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Air Force moves to bring about RPA mission relief

Posted May 29, 2015 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs.

The Air Force is pursuing a range of options that will, in combination with a reset in the number of sustainable combat air patrols, help alleviate long-term stress on Remotely Piloted Aircraft crews. Initial efforts were announced by the Air Force Secretary and Chief of Staff earlier this year; new initiatives include incentive pay increases…

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Quiet pioneer wanted to fly

Posted May 29, 2015 by Gerald White

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Maj. Gen. Dewey K. K. Lowe didn’t set out to be a pioneer; like many of his generation, he just wanted to fly. Born to immigrant parents in 1924 in Oakland, California, his father died when he was just two, leaving his now-widowed mother to raise three small children….

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US Embassy Singapore, AF team up for diplomatic success

Posted May 29, 2015 by Col. Curtis Walker

SINGAPORE — Singapore’s founding father, Lee Kuan Yew, recently passed away at the age of 91. Given Lee’s stature and standing, all of us at U.S. Embassy Singapore expected a large state funeral and a high-level U.S. delegation would be named and arriving soon; the funeral was just a few short days away. It didn’t…

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Air Force releases Strategic Master Plan

Posted May 29, 2015 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs.

WASHINGTON — The Air Force officially released the Strategic Master Plan May 21, which is the latest in a series of strategic documents designed to guide the organizing, training and equipping of the force over the coming decades. The SMP builds on the strategic imperatives and vectors described in the capstone document, America’s Air Force:…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen
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Frankenphone: Creech Airman improves RPA communications

Posted May 29, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Staff Sgt. Marion is a 42nd Attack Squadron sensor operator at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. Marion was recognized by Air Force leadership for constructing a device dubbed “Frankenphone 3.5 Ultra High Definition,” which simplifies life in the ground control station while flying remotely piloted…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle
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Space-A: No cost for Airmen, dependents, retirees

Posted May 29, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Airman 1st Class Jourdan Sutton, 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron air terminal operator, checks the flight schedule at the air terminal on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., May 26. Space-available flights are available to veterans, Guard, Reserve and active-duty service members. Dependents must be accompanied by…

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USAFWC vice commander throws first pitch

Posted May 29, 2015 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Darlene Seltmann Brig. Gen. Stephen Whiting, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center vice commander, throws the first pitch during the Las Vegas 51s’ military appreciation night at Cashman Field in Las Vegas, May 22. This was the second game the Las Vegas 51s played against the Oklahoma City Dodgers…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter
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Airman dreams of becoming Mr. Olympia

Posted May 29, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter Senior Airman Vincent Costante, 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels laboratory technician, performs a shoulder dumb bell press with the assistance of his trainer, Staff Sgt. Travis Mitchell, 99th LRS, NCO in charge of fuels preventive maintenance, at the Warrior Fitness Center on Nellis Air Force…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis
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Resiliency classes enable Airmen to be ‘best selves’

Posted May 1, 2015 by Airman First Class Rachel Loftis

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis Jenna Lightfoot, right, 99th Force Support Squadron Airman and Family Readiness Center lead master resiliency instructor, and Master Sgt. Marcy Holland, 99th FSS career assistance adviser, talk with a resiliency class on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., April 23. The class identified character strengths and…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Taylor Queen
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AF sends aircraft to support disaster-assistance operations in Nepal

Posted May 1, 2015 by DOD News

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Taylor Queen Service members load relief supplies for victims of the Nepal earthquake into a C-17 Globemaster III from Joint Base Charleston, S.C., at March Air Force Base, Calif., April 26. The U.S. Agency of International Development’s relief cargo included eight pallets, 59 Los Angeles County Fire…

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