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An F-22 hangar, squadron operations and aircraft maintenance unit at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, shared top honors for facility design in the 2014 Air Force Design Awards. In addition to aesthetic qualities, the annual awards program considers energy efficiency, functionality and sustainability when singling out the Air Force’s best design projects. (Courtesy photo) Air Force reveals winners of the 2014 Design Awards
The Air Force has announced the winners of the 2014 Air Force Design Awards. Seven projects were recognized for achieving excellence in design.
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Default Air Force Logo Air Force reveals winners of the 2014 Design Awards
The Air Force has announced the winners of the 2014 Air Force Design Awards. Seven projects were recognized for achieving excellence in design.
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Students listen as NASA astronaut and Air Force Col. Michael Hopkins describes what it is like to see the Earth from space, at night, during a video teleconference at RAF Alconbury, United Kingdom, Sept. 23, 2014. Hopkins described space as an amazing environment which makes the impossible, possible. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jarad A. Denton) Conversation with an astronaut: RAF Alconbury students get glimpse of 'final frontier'
From education and training to future missions to Mars and even possible contact with extraterrestrials, students from the elementary, middle and high schools at RAF Alconbury, United Kingdom, asked questions and chatted with a NASA astronaut during a virtual conference, Sept. 23.
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Default Air Force Logo AF integrates TAP into new Military Lifecycle Model
The redesigned Transition Assistance Program is in its third and final stage and will be integrated into the new Defense Department Military Lifecycle Model, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. The MLC, which will be implemented Oct. 1, is the latest in a series of improvements to the Transition Goals Planning Success...
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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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