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Healing from invisible wounds: The other side of the story

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 10:42am
Chanda D’Angelo was in a frenzy; she quickly washed all the clothes in her home, zoomed the vacuum across every floor, wiped down every surface, cleaned out the refrigerator and stove and scrubbed the windows and mirrors until they were spotless. Exhausted, she had just enough time to get her hair and nails done – everything had to be perfect for her husband’s return.

Real Airmen, real stories of courage, heroism inspire at Magazine Day

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 6:56am
Col. Laurel Burkel has no recollection of her first meeting with Air Force civil engineer Greg Gangnuss. But some 20 months after a British Puma Mk 2 helicopter crash at the NATO base in Kabul, Afghanistan claimed the lives of five coalition members, injured five others and nearly decapitated her, Burkel finally met, in person, the man who helped save her life.

Thunderbird aircraft mishap at air show

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 11:48am
The United States Air Force Thunderbirds were conducting a single-ship familiarization flight on Friday June 23, 2017. Upon landing there was a mishap at the Dayton International Airport with an F-16D Fighting Falcon at approximately 12:20 p.m. Emergency services are on the scene. We will provide more information as it becomes available. ‬

AF releases criteria for new valor “V”, combat “C” and remote “R” devices

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 1:00pm
Air Force officials released criteria for the new “V”, “C” and “R” devices, following the secretary of Defense’s Jan. 7, 2016, authorization.

386th AEW deliver critical supplies to frontlines

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 8:31am
SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFNS) --“We aim for first pass success. One pass, one drop,” said Maj. Josh Linden, the 386th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron chief of tactics, as he described the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing’s airdrop mission. The 386th AEW conducted several combat airdrop missions over the past few months, including one over the weekend, in direct support of Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve ground troops.

Around the Air Force: June 21

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 5:25am
On this look around the Air Force, Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson establishes a Deputy Chief of Staff for Space Operations and a preview of the 2017 Warrior Games.

Air Force fighter pilots of the year announced

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 10:05am
The Air Force announced the recipients of the 2016 Air Force Fighter Annual Awards in May 2017. The award is designed to recognize fighter pilots and weapon systems officers’ commitment, performance, leadership and aviation skills that were instrumental to mission success of their units, the U.S. Air Force and the Defense Department.

Air Force Stands Up New Headquarters Space Directorate

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 6:00am
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson has approved the reorganization of the Air Force headquarters to establish a Deputy Chief of Staff for Space Operations, who will be a three-star Air Force general officer.

Air Force realigns Grand Forks AFB under ACC

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 1:48pm
The Air Mobility Command and Air Combat Command commanders have agreed to the realignment of the 319th Air Base Wing, Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota to ACC effective June 13, 2017.

Tech Report: Flight simulators

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 8:46am
FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) -- Flight simulators help keep future pilots safe by giving them a

Luke AFB temporarily cancels F-35A local flying ops

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 12:19pm
The 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, cancelled local flying operations today for F-35A Lightning II aircraft due to a series of five incidents in which pilots have experienced hypoxia-like symptoms.

AF pilot selected for NASA astronaut training

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 5:36pm
Lt. Col. Raja Chari has been selected by NASA to join the 2017 Astronaut Candidate Class.

Air Force leaders discuss the future of Air and Space power

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 2:51pm
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill June 6.

AF announces Fairchild AFB as preferred location for additional KC-135s

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 3:00pm
Today, Air Force officials announced Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, as the preferred location for basing 12 KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft, and MacDill AFB, Florida, as the reasonable alternative.

Wilson sets sights on readiness, modernization at Air Force Association breakfast

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 1:02pm
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson addressed the Air Force Association’s Air Force Breakfast Series June 5, 2017, at the Capitol Hill Club in Washington, D.C. During her remarks Wilson spoke about the proposed Air Force budget for the fiscal year that starts October 1.

Air Force announces significant changes to Aviation Bonus Program

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 7:01am
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.

SecAF: The first interview

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 8:01am
Rhodes Scholar, private pilot, university president: Meet AF Secretary Heather Wilson.