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Maj. Jay, MQ-9 pilot with the 6th Attack Squadron, flies the squadron’s first Block 5 MQ-9 Reaper from inside a new Block 30 ground control station at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., July 10, 2017. Holloman began flying the new Block 5 and Block 30 technology to ease the transition that student pilots and sensor operators will experience when joining a combat unit. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Chase Cannon) Holloman AFB flies toward future

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2017
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein speaks during an Air Force Association breakfast at the Mitchell Institute in Washington D.C., July 26, 2017. During his speech Goldfein outlined five key attributes the Air Force must be prepared for: trans-regional, multi-domain, multi-component, multi-national and fast. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Rusty Frank) CSAF describes future of conflict
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein addressed the future of the Total Force, operations in space and the importance of a multi-domain, networked approach to warfare during an Air Force Association breakfast at the Mitchel Institute in Washington, D.C., July 26, 2017.The CSAF outlined five key attributes of future conflict that must be
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Default Air Force Logo Tech Report: Fly by feel
FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) -- Nature has inspired scientific and engineering innovations for hundreds of years. For scientists at the Air Force Research Laboratory, it is the hairs on bats and crickets that inspired the creation of artificial hair sensors, destined to change the course of agile flight.The Air Force Tech Report is a video
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A frame from a video shows the PDU-5/B leaflet bomb activating and dispersing the leaflets. (U.S. Air Force image) B-52 testers complete leaflet bomb drops
An important part of U.S. military operations overseas is communicating with the local population. This can be done in a number of ways including something as simple as distributing leaflets.  In psychological operations, leaflets with messages are often dropped from aircraft in order to reach a wide area.  Testers from the 419th Flight Test
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Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: July 26
FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) -- On this look around the Air Force, Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth Wright answers EPME 21 questions and senior leaders from the European theater came together for an F-35 leadership forum. Hosted by Staff Sgt. Samantha Konieczny.For previous episodes, click here.Related links:- CMSAF Podcast- EPME 21
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Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson arrives at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 17, 2017. During her visit, Wilson saw firsthand how Nellis AFB remains at the forefront of modernization. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum) SecAF visits Nellis AFB Airmen, experiences Red Flag exercise
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson visited Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases, Nevada July 17-21, 2017 to meet with Airmen and witness Red Flag ,the U. S. Air Force‘s premiere multi-domain integration training exercise.
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For the past 75 years, the 17th Attack Squadron has played an integral part in the defense of the nation by providing combatant commanders with reconnaissance capabilities, and more recently, with precision attack capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christian Clausen) 17th ATKS celebrates 75 years of aviation excellence
For the past 75 years, the 17th Attack Squadron have played an integral part in the defense of the nation by providing combatant commanders with reconnaissance capabilities, and more recently, with precision attack capabilities.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo AF chooses eight officers for DARPA Fellows program
The Air Force has selected eight active-duty officers for participation in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Service Chiefs’ Fellows Program.
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2017
The first forgiveness of student loan balances under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program goes into effect for government employees in October 2017. (U.S. Air Force courtesy graphic) Student loan forgiveness takes effect in October
The first forgiveness of student loan balances under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program goes into effect for government employees this October. The program offers forgiveness for remaining balances due on William D. Ford federal direct loans after employees have made at least 120 loan payments after Oct. 1, 2007, while employed full-time
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U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancers assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Dyess Air Force Base, Tx., taxi down a flightline July 20, 2017, at Andersen AFB, Guam. The lancers conducted bilateral training mission with Royal Australian Air Force Joint Terminal Attack Controllers as part of Talisman Saber 17, a training exercise designed to maximize combined training opportunities and conduct maritime preposition and logistics operations in the Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Joshua Smoot) U.S. Air Force bombers integrate with Royal Australian Air Force JTACS
U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancers based at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam conducted two separate integration training missions with Royal Australian Air Force Joint Terminal Attack Controllers as part of Exercise Talisman Saber 17 at Shoalwater Field Training Area, Australia, July 17 and 19, 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 Around the Air Force: July 21
On this look around the Air Force, Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright shares the major changes made to Enlisted Professional Military Education for the 21st century, Air Force medical practitioners work with their Fijian counterparts, and Edwards Air Force Base, California, engineers hosted a one-day innovation challenge.
