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  • Col. George Day advanced to the rank of brigadier general

    Medal of Honor recipient Col. George “Bud” Day was posthumously advanced to the rank of brigadier general during a Heritage to Horizons summer concert series at the Air Force Memorial in Arlington, Virginia, June 8, 2018.
  • Yesterday’s Air Force: Strategic Bombers

    Since the World War II era, the Air Force has relied on strategic bombers to gather intelligence and defend the United States against adversaries.
  • Celebrating Air Force heritage: The “Great Centennial” squadrons

    This calendar year has marked many great anniversaries, including the 75th anniversary of Air Training Command and the 70th anniversary of the Air Force. August marks the 110th anniversary of the Aeronautical Division of the Sign Corps—an unbroken line of Airmen began with its creation on Aug. 1, 1907. This year also marks the 100th Anniversary of America’s entry into World War I, and with it, some 43 active duty and reserve flying squadrons also celebrate or have celebrated their 100th anniversary. Their century of service reinforces something we all know implicitly—the enduring value of the squadron as the core of our Air Force.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Rechristening honors Doolittle Raiders’ 75th anniversary

    The 75th anniversary of the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders was commemorated April 17, 2017, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base as a B-1 Lancer bomber from Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota, was rechristened the “Ruptured Duck”. New nose art was also unveiled on the B-1 in tribute to a B-25 Mitchell bomber flown during the Doolittle Raid in 1942.
  • Those before me

    As Women’s History Month comes to an end, I can’t help but wonder where I would be if it wasn’t for the women before me. In specific, the women who served before me and paved the way for generations to come. If it wasn’t for Esther Blake – the first woman to enlist in the United States Air Force in 1948 – would I have so confidently walked into my local recruiting office? Would I have even considered serving my country as a realistic dream?
  • Tuskegee Airman reflects on time in service

    Retired Master Sgt. Leroy Mazell Smith, a maintainer with the 332nd Fighter Group also known as Tuskegee Airmen, shares his story.
  • Tuskegee Airman engages with today's generation of Airmen

    Before heading into Boston Oct. 27 to speak at an event co-hosted by the New England Tuskegee Airmen Chapter, retired Col. Charles E. McGee, a Tuskegee Airman, met with several Airmen here.
  • Around the Air Force: Sept. 20

    On this look around the Air Force, Staff Sgt. Traci Keller takes us to the Air Force Association’s Air, Cyber and Space Conference where the name of the Air Force’s latest stealth bomber, the B-21, was announced.
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Tune in now to hear Vice President Mike Pence , NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine and Acting Secretary of the Air Force Matt Donovan speak at The National Space Council Meeting.
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The U.S. Air Force has been a part of aviation since it was formed on September 18, 1947. The P-51 Mustang was one of the first aircraft employed at that time, by the newly formed USAF Strategic Air Command. Happy Aviation Day from the U.S. Air Force.
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RT @HQAirUniversity: Lt. Gen. James Hecker assumed command of Air University today.  Welcome to AU, Sir! https://t.co/SZVOVZDo78 https://t.…
RT @DeptofDefense: Music is a universal language. It’s a unifying language. Over the summer, the @usairforce music ensemble, Final Approach…
RT @JointBasePHH: #DYK that here at JBPHH, Hawai'i Air National Guard and active duty @usairforce members work side-by-side to generate air…
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RT @AFCareers: Air Force releases details of FY20 Selective Retention Bonus program, effective tomorrow. #airforce https://t.co/yhLx2wl7lb…
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