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USAFWC vice commander throws first pitch

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U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Darlene Seltmann Brig. Gen. Stephen Whiting, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center vice commander, throws the first pitch during the Las Vegas 51s’ military appreciation night at Cashman Field in Las Vegas, May 22. This was the second game the Las Vegas 51s played against the Oklahoma City Dodgers…

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Dispelling remotely piloted aircraft myths

Posted May 22, 2015 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

Public interest in remotely piloted aircraft continues to grow thanks to increasing non-military uses and portrayal in popular culture. For the Air Force, remotely piloted aircraft are and will continue to be a vital mission set delivering vital airpower to combatant commanders throughout the world.

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Yokota aircrew recounts Nepal earthquake

Posted May 22, 2015 by Maj. Gregory Kantz

We were tasked with taking an 11-man special forces team from Kadena Air Base, Japan, to Kathmandu, Nepal, for a training exercise. After being cleared by air traffic control, we landed uneventfully.

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U.S. forces support Nepal earthquake relief efforts

Posted May 15, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Alexander Martinez

In support of Operation Sahayogi Haat, Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors and Marines are ensuring humanitarian assistance and disaster relief supplies and personnel are moving smoothly in and out of Nepal at an intermediate staging base at U-Tapao Royal Thai Navy Airfield, Thailand.

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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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AFOQT scores updated as Air Force implements new test, form

Posted May 15, 2015 by Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas —Airmen who took Form S of the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test may see their test scores updated on May 22, when the Air Force converts scores to the new Form T metric, officials said May 12. According to Dr. Lisa Hughes, the Air Force Personnel Assessment chief, all Form…

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Resiliency classes enable Airmen to be ‘best selves’

Posted May 1, 2015 by Airman First Class Rachel Loftis

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis Jenna Lightfoot, right, 99th Force Support Squadron Airman and Family Readiness Center lead master resiliency instructor, and Master Sgt. Marcy Holland, 99th FSS career assistance adviser, talk with a resiliency class on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., April 23. The class identified character strengths and…

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AF sends aircraft to support disaster-assistance operations in Nepal

Posted May 1, 2015 by DOD News

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Taylor Queen Service members load relief supplies for victims of the Nepal earthquake into a C-17 Globemaster III from Joint Base Charleston, S.C., at March Air Force Base, Calif., April 26. The U.S. Agency of International Development’s relief cargo included eight pallets, 59 Los Angeles County Fire…

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Most Honorable Son

Posted May 1, 2015 by Gerald White

Courtesy photo Tech. Sgt. Ben Kuroki speaks at a post-war function in 1945. He is sharing the podium with Gen. Omar Bradley and Lt. Gen. Jimmy Doolittle among others. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Just days after Pearl Harbor, Shosuke “Sam” Kuroki, a farmer near Hershey, Nebraska, drove his oldest sons Ben and Fred…

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Creech Airmen honor their military kids

Posted May 1, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Barclay

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Barclay Creech Airmen and their families took part in the 2015 “Take Your Kid to Work Day” event April 23 as part of the Department of Defense observance of Month of the Military Child. During the day’s events the Creech Airmen and various base and local organizations…

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