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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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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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VICKY BENZING AEROSPORTS & HER 1940 BOEING STEARMAN

Posted  April 15, 2016

Vicky Benzing’s 1940 Boeing Stearman was manufactured for use as a military trainer in WWII. In February 1946, after the war ended, it was sold from the War Assets Administration for $770. The plane’s new owner fitted it with a 450HP Pratt & Whitney R985 engine and converted it to a crop duster for spraying…

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The Patriots Jet Team

Posted  April 15, 2016

Dedicated. Precise. Dynamic. These words come to mind when watching the spectacular aerobatics performed by the Patriots Jet Team. A demanding discipline, performance aerobatic flying is a concentrated blend of technique, mastery, and style which requires professional and highly experienced pilots. The story of the Patriots Jet Team, the largest civilian-owned aerobatic jet team in…

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ACE MAKER AIRSHOWS WITH GREG “WIRED” COLYER & THE T-33

Posted  April 15, 2016

Ace Maker Airshows is proud to present the T-33 Shooting Star as America’s first operational jet fighter and trainer. These aircraft represent a pieces of American history that ushered us into a new generation, and have helped pave the way for the lives and freedoms we enjoy today. The T-33 has a wingspan of 42…

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JON MELBY & HIS MUSCLE PITTS S-1-11B BI-PLANE

Posted  April 15, 2016

The aircraft I fly is the awesome looking Black and Yellow factory built Pitts Muscle Bi-Plane.  The Pitts S-1-11B! Imagine sitting in a Formula One race car that has wings. Pretty much, that is how I can describe my plane. I really like having horse power at my fingertips. My airplane has that, plus it…

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Robosaurus shoots out fire for the crowd as it crushes a car at Airfest 2012, March Air Reserve Base, Calif., May 20, 2012. Airfest 2012 features military and civilian aerial and ground demonstrations during a two-day air show.
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Robosaurus

Posted  April 15, 2016

Brace yourself to meet the ferocious spectacle that is Robosaurus: the 30-ton, fire-breathing, transforming T-Rex that eats cars and planes for an afternoon snack. Robosaurus travels the country in the guise of a semi-truck, but when he gets ready for action, he transforms into a 40-foot tall metal dinosaur with power that dwarfs even his…

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