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SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany (AFNS) — The U.S. Air Force has deployed one squadron of F-35A Lightning II fighter aircraft, airmen and associated equipment to Spangdahlem Air Base, from the 388th Fighter Wing and the Air Force Reserve 419th FW, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, to participate in…

WASHINGTON — Veterans who were exposed to radiation in the military between 1945 and 1992 are eligible to apply for the newly created Atomic Veterans Service Certificate signed by Acting Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan.

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. (AFNS) -- The U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight team conducted a flyover in honor of the 75th anniversary of D-Day and the last celebration at the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Va., June 6.

OKLAHOMA CITY — The legislative session has concluded, and the aviation and aerospace industry in Oklahoma benefited from several bills ensuring the viability of the state’s second largest industry.

SHAWNEE — Members of Oklahoma’s congressional delegation spoke Saturday at a Q&A session at the Oklahoma Press Association Convention at the Grand Casino Hotel & Resort.

JOINT BASE SAN ANTO­NIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Nineteenth Air Force hosted a forum of experts from both in and outside the Department of Defense as part of the on-going process to improve the safety of the T-6 On-Board Oxygen Generating Systems during a conference May 29-30 here.

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. (AFNS) -- Air University’s Squadron Officer School students pitched their initial ideas on how to better certain processes within the Air Force to Col. Wayne Straw, the school’s commandant, and a panel of subject matter experts, May 31, at Maxwell Air Force Base,…

KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. (AFNS) — The Military Training Leader course at Keesler Air Force Base is responsible for training approximately 120 MTLs per year. Those MTLs are then responsible for training approximately 30,000 airmen in 49 different locations that fall under Air Education a…

Carry the Flame, a nonprofit motorcycle group that rides in honor of veterans, service members and their families, will host a flame-passing ceremony, flag retirement and Rose Day ceremony 10 a.m. Saturday at Woodring Wall of Honor and Veterans Park, 1026 S. 66th.

ENID — Enid’s Summer Chautauqua in the Park is back again for its 25th year, running through Saturday at Humphrey Heritage Village at Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center.

ENID — Ernest Leierer’s 22nd birthday started out like any other day at his Army Air Corps Base in England. By the end of that day, Leierer was in France, in Eisenhower’s “Great Crusade” to liberate Europe.

ENID — Salvation Army of Enid will be celebrating National Doughnut Day with free doughnuts for the community on Friday, recalling a tradition that goes back to the trenches of the Western Front in the First World War.

Col. Paul Filcek, who is currently vice commander of the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex, will assume command during a ceremony at 9 a.m. today at Tinker Air Force Base.

JOINT BASE LANG­LEY-EUSTIS, Va. — Flight equipment is on its way through a major overhaul. The biggest change coming to the equipment is it is being designed with measurements from female aviators.

SHEPPARD AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — The 80th Operations Support Squadron hosted the first ever White Jet OSS Summit at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, May 7-8, 2019.

TINKER AIR FORCE BASE (AFNS) — Reserve Citizen airmen from the 507th Air Refueling Wing joined approximately 10,000 U.S. military personnel participating in exercise Northern Edge 2019, a joint training exercise hosted by U.S. Pacific Air Forces on and above the central Alaska ranges and the…

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah (AFNS) -- The Air Force has deployed one squadron of F-35A Lightning II fighter jets, Airmen and associated equipment to Aviano Air Base, Italy, from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings, at Hill AFB, Utah, to participate in exercises and conduct training with other Eu…

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AFNS) — While June 21 is the official beginning of summer, Memorial Day weekend acts as the unofficial kickoff to the summer season for many Air Force families. The weather is in that sweet spot between not too hot, and not too cold. Many families are enjoying …

ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) — Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson announced the Air Force met its “Century Challenge” milestone this month, cutting 100.5 years of unnecessary schedule from existing weapons development programs since May 2018.

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — Cadet 1st Class Ryan Howe will be the first to admit he didn’t plan on attending the Air Force Academy but a fateful trip to the mechanical laboratory during Parents’ Weekend piqued his curiosity, and he applied.

WASHINGTO — Boastful on the occasion of Memorial Day, President Donald Trump and his Veterans Affairs secretary are claiming full credit for health care improvements that were underway before they took office.

GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas (AFNS) — Many of you have probably been in a situation where nothing seems to be going right and every step you move forward, something hits you in the face, knocking you two steps back. In these moments, your biggest adversary becomes your own mind.

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. — A quiet and still corridor is safely tucked away at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis. A tender-hearted man scrubs his hands with soapy water before entering one of the dimly lit hideaways.

ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) — Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson announced a contract with Massachusetts Institute of Technology, May 20, focused on accelerating artificial intelligence technologies through fundamental research in computational intelligence, reasoning, decision-making, auto…

Woodring Wall of Honor and Veterans Park, 1026 S. 66th, has planned celebrations in honor of Memorial Day, with the Red Dirt Run of Honor on Saturday and the annual Memorial Day ceremony at the Veterans Park on Monday.

MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho — Thompson, a 366th Munitions Squadron aerospace ground equipment mechanic, recently received news that his dreams will come true by earning entry into the Airman Scholarship Commissioning Program because of his outstanding servitude, pursuit of betterment…

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala.(AFNS) — As the U.S. Air Force’s pinnacle institution, Air University leverages select airmen for a two-year developmental opportunity on campus as part of the AU Fellows program.

BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. (AFNS) — In the cockpit of “Wise Guy,” a B-52H Stratofortress which had been baking in the Arizona sun at the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group since 2008, is a note that reads: “AMARG, this is 60-034, a cold warrior that stood sentinel over Ame…

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AFNS) — The 325th Fighter Wing is approaching the conclusion of Combat Archer 19-8 that was conducted in conjunction with the on-going Checkered Flag 19-1 exercise at Tyndall Air Force Base, May 6-17.

The stump outside my house was the perfect place for chopping up earthworms. At least 2 feet in diameter, there was enough room across its ringed surface for me to sit and slice at the same time.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congresswomen who have served in the military are setting up a new caucus to support the nation’s growing ranks of female service members, and they’re looking for clout, too, in American politics.

ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) — The Air Force announced the spouse re-licensure reimbursement program, May 15, which would provide financial relief up to $500 to Airmen whose spouses must obtain state occupational re-licensures or re-certifications during a permanent change of station or assignment …

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