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U.S. Air Force silver medal due out Feb. 22

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Sales open Feb. 22 at noon Eastern Time at the United States Mint for the 2.5-ounce .999 fine silver U.S. Air Force medal.

The medal is struck at the Philadelphia Mint with a Matte Finish, but without the P Mint mark. The medal is priced at $160, with no maximum mintage determined, but household orders are limited to one medal.

The medal is 2 inches, or 50.8 millimeters, in diameter, with a plain edge.

The medal’s obverse design is by U.S. Mint Artistic Infusion Program artist Paul C. Balan and sculpted by U.S. Mint Medallic Artist Phebe Hemphill. Its focus

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The U.S. Air Force Just Made A Major Amendment To Its Policy On Hair

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NEW DELHI, INDIA – DECEMBER 31: A woman Air Force officer salutes New Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa during his guard of honour ceremony at Air Force Headquarters before taking over from Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha on December 31, 2016 in New Delhi, India. The present Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa developed the country’s aerial targeting philosophy against potential adversaries and transformed the concepts of air operations of the Indian Air Force to contemporary war fighting practices. (Photo by Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

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Why U.S. Air Force Could Only Delay South Vietnam’s Defeat

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Here’s What You Need To Remember: The Communists had forsaken their best defense against American airpower. When they had previously operated as guerrillas, moving on foot through the jungle, they could move fast and light to avoid air strikes. But Hanoi had gambled that the time was ripe to switch from guerrilla warfare to a conventional offensive that would deliver the death blow to the Saigon government.

Had it not been for the U.S. Air Force and Navy, the Vietnam War might have ended in the spring of 1972 with North Vietnamese tanks in the streets of Saigon.

It was

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Jaunt awarded Air Force Research contract for advanced thermoplastics and manufacturability for low-cost eVTOL Aircraft Production – sUAS News

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Jaunt Air Mobility announced today the Air Force Research Laboratory awarded the company a Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) contract. The research team, including Triumph Aerospace Structures and Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), will investigate the integration of novel thermoplastic technologies and low-cost production techniques into an all-electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft for commercial urban air mobility and military applications. This is one of three contracts awarded under the leadership of Martin Peryea, CEO of Jaunt Air Mobility.

Jaunt Air Mobility is developing the Journey, a four-passenger, single pilot, all-electric aircraft with thermoplastic composites as its primary

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Air Force captain ready to lead first-of-its-kind trifecta of bombers over Super Bowl

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Air Force Capt. Sarah Kociuba is ready to be Super Bowl flyover flight lead on Sunday, sailing her B-2 Spirit from Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri over Raymond James Stadium in Florida during the national anthem.

“It is very exciting, I am very humbled,” Kociuba, call sign “Gucci,” told FOX 13. “We are certainly doing our prep for it.”

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This year’s formation is the first-of-its-kind trifecta with three bombers taking off from different parts of America and meeting up over the Gulf of Mexico outside of Tampa airspace.

“We’ve been

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F-16, F-15EX Enjoy Unlikely Renaissance As Air Force Priorities Shift

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Lockheed’s F-22 is the U.S. Air Force fleet’s pathfinder for an open architecture processor upgrade, but the F-16 fleet may not be far behind.

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Only a few years ago, the age of so-called fourth-generation fighters appeared to be near its end for the U.S. defense industry. As late as 2017, conventional wisdom pointed to likely production line shutdowns by the end of the decade for the latest versions of 40-year-old designs for Lockheed…

F-16, F-15EX Enjoy Unlikely

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Former U.S. Air Force secretary Heather Wilson joins Maxar’s board of directors

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Wilson currently is president of the University of Texas El Paso.

WASHINGTON — Former secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson has joined the board of directors of Maxar Technologies, the company announced Jan. 19. 

Wilson currently is president of the University of Texas El Paso. She was the Air Force’s top civilian from May 2017 through May 2019 and previously was a congresswoman representing New Mexico. 

Wilson was appointed to the Maxar board but still has to be elected by the company’s stockholders at their next annual meeting later this year. Maxar’s board is led by retired Air Force

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Reserve recruiter helps kick off U.S. Air Force Hispanic Games > Air Force Reserve Command > News Article

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WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, N.Y. – An Air Force Reserve recruiter kicked off the 27th Annual U.S. Air Force Hispanic Games as she sang the National Anthem virtually at the “Fastest Track in the World” at The Armory New Balance Track & Field Center here Jan. 9-10, 2021.

The U.S. Air Force Hispanic Games were created in 1994 to honor Washington Heights and its Latino community. The Armory Foundation hosts the Hispanic Games each year and is one of the country’s largest high school/college indoor sporting events. This year, the Air Force Hispanic Games attracted 5,460 high school track & field athletes

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DVIDS – News – Commentary: The U.S. Air Force’s ABU dances off

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MCGHEE TYSON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Tenn — U.S. Air Force Airmen will end the month of March this year, leaving behind a threadbare and faded slate-blue battle uniform with equally ragged conversations on its wear during the last decade: the ABU, or Airman Battle Uniform.

Only when leisure suit wearers were cool has an outfit been so disliked and oppositely loved.

Well, that’s exaggerating much for effect. But I recently asked Airmen at the training and education center in East Tennessee for their experiences with the ABU. One opponent compared its camouflage design to an over-patterned couch; another

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US Air Force will let women wear longer braids, ponytails, and bangs

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Women who enlist in the United States Air Force and Space Force will be able to sport longer hair including up to two braids, a single ponytail, and bangs that could touch the eyebrows, the military announced.

The changes were made after senior Air Force brass heard feedback from women enlistees who say that the tight hair buns which they were forced to wear often resulted in migraine headaches, hair loss, and breakage.

The previous policy required women to secure their hair or ponytails with no loose ends if the hair was longer

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