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Staff Sgt. Andrew SarverA U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II fighter jet performs during the California International Airshow in Salinas, California, Oct. 30, 2021. The F-35A, produced by Lockeed Martin, is a fifth generation multi-role fighter platform. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Andrew D. Sarver)

Guam group fights Air Force plan to blow up bombs, munitions

A Guam community group is challenging the U.S. Air Force’s plans to blow up bombs and other waste munitions at a base on the U.S. territory.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue

Pandemic causing long-term recruiting effects for Air Force

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(Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury/U.S. Air Force via AP)In this Aug. 5, 2019 photo released by the U.S. Air Force, an F-35 fighter jet pilot and crew prepare for a mission at Al-Dhafra Air Base in the United Arab Emirates. The Biden administration has put a temporary hold on several major foreign arms sales initiated by former President Donald Trump. Officials say that among the deals being paused is a massive $23 billion transfer of stealth F-35 fighters to the United Arab Emirates. (Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury/U.S. Air Force via AP)

Air Force flyers might be young, but they’ve eventually got to heed the call of nature

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In this photo released by the U.S. Air Force, the crew of a U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer display their mascot from the cockpit window over the Middle East Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021. The U.S. Air Force said Sunday it flew a B-1B strategic bomber over key maritime chokepoints in the Mideast with allies including Israel amid ongoing tensions with Iran as its nuclear deal with world powers remains in tatters. (U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Jerreht Harris via AP)

When the armed services practice air combat, they have to hire their enemies

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Photo courtesy of the Air ForceAirman First Class Brandy Fraher, who is in the final stages of her pregnancy, receives an examination from Major Noreen Burke during a unit training assembly. With restrictions, non flying pregnant Reservists may participate in all UTAs and annual tours until the 34th week of the pregnancy.

Air Force expanding maternity uniform access for airmen

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FILE - DeMarcus Hicks, a recent graduate of nursing school who is working as a contractor with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, gives a person a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine booster shot, Dec. 20, 2021, on the first day of a COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Federal Way, Wash.  The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Jan. 7, 2022, on challenges to whether the Biden administration can order millions of workers at private companies and health care employees be vaccinated for COVID-19. Until the court rules, millions of workers face a patchwork of requirements depending on where they live. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Federal judge rejects Oklahoma lawsuit over National Guard vaccine mandate

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Sharene T. Guilford Brown, Charles Q. Brown Jr.

Air Force spouse creates Five and Thrive program to prioritize military families

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Air Force pushes automated data sharing under draft strategy

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sara Hoerichs)Maj. Philip Becker, 8th Airlift Squadron pilot, left, works with 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Airmen to complete preflight checks at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Aug. 6, 2020. The flight was part of Exercise Long Hammer/Rainier War, a week-long exercise designed to evaluate Team McChord’s ability to conduct airlift operations while complying with real-world COVID-19 pandemic countermeasures. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sara Hoerichs)

Air Force communication squadron redesignated for cyber defense mission

Recently, the Air Force’s 55th communication squadron was redesignated as the 55th Cyber squadron. What does that mean? Well, for one thing, it means the…

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Defense agencies let experience inform planning and programming

DISA staff are using program management tools and principles to monitor and track plans internally, while the Air Force is conducting weekly IT pulse surveys.

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Cyber advisors start to see ‘momentum’ within military services

The advisor positions were created two years ago, but they’re just now starting to make their mark on the military services’ cyberspace budgets and force designs.

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