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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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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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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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Tuskegee Airman visits March medical teams

Posted April 17, 2015 by

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kevin Mitterholzer Col. Kristin A. Hillery, commander, 752nd Medical Squadron, presents Dr. Thurston Gaines, Tuskegee Airman, a shirt and coin from the 752 MDS at March Air Reserve Base, Apr. 11, 2015. Gaines was invited to speak to members of the medical squadron about his time spent in a German…

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Women’s History Month spotlight: Maj. Christina Hopper, fighter pilot

Posted March 11, 2016 by Air Force Reserve Command Public Affairs

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. (AFNS) — March is National Women’s History Month and this year’s theme is “Working to Form a More Perfect Union: Honoring Women in Public Service and Government.” Women’s History Month started as a national celebration in 1981, when Congress authorized the president to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982,…

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