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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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Second annual Enlisted RPA Pilot Selection Board convenes at AFPC

Posted January 26, 2018 by Kat Bailey

The second annual enlisted remotely piloted aircraft pilot selection board meets at the Air Force’s Personnel Center the week of Jan. 15 to identify the next enlisted group to attend RPA pilot training as part of the deliberate approach to enhance the Air Force’s Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance mission.

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AFROTC accepting instructor, detachment commander applications for summer 2018

Posted June 16, 2017 by Kat Bailey

Air Force officials have announced 81 projected Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Corps instructor vacancies and 13 detachment commander positions available for summer 2018.  Officers eligible for instructor slots include first lieutenants, captains or majors. Active-duty rated officers, line of the Air Force lieutenant colonels and majors selected for lieutenant colonel may apply for detachment…

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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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Some IDs may be invalid starting Aug. 15

Posted August 12, 2016 by Toni Smith

WASHINGTON — Individuals will no longer be able to access Air Force installations with a state-issued identification card or driver’s license from Minnesota, Missouri, Washington or American Samoa beginning Aug. 15. This new change aligns the Air Force’s installation access policy with requirements of the Real ID Act, which focuses on improving the reliability of…

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AF to implement Second Assignment In-Place Pilot Program

Posted September 8, 2017 by Senior Master Sgt. Allison Day

The Air Force will allow limited fighter aircrew to extend their time at certain assignments in an effort to improve quality of life, quality of service and help retain experienced aviators for longer than 20 years. Beginning Sept. 7, 2017, the Air Force will implement the Second Assignment In-Place Pilot Program for active duty, late-career…

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AFROTC detachment commander, instructor vacancies available for summer 2019

Posted July 13, 2018 by Kat Bailey

Air Force officials have announced 45 projected Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Corps detachment commander positions and 104 instructor vacancies available for summer 2019. Line of the Air Force lieutenant colonels and majors selected for lieutenant colonel may apply for detachment commander positions. Officers eligible for instructor slots include first lieutenants, captains and majors in…

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Around the Air Force: April 21

Posted April 24, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, a U.S. Air Force Academy grad treks to space, the 10th African Partnership Flight kicks off and the 2017 Air Force photo contest opens soon.

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NORAD celebrates 60 years tracking Santa

Posted December 4, 2015 by North American Aerospace Defense Command

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.—The North American Aerospace Defense Command is celebrating the 60th anniversary of tracking Santa’s Yuletide journey. The NORAD Tracks Santa website launched Dec. 1. It features Santa’s North Pole Village, which includes a holiday countdown, games, activities and more. The website (http://www.noradsanta.org/) is available in eight languages: English, French, Spanish, German,…

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Flight tests help qualify nuclear bomb for U.S., NATO aircraft

Posted November 15, 2017 by Leah Bryant

The Air Force recently completed a series of initial tests to qualify a nuclear gravity bomb for multiple U.S. and NATO aircraft. The B61-12, the follow-on to the family of B61 nuclear gravity bombs, is a key component of the U.S. nuclear deterrence strategy. Employed by a variety of U.S. and NATO aircraft, the B61-12…

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