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KC-46 pilot selection board calls for nominations

Posted August 10, 2018 by Kat Bailey

Air Mobility Command will conduct a KC-46 Pilot Selection Board later this fall to choose about 104 pilots for McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas, to populate the Air Force’s first two operational KC-46 squadrons. The KC-46 Pegasus is set to bring increased capability to the Air Force tanker fleet as the service’s number of KC-135…

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AF officials announce NCO retraining program

Posted July 27, 2018 by Richard Salomon

The Air Force has announced the Noncommissioned Officer Retraining Program for fiscal year 2019 and will update the number of available slots on the retraining advisory on or about Aug. 1.  The retraining program allows Airmen on their second or subsequent enlistments in adequately manned Air Force career fields to retrain into selected specialties to…

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Around the Air Force: July 26

Posted July 27, 2018 by

On this look Around the Air Force, F-22 pilots practice firing live missiles during exercise Combat Archer. Air Mobility Command is accepting applications for active-duty mobility pilots to pioneer a new aviator technical track program, and the Joint Space Operations Center transitioned to a Combined Space Operations Center.

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Thunderbirds announce 2019 officer selections

Posted July 27, 2018 by

The commander of Air Combat Command, Gen. Mike Holmes, has officially selected the officers who will be joining the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds for the 2019 demonstration season.

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AFROTC detachment commander, instructor vacancies available for summer 2019

Posted July 13, 2018 by Kat Bailey

Air Force officials have announced 45 projected Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Corps detachment commander positions and 104 instructor vacancies available for summer 2019. Line of the Air Force lieutenant colonels and majors selected for lieutenant colonel may apply for detachment commander positions. Officers eligible for instructor slots include first lieutenants, captains and majors in…

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AgilePod Flies on U.S. Air Force MQ-9

Posted June 13, 2018 by

In March 2018, the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s Sensors Program Office, working jointly with the AFLCMC Medium Altitude Unmanned Aerial Systems Program Office, sponsored three demonstration flights of an MQ-9 Reaper with AgilePod.

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Air Force grounds B-1B Lancer fleet after emergency landing

Posted June 11, 2018 by AP

U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command has grounded its B-1B Lancer fleet after one of the bombers made an emergency landing in Texas. Gen. Robin Rand ordered the safety stand-down June 7. The Air Force says a safety investigation after the May 1 emergency landing found a problem with ejection seat components that caused the…

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386th AEW command chief visits 407th AEG

Posted June 1, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Dana J. Cable Senior Airman Mike Rodgers, 407th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal team member, explains to Chief Master Sgt. Timothy Pachasa, 386th Air Expeditionary Wing command chief, how to operate the controls of an Andros F-6 robot, May 21, 2018, at an undisclosed location in Southwest…

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With Exchange online shopping benefit, veterans reap savings

Posted June 1, 2018 by

In the six months since the Army & Air Force Exchange Service officially expanded online shopping privileges to all honorably discharged veterans, more than 50,000 former service members have used the new benefit, saving an average of 20 percent off MSRP and avoiding a total of $3 million in sales tax so far. “With the…

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Air Force transitions to a single combat uniform

Posted May 14, 2018 by

U.S. Air Force leaders have announced the service will move to a single combat utility uniform, adopting the Operational Camouflage Pattern, or OCP, already in use by the Army and Airmen in combat zones and in certain jobs across the Air Force. Starting Oct. 1, 2018, Airmen who have serviceable OCPs may wear the uniform,…

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