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Celebration of life planned for ninth CMSAF James C. Binnicker

A celebration of life ceremony will be held at 2 p.m., March 28, 2015, at the Emerald Coast Convention Center in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, to honor the ninth Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James C. Binnicker.


Air Force's first female chief

In 1960, Chief Master Sgt. Grace Peterson became the first female chief master sergeant. She was not only the first female chief master sergeant; she was part of the original group of senior NCOs to be selected for the rank of E-9.


Doolittle Tokyo Raiders to receive Congressional Gold Medal

Seventy-three years ago, 80 men achieved the unimaginable when they took off from an aircraft carrier on a top secret mission to bomb Japan. These men, led by Lt. Col. James H. "Jimmy" Doolittle, came to be known as the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders.


AF releases results of Space Launch Process review

The Air Force announced March 23, that the phase one results of the independent review panel tasked by Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James to review the process for certifying SpaceX as an Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) provider.


Sequestration threatens America’s airpower advantage

Air Force senior leaders testified to the Senate Armed Services Committee Subcommittee on Airland March 19, and said with the return of sequestration-level funding, America’s airpower advantage is increasingly at risk.


AF announces OTS rated selection board results

A total of 228 men and women from across America have earned an opportunity to become Air Force leaders following their selection for an officer's commission, officials announced March 20.


Air Force Mourns the Loss of Ninth Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force

The ninth Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James C. Binnicker passed away March 21 in Calhoun, Ga.


T-X, future T-38 jet replacement, requirements released

Air Force officials released requirements for the T-X trainer aircraft family of systems that will replace the T-38 Talon, March 20.


Kadena Airman awarded Airman's Medal

An Airman from Kadena Air Base was awarded the Airman's Medal at a ceremony March 20.


Air Force COOL program kicks off

The Community College of the Air Force officially launched the Air Force Credentialing Opportunities On-Line program March 16.

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