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USAF Weapons School F-16 hits 35 years old

Posted June 21, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver

The United States Air Force Weapons School F-16 Fighting Falcon division hosted a reunion for past and present members to celebrate its 35th Anniversary June 15, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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Air Force realigns Grand Forks AFB under ACC

Posted June 16, 2017 by

The U.S. Air Force’s Air Mobility Command and Air Combat Command commanders have agreed to the realignment of the 319th Air Base Wing, Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D., to ACC effective June 13, 2017. The move will align Grand Forks AFB, which hosts active duty RQ-4 Global Hawk operations, under the major command that…

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Technology

Tech Report: Flight simulators

Posted June 16, 2017 by

Flight simulators help keep future pilots safe by giving them a realistic flying experience before getting into the cockpit of a real aircraft.

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AFROTC accepting instructor, detachment commander applications for summer 2018

Posted June 16, 2017 by Kat Bailey

Air Force officials have announced 81 projected Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Corps instructor vacancies and 13 detachment commander positions available for summer 2018.  Officers eligible for instructor slots include first lieutenants, captains or majors. Active-duty rated officers, line of the Air Force lieutenant colonels and majors selected for lieutenant colonel may apply for detachment…

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Air Force

Around the Air Force: June 14

Posted June 16, 2017 by

Today’s look Around the Air Force features European Theater Bomber Assurance and Deterrence Operations, Exercise Baltic Operations or Baltops, and the Honorable Lisa Disbrow honored for her service as the Acting Secretary of the Air Force.

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class James Thompson
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Cleared hot: When predators and reapers engage

Posted June 12, 2017 by Airman 1st Class James Thompson

Following the mission brief and pre-flight checks, an aircrew consisting of an officer pilot in command and a career enlisted aviator sensor operator observe a target in an area of responsibility overseas from a cockpit in the United States and waits for the green light from a joint terminal attack controller on the ground.

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USAFWS expands curriculum for current era of joint operations

Posted June 9, 2017 by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum

For 68 years, the legacy of the United States Air Force Weapons School at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., has been to adapt to the current warfare environment in order to produce experts in air power and leaders.

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DoD

Defense Department launches retirement system comparison calculator

Posted June 9, 2017 by

The Defense Department officially launched the Blended Retirement System [http://militarypay.defense.gov/BlendedRetirement/] comparison calculator, providing BRS opt-in eligible service members their first opportunity for an individualized comparison of retirement systems. The comprehensive tool, in combination with the mandatory BRS Opt-In Course, will assist the nearly 1.7 million opt-in eligible service members and their families make an informed…

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Las Vegas native serves at sea aboard Navy’s largest warship

Posted June 9, 2017 by PO3 Theodore Quintana

A Las Vegas native and Sierra Vista High school graduate, Airman Quevin Caldwell is serving on one of the world’s largest warships, the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Caldwell works as an aviation boatswain’s mate aboard the Norfolk-based ship, a Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier and one of only ten operational…

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Sports

Air Force pair sweep individual gold; Navy men, Air Force women take team gold

Posted June 9, 2017 by Steven Dinote

Photograph by Steven Dinote Air Force Staff Sgt. James McTaggart of Nellis AFB, Nev.; Tech. Sgt. Chuck Kropog of Yokota, Air Base, Japan; and Army Sgt. 1st Class Damian Codrington of Fort Hood, Texas, take gold, silver and bronze respectively at the Armed Forces Bowling Championship hosted at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., May5-8…

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