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Airmen make it rain on ‘Weather Geeks’

Posted March 11, 2016 by 1st Lt. Carrie Volpe

Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia — For some Airmen, being called a weather geek is a term of endearment. Two Airmen from the 557th Weather Wing recently embraced their inner geek and will share their passion and expertise on an upcoming episode of “Weather Geeks” on the Weather Channel. Lt. Col. James Weaver, deputy commander of…

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Newest ‘Freedom Flyer’ takes final flight for his B-52 crew

Posted March 10, 2016 by Robert Goetz

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — The events on Dec. 20, 1972, were clearly on the mind of former Air Force pilot Paul Granger as he exited a T-38C Talon following a special hourlong flight March 3 that began and ended on the east flightline at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph. Caught up in the emotional…

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Resilience pays off on road to Air Force

Posted March 9, 2016 by Dave Smith

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AFNS) — From being a young boy who could not speak a word of English to an Airman who instructs others on the effects altitude has on the human body, Senior Airman Jae Yu, of the 21st Aerospace Medicine Squadron, practiced resilience far before he ever joined the Air Force. Myong…

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AF announces Operation Colony Glacier casualty recovery

Posted March 8, 2016 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Air Force announced on March 7 the names of two service members who have been recovered from a C-124 Globemaster II that was lost on Nov. 22, 1952. Airmen 2nd Class Thomas Condon and Conrad Sprague have been recovered and will be returned to their families for burial with full military honors….

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Airmen train for aircraft crash

Posted March 4, 2016 by Senior Airman Cheyenne Powers

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — People are on the ground screaming, parts of a plane are scattered everywhere, and a fire is raging. This was the scene that was set for the BUSHWHACKER 16-02 aircraft crash emergency management exercise at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb 24, 2016. “Units from all over the installation used…

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Wings of Blue: USAF Skydiving Team

Posted March 4, 2016 by

Mission The Wings of Blue have a long standing commitment to personal and organizational excellence as well as a storied history of success. While the airspace that the Wings of Blue operates in is one of the busiest in the world, their drop zone is one of the safest. The primary mission of the Wings…

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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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T-1A Jayhawk

Posted March 4, 2016 by

The T-1A Jayhawk is a medium-range, twin-engine jet trainer used in the advanced phase of specialized undergraduate pilot training for students selected to fly airlift or tanker aircraft. It is also used to support navigator training for the U.S. Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps and international services. The swept-wing T-1A is a military version of…

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MQ-1B Predator

Posted March 4, 2016 by

The MQ-1B Predator is an armed, multi-mission, medium-altitude, long-endurance remotely piloted aircraft that is employed primarily as an intelligence-collection asset and secondarily against dynamic execution targets. Given its significant loiter time, wide-range sensors, multi-mode communications suite, and precision weapons, it provides a unique capability to perform strike, coordination and reconnaissance (SCAR) against high-value, fleeting, and…

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Resilience on the Homefront: A POW wife’s story

Posted March 3, 2016 by Randy Martin

TUPELO, Miss. — When Capt. Carlyle “Smitty” Harris ejected from his F-105 Thunderchief Apr. 4, 1965, he left behind the cockpit of a doomed airplane and a family he dearly loved. At his 67th Tactical Fighter Squadron’s base in Okinawa, the captain’s wife was unaware her husband’s plane had been destroyed by antiaircraft fire and…

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