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1 hr ago | KIVI

F-16 Thunderbirds will return to Mountain Home Airforce Base

Mountain Home Air Force Base will be holding an F-16 demo day and On Your Side's own Lauren Johnson will be along for the ride. The Thunderbirds did not perform last year because of the sequestration, but as the new commander of the base explained, it's a big deal that the F-16 Thunderbirds are back.

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3 hrs ago | Aerotech News And Review

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Annie Edwards, Utah Air National Guard

The U.S. Air Force and NATO are undergoing a cooperative development effort - known as the DRAGON program - to upgrade the cockpits of their E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft. DRAGON stands for Diminishing Manufacturing Sources Replacement of Avionics for Global Operations and Navigation.

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3 hrs ago | Aerotech News And Review

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner

Since Dunlop Tire was selected as the replacement tire for the Globemaster III, the C-17 Global Reach Integrated Test Team at Edwards AFB has been putting the C-17's new Dunlop tires through wet-and-dry runway takeoff and landing performance tests. A C-17 Globemaster III performs a wet-runway performance test Aug. 20, 2014, on the flightline at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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3 hrs ago | Air Force Times

Command chiefs: Eval and promotion system overhaul tackles long-standing problems

Chief Master Sgt. Gerardo Tapia, command chief at Air Education and Training Command, speaks Monday during the Air Force Association's Air & Space Conference.

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4 hrs ago | Business Journal

Chromalloy wins new contract work on Air Force's KC-135

The Air Force Sustainment Center at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma has awarded Chromalloy Component Services Inc. an $8.15 million task order to perform upgrades for F-108 engines in support of KC-135 tanker aircraft.

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4 hrs ago | Newsday

Alken Industries of LI lands contract for A-10 attack jet parts

Alken Industries Inc., a Ronkonkoma aerospace contractor, has landed a parts contract worth up to $3.2 million for the A-10 "Warthog," the Cold War-era close-support attack jet that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel urged be retired. Alken executives said that regardless of the Pentagon's position, the Air Force is continuing to solicit bids on parts for the four-decade-old jet, whose nickname... Alken Industries Inc., a Ronkonkoma aerospace contractor, has landed a parts contract worth up to $3.2 million for the A-10 "Warthog," the Cold War-era close-support attack jet that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel urged be retired.

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6 hrs ago | Patch.com

Local Civil Air Patrol Squadron to Host an Open House

CONTACT: 1st Lt. Katherine Torres, CAP, Deputy Commander and Public Affairs Officer, Westchester Cadet Squadron 1 , 684-8744, kathyitorres@hotmail.com SCARSDALE : Civil Air Patrol is the official Auxiliary of the United States Air Force.

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10 hrs ago | Air Force Times

ACC, PACAF focused on Pacific pivot

Two of the Air Force's largest major commands will see their leadership change in the coming months, as both train and prepare for the shifting focus toward the Pacific. Gen. Mike Hostage, commander of Air Combat Command, is set to retire in January.

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13 hrs ago | Air Force Times

Reserve chief sees window to snag those leaving active duty

The Air Force's planned cutbacks of thousands of active-duty members have prompted the reserve components to try to capture as many of the airmen as possible to beef up their ranks and keep the training and experience 'in blue.' Lt. Gen.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

CNN

Navy pilot missing after jet collision is presumed dead

A Navy pilot missing and presumed dead after two jets collided over the western Pacific Ocean has been identified as Lt. Nathan Poloski, 26, of Lake Arrowhead, California.

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The China Post

Combat aircraft set for takeoff, landing maneuvers on freeway

Taiwan's main combat aircraft will practice emergency takeoffs and landings on a freeway Tuesday as part of the military's annual Han Kuang series of exercises that kick off Monday. The drill is set for Sept.

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Athens Banner-Herald

What Others Say: Don't let U.S. military assets deterioriate

The world is a very dangerous place and becoming more so with each passing minute. Islamic extremists are popping out of their holes all over the world - ISIS, Boko Haram, Hamas, Hezbollah and dozens of others, not to mention al-Qaida.

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Jalopnik

USAF's Dubious Priorities Result In Axing Of F-15 Aggressor Squad

For the last few years, the Pentagon's budget blade has been looming over the 65th Aggressor Squadron, the USAF's F-15 unit that are masters at mimicking large enemy fighters like the Su-27. Sadly, the days of F-15s flying in the adversary role are coming to an end as the unit will be shuttered this month.

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WTOC-TV Savannah

165th Airlift Wing receives 10th Air Force outstanding unit award

The 165th Airlift Wing of the Georgia Air National Guard received its 10th Air Force Outstanding Unit Award on Sunday morning. This award is the first since May 2003 and April 2005 recognition and the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award is given to Air Force units that clearly set themselves apart from other units.

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Air Force Times

James' mission: Prioritize wisely to maintain capable, agile Air Force

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James sees more agreement than disagreement in getting Air Force requests through Congress. The Air Force has weathered a difficult year of personnel cuts, tough budget decisions and a cheating scandal that rocked the nuclear force.

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Patch.com

In Memory: Bill C. Green, Former Cartersville School Board Member

Born January 3, 1931, in Bartow County, a son of the late Leon Green and Clifford Naomi Black Green, he was a well-known citizen of Cartersville. Green was an active member of the Sam Jones United Methodist Church and United States Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict.

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Center for Cooperative Research

Shortly Before 11:45 a.m. September 11, 2001: Fighter Jet Intercepts...

Colonel Mark Tillman, the pilot of Air Force One, is informed that an unidentified aircraft is heading toward his plane, and one of the fighter jets that is escorting Air Force One then goes and intercepts this suspicious aircraft. Air Force One is flying toward Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana and has now been joined by two F-16 fighters belonging to the 147th Fighter Wing of the Texas Air National Guard September 11, 2001 ).

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

MainStreetNews.com

Raymon Bullock

Raymon Larry Bullock, 66, formerly of Buford and the Ivy Creek Community, passed away on Thursday, September 11, 2014. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Jacob Bullock; and his parents, Bee and Nancy Warbington Bullock.

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Brookfield

Dr. John Vondrell Receives Distinguished Service Award

The Wisconsin Society of Anesthesiologists awarded its 2014 Distinguished Service Award to John J. Vondrell, M.D., of Brookfield, at its annual meeting held at the Osthoff Resort September 6th and 7th. The award recognizes an individual who has given outstanding service to the Society and/or practice of anesthesia.

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Journal Gazette

122nd Fighter Wing officially changes command

The 50-year-old retiring airman choked back tears as he handed over the reigns of Fort Wayne's Air National Guard base during a Change of Command ceremony before about 700 personnel, family members and others at the 122nd Fighter Wing, 3005 Ferguson Road.

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