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The RQ-1 entered the USAF inventory in 1994 and was deployed for the first time over Bosnia in 1995. In 2002, the Predator was armed with AGM-114 Hellfire missiles, re-designated the MQ-1, and given interdiction and armed reconnaissance roles. AF DCGS says goodbye to an old friend
The MQ-1 officially retired from Air Force inventory on March 9, 2018 with the Air Force shifting to solely using the MQ-9 Reaper.
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An MQ-1 Predator taxis on the runway March 9, 2018, at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. Today, the MQ-1 took flight for the last time at Creech, marking its retirement and the transition to an all MQ-9 Reaper force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman James Thompson) Sun setting the MQ-1 Predator: The final salute
The Air Force held the MQ-1 Predator’s official retirement ceremony with Airmen from the 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing, Remotely Piloted Aircraft enterprise leaders, and MQ-1 alumni March 9, 2018, at Creech. The MQ-1 ceremony included the final local flight by the Airmen of the 489th Attack Squadron and the last combat line flown by the 15th Expeditionary Attack Squadron in an undisclosed area of responsibility.
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This graphic represents service members from around the world who participate in the Blended Military Retirement System. Blended Military Retirement System to take effect Jan. 1
One of the most wide-reaching and significant changes to military pay and benefits over the last 70 years goes into effect Jan. 1, 2018, with the implementation of the Uniformed Services Blended Retirement System, known as BRS.
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Default Air Force Logo Air Force announces continuation pay rates
Air Force leaders recently announced the Air Force’s continuation pay rates which are part of the new Blended Retirement System.
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Gen. James M. Holmes, commander, Air Combat Command, speaks during ACC’s Change of Command ceremony at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., March 10, 2017. Holmes assumed command from Gen. Herbert “Hawk” Carlisle, who retired after 39 years of service to the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nick Wilson) Gen. Mike Holmes takes command of ACC
Service members of Air Combat Command welcomed its new commander during a change of command ceremony, Mar. 10.
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Military working dog Tex is petted by his handler Staff Sgt. Matthew Stewart, a dog handler with the 55th Security Forces Squadron at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., after being coined by Command Chief Master Sgt. Michael Morris June 28, 2016. Tex was officially retired at the ceremony after more than eight years of service at Offutt. (U.S. Air Force photo/Zach Hada) Offutt honors retiring military working dogs
A hush fell over the guard mount room of the 55th Security Forces Squadron at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., June 28. Rows of Team Offutt members rose respectfully to await the official party. It was retirement season, but this was no normal retirement – while there would be awards given, cake eaten and speeches made, the focus was on two German Shepherds who trotted in, one after another, held loosely on leashes by handlers.
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