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  • Mach flight propels Yeager, Air Force into history

    It was just another test mission for then-Capt. Chuck Yeager. Captain Yeager arrived at Muroc Air Force Base, Calif., the morning of Oct. 14, 1947, for what would be his ninth powered flight piloting the Bell X-1. Each of the previous flights demonstrated incremental speed increases as the aircraft neared the theoretical threshold known as the
  • Famous Flying Tiger ace dies

    Famous Flying Tigers ace and Texas Air National Guardsman Brig. Gen. David Lee "Tex'' Hill died Oct. 11 of congestive heart failure at his home here. He was 92. The general is scheduled for burial at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. General Hill flew with Gen. Claire Chennault as a member of the Flying Tigers, a volunteer group of American
  • VA seeking former prisoners of war, family members

    Veterans Affairs officials are seeking any former prisoners of war or their family members who are not currently using VA benefits and services. The officials are urging them to contact VA to find out if they are eligible for health care, disability compensation and other services. "One of VA's highest priorities is meeting the needs of former
  • Three locations offering special days for retirees

    Three bases are planning special events for retirees in the coming weeks. The Annual Military Retiree Seminar sponsored by the commanding officer and the U.S. Naval Submarine Base Retired Activities Office in Groton, Conn., takes place 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 20 in the base's Dealey Center Theater. A valid military identification card is necessary for
  • Special day is for remembering those who are not home

    Retired Lt. Col. John Yuill looks forward to National Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Recognition Day every year. Not because he longs to relive his time in a Vietnamese prison camp, but because he understands how important it is to remember those who have still not made it home. "I love this country," he said. "A country that has a day set aside
  • Air Force celebrates 60 years

    A lineup of top military officials, musical entertainment and the chance to meet those who made early Air Force history drew representatives from each service to the Air Force's 60th anniversary celebration Sept. 18 in the Pentagon courtyard. Members of the Air Force entertainment organization Tops in Blue kicked off the celebration followed by the
  • Various locations offering special days for retirees

    Three bases are planning special activities for retirees during the coming weeks. In Hawaii, Hickam AFB's 2007 Air Force Retiree Appreciation Day event kicks off Sept. 29 and features a C-17 Globemaster III tour and briefing at the C-17 Squadron in Bldg. 2140, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Booths and activities offering free samples, a health and wellness
  • Air Force leaders gather at memorial for anniversary

    The Air Force's three top leaders laid a wreath at the Air Force Memorial on Sept. 18 to commemorate the service's 60th anniversary. "The memorial gives (us) a home to honor the service and sacrifice of men and women of the Air Force and its predecessors, and so it is right that we lay this wreath here today," said Secretary of the Air Force
  • Retirees uphold American tradition through volunteerism

    Volunteering is an America tradition. Two volunteers for the retiree activities office here are examples of that tradition. Retired Col. Ray Kleber and retired Senior Master Sgt. Louis Hiedelmeier are among several RAO volunteers here who recently received the Presidential Call to Service Award for their commitment. "Each volunteer gave more than
  • AAFES delivers retirement package to those who 'Still Serve'

    Retirement has its benefits for former Airmen who shop their exchange during the Army and Air Force Exchange Service's annual "Still Serving" weekend, Sept. 28 to 30. This year, AAFES is inviting more than 1.5 million Army and Air Force retirees to visit base and post exchanges for special savings, prizes and events. Invitations, in the form of a


