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57th AMXS Lightning AMU conducts first hot pit training

Posted October 25, 2013 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman Staff Sgt. William Rispoli, 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion specialist, marshals an F-35 Lightning II at the revetments Oct. 16 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The F-35 is a single-seat, single-engine, fifth-generation multirole fighter that performs ground attack, reconnaissance, and air defense missions with…

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Former commander sees mission decades later

Posted December 6, 2013 by Tech. Sgt. S.E.

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman A.K. Retired Air Force colonel Linus Upson Jr. (left) and his family gather in a hangar and receive a briefing about the MQ-1 and MQ-9 aircraft during a tour of the base, Nov. 27. Upson, who was the base commander in 1945, brought his family to see the…

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AF acquisition chief nominee testifies

Posted January 24, 2014 by Ed Gulick

Dr. Bill LaPlante testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee Jan. 16 during his nomination hearing to be the next assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition.

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Air terminal Airmen move essential supplies

Posted February 28, 2014 by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster Staff Sgt. Chris Alvarez, 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron air transportation craftsman, guides a 60K Tunner loader on the flightline Feb. 19 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 99th LRS air terminal staff use a 60K Tunner loader to transport pallets of cargo to and from…

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AF opens additional TERA, VSP windows

Posted April 18, 2014 by Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Air Force will open two new fiscal year 2014 force management temporary early retirement authority application windows, and a new voluntary separation pay application window, Air Force Personnel Center officials said April 14. Commonly referred to as the 15-year retirement, TERA eligibility will be based on the updated…

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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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