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Around the Air Force: Aug. 4

Posted August 7, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, senior leaders release new priorities, F.E. Warren AFB Airmen launch a Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile and the Secretary of the Air Force discusses space funding at an Air Force Association dinner.

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Providing freedom from terror: RPAs help reclaim Sirte

Posted August 3, 2017 by Senior Airman Christian Clausen

In May 2015, Sirte, Libya, still recovering from the fallout of civil war, fell to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria forces. It took a year until the United Nations backed government of Libya, the Government of National Accord, launched an offensive to retake the city.

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Air Force senior leaders unveil new priorities

Posted August 3, 2017 by

In a recent letter to the Total Force, Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright released their new priorities and addressed issues Airmen face day to day. “For more than 70 years, our fellow Americans…

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Skyfest 2017 showcases MQ-1 Predator

Posted August 3, 2017 by Senior Airman Christian Clausen

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Christian Clausen First LT. Donald, 17th Attack Squadron pilot, shows a child the Multi-Spectral Targeting System at the Skyfest air show, July 29-30, 2017, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash. During the show, Airmen were able to answer questions regarding how the MQ-1 can accomplish its missions. Fourteen Airmen…

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Red Flag 17-3 integrates MQ-9 Reaper

Posted August 3, 2017 by Senior Airman Christian Clausen

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Adarius Petty An MQ-9 Reaper stands ready to provide warfighters with persistent attack and reconnaissance to the U.S. and joint coalition partners. MQ-9 Reaper aircrews from the 732nd Operations Group stationed at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., participated in Red Flag 17-3 from July 10-28, 2017 at Nellis…

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Around the Air Force: Aug. 2

Posted August 3, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force B-1B Lancers fly by the Korean peninsula in a show of force, F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots and maintainers finish a training deployment to Royal Air Force Lakenheath, and a Cold War POW is laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.

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AF opens retraining to second term, career Airmen

Posted July 31, 2017 by Kat Bailey

The Air Force has announced the Noncommissioned Officer Retraining Program for fiscal year 2018 and will update the number of slots available on the retraining advisory on or about Aug. 2, 2017.    Designed to balance and sustain the enlisted force as the Air Force continues to grow, the program allows Airmen on their second…

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JTAC, A-10s train to maintain readiness

Posted July 31, 2017 by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum Joint terminal attack controllers communicate with an A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft pilot via radio during a training exercise on the Nevada Test and Training Range July 19, 2017. JTACs direct aircraft for use during close-air support and offensive operations from a forward position. Joint Terminal Attack…

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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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