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97th Hosts Texoma IG Professional Development Seminar

Story by SrA Cody Dowell on 09/24/2019 Every Air Force installation operates like a well-oiled machine, requiring multiple mechanisms to make it run. One component in particular is the IG office, which is in charge of ensuring units are operating at their highest potential for peak mission accomplishment. The 97th
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Mission-ready has become mission-first at any cost

Story by A1C OctaviusOctavius Thompson on 09/20/2019 During the Resilience Tactical Pause last month, I had the chance to reflect on resiliency and the state of today's Air Force. To me, it seems our status of always being ready turned into the mission coming first at any cost. The missio
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Air Force announces newest Red Tail: T-7A Red Hawk'

Story by Capt. Jacob Bailey on 09/16/2019 NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. (AFNS) -- The Air Force's all-new advanced trainer aircraft, the T-X, has officially been named the T-7A Red Hawk. Acting Secretary of the Air Force Matthew Donovan made the announcement during his speech at the 2019 Air Force Association's Air,
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Then and now: How pilot training has changed

Story by A1C OctaviusOctavius Thompson on 08/09/2019 Pilot training is constantly changing to ensure students have an environment where they not only learn to fly, but to adapt and quickly out-think their enemies. With senior leadership making innovation a priority, the Air Force has changed how Airmen are trained and
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XLer of the week: Alejandro Alvarado

Story by A1C Anne McCready on 08/05/2019 Alejandro Alvarado, 47th Contracting Flight contracting officer, was chosen by wing leadership to be the "XLer of the Week", for the week of March 25, 2019, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The "XLer" award, presented by Col. Lee Gentile, 47th FTW commander,
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XLer of the week: Alejandro Alvarado

Story by A1C Anne McCready on 08/05/2019 Alejandro Alvarado, 47th Contracting Flight contracting officer, was chosen by wing leadership to be the "XLer of the Week", for the week of March 25, 2019, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The "XLer" award, presented by Col. Lee Gentile, 47th FTW commander,
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Third Air Force commander's mission and vision

Story by A1C Brandon Esau on 06/07/2019 Every leader throughout the course of history has had to live up to the task of gathering information coming at them from all sides, know the strengths and weaknesses of the people they surround themselves with and then take action. Critical decision making
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Grissom personnel help support Yellow Ribbon event

Story by TSgt Benjamin Mota on 06/02/2019 Having supported nearly every major contingency since Operation Desert Storm, the 434th Air Refueling Wing at Grissom Air Reserve Base, Ind. is no stranger to deployments, but a recent opportunity allowed members of the unit to provide support in another way. Eighteen Airme
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Offutt flood recovery operations continue

Story by SrA Jacob Skovo-Lane on 04/23/2019 Offutt Air Force Base continues recovery operations following flooding of the base that began March 15, 2019. The water, which at one point covered one-third of the base, has receded significantly and the Emergency Operations Center was re-designated as the Recovery Operations Center.
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AcqDemo's CAS2Net 2.0 almost didn't happen

The CAS2Net 2.0 upgrade took 20 years, but it got a brain transplant for its 20th anniversary. by Steve Stark The AcqDemo Program Office's rollout of CAS2Net 2.0 may not exactly be cause to break out a $200-plus bottle of Cristal champagne, but for those in the AcqDemo system, the
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K-9 handler reenlists with partner at his side

Story by Amn Zoe Perkins on 04/04/2019 "So help me God," he recited, with his right hand raised and four-legged partner standing by his side. This American Airman just agreed to serve another four years in the world's greatest Air Force. On Jan. 23, 2018, Staff Sgt. Jose R. Fernandez,
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