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AF upgrades to Windows 10

In accordance with the Department of Defense mandate, the Air Force must complete the Microsoft Windows 10 migration by March 31, 2018. Any operating system not upgraded by the deadline will be denied access to the network.

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Fairchild Refuels Red Flag 18-1

KC-135s were once considered to be the Air Forces premier refueling force, enabling fighter jets, bombers and other aircraft the ability to stay airborne to accomplish long range mission sets, without the tankers, fighter jets may not be able to hit their long-range marks.

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Red Coat Ambassador Program

Wearing a vibrant red vest and a “Just Ask Me!” button, John Istle walks through the North Las Vegas VA Medical Center and greets every visitor with earnest enthusiasm.

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Doolittle legacy honored, RPA aviators continue to deliver justice

There were moments, which through their pure magnitude galvanized the nation, inspiring those to act, forever altering the fabric of our lives.

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DOD studying implications of wearable devices giving too much info

DOD photograph by Jim Garamone The Defense Department urges service members and DOD civilians with wearable electronic devices to use the strictest privacy setting. Officials made the suggestion after publication of a “heat map” showing concentration of U.S military personnel overseas. Defense Department officials are studying security issues raised by physical conditioning trackers that also…


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70 years of Breaking Barriers

Posted  September 19, 2017

American Airmen have been breaking barriers for 70 years in air, space and cyberspace, resulting in global vigilance, reach and power. They’ve shown tenacity in Korea’s MiG Alley, endurance in Vietnam’s Rolling Thunder campaign, decisiveness over the skies of Baghdad during Desert Storm and resilience in Iraq and Afghanistan. Airmen are now fully engaged as…

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The USAF celebrates 70 years: A look back

Posted  September 15, 2017

National Security Act births AF Courtesy photo With the stroke of a pen, President Harry S. Truman signed the National Security Act of 1947 on Sept. 18, 1947. Editor’s note: Historical information compiled from the U.S. Air Force website “United States Air Force Birthday: American Airmen Breaking Barriers Since 1947” — http://static.dma.mil/usaf/70/index.html On Sept. 18,…

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Technological innovations in the history of the U.S. Air Force

Posted  September 15, 2017

Courtesy graphic 1947-1960 Editors note: Information provided by the U.S. Air Force 70th anniversary website (http://static.dma.mil/usaf/70/index.html). The early years of the newly-established independent Air Force brought a variety of technological breakthroughs, resulting in new capabilities and even new missions. The young Air Force could have easily adapted a modified version of the Olympic motto, with…

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Nellis to support Hurricane Irma rescue operations in Florida

Posted  September 13, 2017

Midafternoon Sept. 8, the 66th Rescue Squadron and 823rd Maintenance Squadron assigned to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., received a call from the U.S. Northern Command to ready teams to support FEMA search and rescue efforts in the Florida Keys following the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, which later made landfall Sept. 10.

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Military working dogs get booties

Posted  September 13, 2017

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Adarius Petty Jimy, a 799th Security Forces Squadron military working dog, get dog booties placed on his paws Sept 1, 2017 at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. The 799th SFS dog handlers use these booties during inclement weather conditions and harsh terrain to protect the dog’s paws. Summer…

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