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  1. "News outlets reported last year that the Air Force would move forward with a recapitalization strategy that involves replacing the outdated Hueys with retired Army UH-60A Black Hawk utility helicopters. However, that information is incorrect" http://www.airforcetimes.com/story/defense/air-space/air-force/2015/08/11/us-air-force-plans-industry-day-huey-replacement/31461933/
  2. I read these comments on a "football board" - about two former Air Force Academy QBs. Comment 1 "Neat release from the AD... Seems XXXX (QB Class of 2008) is going through pilot training and YYYY (Class of 2012) was his solo instructor... Kind of cool... So it appears YYYY was a FAIP, many of us were... But what has XXXX been doing these years?" Comment 2 (from Navy grad/pilot) "Help me out here fellas. I understand why XXXX would want to go to flight training.......who wouldn't ? I DON'T understand why the USAF would want to send him. He's seven years behind his year group.....five years behind his classmates that got stashed after graduation (I'm assuming you do it too). His classmates have all completed at least their first Squadron tour and are Section/Division leaders, Plane Commanders, etc. Some of them are probably already TPS grads. I don't see how XXXX can ever be competitive for command or even promotion beyond O-4. I would think he'd be behind the eight ball for O-4 promotion, which would require him to go home. Assuming he'll have an eight year obligation after winging ( I don't know what it is these days), he may well have failed to select for O-4 before he even completes his initial obliserv. Bottom line is he may well be qualified for the airlines, but it's hard for me to see how the USAF is going to get their money's worth. Fire away."
  3. New Air Force Helicopter Group is activated: http://www.wyomingnews.com/articles/2015/03/28/news/01top_03-28-15.txt#.VR6nhPzF_Nk http://airsoc.com/articles/view/id/55196765313944cf2b8b456c/582nd-helicopter-group-activated-makes-history
  4. On this Memorial Day Weekend, we remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Here are those United States Military Academy (West Point) graduates who answered the call to duty and made the ultimate sacrifice during the most recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Final Roll Call: Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) William E. Bowers USMA 1979 Colonel James W. Harrison, Jr., U.S. Army USMA 1981 Lieutenant Colonel Dominic R. Baragona, U.S. Army USMA 1982 Colonel Brian D. Allgood, U.S. Army USMA 1982 Colonel Theodore S. Westhusing, U.S. Army USMA 1983 Colonel Jon M. Lockey, U.S. Army USMA 1985 Lieutenant Colonel Michael J. McMahon, U.S. Army USMA 1985 Mr. Douglas B. Gurian USMA 1986 Colonel John M. McHugh, U.S. Army USMA 1986 Lieutenant Colonel Paul J. Finken, U.S. Army USMA 1989 Lieutenant Colonel James J. Walton, U.S.Army USMA 1989 Major Curtis D. Feistner, U.S. Army USMA 1990 Major William F. Hecker III, U.S. Army USMA 1991 Major Guy Barattieri, U.S. Army USMA 1992 Major Stephen C. Reich, U.S. Army USMA 1993 Mr. Dario N. Lorenzetti USMA 1993 Major Jason E. George, U.S. Army USMA 1994 Captain Bartt D. Owens, U.S. Army USMA 1994 Captain James F. Adamouski, U.S. Army USMA 1995 Captain John F. Kurth, U.S. Army USMA 1995 Captain Joshua T. Byers, U.S. Army USMA 1996 Captain Matthew J. August, U.S. Army USMA 1997 Captain Philip T. Esposito, U.S. Army USMA 1997 Lieutenant Colonel Jaimie E. Leonard, U.S. Army USMA 1997 Captain Michael J. MacKinnon, U.S. Army USMA 1997 Captain Mark C. Paine, U.S. Army USMA 1997 Captain Eric T. Paliwoda, U.S. Army USMA 1997 Captain Ian P. Weikel, U.S. Army USMA 1997 Captain Nathan S. Dalley, U.S. Army USMA 1998 Captain Stephen W. Frank, U.S. Army USMA 1998 Captain Ralph J. Harting III, U.S. Army USMA 1998 Captain Christopher B. Johnson, U.S. Army USMA 1998 Captain Dennis L. Pintor, U.S. Army USMA 1998 Major Paul C. Voelke, U.S. Army USMA 1998 Captain David A. Boris U.S. Army USMA 1999 Major Paul D. Carron, U.S. Army USMA 1999 Captain Douglas A. Dicenzo, U.S. Army USMA 1999 Captain Brian S. Freeman, U.S. Army USMA 1999 Captain Benedict J. Smith, U.S. Army USMA 1999 Captain Corry P Tyler, U.S. Army USMA 1999 Major Thomas E. Kennedy, U.S. Army USMA 2000 First Lieutenant Leif E. Nott, U.S. Army USMA 2000 Captain Benjamin D. Tiffner, U.S. Army USMA 2000 