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AF to reduce additional duties

Posted August 26, 2016 by Mike Martin

WASHINGTON — Airmen need more time to focus on their core missions. Air Force senior leaders said that’s the message they received from Airmen and it’s the reason they made the decision to reduce additional duties. In a memorandum to Airmen released Aug. 19, Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and Air Force…

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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Christian Clausen
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The evolution of the combat RPA

Posted December 16, 2016 by Senior Airman Christian Clausen

In the 1980s, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency added modern day technology to the decades old idea of using remotely piloted aircraft for reconnaissance purposes. Little did DARPA or the Air Force know how impactful this development would be.

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Cody testifies before SASC on importance of Airmen, families

Posted February 15, 2017 by Tech. Sgt. Robert Barnett

Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody testified on the importance of Airmen and their families before the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel Feb. 14 on Capitol Hill.

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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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Nominations for first Air Force enlisted RPA pilots being accepted

Posted July 9, 2016 by Kat Bailey

The Air Force is accepting nominations to fill its first class of enlisted remotely piloted aircraft pilots as part of a deliberate approach to enhance the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance mission. The first enlisted RPA pilot selection board will convene at the Air Force Personnel Center, Jan. 23-26, 2017, with application packages due to AFPC…

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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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Heart Link program empowers spouses to succeed

Posted March 3, 2017 by Beverly Joyner

After a loved one joins the military, their spouse and family members may need assistance in learning how to navigate through the unique aspects of a military lifestyle.

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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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