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President, first lady praise Air Force members, families

Posted September 19, 2017 by

Celebrating the 70th birthday of the U.S. Air Force, President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump saluted airmen and their families during their visit Sept. 15 to Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. The official birthday of the Air Force is Sept. 18, 1947. The First Lady opened the event by thanking “the brave…

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70 years of Breaking Barriers

Posted September 19, 2017 by

American Airmen have been breaking barriers for 70 years in air, space and cyberspace, resulting in global vigilance, reach and power. They’ve shown tenacity in Korea’s MiG Alley, endurance in Vietnam’s Rolling Thunder campaign, decisiveness over the skies of Baghdad during Desert Storm and resilience in Iraq and Afghanistan. Airmen are now fully engaged as…

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The USAF celebrates 70 years: A look back

Posted September 15, 2017 by

National Security Act births AF Courtesy photo With the stroke of a pen, President Harry S. Truman signed the National Security Act of 1947 on Sept. 18, 1947. Editor’s note: Historical information compiled from the U.S. Air Force website “United States Air Force Birthday: American Airmen Breaking Barriers Since 1947” — http://static.dma.mil/usaf/70/index.html On Sept. 18,…

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Technological innovations in the history of the U.S. Air Force

Posted September 15, 2017 by

Courtesy graphic 1947-1960 Editors note: Information provided by the U.S. Air Force 70th anniversary website (http://static.dma.mil/usaf/70/index.html). The early years of the newly-established independent Air Force brought a variety of technological breakthroughs, resulting in new capabilities and even new missions. The young Air Force could have easily adapted a modified version of the Olympic motto, with…

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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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Around the Air Force: Aug. 4

Posted August 7, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, senior leaders release new priorities, F.E. Warren AFB Airmen launch a Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile and the Secretary of the Air Force discusses space funding at an Air Force Association dinner.

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Air Force senior leaders unveil new priorities

Posted August 3, 2017 by

In a recent letter to the Total Force, Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright released their new priorities and addressed issues Airmen face day to day. “For more than 70 years, our fellow Americans…

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Skyfest 2017 showcases MQ-1 Predator

Posted August 3, 2017 by Senior Airman Christian Clausen

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Christian Clausen First LT. Donald, 17th Attack Squadron pilot, shows a child the Multi-Spectral Targeting System at the Skyfest air show, July 29-30, 2017, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash. During the show, Airmen were able to answer questions regarding how the MQ-1 can accomplish its missions. Fourteen Airmen…

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Around the Air Force: Aug. 2

Posted August 3, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force B-1B Lancers fly by the Korean peninsula in a show of force, F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots and maintainers finish a training deployment to Royal Air Force Lakenheath, and a Cold War POW is laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.

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AF opens retraining to second term, career Airmen

Posted July 31, 2017 by Kat Bailey

The Air Force has announced the Noncommissioned Officer Retraining Program for fiscal year 2018 and will update the number of slots available on the retraining advisory on or about Aug. 2, 2017.    Designed to balance and sustain the enlisted force as the Air Force continues to grow, the program allows Airmen on their second…

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