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Local

‘We’re the last to let you down’: Rigger trades active-duty career for Guardian Angel mission

Posted August 5, 2016 by Carolyn Herrick

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Before a pararescueman jumps out the back of a cargo plane, the last thing on his mind should be whether or not his parachute will deploy. He shouldn’t wonder, before he jumps into a black abyss of water, if the jet ski package will be intact after its descent….

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AFMC Commander and Command Chief visit D-M

Posted August 5, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — U.S. Air Force General Ellen Pawlikowski, commander of Air Force Materiel Command, and Chief Master Sgt. Jason France, AFMC command chief, arrive at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., July 12, 2016. Air Force Materiel Command develops, acquires and sustains the aerospace power needed to defend the United States through…

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Air Force

Breaking News: Air Force declares the F-35A ‘combat ready’

Posted August 3, 2016 by HQ ACC Public Affairs

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — The F-35A Lightning II fifth generation fighter aircraft was declared ‘combat ready’ today by Gen. Hawk Carlisle, the commander of Air Combat Command. Carlisle lauded the aircraft’s performance, noting that the aircraft had met all key criteria for reaching initial operational capability. Airmen trained, manned and equipped to conduct basic…

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Air Force

MTIs and cadet cadre form partnership

Posted August 2, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Veronica Ward

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AFNS) — A group of military training instructors from Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, joined cadet cadre in Jacks Valley toward the end of July as part of an Air Education and Training Command and U.S. Air Force Academy training partnership. According to Lt. Col. Adam Larson, the 322nd Training Squadron…

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Sports

Military Sports: Undefeated USA Women’s Basketball Team beats China, 73-56

Posted August 1, 2016 by Gary Sheftick

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON — After losing to China by one point last year at the Conseil International du Sport Militaire’s Women’s Basketball Championship held in France, USA coach Army Lt. Col. William Johnson was determined that Team USA would stay on the ball at this year’s tournament. “Don’t leave the basketball,” Johnson implored his players….

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Air Force

Repair Network Integration: Building a better repair network

Posted July 30, 2016 by

At the core of every maintenance action is a maintainer’s determination to keep the Air Force’s fleet of aircraft mission-ready.

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Defense

Policy changes allow Airmen to retrain into special operations

Posted July 28, 2016 by

In a move to meet the high-demand signal for the Air Force’s Battlefield Airmen, the service announced changes to retraining and cross-flow, outlined in a policy memorandum dated April 25, 2016.

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Air Force

Policy changes allow Airmen to retrain into special operations

Posted July 28, 2016 by Senior Airman Ryan Conroy

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. — In a move to meet the high-demand signal for the Air Force’s Battlefield Airmen, the service announced changes to retraining and cross-flow, outlined in a policy memorandum dated April 25. The changes allow Airmen to be released from their current jobs in the Air Force to cross-train into the Special Tactics career…

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Air Force

Air Force Brothers: piloting their careers since birth

Posted July 26, 2016 by Airman Jackson Haddon

(U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman Jackson N. Haddon)ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — The year was 2013; the President of the United States was flying to Israel for Passover and three C-17 Globemaster III’s and one C-5 Galaxy would be accompanying him. Two of the pilots had more than the mission in common; they…

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Air Force

First-female amputee to return to cockpit

Posted July 25, 2016 by Senior Airman Ceaira

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. –After an above-the-knee amputation, one HC-130J pilot solidified her place in history as the sixth amputee and the first-female amputee to return to the cockpit July 22. Following nearly 15 months of rehabilitation, learning to walk, run and fly again, U.S. Air Force Capt. Christy Wise, 71st Rescue Squadron HC-130J…

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