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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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F-22 Raptor Demonstration

Posted  November 9, 2016

The Air Combat Command F-22 Demonstration Team at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, performs precision aerial maneuvers to demonstrate the unique capabilities of the world’s only operational fifth-generation fighter aircraft.

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C-17 Globemaster III Demonstration Team

Posted  November 9, 2016

The C-17 Globemaster III Demonstration Team is hosted by the 15th Wing at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam and the 3rd Wing at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

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U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet TAC demonstration

Posted  November 9, 2016

Air shows are the best place to see a VFA-122 Super Hornet in action.

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AceMaker Airshows with Greg “Wired” Colyer and the T-33

Posted  November 9, 2016

Ace Maker Airshows is proud to present the T-33 Shooting Star as America’s first operational jet fighter and trainer. These aircraft represent a piece of American history that ushered us into a new generation, and have helped pave the way for the lives and freedoms we enjoy today.

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DC-10 Water Drop

Posted  November 9, 2016

The DC-10 Air Tanker is a series of American wide-body jet air tankers, which have been in service as an aerial firefighting unit since 2006. The aircraft are converted wide body McDonnell Douglas DC-10 passenger jetliners, and are primarily used to fight wildfires, typically in rural areas. The turbofan-powered aircraft carry up to 12,000 gallons…

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