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Around the Air Force: Nov. 8

Posted November 10, 2016 by

On this look around the Air Force enlisted pilots take their first solo flight and a World War II bomber pilot is awarded the Silver Star.

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U.S. Air Force illustration by Senior Airman Adarius Petty
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The importance of cybersecurity

Posted November 4, 2016 by Senior Airman Christian Clausen

U.S. Air Force illustration by Senior Airman Adarius Petty October is cyber security awareness month and members are advised to stay mindful about what they say and post on social networks. In recent years military members and their families have faced dangers due to information leaked on social media. CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nev.—In today’s…

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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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Around the Air Force: Nov. 1

Posted November 2, 2016 by

On this look around the Air Force a reduction in ancillary training is announced, cyberattacks are the leading strategic threat and a preview of the latest episode of BLUE features Air Force tankers.

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Melissa Estevez
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SECAF reiterates focus on modernization, efficiency

Posted October 31, 2016 by Sean Clements

Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James took the stage Oct. 28, at the Airlift/Tanker Association Symposium to address the Air Force’s priority to maintain mission readiness and promote modernization in the coming years.

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AF takes initial steps to reduce training unrelated to primary missions

Posted October 31, 2016 by Tech. Sgt. Robert Barnett

The Air Force plans to reduce training not related to Airmen’s primary jobs in order to address concerns that excessive and non-mission related demands are impacting Airmen’s ability to focus on and accomplish their core duties, officials announced Oct. 31. As part of ongoing efforts to take care of Airmen and revitalize squadrons, Air Force…

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Yesterday’s Air Force: Tankers

Posted October 28, 2016 by

The KC-46A Pegasus is the newest member of the aerial refueling team. This episode of Yesterday’s Air Force takes a look back at where it all started — from wing walkers to the most recent KC-135 Stratotanker.

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Air Force approves Turkey incentive pay

Posted October 21, 2016 by Secretary of the Air Force

WASHINGTON — Active-duty Airmen assigned to Turkey between Aug. 29, 2016, and Dec. 31, 2018, may be eligible for the secretary of the Air Force-approved Turkey Assignment Incentive Pay. Airmen may apply for TAIP at three points in time: prior to departing their losing station, within 30 days of arrival in Turkey, or during their…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Robert Barnett
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Past, present, future: AF Memorial 10th anniversary

Posted October 21, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Jannelle McRae

For the last decade, the Air Force Memorial stood boldly in the skyline of the nation’s capital, inciting pride and honor, and recognizing the dedication and sacrifices of Airmen who have served.

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‘Protect Power’, your pockets

Posted October 7, 2016 by Secretary of the Air Force

WASHINGTON — Though monthly observances and themes come and go, the practices promoted in October’s Energy Action Month are encouraged year-round. The Defense Department is arguably the United States’ biggest energy consumer, and the Air Force is responsible for at least half of that consumption. According to Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James, the Air…

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