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AF leaders: Total force essential to readiness

Air Force senior leaders testified on the current state of the total force readiness before the House Armed Services Committee in Washington, D.C., March 22, 2017.

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Goldfein: Future of war is networked, multi-domain

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein discussed the Air Force’s role in a networked and multi-domain environment during the Future of War Conference 2017 in Washington, D.C., March 21.

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Rock to Recovery serves as ‘musical medicine’

Although many of this year’s Air Force Wounded Warrior Trials participants are now reveling in the celebration the event brings through competition and companionship, every single one of them could tell you what they were doing and exactly how they felt when they hit rock bottom.

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Gen. James Holmes takes command of ACC

Service members of Air Combat Command welcomed their new commander during a change of command ceremony, March 10.

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Family first: Honoring Creech families

Creech Airmen and their families were honored with a Family Day here, March 1 that highlighted the missions of the 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing and the 799th Air Base Group.

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Air Force ink: A cultural evolution

Posted  February 17, 2017

Culture is an ever-changing manifestation of arts and intellect. It allows for people of all shapes, ethnicities and backgrounds alike to express themselves through tattoos where their pride, beliefs or imaginative elements are forever inked on their skin.

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F-35A proving its worth at Red Flag combat exercise

Posted  February 17, 2017

After eight days “at war” the F-35A Lightning II is proving to be an invaluable asset during Red Flag 17-1, the Air Force’s premier combat exercise held here.

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ISR, Cyber coordinate capabilities for maximum effect at Red Flag

Posted  February 17, 2017

Created in 1975, Red Flag was established by Gen. Robert J. Dixon, then commander of Tactical Air Command, to more realistically train forces for combat.

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Annual weapons load recognizes superior performers, keeps skills sharp

Posted  February 17, 2017

Three-man load crews from the seven aircraft maintenance units assigned to the 57th Maintenance Group convened on the flightline here to compete in the annual weapons load crew competition Jan. 27.

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A-10 pilots, Army brigade combat teams train at Green Flag 17-03

Posted  February 17, 2017

Pilots from the 74th Fighter Squadron prepared for future deployments while participating in Green Flag-West 17-3, Jan. 13-27, here.

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