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Air Force Times
Drone pilot classes double to grow RPA communityThe Air Force is increasing the size of their classrooms to make room to get mo
Drone pilot classes double to grow RPA community
Air Force Times / Posted yesterday
The Air Force is increasing the size of their classrooms to make room to get more drone pilots into the ranks. The 558th Flying Training Squadron, at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, began its first 24-person class on Jan. 11, doubling each... Read more
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Daily Press
ISIS campaign is unjustifiedThe current policies regarding rules of engagement, non-combatant casualties, a
ISIS campaign is unjustified
Daily Press / Posted 2 days ago
The current policies regarding rules of engagement, non-combatant casualties, and emphasis on body count in the war against the Islamic State overly constrain the air campaign, will cause an endless duration to the conflict, misread the Geneva... Read more
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iafrica.com
'Oz should ditch F35s for F22s'A retired Australian air force wing commander has called on Australia to ditch
'Oz should ditch F35s for F22s'
iafrica.com / Posted 6 days ago
A retired Australian air force wing commander has called on Australia to ditch the F-35 fighter jet in favour of the F-22. The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter has endured a wave of criticism over the years over its range, manoeuvrability and more. In... Read more
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Air Force Times
Air Force needs better contractor reviews, watchdog saysThe Air Force needs to improve its reviews of contractor work, the Pentagon’s t
Air Force needs better contractor reviews, watchdog says
Air Force Times / Posted 7 days ago
The Air Force needs to improve its reviews of contractor work, the Pentagon’s top watchdog said, by ensuring there are complete and well-documented evaluations that can help in determining whether a particular business should be re-hired. “Federal... Read more
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Air Force Times
Davis-Monthan AFB too loud, busy, residents claim in lawsuitA few residents living near Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, want the Air
Davis-Monthan AFB too loud, busy, residents claim in lawsuit
Air Force Times / Posted 14 days ago
A few residents living near Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, want the Air Force to reinvestigate whether more military flights are harming their health. Plaintiffs Rita Ornelas, Gary Hunter and Anita Scales filed a complaint in district court... Read more
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Daily Press
Female cadet looks forward to William and Mary graduation, commission into field artillery corpsWILLIAMSBURG — In kindergarten, Jordan Cirenza and her childhood friend pretend
Female cadet looks forward to William and Mary graduation, commission into field artillery corps
Daily Press / Posted 15 days ago
WILLIAMSBURG — In kindergarten, Jordan Cirenza and her childhood friend pretended they were Army soldiers. Her friend's father, a retired Army Special Forces lieutenant colonel and Vietnam veteran, had a footlocker packed with memorabilia from his... Read more
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Air Force Times
Desert Storm marked start of integration for Air Force reservesSince the Gulf War, the role the Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard play
Desert Storm marked start of integration for Air Force reserves
Air Force Times / Posted 17 days ago
Since the Gulf War, the role the Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard play in operations has drastically changed, moving from a back-up component to an integrated and essential part of today’s military. Several active duty service leaders that... Read more
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Air Force Times
Shock and awe 25 years later: what we learned from Desert StormTwenty-five years ago this month, the U.S. launched Operation Desert Storm, des
Shock and awe 25 years later: what we learned from Desert Storm
Air Force Times / Posted 19 days ago
Twenty-five years ago this month, the U.S. launched Operation Desert Storm, designed to drive Saddam Hussein’s Iraqi army out of Kuwait and back into Iraq. The overwhelming military might of the U.S. and its allies, paired with the development of... Read more
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Air Force Times
USAF Vice Chief: ISIS, Russia Prompted Reconsideration of A-10 RetirementWASHINGTON — The spread of the Islamic State group and a resurgent Russia has p
USAF Vice Chief: ISIS, Russia Prompted Reconsideration of A-10 Retirement
Air Force Times / Posted 19 days ago
WASHINGTON — The spread of the Islamic State group and a resurgent Russia has prompted the US Air Force to reconsider immediate plans to retire the A-10 Warthog, according to a top service official. In an exclusive television interview on the Jan.... Read more
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Air Force Times
Which aircraft are most mission readyThe mission-capable rates for the Air Force’s entire fleet of nearly 5,500 airc
Which aircraft are most mission ready
Air Force Times / Posted 20 days ago
The mission-capable rates for the Air Force’s entire fleet of nearly 5,500 aircraft range from 46.98 percent for the B-1B bomber to 100 percent for the C-21C — the executive style jet used to transport senior Air Force brass. According to officials... Read more
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Air Force Times
A-10 retirement indefinitely delayedAs predicted by Air Combat Command commander Gen. Hawk Carlisle in November, th
A-10 retirement indefinitely delayed
Air Force Times / Posted 27 days ago
As predicted by Air Combat Command commander Gen. Hawk Carlisle in November, the Air Force is indefinitely freezing all plans to retire the A-10 Warthog, a warplane many officials, airmen and congressional members have rallied behind since the... Read more
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology
Air Force looks to double number of drone pilotsJan. 09--The U.S. Air Force wants to double the number of units flying drones a
Air Force looks to double number of drone pilots
Aircraft Maintenance Technology / Posted 29 days ago
Jan. 09--The U.S. Air Force wants to double the number of units flying drones and recruit more pilots to decrease the burden on current crews as demand for the missions soars. The Air Force also recently allowed enlisted airmen to become drone... Read more
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Springfield News-Sun
Air Force to double number of drone pilotsThe U.S. Air Force wants to double the number of units flying drones and recrui
Air Force to double number of drone pilots
Springfield News-Sun / Posted a month ago
The U.S. Air Force wants to double the number of units flying drones and recruit more pilots to decrease the burden on current crews as demand for the missions soars. The Air Force also recently allowed enlisted airmen to become drone pilots for the... Read more
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Air Force Times
USAF General Robinson Likely as Next NORTHCOM HeadWASHINGTON — Air Force Gen. Lori Robinson is the Obama administration's likely
USAF General Robinson Likely as Next NORTHCOM Head
Air Force Times / Posted 1 months ago
WASHINGTON — Air Force Gen. Lori Robinson is the Obama administration's likely choice as the next head of US Northern Command, sources say, a move which would make her the first woman to lead a combatant command. Rumors have circulated inside the... Read more
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Air Force Times
Air Force says drone crash in Iraq was an accidentAn MQ-1 Predator drone crashed Thursday in Iraq but was destroyed and is not in
Air Force says drone crash in Iraq was an accident
Air Force Times / Posted 1 months ago
An MQ-1 Predator drone crashed Thursday in Iraq but was destroyed and is not in militant hands, the Air Force said in a news release Friday. The remotely piloted aircraft was flying a combat mission when airmen lost control of the aircraft. The... Read more

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