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Default Air Force Logo F-35 engine fix coming
Air Force Lt. Gen. Christopher C. Bogdan, the head of the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter program office, said by the end of December he expects to have decided on a permanent solution for a design issue that caused an F-35A engine to fail in June at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.
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Default Air Force Logo AF authorizes medical benefits for some separatees
Air Force senior leaders announced adjustments to benefits for Airmen separated under the fiscal year 2014 Voluntary Separation Pay (VSP) program Oct. 31.
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The U.S. Air Force supported the successful launch of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the Air Force's eighth Block IIF navigation satellite for the Global Positioning System at 1:21 p.m. EDT Oct. 29, 2014, from Space Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. GPS is a space-based, worldwide navigation system providing users with highly accurate, three-dimensional position, velocity and timing information 24 hours a day in all weather conditions and GPS satellites also serve and protect our warfighters by providing navigational assistance for U.S. military operations on land, at sea, and in the air. (United Launch Alliance photo/John Studwell) FY 15 launch schedule kicks off with GPS IIF-8 liftoff
The U.S. Air Force supported the successful launch of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the Air Force's eighth Block IIF navigation satellite for the Global Positioning System at 1:21 p.m. EDT Oct. 29 from Space Launch Complex 41 here.
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Default Air Force Logo New Airman Magazine edition out now
The November issue of Airman magazine is now available to download and viewable through a Web browser.
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U.S. Army Reserve Maj. Russell Anderson floats down to the ground Oct. 24, 2014, after jumping from a C-130 Hercules over the Coyle Drop Zone, N.J. The C-130 is assigned to the Delaware Air National Guard's 166th Airlift Wing. Anderson is from the 404th Civil Affairs Battalion (Airborne). (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht) Air Force Week in Photos
This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.
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Default Air Force Logo Enlisted promotion system changes continue with weighted factor adjustments
This January, changes to the Weighted Airman Promotion System (WAPS) will continue with adjustments to the scoring model for promotions to technical sergeant and below, all designed to help ensure job performance is the most important factor when evaluating and identifying Airmen for promotion.
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Newly commissioned second lieutenants celebrate at the end of the Air Force Academy's Class of 2011 graduation ceremony May 25, 2011. Flying overhead are F-16 Fighting Falcons with the Thunderbirds. Secretary of the Air Force Michael B. Donley was the guest speaker for the commencement. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan) Academy is among America's 'smartest public colleges'
According to Business Insider's recent list of the smartest colleges in America released Oct. 28, the Academy ranked fourth, topping 96 other public schools across the nation.
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Col. Linda Hurry grinds off a JP-8 fuel decal on an R11 refueler as part of the Air Force transition to commercial jet fuel Oct. 15, 2014, Scott Air Force Base, Ill. The Jet A conversion is a Department of Defense cost saving initiative that will save the Air Force approximately $25.5 million dollars annually. Hurry is the 635th Supply Chain Operations Wing Commander. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech Sgt. Christopher Boitz) Air Force completes historic fuel conversion
The Air Force took an important step in fiscal responsibility and supply chain efficiency as it converted its final stateside installation from Jet Propellant 8 (JP-8) fuel to the more common and commercially available Jet A fuel, Oct. 29 at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.
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Capt. Stephen Grace stands by his locker in the 79th Fighter Squadron locker room Oct. 3, 2014, at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. Grace, an Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo., graduate, attributes his ongoing success in the Air Force to his competitiveness developed from his swimming career. Grace is a 79th FS fighter pilot. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jonathan Bass) Swimming to soaring: Airman excels in water, air
Capt. Stephen Grace, a 79th Fighter Squadron fighter pilot, grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, and since grade school he wanted to be an Air Force pilot.
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A C-130 Hercules lands on a dirt landing strip Oct. 27 at Fort Riley, Kan. The landing was part of a Joint Airborne Air Transportability Training exercise between the Army and the Air Force Oct. 27 to 29 to validate a new flight landing strip. The landing strip is one of two austere landing strips in the Army nationwide. (U.S. Army photo/Staff Sgt. Aaron P. Duncan) Army, Air Force test new landing strip at Fort Riley
The Army and Air Force performed a joint airborne air transportability training exercise Oct. 27 - 29 on a new flight landing strip here.
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