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Air Force

Air Force buys next lot of Pegasus tankers

Posted January 30, 2017 by

The Air Force has awarded a $2.1 billion contract to Boeing for the third Low Rate Initial Production lot of KC-46A Pegasus tankers.

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Around the Air Force: Jan 27

Posted January 30, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force the preferred Reserve led F-35 base is announced, Airmen aid Kurdish refugees, and the Air Force is focusing on cost-effective, cleaner energy solutions.

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Air Force

Education, direction: What is available to Airmen?

Posted January 27, 2017 by Senior Airman James Hensley

When it comes to education, there are many unknown variables and various directions Airmen can take to further themselves in their career or future.

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Salutes & Awards

Face of Defense: Marine reservist protects family from attacker

Posted January 27, 2017 by Marine Corps Sgt. Ian Leones

Marine Corps photograph by Sgt. Ian Leones Marine Corps Sgt. Gabriel R. McInnis, engineer equipment mechanic with Bulk Fuel Company C, 6th Engineer Support Battalion, 4th Marine Logistics Group, poses for a photo after receiving a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Jan. 7, 2017. McInnis received the medal…

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Defense Department Revamps Civilian RIF Process, Emphasizing Performance

Posted January 27, 2017 by Jim Garamone

Performance will be the primary factor in the future if the Defense Department has to resort to a civilian reduction in force, DOD officials said Jan. 26. The department revamped the rules for the reduction-in-force process as a result of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2016. That law requires the department to establish procedures…

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Veterans

Vietnam Medal of Honor recipient brought home to Phoenix

Posted January 27, 2017 by

Pilar Jimenez releases a dove in honor of her younger brother, 1969 Congressional Medal of Honor recipient U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Jose Francisco Jimenez, during the internment of Jimenez in Phoenix on Jan 17, 2017. Jimenez, originally a native of Mexico, moved with his family to Red Rock, Ariz. when he was 10 years…

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F-35: Luke maintainers integrate with Lockheed Martin

Posted January 25, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook

Airmen from the 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Unit at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., integrated with the Lockheed Martin maintainers to begin performing maintenance for the F-35 Lightning II beginning in Jan., eventually with the goal of taking over the U.S. F-35 maintenance for the unit.

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Air Force

AETC’s 75th Anniversary and the birth of a professional Air Force

Posted January 25, 2017 by Gary Boyd

On Jan. 23, 2017, Air Education and Training Command celebrates its 75th anniversary — a date much more important in our nation’s heritage than a simple mark in time.

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Tech Report: Air Force Research Lab

Posted January 25, 2017 by

The Air Force Research Laboratory discovers, develops, and integrates affordable warfighting technologies for the Air Force in air, space and cyberspace. In this Air Force Tech Report, learn about the science and technology of AFRL.

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Airmen, F-16s train in Souda Bay

Posted January 25, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Austin Harvill

From Jan. 20 to Feb. 3, the 31st Fighter Wing's 555th Fighter Squadron [Aviano Air Base, Italy] and Arizona Air National Guard's 161st Air Refueling Wing are participating in a Flying Training Deployment to Souda Bay, Greece.

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