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328th WPS cyber course revs up weapons officer development

The U.S. Air Force Weapons School’s Cyberspace Warfare Operations Weapons Instructor Course, under the 328th Weapon Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., may have had its start just five years ago, but the cadre is wasting no time in innovating its curriculum to advance tactics and accelerate development of future leaders.

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Nellis hosts Aviation Nation Air and Space Expo

Thousands of people descended on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 11-12 for a chance to see the U.S. Air Force in action.

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AF civilian tuition assistance increases course limits

Air Force officials have raised the course limit for civilian tuition assistance from one course per semester or quarter to two courses for fiscal year 2018.

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AF men, women finish second, third in 2017 Armed Forces Basketball Championship

The All-Air Force men’s and women’s basketball teams both finished in the top three at the 2017 Armed Forces Basketball Championships Nov. 8, 2017, at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. Texas.

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Wilson, Goldfein emphasize need for fiscal 2018 budget

The Air Force must have a higher and more stable budget to provide security for the nation, said Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein during the State of the Air Force address Nov. 9, 2017, at the Pentagon.


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What service before self truly means

Posted  January 6, 2017

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. — In the summer of 2002, my wife Denise taught me the true meaning of service before self. We had just been stationed at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, where I started teaching technical training school. We moved into a house on base, we met our neighbors and I started…

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Earning the GAFPB: an Airman’s evolution

Posted  January 6, 2017

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — Swimming has never been a problem for me in the past, but this time was different. As I walked out of the locker room and saw the line of U.S. Army Soldiers and U.S. Navy Sailors waiting and watching as fellow participants struggled to complete the swim, a feeling of…

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USAFWS Class 16-B executes JFEX

Posted  January 6, 2017

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum Capt. Mike “Havac” Gilpatrick, 9th Airlift Squadron pilot, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., and Capt. Jason “Brick” Sewell, 43rd Operation Support Squadron pilot, Pope Air Force Base, N.C., prepare a C-17 Globemaster III for take-off before a Joint Forcible Entry exercise at Nellis Air Force Base,…

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Inside look: A sensor operator’s first weapons strike

Posted  January 6, 2017

The feelings experienced during combat missions can be intense for many aircrew members. For Airman 1st Class Matthew, a 20-year-old 15th Attack Squadron MQ-1 Predator sensor operator, his first airstrike was an event he will never forget.

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Nellis, Creech cookie drive brings holiday cheer to dorm residents

Posted  January 6, 2017

Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rachel Loftis Cookie drive volunteers work together to prepare packages of cookies for the dorm residents on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Dec. 15. The overall goal for the cookie drive was to provide one dozen cookies and a holiday greeting cards to each of the residents. NELLIS AIR…

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