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AIRMAN 1ST CLASS DANIEL SNIDER, 23d Wing Public Affairs
August 25, 2016
An Air Force maintenance Airman used attention to detail paired with problem solving skills to remove unnecessary and costly stages of maintenance that saves the Air Force money, resources and manpower.Senior Airman Jacob DelTedsco, 23d Component Maintenance Squadron electrical and environmental systems craftsman, triggered a change in maintenance guidelines to A-10C Thunderbolt IIs across the... Read more
SENIOR AIRMAN RYAN CONROY, 24th Special Operations Wing
August 25, 2016
Rumbling down a dirt road in a military cargo truck, a team of special operators quietly wait for any chaos to ensue.The truck grinds to a halt in an intersection in the forest. A voice squawks over the radio, saying that a roadside bomb has rendered their truck useless. As the group offloads, gunshots ring out, smoke bombs bounce into the circle of trainees and tear gas leaves the Airmen choking... Read more
JESSICA ROUSE, DeCA public affairs specialist
August 25, 2016
Introduced just four years ago, the Commissary Rewards Card’s popularity with patrons is only growing with more than 1 million active users as of July 13, according to the Defense Commissary Agency officials. “The fact that we passed the 1 million mark in registered users is testament to the popularity of digital coupons,” said Marye Dobson, manager of DeCA’s Commissary Rewards Card program... Read more
August 18, 2016
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Aircraft from several bases around the Air Force are here through Aug. 18 to drop precision-guided munitions and employ air-to-air missiles on the Utah Test and Training Range during exercises known as Combat Hammer and Combat Archer.These exercises would not be possible without the Airmen who are also here building the precision munitions, which are analyzed for performance... Read more
August 18, 2016
WASHINGTON — The Air Force released basing criteria Aug. 11 that will be used to select candidate bases to establish additional permanent formal training units using F-16 Fighting Falcons from Hill Air Force Base.“As a former F-16 pilot and squadron commander at Hill, I know, for many, the F-16 has been synonymous with Hill Air Force Base since the late ’70s. It has been a great platform, but... Read more
August 18, 2016
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The Air Force’s combat-coded F-35A Lightning IIs were on display for an international audience last week.Active-duty and reserve Airmen from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings here flew the aircraft to the Abbotsford International Air Show in British Columbia, Canada, Aug. 12-14. The visit marked the first time combat-ready F-35As touched down in Canada. The aircraft,... Read more
August 18, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James announced an increase to the service’s remotely piloted aircraft pilot bonus Aug. 10 in a multi-pronged approach to increase RPA manning and incentivize RPA pilots within a community that has operated at surge capacity for more than 10 years.As part of the Secretary and Chief of Staff of the Air Force’s RPA “Get Well” plan, RPA pilots who... Read more
KAT BAILEY, Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
August 18, 2016
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Eligible active duty, reserve and guard enlisted Airmen interested in pursuing a medical degree must submit their intent to apply email by Oct. 7 and complete their application for the Enlisted to Medical Degree Preparatory Program by Dec. 9, Air Force Personnel Center officials said.The EMDP2 offers enlisted members an opportunity to complete the... Read more
STAFF SGT. ALYSSA C. GIBSON, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Command Information, TECH. SGT. JOSHUA L. DEMOTTS, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Command Information
August 18, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James and Chief of Staff of the Air Force David L. Goldfein discussed the State of the Air Force during a press conference Aug. 10 at the Pentagon.In her first update with Goldfein, the 21st CSAF, James praised his work so far, and said she looks forward to working with him in leading Airmen and the Air Force. The senior leaders then provided an... Read more
AIRMAN 1ST CLASS NATHAN BYRNES, 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
August 18, 2016
HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. — The mission of the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center is to develop innovative leaders and full-spectrum capabilities through responsive, realistic and relevant testing, tactics development, and advanced training across all levels of war. Blue Flag is a key exercise in helping to prepare leaders and achieve the overall USAFWC mission.Blue Flag is an Air Combat Command exercise... Read more

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