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Federal Voting Assistance Program helps Airmen understand their right to vote

Posted October 16, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter

With election season coming around the corner in 2016, Airmen here may not know how to cast their vote. Airmen assigned around the world have a program to assist them in their right to vote: the Federal Voting Assistance Program.

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A look back at Desert Storm, 25 years later

Posted January 22, 2016 by Senior Airman Hailey Haux

WASHINGTON — Twenty-five years ago, the Air Force participated in Operation Desert Storm, the largest air campaign since the conflict in Southeast Asia. The campaign’s purpose was to drive the Iraqi military out of Kuwait, release the country from Saddam Hussein’s invasion and reestablish its sovereignty. On the morning of Aug. 2, 1990, Iraq invaded…

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Air Force sets weight restrictions for F-35 pilots

Posted October 23, 2015 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

Air Force leaders recently made a decision to restrict pilots weighing less than 136 pounds from flying the F-35A Lightning II due to safety concerns about the ejection seat in a portion of the flight envelope.

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NAFB launches into Red Flag 16-1

Posted January 28, 2016 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jake Carter An F-22 Raptor from the 325th Fighter Wing, 95th Fighter Squadron, Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., takes off from Nellis AFB to participate in a Red Flag 16-1 exercise Jan. 26. Red Flag is one of a series of advanced training programs administered by the U.S….

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AF leaders testify on F-35 progress

Posted October 30, 2015 by Senior Airman Hailey Haux

WASHINGTON — Leaders in the F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office and the Air Force F-35 Integration Office testified on the fifth-generation aircraft’s development before a House Armed Services subcommittee Oct. 21 on Capitol Hill. Fielding a number of questions from Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee representatives, Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan, the F-35 program…

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Nellis goes full throttle for Red Flag 16-1

Posted January 28, 2016 by By Senior Airman Alex Fox Echols III

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Combat air forces squadrons from across the world joined Tyndall Air Force Base’s Checkertails at Nellis AFB, Nevada, this week for the joint-training, full-spectrum, readiness exercise, Red Flag 16-1. The 325th Fighter Wing takes point as it leads Red Flag for the first time from Jan. 25 to Feb….

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F-35A successfully fires first airborne shots

Posted November 6, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

For the first time, an F-35A Lightning II successfully fired the four-barrel 25 mm GAU-22/A Gatling gun while in flight Oct. 30.

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AF Selective Re-enlistment Bonus program list triples

Posted February 5, 2016 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON — Air Force officials released details on the fiscal year 2016 Selective Re-enlistment Bonus program Feb. 1. This year’s program, consisting of 117 Air Force specialties eligible to receive bonuses, is a substantial increase from the previous year’s program where 40 Air Force specialty codes were eligible. The program’s expansion coincides with Air Force…

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Eglin crew chiefs advance with F-35

Posted November 20, 2015 by Senior Airman Andrea Posey

As the Air Force continues to develop its newest fighter jet, the F-35A Lightning II, the 33rd Fighter Wing ensures the Airmen tasked with taking care of it receive the training they need to advance with it.

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Air University focused on deterrence

Posted November 25, 2015 by Lt. Col. David Huxsoll

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. — The end of the Cold War, coupled with the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, caused American decision-makers to focus on present-day conflicts, but a resurgent Russia, the rise of new non-state actors and new threats in the cyber realm have brought about a renewed focus on the concept of…

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