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U.S.A.F. Thunderbirds Best of the Best

According to the group's operations officer, Major Tyler Ellison, Thunderbirds pilots need at least 10 years of experience and up to 1,000 hours of flight time to even be considered.

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Fri Aug 22, 2014

Aerotech News And Review

Range safety engineer named CAFA Civilian of the Year

Andrew Hansen, 412th Test Wing Range Safety engineer, was named the U.S. Air Force Civilian of the Year for 2014 by the California Air Force Association.

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Robins Rev-up

SecAF makes first visit to Robins Air Force Base

Deborah Lee James is the 23rd Secretary of the Air Force with more than 30 years of defense experience, both in government and in the private sector.

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Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Air Force opens doors to older recruits

Men and women pushing 40 and considering a career change have an unexpected new option - the U.S. Air Force.

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Brandon Sun

Cascade Aerospace's striking workers vote in favour of 4-yr pact, return Monday

Unionized workers at Cascade Aerospace will return to work on Monday after voting to accept a new four-year contract that contains wage increases and improved job security clauses, among other things.

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KDLT-TV Sioux Falls

Morning Crew Takes The Air Guard Challenge

Have you ever wondered what's it's like to be in the Air National Guard? A new, interactive experience traveling the country offers a hands-on approach to life in the Air Guard.

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BroadwayWorld.com

2001: A Space Odyssey Comes to the Air Force Museum Theatre, 8/24

The Air Force Museum Theatre's Hollywood series continues on Sunday, August 24th with the classic film 2001: A Space Odyssey.

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The Detroit News

Selfridge A-10's outlook cloudy as air show approaches

While Congress decided this spring against an Air Force plan to retire the A-10 fighter jet -- including 18 in service at Selfridge -- the "Warthog" isn't entirely safe from the budget ax, lawmakers and military experts say.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

Knoxville News Sentinel

Veterans Honor Guard celebrates 20 years Having recently celebrated...

Adria Amos/Special to the News Sentinel East Tennessee Veterans Honor Guard founding member Earl Fortner, far right back, presents the United States Air Force flag during services for Rodney Bazzie, fellow Air Force veteran, at East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery on Aug. 12. Also pictured, from left, are Danny Buchanan, pastor at Freedom Baptist ... (more)

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Valley News Live

Fargo Airport Creating Own Fire Force

A lost flying mission for the Air National Guard has forced Hector International Airport to build its own fire department.

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Wenatchee World

Mark Guy Atkinson

He was surrounded by his wife and children as he drew his last breath to freedom.

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The Times

New Barksdale commander Goodwin settling inNew Barksdale commander...

New Barksdale commander Goodwin settling in Col. Kristin Goodwin is still settling in and getting used to being in the public eye.

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Autoblog

USAF grounds over half of two-seat F-16 fleet

The United States Air Force has taken the dramatic step of grounding over half of an entire variant of one of its most well-known planes the F-16 Fighting Falcon .

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KSTP

As US Airstrikes in Iraq Grow, Details Stay Thin

America has returned to war, of a sort, in Iraq with airstrikes that have intensified in recent days against Islamic State militants.

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KITV-TV

Aircraft facility named after late U.S. Sen. Inouye

The late U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye led his men through an intense attack and endured the loss of his right arm, but fought on.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

LiveScience

Drone Pilots Suffer PTSD Just Like Those in Combat

A U.S. Air Force MQ-1 Predator flies near the Southern California Logistics Airport in Victorville, Calififornia, on Jan. 7, 2012.

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MilitaryCity.com

Pentagon tells international partners to inspect F-16B fleet for cracks

As the Pentagon works to analyze and repair widespread cracks in its F-16D fleet, it is recommending that partner nations closely inspect their F-16B and D models.

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Los Angeles Times

Air Force grounds 82 F-16 fighter jets after cracks found near cockpit

An F-16D Fighting Falcon flies over Guam in 2011 during an exercise. The Air Force has temporarily grounded 82 of its aging F-16 fighter jets after structural cracks were found near the cockpits.

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WRDW-TV Augusta

Loud plane noises heard Wednesday afternoon, evening

The training is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m., Fort Gordon said. The aircraft involved are Air Force Reserve C-130 cargo planes from Marietta.

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The Trussville Tribune

Sheriff's office asks for help for sergeant battling leukemia

Having served 20 years in the United States Air Force and nearly 20 years as a deputy sheriff with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, he has made service his life's work.

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