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Air Force names 2013 Sijan award winners

Posted April 2, 2014 by Sammie King

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas ñ Two officers and two enlisted Airmen have been named the 2013 Lance P. Sijan Leadership Award winners, Air Force Personnel Center officials said today. The Sijan award, first presented in 1981, was named in honor of the first U.S. Air Force Academy graduate to receive the Medal of Honor….

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Russian aircraft flies near U.S. Navy ship in Black Sea

Posted April 14, 2014 by Jim Garamone

Navy photograph by Seamn Edward Guttierrez III Sailors man the rails as the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook arrives at Naval Station Rota, Spain, Feb. 11, 2014. Donald Cook is the first of four Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers to be stationed in Rota. A Russian attack aircraft repeatedly flew near the USS Donald…

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Apache-UAV teaming combines ‘best capabilities of man, machine’

Posted May 12, 2014 by David Vergun

Apache helicopters, teamed with Gray Eagle and Shadow unmanned aerial vehicles, are a winning combo, according to Col. Thomas von Eschenbach.

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ROKAF receives additional C-130J Super Hercules aircraft

Posted May 30, 2014 by John Rossino

  Two additional  C-130J Super Hercules aircraft operated by the Republic of Korea Air Force ferried from the Lockheed Martin facility in Marietta, Ga., May 30. These C-130Js will join the ROKAF’s other two Super Hercules aircraft, which were delivered in March. ROKAF aircrews also currently operate a fleet of C-130H legacy aircraft. The ROKAF’s…

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New aircraft carrier recovery technology moves one step closer to fleet integration

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The new Compact Swaging Machine, responsible for automating a current hazardous process and reducing Sailor workload, successfully completed its first operational fleet test aboard the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) May 12

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First aviation mechanic display added to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

Posted July 23, 2014 by Rob Bardua

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force honored the first aviation mechanic, Charles E. Taylor, by unveiling a bronze bust of his likeness for permanent display during a ceremony in the museum's Early Years Gallery July 21.

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DOD needs industry’s help to catch cyber attacks

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The Defense Department needs private-sector cooperation in reporting computer network attacks in real time to stop what has been the “greatest transfer of wealth in history” that U.S. companies lose to foreign hackers, the head of U.S. Cyber Command told a Senate committee March 27. Army Gen. Keith B. Alexander, who also is the National…

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Officials implement flexibilities for third round of VERA/VSIP

Posted April 19, 2012 by by Erin Tindell

As the Air Force continues a fiscal 2012 civilian workforce restructure through voluntary retirement and separation initiatives, officials have instituted new flexibilities to help minimize the impact of downsizing and workforce shaping. Unlike the previous two rounds, the third round of Voluntary Early Retirement Authority and Voluntary Separation Incentive Pay will allow civilians to fill…

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Air Combat Command confident in F-22

Posted May 7, 2012 by by TSgt. Amy Robinson

Gen. Mike Hostage, commander of Air Combat Command, talked with media here April 30 about the national security imperative for the F-22, the status of efforts to identify a root cause for unexplained physiological incidents, and risk mitigation efforts since the Raptor’s return to flying...

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Pentagon restricts F-22 flights, safety a concern

Posted May 16, 2012 by by Robert Burns

Facing a mysterious safety problem with the Air Force’s most-prized stealth fighter, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta May 15 ordered new flight restrictions on the F-22 and summoned help from Navy and NASA experts. Panetta endorsed Air Force efforts to figure out why some F-22 pilots have experienced dizziness and other symptoms of an oxygen shortage…

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