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March, Travis team up to transport classic warbird

Posted October 23, 2015 by

U.S. Air Force loadmasters from the 312th Airlift Squadron, 349th Air Mobility Wing, Travis Air Force Base, California, stand on the ramp of their C-5M Supergalaxy discussing the safest and most efficient way to load a TBM Avenger. They will fly the classic war bird from March Air Reserve Base to the Marine Corps Air…

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U.S. Air Force photo/James Rainier
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March delivers last of 12 GPS IIF satellites

Posted October 15, 2015 by U.S. Air Force photo/James Rainier

A quality assurance team from the 45th Launch Group off-loads an Air Force GPS IIF-12 satellite from a 452nd Air Mobility Wing C-17 Globemaster III on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, Oct. 8, 2015. A crowd from the government and industry partnership, who will complete the satellite’s final assembly, gathered on the Cape’s “Skid…

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AirFest 2016: Thunder over the Empire!

Posted October 13, 2015 by

Save the dates, April 16-17, 2016 for March Field’s first air show since 2012! Admission is free and the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will be the headliners! Please help us spread the word that these dates were recently changed to accommodate the Thunderbirds’ schedule, but that these new dates are firm. We will soon be…

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Air Force

Defend your waistline with football tailgating favorites

Posted October 13, 2015 by by Arielle “Dani” Lebovitz, MS, RDN, CSSD, LD, CDE

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — Football season is finally here, which means it’s time to huddle around the big screen or kick off with your tailgating game-time favorites.  Super bowl Sunday is the second biggest food day of the year behind Thanksgiving according to the USDA.  And per the Calorie Control Council, cheering for…

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U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kevin Mitterholzer
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Enlisted Evaluation System roadshow unveils process

Posted October 13, 2015 by by Senior Airman Kevin Mitterholzer

Airmen were introduced to the new Enlisted Evaluation System at one of two briefings given here, Sunday, Oct. 4. The new system, which became effective Oct. 1, is designed to more easily recognize outstanding Airman. Under the old Enlisted Performance Report system, scores were easily inflated, making it more difficult to distinguish between exceptional and…

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Innovation: Never stop improving

Posted October 13, 2015 by by Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station commander

CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN AIR FORCE STATION, Colo. (AFNS) — “Another article on innovation?” you say. I don’t have to tell you that there are more challenges across the Air Force than any time that I can recall: manning reductions, reduced budgets, infrastructure we can no longer afford, new requirements; response to advanced cyber threats, and the…

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ESPYs honor retired Army Master Sgt. King

Posted October 13, 2015 by by George A. Smith

When retired Master Sgt. Cedric King came to watch the professional athletes arrive on the Red Carpet of ESPN’s Excellence in Sports Performance Awards (ESPYS) in Los Angeles, California, little did he know he would be joining the stars on the crimson ribbon of honor. It all started when the American Forces Network’s (AFN’s) Air…

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AF leadership talks total force current climate

Posted September 25, 2015 by by Staff Sgt. Kat Justen

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Members of senior leadership from the active-duty Air Force, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve, as well as the principal deputy to the secretary of the Air Force for manpower and reserve affairs, convened for a discussion panel regarding the status of the total force at the Air Force Association’s Air…

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Happy 68th birthday U.S. Air Force!

Posted September 18, 2015 by from MilitaryTimes.com

The official date of the founding of the U.S. Air Force is Sept. 18, 1947. It was a momentous event that more than six decades later has demonstrated the achievement of an Air Force second-to-none, yet the Air Force’s history and heritage goes back a lot further. From the time that the U.S. military purchased…

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Airman benefits from National Guard Bureau assignment

Posted September 18, 2015 by by Master Sgt. Julie Avey

Ever wonder what it would be like to serve at the National Guard Bureau (NGB)? Staff Sgt. Ricky Evans of the then 163rd Reconnaissance Wing, March Air Reserve Base, recently returned home from a tour at the Air National Guard Readiness Center, Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, where he served in the NGB Human Resources Directorate. “I had the opportunity…

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