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2015 Air Force Ball: ‘Embracing our Legacy, Forging the Future’

Posted October 2, 2015 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika A guitar player in Matt Goss’ seven-piece band performs during the 2015 Las Vegas Air Force Ball at the South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Sept. 26. The guitar player played a solo during a cover of the Eagles song “Hotel California”.  …

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ACC charts path for remote aircrews, units

Posted December 18, 2015 by Headquarters Air Combat Command

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va.—Air Combat Command officials announced the results of their study into the remotely piloted aircraft community in an attempt to normalize operations and ensure long-term mission success. Initial recommendations from the command’s ongoing Culture and Process Improvement Program were derived from nearly 2,500 inputs from Airmen across the RPA community as well…

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43rd Annual AFAF campaign kicks off

Posted March 18, 2016 by

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — It is that time of year again; the kick-off of the 43rd Annual Air Force Assistance Fund Campaign at Nellis, Creech, and the Nevada Test and Training Range. Determined long ago, the permanent theme “Commitment to Caring” has exemplified the dedication that we as Airmen have shown over the…

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Federal Voting Assistance Program helps Airmen understand their right to vote

Posted October 16, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter

With election season coming around the corner in 2016, Airmen here may not know how to cast their vote. Airmen assigned around the world have a program to assist them in their right to vote: the Federal Voting Assistance Program.

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A look back at Desert Storm, 25 years later

Posted January 22, 2016 by Senior Airman Hailey Haux

WASHINGTON — Twenty-five years ago, the Air Force participated in Operation Desert Storm, the largest air campaign since the conflict in Southeast Asia. The campaign’s purpose was to drive the Iraqi military out of Kuwait, release the country from Saddam Hussein’s invasion and reestablish its sovereignty. On the morning of Aug. 2, 1990, Iraq invaded…

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Paths of two Air Force women ‘firsts’ crossed over Great Falls

Posted March 18, 2016 by John Turner

MALMSTROM AIR FORCE BASE, Mont. — An Army newspaper from Aug. 25, 1944, shows Pfc. Emma Jane Burrows Windham wearing a leather flying jacket, fire extinguisher in hand, and grinning near a B-17 bomber. “Windy,” according to the article, earned her air crew status in June while with the 7th Ferrying Group at Gore Field…

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Air Force sets weight restrictions for F-35 pilots

Posted October 23, 2015 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

Air Force leaders recently made a decision to restrict pilots weighing less than 136 pounds from flying the F-35A Lightning II due to safety concerns about the ejection seat in a portion of the flight envelope.

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NAFB launches into Red Flag 16-1

Posted January 28, 2016 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jake Carter An F-22 Raptor from the 325th Fighter Wing, 95th Fighter Squadron, Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., takes off from Nellis AFB to participate in a Red Flag 16-1 exercise Jan. 26. Red Flag is one of a series of advanced training programs administered by the U.S….

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Airman, family injured in Brussels bombings

Posted March 25, 2016 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON — A U.S. Airman from Joint Force Command Brunssum in the Netherlands and members of the Airman’s family were injured in an attack at the Brussels airport March 22, Air Force officials confirmed. “We are saddened by today’s attacks and extend our sincere condolences to the victims and families of those impacted,” said Air…

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AF leaders testify on F-35 progress

Posted October 30, 2015 by Senior Airman Hailey Haux

WASHINGTON — Leaders in the F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office and the Air Force F-35 Integration Office testified on the fifth-generation aircraft’s development before a House Armed Services subcommittee Oct. 21 on Capitol Hill. Fielding a number of questions from Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee representatives, Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan, the F-35 program…

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