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Air Force faces fighter pilot shortage

Posted January 20, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes

The Air Force is in the midst of a pilot shortage. While most platforms are affected by the shortage, the fighter pilot community has been hit the hardest.

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K-9: Keeping up on Certs

Posted January 20, 2017 by Senior Airman James Hensley

Most emergency services require some form of certification prior to being able to go out and save lives. This includes police, fire and medical services but most people don’t think about the certifications that K-9 are required to have.

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Air Force Marathon to feature two aircraft

Posted January 20, 2017 by

The Air Force Marathon has announced that they will be featuring not one but two aircraft on this year’s runners’ shirts and finisher’s medals. The event will feature both the F-22 Raptor and the P-51 Mustang.  “With this year being the Air Force’s 70th Birthday, we wanted to not only celebrate the future, with a…

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Around the Air Force: Jan. 20

Posted January 20, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, Airmen at Edwards Air Force Base, California, developed a new way to reduce the cost of testing fire suppression systems, a satellite launched from Vandenberg AFB, California, and Civilian Health Promotion Services is helping people quit smoking.

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AF announces NAS JRB Fort Worth as the preferred location for next F-35A base

Posted January 13, 2017 by

Air Force officials announced Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas, as the preferred location for the first Air Force Reserve-led F-35 base, which is expected to begin receiving its first F-35As in the mid-2020s. Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz.; Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla.; and Whiteman AFB, Mo., will be considered as…

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A Thunderbolt strikes in Kabul Afghanistan

Posted January 13, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota

Air Force photograph Capt. Cameron Taylor, 301th Aircraft Maintenance Unit officer in charge, begins his convoy training mission March 26, 2016, at Kabul, Afghanistan. Taylor became a convoy commander after completing his time being a passenger, driver and truck commander. As the sun rises above the mountains in Afghanistan, North Atlantic Treaty Organization military personnel…

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AF selects Shaw AFB as the preferred location to host a new RPA unit

Posted January 13, 2017 by

The Air Force has selected Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., as the preferred location to base a new MQ-9 Reaper group, including mission control elements. Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz.; Moody AFB, Ga.; Mountain Home AFB, Idaho; and Offutt AFB, Neb., were named as reasonable alternatives and will be considered as part of the environmental impact analysis…

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AF evolves policies to access more talent, maintain high standards

Posted January 13, 2017 by

The Air Force announced new policies on dress and appearance with regard to tattoos, as well as changes to service medical accession policy Jan. 9. These changes result from a review of Air Force accessions policies directed by Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James in 2016. “As part of our effort to attract and retain…

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Around the Air Force: Jan. 13

Posted January 13, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James talks about her priorities during her tenure.

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AFE Airmen maintain flight equipment through teamwork

Posted January 11, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook

Maintaining flight equipment for a fifth generation fighter aircraft requires precision and skill. Providing F-35 Lightning II pilots with the proper gear is essential for 61st Fighter Squadron Airmen at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

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