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Tactical signals intelligence originates in World War I

Posted September 1, 2017 by by LORI TAGG

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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Health & Safety

SERE teaches SPEAR: Airmen learn primal defense tactics

Posted October 6, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer

For the first time since learning the course themselves, Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape specialists hosted a two-hour-long introductory course in the combative system of Spontaneous Protection Enabling Accelerated Response at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 28.

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355th Fighter Wing commander updates community partners

Posted February 14, 2018 by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby

The 355th Fighter Wing commander met with members of the Davis-Monthan Tucson Valley Council for a quarterly update here Feb. 9.

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F-35 fires first AIM-9X missile

Posted January 22, 2016 by 412th Test Wing Public Affairs

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AFNS) — An F-35 fighter jet from the 461st Flight Test Squadron launched an AIM-9X missile for the first time over the Pacific Sea Test Range Jan. 12. The flight sciences aircraft, AF-1, of the Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force, was piloted by David Nelson, the Lockheed Martin chief…

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309th AMARG: America's "National-level Airpower Reservoir" celebrates 70th anniversary

309th AMARG: America’s “National-level Airpower Reservoir” celebrates 70th anniversary

Posted April 11, 2016 by Senior Airman Cheyenne A. Powers

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Through every key military scene on the stage of American history following World War II up to present day – American Airpower has played a leading role. During its 70 years the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group directly enabled the nation to respond to crisis. Although the name…

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15th SOS evacuates med students after hurricane

Posted October 6, 2017 by by Tech. Sgt. Shawn Nickel

BARBADOS  —  Aircrew members with the 15th Special Operations Squadron deployed from Hurlburt Field, Florida, evacuated 19 medical students from the island of Dominica Sept. 23, 2017, after it was devastated by Hurricane Maria. The Air Commandos flew through the night after being tasked on short notice, then volunteered again to rush to the aid…

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Salutes & Awards

Motivated, dedicated, a step above the rest

Posted June 15, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Giovanni Sims

They may be dramatically visible – a missing limb or facial scar. They may also dwell beneath the skin’s surface as mental trauma that persists long after its elicited events. For many veterans, their wounds are obstacles, but for one there is nothing that can hinder his strive for excellence.

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East Coast training provides joint experience for Army, Air Force

Posted August 19, 2016 by Carolyn Herrick

Approximately 50 Air Force Reserve Airmen from the 943rd Rescue Group deployed for training to the East Coast for joint operations July 31 to Aug 12.

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Goldfein’s revitalizing squadrons initiative process begins

Posted February 27, 2017 by Lt. Col. Brus Vidal

The Air Force District of Washington and Joint Base Andrews are on the leading edge of a chief of staff of the Air Force initiative that will impact the total force Air Force.

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AF upgrades to Windows 10

Posted February 14, 2018 by

In accordance with the Department of Defense mandate, the Air Force must complete the Microsoft Windows 10 migration by March 31, 2018. Any operating system not upgraded by the deadline will be denied access to the network.

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