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Goldfein hosts first town hall with CMSAF

Posted July 23, 2016 by SrA. Hailey Haux

The Air Force’s top officer and enlisted leader hosted a town hall forum in the Boyd Auditorium at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., July 20, 2016.

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RED HORSE team drills wells in Iraq

Posted July 15, 2016 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Larry E. Reid Jr. Tech. Sgt. Randy Blount (left), a well drilling technician assigned to the 557th Expeditionary RED HORSE Squadron, loosens a rod on a piece of well drilling equipment at Al Taqaddum Air Base, Iraq, June 5. The 557th ERHS well drilling team are obtaining an…

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Nominations for first Air Force enlisted RPA pilots being accepted

Posted July 9, 2016 by Kat Bailey

The Air Force is accepting nominations to fill its first class of enlisted remotely piloted aircraft pilots as part of a deliberate approach to enhance the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance mission. The first enlisted RPA pilot selection board will convene at the Air Force Personnel Center, Jan. 23-26, 2017, with application packages due to AFPC…

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Goldfein swears in as 21st CSAF

Posted July 9, 2016 by SSgt. Alyssa C. Gibson

Gen. David L. Goldfein was sworn in as the Air Force’s 21st chief of staff by Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James during a ceremony at the Pentagon July 1, 2016.

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Around the Air Force: July 6

Posted July 9, 2016 by

In this look around the Air Force, an F-35A Lightning II makes a trans-Atlantic flight, an Airman runs 694 miles for post-traumatic stress disorder awareness, and the Minnesota Air National Guard deploys to South Korea.

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Thunderbirds Return to Six-Ship Demonstrations

Posted July 1, 2016 by Air Combat Command Public Affairs

NELLIS AFB, Nev. — The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds have announced their return to flying six-ship demonstrations this weekend in Battle Creek, Michigan, July 2. The Thunderbirds have flown five-ship demonstrations while Maj. Alex Turner, Thunderbird 6, stood down for several weeks following an aircraft mishap June 2nd after performing the 2016 U.S. Air Force…

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F-35A nearly combat ready

Posted July 1, 2016 by Kari Tilton

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — The first off-station deployment exercise for the F-35A Lightning II confirmed that the Air Force’s newest fighter jet is on track to reach initial operational capability later this year. A declaration of IOC means the F-35A will be combat ready. Seven F-35A aircraft and 181 personnel from Hill’s active…

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10 Questions on F-35A Lightning II

Posted June 24, 2016 by Tech. Sgt. Steve Stanley

The F-35A is on track to be declared initially operationally capable between August and December 2016.

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Welsh: Joint force in excellent shape, but needs resources, prioritization

Posted June 17, 2016 by Jim Garamone

The joint force is in excellent shape, but leaders must pay attention to it, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III told the Defense Writers Group in Washington, D.C., June 15. Welsh, a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, spoke to the group as one of his last public acts in…

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Forced distribution driving more promotions for top performers

Posted June 10, 2016 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON — Results of the first promotion board using the forced distribution process were released May 25, highlighting a close connection between commander recommendations and those selected for promotion. “These results are achieving the intended purpose of the new evaluation and promotion systems we previewed to our enlisted force during last year’s roadshows,” said Lt….

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