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Welcome home SSgt Condiff! Air Force Special Tactics

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For over 70 years, Civil Engineers have led the way in building the U.S. Air Force into the most dominant Air Force in the world.

This video captures the enormous contributions of those who are a part of the CE career field (engineers, EOD technicians, firefighters, emergency managers, and more!) who build, maintain and enhance our installations each and every day.

Without them, there would be no Air Force.

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No matter what, there's one thing all Airmen have in common; the experience of United States Air Force Basic Military Training.

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DYK: Aircraft have lifespans! Like humans, they require check-ups in the form of maintenance inspections to prolong their ability to fly. These "checks" prevent in-flight system failures which ultimately protects aircrew and passengers. Learn more from the 86th Maintenance Squadron at Ramstein Air Base, Germany on what it takes to correct issues so aircraft can stay airborne.

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WATCH: United States Air Force pilots talk about the importance of Exercise Saber Strike 18 as they refuel over the Baltic Sea on June 18, 2018.

Saber Strike 18 is a long-standing training exercise designed to enhance interoperability between the U.S. and our allies. The training focused on improving land and air operational capabilities between the U.S. and our NATO allies.

(U.S. Air National Guard video by: Master Sgt. Wolfram M. Stumpf)

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Check out some shots from yesterday's All-Star Armed Services Classic Championship softball game in Washington, D.C. This event, part of MLB’s All-Star Week, pays tribute to the men and women of the Armed Forces. Washington Nationals U.S. Army

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Air Force and U.S. Army coed softball teams render military honors during the playing of the National Anthem during the All-Star Armed Services Classic Championship softball game, Washington, D.C., July 13, 2018. This event, part of MLB’s All-Star Week, pays tribute to the men and women of the Armed Forces. Washington Nationals

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Great way to lead by example!

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The United States Air Force is facing a pilot shortage.

To help solve the challenge, the Aircrew Crisis Task Force was recently created to provide strategic direction and actionable recommendations to senior leaders on how to solve the aircrew manning crisis.

FULL STORY: https://go.usa.gov/xUb3z

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Your United States Air Force news:

✓ A B-52 crew assists in a search and rescue operation off the coast of Guam

✓ An Afghan pilot class graduates in the Czech Republic

✓ The Air Force is using innovative approaches to training pilots to make the process faster and more efficient

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Now that’s how weathermen work! Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunters fly weather reconnaissance missions into Tropical Storm Chris and Tropical Storm Beryl.

http://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1569944/hurricane-hunters-fly-tropical-storms-beryl-chris/

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The F-22 Raptor's combination of stealth, supercruise, maneuverability, and integrated avionics, coupled with improved supportability, represents an exponential leap in warfighting capabilities. The F-22 cannot be matched by any known or projected fighter aircraft.

Maintaining these aircraft can involve a bit of a learning curve. Airmen at KadenaAirBase use past technology to help learn how to work with the undefeated Raptor.

FULL STORY: http://www.kadena.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1567295/hard-to-raptor-head-around/

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The B-52 Stratofortress has sniper pods that provide improved long-range target detection/identification and continuous stabilize surveillance for all missions, including close air support of ground forces.

Air Force Global Strike Command crew members on a B-52 were able to spot a historic Pacific Island style canoe so that the U.S. Coast Guard could rescue the six passengers!

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For the past 60 years, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, has continually helped us maintain a technological edge against our advarsaries.

Together with the Air Force Research Laboratory - AFRL, a fusion of ideas is leading to newly highlighted innovations.

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SOUND ON!

Celebrate freedom with the sound of freedom!

Happy Independence Day!

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