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Air Force faces fighter pilot shortage

Posted January 20, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes

The Air Force is in the midst of a pilot shortage. While most platforms are affected by the shortage, the fighter pilot community has been hit the hardest.

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Air Force Marathon to feature two aircraft

Posted January 20, 2017 by

The Air Force Marathon has announced that they will be featuring not one but two aircraft on this year’s runners’ shirts and finisher’s medals. The event will feature both the F-22 Raptor and the P-51 Mustang.  “With this year being the Air Force’s 70th Birthday, we wanted to not only celebrate the future, with a…

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Around the Air Force: Jan. 20

Posted January 20, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, Airmen at Edwards Air Force Base, California, developed a new way to reduce the cost of testing fire suppression systems, a satellite launched from Vandenberg AFB, California, and Civilian Health Promotion Services is helping people quit smoking.

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WEPTAC 2017: Future of warfare according to CSAF

Posted January 20, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika

Air Force senior leaders joined joint and coalition warfighters for the 2017 Weapons and Tactics Conference (WEPTAC) here, Jan. 2 through 13.

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Local

57th Wing Airmen take flight

Posted January 20, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika

As she stepped onto the flightline here Jan. 6, Senior Airman Sierra Elliott took note of her surroundings.

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Commentary

A King’s legacy

Posted January 20, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Kyle Ware

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a hero in my eyes; a hero who had a vision. In today’s time, we tend to overlook what and who Dr. King was, and what he represented. He was a leader who was charged with nonconformity and he was able to bring…

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Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

Posted January 20, 2017 by Deborah Lee James

Courtesy photo WASHINGTON — As America celebrates the life and impact of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we call upon all Airmen to reflect on his enduring legacy and the call to service to others in the cause of justice, equality, and freedom. Dr. King rallied our nation to live up to the promise of…

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Local

Retired from duty, not the mission

Posted January 20, 2017 by Airman 1st Class James Thompson

Behind the shadows of unparalleled MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper operations stand men and women who once wore a military uniform, still contributing to the fight. They are retired Air Force members.

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Evolution of the combat RPA

Posted January 20, 2017 by Senior Airman Christian Clausen

Courtesy photo The GNAT 750 was the first long-endurance remotely piloted aircraft. After it was purchased by the United States Air Force, it would evolve into the RQ-1 Predator during the 1990s to fly its first missions over the Balkans during the Kosovo conflict. CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — In the 1980s, the Defense…

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Nellis/Creech Disciplinary Actions

Posted January 20, 2017 by Maj. Simone V. Davis

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The following is a compilation of disciplinary actions taken by Nellis and Creech commanders for drug abuse from Nov. 1, 2016 to Jan 9, 2017. Courts-Martial: • Senior Airman: On Nov. 2, a senior airman was found guilty in a summary court-martial of wrongful use of cocaine. This member…

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