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State of the Air Force: Active-duty force on the rise, space will be more prominent

Nearly three years into her tenure as the Air Force’s top leader, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James reaffirmed that people continue to be her top priority during her State of the Air Force address at the Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference Sept. 19, in National Harbor, Md.

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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.

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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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Return to Vietnam in search of POW/MIA clues

Posted  October 23, 2015

The forest was awakened by the rustling sounds of more than 80 American and Vietnamese outsiders. The heat and humidity was no match for their determination. Their shovels, pickaxes and sledgehammers scoured the earth. Dirt fell through sifting screens like tropical rain as they looked for human bone fragments and artifacts. Their faces were sweaty,…

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Retiring ANG director, Lt. Gen. Stanley Clarke, looks ahead

Posted  October 23, 2015

It was 2003, and then-Col. Stanley Clarke was standing in the middle of the desert with orders to set up a base. “I’ve been asked before what my favorite platform is in the Air Force, and I tell people it’s the 10K forklift,” he said. “I had to build a base in the desert at…

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March, Travis team up to transport classic warbird

Posted  October 23, 2015

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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In defense bill battle, military pay and benefits are casualties

Posted  October 23, 2015

Military advocates lost on almost every big benefits fight they waged in the legislative run-up to the fiscal 2016 defense authorization bill. The legislation is still in limbo, awaiting a presidential veto that could end up scuttling nine months of Capitol Hill work on the annual military policy measure. But in the lobbying arena, Pentagon…

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AirFest 2016: Thunder over the Empire!

Posted  October 15, 2015

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. Additional acts confirmed are…

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