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USS Taylor runs aground while mooring in Turkey

Posted February 19, 2014 by

The Mayport, Fla.,-based frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50) is being inspected for damage after running aground Feb. 12. The incident occurred as Taylor was preparing to moor in Samsun, Turkey. Taylor was able to moor without further incident. There were no reported injuries, and the incident is currently under investigation. Additional information will be released…

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SSgt promotion test rescheduled for April 1-May 16

Posted February 14, 2014 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas To ensure senior airmen selected for promotion to staff sergeant do not meet the enlisted retention board, the Air Force will move the testing window up earlier this calendar year, from May 1-June 15 to April 1-May 16, Air Force Personnel Center officials said Feb. 7. We have assured Airmen…

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‘Backbone’ of Real Thaw 14 pushes through final week of exercise

Posted February 14, 2014 by 2nd Lt Allie Delury

Air Force photograph by 2nd Lt. Allie Delury In preparation for a Feb. 9, 2014, Atlantic storm, 14 F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 31st Fighter Wing were lined up on the Monte Real Air Base flight line to protect them from overhanging foliage and debris. Whether loading training munitions by day or turning wrenches at…

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Exercise Cobra Gold kicks off in Thailand

Posted February 14, 2014 by Lt. Cmdr. Brian Wierzbicki

Exercise Cobra Gold 2014 kicked off with an opening ceremony in Phitsanulok, Thailand, Feb 11. Sailors from the forward-deployed amphibious transport dock ship USS Denver (LPD 9) and the staff of Amphibious Force 7th Fleet are participating in the exercise. Cobra Gold is a Thai-U.S. co-sponsored multinational joint exercise conducted annually that includes forces from…

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P-8A Poseidon showcased at Singapore Air Show

Posted February 14, 2014 by PO1 Jay Pugh

Sailors assigned to the "War Eagles" of Patrol Squadron (VP) 16 showcased the P-8A Poseidon aircraft during the Singapore Air Show 2014.

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Airmen, Soldiers sharpen search and rescue skills together

Posted February 14, 2014 by A1C Ryan Conroy

Air Force photograph by A1C Ryan Conroy A 12th Combat Aviation Brigade UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter sends debris flying during its decent on a simulated combat search and rescue mission, Jan. 28, 2014, at Cellina Meduna training grounds near Maniago, Italy. There were several aspects to the training mission to include close air support, Survival,…

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Sun sets on Red Flag 14-1

Posted February 14, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz

For the last two weeks the skies over Las Vegas have been constantly alive; a living, breathing, anthem of airpower signifying Red Flag is at full throttle.

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SecAF outlines plan to address ‘systemic problems’

Posted February 14, 2014 by SFC Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James shared her observations from her visit with airmen across the ICBM community following revelations of a proficiency-test cheating scandal at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont., last month. Speaking to an audience at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, James discussed her visits to bases in Wyoming, North Dakota,…

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Navy conducts assessments to protect environment

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The U.S. Navy, in partnership with other federal and local agencies, has deployed teams to assess and respond to potential environmental impacts due to the grounding of the Japanese commercial fishing vessel Daiki Maru in outer Apra Harbor Feb. 13.

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Great deal of symmetry between AF, national commission recommendations

Posted February 14, 2014 by Jennifer Cassidy

WASHINGTON – The national commission which was created to examine how to modify the Air Force’s structure to best fill current and future mission requirements, presented its recommendations during two public meetings on Capitol Hill hereā€ Jan. 30. The National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force was established by Congress in 2013 to comprehensively…

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