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Air Force transitions to a single combat uniform

Posted May 14, 2018 by

U.S. Air Force leaders have announced the service will move to a single combat utility uniform, adopting the Operational Camouflage Pattern, or OCP, already in use by the Army and Airmen in combat zones and in certain jobs across the Air Force. Starting Oct. 1, 2018, Airmen who have serviceable OCPs may wear the uniform,…

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Around the Air Force: May 11

Posted May 14, 2018 by

On this look around the Air Force, Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson signs a letter of intent to partner with the National Science Foundation and an expert from the Headquarters Air Education and Training Command visited the 58th Special Operations Wing at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, to discuss the Continuum of…

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Air Force directs one-day operational safety review

Posted May 9, 2018 by

Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein directed all Air Force wings with flying and maintenance functions to execute a one-day operational safety review by May 21, 2018. “I am directing this operational safety review to allow our commanders to assess and discuss the safety of our operations and to gather…

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New life for F-16s a ‘great deal’ for Department of Defense, taxpayers

Posted May 4, 2018 by Micah Garbarino

An Air Force Thunderbird jet is the first of what will be roughly 300 refurbished C and D model F-16’s that will roll off the shop floor of the 573rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Hill AFB, Utah, after receiving multiple structure-strengthening modifications.

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New Horizons Training Exercise

Posted May 4, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Dustin Mullen Tech. Sgt. Kane Cavanaugh, 346th Air Expeditionary Group Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineer, or REDHORSE, pavement and heavy equipment operator who is deployed from Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., uses a strap to tie down medical cargo during Exercise New Horizons 2018 April 14,…

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MQ-9 Reaper makes 2018 debut at Columbus Air and Space Expo

Posted May 4, 2018 by Senior Airman James Thompson

The MQ-9 Reaper display made its debut for the 2018 season at the Wings Over Columbus Air and Space Expo April 21, at Columbus Air Force Base, Miss.

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AF announces changes to Courses 14 and 15

Posted April 27, 2018 by

Effective immediately, Air Force officials have removed the requirement to complete Courses 14 and 15 for all Airmen serving in the active component. Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve Airmen will have the option to complete their enlisted professional military education through distance learning or in-residence attendance. Airmen will no longer be required to…

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Remembering the F-117 Nighthawk

Posted April 23, 2018 by Tech. Sgt. Robert Barnett

It’s been 10 years since the F-117 Nighthawk retired, an aircraft so secret Nevada folklore labeled it a UFO.

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When you can give, the Air Force Assistance Fund gives back

Posted April 13, 2018 by Gen. Mike Holmes,

Last year, ACC Airmen, their spouses and their children received almost $2 million in grants and loans from the Air Force Aid Society to help cover costs for basic living or medical expenses, emergency travel or child care. Our Airmen received another $236,000 in grants to help them further their education.

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AF fighter pilot soars through barriers

Posted April 2, 2018 by Alexi Worley

Despite spending more than 2,000 hours in a cockpit, Col. Samantha Weeks took a long, thoughtful pause when asked what it’s like to fly.

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