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Around the Air Force: May 9

Posted May 10, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle-4 returns from its 718-day mission and the U.S. Air Force Academy superintendent testifies before Congress on the Academy’s sexual assault prevention and response programs.

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Around the Air Force: May 5

Posted May 8, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, female Airmen have 12 months after childbirth to decide if they will separate from service, Course 15 is replaced by a new NCO distance learning course, and the Air Force sponsors a cyber security hacking contest.

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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Jordyn Fetter
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Base access introduced for Gold Star families

Posted May 5, 2017 by Senior Airman Jordyn Fetter

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Jordyn Fetter Michael L. Chavis, a Gold Star parent, shows his new Gold Star Base Access ID card to Carla Diamond, a U.S. Air Force Headquarters community readiness consultant, at Joint Base Andrews, Md., May 1, 2017. These cards are part of an Air Force initiative allowing Gold Star…

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Female Airmen gain time to make separation decision when pregnant

Posted May 1, 2017 by Kat Bailey

Female Airmen now have up to 12 months after having a baby to request separation from the service under the Air Force’s new Diversity and Inclusion initiative. This policy change, effective April 26, 2017, gives female Airmen more time to better understand and assess how they can balance a military career and family needs, ensuring…

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Around the Air Force: May 1

Posted May 1, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, two F-35As deploy to Estonia for the first time, Global Strike Command Airmen test launch a Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile, and the 500,000th person has graduated from the Community College of the Air Force.

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505th CTS provides unique capability for Army Warfighter Exercise

Posted April 28, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Katherine Holt

More than 95 percent of the Airmen assigned to the 505th Combat Training Squadron prepared for and participated in the Army’s Warfighter Exercise 17-4, April 3-11.

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2017 Air Force photo contest opens soon, focuses on travel

Posted April 28, 2017 by Steve Warns

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas — Starting May 1, 2017, novice, accomplished and youth photographers can enter the 2017 Air Force Photo Contest sponsored by the Air Force Services Activity. With a theme of “Travel Destinations,” the contest runs through May 31. “A destination is a special place that remains in your memory long after…

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Air Force senior enlisted leaders conduct full EPME review

Posted April 24, 2017 by Senior Master Sgt. Katherine Grabham

More than 40 Air Force senior enlisted leaders and subject matter experts met at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., April 4-5 to perform an extensive review of all facets of enlisted professional military education during the 2017 EPME Triennial Review. “We reviewed every level of EPME provided to our enlisted Airmen, from policy to content…

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Around the Air Force: April 21

Posted April 24, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, a U.S. Air Force Academy grad treks to space, the 10th African Partnership Flight kicks off and the 2017 Air Force photo contest opens soon.

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Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Brandi Hansen
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Inert nuclear gravity bomb passes first F-16 flight test

Posted April 21, 2017 by

An Air Force F-16 aircraft released an inert B61 nuclear bomb in a test recently, demonstrating the aircraft's capability to deliver the weapon and testing the functioning of the weapon's non-nuclear components, including the arming and fire control system, radar altimeter, spin rocket motors and weapons control computer.

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