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Air Force faces fighter pilot shortage

The Air Force is in the midst of a pilot shortage. While most platforms are affected by the shortage, the fighter pilot community has been hit the hardest.

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WEPTAC 2017: Future of warfare according to CSAF

Air Force senior leaders joined joint and coalition warfighters for the 2017 Weapons and Tactics Conference (WEPTAC) here, Jan. 2 through 13.

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57th Wing Airmen take flight

As she stepped onto the flightline here Jan. 6, Senior Airman Sierra Elliott took note of her surroundings.

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Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

Courtesy photo WASHINGTON — As America celebrates the life and impact of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we call upon all Airmen to reflect on his enduring legacy and the call to service to others in the cause of justice, equality, and freedom. Dr. King rallied our nation to live up to the promise of…

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Retired from duty, not the mission

Behind the shadows of unparalleled MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper operations stand men and women who once wore a military uniform, still contributing to the fight. They are retired Air Force members.


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Absentee voter tips for military members

Posted  September 28, 2016

DOD photograph Members of the Army’s Golden Knights parachute team pass on the Federal Voting Assistance Program’s message for U.S. military and overseas citizens to submit their absentee ballots in time for the upcoming general election. With less than two months until the general election on Nov. 8, absentee voters are beginning to receive their…

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USAF AMMOS starts new Advanced Sortie Production Course

Posted  September 23, 2016

For the U.S. Air Force Advanced Maintenance and Munitions Operations School at Nellis Air Force Base, preparing aircraft maintenance, munitions and logistics readiness leaders for tomorrow’s victories is their mission.

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Salutes & Awards

26th WPS members named AFA Gen. John P. Jumper award winners

Posted  September 23, 2016

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Two U.S. Air Force Weapons School Airmen assigned to the 26th Weapons Squadron were recently named the Air Force Association Gen. John P. Jumper Award winners in the remotely piloted aircraft crew sensor operator and pilot categories. Tech. Sgt. Tyler and Maj. Ryan of the 26th WPS were recognized…

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Bringing clarity: tapping breaks

Posted  September 23, 2016

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — I grew up on the plains of northcentral Ohio where winters can be harsh. So I thought I knew a lot about driving in harsh conditions. But most of the roads around my town were flat as a pancake with sometimes not a single curve for miles. I had…

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Achieving “excellence” through continuous process improvement

Posted  September 23, 2016

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev.—The third core value of the Air Force is “Excellence in All We Do.” According to Air Force Instruction 1-1, the “Little Blue Book,” Excellence in All We Do, directs us to develop a sustained passion for continuous process improvement and innovation that will propel the Air Force into a long-term,…

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