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Okinawa tour benefits Citizen Airmen

Integrating seamlessly into the 18th Wing at Kadena Air Base, Japan, and providing some much needed manpower relief was key to the success of Operations Patriot Habu.

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Repair Network Integration: Building a better repair network

At the core of every maintenance action is a maintainer’s determination to keep the Air Force’s fleet of aircraft mission-ready.

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Policy changes allow Airmen to retrain into special operations

In a move to meet the high-demand signal for the Air Force’s Battlefield Airmen, the service announced changes to retraining and cross-flow, outlined in a policy memorandum dated April 25, 2016.

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Goldfein hosts first town hall with CMSAF

The Air Force’s top officer and enlisted leader hosted a town hall forum in the Boyd Auditorium at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., July 20, 2016.

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Goldfein swears in as 21st CSAF

Gen. David L. Goldfein was sworn in as the Air Force’s 21st chief of staff by Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James during a ceremony at the Pentagon July 1, 2016. As the Air Force’s most senior uniformed leader, Goldfein is responsible for ensuring the 660,000 active-duty, Guard, Reserve and civilian airmen under his command…

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Exchange shoppers can win a $5,000 gift card courtesy of Promotion in Motion

Posted  April 28, 2016

Shoppers with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service can enter to win a sweet surprise this summer during the Candy Carnival sweepstakes. One lucky winner will receive a $5,000 Exchange gift card courtesy of Promotion in Motion, the makers of Welch’s and Sour Jacks. Shoppers can enter between today and July 7 at www.shopmyexchange.com/sweepstakes….

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted  April 28, 2016

Earlier this month I attended the Air Force Chaplain Corps Summit. The chaplain summit is the annual gathering of Air Force, major command and wing-level chaplain corps leaders to hear from Air Force leadership, review the needs of the force and determine ways to meet those needs, from our perspective as providers of spiritual care….

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Analyzing failure, realizing success, who owns it?

Posted  April 28, 2016

Editor’s note: The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Air Force, Defense Department or the U.S. Government. AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar — “We have an issue. I’ll call him in and figure out why he failed to…,” said…

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F-16 pilots learn to fight at night

Posted  April 28, 2016

Student pilots at Luke Air Force Base are learning important skills and combat tactics essential to flying and fighting at night. Training to master nighttime operations enables a pilot to utilize a vast set of tools and strategies to increase their lethality in combat situations. “Night flying requires more detailed attention,” said Maj. Michael Blauser,…

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Airman swims into university’s hall of fame

Posted  April 28, 2016

For one 96th Test Wing Airman, the wild blue yonder isn’t overhead but below and in front of his gaze as he stands on the starting block waiting for his signal. Senior Airman Francisco Perez Castillo, a 96th Maintenance Group administrator, has been swimming since age 4. He joined his first swim team a year…

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