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Veteran Looks to Strengthen, Protect Sheppard Air Force Base

Sheppard Air Force Base

Jon Larvick knows a thing or two about what it takes to get an aircraft off the ground. Having spent more than 20 years in the Air Force as an aircraft maintenance officer as well as a fuels distributor in logistics, he understands all the moving parts and different missions involved from start to finish to launch a jet. That intricate knowledg... more

Thunderbird Pilot Avoided Hitting Home before Ditching Jet

The Thunderbirds aircraft that crashed in a field near the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Photo courtesy Cece Beynon.)

DENVER — A Thunderbirds pilot who ditched his jet moments after flying over the Air Force Academy's commencement ceremony reported engine trouble and told air traffic controllers he was aiming the plane away from a home before he ejected safely into a field. Maj. Alex Turner of Chelmsford, Massachusetts had just flown over the crowd watching ... more

Air Force Describes Jets' Role in New War

		F-35A Lightning II

At a time when war with China is talked about as a future possibility, the deputy director for air and cyberspace operations at Pacific Air Forces gave a rare look at how advanced fifth-generation aircraft -- the F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning II among them -- could lead the air campaign in a conflict in the region. Col. Max Marosko, in an arti... more

Upstate Woman to Become Top Enlisted Airman in NY Air Guard

Chief Master Sgt. Amy R. Giaquinto (U.S. Air Force photo)

ALBANY, N.Y. — A veteran of the war in Afghanistan is set to become the first woman to hold the top enlisted airman's position in the New York Air National Guard. State Division of Military and Naval Affairs officials say Chief Master Sgt. Amy Gianquinto of Ballston Spa in Saratoga County will formally take over the position of command chief ma... more

AF Career Intermission Program

The U.S. Air Force is accepting applications for the Career Intermission Program (CIP) through Sept. 12 from active-duty and career status active Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve Airmen. CIP provides Airmen the opportunity for a one-time temporary transition from active duty to the Individual Ready Reserve for up to three years to meet p... more

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