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Time for ‘Your Holiday Bill is on Us’ sweepstakes

Posted December 1, 2017 by Courtesy of AAFES

The nation’s military exchanges and the Defense Commissary Agency are joining forces to put some jingle back in military shoppers’ pockets by picking up the tab on their MILITARY STAR cards with the Your Holiday Bill Is On Us sweepstakes. The Army & Air Force Exchange Service has offered the sweepstakes to its customers for…

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F-35A enters Edwards’ BAF for first time

Posted November 25, 2015 by by Rebecca Amber

An F-35A Lightning II entered the Benefield Anechoic Facility at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., for the first time Sept. 14. The aircraft is undergoing Electromagnetic Environmental Effects testing, called E3 or “Triple E” by the team. “What that means is we’re testing the different electronic components on the jet and making sure they don’t…

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Luke pilot flies 500th hour in F-35

Posted February 4, 2016 by Story and photo by Airman 1st Class RIDGE SHAN

Lt. Col. Matthew Hayden, 56th Fighter Wing chief of safety and pilot attached to the 61st Fighter Squadron, made history Tuesday at Luke Air Force Base as the first Air Force pilot to achieve 500 flight hours in an F-35 Lightning II. Hayden achieved this milestone flying his 270th sortie, a routine training mission, which…

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Exchange offers chance to win Demetrios bridal gown

Posted April 21, 2016 by Courtesy of AAFES

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service will make tying the knot extra special for two lucky couples this summer with the Demetrios Bridal Gown Sweepstakes. Through June 30, brides, grooms and any Exchange shopper can enter for a chance to win one of two Demetrios bridal gowns courtesy of Demetrios Bridal,  Asia Pacific and…

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Nominations for first Air Force enlisted RPA pilots being accepted

Posted August 10, 2016 by Kat Bailey

The Air Force is accepting nominations to fill its first class of enlisted remotely piloted aircraft pilots as part of a deliberate approach to enhance the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance mission. The first enlisted RPA pilot selection board will convene at the Air Force Personnel Center, Jan. 23-26, 2017, with application packages due to AFPC…

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944th Airmen support Exercise Valiant Shield

Posted November 4, 2016 by by Maj. PHILIP WIESER

ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam — Members from the 944th and 452nd logistic readiness squadrons performed their annual training alongside the 36th LRS at Andersen AFB, in support of Exercise Valiant Shield 2016. The biennial field training exercise provided the Airmen the opportunity to integrate and support more than 3,000 additional service members and U.S….

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Around the Air Force: Jan. 25

Posted January 25, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, the preferred base locations for the MQ-9 Reaper and KC-46A Pegasus are announced and Travis Air Force Base’s environmental restoration program is certified.

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So others may dream

Posted March 22, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Peter Thompson

At what point in time did you realize your calling in life? Can you pinpoint a specific moment when you decided the goal you would dedicate yourself to?

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Around the Air Force: May 16

Posted May 17, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, Dr. Heather Wilson is sworn in as the 24th Secretary of the Air Force, Airmen are being encouraged to share their ideas for revitalizing squadrons, and Air University has cancelled Squadron Officer School Class 17G.

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Around the Air Force: July 19

Posted July 19, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force a Wounded Warrior receives the Pat Tillman award at the ESPYs, a medical exercise in Minnesota provides free healthcare for local residents, and Red Flag 17-3 features F-35s from both the Air Force and the Marine Corps.

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