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  • Air Force removes initial height requirement for officer aviators

    As part of the Air Force’s on-going effort to encourage a more diverse pool of applicants to pursue careers in aviation, the minimum height requirement for officer applicants who wish to fly has been removed as of May 13, 2020.
  • Airmen chart new path for female-specific flight equipment

    The Air Force is working to redesign the gear used by female pilots across the force after facing challenges with current flight equipment. The majority of the equipment currently worn by pilots was built off anthropometric data from the 1960s, a time when only men were in aviator roles. Part of the strategy to correct the uniform problem was to take part in several collaborative Female Flight Equipment Workshops at AFWERX Vegas. Female Airmen stationed across the globe traveled to the innovation hub and attended the workshops to explore areas of opportunity and come up with proposed solutions.
  • Air Force announces fiscal year 2019 aviation bonuses

    The Air Force announced Jan. 23 the details of the fiscal year 2019 Aviation Bonus program.
  • F-35 HFT prepares for new demonstration profile

    The F-35 Heritage Flight Team is officially transitioning to the F-35 Demonstration Team for the 2019 air show season taking their current flying profile to new heights.
  • COMBAT POWER: Our best photos

    Hill Air Force Base's 388th and 419th Fighter Wings conducted a combat power exercise Nov. 19 and launched 35 F-35A Lightning IIs within a condensed period of time. Here are the best photos of the day.
  • F-35A combat power exercise conducted at Hill AFB

    The active duty 388th Fighter Wing and Air Force Reserve 419th Fighter Wing conducted a combat power exercise Nov. 19, launching dozens of F-35A Lightning IIs within a condensed period of time.
  • Air Force directs one-day operational safety review

    Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein directed all Air Force wings with flying and maintenance functions to execute a one-day operational safety review by May 21, 2018.
  • Air Force announces initiatives to lessen pilot shortage

    Air Force officials announced three additional initiatives designed to enhance mission readiness by keeping pilots in the service and bringing retired pilots back to fill critical-rated positions.
  • AF senior leaders, international visitors observe Light Attack Experiment

    Air Force senior leaders and international visitors gathered at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, to observe the ongoing Light Attack Experiment Aug. 9, 2017.
  • Control tower tracks missions, ensures sky safety

    U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Chino Ross, right, 1st Operations Support Squadron air traffic controller, trains Senior Airman Patrick Taylor, 1st OSS air traffic controller, on air traffic control tower practices at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Dec. 16, 2016. Patrick recently completed upgrade training to assist tower operations. (U.S. Air Force
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