.

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SecAF highlights progress at AFA breakfast

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James addressed the Air Force Association’s Air Force Breakfast Series Jan. 6, at the Key Bridge Marriot in Arlington, Va.

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Razor’s Edge: Practicing mass casualty recovery

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier A U.S. Air Force pararescueman from the 48th Rescue Squadron provides overwatch during a mass casualty exercise at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., Dec. 8, 2016. Pararescuemen were air dropped into the site of a simulated plane crash, where they triaged casualties and had them airlifted from…

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47th Fighter Squadron celebrates their heritage

On the eve of the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, the 47th Fighter Squadron gathered their alumni to celebrate the unit’s history Dec. 6-7, 2016.


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Yesterday’s Air Force: Gen. Henry ‘Hap’ Arnold

Posted  December 5, 2016

This episode of Yesterday’s Air Force looks at the career of Gen.Henry H. “Hap” Arnold, the only man to ever hold both grades of general of the Army and general of the Air Force.

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A-10 CTF conducts ops testing

Posted  December 2, 2016

The Air National Guard Air Force Reserve Command Test Center, A-10 Combined Test Force conducted operational testing at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Nov. 28, 2016.   

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12th Air Force (AFSOUTH) command chief removed

Posted  December 2, 2016

The Command Chief Master Sergeant of Twelfth Air Force and Air Forces Southern at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., was relieved of his position Nov. 28. Lt. Gen. Mark Kelly, commander of 12th AF (AFSOUTH), removed Chief Master Sgt. Jose Barraza due to a loss of confidence in his abilities to carry out his duties. Barraza…

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2016 Federal Benefits Open Season runs through Dec. 12

Posted  December 2, 2016

The Office of Personnel Management has set the dates for the 2016 Federal Benefits Open Season from Nov. 14 through Dec 12, which includes the Federal Employees Health Benefits program, the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance program and the Federal Flexible Spending Accounts program. Open season gives federal employees and retirees the opportunity to…

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357th Fighter Squadron

Posted  December 2, 2016

Mission: Train pilots to plan, coordinate, execute and control day and night close-air support, battlefield surveillance, and reconnaissance in support of friendly ground forces. Vision: Through disciplined and efficient instruction, build aggressive, quick thinking, combat-ready attack pilots with solid foundational mindsets and a technically accurate understanding of the A-10 and its tactical employment. Description: The…

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