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SECAF outlines Air Force priorities during speech

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson discussed the state of the Air Force during the Air Force Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference Sept. 18, 2017.

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100 years of ‘mateship’

Luke Air Force Base in Arizona hosts several nations for training in both the F-35A Lightning II and F-16 Fighting Falcon. This year is the 100th year that Australia has been partnered with the United States.

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Goldfein delivers Air Force update

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein provided an update to his three focus areas during his remarks at the Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Md., Sept. 19, 2017.

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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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Vet chooses to honor Air Force, gives thanks

Posted  December 2, 2016

Veterans Day has been set aside to honor the men and women who serve now or have served and the sacrifices they made for their country in the U.S. armed forces. It’s also a time for veterans to appreciate what the military has provided for them. For some that’s a new life, self-confidence and a…

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Recognition honors Tuskegee Airmen

Posted  December 2, 2016

A granite paver was unveiled Nov. 11 honoring World War II Tuskegee Airmen during a Veteran’s Day ceremony Nov. 11 at the Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza in Phoenix. Nate Carr, Archer-Ragsdale Arizona Chapter Tuskegee Airmen Inc. treasurer, began the program talking about the history of the battle for liberty the Tuskegee Airmen had to endure,…

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Spit tobacco smokeless: Still causes cancer

Posted  December 2, 2016

Although smokeless tobacco does not come with the danger of breathing hot smoke full of chemicals into the lungs, which is known to cause cancer, emphysema and other chronic, progressive diseases, it can cause cancer in the mouth, pancreas and esophagus, and be just as deadly. Smokeless tobacco is tobacco that is not burned. It…

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People First

Posted  December 2, 2016

Deployed electronic health records training available The Air Force Medical Service is developing an Electronic Health Record that will enable medical Airmen to treat those who are wounded while deployed in a harsh or isolated environment. Electronic Health Records track Airmen’s medical needs and document real-time data at every point of the Airman’s journey from when…

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Local family continues legacy at 944th

Posted  December 2, 2016

It’s not unusual for people to follow in the footsteps of their parents when choosing a career. One family has taken that notion a step further by having three generations serve in the 944th Fighter Wing. Senior Airman Ashlynd Vaughn, 944th Aeromedical Staging Squadron medical technician, is the daughter of Tech. Sgt. Jeff Fine, an…

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