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2014 Las Vegas Air Force Ball planning commences

Posted June 13, 2014 by Staff Report

CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Planning has begun for the 2014 Las Vegas Air Force Ball, scheduled to take place at the South Point Hotel Casino in Las Vegas Sept. 27 beginning at 6 p.m. At this year’s ball, Airmen, families, and friends will have an opportunity to “Celebrate the Airman’s Story” as they…

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New York Air National Guard trains MQ-9 pilots, sensor operators for entire Air Force

Posted June 8, 2012 by By New York Air National Guard

HANCOCK FIELD, N.Y. SYRACUSE, N.Y. (6/4/12) — The MQ-9 Reaper flight training school at Hancock Field Air National Guard Base has graduated its first series of active duty Air Force MQ-9 operators since...

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SecAF shares AF, DoD goals at energy summit

Posted August 17, 2012 by By Tech. Sgt. Shad Eidson

Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley presented a keynote address on the Department of Defense’s energy initiatives at the 2012 National Clean Energy Summit here August 7....

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Welcome U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds

Posted November 9, 2012 by

Thunderbirds “America’s Ambassadors in Blue,” the Thunderbirds plan and present precision aerial maneuvers to exhibit the capabilities of modern high performance aircraft and the lofty degree of professional skill required to operate these aircraft in a precision aerial demonstration.

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AF to open remaining combat positions to women

Posted February 1, 2013 by

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey announced today the rescission the 1994 Direct Ground Combat Definition and Assignment Rule for women and that the Department of Defense plans to remove gender-based barriers to service. “Women have shown great courage and sacrifice on…

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Air Force reservists, retirees eligible for TRICARE healthcare programs

Posted April 5, 2013 by Col. Bob Thompson

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — TRICARE has affordable healthcare programs available for all Air Force Reserve retirees – including “gray-area retirees” and actively-participating Air Force reservists, no matter what orders they are on. Reservists who retire before age 60 are eligible for TRICARE Retired Reserve coverage while they are in the “gray area.” This is the waiting…

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SecAF approves captain’s board cancellation

Posted May 10, 2013 by Capt. Candice Ismirle

WASHINGTON, D.C. — First lieutenants will no longer meet a promotion central selection board to make captain, Air Force officials announced May 7. Effective immediately, the Secretary of the Air Force approved the elimination of the Captain’s Central Selection Board. The Air Force is returning to the same promotion process that was in effect prior…

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F-35 is backbone of Air Force’s future fighter fleet, Welsh says

Posted June 28, 2013 by Master Sgt. Angelita Colón-Francia

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Air Force’s most advanced strike aircraft, the F-35 Lightning II, is a vital capability that the nation needs to stay ahead of adversary technological gains, the Air Force chief of staff told a Senate panel, June 19. Testifying before the Senate Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Defense, Gen. Mark A. Welsh III said…

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Former Air Force leader passes away

Posted August 16, 2013 by Air Force News Service

A former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who was also a chief of staff of the Air Force, passed away Aug. 10 in Falcon’s Landing military retirement community in Potomac Falls, Va.

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Feedback on Sexual Assault Prevention, Response Blog

Posted September 27, 2013 by Gen. Larry Spencer

Once again, you answered the call and responded to our request to hear from you – thank you.

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