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  • Chief McKinley looking forward to new job

    Command Chief Master Sgt. Rod McKinley admits he is a bit nervous about becoming the 15th chief master sergeant of the Air Force. But it is not because the job will be too tough or that becoming the Air Force’s top enlisted leader intimidates him, he said. It is the fact he will be the next chief in the long line of those he calls “the great chiefs
  • New service dress prototypes sparks interest

    Based on feedback received during visits with Airmen across the Air Force, the Air Force Uniform Board is reviewing several notional concepts that Airmen have suggested regarding the appearance of the service dress uniform. Some of the informal feedback about the current service dress includes Airmen wanting to revamp the service dress to look more
  • Pacific Air Forces Command Chief Master Sergeant Rod J. McKinley, appointed the 15th Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. T. Michael Moseley named Chief Master Sgt. Rodney J. McKinley to serve as the 15th Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force today. Chief McKinley will assume his new position on July 1, following the June 30 retirement of current Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Gerald R. Murray. CMSAF Murray’s retirement culminates 29
  • Aggressors Enhance RED FLAG-Alaska 06-2

    There has been much talk and anticipation leading up to the first RED FLAG-Alaska with the first dedicated Aggressor force to participate in the exercise that began here April 24. The 64th Aggressor Squadron, based out of Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., is a renowned squadron of men and women dedicated to train U.S. and ally military forces using
  • Battlefield Airmen skills at RED FLAG – Alaska

    “I’m a totally different person than I was six years ago,” he said over his shoulder from the passenger seat of a muddy F-350 “Super Duty” Ford truck as it swung back and forth in what looked like chili. The truck leapt in and out of deep ruts as it labored up the steep access road that grants authorized personnel here access to the world’s largest
  • Minnesota AF Reserve wing drops Army airborne unit

    Red Flag Alaska prepares Airman for deployment to combat environments. Though it’s hard to recreate real life situations during training, an Air Force Reserve unit deployed here has found a way. The 934th Airlift Wing, Minnesota’s only Air Force Reserve unit, and lead wing for the Elmendorf component of Red Flag Alaska, is working with the U.S.
  • RED FLAG – Alaska results

    More than 84 aircraft and 1,500 Air Force active duty, Reserve, and National Guard Airmen both here and at Elmendorf AFB, Alaska wrapped up and departed the first ever RED FLAG – Alaska to take place here April 24-May 5. Pilots, maintainers, weapons loaders, intelligence units, joint terminal attack controllers, pararescuemen and support personnel
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