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KAT BAILEY, Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
July 14, 2016
The Air Force is accepting nominations to fill its first class of enlisted remotely piloted aircraft pilots as part of a deliberate approach to enhance the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance mission.The first enlisted RPA pilot selection board will convene at the Air Force Personnel Center from Jan. 23-26, 2017, with application packages due to AFPC by Nov. 18. The selection board... Read more
July 14, 2016
The Air Force recently selected the first 10 enlisted Airmen to attend RQ-4 Global Hawk pilot training, marking the first time since World War II enlisted Airmen will be behind the stick.The first combined enlisted and officer training course will begin October 2016, with the first enlisted Airmen expected to graduate in 2017.“We’re opening the RQ-4 career field to enlisted pilots for the first... Read more
SENIOR AIRMAN MATTHEW LOTZ, National Air and Space Intelligence Center Public Affairs
July 14, 2016
Dynamic explosions, missile launches and air-to-air dogfights are just a few animations the National Air and Space Intelligence Center threat visualization team create to help communicate potential threats in the world.For the past decade, these types of animations have allowed policymakers at all levels of government to watch a video clip, rather than read a stack of intelligence reports filled... Read more
July 14, 2016
The U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West will present a free concert in Provo by The Concert Band. This family-friendly event is open to the public and will take place at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Covey Center for the Arts, 425 W. Center St., Provo.No tickets are require. Seats are given on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information about the show, call 801-852-7007.The Concert Band... Read more
Sean Kimmons, Air Force News Service
July 14, 2016
Staff Sgt. Sebastiana Lopez Arellano was riding a motorcycle when an animal scurried onto the road, causing her to swerve and hit a curb. As she high-sided over her bike, the momentum catapulted her body into a tree. The impact severed her right leg.“I thought I was going to die,” the 25-year-old Airman said of the February 2015 crash in Charleston, South Carolina.While at the hospital, she did... Read more
DAVID VERGUN, Army News Service
July 14, 2016
Air Force 1st Lt. Cale Simmons, who cleared the bar at 5.65 meters — 18 feet, 6.4 inches — in the men’s pole vault finals, secured a spot on the U.S. Olympic team at the U.S. Olympic team track and field finals July 4.Simmons finished second at the finals, just behind Army 2nd Lt. Sam Kendricks, who cleared the bar at 5.91 meters, setting an Olympic trials record.Simmons said he vaulted 5.72... Read more
KIM BOWDEN, 711th Human Performance Wing
July 14, 2016
Of all the threats facing battlefield Airmen and other special operations forces, heat doesn’t typically come to mind. However, heat-related illness is a critical factor for personnel operating in extreme temperatures.Dr. Reginald O’Hara and his Exercise Physiology Research Team at the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, part of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s 711th Human... Read more
SENIOR MASTER SGT. SHAWN J. JONES, U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center
July 14, 2016
When Uncle Sam and his friends say it’s time to unleash a major campaign’s worth of allied airpower on bad guys on the other side of the globe, they can’t just expect all their assets to be available immediately at their beck and call.It takes rigorous planning to get those assets where they are needed, and that is why more than 70 mobility and logistics professionals from the U.S. and three... Read more
July 14, 2016
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter met with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and other Iraqi leaders in Baghdad on July 11. He commended them for the recent progress in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, including the capture of a strategic airfield near the town of Qayyarah that will aid operations to free Mosul.“With the retaking of Qayyarah West airfield, the Iraqi... Read more
MIKE PERRON, DeCA public affairs specialist
July 14, 2016
Seven hundred students from military families each received a $2,000 scholarship this year, thanks to the 2016 Scholarships for Military Children program.The program, created in 2001, recognizes the contributions of military families to the readiness of the fighting force and celebrates the commissary’s role in enhancing military quality of life. It’s administered by Fisher House Foundation, a... Read more

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