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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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Team March Push-up challenge brings awareness to Veteran suicides

More than 75 Team March members gathered near the main gate Friday morning, April 22, with a common goal – to bring awareness to the high rate of Veteran suicides by performing some push-ups. The event was dedicated to Elias Reyes Jr., brother of Master Sgt. Mario Reyes-Jauregui, 452nd Security Forces Squadron, who led the…

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Gen. David L. Goldfein nominated as 21st CSAF

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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May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. A rather broad term, Asian-Pacific encompasses all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia (New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji and the Solomon Islands), Micronesia (Marianas, Guam, Wake Island, Palau, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru…


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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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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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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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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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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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