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Yesterday’s Air Force: Pilot training

Posted May 23, 2017 by

This episode of Yesterday’s Air Force takes a look back at the history of the Air Force’s Pilot Training Program, from its humble beginnings in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, to its modern day pursuit of air superiority.

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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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Flight tests help qualify nuclear bomb for U.S., NATO aircraft

Posted November 15, 2017 by Leah Bryant

The Air Force recently completed a series of initial tests to qualify a nuclear gravity bomb for multiple U.S. and NATO aircraft. The B61-12, the follow-on to the family of B61 nuclear gravity bombs, is a key component of the U.S. nuclear deterrence strategy. Employed by a variety of U.S. and NATO aircraft, the B61-12…

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AF leaders testify on F-35 progress

Posted October 30, 2015 by Senior Airman Hailey Haux

WASHINGTON — Leaders in the F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office and the Air Force F-35 Integration Office testified on the fifth-generation aircraft’s development before a House Armed Services subcommittee Oct. 21 on Capitol Hill. Fielding a number of questions from Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee representatives, Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan, the F-35 program…

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Air Force changes utility allowance for privatized housing residents

Posted May 27, 2016 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON — The Air Force revised its utility allowance policy May 18 to ensure quality on-base housing for military families and continue to cover utility costs for the average energy consumer. For new tenants, the revised policy for the majority of residents will now be calculated using monthly meter readings instead of a five-year average…

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AF selects 16,506 for promotion to staff sergeant

Posted August 26, 2016 by Kat Bailey

Out of the 39,064 eligible senior airmen, 16,506 were selected for promotion to staff sergeant, Air Force officials announced Aug. 25. The overall selection rate was 42.25 percent, with an average selectee overall score of 360.88. Officials selected 2,318 Airmen with a promote now recommendation for 14.04 percent of the total selects; 5,762 Airmen with…

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Around the Air Force

Posted December 30, 2016 by

On this look around the Air Force Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James speaks on the Air Force’s role in transatlantic security at the Atlantic Council Conference in Washington D.C.; and the North American Aerospace Defense Command helps spread holiday cheer by tracking Santa’s journey across the globe.

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USAFWS weapons officers employ total force training during Libya B-2 strike

Posted February 17, 2017 by Susan Garcia

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Two B-2 Spirit bombers departed Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri for a transatlantic flight to Libya on Jan. 18 in what would become the B-2’s first combat mission since Operation Odyssey Dawn in 2011. The demanding 30-plus-hour mission against two Daesh camps required personnel with advanced expertise in the…

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Around the Air Force: April 14

Posted April 17, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, Gen. Jay Raymond, the Air Force Space Command commander, unveils three major space initiatives and the U.S. Air Force will partner with the Royal Air Force and French air force for Atlantic Trident 2017.

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Application window opens for Air Force undergraduate flying training

Posted June 23, 2017 by Kat Bailey

Application packages for the next Undergraduate Flying Training selection board are due to the Rated Officer Assignments branch of the Air Force Personnel Center by Nov. 17, 2017.  The board, set for Jan. 22-25, 2018, will consider active-duty officer applicants to attend training as early as spring 2018. Those interested in becoming a pilot, combat…

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