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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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NORAD celebrates 60 years tracking Santa

Posted  December 4, 2015

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.—The North American Aerospace Defense Command is celebrating the 60th anniversary of tracking Santa’s Yuletide journey. The NORAD Tracks Santa website launched Dec. 1. It features Santa’s North Pole Village, which includes a holiday countdown, games, activities and more. The website (http://www.noradsanta.org/) is available in eight languages: English, French, Spanish, German,…

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A&FRC offers free transition lecture

Posted  December 4, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Airman and Family Readiness Center is sponsoring an annual lecture on transitioning out of the military Dec. 11 at the base theater here from 8:30 to 11:00 a.m. Retired U.S. Army Col. Terri Coles, Military Officers Association of America deputy director of transition services, will present a lecture…

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Coalition airstrikes target ISIL in Syria, Iraq

Posted  December 4, 2015

SOUTHWEST ASIA—U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported Dec. 30. Officials reported details of the latest strikes, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports. Airstrikes in Syria A remotely…

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AF releases Form 910, implements forced distribution

Posted  December 4, 2015

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The revised Air Force Form 910, Enlisted Performance Report (airman basic through technical sergeant); and interim change 3 to Air Force Instruction 36-2406, “Officer and Enlisted Evaluation Systems,” have been published on the Air Force e-Publishing website (http://www.e-publishing.af.mil/). The interim change codifies forced distribution of promotion recommendations for technical…

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Arnold test teams prep F-35 for first external weapons release

Posted  December 4, 2015

Testing in the aerodynamic wind tunnels at the Arnold Engineering Development Complex helped prepare the Navy variant of the F-35 Lightning II for its first external weapons release, officials said.

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