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Yesterday’s Air Force: Pilot training

Posted May 23, 2017 by

This episode of Yesterday’s Air Force takes a look back at the history of the Air Force’s Pilot Training Program, from its humble beginnings in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, to its modern day pursuit of air superiority.

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Around the Air Force: May 19

Posted May 23, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, the F-35 Lightning II pilot minimum weight restriction has been lifted and May is Mental Health Awareness Month.

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Air Force photograph by Melissa Peterson
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First term airmen courses receive curriculum overhaul

Posted May 19, 2017 by

The Air Force has rolled out a new First Term Airmen Course dedicated to developing Airmen as next-generation leaders. 

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Space

Senior leaders discuss US space posture

Posted May 19, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Alyssa C. Gibson

On May 17, 2017, Air Force senior leaders testified before the Senate Armed Service Committee Strategic Forces subcommittee on military space, organization, policy and programs. 

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Donald C. Knechtel
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Bombers bring the Hammer

Posted May 17, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Donald C. Knechtel

Two B-1Bs from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., deployed 30 inert precision-guided bombs, cluster bomb units, and decoys during a weapons system evaluation May 8 to 11 at the Utah Test and Training Range, Nev.

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Around the Air Force: May 16

Posted May 17, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, Dr. Heather Wilson is sworn in as the 24th Secretary of the Air Force, Airmen are being encouraged to share their ideas for revitalizing squadrons, and Air University has cancelled Squadron Officer School Class 17G.

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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Christian Clausen
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Airmen share lives at first Creech Storytellers

Posted May 15, 2017 by Senior Airman Christian Clausen

Emotions ran high as four Airmen shared their personal stories of overcoming adversity with Airmen from around the base during the first Storytellers event here, May 10, 2017.

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Around the Air Force: May 12

Posted May 15, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, the Senate confirms Dr. Heather Wilson to be the next secretary of the Air Force, the Air Force is accepting test pilot applications, and the Air Force Research Lab has developed sensory technology inspired by the fine hairs of crickets and bats.

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Nevada ANG chaplain: ‘I want people to know Islam is not evil’

Posted May 12, 2017 by Tech. Sgt. Emerson Marcus

Laura Magee remembers asking her father about religion when she was 8 while innocently combing her hair in front of a large vanity mirror.

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F-86 Sabre veterans deactivate 35-year association

Posted May 12, 2017 by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum

The F-86 Sabre, or SabreJet, is one of the cornerstones upon which the modern Air Force was built since its inaugural flight on Oct. 1, 1947.

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