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New program prepares Airmen, families to bounce back after deployments

Posted June 12, 2015 by Master Sgt. Christian Michael

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas — Air Force services recently added a new tool to encourage service members and their families who are affected by deployments to participate in morale, welfare, and recreation programs and activities. The “Recharge for Resiliency” (R4R) initiative was designed to help Airmen readjust to life at home and also include…

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History behind Air Force guidon

Posted June 5, 2015 by Gerald White

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — This time of year, hardly a day goes by when there isn’t a ceremony somewhere in the world with four people in front of a formation. The guidon bearer, usually the senior enlisted member or first sergeant, stands behind three officers and at the appointed time, hands the flag…

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Kendall cites progress on F-35 performance, schedule, cost

Posted June 5, 2015 by Cheryl Pellerin

The F-35 Lightning II program, also know as the Joint Strike Fighter program, is making progress on performance, schedule and cost, Frank Kendall, the undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, told U.S. reporters last week during a teleconference from Norway.

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Headquarters Air Force A4 changes to Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection

Posted June 5, 2015 by Secretary of the Air Force Office of Public Affairs

WASHINGTON—As part of the Future Air Force Organization initiatives, the Air Force standard office symbol code title for the Headquarters Air Force A4 area of responsibility changed from “Logistics, Installations and Mission Support” to “Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection” May 22. This title change is part of an effort aimed at better aligning the Air…

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Air Force moves to bring about RPA mission relief

Posted May 29, 2015 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs.

The Air Force is pursuing a range of options that will, in combination with a reset in the number of sustainable combat air patrols, help alleviate long-term stress on Remotely Piloted Aircraft crews. Initial efforts were announced by the Air Force Secretary and Chief of Staff earlier this year; new initiatives include incentive pay increases…

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Air Force releases Strategic Master Plan

Posted May 29, 2015 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs.

WASHINGTON — The Air Force officially released the Strategic Master Plan May 21, which is the latest in a series of strategic documents designed to guide the organizing, training and equipping of the force over the coming decades. The SMP builds on the strategic imperatives and vectors described in the capstone document, America’s Air Force:…

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Frankenphone: Creech Airman improves RPA communications

Posted May 29, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Staff Sgt. Marion is a 42nd Attack Squadron sensor operator at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. Marion was recognized by Air Force leadership for constructing a device dubbed “Frankenphone 3.5 Ultra High Definition,” which simplifies life in the ground control station while flying remotely piloted…

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Space-A: No cost for Airmen, dependents, retirees

Posted May 29, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Airman 1st Class Jourdan Sutton, 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron air terminal operator, checks the flight schedule at the air terminal on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., May 26. Space-available flights are available to veterans, Guard, Reserve and active-duty service members. Dependents must be accompanied by…

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USAFWC vice commander throws first pitch

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U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Darlene Seltmann Brig. Gen. Stephen Whiting, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center vice commander, throws the first pitch during the Las Vegas 51s’ military appreciation night at Cashman Field in Las Vegas, May 22. This was the second game the Las Vegas 51s played against the Oklahoma City Dodgers…

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Dispelling remotely piloted aircraft myths

Posted May 22, 2015 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

Public interest in remotely piloted aircraft continues to grow thanks to increasing non-military uses and portrayal in popular culture. For the Air Force, remotely piloted aircraft are and will continue to be a vital mission set delivering vital airpower to combatant commanders throughout the world.

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