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Tech Report: New tech for boom operators

Posted January 25, 2019 by

As the new KC-46 Pegasus tanker aircraft comes on line, boom operators will have a whole new way of getting the job done.

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Around the Air Force: VR demo/3-D printed F-22 part

Posted January 25, 2019 by

On this look Around the Air Force, a virtual reality and augmented reality demonstration at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., and an F-22 Raptor gets a 3-D printed part.

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Air Force makes updates to enlisted evaluation policies

Posted January 23, 2019 by

The Air Force recently updated evaluation policies for enlisted Airmen, refining the process and requirements for enlisted performance reports. The revised policies are in response to feedback from the field and are geared towards increasing flexibility for commanders and empowering performance within the enlisted corps. “We are continuously making strides to reform our talent management…

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Air Force announces fiscal year 2019 aviation bonuses

Posted January 23, 2019 by

The Air Force announced Jan. 23 the details of the fiscal year 2019 Aviation Bonus program. The fiscal 2019 AvB program is designed to augment continuing aircrew retention efforts across the Air Force, by offering experienced aviators bonuses for signing tier-based contracts, ranging from three to 12 years of continued service. Congress raised the annual…

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Air Force Marathon makes major changes for 2019

Posted January 9, 2019 by

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Holly Ardern Runners participate in the 2018 Air Force Marathon. The Air Force Marathon opened registration for their 2019 event Jan. 1 with major changes designed to improve the experience for more than 12,000 annual runners. Marathon staff have added a 1K kids’ run, called the Tailwind Trot, and…

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Thunderbolt 2018 in Photos

Posted January 4, 2019 by

Thunderbolts, trainers kick off New Year’s wellness challenge Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook Sherri Biringer, 56th Force Support Squadron fitness specialist supervisor, takes the body measurements Jan. 8, 2018, of retired Air Force Tech. Sgt. Gary Sadler, a participant in the “New Year, New You” weight loss challenge, at the Bryant Fitness Center. The purpose…

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2018 In Photos

Posted January 4, 2019 by

2018 Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham A U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II, A-10C Thunderbolt II, P-51 Mustang, F-16 Fighting Falcon, and P-40 Warhawk fly in formation March 4, 2018, during the annual Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. During the course, aircrews practice ground…

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Reservist serves underserved communities

Posted December 7, 2018 by by Tech. Sgt. LOUIS VEGA Jr.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Native Americans make-up about 1.5 percent of the U.S. population. Tech. Sgt. Renelle Conner, 944th Medical Squadron dental flight chief and Reserve Citizen Airman, is working toward becoming an orthodontist. A member of the Yakama Native American Nation, in her hometown of Toppenish, Washington, Conner is committed to serving…

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F-35 HFT prepares for new demonstration profile

Posted December 7, 2018 by by Senior Airman ALEXANDER COOK

The F-35 Heritage Flight Team is officially transitioning to the F-35 Demonstration Team for the 2019 air show season taking their current flying profile to new heights. “The past year’s demonstration was sort of like an ‘appetizer,’ if you will,” said Capt. Andrew Olson, F-35 Demonstration Team pilot and commander. The new profile this year…

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AF extends high year of tenure for E-4s through E-6s

Posted November 2, 2018 by Secretary of the Air Force

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Air Force is extending the high year of tenure for senior airmen through technical sergeants beginning Feb. 1, 2019. The memo, signed Oct. 18, 2018, extends the high year of tenure from eight to 10 years for senior airmen, from 15 to 20 years for staff sergeants and from 20 to…

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