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U.S. Air Force Maj. Justin Elliott, Air Force Strategic Policy fellow, was recorded while presenting a briefing at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas on Feb. 22, 2018.  Elliott’s briefing, sharing an aviator’s perspective on physiological events in flight, is now being integrated into student undergraduate pilot training across Air Education and Training Command bases.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Melissa Peterson) Test pilot briefs T-6 nation
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas—An F-16 Fighting Falcon’s sustained 9 g-force break turn is no small matter on a normal day.  Imagine yourself there. Your head weighs 180 pounds and your arms are pinned to the stick and throttle; let go of your breath the wrong way, and you watch the world fade from gray to black in an instant.  Now add to
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Airman 1st Class Guor Maker Former slave, two-time Olympian becomes an Airman
After enduring countless hardships and overcoming unimaginable obstacles, Airman 1st Class Guor Maker, a dental assistant currently in technical training, found his way out of war-torn South Sudan, Africa and into the U.S. nearly 20 years ago.
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Default Air Force Logo 19th Air Force commander directs T-6 operational pause
The 19th Air Force commander has issued an operational pause for all T-6 Texan II operations to ensure aircrew safety after a cluster of unexplained physiological events occurred at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, Vance AFB, Oklahoma, and Sheppard AFB, Texas within the last week.
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Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, T-1 Government charge card required for Air Force travel
A recent change to a Defense Department travel instruction strengthens enforcement of an Air Force policy that requires travelers to use a Government Travel Charge Card, also known as an Individual Billing Account.
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An instructor pilot and student pilot from the 37th Flying Training Squadron prepare for a flight Sept. 28, 2017, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. Instructor pilots fly with the student pilots on almost every flight to provide immediate feedback and help with any grading and teaching the students may need. An IP can fly up to three times in one day, with each flight reaching almost three hours of total flight-time. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keith Holcomb) AF awards recognize pilot excellence
With a continued focus on solving the pilot retention problem and maintaining air dominance, Air Force senior leaders look to celebrate the culture and flying expertise of their pilots.
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Air Force officials have released the 2017 Air Force Handbook 1, Airman and the Enlisted Promotions Study Guides. (Courtesy photo) AF officials release 2017 Air Force Handbook 1, Airman and enlisted promotion study guides
Air Force officials have released the 2017 Air Force Handbook 1, Airman and the Enlisted Promotions Study Guides. AFH-1 is available at and also on every Airman’s government computer desktop. To find AFH-1 on Air Force e-publishing, search for AFHandbook1.
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Harencak to graduates: ‘It’s just the end of the beginning’ Harencak to graduates: ‘It’s just the end of the beginning’
Maj. Gen. Garrett Harencak, Air Force Recruiting Service commander, congratulated and addressed the Air Force’s and partner nations’ newest aviators during the Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 17-15’s graduation ceremony, Sept. 29 at the Kaye Auditorium here.
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Default Air Force Logo Retired AF pilots welcomed back on active duty
Retired Air Force pilots holding Air Force Specialty Code 11X are encouraged to apply for the Voluntary Retired Return to Active Duty Program in order to fill rated staff positions to help alleviate the existing manning shortages within the Air Force rated pilot community.
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Air Force expands Career Intermission Program opportunities AF expands Career Intermission Program opportunities
The Air Force has changed the Career Intermission Program to expand participation opportunities for Airmen from one application window each year to three. In addition, Airmen with humanitarian circumstances may submit out-of-cycle CIP applications, as can dual-military married Airmen when a join spouse assignment cannot be supported, provided they meet CIP eligibility criteria. If desired, the Air Force Personnel Center will expedite the CIP application.
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Master sergeants to use 2015 promotion study guide for testing Master sergeants to use 2015 promotion study guide for testing
Master sergeants testing for promotion in the 18E8 promotion cycle will use the 2015 versions of Air Force Handbook 1 and professional development guide as study reference material, effective immediately.
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