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DOD makes last-minute push for food donations in ‘Feds Feed Families’

"There were many times that we would go without just to feed the kids," Diane Carter said at the Pentagon today at a charity fair for the Feds Feed Families initiative.  "And at one point in time ... I had sold everything in my house, all my furniture and everything, just to feed the kids.

Air Force photograph by SrA. Hailey Haux Air Force

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.

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Security clearance investigations to include social media activity

Courtesy photograph People who use social media are constantly reminded to be careful when posting and sharing information. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence recently enacted a new policy under which federal agencies may consider publicly available social media information in connection with an application for a security clearance. People who use social…

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AF uniform office designs for entire force; new modifications underway

When an airman gets dressed for his or her job, he or she dons apparel and equipment that were developed, produced, deployed, sustained, and modified by a group of fewer than 20 people working at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.


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BILL BRAAK SMOKE ‘N’ THUNDER JETCAR RACES MICHAEL WISKUS LUCAS OIL PITTS

Posted  April 15, 2016

One of the most riveting events at an air show is the moment Smoke-N-Thunder JetCar takes on a plane in a race to the finish line. Who is the fastest, by land or air? Accelerating from zero to almost 400 mph in just nine seconds, Smoke-n-Thunder JetCar is the fastest JetCar in the air show…

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War Dog displays aerial maneuvers at 2015 MCAS Miramar Air Show
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John Collver & his AT-6 Texan “War Dog”

Posted  April 15, 2016

John Collver has an aviation career spanning more than three decades and over 14,000 hours of flight time in over 50 types of aircraft.  His career includes time in the Goodyear Blimp, flying for television, as well as teaching and competing in the aerobatic arena.  In addition, John formally flew for the Northrop/Grumman corporation supporting…

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U.S. NAVY F-18 HORNET AIR DEMONSTRATION VFA-122 LEGACY FLIGHT

Posted  April 15, 2016

Air shows are the best place to see a VFA-122 Super Hornet, from Naval Air Station Lemoore, California, in action. The Tactical Demonstration, or “Tac Demo” team flies the single-seat F/A-18E and two-seat F/A-18F as close to the “edge of the envelope” as safety and prudence allow. The routine highlights the Rhino’s maneuverability and slow-speed…

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KENT PIETSCH & THE JELLY BELLY AIRPLANE

Posted  April 15, 2016

Air Show spectators around the world have been treated to the unique variety of acts performed by veteran pilot and consummate entertainer Kent Pietsch and his Jelly Belly airplanes. His shows, which include specialty acts designed to thrill audiences of all ages, showcase aerobatic stunts featuring airplanes that lose parts, engines that quit in mid-flight,…

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MATT CHAPMAN & THE EMBRY – RIDDLE EXTRA 330LX

Posted  April 15, 2016

The Extra 330LX is a two-seat, tandem arrangement, low-wing aerobatic monoplane with conventional (tail dragger) landing gear, offering exceptional aerobatic performance. It has a wingspan of 26.3 ft., is 22.8 ft. long and 8.6 ft. high. Chapman is recognized as an extraordinary aerobatic pilot who thrills millions of airshow fans each summer. He began flying…

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