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Combat Hammer 2014: Boosting RPA strike proficiency

Posted May 30, 2014 by Staff Sgt. N.B.

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. N.B. Airmen 1st Class Steven and Taylor (right), both 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron MQ-9 Reaper crew chiefs, prepare an MQ-9 Reaper for flight during Combat Hammer May 15 at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. Fighter, bomber and remotely piloted aircraft units around the Air Force are evaluated four…

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AF implements career intermission pilot program

Posted August 1, 2014 by Air Force News Service

WASHINGTON — Up to 40 active-duty, Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard officers and enlisted members who meet eligibility requirements will be offered between one and three years of partially-paid time out of uniform to focus on personal and professional pursuits under the Career Intermission Pilot Program, or CIPP, Air Force officials announced July 30….

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AF updates voluntary education programs for FY15

Posted October 3, 2014 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Office

WASHINGTON — Active-duty Airmen who want to take advantage of military assistance programs for voluntary education in the coming academic year will experience several changes beginning Oct. 1. Air Force Credentialing Opportunities Online, or AF COOL, will take the place of the military tuition assistance, or MilTA, certification program for enlisted and total-force Airmen seeking…

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Nellis Airman powered by innovation

Posted December 5, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Master Sgt. Shane Sneary, an Air Force Repair Enhancement Program manager with the 57th Maintenance Group, answers questions during an interview with the 2nd Combat Camera Squadron on the flightline at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 31. Sneary was interviewed about his cost-saving submission…

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Air Force places 18 A-10 aircraft into ‘Backup Status’

Posted March 6, 2015 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON — The Air Force, with congressional authorization, will convert 18 primary combat-coded A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from active units and place them into Backup-Aircraft Inventory status with the possibility to convert another 18 at a later date in fiscal 2015. The secretary of Defense has authorized the Air Force to place up to a total…

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Future technology: COMACC talks laser-equipped aircraft

Posted May 15, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Devin Scott Michaels

JOINT BASE LANGELY-EUSTIS, Va.—The U.S. Air Force was born out of technology. After taking flight with the development of the first airplane and maintaining the United States’ role in air superiority, one may wonder, what technological innovation is the Air Force planning next to ensure command of the air? One promising possibility—lasers. To broaden the…

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Ground testing for F-35 gun conducted at Edwards AFB

Posted July 31, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

Lockheed Martin photograph by Darin Russell An F-35A Lightning II, tail number AF-2, fires a burst of rounds down range at the Edwards Gun Harmonizing Range on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., July 17. The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force is in the process of testing the F-35A Lightning II’s newest munitions asset;…

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Mobile app connects Airmen to their base

Posted May 4, 2012 by Courtesy story posted by Air Force News Service

(AFNS) — (Editor’s Note:  This Mobile app will be coming to Nellis AFB in the near future; call the 99th ABW Wing Public Affairs, 652-2750 for information.) Want to connect with friends and family? There’s an app for that. Need to find the best restaurant around? There’s an app for that. Want to see what…

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2013 CDCs available online in September

Posted July 6, 2012 by Air Education and Training Command Public Affairs

(AFNS) — The Airman Advancement Division’s online library, e-WAPS Online Reference Library Database, or e-WORLD, will soon have 2013 promotion cycle study reference material available.

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In Pictures: Sound barrier pioneer celebrates 65 years

Posted October 19, 2012 by U.S. Air Force photos by Lawrence Crespo

Retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Charles E. “Chuck” Yeager and Capt. David Vincent, 65th Aggressor Squadron pilot, commemorated the 65th anniversary of breaking of the sound barrier by flying from Las Vegas to Edwards Air Force Base in southern California.

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