AF Special Operations Command receives first AC-130J

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The first AC-130J Ghostrider landed at Hurlburt Field, Florida, July 29, making it Air Force Special Operations Command’s first AC-130J.

RED HORSE Airmen lend helping hands to Philippine community

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Airmen from the 554th RED HORSE Squadron helped complete a humanitarian assistance project July 30 in the Philippines in support of the State Partnership Program.

Advanced Extremely High Frequency system achieves IOC

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Gen. John Hyten, the Air Force Space Command commander, declared initial operational capability for the Advanced Extremely High Frequency system July 28.

AF launches MyVector, mentorship resources for Airmen

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The Air Force recently launched an improved and re-branded Career Path Tool, called MyVector, which encourages mentorship between Airmen at all levels.

AF Week in Photos

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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.

TRICARE Online and MiCare have similarities, differences

July 30th, 2015 Comments off
TRICARE Online and MiCare Secure Messaging may seem to offer the same services, but there are important differences to these software tools, which are designed to enhance access to care for all military beneficiaries.

Overcoming all odds: Airman defeats toughest adversary yet

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Lt. Col. Ryan Keeney received the worst news of his life back in 2010. He had been diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia, a deadly form of cancer that, without quick treatment, can claim a victim’s life within months. Even with the treatment, the survival rate is a slim 40 percent. Since then, he has conquered many challenges and even went on to command the 15th Reconnaissance Squadron at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada.

Yesterday’s Air Force: Luxembourg

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On July 12, 1944, two U.S. B-17 Flying Fortress bombers collided over the small town of Perle, Luxembourg. Though 71 years have passed, the event has changed the lives of many people, including Roger Feller, who witnessed the crash. He has since dedicated his life to never forgetting the American sacrifices of World War II.

DOD awards contract for electronic health records

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In a culmination of a more than two-year effort, the Defense Department awarded a $4.3 billion contract to Leidos, Inc. July 29.

New interrogation system installed on AWACS, more in pipeline

July 29th, 2015 Comments off
The E-3 Sentry AWACS Next Generation Identification Friend or Foe (NGIFF) program office from Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, recently completed the first installation of the new AN/UPX-40 system, which also brings new enhancements onto an operational AWACS at Tinker AFB, Oklahoma.