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SECAF reiterates focus on modernization, efficiency

Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James took the stage Oct. 28, at the Airlift/Tanker Association Symposium to address the Air Force’s priority to maintain mission readiness and promote modernization in the coming years.

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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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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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Teamwork, commitment, goals, success

Posted  June 19, 2015

The start of my freshman year, at a new school and not knowing a single student, was terrifying. Going from a small, private, Christian elementary school and middle school to a public high school was going to be a life changer. I wasn’t a very social person and making friends was going to be a…

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Happy 225th birthday U.S. Coast Guard!

Posted  August 7, 2015

(The following is the official U.S. Coast Guard birthday message on the occasion of the 225th anniversary of the service. The following post on the Coast Guard Compass blog was issued in lieu of the traditional ALCOAST message from the USCG commandant. August 4, 2015) From the first lifesaving stations on the shores of Massachusetts…

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

Posted  March 11, 2016

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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AF emergency managers emphasize planning during National Preparedness Month

Posted  September 4, 2015

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AFNS) — September is National Preparedness Month and the Air Force Civil Engineer Center is leading the charge for servicewide participation. With a theme of “Don’t wait. Communicate. Make your emergency plan today,” this year’s focus is on emergency planning, to include development of evacuation plans and family communication plans…

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