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AFWERX is smart risk for innovative solutions

Posted January 12, 2018 by Master Sgt. Heidi West

Courtesy photograph The first AFWERX location will be near the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, the Las Vegas storefront is scheduled to open in early 2018. AFWERX will serve as a collaborative, creative concept exchange hub existing to attract and maximize ideas from public, academic, small business and industry visionaries. Historically, the Air Force has remained…

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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 releases Air Superiority 2030 Flight Plan

Posted June 3, 2016 by Secretary of the Air Force

WASHINGTON — The Air Force released a flight plan directing development activity as a result of a yearlong study focused on developing capability options to ensure joint force air superiority in 2030 and beyond. According to the unclassified version of the Air Superiority 2030 Flight Plan, released May 26, the gap between the U.S. military’s…

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Yesterday’s Air Force: Archie Williams

Posted August 29, 2016 by

As an Olympic gold medalist and command pilot, Lt. Col. Archie Williams proved time and again his skill, discipline and determination were among the best.

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New civilian appraisal program to begin in April

Posted December 30, 2016 by Richard Salomon

The Air Force will roll out a new Department of Defense civilian appraisal program in April 2017, designed to improve overall job performance, enhance supervisor and employee communication and more effectively develop and reward the workforce.   The new program, called the DOD Performance Management and Appraisal Program, is part of the DOD’s collaborative labor-management…

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F-35 Program Makes Significant, Solid Progress, Official Says

Posted February 17, 2017 by Terri Moon Cronk

Production of the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter is on a good trajectory and is a necessary aircraft in the military’s arsenal to battle high-end threats, service leaders told a House Armed Service Committee panel Feb. 16.

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F-35A deployment brings advanced airpower capability to Europe

Posted April 17, 2017 by

This weekend’s deployment of an initial six F-35A Lightning II fighters and several hundred Airmen to Europe demonstrates the aircraft’s readiness to conduct operations with America’s European partners, according to Air Force leaders.

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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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MQ-9 model makes international debut

Posted July 19, 2017 by Senior Airman Christian Clausen

The MQ-9 Reaper model made its first transnational debut at the Lethbridge International Air Show July 14-16, 2017, in Lethbridge, Alberta province, Canada.

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Verification of personnel data critical to enlisted promotion release

Posted October 27, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Alexx Pons

The weeks leading up to a promotion release can be filled with anticipation for Airmen hoping to hear news that they have earned the next Air Force rank and the responsibility that goes with it. Knowing how to verify eligibility information and what to do if a score notice is not received can help ease…

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