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41st EECS Scorpions defend the force with Compass Call

Posted October 15, 2015 by Maj. Tony Wickman

BAGRAM AIR FIELD, AFGHANISTAN  — On the combat frontier in Afghanistan, the ability to disrupt or exploit enemy command and control communication is vital to protecting the lives of U.S. and coalition tactical air, surface and special operations forces. A big part of that mission is entrusted to the Airmen of the 41st Expeditionary Electronic Combat Squadron…

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Gone but not forgotten: Wreaths honor those who gave all

Posted December 15, 2015 by Sean Kimmons

ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) — Once Susan Zerbe learned that a CH-47 Chinook helicopter had been shot down in Afghanistan, killing all 30 U.S. troops on board, she knew her son was one of them. “I heard it on the news that morning and I just knew he was on there,” she said of her son,…

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The Wrestling Airman

Posted February 10, 2016 by Airman Basic Nathan H. Barbour 

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Two villains jumped in the wrestling ring and started to yell at the crowd. Loud boos and insults were hurled back in response. The show was sold out, the crowd had warmed up after watching some preliminary matches, and it was time for a big tag team match. Everyone was waiting…

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Control from the cockpit: Two former fighter pilots explain the meaning of air dominance

Posted April 1, 2016 by From Raytheon Company

Time was running out for Cesar “Rico” Rodriguez and the rest of the NATO fighter pilots. They’d pulled off a surprise strike on a Serbian surface-to-air missile site, but the attack was dragging on – and the enemy was about to hit back. Rodriguez picked up an enemy fighter streaking north from Pristina. It was…

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Chief becomes first AF E-9 to graduate Ranger School

Posted June 3, 2016 by Michael Bottoms

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AFNS) — For more than two months, Ranger students train to exhaustion. They push the limits of their bodies, minds and souls, and on average, one in three candidates makes it through the grueling course. The average U.S. Army Ranger School student is in the rank of E-4 through E-6…

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Retired Airman builds bonds, resilience with comedic veterans

Posted July 22, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Natasha Stannard

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. (AFNS) — After 28 years of service, Maj. Darlean Basuedayva was selected for retirement during the 2011 U.S. Air Force reduction board. Basuedayva dreamed of commissioning since she was in grade school, and was crushed by the separation, she said. The Air Force was not only her ticket out of working in…

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Luck, timing and a little bit of skill

Posted October 29, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Emily A. Kenney

HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. — Jim Harkins, 11 years old at the time, soared through the air in a sailplane, wide-eyed and terrified. Surrounded by strange, loud noises, he kept a firm white-knuckle grip on the handles in front of him. At that moment he knew, he was done with flying. All he could think was,…

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D-M Chaplain Corps

Posted January 8, 2016 by Senior Airman Cheyenne A. Powers

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz — You see them everywhere, at retirement ceremonies, change of command ceremonies, and even squadron holiday parties. They come visit you at work just to see how you’re doing. They might even bring cookies with them. They provide an ear for when you need to vent, and can give advice….

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United States Air Force Thunderbirds

Posted March 4, 2016 by

Mission The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds, performs precision aerial maneuvers demonstrating the capabilities of Air Force high performance aircraft to people throughout the world. The squadron exhibits the professional qualities the Air Force develops in the people who fly, maintain and support these aircraft. Objectives of the squadron are: – To…

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Airman Struck by the Thunderbolt

Posted April 14, 2016 by Tech. Sgt. Brandon Shapiro

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz — In the heart of the Sonoran Desert lies a 2,600-acre piece of land, a “boneyard,” where it is commonly understood a unique bond exists between an Airman and his aircraft. Since the days shortly after World War II, this particular piece of land, located on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base,…

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