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Airman says forget it and jumps out of C-130, still missing

EDITOR’S NOTE:  This was written with an intent to soften the blow on a story all the details have not been released on.  We apologize if not everyone appreciates the humor, and we promise, we want nothing but the safety of the missing Airman and we hope he is found.   On Tuesday, Nov. 5, …

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Air Force Academy cadet helps save downed pilot and suicidal man, in one week

A U.S. Air Force Academy cadet talked a suicidal man off a Colorado overpass and located a downed aircraft in California in two unrelated events within a 72-hour time span. Cadet 3rd Class Jack Bell, a licensed pilot, was flying a Cirrus SR-22 aircraft with his brother, sister and a fellow cadet toward Monterey, California, Feb. 18 when air traffic control notified him …

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Surgical team on front lines of ISIS war to receive Bronze Stars

The Air Force will award Bronze Stars to five Special Operations Surgical Team airmen next week, including four who saved many lives under grueling conditions on the front lines of the war against the Islamic State in 2016. The awards ― the military’s fourth-highest combat medal for heroism ― will be presented Feb. 13 at the University of Alabama …

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Air Force Reserve makes it easier for airmen to complete transition program

Air Force Reserve Command has tweaked it’s policies to make it easier for airmen to meet they’re mandatory transition requirements. Those in the Air Force Reserve who have been on orders for at least 180 consecutive days are mandated by Congress to complete the Transition Assistance Program before they’re orders end, according to the Reserve …

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A-10

Air Force grounded dozens of A-10s in November after hypoxia incidents

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base grounded 28 of its A-10 aircraft after two pilots reported physiological incidents while flying. During the week of Nov. 27, two A-10 Thunderbolt II pilots at the Arizona base said they experienced hypoxia-like symptoms, where an oxygen deficiency can cause impairment and loss of consciousness. In both cases, the A-10’s backup …

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