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Forging the KC-46: New training center opens to prepare tanker aircrews

A new training center for the KC-46 Pegasus was officially dedicated at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, Aug. 30, along with the activation of the 56th Air Refueling Squadron, which will be the formal training unit for the Air Force’s next-generation refueling aircraft.


Updated EPME reenlistment, promotion eligibility policy takes effect in January

The Air Force’s updated reenlistment and promotion eligibility policy, which goes into effect Jan. 1, 2017, requires Airmen to complete their enlisted professional military education distance learning course within 12 months of the date they are notified by Air Force Personnel Center or automatically be rendered ineligible to reenlist, extend or promote until the requirement is met.


Yesterday’s Air Force: Archie Williams

As an Olympic gold medalist and command pilot, Lt. Col. Archie Williams proved time and again his skill, discipline and determination were among the best.


AF opens enlisted RPA pilot program to all AFSCs

Using a phased-application approach, Air Force senior leaders are casting a wider net to ensure more active-duty enlisted Airmen are eligible to apply for the service’s RQ-4 Global Hawk remotely piloted aircraft program, a Pentagon official said Aug. 29.


Air Force officials welcome new vice chief of staff, honor Vietnam War vets

Air Force Undersecretary Lisa S. Disbrow and Chief of Staff Gen. Dave Goldfein welcomed Gen. Stephen W. Wilson as the service’s new vice chief of staff at a reception Aug. 26 at the Fort Myer Officers’ Club in Virginia.


Luke receives Air Force’s 100th F-35 on heels of IOC announcement, unit activation

The F-35 Lightning II program took another huge step forward Aug. 26 when the Air Force’s 100th F-35, designated AF-100, arrived at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, following the recent announcement of the fifth-generation jet fighter’s initial operational capability.


James: AF, nation succeed when women are successful

In her Women’s Equality Day message, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James talks about how the success of women contribute to the success of the Air Force and nation.


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.


FYI: Post-9/11 GI Bill transfer

In this recent episode of FYI, Tech. Sgt. Holly Roberts-Davis discusses how to transfer Post-9/11 GI Bill education benefits to dependents.


AF selects 16,506 for promotion to staff sergeant

Out of the 39,064 eligible senior airmen, 16,506 were selected for promotion to staff sergeant, Air

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