First Lieutenant David R. Bernstein, U.S. Army USMA 2001 Captain John L. Hallett III, U.S. Army USMA 2001 Captain Andrew R. Houghton, U.S. Army USMA 2001 Captain Joe F. Lusk II, U.S. Army USMA 2001 Captain Andrew R. Pearson, U.S. Army USMA 2001 First Lieutenant Michael R. Adams, U.S. Army USMA 2002 First Lieutenant Todd Bryant, U.S. Army USMA 2002 Captain Brian M. Bunting, U.S. Army USMA 2002 Captain Mark A. Garner, U.S. Army USMA 2002 Captain James M. Gurbisz, U.S. Army USMA 2002 Captain Drew N. Jensen, US Army USMA 2002 First Lieutenant Kevin J. Smith, U.S. Army USMA 2002 Captain Torre R. Mallard, U.S. Army USMA 2002 Captain Timothy J. Moshier, U.S. Army USMA 2002 Second Lieutenant Leonard M. Cowherd, U.S. Army USMA 2003 First Lieutenant Derek S. Hines, U.S. Army USMA 2003 Captain Rhett W. Schiller , U.S. Army USMA 2003 First Lieutenant Laura M. Walker, U.S. Army USMA 2003 First Lieutenant Garrison C. Avery, U.S. Army USMA 2004 First Lieutenant Benjamin T. Britt, U.S. Army USMA 2004 First Lieutenant Amos "Camden" R. Bock, U.S. Army USMA 2004 Captain Michael A. Cerrone, U.S. Army USMA 2004 Captain John R. Dennison, U.S. Army USMA 2004 Captain David M. Fraser, U.S. Army USMA 2004 Captain Jason E. Holbrook, U.S. Army USMA 2004 Captain Paul W. Pena, U.S. Army USMA 2004 First Lieutenant Robert A. Seidel III, U.S. Army USMA 2004 Captain Adam P. Snyder, U.S. Army USMA 2004 Captain Daniel P. Whitten, U.S. Army USMA 2004 First Lieutenant Dennis W. Zilinski, U.S. Army USMA 2004 First Lieutenant Jonathan W. Edds, U.S. Army USMA 2005 First Lieutenant Matthew C. Ferrara, U.S. Army USMA 2005 First Lieutenant Jacob N. Fritz, U.S. Army USMA 2005 First Lieutenant Thomas M. Martin, U.S. Army USMA 2005 First Lieutenant Phillip I. Neel, U.S. Army USMA 2005 Captain Scott P. Pace, U.S. Army USMA 2005 Second Lieutenant Emily J. T. Perez, U.S. Army USMA 2005 First Lieutenant Neale M. Shank, U.S. Army USMA 2005 First Lieutenant Timothy W. Cunningham, U.S. Army USMA 2006 First Lieutenant Nick A. Dewhirst, U.S. Army USMA 2006 Captain Andrew M. Pederson-Keel, U.S. Army USMA 2006 Second Lieutenant Michael R. Girdano, U.S. Army USMA 2007 First Lieutenant Daniel B. Hyde, U.S. Army USMA 2007 Captain Sarah M. Knutson, U.S. Army USMA 2007 First Lieutenant Tyler E. Parten, U.S. Army USMA 2007 First Lieutenant Robert W. Collins, U.S. Army USMA 2008 First Lieutenant Salvatore S. Corma II, U.S. Army USMA 2008 First Lieutenant Christopher S. Goeke, U.S. Army USMA 2008 Captain James E. Chaffin III, U.S. Army USMA 2009 First Lieutenant Dimitri A. Del Castillo, U.S. Army USMA 2009 First Lieutenant Daren M. Hidalgo, U.S. Army USMA 2009 First Lieutenant John M. Runkle Jr. U.S. Army USMA 2009 First Lieutenant Timothy J. Steele, U.S. Army USMA 2009 First Lieutenant Sean R. Jacobs, U.S. Army USMA 2010 First Lieutenant Todd W. Lambka, U.S. Army USMA 2010 First Lieutenant Stephen C. Prasnicki, U.S. Army USMA 2010 Second Lieutenant David E. Rylander, U.S. Army USMA 2011 List compiled by Ms. Megan Hostler
  5. Air Force planning decade-long Huey extension. Article: http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20130822/NEWS04/308220019/Air-Force-planning-decade-long-Huey-extension
  6. 504PIR

    CSAR-X

    What next? http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20130618/NEWS04/306180038/AF-may-use-V-22s-combat-rescue-mission "Maj. Gen. George Williams, AFSOC vice commander, says moving the CSAR mission into AFSOC would save the service more than $3 billion between 2015 and 2025. Williams, according to briefings and sources, believes the CV-22, already operated by AFSOC, is a better fit for the mission because it can fly longer distances, faster than the HH-60. AFSOC also believes the CV-22 is better suited for operating in denied airspace, currently a major focus in Air Force future planning. AFSOC wants to replace 31 of the 66 active-duty HH-60s with 18 new Bell-Boeing CV-22s. This would be in addition to AFSOC’s planned fleet of 49 Ospreys for special operations."
  7. Fort Rucker Class 09-08 Drop on June 26th HH-60G – 41st RQS, Moody AFB, GA HH-60G – 41st RQS, Moody AFB, GA HH-60G – 55th RQS, Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ HH-60G – 66th RQS, Nellis AFB, NV HH-60G – 33rd RQS, Kadena AB, Japan UH-1N – 1st HS, Andrews AFB, MD UH-1N – 1st HS, Andrews AFB, MD UH-1N – 54th HF, Minot AFB, ND
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