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  • Sunsetting the MQ-1 Predator: A history of innovation

    The MQ-1 Predator is a remotely piloted aircraft flown by aircrew assigned to the 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing at Creech Air Force Base and units around the world. It has contributed to the U.S. warfighting efforts in unprecedented ways and is scheduled to sunset on March 9, 2018, as the Air Force transitions to an all MQ-9 Reaper force.
  • AF Reserve team among 6 Spark Tank finalists

    An Air Force Reserve Command team is among the six finalists who will showcase their innovative ideas to Air Force senior leaders in the Spark Tank competition Feb. 23, in Orlando, Florida, at the Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium.
  • Air Force saves Airmen time, no longer requires first year evaluations

    Air Force officials announced Jan. 4, 2018, Enlisted Performance Reports are no longer required for regular Air Force Airmen in the grade of airman first class and below with less than 36 months’ Time-In-Service or Air Reserve Component Airmen below the grade of senior airman.
  • AMC hosts aircrew chemical decontamination exercise

    More than 15 aircrew flight equipment technicians from across Air Mobility Command gathered here July 17 to 21, to train on Aircrew Contamination Control Area processes and procedures during exercise Toxic Arch.
  • Fort Worth Airmen, spouses help revitalize squadrons

    More than 200 reserve, guard and active-duty Airmen, spouses and civilians here participated in focus groups July 8-9, 2017, to help revitalize Air Force squadrons.A 30-person team appointed by Gen. David Goldfein, the Air Force Chief of Staff, traveled to the 301st Fighter Wing to discuss the CSAF’s Focus Area – Revitalizing the Squadron.Broken
  • 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
  • Air Force announces significant changes to Aviation Bonus Program

    As part of its retention efforts, the Air Force released details on the fiscal year 2017 Aviation Bonus Program (AvB) June 5, 2017. This year’s program implements an increase in maximum bonus amounts authorized in the fiscal 2017 National Defense Authorization Act in addition to more flexibility in contract lengths.
  • Rescue heroes headline Miami Beach air show

    Citizen Airmen from the 920th Rescue Wing, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, joined top tier U.S. military assets from around the world in Miami Beach to demonstrate a cumulative show of air power at the National Salute to America’s Heroes Air and Sea Show, May 27-28.Military personnel from active, guard and reserve units performed numerous
  • 5th-generation fighters arrive in Bulgaria

    Two U.S. F-35 Lightning II aircraft and about 20 supporting Airmen arrived in Bulgaria as part of a deployment that enhances the region’s ability to host the aircraft for future deployments and operations. The F-35A’s were joined by an Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker, which departed from Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England. The air refueler is an Air Force Reserve aircraft forward-deployed from the 459th Air Reserve Wing at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, and showcases the command’s ability to employ active and reserve airmen across the globe, Eucom officials said.
  • Reservist spearheads Al Udeid ‘caddy land’ improvements

    Airmen with the 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron play a major role in the upkeep of living and operating conditions at Al Udeid. Since 2015, one initiative that has kept Airmen with the squadron working hard is the replacement of 50 old “cadillacs,” outdoor restroom and shower facilities that span the installation. Tech. Sgt. Dominique
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