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Air Force

Women’s History Month, playing a key role in RPA aviation

Posted March 2, 2016 by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Y. Barclay

CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nevada — Many people say you can’t know where you’re going without knowing where you’ve been. For some this quote may not mean much, but for the women of the 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing who provide the Air Force’s largest remotely piloted aircraft enterprise with support this statement rings true….

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Local

AFSOUTH Airman selected as Honor Flight guardian

Posted March 1, 2016 by 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) Public Affairs  

DAVIS-MONTHAN AFB, Ariz. — How would you feel if a memorial was erected in your honor and you never had a chance to see it? For many World War II Veterans this is a reality. But thanks to Honor Flight Network and its volunteers, some vets will be able to visit the memorial that was built…

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Air Force

Hill’s F-35s drop first weapons

Posted February 29, 2016 by Nathan Simmons

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah (AFNS) — Airmen from the 388th and 419th fighter wings dropped laser-guided bombs at the Utah Test and Training Range the week of Feb. 25, marking the first time an F-35 Lightning II combat unit has deployed weapons from the F-35A. Lt. Col. George Watkins, the 34th Fighter Squadron commander, said…

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Air Force

Learning my role

Posted February 24, 2016 by Senior Airman Ramon A. Adelan

BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, California — Time and time again I hear, “Everyone makes senior airman, and it’s no big deal.” If it wasn’t a big deal, something to be proud of or a stepping stone, why is there a rank in the first place? I put on senior airman earlier this year and I can tell…

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Local

309th AMARG wing refurbishment key to Special Operations Forces Combat Talon II mission

Posted February 23, 2016 by Terry Pittman

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Arizona  — Teamwork and ongoing process improvement efforts at the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group resulted in an early shipment of the first of seven refurbished outer wing sets for the MC-130H Combat Talon IIs operated by Air Force Special Operations Command. The 309th AMARG is based at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base,…

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Air Force

It’s a bird, it’s a plane … it’s a UAV

Posted February 19, 2016 by Dave Smith

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AFNS)  — Due to popularity and past holiday sales, the amount of unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, have soared. The Federal Aviation Administration estimated more than one million UAVs were sold during the year-end holiday season. With that many new drones added to existing numbers, federal, state and local officials are concerned…

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World

F-22 Raptors conduct show of force over South Korea

Posted February 17, 2016 by 51st Fighter Wing Public Affairs

OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea (AFNS) — Four U.S. F-22 Raptors conducted a combined formation flight alongside South Korean F-15K Slam Eagles and U.S. F-16 Fighting Falcons here to demonstrate the capabilities of both nations Feb. 17, in response to recent provocative actions by North Korea. “The F-22 Raptor is the most capable air superiority…

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People and Places

Every scarf tells a story

Posted February 16, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Marci Copland

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Arizona — Within a dusty room, a simple conversation took place among four officers stationed at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan, which would not only change their lives, but the lives of oppressed women struggling to survive in a Taliban-ravaged province. In 2011, Capt. Joseph Stenger III, 62nd Fighter Squadron F-35 instructor…

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Local

Applying pressure

Posted February 15, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Ashley N. Steffen

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Running through the same morning routine before work, Ivan Grijalva climbed into his truck for his commute to work. As he was driving down a Tucson country road, a single headlight appeared in Grijalva’s rearview mirror. The vehicle sped past his truck and proceeded ahead. The fast-moving motorcycle headed towards a…

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People and Places

Love, Service, and Sacrifice

Posted February 12, 2016 by Tech Sgt. Schelli Jones

BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — “Will you marry me?” It’s a phrase that invokes an abundance of emotions for many, and depending on the answer, the beginning of a new journey. Marriages and relationships are all about compromise, communication, teamwork, sacrifice, commitment and love.Everyone has an opinion of what makes a marriage successful. Most married couples will…

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