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Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson shares a laugh with members of the 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, July 19, 2017, at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. During her visit, Wilson toured the base and gained insight into the dominant persistent attack and reconnaissance mission the Airmen of the 432nd WG complete 24/7/365 for our nation and coalition partners. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christian Clausen) SecAF gets firsthand look at MQ-1, MQ-9 mission
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson visited Creech Air Force Base July 19, 2017 to get a closer look at the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper mission. During her visit Wilson toured the base and gained insight into the dominant persistent attack and reconnaissance mission the Airmen of the 432nd Wing complete 24-7-365 for our nation and coalition partners.
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2017
Chaplain (Maj.) Jim Bridgeham, the 363rd Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Wing chaplain, left, and Capt. Jerry Walker, the 363rd ISRW psychologist and acting surgeon general, record the 12th episode of their resilience podcast, “The Pillars,” at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., July 6, 2017. The 363rd ISR Wing is spread across several bases and mission locations, and the podcast has been a great format for those Airmen to be included in resilience training. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jennifer Spradlin) Podcast puts new spin on resilience
How do you talk to Airmen about resilience – especially when a unit is geographically dispersed? When two colleagues and friends at the 363rd Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Wing, set out to answer that question, their priorities were to make the information approachable, accessible and relevant to their diverse community. One way, they discovered, was a podcast.
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A 1st Fighter Wing F-22 Raptor taxis before take off at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., July 11, 2017. The wing conducted night flying training missions to keep pilots current on skills needed to operate in the dark. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Master Sgt. Benjamin Wilson) 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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Tech. Sgt. James Hodgman, of the 60th Air Mobility Wing, shares what being a military father means to him and encourages all military parents to cherish every moment with their children. (U.S. Air Force photo) Cherish every moment
It’s 4 a.m., and a car parks outside the family home. Inside, a proud father of two takes one last look at his daughter and son before hugging his wife and walking out the door. As the car drives off, he stares out the window, hoping his wife and children will be all right for the next six months. This scene was my reality in September 2015 when I left for my most recent deployment, a day before my son’s third birthday.
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2017
New annual Mental Health Assessment requirement begins July 31
New annual Mental Health Assessment requirement begins July 31
Beginning July 31, 2017, Airmen undergoing their annual Periodic Health Assessment may notice something new. A Mental Health Assessment will now be part of every annual PHA, to help ensure Airmen suffering from undiagnosed mental health issues are referred to the necessary care.
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Airman 1st Class Austin, a fusion analyst with the 29th Intelligence Squadron, recently returned from the Bloodfest Tournament in Austin, Texas, where he played with the Air Force Rugby Team. (U.S. Air Force graphic/Senior Airman Michael Reeves) 29th IS Airman tackles Air Force Rugby team
Listed at 6 feet 4 inches tall and weighing approximately 220 pounds, this fusion analyst and player on the Air Force Rugby Team is not an Airman you want running at you full speed. Airman 1st Class Austin, of the 29th Intelligence Squadron, has been playing with the Air Force Rugby Team since March 2017, and recently returned from playing at the Bloodfest Tournament in Austin, Texas.
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Default Air Force Logo Technical sergeant 17E6 promotion cycle statistics released
The Air Force has selected 8,167 staff sergeants for promotion to technical sergeant out of 25,552 eligible, for a selection rate of 31.96 percent in the 17E6 promotion cycle.
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Staff Sgts. Adam Martin, a fire truck maintenance specialist, and Shawn Benton, an aerospace ground equipment craftsman, both deployed in support of Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve and assigned to the 370th Air Expeditionary Advisory Group, Detachment 1, use a refrigerant recovery station to perform a leak test and charge the air conditioning system of a Humvee inside the vehicle maintenance tent at Qayyarah West Airfield, Iraq, July 2, 2017. The new vehicle maintenance facility improved efficiency for the maintainers as they can now not only get out of the sun to work on their vehicles, but also complete tasks during all hours of the day. CJTF-OIR is the global Coalition to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria . (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Hehnly) Air advisor teamwork enhances expeditionary Air Force compound
Over the past four months, a small team of air advisors, deployed in support of Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve to Qayyarah West Airfield, Iraq, combined its efforts to enhance and improve the U.S. Air Force’s compound, changing the working conditions for the airmen assigned there.
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