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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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64th AGRS: Sharpening sword for combat air forces

The 64th Aggressor Squadron and its pilots have handled the mission of preparing combat air forces, joint and allied aircrews to win any fight, any time, since 1972.

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Building bonds with man’s best friend

In a small building near the outskirts of Nellis Air Force Base resides one of the Air Force’s most unique assets: military working dogs. Habo, a 7-year-old narcotic detection K-9 is lying on the floor, when a familiar voice from across the room breaks the silence.


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History of Creech Air Force Base

Posted  November 9, 2016

Today, Creech Air Force Base, Nevada, is home to the famed “Hunters” of the 432nd Wing and 432nd Air Expeditionary Wing. The installation also houses the related operations of the British Royal Air Force’s No. 39 Squadron, the 556th Test and Evaluation Squadron, the Nevada Air National Guard’s 232rd Operations Squadron and the Air Force…

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Headquarters U.S. Air Force Warfare Center 50 Years of Shaping Air Power

Posted  November 9, 2016

As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the United States Air Force Warfare Center this year, it is important to reflect on the role the center has played over the last five decades. Although it has had many names, the general concept of the Warfare Center’s role within the Air Force has remained relatively constant:…

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50 Years of Shaping Air Power

Posted  November 9, 2016

If there was one person whose contribution was key to the success of the Las Vegas Army Gunnery School, that might have be Lt. Col. (later Brig. Gen.) Martinus Stenseth.

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World mourns aviation legend, pioneer

Posted  November 9, 2016

The aviation world is mourning the death of Robert A. “Bob” Hoover, who inspired millions of aviation enthusiasts with his spectacular acrobatic flying in more air shows than anyone in history.

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Wings of Blue — U.S. Air Force Skydiving Team

Posted  November 9, 2016

The Wings of Blue has a reputation for exceptional officers and great leaders … not just exceptional skydivers. Since the team’s inception, the Wings of Blue has produced four team members who have become astronauts, 10 team members who have become general officers, and countless others

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