Can I join the US Air Force?

If you are interested in joining the US Air Force, the following information will hopefully be helpful. But remember, sometimes the information will change with little or no warning, and so your best bet is to get in touch with an Air Force recruiter since their information is always up-to-date! Read more »

Basic Training

Basic Training in the Air Force is similar to the other branches of service. The Air Force wants you to learn the "right way" to do things - their way. During basic you can expect a lot of exercise, learning, and stress, but you will also (hopefully) graduate with new found skills, discipline, and mental toughness. Read more »

Air Force News Wire

Suicide rate higher among veterans in West Virginia

As of the end of September, about 9 percent of West Virginians were military veterans, according to U.S. Census data. But veterans made up about 23 percent of state suicides from 2000-2013.
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Fort Campbell veterinarians honing skills at Nashville Zoo

At home in Fort Campbell, Army veterinarians mostly treat military working dogs and family pets. But once deployed, they could be called upon to treat just about anything.
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Working together with a land preservation group, Fort Bragg gets needed space for training

For roughly a decade, a seemingly unlikely partnership between conservationists and the Department of Defense has allowed Fort Bragg to conduct military training on several thousand acres of undeveloped woodland in Moore County.
14 weeks 4 days ago

Farewell to Kiowa choppers for Army unit in Hawaii

The 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, flew its 25 OH-58 Kiowa Warrior helicopters to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam last week as the Army continues its divestiture of the armed reconnaissance choppers in a cost-cutting move, the service said.
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Report: Shiite militias escalate abuse of Sunnis in Iraq

An international rights group said Shiite militias allied with Iraqi security forces have escalated a campaign of abuse against Sunni residents in recent months, as gunmen assassinated a prominent Sunni tribal leader during an ambush in a Shiite district in Baghdad.
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US military denies claims of civilian deaths in targeting Islamic State

U.S. and coalition warplanes have dropped more than 8,200 guided bombs and missiles on Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria since last summer. With the latest surveillance and guidance systems, commanders say, they do more than ever before to prevent bombs from hitting a hospital or causing any sort of unintended fatalities that could bolster support for the Sunni Muslim extremists.
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