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Special guests including National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Director retired Lt. Gen. John L. Hudson and Air Force Director of Staff Lt. Gen. Jacqueline D. Van Ovost cut the ceremonial ribbon for the public opening of the Memphis Belle at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, Ohio, May 17, 2018. The Memphis Belle crew completed their 25th mission in Europe exactly 75 years before the ribbon cutting ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Megan Friedl) Memphis Belle opens at National Museum of the U.S. Air Force
Seventy five years ago on May 17, 1943, the crew of the B-17F Memphis Belle completed their 25th combat mission in Nazi-occupied Europe. They overcame insurmountable odds by becoming the first U.S. Army Air Forces heavy bomber to complete 25 missions and return to the U.S. Exactly 75 years after their last mission, the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force has the renovated Memphis Belle on display to the public May 17, 2018.
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U.S. Air Force Honor Guard AF 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 Senior leaders meet with industry to discuss utilizing artificial intelligence and quantum science throughout the Air Force
Air Force leaders met with scientists and industry members May 17 at the Artificial Intelligence and quantum science summit to chart how the service will utilize emerging technologies in the future.
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Default Air Force Logo AF announces 2018 Blacks in Government Meritorious Service Award winners
Air Force officials recently named the three winners of the 2018 Blacks in Government Meritorious Service Award.
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Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: May 24
On this look Around the Air Force the famed Memphis Belle is unveiled at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Hosted by Staff Sgt. Anastasia Tompkins.
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Default Air Force Logo Retired Air Force rated officers welcomed back on active duty
Retired Air Force rated officers with Air Force Specialty Codes 11X-pilot, 12X-combat systems officer or 13B-air battle manager are encouraged to apply for the Voluntary Retired Return to Active Duty Program to help alleviate manning shortages within the Air Force rated community.
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Default Air Force Logo Air Force releases master sergeant 18E7 promotion cycle statistics
The Air Force has selected 6,176 technical sergeants for promotion to master sergeant out of 20,866 eligible for a selection rate of 29.60 percent in the 18E7 promotion cycle.
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Airman 1st Class Anthony Ford and Senior Airman Steven Waller, 366th Security Forces Squadron response force members, perform a fireman’s carry during the National Police Week memorial workout, May 15, 2018, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. The memorial workout included 14 workouts and 14 repetitions to honor the fallen defenders. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class JaNae Capuno) National Police Week honors security forces Airmen
His Sunday started like any other in Spring 2018. Following his routine, he stopped by the base kennels to feed his K-9 counterpart then departed Mountain Home Air Force Base to the I-84.
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86th MXG Airmen achieve perfection 86th MXG Airmen achieve perfection
May 18, 2018, the maintainers launched a ‘Black Letter’ aircraft, a plane with zero maintenance issues from nose to tail, inside and out.
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Default Air Force Logo AFPC launches database for special trophies, awards information
As the Air Force continues to streamline guidance and target improvements that impact Total Force Airmen in the squadrons, the Air Force’s Personnel Center has implemented an initiative placing all special trophies and award descriptions and eligibility information into a single location for maximum visibility to Airmen, supervisors and commanders in the field.
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Inspection module graphic New tool enhances AF safety inspections, assessments and evaluations
A new module has been launched through the Air Force Safety Automated System on May 17,2018, arming safety professionals Air Force-wide with a single method to document and track both spot and annual inspections, as well as safety assessments and evaluations at a local and enterprise level.
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An Afghan Air Force A-29 Super Tucano taxis to a parking spot March 6, 2018, Kabul Air Wing, Afghanistan. The aircraft is highly maneuverable, and capable of operating in austere environments and rugged terrain. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jared J. Duhon) Laser Guided Bombs enhance Afghan Air Force Strike Capability
Since March 22, 2018, the Afghan Air Force has both introduced and increased the use of precision guided munitions in southern Afghanistan.
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The 821st CRSS was recently recognized by the Profession of Arms Center of Excellence and Air University Leadership Institute for their innovative leadership development programs and the unit was awarded the 2017 PACE Leadership Impact award. Whole Airman Concept: Leadership development
Airmen from the 821st Contingency Response Support Squadron are using the Whole Airman Concept to find innovative ways to incorporate leadership development into their everyday squadron routine.
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Communications Airmen Education opportunities in Air Force IT
Two 53rd Computer Systems Squadron Airmen recently shared how the Air Force opened wide the doors of educational opportunity, and how they set themselves up for success in both the military and civilian worlds.
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Maj. Ian Holt was named the Air Force Male Athlete of the Year. Air Force honors Maj. Ian Holt, Capt. Abby Hall as Athletes of the Year
Maj. Ian Holt and Capt. Abby Hall were recently named 2017 Air Force Athletes of the Year.
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The 70th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing chaplain’s office pose for a group photo May 3, 2018, at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland, after being named the 2017 Air Force Best Small Chapel. With a long list of accomplishments throughout the year, this team of five put in the care and effort to strengthen the spiritual pillar of the 70th ISRW’s human weapon system, not just at Fort Meade, but at all of the wing’s  Geographically Separated Units around the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes) Small chapel team praised as best in Air Force for 2017
After being honored with the best small chapel award for Air Combat Command two times, it has finally happened. The 70th Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Wing Chapel has been named the Air Force’s Best Small Chapel of the Year for 2017.
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Default Air Force Logo ACC to test new wing organization at Mountain Home AFB
Air Combat Command officials announced the 366th Fighter Wing at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, will test a new wing organizational structure.
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Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: May 18
In this episode of Around the Air Force, Air Force Cyber Teams achieved full operational capability a full four months ahead of schedule and the Air Forces Science & Technology outreach program is looking for visionary ideas on university campuses as part of the Science & Technology 2030 Initiative. Hosted by Staff Sgt. Nicholas Koetz.
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A U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II performs aerial maneuvers during the annual Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 3, 2018. Established in 1997, the HFTCC certifies civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots to fly in formation during the upcoming air shows. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore) Davis-Monthan named top base in the Air Force
The Office of the Secretary of Defense named Davis-Monthan Air Force Base the top base in the Air Force for the second time in six years.
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A Qatar Emiri Air Force C-17 Globemaster shoots flares during the Qatar Emiri Air Force Lahoub exercise at Al-Qalael drop zone, Qatar, May 9, 2018. The C-17 is able to operate on small, austere airfields previously limited to C-130s. The U.S. and Qatar work together to foster military cooperation to strengthen & expand contributions to the Coalition’s fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Hook) AF 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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