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First AFWERX storefront opens in Las Vegas

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson, along with guest of honor Vice President Mike Pence as well as the Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein, opened the AFWERX-Vegas storefront Jan. 11, 2018, at the Howard Hughes Center in Las Vegas.

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WEPTAC 2018 – Developing multiple-domain tactics to support air ops

The Air Combat Command’s Directorate of Operations in conjunction with the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center hosted the 2018 Combat Air Force Weapons and Tactics Conference, Jan. 2-12 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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COMACC visits Creech to discuss RPA enterprise future

The Commander of Air Combat Command, Gen. Mike Holmes, and ACC Command Chief, Chief Master Sgt. Frank Batten, visited the men and women of Creech Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 6, 2018.

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Next level of RPA operations, USAFCENT commander recognizes Airmen

Lt. Gen. Jeffrey L. Harrigian, Air Forces Central Command commander, visited the 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing, which played a key role in the liberation of more than 99 percent of ISIS-held territory in in 2017, Jan. 8, 2018.

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Fight’s On: CSAF shares combat-minded perspective

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein toured Creech for an in-depth look at the Remotely Piloted Aircraft enterprise and the many Airmen who work around the clock to assure mission success Jan. 9, 2018.


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Growing as a leader through others

Posted  December 8, 2017

Many consider leadership a trait you’re born with, while some consider it a trait you hone and develop through reflection and feedback. I contend it is both — we all have leadership qualities within us, and it is our life experiences and interactions that shape them. My kindergarten teacher, Ms. Gleason, was easily one of…

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Effective followership: a path for all Airmen

Posted  December 8, 2017

Every leader is a follower, but not every follower is a leader. We do an exceptional job of training leaders, but more often than not, don’t focus enough on effective followership. Society tends to equate effective followership to nothing more than “brown-nosing.” We relish identifying as good leaders versus good followers, but one cannot exist…

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328th WPS cyber course revs up weapons officer development

Posted  December 8, 2017

The U.S. Air Force Weapons School’s Cyberspace Warfare Operations Weapons Instructor Course, under the 328th Weapon Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., may have had its start just five years ago, but the cadre is wasting no time in innovating its curriculum to advance tactics and accelerate development of future leaders.

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Raqqah liberated: Combat RPAs in the fight

Posted  December 8, 2017

U.S. forces, coalition partners and Syrian Democratic Forces liberated Raqqah, Syria from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria’s control in early October. ISIS used the city as its capital for terrorist operations since January 2014.

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Project Homeless Connect 2017

Posted  December 8, 2017

Veterans Administration photograph A Homeless PACT Team outreach member talks with a veteran during the 25th annual Project Homeless Connect in Las Vegas Nov. 14. NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. — The VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System continued its efforts to support the local homeless community by participating in the 25th annual Project Homeless Connect in…

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