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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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AF uniform office designs for entire force; new modifications underway

Posted May 21, 2016 by Amy Rollins

When an airman gets dressed for his or her job, he or she dons apparel and equipment that were developed, produced, deployed, sustained, and modified by a group of fewer than 20 people working at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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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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Air Force changes utility allowance for privatized housing residents

Posted May 27, 2016 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON — The Air Force revised its utility allowance policy May 18 to ensure quality on-base housing for military families and continue to cover utility costs for the average energy consumer. For new tenants, the revised policy for the majority of residents will now be calculated using monthly meter readings instead of a five-year average…

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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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Nellis goes full throttle for Red Flag 16-1

Posted January 28, 2016 by By Senior Airman Alex Fox Echols III

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Combat air forces squadrons from across the world joined Tyndall Air Force Base’s Checkertails at Nellis AFB, Nevada, this week for the joint-training, full-spectrum, readiness exercise, Red Flag 16-1. The 325th Fighter Wing takes point as it leads Red Flag for the first time from Jan. 25 to Feb….

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Road to readiness: UDMs prepare Airmen for deployment

Posted March 25, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Kristan Campbell

CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Protecting the nation’s freedom is more than a job—it’s a way of life. For Airmen slated to travel downrange, their lifeline to safeguarding this freedom  lies with the unit deployment manager (UDM). “Every unit has a unit deployment manager,” said Tech. Sgt. Jeremiah, 43nd Wing/ 432nd Group UDM. “UDMs…

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AF releases Air Superiority 2030 Flight Plan

Posted June 3, 2016 by Secretary of the Air Force

WASHINGTON — The Air Force released a flight plan directing development activity as a result of a yearlong study focused on developing capability options to ensure joint force air superiority in 2030 and beyond. According to the unclassified version of the Air Superiority 2030 Flight Plan, released May 26, the gap between the U.S. military’s…

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