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Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee Jan. 28, 2015, in Washington, D.C., as Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Joesph F. Dunford Jr., looks on. Other service leaders present during the hearing were Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond Odierno and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash) Air Force risks becoming too small to succeed under sequestration
During testimony on Capitol Hill Jan. 28, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III stressed the negative impact sequestration will have on future Air Force capabilities, emphasizing further budget cuts will lead to low morale and declined readiness in the Air Force.
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Default Air Force Logo STRATCOM, Germany make arrangement to share space services, data
U.S. Strategic Command (STRATCOM) signed a technical arrangement with Germany to share Space Situational Awareness (SSA) services and information, Jan. 9.
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Default Air Force Logo AF Identifies Boeing 747-8 platform for next Air Force One
Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James, in coordination with the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Frank Kendall, has determined the Boeing 747-8 will serve as the next presidential aircraft, commonly known as Air Force One.
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Members of the 375th and 932nd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadrons look through the new Transport Isolation System Jan. 26, 2015, at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. Testing on the new system was conducted at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, as well as a five day training course for two teams from Charleston and the 375th AES. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jonathan Fowler) Scott Airmen train on Transport Isolation System
Members of the 375th and 932nd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadrons here began familiarization training on a Transport Isolation System (TIS) Jan. 26.
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Default Air Force Logo Japan, South Korea commissaries adjust to overseas embargo on poultry
Commissary patrons in South Korea and Japan will see shortages of some U.S. poultry products because of local embargoes related to avian flu discoveries in several U.S. states.
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Senior Airman Matthew Binstock speaks to Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody about the functions of a flap swing Jan. 23, 2015, at Barksdale Air Force Base, La. Maintenance Airmen use flap swings to install and remove B-52H Stratofortress aircraft wing flaps. Binstock is a 2nd Maintenance Squadron phase inspection journeyman. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Curt Beach) Chief Cody talks innovation with Barksdale Airmen
Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody spoke with Airmen and leadership during an Airmen's Call and base visit here, Jan. 22-23.
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Staff Sgt. Alan Daly gives range correction instructions to Airman 1st Class Brennan Eisenbrey during an M203 grenade launcher qualification course Dec. 12, 2014, at Royal Air Force Feltwell, England. Combat arms training and maintenance instructors ensure the safe and effective operation of weapon systems. Daly is a 48th Security Forces Squadron combat arms instructor and Eisenbrey is a 48th SFS response force member. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Erin R. Babis) For the love of shooting
If you were to ask Staff Sgt. Alan Daly to explain the role combat arms training and maintenance instructors play in the success of the 48th Fighter Wing mission, he would say that the base is a “forward, ready, now” base. "That's what we do. We deploy," said the 48th Security Forces Squadron combat arms instructor.
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Default Air Force Logo Senior civilians selected for strategic leadership program
Thirteen senior civilian leaders will participate in the Air Force Civilian Strategic Leader Program (CSLP) following screening and assessment by a 10-member selection board, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced.
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A Hellenic air force F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft from the 343rd Fighter Squadron lands on the flightline January 26, 2015, at Souda Bay, Greece. The aircraft flew during training operations as part of a flying training deployment between the Greek and U.S. air forces. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden) US, Greece reinforce proven partnership through airpower
Over the clear blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea, the U.S. and Greek air forces continue bilateral flying training missions here.
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Army National Guard Soldiers wait in the cargo hold of a C-17 Globemaster III cargo aircraft before taking off for a training jump Jan. 23, 2015, in Austin, Texas. The Soldiers jumped from the aircraft using a static line method which deploys their chutes immediately as they exit the aircraft. The Soldiers are from the 1st Battalion, 143rd Infantry Regiment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Nathan Clark) Altus AFB assists with Army National Guard jump training
Even with the noise of the aircraft flying 1,000 feet above the ground, the mood is quiet. "Six minutes!" yells Staff Sgt. Laura Bourdlais, a 58th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, before she opens the side door revealing the lights of San Antonio, Texas, in the distance.
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