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Default Air Force Logo Modernized website launched
U.S. Transportation Command, in partnership with the Air Force Digital Service, recently launched a modernized version of the website, the Department of Defense’s official portal to prepare for service members’ upcoming household goods move.
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Default Air Force Logo Air Force announces Spark Tank finalists
The Air Force announced the six Spark Tank finalists who will showcase their innovative ideas to Air Force senior leaders Feb. 23, 2018, in Orlando, Florida, at the Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium.
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Default Air Force Logo Colonels offered chance to voluntarily serve past 30 years
The Line of the Air Force Colonel Continuation Board will begin in January, allowing eligible members to voluntarily serve an additional three years past the active-duty retirement time of 30 years.
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Gen. Jay Raymond, Air Force Space Command commander, becomes the Joint Force Space Component commander in a ceremony Dec. 1, 2017, at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. Joint space forces restructure, AFSPC commander becomes JFSCC
Gen. Jay Raymond, Air Force Space Command commander, became the Joint Force Space Component commander in a ceremony Dec. 1, 2017, taking operational responsibility for employment of all joint space forces.
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Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen W. Wilson speaks during an award dinner in Arlington, Va., Nov. 29, 2017. During the dinner Wilson presented members of the AC-130U Gunship aircrew known as "Spooky 43" the Mackay Trophy. First awarded in 1912, the Mackay Trophy honors the most meritorious U.S. Air Force flight of the previous year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Rusty Frank) Heroic "Spooky 43" aircrew receives the Mackay Trophy
On Nov. 2, 2016, fourteen AC-130U Gunship crewmembers provided close-air-support to a U.S. Special Forces team and 43 Afghan soldiers near Kunduz, Afghanistan. The crew's persistent fire support, presence of mind and courage during two hours of intense combat ultimately saved 50 lives.
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An Afghan Air Force leader meets with Special Tactics Airmen from the Air Force Special Operations Command to discuss plans to increase airpower at airfields in Faryab province, Afghanistan, Nov. 29, 2017. The Special Tactics airmen ensure access to traditional airfields and field landing strips to increase the operational reach of coalition and Afghan aircraft for reconnaissance, troop delivery, and strategic air support operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Doug Ellis) Special Tactics Airmen survey airfields to gain an operational advantage
Special Tactics Airmen from Air Force Special Operations Command conducted multiple airfield surveys with their Afghan Air Force counterparts in Faryab province this week. Airfield surveys are executed prior to the arrival of special operations and conventional aircraft to traditional airfields and field landing strips.
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Default Air Force Logo Air Force recognizes veterans in blue
Veterans in Blue 2017 is now available online. First launched in 2010, Veterans in Blue is a portrait collection showcasing men and women who have contributed to the security of our nation and the legacy of the Air Force.
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USecAF addresses innovation at symposium USecAF talks modernization during aviation week symposium
Under Secretary of the Air Force Matthew Donovan discussed the importance of rapid modernization and innovation during the 2017 Aviation Week Program Excellence Symposium in Washington, D.C., Oct. 23, 2017.
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Default Air Force Logo Active-duty positions added for Guard, Reserve pilots
Air National Guard and Reserve pilots now have 20 more opportunities to fly in order to augment active duty chronic vacancies across the force.
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Servicemembers with the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency honor the fallen during a disinterment ceremony Aug. 28, 2017, at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii. The remains disinterred will be transferred to the DPAA laboratory for identification. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mikaley Kline) DPAA Accounts for 183 Missing Service Members in Fiscal Year 2017
In fiscal year 2017, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency accounted for 183 formerly missing persons from past conflicts. Also, the agency individually identified the remains of 18 additional personnel, who were previously accounted for as part of group burials, reaching another milestone of 201 total identifications for the fiscal year.
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Seoul ADEX 17 Press Day COMPACAF showcases alliance, advances in interoperability at Seoul ADEX
Gen. Terrence J. O'Shaughnessy, Pacific Air Forces commander, spoke of the strength of the U.S.-South Korea alliance amid regional tensions at the 20th International Aerospace Symposium Oct. 16, 2017.
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Default Air Force Logo From the base to the fight, every Airman can protect the power
October is Energy Action Month across the federal government, and for the Air Force, it represents an opportunity to remind Airmen of the role energy plays in fulfilling the Air Force’s mission.
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Default Air Force Logo Air Force opens applications for dual-purpose technology accelerator program
The Air Force launched a new startup technology accelerator through its AFwerX community of innovators.
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Special Agent Eric Diss Award Ceremony AFOSI agent earns William A. Davidson Award
Capt. Eric C. Diss, an Air Force Office of Special Investigations special agent, received the William A. Davidson Award during a ceremony Aug. 3, 2017, at the Pentagon.
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In a demonstration of ironclad U.S. commitment to our allies, a U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, is joined by Republic of Korea air force F-15s during a 10-hour mission from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, into Japanese airspace and over the Korean Peninsula, July 30, 2017. The B-1s first made contact with Japan Air Self-Defense Force F-2 fighter jets in Japanese airspace, then proceeded over the Korean Peninsula and were joined by South Korean F-15 fighter jets. This mission is in direct response to North Korea’s escalatory launch of intercontinental ballistic missiles on July 3 and 28. (Courtesy photo) US bombers conduct bilateral mission with allies in response to North Korea ICBM launch
In response to North Korea's ballistic missile and nuclear programs and as a part of the continuing demonstration of ironclad U.S. commitment to its allies, two U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers under the command of U.S. Pacific Air Forces, joined their counterparts from South Korea and Japanese air forces in a sequenced bilateral mission July 29, 2017.
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Default Air Force Logo Air Force opens doors to universities, small businesses and entrepreneurs to boost innovation
Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson announced the launch of AFwerX July 21, 2017, during her visit to Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.
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Default Air Force Logo Commanders to have more say in developmental education opportunities
Air Force officials recently announced changes to the nomination process for officer developmental education beginning with the results of the March 2017 Line of Air Force Major Board. The March 2017 LAF Major’s Board results will be released publicly July 18, 2017, and will not include in-residence, developmental education selection or “select” status.
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Writers from various publications listen to briefers and take notes during the Air Force’s third annual Magazine Day at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., June 21, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Wayne A. Clark) Magazine Day at Pentagon showcases Airmen, innovation
In the three years since its inception, the Air Force’s Magazine Day has cultivated relationships and strengthened interaction with media outlets to help spark future story ideas highlighting the innovation, courage and dedication of Airmen.
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Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Stephen Wilson discusses modernization of the nuclear triad during an Air Force Association breakfast at the Capitol Hill Club in Washington, D.C., May 25, 2017. The Air Force maintains two legs of the nuclear triad, including the aircraft capable of carrying nuclear weapons, more than 400 intercontinental ballistic missiles, as well as 75 percent of the Nuclear Command, Control and Communication that connects the president to senior military leaders and approximately 30,000 Airmen maintaining this capability. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Robert Barnett) Vice chief addresses need to modernize nuclear triad
Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Stephen Wilson discussed the state of the nuclear triad during a Mitchell Institute breakfast at the Capitol Hill Club in Washington, D.C., May 25, 2017.
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Default Air Force Logo AF rolls out fiscal 2018 space budget
Air Force leaders met with media to discuss specifics of the service’s fiscal 2018 space investment budget at the Pentagon May 24, 2017. The request totals $7.75 billion, an approximately 20 percent increase from fiscal year 2017.
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