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Volunteers commemorate Memorial Day, raise 675 American flags

An Army systems engineer brought more than 80 Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and civilians from around the National Capital Region together May 24-26 to raise 675 American flags at the Pentagon in honor of Memorial Day.


AF Week in Photos

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.


Edge of space emergency tests aviator’s skills

Maj. Jack Nelson, a U-2 pilot, received the 2015 Koren Kolligian Jr. Trophy during a ceremony May 25 at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., for his efforts in avoiding a flight mishap.


KC-46s set to arrive at first basing locations by late 2017

KC-46 Pegasus aircraft are now expected to arrive at their first basing locations by late summer or early fall 2017.


5,000-plus selected for promotion to master sergeant

The Air Force has selected 5,109 technical sergeants for promotion to master sergeant out of the 21,504 eligible.


AF defers promotion, re-enlistment ineligibility policy tied to enlisted distance learning completion

The Air Force has deferred the effective date for promotion and re-enlistment eligibility associated with the Air Force policy to complete enlisted professional military education distance learning courses within 12 months of enrollment until Jan. 1.


Chief becomes first AF E-9 to graduate Ranger School

The average U.S. Army Ranger School student is in the rank of E-4 through E-6 on the enlisted side and O-1 through O-3 for the officers. Most are between 19 and 27 years old, and only about 21 Airmen graduate each year. Then there are candidates like 39-year-old Chief Master Sgt. William Speck, who in April, became the first Air Force chief master sergeant to graduate from Ranger School.


AF Week in Photos

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.


Air Force applies new EPA guidance

The Air Force will apply new Environmental Protection Agency guidance for perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) to its ongoing effort to determine if water supplies at its U.S. installations and in local communities are at risk for contamination.


Air Force changes utility allowance for privatized housing residents

The Air Force revised its utility allowance policy May 18 to ensure quality on-base housing for military families and continue to cover utility costs for the average energy consumer.

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