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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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SecAF highlights progress at AFA breakfast

Posted  January 9, 2017

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James addressed the Air Force Association’s Air Force Breakfast Series Jan. 6, at the Key Bridge Marriot in Arlington, Va.

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Around the Air Force: Jan. 6

Posted  January 6, 2017

On this look around the Air Force, Airmen march in the Rose Parade, coalition forces conduct more than 70 airstrikes in Syria and Iraq since the New Year, and an Air Force amputee is attempting to resume his career in Pararescue.

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USAFWC welcomes new Command Chief

Posted  January 6, 2017

Chief Master Sgt. Charles R. Hoffman recently became the new Command Chief Master Sergeant, for the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.

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AFSVA to implement new RPA childcare

Posted  January 6, 2017

CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — When it comes to being stationed at Creech Air Force Base, service members with small children have a full plate. In addition to supporting a 24/7/365 mission, parents worry about the availability, quality and cost of care their child is receiving. The base’s remote location and limited access to…

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What service before self truly means

Posted  January 6, 2017

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. — In the summer of 2002, my wife Denise taught me the true meaning of service before self. We had just been stationed at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, where I started teaching technical training school. We moved into a house on base, we met our neighbors and I started…

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