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Predator 107 soars past 20,000 flight hours

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General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. announced June 28 that a U.S. Air Force Predator RPA has reached a record 20,000 flight hours on a single aircraft, the highest flight time of any U.S. Air Force Predator.

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Air Force announces preferred alternative for security forces regional training center consolidation

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Air Force officials announced June 27 that Fort Bliss, Texas, was chosen as the preferred alternative for the Security Forces Ground Combat Training Center while Camp Guernsey, Wyo. is a reasonable alternative. If selected as the final basing choice, Fort Bliss will host a training center, offering training courses for approximately 8,500 students per year….

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Lone female gunner aims high

Posted June 28, 2013 by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes Airman 1st Class Natasha Libby, 66th Rescue Squadron aerial gunner, stands next to a GAU-2 mini-gun attached to a HH-60 Pave Hawk June 20, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. In addition to her responsibilities as an aerial gunner she also briefs passengers on safety and…

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335th Fighter Squadron takes on Green Flag-West

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman Capt. Eric Joachim, 335th Fighter Squadron standard and evaluation pilot, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., conducts pre-flight checks during Green Flag-West 13-5 June 24, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The mission of the 335th FS is to be prepared to deploy anywhere in the…

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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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AF seeks scholarship, fellowship candidates

Posted June 28, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Eligible Airmen interested in unique scholarships and fellowships must submit completed, endorsed applications by July 31, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Opportunities offered annually include the Olmsted Scholar Program, the White House Fellowship Program, the Mansfield Fellowship Exchange Program and the Information Assurance Scholarship Program, each of which has…

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Fanning becomes acting Air Force secretary

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Under Secretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning became the acting secretary of the Air Force June 21, succeeding Michael Donley, who departed the position after more than five years.

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Nellis Airmen answer call for help

Posted June 21, 2013 by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes An HH-60 Pave Hawk assigned to the 66th Rescue Squadron, prepares to land after conducting a search and rescue mission in California June 14, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 66th RQS conducted a successful real-world mission, finding and rescuing a lost hiker in the…

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MWD helicopter training takes flight

Posted June 21, 2013 by Senior Airman A.K.

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. D.H. Military working dogs and their handlers assigned to the 99th Ground Combat Training Squadron prepare to board an HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter from the 66th Rescue Squadron outside of Las Vegas June 14. The 99th GCTS is the Air Force’s largest regional training center and oversees the…

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Air Force sets plan to integrate women into combat jobs by 2016

Posted June 21, 2013 by Staff Sgt. David Salanitri

The Air Force released details of the service’s plan to fully integrate women into previously closed career fields June 18.

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