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Default Air Force Logo 3T program eases transition to civilian life
Preparing for life after the military can be tough, but the Air Force is working to make it a little easier with a tractor trailer training program called 3T. The Military Commercial Driver's License Act of 2012 allows states to accept a military operator's license and training certificate, along with approval from a commander, to issue active and retired military members a commercial driver's license, or CDL.
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The U.S. Air Force Academy's solar array, pictured here May 13, 2011, occupies 41 acres of land on the Academy's southeast corner, adjacent to Interstate 25. The array, which comprises 18,888 solar panels, produced 12.5 million kilowatt-hours of power since it was activated July 1, 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo) Academy hits conservation target
In light of October being Energy Action Month, developed by the Department of Energy, U.S. Air Force Academy mission elements gathered Sept. 23, to discuss energy and utility savings for the year and analyze new efforts here to reduce costs and save energy.
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Capt.  Mitch Kieffer and his family enjoy a moment together after his big finish in the Warrior Games cycling competition Sept. 29, 2014, at Fort Carson, Colorado.  Despite the downpour of rain, his wife and two daughters stayed by the course to watch as Kieffer competed and placed second in his cycling category. Kieffer is an operations research analyst at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jette Carr)   A love story: healing the wounded warrior
He was a young Air Force officer healing from a recent trauma and she was a dedicated single mother of two. Whether it was friends or fate that first brought them together, neither would have suspected that their chance meeting in Florida would be the key to his recovery. Their introduction to each other was unlikely – not due to the events of the day they met, but of one roughly six months earlier, when Capt. Mitch Kieffer lay in a hospital bed in Iraq about to be medically evacuated to the states...
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Maj. Gen. Jeffrey L. Harrigian speaks to the media in a press briefing Sept. 29, 2014, at the Pentagon, about the range of capability airpower can bring to the coalition fight against ISIL. Air Force strikes were conducted as part of the comprehensive U.S. strategy to degrade and ultimately defeat ISIL. (U.S. Air force photo/Staff Sgt. Anthony Nelson Jr.) F-22 Raptor brings unique capabilities to the coalition fight against ISIL
The Air Force’s fifth generation fighter, the F-22 Raptor made its combat debut with its first strike on enemy ground targets in the fight against, Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant during the most recent joint coalition campaign.
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Maj. Gen. Jeffrey L. Harrigian speaks to the media in a press briefing at the Pentagon, Sept. 29, 2014, about what airpower can accomplish against a threat like ISIL. He indicated that while airpower has played a significant role in the current fight, a broad coalition will be the cornerstone for achieving mission success. He discussed the wide range of Air Force capability available to combatant commanders and the professionalism of Airmen charged with conducting missions. Harrigian is the assistant deputy chief of staff for operations, plans and requirements. (U.S. Air force photo/Staff Sgt. Anthony Nelson Jr.)
'Decisive' air power thwarts ISIL's capabilities, official says
Air power has stymied Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists, with the Air Force accomplishing 74 percent of the more than 240 airstrikes in Iraq and Syria since Aug. 8, a senior Air Force official told reporters at the Pentagon Sept. 29.
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U.S. Navy ships from the George Washington and Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Groups and U.S. Air Force and Marine Corps aircraft operate in formation Sept. 23, 2014, at the conclusion of exercise Valiant Shield 2014. Exercises like VS 14 provide the U.S. military the opportunity to integrate joint assets in an air-sea battle environment, refining the military’s ability to defend U.S. interests and those of its allies and partners in the Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo/Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Trevor Welsh) Global Strike provides deterrence for the modern era
The Air Force recently demonstrated its nuclear deterrence and power projection capabilities through a coordinated display of strategic combat power. Air Force Global Strike Command Airmen -- responsible for two legs of the nation's nuclear triad -- conducted the demonstrations, which included participation in a large combined forces exercise in the Pacific...
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Default Air Force Logo Weathering the storm: AF eyes in the sky provide global weather data
Detachment 1, 50th Operations Group, a small contingent of four Air Force officers, is responsible for seven satellites that comprise the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program, or DMSP. The team coordinates with the space experts of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, contractor corporations and military organizations to maintain the com-mand, control, and health of Defense Department weather assets.
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Fans of the U.S. Air Force sitting volleyball team celebrate a point during the opening day of the Wounded Warrior Games September 28, 2014 at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The 2014 Warrior Games features wounded athletes from throughout the Department of Defense who compete in Olympic style events for their respective military branch. The goal of the games is to help highlight the limitless potential of warriors through competitive sports. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Taylor Queen) AF starts with clean sweep in sitting volleyball
Competition began Sept. 28 at the 2014 Warrior Games with four games of sitting volleyball to start the round-robin tournament at the U.S. Olympic Training Center's Sports Centers 1 and 2. Air Force made it a clean sweep of their back-to-back games. The first game against Army provided a close competition as the Air Force won 2-1 (25-22, 17-25, 15-13). In the second game, facing-off against Special Operations, Air Force made it a quick 2-0 win (25-12, 25-16).
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Default Air Force Logo 19th AF activates under AETC
The Air Education and Training Command will re-activate a streamlined 19th Air Force Oct. 1, headquartered at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas.
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Staff Sgt. Chris Strunk presents a memorial wreath during the annual Anniversary Week Remembrance Ceremony Sept. 26, 2014, at the Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency headquarters on Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. (U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Andrew Caulk) ISR agency remembers, honors its legacy
Four of the most influential leaders of the Air Force intelligence community were forever enshrined into the heritage of the Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency, during a ceremony here Sept. 27.
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