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AF veterans reveal what Veterans Day means to them

The day when nearly 70 bullets riddled his HH-3E Jolly Green Giant rescue helicopter as his crew tried to save two Airmen during the Vietnam War remains vivid for retired Chief Master Sgt. Dennis Richardson. It was March 14, 1968, and Richardson, a flight engineer at the time, and others were called out to retrieve the Airmen after their F-4 Phantom II had been shot down.


AF strengthens ties with community through partnership program

The Air Force Community Partnership Program (AFCP), one of the 13 Make Every Dollar Count initiatives launched by the Air Force, is currently working with 51 installations and local communities to improve and strengthen community and Air Force partnerships.


Cadet earns top Civil Air Patrol honor

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III presented the General Carl A. Spaatz Award to Cadet Col. Matthew Jackson, a Civil Air Patrol cadet, during a Nov. 9 ceremony at the Pentagon.


AF leaders release Veterans Day message

Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody have issued a Veterans Day message to Airmen.


November issue of Airman magazine now available

The November issue of Airman magazine is now available to download and is viewable through a Web browser.


Doolittle Raider honored with shadow box

Lt. Col. Richard E. Cole, one of two surviving members of the Doolittle Raiders, just turned 100 years old in September. He is as lively as ever and received a shadow box during his visit, Nov. 5.


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.


First Italian F-35 mission highlights partnerships

Two Italian pilots completed their initial F-35 Lightning II training flights Nov. 5 at Luke Air Force Base, marking the first F-35 flights under control of Italian pilots.


Air Force, Afghan senior leaders discuss defense training

Heidi H. Grant, the Air Force’s deputy undersecretary for international affairs, met with Afghan Maj. Gen. Ghulam Sakhi, of the Afghanistan Ministry of Defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, and several of his Afghan delegation members during an Oct. 27 visit to the Pentagon.


F-35A successfully fires first airborne shots

For the first time, an F-35A Lightning II successfully fired the four-barrel 25 mm GAU-22/A Gatling gun while in flight Oct. 30.

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