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Air Force JROTC cadets graduate Summer Leadership School

Posted July 2, 2015 by by Megan Crusher

Fifty Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets from Rancho Verde High School and Arlington High School graduated from a two week summer leadership school, in the Cultural Resource Center, at March Air Reserve Base, June 26. (Ret.) Capt. Jeffrey Stein, JROTC instructor, from Rancho Verde High School, gave a special thanks to (Ret.)…

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New Exchange EXTRA app puts savings and more at shoppers’ fingertips

Posted February 6, 2015 by AAFES News Release 15-004

DALLAS – With the swipe of a finger, military shoppers can launch a brand-new way to connect with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service through its free Exchange EXTRA app. The app gives shoppers quick access to information on the latest Exchange promotions, contests, coupons, BE FIT information and more. The free app is…

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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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Sacrifices of the military child recognized during April

Posted April 17, 2015 by by Amaani Lyle

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — To highlight the year-round contributions, courage and patriotism of the military community’s youngest members, the Defense Department observes April as the Month of the Military Child, said a Pentagon official. Established by then-Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger in 1986, the month recognizes some 1.9 million U.S. military children ranging in age from infants…

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AF officials announce FY 2017 budget force structure changes

Posted February 19, 2016 by By Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Air Force officials released force structure changes resulting from the president’s fiscal year 2017 budget Feb. 12. This year’s budget request continues the momentum gained from the recovery provided by the 2015 Bipartisan Budget Act, but still reflects the tough choices the Air Force was forced to make as the demand for…

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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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Fly through the air…

Posted April 3, 2015 by

Courtesy photo/Josh Merk Staff Sgt. Emmanuel Parras, 752nd Medical Squadron, readies his trapeze dismount during a Single Airmen trip to the Santa Monica Pier, March 28. The Trapeze School New York gave Airmen a glimpse of what it’s like to fly without a plane. Parras said it looked easy but requires strength. “I’m still a…

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Gen. David L. Goldfein nominated as 21st CSAF

Posted April 29, 2016 by by Staff Sgt. Alyssa C. Gibson

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced April 26 that the president has nominated Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein to be the 21st chief of staff of the Air Force, succeeding Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, who has served in the position since 2012. “I’m extremely humbled by the…

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Air Force elevates discharge authority for transgender-related Airmen separations

Posted June 12, 2015 by by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Air Force leaders announced June 4 a change to the decision authority for involuntary separations for enlisted Airmen diagnosed with gender dysphoria or who identify themselves as transgender. “Though the Air Force policy regarding involuntary separation of gender dysphoric Airmen has not changed, the elevation of decision authority to the director, Air…

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Patriot Palm

Posted January 30, 2015 by

U.S. Air Force photo/SSgt. Kelly Goonan Twenty-Four Westover Airlift Control Flight Airmen deployed to Oahu, Hawaii, Jan. 11 to conduct the 4 day training exercise, “Patriot Palm”. This joint exercise also provided approximately 40 special federal agents with the opportunity to train loading, off-loading and securing equipment onto various Air Mobility Command aircraft. This exercise…

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