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DOD makes last-minute push for food donations in ‘Feds Feed Families’

"There were many times that we would go without just to feed the kids," Diane Carter said at the Pentagon today at a charity fair for the Feds Feed Families initiative.  "And at one point in time ... I had sold everything in my house, all my furniture and everything, just to feed the kids.

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AF to grow, enhance Nellis group with close air support focus

Nevada’s Nellis Air Force Base plans to restructure the 57th Operations Group to enhance its focus on close air support integration, Air Force officials announced Aug. 16.

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Rachel Loftis News

Aircraft crashes near Nellis

At approximately 7:40 a.m., PDT, Aug. 18, a civilian contractor aircraft supporting 57th Wing operations crashed on public land adjacent to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The crash site was less than a mile from the north end of the Nellis’ runway. The aircraft was a Draken International A-4 Skyhawk. An official says a veteran…

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Vernon Young Jr. Air Force

RPA pilots set to receive $35,000 annual bonus

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James announced an increase to the service’s remotely piloted aircraft pilot bonus Aug. 10 in a multi-pronged approach to increase RPA manning and incentivize RPA pilots within a community that has operated at surge capacity for more than 10 years.

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Madelyn Brown Air Force

AF declares F-35A ‘combat ready’

The F-35A Lightning II fifth-generation fighter aircraft was declared ‘combat ready’ by Gen. Hawk Carlisle, the commander of Air Combat Command, Aug 2.


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Introspection

Posted  April 29, 2016

At each person’s unique period in life, they begin to look back, wondering if they truly made a difference.

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Health & Safety

Should My Child Have Dental Insurance?

Posted  April 29, 2016

SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. — As the month wraps up, I’d like to focus on one of the questions we receive quite often: “Should I sign up my child for dental insurance?” The answer is like many in life — it depends. First, the military offers two great dental insurance plans through TRICARE. For…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kristan Campbell
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Piecing the puzzle together, supporting the MQ-1, MQ-9 mission

Posted  April 29, 2016

Planning, maintaining, and executing the remotely piloted MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper mission has proved to be a time and labor intensive process, yet there are still Airmen’s stories to be told.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum
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34th BS Gains Deployment Training at Green Flag

Posted  April 29, 2016

When Nellis Air Force Base comes to mind, the most common association that is made is that the base hosts the massive air-to-air training exercise known as Red Flag.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan
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F-35 program accelerating, at ‘pivot point,’ program chief tells Congress

Posted  April 29, 2016

The program executive officer of the F-35 Lightning II aircraft program said the rapidly changing, growing and accelerating program is at a “pivot point” as officials address a number of challenges.

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