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U.S. Air Force veterans gather during an F-16 Viper Demonstration Team practice at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., June 23, 2017. The practice gave the veterans, former Wild Weasels, a close-up look at the F-16CM Fighting Falcon, the aircraft Shaw currently uses to carry out the suppression of enemy air defenses mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves) Former Wild Weasels visit Shaw
Approximately 60 veterans visited, June 22 to 25, to celebrate the 52nd Wild Weasel anniversary and reconnect with each other.
0 6/28
2017
Physical Disability Review Board Some medically separated Airmen can have their disability ratings reviewed
Airmen who were medically separated between Sept. 11, 2001 and Dec. 31, 2009, can have their disability ratings reviewed. Airmen medically separated with a combined disability rating of 20 percent or less and who received separation pay versus medical retirement may request a Physical Disability Board of Review.
0 6/23
2017
Default Air Force Logo Pilot Killed In Vietnam War Identified (Hestle)
Air Force Col. Roosevelt Hestle, Jr., has now been accounted for.On July 6, 1966, Hestle was a pilot assigned to the 388th Tactical Fighter Squadron, aboard the lead aircraft in a flight of four F-105s on a strike mission against surface-to-air missile sites in northern Vietnam. As they approached the target, Hestle issued a missile launch warning,
0 6/22
2017
The hero shots of retired Maj. Ernest Curtis “Curt” Hughes, retired Lt. Col. Curtis “Custis” Hughes and 2nd Lt. Curtis Hunter Hughes, Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 17-10 graduate, are displayed proudly by the Hughes family. Hunter’s graduation June 9, 2017, makes him the third in a family of fighter pilots. (Courtesy photo) Third generation pilot graduates at CAFB
When one Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 17-10 graduate pinned on his Air Force wings, June 9, 2017, he became the third generation of Air Force fighter pilots in his family.
0 6/12
2017
Brig. Gen. Paul Tibbets IV, 509th Bomb Wing commander, Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., conducts pre-flight checks on Doc, a restored B-29 Superfortress, June 9, 2017, on McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. Tibbets’ grandfather, retired Brig. Gen. Paul Tibbets Jr., piloted the ‘Enola Gay,’ during WWII and dropped the world’s first atomic bomb used in warfare. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Tara Fadenrecht) Grandson of Enola Gay pilot flies refurbished B-29
Wichita’s beloved B-29 Superfortress, Doc, took to the skies yet again June 9, 2017, from McConnell Air Force Base, this time with an added aspect of historical significance and Air Force heritage. Sitting in the co-pilot seat was Brig. Gen. Paul Tibbets IV, the 509th Bomb Wing commander. Taking control of the aircraft means he has now flown the only two currently operational B-29s, Doc and Fifi.
0 6/12
2017
U.S. and German military members jump out of a U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, over Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France, June 4, 2017. The jumps were performed using static lines. A static line is a fixed cord attached to the aircraft at one end and a deployment bag at the other. When the paratrooper jumps out of the aircraft, the line tightens which then pulls the deployment bag out of the container on the paratrooper’s back revealing the parachute. This event commemorates the 73rd anniversary of D-Day, the largest multinational amphibious landing and operational military airdrop in history, and highlights the U.S.' steadfast commitment to European allies and partners. Overall, approximately 400 U.S. service members from units in Europe and the U.S. are participating in ceremonial D-Day 73 events from May 31-June 7, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin Boyer) 37th AS drops paratroops over Normandy for D-Day 73

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2017
Secretary of the Air Force heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein prepare to testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee June 6, 2017, in Washington, D.C.  The top leaders gave their testimony on the posture of the Department of the Air Force in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2018 and the Future Years' Defense Program. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash) Air Force leaders discuss the future of Air and Space power
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill June 6.
0 6/06
2017
Default Air Force Logo SecAF: The first interview
Rhodes Scholar, private pilot, university president: Meet AF Secretary Heather Wilson.
0 6/02
2017
First Lt. Nicholas Lundin, 480th Intelligence, Reconnaissance and Surveillance Wing chief of current operations, stands between his dad Michael Lundin and grandfather Ray Lundin while saying the oath of enlistment administered by Lt. Col. Brian Webster, presiding officer, May 24, 2017 at the World War II memorial in Washington D.C. Underneath the Pacific portion of the World War II monument, 1st Lt. Nicholas Lundin’s new rank was pinned on by his father and grandfather. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Darnell T. Cannady) Celebrating generations of military service
Three generations of Lundins gathered at the National World War II Memorial May 24, 2017, to celebrate the military service of family members, past and present.
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2017
Members of the F-86 Sabre Association pose for a photo with Col. Michael Drowley, U.S. Air Force Weapons School commandant on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., April 7, 2017. The F-86 Sabre Association met April 24 on the flightline here to pay homage to the retired jet and the Airmen who flew it for the last time. (U.S. Air Force photo by Susan Garcia/Released) F-86 Sabre veterans deactivate 35-year association
Throughout the storied past of Army Air Corps and the U.S. Air Force, many aircraft have laid the foundation for today’s fleet of air power.
0 5/05
2017
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