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Air Force announces retirement of Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski

Posted July 30, 2018 by

Air Force officials announced July 26 that Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, commander of Air Force Materiel Command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, will retire in September.

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AF officials announce NCO retraining program

Posted July 27, 2018 by Richard Salomon

The Air Force has announced the Noncommissioned Officer Retraining Program for fiscal year 2019 and will update the number of available slots on the retraining advisory on or about Aug. 1.  The retraining program allows Airmen on their second or subsequent enlistments in adequately manned Air Force career fields to retrain into selected specialties to…

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Around the Air Force: July 26

Posted July 27, 2018 by

On this look Around the Air Force, F-22 pilots practice firing live missiles during exercise Combat Archer. Air Mobility Command is accepting applications for active-duty mobility pilots to pioneer a new aviator technical track program, and the Joint Space Operations Center transitioned to a Combined Space Operations Center.

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Edwards test squadron completes Joint Strike Missile test program

Posted June 15, 2018 by Kenji Thuloweit

A team of U.S. Air Force engineers, test pilots and Norwegian government and industry personnel recently completed a large phase of testing for the Joint Strike Missile.

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Air Force grounds B-1B Lancer fleet after emergency landing

Posted June 11, 2018 by AP

U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command has grounded its B-1B Lancer fleet after one of the bombers made an emergency landing in Texas. Gen. Robin Rand ordered the safety stand-down June 7. The Air Force says a safety investigation after the May 1 emergency landing found a problem with ejection seat components that caused the…

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Air Force transitions to a single combat uniform

Posted May 14, 2018 by

U.S. Air Force leaders have announced the service will move to a single combat utility uniform, adopting the Operational Camouflage Pattern, or OCP, already in use by the Army and Airmen in combat zones and in certain jobs across the Air Force. Starting Oct. 1, 2018, Airmen who have serviceable OCPs may wear the uniform,…

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Around the Air Force: May 11

Posted May 14, 2018 by

On this look around the Air Force, Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson signs a letter of intent to partner with the National Science Foundation and an expert from the Headquarters Air Education and Training Command visited the 58th Special Operations Wing at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, to discuss the Continuum of…

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Air Force directs one-day operational safety review

Posted May 9, 2018 by

Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein directed all Air Force wings with flying and maintenance functions to execute a one-day operational safety review by May 21, 2018. “I am directing this operational safety review to allow our commanders to assess and discuss the safety of our operations and to gather…

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BACN goes global after delivering CENTCOM comms for 9 years

Posted May 2, 2018 by Benjamin Newell

The people who manage the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node want to keep a sense of urgency as the system transitions from Joint Urgent Operational Need to Program of Record.

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AF announces changes to Courses 14 and 15

Posted April 27, 2018 by

Effective immediately, Air Force officials have removed the requirement to complete Courses 14 and 15 for all Airmen serving in the active component. Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve Airmen will have the option to complete their enlisted professional military education through distance learning or in-residence attendance. Airmen will no longer be required to…

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