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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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AF selects Shaw AFB as the preferred location to host a new RPA unit

Posted January 13, 2017 by

The Air Force has selected Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., as the preferred location to base a new MQ-9 Reaper group, including mission control elements. Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz.; Moody AFB, Ga.; Mountain Home AFB, Idaho; and Offutt AFB, Neb., were named as reasonable alternatives and will be considered as part of the environmental impact analysis…

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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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CSAF letter to Airmen

Posted August 12, 2016 by Gen. David L. Goldfein

Fellow Airmen, I am now completing my first month as the 21st Chief of Staff. What an honor to serve with you! Attached is the first in a series of short papers I will share that outlines my thinking in key focus areas. You will find each in our Strategic Master Plan and Air Force…

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Tech Report: Biofuels

Posted November 2, 2016 by

In this episode of Tech Report, we learn the important role biofuels play in reducing dependence on crude oil.

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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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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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AF to grow, enhance Nellis group with close air support focus

Posted August 26, 2016 by Secretary of the Air Force

Nevada’s Nellis Air Force Base plans to restructure the 57th Operations Group to enhance its focus on close air support integration, Air Force officials announced Aug. 16.

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e-Deliver tax forms save services money

Posted December 19, 2016 by by Katie Lange

The holiday season is in full swing, which means there is a slim chance you are worrying about tax prep season, right? Of course you’re not. Taxes aren’t usually something you worry about until after the New Year, but now is actually a great time to think about switching your tax forms to electronic delivery,…

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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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