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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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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc

Posted  December 11, 2015

Q.   Does TRICARE cover services to help me quit tobacco? A.  Yes, TRICARE pays for services, drugs and support to help you quit tobacco. You don’t need to have a tobacco-related illness to get these services. For more information, visit the Tobacco Cessation Services page. TRICARE provides services, drugs and support to help you…

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Military strikes target ISIL terrorists in Syria, Iraq

Posted  December 11, 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. 8. Officials reported details of the latest strikes, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports. Strikes in Syria Attack, fighter,…

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Events

AFPC hosts active duty retirement webinars

Posted  December 11, 2015

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas—The Air Force Personnel Center Retirements and Separations Branch will host two officer and two enlisted retirement webinars this month to provide interested Airmen with information and guidance on the retirement process. Enlisted retirement webinars will be Dec. 15, 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Central Standard Time. Officer retirement webinars will…

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All Air Force occupations open to women

Posted  December 11, 2015

WASHINGTON—Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced all occupations in the U.S. military will be open to men and women alike during a press conference Dec. 3. The announcement came after a thorough review of findings from the last three years of studies, and the subsequent recommendation of service secretaries and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs…

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Airman achieves life-long dream of becoming a professional bodybuilder

Posted  December 11, 2015

There he was standing on the 2015 National Physique Committee (NPC) National Bodybuilding Championships stage, Nov. 21, 2015, in Miami, Florida, in front of thousands of people.

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