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DYK: Aircraft have lifespans! Like humans, they require check-ups in the form of maintenance inspections to prolong their ability to fly. These "checks" prevent in-flight system failures which ultimately protects aircrew and passengers. Learn more from the 86th Maintenance Squadron at Ramstein Air Base, Germany on what it takes to correct issues so aircraft can stay airborne.
WATCH: United States Air Force pilots talk about the importance of Exercise Saber Strike 18 as they refuel over the Baltic Sea on June 18, 2018. Saber Strike 18 is a long-standing training exercise designed to enhance interoperability between the U.S. and our allies. The training focused on improving land and air operational capabilities between the U.S. and our NATO allies. (U.S. Air National Guard video by: Master Sgt. Wolfram M. Stumpf)
Check out some shots from yesterday's All-Star Armed Services Classic Championship softball game in Washington, D.C. This event, part of MLB’s All-Star Week, pays tribute to the men and women of the Armed Forces. Washington Nationals U.S. Army
Air Force and U.S. Army coed softball teams render military honors during the playing of the National Anthem during the All-Star Armed Services Classic Championship softball game, Washington, D.C., July 13, 2018. This event, part of MLB’s All-Star Week, pays tribute to the men and women of the Armed Forces. Washington Nationals
Great way to lead by example!
The United States Air Force is facing a pilot shortage. To help solve the challenge, the Aircrew Crisis Task Force was recently created to provide strategic direction and actionable recommendations to senior leaders on how to solve the aircrew manning crisis. FULL STORY: https://go.usa.gov/xUb3z
Your United States Air Force news: ✓ A B-52 crew assists in a search and rescue operation off the coast of Guam ✓ An Afghan pilot class graduates in the Czech Republic ✓ The Air Force is using innovative approaches to training pilots to make the process faster and more efficient
Now that’s how weathermen work! Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunters fly weather reconnaissance missions into Tropical Storm Chris and Tropical Storm Beryl. http://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1569944/hurricane-hunters-fly-tropical-storms-beryl-chris/
The F-22 Raptor's combination of stealth, supercruise, maneuverability, and integrated avionics, coupled with improved supportability, represents an exponential leap in warfighting capabilities. The F-22 cannot be matched by any known or projected fighter aircraft. Maintaining these aircraft can involve a bit of a learning curve. Airmen at KadenaAirBase use past technology to help learn how to work with the undefeated Raptor. FULL STORY: http://www.kadena.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1567295/hard-to-raptor-head-around/
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The B-52 Stratofortress has sniper pods that provide improved long-range target detection/identification and continuous stabilize surveillance for all missions, including close air support of ground forces. Air Force Global Strike Command crew members on a B-52 were able to spot a historic Pacific Island style canoe so that the U.S. Coast Guard could rescue the six passengers!
For the past 60 years, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, has continually helped us maintain a technological edge against our advarsaries. Together with the Air Force Research Laboratory - AFRL, a fusion of ideas is leading to newly highlighted innovations.
SOUND ON! Celebrate freedom with the sound of freedom! Happy Independence Day!
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In order to support the NDS, the Air Force We Need will require a restructure of our expeditionary force structure.… https://t.co/O63bDWHAbC
RT @AF_Academy: The #CaptainMarvel trailer is finally here. Now, we're not saying we make superheroes but she's not wearing a @WestPoint_US
RT @GenDaveGoldfein: To ensure our 386 Operational Squadrons are trained, equipped and ready to fight, we will depend on the entire Air For…
RT @AFSpace: Honored to have @VP Pence & @SecAFOfficial visit the #AFSPC booth today on the #AFBday! They met some of our amazing AFSPC Air…
RT @Yankees: Tonight, we celebrated the @usairforce's 71st Birthday with: - Presentation of Colors by the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard from J…
RT @SecAFOfficial: Preparing for the future with the Air Force We Need. #ViciousHarmony #ASC18 https://t.co/detSNKBxaj
RT @AETCommand: HAPPENING NOW: A 12th Flying Training Wing T-6 Texan II crashed near Rolling Oaks Mall at approximately 4 p.m. today. The…
Mrs. Wright on how to be successful & maintain marriage & family: The secret is, communicate & manage expectations… https://t.co/3yXFKn4EQg
#CMSAF on how to be successful & maintain marriage & family: Communication is the key. Maybe reading the 5 Love Lan… https://t.co/4roQsFIPIv
.@CSAF21Spouse: I love the unique culture we have a as a #military, how the spouses take care of each other, & how… https://t.co/EP5MC6Koid
.@SecAFOfficial on how to be successful & maintain marriage & family: Humor is underrated in relationships. Being a… https://t.co/QscPEobbAQ
.@GenDaveGoldfein on how to be successful & maintain marriage & family: Be present when you’re off work and spendin… https://t.co/DZyG9l8nw9
.@GenDaveGoldfein on improving access to quality education for #milkids:Consider partnering w/them to allow student… https://t.co/nrwyzyl73Y
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.@SecAFOfficial: One of the first things we did was this joint letter to Governors. There are two things we let the… https://t.co/taquHRqgGB