Author Oriana Pawlyk

The Air Force is reminding the Army Black Knights that even if they lose, it’s okay. Just “Shake it Off.” The Air Force Parachute Team, known as  the Wings of Blue, put their agility to the test as they dance — and plunge — to Taylor Swift’s album hit “Shake it Off” for the Air Force vs. Army football spirit video. The teams go head-to-head Nov. 1 at West Point. Winning the last 17 of 20 games against Army, the odds could be in the Falcon’s favor. Check out the video below:

Police and the FBI are hunting for a bank robber disguised as an airman who can’t pass the tape test. Kansas City authorities say what appears to be “a heavy-set woman” wearing an Air Force PT jacket and pants combo is the suspect behind a bank robbery and an attempted bank robbery on Monday in Missouri, Fox4KC reports. The suspect was also seen wearing a winter-style Skull cap, dark sunglasses, black gloves and carried a laptop-style black bag. The suspect reportedly walked up to a teller at a Capitol Federal Savings inside of a Price Chopper supermarket in the Northland…

The first class to graduate from the new-and-improved Officer Training School marked a second celebration: they are the first class to graduate active duty, Reserve and Guard officer trainees at the same time. The first class of FY 2015 graduated 193 new 2nd lieutenants on Oct. 10, consisting of 73 active duty and 12 Reserve members completing Basic Officer Training and 108 ANG officers completing the Academy of Military Science, according to an Air Force release. This is the first time both active duty and reserve component officers simultaneously ran through the new eight week curriculum. The OTS curriculum was shortened…

Is that ankle sprain getting worse? Your knee acting up again? Maybe it’s time to consult someone who isn’t WebMD. Now you can “Ask the Expert,” an online program military members and DoD civilians can use to submit questions to sports medicine experts. Under a new partnership between the Air Force Medical Service and the Defense Department’s Human Performance Resource Center, airmen can consult HPRC experts on sports medicine, physical therapy, exercise physiology, athletic training, nutrition and more, according to an Air Force release. “All Air Force healthcare providers — whether active duty, Guard, Reserve, civilian, or contractor — need…

The Community College of the Air Force has hit a milestone. CCAF graduated its largest class to date, according to an Air Education and Training Command release. CCAF graduated 23,160 members in 2014 with the help of the October class: 13,042 members earned their Associate of Applied Science degrees this month. That’s a bump from last year — the college graduated 20,271 members in fiscal 2013, Michael Ritz, spokesman for the 42nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, told Air Force Times. But graduating students in the thousands every year comes as no surprise, writes Airman 1st…

Air Force Lieutenant General Susan Helms has been appointed for a new job almost one year after applying for retirement. Helms retired after her nomination for vice commander of Space Command was blocked by Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill. President Obama announced on Sept. 25 that he intends to appoint Helms to the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars board of trustees. The center is government think tank headquartered in Washington, D.C. The position would be a new start for Helms’ career. The prominent Democratic lawmaker blocked Helms’ nomination in April 2013 because Helms overturned the sexual assault conviction of Capt.…

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