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A Brief History of the U.S. Air Force

Posted September 17, 2016 by Christopher McCune

For more than 100 years, the United States military has endeavored to master not just the battlefields that we sail or trod upon, but the realms of air and space. As the U.S. Air Force approaches its 69th birthday as an independent service on Sept. 18, we take these few moments to reflect on where…

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Around the Air Force: Jan. 6

Posted January 6, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, Airmen march in the Rose Parade, coalition forces conduct more than 70 airstrikes in Syria and Iraq since the New Year, and an Air Force amputee is attempting to resume his career in Pararescue.

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Around the Air Force: Feb. 22

Posted February 22, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, NASA astronauts attend water survival training at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington and Lt. Gen. Arnold Bunch Jr. discusses how the Should Cost Program is saving the Air Force billions.

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Hill AFB maintainers gain experience at Luke

Posted November 19, 2015 by Story and photos by Airman 1st Class RIDGE SHAN

Airmen from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, finished advanced training on maintenance procedures for the F-35 Lightning II Nov. 3 at Luke Air Force Base. The Hill Airmen are part of a continuous cycle of maintainers being sent to Luke from Hill in order to develop their skills in two phases of training, first under…

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Tier organizations focus on Airmen

Posted February 4, 2016 by Story and photos by Airman PEDRO MOTA

An Airman walks into work believing it is another day at the office and is shocked to find out he has won an award for going above and beyond. The Focus Five Six NCO council carried out a similar scenario for Airman 1st Class Sean Jones, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron storage and issue apprentice, Jan….

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DoD Announces Pilot Tutor Program for Service Members

Posted April 14, 2016 by By Erin Roberts

PENSACOLA, Fla. — Officials with the Department of Defense Voluntary Education Program and the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support announced the launch of a pilot tutoring program that will provide service members with tutoring support at no cost, anytime, anywhere. “If a service member is struggling with a college course or simply needs help…

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Luke begins F-35 MRA course

Posted August 4, 2016 by Story and photos by Staff Sgt. STACI MILLER

Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. — Five Airmen are a little closer to becoming F-35A Lightning II crew chiefs as Luke began its first F-35 Lightning II Mission-Ready Airmen training class June 30. “It’s exciting to be the first F-35 MRA class at Luke,” said Airman Kyle George, Detachment 12, 372nd Training Squadron F-35 MRA…

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‘Q4Z’ aims to eliminate on-duty fatalities, injuries

Posted November 4, 2016 by by DARLENE COWSERT

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. — The new fiscal year brings a renewed emphasis from Air Force occupational safety professionals to the Quest for Zero initiative, which sets a goal of zero on-duty injuries and fatalities. “I’m often asked why we promote Quest for Zero,” said Bill Parsons, the Air Force chief of occupational safety….

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Air Force faces fighter pilot shortage

Posted January 20, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes

The Air Force is in the midst of a pilot shortage. While most platforms are affected by the shortage, the fighter pilot community has been hit the hardest.

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Squadron revitalization leads to EPME changes

Posted March 15, 2017 by

The reenlistment and extension ineligibility requirement will be removed from the enlisted professional military education program effective March 15, 2017 according to Air Force officials. Air Force deputy chief of staff for manpower, personnel and services Lt. Gen. Gina Grosso, approved the change, removing the automatic reenlistment or extension ineligibility status for Airmen who fail…

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