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Tech Report: Hurricane Hunters

The Hurricane Hunters of the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron use high-tech equipment called a “dropsonde” to aid in the forecasting of hurricanes and other tropical storms.


Forced distribution driving more promotions for top performers

Results of the first promotion board using the forced distribution process were released May 25, highlighting a close connection between commander recommendations and those selected for promotion.


That others may live: Silver Star medal for fallen Airman, son

Capt. Matthew Roland, of the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron, posthumously received the Silver Star on June 1 for actions taken during an ambush Aug. 26, 2015, in Afghanistan. Roland's family accepted the decoration on behalf of the fallen special tactics officer.


Forever family, never forgotten

A mother watched as her 2-year-old, blonde-haired, blue-eyed boy stood in the middle of Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day, hugging the gravestone of his father who had died five months prior. With heavy hearts, the two journeyed from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, to meet others who understood their loss.


CHIEFchat: EPRs heading in the right direction

The Air Force’s top enlisted leader addressed the new enlisted performance report and gave insight to feedback he’s received during his latest edition of CHIEFchat at the Defense Media Activity on Fort George G. Meade. Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody encouraged Airmen to forget about the old EPR system and to embrace the new.


AF releases Air Superiority 2030 Flight Plan

The Air Force released a flight plan directing development activity as a result of a yearlong study focused on developing capability options to ensure joint force air superiority in 2030 and beyond.


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.

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