New swag: Air Force cadets get new camouflage pattern uniform
Christopher Dennis Stars and Stripes Air Force recruits in basic training are now being issued the new Operational Camouflage Pattern uniform, which is part of a larger change in uniforms throughout the service. Initial-entry airmen at the 37th Training Wing in Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, were the first... Read more
Better communication: Air Force testing new headset for flight line
Christopher Dennis Stars and Stripes Maintenance squadrons at RAF Mildenhall have begun testing headsets with bone conduction microphones to see if they would allow airmen who work on the flight line to communicate without excessive noise, while providing hearing protection. “The headphones work like normal over-the-ear headphones that you... Read more
Construction begins for first permanent U.S. F-35 base in Europe
Christopher Dennis Stars and Stripes A $205 million construction project to prepare RAF Lakenheath for the arrival of two squadrons of U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II fighter jets in 2021 officially got underway Monday. The commander of U.S. Air Forces in Europe — U.S. Air Forces Africa, Gen.... Read more
Corps want Marines to re-enlist, offering $90,000 bonus to stay
Christopher Dennis Stars and Stripes The Marine Corps is offering up to $90,000 in retention bonuses for high-demand career fields, including Raiders, reconnaissance and explosive ordnance disposal, as it seeks to retain young Marines with key skills. The selective reenlistment bonuses for fiscal year 2020 include incentives for aviation... Read more

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