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Nov. 13, 2017

Dual-Status Air Reserve Technicians Perform Vital Roles

Air reserve technicians are Air Force reservists who serve in a dual status for the Defense Department who play a vital role in providing unit stability.

Nov. 9, 2017

Military Aviation Leaders Discuss Readiness, Urge Budget Certainty

Top aviation military officials from the four services addressed Congress on aviation readiness, all underscoring the urgent need for predictable budgets.

Nov. 1, 2017

Honor Guard Brings New Perspective for Airman

A Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., noncommissioned officer in charge of the honor guard's Delta Flight said the final handing off of the flag to the next of kin can be one of the most memorable parts of a military funeral.

Oct. 27, 2017

Project Maven Industry Day Pursues Artificial Intelligence for DoD Challenges

Project Maven, which aims to turn the enormous volume of data available to the Defense Department into actionable intelligence and insights, recently hosted an industry day with more than 100 companies attending.

Oct. 24, 2017

Combat Search, Rescue Exercise Pacific Thunder Begins in South Korea

More than 20 U.S. Air Force squadrons and nine South Korean air wings are involved in Exercise Pacific Thunder 18-1, giving the 25th Fighter Squadron and the 33rd and 31st Rescue Squadrons opportunities to train in simulated combat search and rescue missions all while working alongside their South Korean counterparts.

Oct. 20, 2017

U.S., Philippine Airmen Join Forces for Pacific Responder 17

Airmen with the 36th Contingency Response Group and the Philippine air force members participated in the first Pacific Responder exercise held at Anderson Air Force Base, Guam.

Oct. 20, 2017

Face of Defense: Former Instructor Returns to Classroom to Ease Shortage

An Air Force master sergeant at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., volunteered to return to the classroom to teach leadership to younger airmen, stepping away from his regular duties with the 628th Medical Group. Air Force Master Sgt. Darryl Lane helps prepare senior airmen to be professional leaders who can supervise Air Force teams.

Oct. 17, 2017

Air Force Squadron in Louisiana Serves as 'Sentinels of the Gulf'

The 26th Operational Weather Squadron at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana operates day and night to track the weather and watch for possible weather threats in the Southeast, a region that includes 13 states and 151 military installations.

Oct. 17, 2017

Face of Defense: Airman Earns Senior-Rated Parachutist Badge

Air Force Tech. Sgt. Joe Ostrum, 820th Combat Operations Squadron personal parachute program manager, completed the final requirement to obtain a senior rating by fulfilling jumpmaster duties during a static-line jump. Ostrum earned the coveted senior-rated parachutist badge, joining the ranks of the Air Force's most experienced jumpmasters.

Oct. 13, 2017

DoD Announces Policies Affecting Foreign Nationals Entering Military

The Defense Department is releasing two policies that will affect foreign nationals entering the military or who are already in the military, the DoD’s chief of accessions said.

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