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AF declares F-35A ‘combat ready’

Posted August 12, 2016 by Air Combat Command Public Affairs

The F-35A Lightning II fifth-generation fighter aircraft was declared ‘combat ready’ by Gen. Hawk Carlisle, the commander of Air Combat Command, Aug 2.

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War Games: Blue Flag provides operational level command, control training

Posted August 12, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes

The mission of the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center is to develop innovative leaders and full spectrum capabilities through responsive, realistic and relevant testing, tactics development, and advanced training across all levels of war. Blue Flag is a key exercise in helping to prepare leaders and achieve the overall USAFWC mission.

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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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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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Air Force seeks nominations

Posted August 12, 2016 by Kat Bailey

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas—Air Force officials will accept nominations for the 2017 Air Force Association Outstanding Air Force Civilian Employees of the Year Award through Jan. 6. Each year the AFA recognizes four Air Force civilian employees for outstanding achievement in four categories:  Civilian Wage Employee of the Year, Civilian Program Specialist (GS-1 through…

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Nominations for first Air Force enlisted RPA pilots being accepted

Posted August 10, 2016 by Kat Bailey

The Air Force is accepting nominations to fill its first class of enlisted remotely piloted aircraft pilots as part of a deliberate approach to enhance the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance mission. The first enlisted RPA pilot selection board will convene at the Air Force Personnel Center, Jan. 23-26, 2017, with application packages due to AFPC…

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Some IDs may be invalid starting Aug. 15

Posted August 5, 2016 by Toni Smith

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, 2016. 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 state-issued…

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Policy changes allow Airmen to retrain into special operations

Posted July 28, 2016 by

In a move to meet the high-demand signal for the Air Force’s Battlefield Airmen, the service announced changes to retraining and cross-flow, outlined in a policy memorandum dated April 25, 2016.

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Goldfein hosts first town hall with CMSAF

Posted July 23, 2016 by SrA. Hailey Haux

The Air Force’s top officer and enlisted leader hosted a town hall forum in the Boyd Auditorium at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., July 20, 2016.

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RED HORSE team drills wells in Iraq

Posted July 15, 2016 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Larry E. Reid Jr. Tech. Sgt. Randy Blount (left), a well drilling technician assigned to the 557th Expeditionary RED HORSE Squadron, loosens a rod on a piece of well drilling equipment at Al Taqaddum Air Base, Iraq, June 5. The 557th ERHS well drilling team are obtaining an…

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