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Technological innovations in the history of the U.S. Air Force

From the earliest days of flight, airmen strived to set or exceed new altitude, speed, and distance records. The USAF has fostered new technologies resulting in sometimes exponential improvements in these and other areas.

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U.S. Air Force celebrates 70th anniversary

U.S. military aviation has changed over the years — from bi-planes during World War I to the modern jet fighter aircraft — but one thing remains constant, the motivation and resiliency of U.S. Airmen to protect and defend their home. On Sept. 18, the U.S. Air Force will celebrate its 70th anniversary.

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Thunderbolts prepare for Air Force 70th Birthday

Sept. 18, 1947, is seen as the official birth of the Air Force which has a rich history that revolutionized how the U.S. military functions as we know it today. Today’s Air Force is comprised of more than 680,000 Airmen, made up of active duty, reservists, guardsmen and civilians all who have answered our Nation’s…

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Health assessments ensure F-35 crew chiefs are fit to fight

It was a regular day on the flightline at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

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Modern Day Air Force

Modern Day Today, the U.S. Air Force is the largest, most capable and most technologically advanced air force in the world, with about 5,778 manned aircraft in service, approximately 156 Unmanned Combat Air Vehicles, 2,130 Air-Launched Cruise Missiles, and 450 intercontinental ballistic missiles. The U.S. Air Force has approximately 328,439 personnel on active duty, 74,000…


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Luke honor guardsmen get relief from AZ sun

Posted  August 4, 2016

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Luke Air Force Base Honor Guard members are getting relief from the Arizona heat from sunshades that were installed June 10 outside the honor guard building. Honor guardsmen train for hours daily to maintain a high level of professionalism for funerals, ceremonies and presentation of colors. Installation of the…

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Education center offers path to degrees

Posted  August 4, 2016

For decades, data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics have shown that workers with higher education have lower unemployment rates and higher earnings than those without. The bottom line? Earning a college degree increases the probability of obtaining a higher-paying job and staying employed. For service members interested in pursuing higher education after transitioning from…

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Battlefield Airmen use science to beat heat

Posted  August 4, 2016

Of all the threats facing battlefield Airmen and other special operations forces, heat doesn’t typically come to mind; however, heat-related illness is a critical factor for personnel operating in extreme temperatures. Dr. Reginald O’Hara and his exercise physiology research team at the U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, part of the Air Force Research…

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Salutes & Awards

Posted  August 4, 2016

AETC names Allen trophy heir The following individual received the Air Education and Training Command nomination for the General Lew Allen Jr. Trophy: Company grade officer: Capt. Keith Bacon, 54th Maintenance Squadron, Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico 19th AF announces Sijan award The following individual received the 19th Air Force nomination for the Lance…

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Paralegal career field opens

Posted  August 4, 2016

The paralegal career field is opening up for those interested in training for a change. “Retraining into the 5J0X1 paralegal career field provides a great environment for those looking for a career that offers a sense of pride, independence, personal growth and accomplishment at the end of each work day,” said Senior Master Sgt. Deanna…

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