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White Sands ‘Vipers’ – F-16 training thrives at Holloman

Posted January 23, 2015 by Lt. Col. FREDRICK SCOTT

Courtesy photo Lt. Col. Jerod Rick, 54th Fighter Group chief of standardization and evaluation, and 1st Lt. Taylor Roberts, 311th Fighter Squadron basic course student, prepare to taxi Nov. 13, 2014, in an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. Roberts became the first F-16 basic course student to get airborne in the…

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AF leaders seek relief from sequestration-level funding

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Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh III discussed the damaging effects of sequestration with members of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations’ Defense Subcommittee Feb. 27.

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Air Force News – April 10, 2015

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Alaska Rapid Raptor program training on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson exercised capabilities to quickly deploy a package of combat-ready F-22 Raptors and C-17 Globemaster IIIs loaded with supporting personnel and equipment to any forward operating base in the world. Arctic Region Two pairs of B-52 Stratofortresses completed simultaneous, round-trip sorties from their U.S. bases of Minot…

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Top Dogs drive F-35 program forward

Posted June 5, 2015 by Senior Airman JAMES HENSLEY

Courtesy Photo Lt. Col. Matt Vedder, right, 61st Fighter Squadron instructor pilot, gives a step brief to pilots at the 61st FS at Luke Air Force Base. Step briefs cover the most-up-to-date information including wind, weather, airspace and airfield conditions. The 61st Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base is laying the groundwork for future…

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Payday lenders prey on Airmen

Posted July 24, 2015 by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS

Loans can be very useful in life. From paying off bills to moving expenses, loans can help Airmen out when they need it. Sometimes Airmen are attracted to a less than ideal option of obtaining cash other than getting a traditional loan. What they may not realize is that going to a place that offers…

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Educating the sky’s eyes

Posted May 24, 2012 by Staff Sgt. Jason Colbert

Senior Airman Leslie Eccles, 56th Operations Support Squadron, briefs pilots on where possible threats will be located during their mission at Luke Air Force Base May 1. The OSS’s intelligence section is responsible for ensuring all personnel are aware of potential threats to the mission, whether they’re on the ground or in the air.

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Air Force News – July 20, 2012

Posted July 20, 2012 by anradmin

Arkansas Airmen at Little Rock Air Force Base recently received 721 iPads to be used as electronic flight bags for C-130 Hercules aircrews as part of Air Mobility Command’s effort to reduce paper waste and costs by replacing flight bags and loads of paperwork they hold with the electronic tablets.   New York Tactical Air Control…

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People First

Posted September 7, 2012 by

Redesigned program eases transition to civilian life A redesigned program will help ease every Airman’s transition to civilian life and better apply their military experience, Air Force officials said. The program is the first major overhaul of the transition assistance program for military members in nearly 20 years. The effort began in response to a…

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Air Force News – November 30, 2012

Posted November 30, 2012 by tomlear

F-35 begins integration phase of weapons testing The F-35 Lighting II, Joint Strike Fighter began the integration phase of weapons testing Oct. 26 at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., when the F-35A Conventional Takeoff and Landing aircraft successfully completed the first in-flight test with an AIM-120 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile. It was the first…

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Trip reduction survey gauges success

Posted February 22, 2013 by Staff Sgt. CJ HATCH

Maricopa County Air Quality Department recently sent out the annual trip reduction survey and Luke Air Force Base is within the area affected by the survey. The Trip Reduction Program began in the late 1980s as part of the State of Arizona’s response to a court ruling requiring greater efforts to reduce air pollution. One…

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