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Goldfein nominated as 21st CSAF

Posted May 6, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Alyssa C. Gibson

Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced April 26 that the president has nominated Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein to be the 21st chief of staff of the Air Force, succeeding Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, who has served in the position since 2012.

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Airmen transitioning from active duty can keep shopping their Nellis Exchange

Posted August 26, 2016 by Army & Air Force Exchange Service

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Army & Air Force Exchange Service treats active-duty Airmen like family. When Airmen transition to Individual Ready Reserve status, they remain family to the Exchange, keeping the shopping benefit they’ve earned. “Airmen transitioning to IRR status are very much a part of the Exchange family and can still…

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Gen. Welsh discusses airpower future at Atlantic Council

Posted December 4, 2015 by Senior Airman Hailey Haux

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III spoke on the future of American airpower during a Dec. 1 event at the Atlantic Council here.

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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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Air Force next-generation bomber naming contest begins

Posted March 18, 2016 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON — At the Air Force Association’s Air Warfare Symposium in Orlando, Florida, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James announced the newest bomber addition to the Air Force’s long history of aircraft, the B-21. Now it’s up to you to name it. “I’m challenging and I’m calling on every Airman,” James said. “We want our…

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Green Flag measures readiness, interoperability

Posted August 12, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Nick Wilson

During combat, an Airman’s job is to create effects on the battlefield to support the commander’s intent and his nation’s strategic objectives — simultaneously balancing aggressiveness with restraint.

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Priests get first-hand look at the Air Force chaplain way of life

Posted May 20, 2016 by Dale Eckroth

As a Roman Catholic priest, Father John Tran has followed his spiritual calling by serving parishioners in Portland, Oregon, and by providing community service in New Orleans as a member of the religious order Domus Dei Clerical Society of Apostolic Life.

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STEM scholarships available to college students

Posted August 26, 2016 by Kat Bailey

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Eric Wineman completed both his undergraduate and master’s degrees with no student loan debt and now works for the Air Force as an electronics engineer, courtesy of the Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation Scholarship for Service Program. Part of the National Defense Education Program, SMART was established by…

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All Air Force occupations open to women

Posted December 11, 2015 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Command Information

WASHINGTON—Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced all occupations in the U.S. military will be open to men and women alike during a press conference Dec. 3. The announcement came after a thorough review of findings from the last three years of studies, and the subsequent recommendation of service secretaries and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs…

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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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