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Yesterday’s Air Force: RPAs

Posted July 7, 2017 by

This episode of Yesterday’s Air Force looks at the history of Remotely Piloted Aircraft. RPAs are not a new war-fighting technology, in fact their development goes back to the early 20th century. Roger Connor with the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum takes us through their evolution. Yesterday’s Air Force is a history and heritage featurette…

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F-35 to touch down at air shows around world

Posted March 11, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Staci Miller

Aviation and F-35A Lightning II fanatics have something special to look forward to this 2016 air show season.

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Some IDs may be invalid starting Aug. 15

Posted August 12, 2016 by Toni Smith

WASHINGTON — Individuals will no longer be able to access Air Force installations with a state-issued identification card or driver’s license from Minnesota, Missouri, Washington or American Samoa beginning Aug. 15. This new change aligns the Air Force’s installation access policy with requirements of the Real ID Act, which focuses on improving the reliability of…

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Yesterday’s Air Force: Tankers

Posted October 28, 2016 by

The KC-46A Pegasus is the newest member of the aerial refueling team. This episode of Yesterday’s Air Force takes a look back at where it all started — from wing walkers to the most recent KC-135 Stratotanker.

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Trump to nominate Heather Wilson as next Air Force Secretary

Posted January 23, 2017 by

President Donald J. Trump intends to nominate Heather Wilson as Secretary of the Air Force, according to a White House press release issued Jan. 23.

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Goldfein: Future of war is networked, multi-domain

Posted March 24, 2017 by Tech. Sgt. Robert Barnett

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein discussed the Air Force’s role in a networked and multi-domain environment during the Future of War Conference 2017 in Washington, D.C., March 21.

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Around the Air Force: May 12

Posted May 15, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, the Senate confirms Dr. Heather Wilson to be the next secretary of the Air Force, the Air Force is accepting test pilot applications, and the Air Force Research Lab has developed sensory technology inspired by the fine hairs of crickets and bats.

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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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Around the Air Force: Nov. 22

Posted November 23, 2016 by

On this look around the Air Force Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico has been selected to be the interim home for two F-16 Fighting Falcon training squadrons, the secretary of defense got a close look at special operations Airmen at work, and the Air Force has concluded an F-16 crash investigation

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