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U.S. Air Force: Week in photos

Posted April 28, 2016 by Courtesy Photos

A KC-135R Stratotanker with the Ohio Air National Guard’s 121st Air Refueling Wing flies in a formation April 15. Two C-17 Globemaster IIIs from the 437th Airlift Wing prepare to drop Soldiers April 15 from the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The mass tactical exercise helped prepare both units for any future…

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AF releases criteria for basing new F-16 training squadrons

Posted August 12, 2016 by

The Air Force released basing criteria Aug. 11 that will be used to select candidate bases to establish additional permanent formal training units using F-16 Fighting Falcons from Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The Air Force needs to increase fighter pilot production as part of the service’s efforts to address its fighter pilot shortage. However,…

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Around the Air Force: Nov. 15

Posted November 16, 2016 by

On this look around the Air Force the 301st Fighter Wing returns home from Afghanistan, Airmen participate in exercise Tonnerre Lightning, and Airmen and firefighters attend an emergency medical technician course.

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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman James Hensley
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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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AF addresses pilot shortage

Posted March 31, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Jannelle McRae

Lt. Gen. Gina Grosso, the Air Force manpower, personnel and services deputy chief of staff, testified on the pilot shortage before the House Armed Services subcommittee on Military Personnel in Washington, D.C., March 29, 2017.

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AF presents fiscal year 2018 budget

Posted May 24, 2017 by

The Air Force presented its fiscal year 2018 president’s budget request May 23, 2017, following the Defense Department and sister services’ budget briefings. Maj. Gen. Jim Martin, the Air Force budget director, said the request supports the Secretary of Defense’s commitment to strengthening the U.S. military by improving warfighting readiness and addressing critical shortfalls while…

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Marines, Air Force on exchange program

Posted October 16, 2015 by Story and photo by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS

Since 1941, Luke has graduated more than 61,000 pilots and continues to graduate fighter pilots. From flying missions to deployments, military branches work as a team to keep the world safe. The U.S. Marines and the Air Force are participating together in the Joint Service Pilot Exchange Program where a Marine pilot is being trained…

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Year in Photos – April 2015

Posted January 7, 2016 by

Senior Airman Thomas Spangler A 61st Fighter Squadron F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter taxis prior to take off April 15 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. Ten F-35s from the 61st Fighter Squadron were sent to Nellis for the first-ever JSF deployment. The Las Vegas skyline is in the background. Tech. Sgt. Louis Vega…

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It’s a gas …

Posted March 17, 2016 by Capt. Hope Cronin

Capt. Hope Cronin An Eglin Air Force Base F-35 Lightning II receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to MacDill AFB approximately 100 miles off the Gulf Coast March 2 following the 58th Fighter Squadron’s first successful munition employment at a nearby range. Airmen from the 33rd Fighter Wing were able to complete modifications to…

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May: AF month in photos

Posted June 2, 2016 by

Senior Airman Justyn Freeman Senior Airman Jacob Nevills, 455th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron Dirt Boy, washes the concrete from his face after helping fill a footer May 3 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Members of the 455th ECES are digging out eight trenches to house eight footers for the future placement of four relocatable buildings. Senior…

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