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Top AF leaders: Happy holidays to all!

The Air Force’s senior leaders send a holiday message to #Airmen  and family members throughout the force.

Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh II and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody thank service members and family members for their dedication and perseverance throughout the year.

They ask everyone to remember those who paid the ultimate price for this country.

“We are enormously privileged to serve with you in the world’s finest Air Force and look forward to a great year ahead in 2014,” Air Force top three leaders said.  “We wish you and yours all the best during this holiday season and throughout the #NewYear .”
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Happy holiday to the force
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F-15C Strike Eagle

Senior Airman Kyle Eisler marshals an #F15C   #StrikeEagle  piloted by Lt. Col. Mark Sadler, Nov. 4, 2013 at Keflavik International Airport, Iceland.
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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Guys
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Fueling the fight 

An F-16 Fighting Falcon receives fuel during an in-air refueling mission July 17, 2013, over Afghanistan. The fuel was provided by a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Marleah Miller) 

#F16   #KC135  
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Yes! The Raptors landing

Three F-22 Raptors during landing at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, #Alaska . The Raptors were flown by Reserve pilots assigned to the 302nd Fighter Squadron during a 477th Fighter Group monthly training weekend. ( #USAF  photo: Tech. Sgt. Dana Rosso)
#F22Raptor   #Pilot
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Now if you were to see an f22 and an a10 warthog you better run like fuck
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Air Force establishes F-35 IOC target

The #AirForce  announced today it expects to declare F-35A Lightning II initial operation capability in December 2016. The announcement was included in a joint report detailing service-specific IOC requirements and dates for each of the F-35 variants that was delivered to Congress today.

Lt. Col. Benjamin Bishop completes #preflight  checks before his first sortie in an #F35A   #lightning  II, March 6, 2013, at #EglinAirForceBase , Fla. Bishop is among the first pilots to begin the official training that began in January.

"The Air Force has spent the last six months looking at our initial capability requirements and the expected availability date. This announcement is exciting news for the Air Force," said Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley. "It highlights to members of Congress, our international partners, and the American public that the program is on track to bring the United States military and our allies this critical capability."
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Long term the STOVL is a very important technology, a must have !  This technology will be in commercial planes as well as personal air-cars, everywhere ! Yes , the costs are staggering, mistakes were made ( computer design decisions instead of flying experiences, incompetent contractors and sub-contractors, corruption, etc. ) but the key is that Young People make sure these technologies end up in consumer products, in exports and sales, from air  - cars to 1.000 passenger planes, everywhere, on the ground  - every - day  economy,  that's the win.
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Have them in circles
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The Arndt Family visits with Santa at the 26th Annual Parents and Children Fighting Cancer #Christmas  party at Joint Base Andrews, Md.
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Happy holiday to the force and to the families
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Always on watch, Red Tailed Hawk at Dover, AFB, Del. 

A red-tailed hawk sits on the winglet of a C-17 Globemaster III Dec. 17, 2013, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. The bird of prey is a frequent visitor at Dover AFB and helps control small pests such as field mice and rabbits. The #C17   #GlobemasterIII  is assigned to the #436th   #Airlift   #Wing . 
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Continue to play a vital functions. Life is alive.
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F-35 Night Flights

The F-35 Integrated Test Force (ITF) is completing a series of night flights, testing the ability to fly the jet safely in instrument meteorological conditions where the pilot has no external visibility references. The ITF, which has the lead on all #F35  mission systems testing, is responsible for five of the six night flights. (Courtesy photo/Tom Reynolds, #LockheedMartin )
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+United States Air Force+ Community Good luck on replacing the A-10 they said the same with the F-16. I know the AF wants to kill the A-10, but that would be a mistake. As a matter of fact the A-10 flew some of the missions, the F-16 was suppose to have flown during Desert Storm...
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Farewell Ceremony
AF honors longest-serving SecAF

Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley addresses the audience during a farewell ceremony, June 21, 2013, at Joint Base Andrews, Md. Donley was confirmed as the 22nd secretary of the Air Force, Oct. 2, 2008. He had been serving as the acting secretary since June of that year, as well as for seven months in 1993, making him the longest-serving secretary of the Air Force in the service’s history. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Carlin Leslie)
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+yiyi chen The new Under Secretary of the Air Force, Eric Fanning will become acting SECAF. He will  serve in that role until the President appoints and the US Senate confirms SECAF Donley's successor.
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New under secretary of the Air Force is sworn during formal ceremony at the Pentagon

Under Secretary of the #AirForce   Eric Fanning was sworn in by Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley during a formal ceremony May 31, 2013, at the #Pentagon  . In his duties, Fanning will be responsible for the efficient and effective management of Air Force resources and serve as the senior Air Force energy official. Additionally, he will serve as the focal point for space operations, policy and acquisition issues on the Air Force staff. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash) 
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National and World Wide Security, no doubt it will be strengthen!
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The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win … in air, space and cyberspace.

To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: developing Airmen, technology to war fighting and integrating operations. These core competencies make our six distinctive capabilities possible.

Air and Space Superiority

With it, joint forces can dominate enemy operations in all dimensions: land, sea, air and space.

Global Attack

Because of technological advances, the Air Force can attack anywhere, anytime and do so quickly and with greater precision than ever before.

Rapid Global Mobility

Being able to respond quickly and decisively anywhere we're needed is key to maintaining rapid global mobility.

Precision Engagement

The essence lies in the ability to apply selective force against specific targets because the nature and variety of future contingencies demand both precise and reliable use of military power with minimal risk and collateral damage.

Information Superiority

The ability of joint force commanders to keep pace with information and incorporate it into a campaign plan is crucial.

Agile Combat Support

Deployment and sustainment are keys to successful operations and cannot be separated. Agile combat support applies to all forces, from those permanently based to contingency buildups to expeditionary forces.

Core Values

The Air Force bases these core competencies and distinctive capabilities on a shared commitment to three values: Integrity first, Service before self, and Excellence in all we do.

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