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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.


Air Force 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.


Army, AF leaders: Lack of resources jeopardizes national defense

Army and Air Force senior leaders spoke with one message to the Senate Armed Services Committee March 18, and the message was clear – it’s time for tough decisions.


Service officials: Infrastructure funding level poses risk

Service officials responsible for infrastructure described for Congress March 17, a need throughout the Defense Department for infrastructure reduction and improved funding for military construction.


AF leaders: End sequestration or lose tomorrow’s fight

The devastating effects of continued sequestration-level funding were the topic of discussion during a House Armed Services Committee hearing with the senior leaders of all military branches March 17.


First AF female general paves way for military women

Jeanne M. Holm was the first woman in the armed forces to be promoted to the rank of major general in 1973, and is credited as single driving force in achieving parity for military women and making them a viable part of the mainstream military.


Service members involved in UH-60 crash identified

It is with a heavy heart that the U.S. Marine Corps Forces, U.S. Special Operations Command and the Louisiana National Guard formally announced the names of the seven Marines and four Soldiers who died in an Army UH-60 Black Hawk crash near Eglin Air Force Base, at approximately 8:30 p.m., March 10.


Lakenheath Airman rescues allies, earns Airman's Medal

Staff Sgt. Greggory Swarz, a 492nd Aircraft Maintenance Unit electrical environmental systems specialist, was awarded the Airman's Medal for saving the lives of three French airmen after a Hellenic air force F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed into the parking ramp at Los Llanos Air Base, Spain, during Tactical Leadership Program 15-1, Jan. 26.


Women play huge role in World War II aviation efforts

The Air Force's acceptance of women into the force dates back to long before the first "Women's History Week" celebration in 1978. In 1942, the U.S. Army Air Corps (USAAC) took the unheard-of step of forming and employing two women's aviation units. That same year, a unit of flight nurses who had not yet quite finished their training, were sent into North Africa on Christmas Day following the Allied invasion in November of that year.


Air Force 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.

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