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AF offers high year of tenure extensions to retain experienced Airmen

Posted July 31, 2017 by Kat Bailey

The Air Force is offering high year of tenure extensions to active-duty Airmen in certain shortage Air Force specialty codes and grades effective Aug. 1, 2017. High year of tenure, or HYT, refers to the maximum number of years enlisted Airmen in each grade may remain on active duty. This voluntary extension opportunity focuses on…

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Pistol team wins national title

Posted July 31, 2017 by

Army photograph by Maj. Michelle Lunato Sgt. 1st Class Patrick Franks, a U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Service Pistol Team Soldier, fires his pistol at Camp Perry, Ohio during the National Pistol Matches. The pistol matches are an annual competitive pistol shooting event sponsored by the Civilian Marksmanship Program and open to civilians, veterans, law enforcement,…

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433rd WPS integrates with new 6th WPS F-35s

Posted July 31, 2017 by

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Daryn Murphy An F-22 Raptor fighter jets, assigned to the 433rd Weapons Squadron, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, banks and flies over the Nevada Test and Training Range July 10, 2017. The United States Air Force Weapons School teaches graduate-level instructor courses that provide the world’s most advanced…

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CSAF describes future of conflict

Posted July 28, 2017 by Tech. Sgt. Robert Barnett

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein addressed the future of the Total Force, operations in space and the importance of a multi-domain, networked approach to warfare during an Air Force Association breakfast at the Mitchel Institute in Washington, D.C., July 26, 2017.

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Red Flag 17-3 going strong with 55th FS

Posted July 28, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver An F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 55th Fighter Squadron, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., taxis to the runway during Red Flag 17-3 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 24, 2017. The 55th FS is known as the “Fightin’ Fifty-Fifth.” Red Flag 17-3, the Air…

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SecAF: Nellis is where we bring it together

Posted July 26, 2017 by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson visited Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases in Nevada from July 17 to 21, 2017, to meet with Airmen and witness Red Flag, the U. S. Air Force‘s premiere multi-domain integration training exercise.

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Tech Report: Fly by Feel

Posted July 26, 2017 by

Nature has inspired scientific and engineering innovations for hundreds of years. For scientists at the Air Force Research Laboratory, it is the hairs on bats and crickets that inspired the creation of artificial hair sensors, destined to change the course of agile flight.

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Pilot survives vintage military jet fire near Nevada airport

Posted July 26, 2017 by AP

A vintage single-engine British-built military jet crashed and burned in the desert just after takeoff from a suburban Las Vegas-area airport, but authorities said the pilot escaped serious injury. The pilot was the only person aboard the Strikemaster jet when it crashed just before noon July 24 about a half-mile south of Henderson Executive Airport,…

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Around the Air Force: July 26

Posted July 26, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth Wright answers EPME 21 questions and senior leaders from the European theater came together for an F-35 leadership forum.

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Bulls celebrate 75 years of aviation excellence

Posted July 24, 2017 by Senior Airman Christian Clausen

For the past 75 years, the 17th Attack Squadron Bulls have played an integral part in the defense of the nation by providing combatant commanders with reconnaissance capabilities, and more recently, with precision attack capabilities.

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