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Air Force leaders address aircrew crisis

More than 60 Air Force senior leaders discussed the Air Force’s aircrew crisis which has left the service more than 1,500 pilots short of its requirements Sept. 22, 2017, at Joint Base Andrews, Md.

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Local Airman takes first in Air Force Marathon

“The brutal honesty of the sport intrigues me. You have to work hard or you’re not going to get better.” These were the words of the winner of the Air Force Marathon held at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, Sept. 16, 2017.

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SECAF outlines Air Force priorities during speech

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson discussed the state of the Air Force during the Air Force Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference Sept. 18, 2017.

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Quick learning, ‘deployed mentality’ lead to LRASM’s successful launch

No test at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., can be considered simple, but when you add in numerous organizations with their own language and procedures, along with a test aircraft with engine problems, then that makes accomplishing the mission all that more challenging.

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Goldfein delivers Air Force update

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein provided an update to his three focus areas during his remarks at the Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Md., Sept. 19, 2017.


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Female Airmen gain time to make separation decision when pregnant

Posted  May 1, 2017

Female Airmen now have up to 12 months after having a baby to request separation from the service under the Air Force’s new Diversity and Inclusion initiative. This policy change, effective April 26, 2017, gives female Airmen more time to better understand and assess how they can balance a military career and family needs, ensuring…

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Around the Air Force: May 1

Posted  May 1, 2017

On this look around the Air Force, two F-35As deploy to Estonia for the first time, Global Strike Command Airmen test launch a Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile, and the 500,000th person has graduated from the Community College of the Air Force.

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Lightning strikes first

Posted  April 28, 2017

The Lightning Team of the 461st Aircraft Maintenance Unit at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., took the First Quarter Weapons Load Competition title, which was held April 3, 2017, at Hangar 1600.

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New hypoxia trainer saves time, money and lives

Posted  April 28, 2017

Pilots and aircrew members at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., may be able to breathe easier knowing they don’t have to go to another base anymore for required hypoxia training.

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Volunteers honored for their vital role to the Edwards mission

Posted  April 28, 2017

Air Force photograph by Christopher Higgins Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander, and Megan Rosario hold up a giant check showing how much volunteering has helped Edwards. Volunteer efforts at Edwards in the past year totaled 23,784 hours, which translated to a dollar amount totaling $561,517. Team Edwards held its annual Volunteer Appreciation…

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