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AF takes initial steps to reduce training unrelated to primary missions

Posted October 31, 2016 by Tech. Sgt. Robert Barnett

The Air Force plans to reduce training not related to Airmen’s primary jobs in order to address concerns that excessive and non-mission related demands are impacting Airmen’s ability to focus on and accomplish their core duties, officials announced Oct. 31. As part of ongoing efforts to take care of Airmen and revitalize squadrons, Air Force…

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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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Air Force approves Turkey incentive pay

Posted October 21, 2016 by Secretary of the Air Force

WASHINGTON — Active-duty Airmen assigned to Turkey between Aug. 29, 2016, and Dec. 31, 2018, may be eligible for the secretary of the Air Force-approved Turkey Assignment Incentive Pay. Airmen may apply for TAIP at three points in time: prior to departing their losing station, within 30 days of arrival in Turkey, or during their…

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Past, present, future: AF Memorial 10th anniversary

Posted October 21, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Jannelle McRae

For the last decade, the Air Force Memorial stood boldly in the skyline of the nation’s capital, inciting pride and honor, and recognizing the dedication and sacrifices of Airmen who have served.

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‘Protect Power’, your pockets

Posted October 7, 2016 by Secretary of the Air Force

WASHINGTON — Though monthly observances and themes come and go, the practices promoted in October’s Energy Action Month are encouraged year-round. The Defense Department is arguably the United States’ biggest energy consumer, and the Air Force is responsible for at least half of that consumption. According to Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James, the Air…

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Nominations for first Air Force enlisted RPA pilots being accepted

Posted September 23, 2016 by Kat Bailey

AFPC courtesy graphic The Air Force has plans to integrate enlisted pilots into RQ-4 Global Hawk flying operations, placing highly capable enlisted forces in a position to support the future threat environment. The call for nominations is open and the first selection board for enlisted remotely piloted aircraft pilots will convene at AFPC in November….

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Fiscal stability, readiness key focus of service chiefs testimony

Posted September 23, 2016 by Tech. Sgt. Natalie Stanley

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Dave Goldfein testified to the U.S. Senate on Capitol Hill Sept. 15 emphasizing the need for fiscal stability to combat the long-term modernization and readiness challenges facing the Air Force.

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State of the Air Force: Active-duty force on the rise, space will be more prominent

Posted September 20, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Christopher Gross

Nearly three years into her tenure as the Air Force’s top leader, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James reaffirmed that people continue to be her top priority during her State of the Air Force address at the Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference Sept. 19, in National Harbor, Md.

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The B-21 has a name: Raider

Posted September 20, 2016 by Mike Martin

The Air Force’s long-range strike bomber has officially been named the B-21 Raider. Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James announced the results of the Air Force Global Strike Command led naming contest alongside selected members during her remarks at the Air Force Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Md., Sept. 19, 2016….

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A Brief History of the U.S. Air Force

Posted September 17, 2016 by Christopher McCune

For more than 100 years, the United States military has endeavored to master not just the battlefields that we sail or trod upon, but the realms of air and space. As the U.S. Air Force approaches its 69th birthday as an independent service on Sept. 18, we take these few moments to reflect on where…

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