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  • Hurricane Hunters inside eye as Michael makes landfall

    The 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron started flying into Hurricane Michael Sunday and over the next four days observed it intensify from a possible tropical depression to a Category 4 storm, which made landfall near Mexico Beach, Florida at 12:30 p.m. today.
  • Air Force leaders say increased funding is improving readiness

    Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein thanked Congress for providing the resources necessary to restore the service’s readiness while testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support Oct. 10.
  • 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.
  • Brotherly love of aviation

    Decades ago, a father took his two young sons to an aviation museum at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio. Although the father might have known it would be a great family vacation for his family, he would have no way of knowing the impact the trip would have on his sons’ future decision to join the U.S. Air Force.“I remember that one of the
  • AWACS maintainers at leading edge of 3-D printing

    Imagine you’re in aircraft maintenance and a mission is scheduled to fly in the next 24 hours. You need a part that hasn’t been manufactured in more than 30 years. A specially-commissioned replacement is available for $15,000, but it will take a year to arrive. A technician tells you he can get you the part by the end of the day for less than $500. When you ask how, the answer is shocking: He’s going to “print” one.
  • Reserve defenders take gold at international military competition

    Reserve Citizen Airmen brought home the gold at the International Bavarian Military Competition in Lagerlechfeld, Germany, July 20-21.
  • Air Force to finalize review process for non-deployable Airmen

    The Air Force is finalizing details on how it will implement Department of Defense Instruction 1332.45, Retention Determination for Non-Deployable Service Members.
  • Setting A-10 history

    Lt. Col. Robin ”PB” Sandifer, a A-10C Thunderbolt II instructor pilot from the 47th Fighter Squadron reached the milestone of flying 5,000 hours September 21.
  • Scobee assumes command of AFRC

    A graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, Lt. Gen. Richard W. Scobee joined the Air Force in 1986. He is a command pilot with more than 3,800 flying hours in the F-16 Fighting Falcon, including 248 combat hours. Prior to his current assignment as the deputy commander of Air Force Reserve Command, he was the commander of the Air Force Reserve’s 10th
  • Team Travis projects Rapid Global Mobility

    The 349th and 60th Air Mobility Wings work together to enhance Rapid Global Mobility by ensuring aircraft at Travis Air Force Base, California, are ready to go any time, any place, anywhere.
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