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Vice President Mike Pence pledges the administration’s full support of our military service members and our national defense while visiting Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Georgia June 9, 2017. During a 20 minute address to service members, civilians and families, he stressed that there’s no higher priority than America’s safety, and President Donald J. Trump will make historic investments in our military. (U.S. Air Force photo/James Branch) Vice President Pence pledges support while visiting Dobbins Air Reserve Base
While visiting Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Georgia June 9, 2017 and recognizing it as the largest joint service training Reserve base in the world, Vice President Mike Pence pledged the administration’s full support of our military service members and our national defense.The vice president brought greetings on behalf of President Donald J.
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Col. (ret) Forrest “Dutch” Kissinger (left) prior to his deployment to Vietnam in 1968. He served as a fighter pilot during the war, flying the F-4 Phantom. He would inspire his son, Lt. Col. Andrew "Kisser" Kissinger (right) to become an Air Force pilot. Father’s influence creates legacy of pilots
Having a fighter pilot inspire you to join the Air Force is fairly common, but having that inspiration living in the same house adds a different outlook.
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A cadet reports in for his room assignment during Reserve Officers’ Training Corps field training initial processing at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. Air Force ROTC has multiple instructor and detachment commander positions available for summer 2018. This is an opportunity for eligible officers to develop quality leaders for the Air Force through a college campus program base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jason Lake) AFROTC accepting instructor, detachment commander applications for summer 2018
Air Force officials have announced 81 projected Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Corps instructor vacancies and 13 detachment commander positions available for summer 2018. Officers eligible for instructor slots include first lieutenants, captains or majors. Active-duty rated officers, line of the Air Force lieutenant colonels and majors
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(Graphic/NASA) Reserve Citizen Airman reaches for the stars
NASA announced June 7, that Reserve Citizen Airman Lt. Col. Robert “Farmer” Hines Jr., 84th Test and Evaluation Squadron test pilot at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, is part of the 2017 Astronaut Candidate Class.
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Cadet (now 2nd Lt.) Krista Kelly takes her oath of office during a commissioning ceremony May 23, 2017 at the U.S. Air Force Academy. Kelly's next assignment will be at Travis Air Force Base, Calif. (U.S. Air Force photo/Daniel Butterfield)
Three former 302nd AW members take ‘LEAD' to Academy graduation
After five years of U.S. Air Force Academy education, three cadets, previously members of the Air Force Reserve Command’s 302nd Airlift Wing, commissioned as Air Force officers and graduated May 24, 2017. Now the former enlisted Airmen of the 302nd AW will continue their military careers as second lieutenants in the active duty Air Force.2nd Lt.
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Senior Airman Thriston Noel, 351st Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, refuels an F-16 Fighting Falcon, 510th Fighter Squadron, from a KC-135R Stratotanker during BALTOPS exercise over Latvia, June 7, 2017. The U.S. Air Force is supporting this exercise with approximately 900 Airmen, eight F-16s from the 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano Air Base, Italy, four KC-135 Stratotankers from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, U.S. Air Force Reserve 459th Air Refueling Wing, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland,
one Air Force Reserve E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) from the 513th Aerial Control Group, B-52s from RAF Fairford, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma and Airmen from the 1st Combat Communication Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany are supporting this multinational exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder) Fueling the Fight

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Default Air Force Logo Defense Department Launches Retirement System Comparison Calculator
The Department of Defense officially launched the Blended Retirement System (BRS) comparison calculator Tuesday, providing BRS opt-in eligible service members their first opportunity for an individualized comparison of retirement systems. The comprehensive tool, in combination with the mandatory BRS Opt-In Course, will assist the nearly 1.7 million opt-in eligible service members and their families make an informed decision on whether or not to elect the new retirement system. The BRS goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2018.
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Four members of the United States Air Force Thunderbirds pilot their F-16 Fighting Falcons above a Youngstown C-130H Hercules aircraft during their aerial survey May 13, 2014, here. The Thunderbirds came to Youngstown Air Reserve Station to perform at the 2014 Thunder Over the Valley Air Show May 17 and 18. U.S. Air Force photo/Eric M. White Thunder Over the Valley takes flight for Father's Day weekend
A free, public air show is scheduled to kick off at 9 a.m., June 17-18, 2017, at Youngstown Air Reserve Station.
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Graphic depicts the act carried out by ransomware. Ransomware attacks effect computers by encrypting all of the information on the devices, and the hackers demand a ransom, usually paid in the form of bitcoins, in return for the decryption key. Generally if a payment isn’t made, the hackers leave them permanently encrypted with no way to pay the ransom to unlock the encrypted files.(U.S.Air Force Graphic by Adam Butterick) Ransomware: How to stay safe
In mid-May a worldwide ransomware cyberattack infected more than 200,000 computers in 150 countries. Luckily, shortly after the attack began, a web security researcher was able to discover an effective kill switch that slowed the spread of the infection, effectively halting the outbreak. Ransomware attacks effect computers by encrypting all of the
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The first stage of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket returns for a successful landing June 3, 2017, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. 

Photo courtesy of SpaceX Citizen Airmen support milestone rocket launch
Citizen Airmen from the 920th Rescue Wing cleared the range June 3 for a SpaceX mission which marked the 100th launch from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Florida.Flying HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters, reservists from the wing routinely clear the coastline of marine vessels as a safety precaution before launches.According to
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