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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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Raptors converge on F-22 CTF as it prepares to move

Posted September 14, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Christian Turner Seven F-22A Raptors sit outside the 411th Flight Test Squadron Aug. 10. Four operational jets from three different bases are at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., for testing to help improve the long-term combat capability of the F-22 Raptor. Just after the turn of the century, it wasn’t unusual…

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Around the Air Force: Sept. 13

Posted September 14, 2016 by

On this look around the Air Force combined U.S. and South Korean forces conducted a display of airpower and Airmen in Bulgaria participated in a new joint NATO air policing operation.

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Nomination window open for 2017 Spirit of Hope Award

Posted September 9, 2016 by Kat Bailey

Nominations for the 2017 Spirit of Hope Award will be accepted by the Air Force Personnel Center through Feb. 20. The award, named for comedian and actor Bob Hope, recognizes a military member, former military member, civilian or organization that epitomizes his values of duty, honor, courage, loyalty, commitment, integrity and selfless dedication. Organizations and…

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Career Intermission Program provides hiatus from AF active duty

Posted September 9, 2016 by Kat Bailey

A year ago, Capt. Katie Evans, a personnel officer, had two choices: leave active duty to pursue full-time parenthood and hope to return some day, or apply for the new Career Intermission Program which would allow her to leave the service for a few years with a guaranteed return to active duty. CIP provides active…

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Updated EPME reenlistment, promotion eligibility policy takes effect in January

Posted September 9, 2016 by Kat Bailey

The Air Force’s updated reenlistment and promotion eligibility policy, which goes into effect Jan. 1, 2017, requires Airmen to complete their enlisted professional military education distance learning course within 12 months of the date they are notified by Air Force Personnel Center or automatically be rendered ineligible to reenlist, extend or promote until the requirement…

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F-35A continues fifth-generation tradition of air superiority against legacy aircraft

Posted September 9, 2016 by Senior Airman Stormy Archer

Years ago, Lt. Col. Brad Bashore flew against the F-22 Raptor as an F-15E Strike Eagle pilot. Now, as an F-35A Lightning II pilot at this year’s exercise Northern Lightning, it was his turn to deliver fire from the clouds.

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AF opens enlisted RPA pilot program to all AFSCs

Posted August 29, 2016 by Master Sgt. Amaani

Using a phased-application approach, Air Force senior leaders are casting a wider net to ensure more active-duty enlisted Airmen are eligible to apply for the service’s RQ-4 Global Hawk remotely piloted aircraft program, a Pentagon official said Aug. 29. The program expands the eligibility pool from career-enlisted aviators to all Air Force specialty codes with…

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Yesterday’s Air Force: Archie Williams

Posted August 29, 2016 by

As an Olympic gold medalist and command pilot, Lt. Col. Archie Williams proved time and again his skill, discipline and determination were among the best.

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