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Inert nuclear gravity bomb passes first F-16 flight test

An Air Force F-16 aircraft released an inert B61 nuclear bomb in a test recently, demonstrating the aircraft's capability to deliver the weapon and testing the functioning of the weapon's non-nuclear components, including the arming and fire control system, radar altimeter, spin rocket motors and weapons control computer.

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F-35A deployment brings advanced airpower capability to Europe

This weekend’s deployment of an initial six F-35A Lightning II fighters and several hundred Airmen to Europe demonstrates the aircraft’s readiness to conduct operations with America’s European partners, according to Air Force leaders.

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“Find Ally”: 99th MDG Airman saves neighbor

o one can prepare to be woken up in their home at night with a child’s life in their hands.

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RPA support unit wins inaugural award

The 432nd Operations Support Squadron earned the inaugural Jimmy Doolittle Educational Fellow for Outstanding Support to Armed UAVs March 2, 2017, at the Martin H. Harris Chapter of the Air Force Association Air Force Gala banquet in Orlando, Florida.

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum Salutes & Awards

Breaking barriers through opportunities

Hers is a résumé full of incredible accomplishments, not including breaking the barrier of being the first female fighter pilot.


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AF evolves policies to access more talent, maintain high standards

Posted  January 13, 2017

The Air Force announced new policies on dress and appearance with regard to tattoos, as well as changes to service medical accession policy Jan. 9. These changes result from a review of Air Force accessions policies directed by Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James in 2016. “As part of our effort to attract and retain…

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AF selects Shaw AFB as the preferred location to host a new RPA unit

Posted  January 13, 2017

The Air Force has selected Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., as the preferred location to base a new MQ-9 Reaper group, including mission control elements. Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz.; Moody AFB, Ga.; Mountain Home AFB, Idaho; and Offutt AFB, Neb., were named as reasonable alternatives and will be considered as part of the environmental impact analysis…

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Around the Air Force: Jan. 13

Posted  January 13, 2017

On this look around the Air Force Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James talks about her priorities during her tenure.

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AFPC to host two Exceptional Family Member webinars Jan. 12

Posted  January 11, 2017

The Air Force Personnel Center will hold two Exceptional Family Member Program webinars Jan. 12 discussing the program’s three components – assignments, medical and family support. EFMP allows Airmen to proceed to assignment locations where suitable medical, educational and other resources are available to treat special needs family members. The 90-minute sessions will be held…

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Around the Air Force: Jan. 11

Posted  January 11, 2017

On this look around the Air Force, President Obama says farewell to service members and new synthetic tie downs and winch cables for the C-17 Globemaster III are saving the Air Force money.

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