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SECAF outlines Air Force priorities during speech

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson discussed the state of the Air Force during the Air Force Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference Sept. 18, 2017.

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Goldfein delivers Air Force update

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein provided an update to his three focus areas during his remarks at the Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Md., Sept. 19, 2017.

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The USAF celebrates 70 years: A look back

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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Nellis to support Hurricane Irma rescue operations in Florida

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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First MQ-9 model build: An Airman innovation

When Master Sgt. Eric took his senior NCO creed he promised to serve beyond the call of duty and take care of those following in his footsteps.


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99th CES Geo Integration Office celebrates GIS Day with local school

Posted  December 2, 2016

LAS VEGAS — The 99th Civil Engineer Squadron’s Geospatial Integration Office, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, celebrated Geographic Information System Day with Explore Knowledge Academy students on their Las Vegas campus, Nov. 16, 2016. More than 16 years ago, consumer advocate Ralph Nader presented an idea to GIS industry leaders to dedicate one day to…

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Thunderbirds perform last show of year

Posted  December 2, 2016

The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron perform the bomb burst maneuver during the Aviation Nation air show on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 13. The air show brought more than 295,000 spectators from across the globe to experience “75 Years of Air Power.”   U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin…

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Goldfein discusses changing face of war

Posted  December 2, 2016

New technologies, new tactics, new threats, limited budgets — all these have combined to change the face of warfare in the 21st century, and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein is among the leaders sorting out just what that will mean.

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Ask the Doc

Posted  December 2, 2016

Q. I was previously informed that I could not get care on base once I turned 65. What changed? A. By Law, Medicare becomes your primary insurer once you turn 65. Most military treatment facilities do not have the resources to take care of seniors. However, select bases around the country that have robust medical…

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Two-year probationary period now in effect for new civilians

Posted  December 2, 2016

U.S. Air Force graphic by Staff Sgt. Alexx Pons All new Department of Defense civilians appointed to permanent positions in the competitive service are now required to serve a two-year probationary period. JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — All new federal employees appointed within the Department of Defense to permanent positions in the competitive service…

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