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The Department of the Air Force was created with the signing of the National Security Act of 1947. The Air Force’s missions are broken down into Air and Space Superiority, Global Attack, Rapid Global Mobility, Precision Engagement, Information Superiority and Agile Combat Support.

There are approximately 310,000 Active Duty airmen currently serving across the globe with an additional 71,400 airmen serving in the Air Force Reserve.

Find the latest news and information on the U.S. Air Force including top stories, technology, policies, leadership and more.

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Missileers Worry About New Signs of Link Between Service and Cancer, Latest in Toxic Exposure Concerns

The community of missileers who have spent years standing watch in concrete bunkers for days at a time while operating America’s nuclear arsenal are voicing concern about a presentation detailing a possible link between their service and cancer. The warning, delivered by a Space Force officer who gathered details on cancer diagnoses received by veterans who served at Malmstrom Air

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WWII Rocket Unearthed by Man Using Excavator in Florida Yard, Cops Say. He Got Lucky

Another wayward military projectile has been found in Florida — this time by someone digging in their yard with an excavator. It was the homeowner who called 911, reporting an apparent World War II explosive in their backyard on Kindlewood Trail in Brooksville, according to Jan. 20 news release. Brooksville is about 50 miles north of Tampa. Investigators did not reveal whether the excavator struck the missile or just exposed it. Either

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Air Force Academy Receives Record $51.7M in 2022 Donations

Donors contributed a record $51.7 million to support Air Force Academy initiatives in 2022. Over 7,500 graduates, parents, families, foundations and corporations contributed funds through the Air Force Academy Foundation, bolstering the total investment in the Defining Our Future campaign to $248.26 million. Defining Our Future campaigns for private funding to support and develop academy programs in academics, military and athletics. The campaign

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Now You Can Send Recruiters After Almost Anyone Using Updated Air Force App

Air Force recruiters want anyone, civilian or service member, who has a smartphone in their pocket to to recruit people to become an airman by submitting their info to the service’s main recruiting office. A new feature on the Air Force’s Aim High smartphone application announced Thursday will allow anyone to submit information on a person’s behalf, and the service

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Air Force Accepted Dozens of New Recruits Who Tested Positive for THC Under New Program

In late September, the Air Force and Space Force announced a new pilot program that would grant certain applicants who test positive for THC, the main psychoactive component in marijuana, a chance to retest and possibly join the ranks. Air Force recruiting officials told Military.com that they anticipated 50 cases annually, based on previous years. But in the first three

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The Old Air Force Tape Test Is Officially Dead. Long Live the New Tape Test.

Airmen and Guardians will no longer have to go through the dreaded abdominal tape test, but will have their waist and height measured to keep tabs on their physical health and physique under a new assessment, according to the Department of the Air Force. The Air Force and Space Force’s new Body Composition Program, first reported by Military.com, will be

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Air Force Base Digs Giant Trench to Reduce Impact of Forever Chemicals on Groundwater

In an effort to stop PFAS contamination before it reaches the Dayton water system, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base said engineers have built a 420-foot-long trench near a hazardous materials storage site on the base. “The constructed trench will intercept impacted groundwater, and a downgradient-collection basin will catch affected surface water so it can be treated before it’s discharged near the Dayton drinking water wellfield,” the base

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Air Force Academy Cadet Dies Suddenly While Walking to Class

A cadet at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, died after suffering a sudden medical emergency while he was heading to class Monday, the service academy announced. Cadet 3rd Class Hunter Brown of Lake Charles, Louisiana, died after he “experienced a medical emergency while leaving his dormitory for class,” according to a Tuesday evening news release from the

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