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F-35 program accelerating, at ‘pivot point,’ program chief tells Congress

Posted April 29, 2016 by Lisa Ferdinando

The program executive officer of the F-35 Lightning II aircraft program said the rapidly changing, growing and accelerating program is at a “pivot point” as officials address a number of challenges.

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Air Force approves RPA initiatives

Posted April 15, 2016 by Secretary of the Air Force

The Air Force recently approved two initiatives for the remotely piloted aircraft career field.

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Mq-1B Predator accident report released

Posted April 8, 2016 by Air Combat Command Public Affairs

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — Inadvertant entry into clouds coinciding with momentary loss of satellite link caused the crash of an MQ-1B Predator Sept. 24, 2015, according to an Abbreviated Accident Investigation Board report released March 31. The aircraft was operating in an undisclosed area at the time of the mishap. The board president found,…

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AF Hangar acceptance testing checklist paves way for new standards

Posted April 1, 2016 by Susan Lawson

Fire protection engineers convened recently for the final acceptance test of an aircraft hangar foam fire suppression system at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.

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Road to readiness: UDMs prepare Airmen for deployment

Posted March 25, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Kristan Campbell

CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Protecting the nation’s freedom is more than a job—it’s a way of life. For Airmen slated to travel downrange, their lifeline to safeguarding this freedom  lies with the unit deployment manager (UDM). “Every unit has a unit deployment manager,” said Tech. Sgt. Jeremiah, 43nd Wing/ 432nd Group UDM. “UDMs…

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Airman, family injured in Brussels bombings

Posted March 25, 2016 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON — A U.S. Airman from Joint Force Command Brunssum in the Netherlands and members of the Airman’s family were injured in an attack at the Brussels airport March 22, Air Force officials confirmed. “We are saddened by today’s attacks and extend our sincere condolences to the victims and families of those impacted,” said Air…

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Paths of two Air Force women ‘firsts’ crossed over Great Falls

Posted March 18, 2016 by John Turner

MALMSTROM AIR FORCE BASE, Mont. — An Army newspaper from Aug. 25, 1944, shows Pfc. Emma Jane Burrows Windham wearing a leather flying jacket, fire extinguisher in hand, and grinning near a B-17 bomber. “Windy,” according to the article, earned her air crew status in June while with the 7th Ferrying Group at Gore Field…

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43rd Annual AFAF campaign kicks off

Posted March 18, 2016 by

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — It is that time of year again; the kick-off of the 43rd Annual Air Force Assistance Fund Campaign at Nellis, Creech, and the Nevada Test and Training Range. Determined long ago, the permanent theme “Commitment to Caring” has exemplified the dedication that we as Airmen have shown over the…

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Civilian developmental education application deadline Sunday, May 1

Posted March 18, 2016 by Janis El Shabazz

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Civilian Airmen have until May 1 to submit applications for civilian developmental education programs to the Air Force Personnel Center. “Educational opportunities, in conjunction with experience and training, are a key component of the continuum of learning designed to deliberately develop Air Force leaders,” said Virginia Banda, AFPC CDE…

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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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