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  • CMSAF Wright: The Airmen We Need must be resilient

    In order to win tomorrow’s war, defend the homeland and remain a safe and secure nuclear deterrent, Airmen must be well trained, well led, agile and resilient, according to the Air Force’s most senior enlisted leader. Building upon Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson’s discussion of the “Air Force We Need” and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein’s assessment of how to use the advantages of multi-domain operations, Wright said the “Airmen We Need” must be well trained, well led and agile in addition to resilient.
  • Panel discusses total force integration during AFA

    Former Secretary of the Air Force F. Whitten Peters moderated a panel of senior leaders examining the total force during the Air Force Association Air, Space, and Cyber Conference in National Harbor Sept. 18, 2018. The panel focused on Air Force integration of Guard and Reserve personnel into missions across all spectrums of responsibility.
  • Pilot Training Next cadre discuss lessons learned, way forward

    Air Education and Training Command officials announced the second iteration of Pilot Training Next would begin in January 2019 during a panel at the 2018 Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference.
  • Air Force hosts EFMP summit for exceptional family members

    Being the parent of a child with asthma, cancer, autism or any other life-threatening or chronic condition is often a difficult journey that requires patience and sacrifice.
  • Combat-search-and-rescue Airmen press pause to tackle Hurricane Florence aftermath

    Reserve and active duty pararescuemen were undergoing dive and jump training Sept. 11, in Key West, Florida, when they were recalled back to their home units to immediately begin the process of pre-positioning for Hurricane Florence search-and-rescue operations.
  • Air Force Association recognizes Florida Reserve Wing with unit award

    Reserve Airmen from the 920th Rescue Wing were awarded with the Air Force Association Unit Award Sept. 18, during the opening and awards ceremony at the annual Air, Space & Cyberspace Conference at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor.
  • T-6A Texan II Crash

    A 12th Flying Training Wing T-6A Texan II crashed near Rolling Oaks Mall at approximately 4 p.m. Sept. 18. The crew ejected and is safe with minor injuries reported at the site. Both were transported to the Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph Medical Clinic for evaluation and both pilots were released
  • Goldfein delivers 2018 AF update during AFA

    Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein delivered his speech at the Air Force Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference, Sept. 18, 2018, emphasizing how the service must prepare the Air Force We Need and present it to combatant commanders to compete, deter and win.

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  • CMSAF Wright: The Airmen We Need must be resilient

    In order to win tomorrow’s war, defend the homeland and remain a safe and secure nuclear deterrent, Airmen must be well trained, well led, agile and resilient, according to the Air Force’s most senior enlisted leader. Building upon Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson’s discussion of the “Air Force We Need” and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein’s assessment of how to use the advantages of multi-domain operations, Wright said the “Airmen We Need” must be well trained, well led and agile in addition to resilient.
  • Central American firefighters graduate from exercise CENTAM SMOKE

    Joint Task Force-Bravo hosted Exercise Central America Sharing Mutual operational Knowledge and Experiences (CENTAM SMOKE) 2018-2 at Soto Cano Air Base, September 10-14, with firefighters from the 612th Air Base Squadron fire department and 30 participants from Honduras, Guatemala, Panama, El Salvador, Belize and Nicaragua.
  • Chemist at AFTAC earns award from national Hispanic organization

    A scientist at the Air Force Radiochemistry Laboratory here was selected to receive the Meritorious Service Award from National Image, Inc. A chemist in the Air Force Technical Applications Center’s Ciambrone Radiochemistry Lab, earned the award for “fostering an innovative and harmonic environment between the military and the Hispanic-American civilian community.” As one of two lead technicians in AFTAC’s world-class clean room, she safely processed nuclear samples for the International Atomic Energy Agency in an effort to combat nuclear weapons proliferation. She is responsible for analyzing and identifying radiological and nuclear debris from foreign nuclear explosions in support of national security requirements.
  • Panel discusses total force integration during AFA

    Former Secretary of the Air Force F. Whitten Peters moderated a panel of senior leaders examining the total force during the Air Force Association Air, Space, and Cyber Conference in National Harbor Sept. 18, 2018. The panel focused on Air Force integration of Guard and Reserve personnel into missions across all spectrums of responsibility.
  • 66th RQS remembers fallen Airmen 20 years later

    The 66th Rescue Squadron (RQS) paid their respects to their fallen brothers during a memorial marking the 20th anniversary of their deaths. A total of 12 Airmen were lost when two HH-60G Pavehawk helicopters, call signs Jolly 38 and Jolly 39, assigned to the 66th RQS were involved in a midair collision over the Nevada Test and Training Range during a routine night exercise Sept. 3, 1998.
  • AFCENT command and control operations weather the storm

    Airmen of the 609th AOC Det. 1 support real-world command and control operations everyday with AFCENT’s forward headquarters at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. Whether it’s ensuring the Combined Air Operations Center maintains resiliency in the face of any attack or situation, or planning hundreds of daily air mobility missions, this partnership between the Airmen in Qatar and the U.S. is essential to a new model of C2 operations. As a violent force approached, the Airmen dug in to repel the force. It was just like an attack, but this one came from nature.
  • Recognizing 71 years of mission success

    In 1947, the Cold War was in full swing, leading to the U.S.’s need for a more efficient and manageable foreign policy-making establishment. As a solution, President Harry Truman signed the National Security Act of 1947 on Sept. 18, 1947. This act, among other authorizations, separated the U.S. Army Air Corps from the U.S. Army, thus creating the U.S. Air Force.
  • TELMOC supports DoD operations

    Today’s Airmen must be able to fly, fight, and win in complex, multi-domain environments. U.S. partners and allies have come to expect that we will ensure freedom from attack, provide the ability to attack at the time and place of our choosing, and ensure we can operate freely in peace and war. Air superiority is accomplished through rigorous training against realistic threats in environments similar to those seen in contested areas of responsibility.

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  • CATM inspects Ellsworth’s weapons

    The 28th Security Forces Squadron combat arms training and maintenance flight, conducted their biannual inspection of firearms on Ellsworth Air Force Base. They checked weapons for any defects and conducted routine weapon maintenance. CATM Airmen conducted the inspection of all base weapons to ensure they are ready for use in a deployed environment and for training purposes.
  • Generals inducted into Order of the Nucleus

    The Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center recently inducted two new members, the former commanders of Air Force Materiel Command and Air Force Global Strike Command, into its prestigious Order of the Nucleus for their extraordinary support of the Air Force nuclear mission.
  • Resilient kids, ready Airmen

    One thing Airmen worry about when they deploy is the well-being of their family, especially children who may have a hard time coping with the challenges that come with a parent’s deployment. The impact of deployment on children is a key component of Airmen readiness. Knowing their family is well helps Airmen focus on the mission.
  • 5th AMXS competes in Load Crew of the Quarter Competition

    Members of the 5th AMXS competed in a Load Crew of the Quarter Competition at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota. Two weapons load crews, representing the 23rd and 69th Bomb Squadrons, were timed on their ability to efficiently load an inert munition onto a B-52H Stratofortress. The 5th AMXS hosted the competition to showcase their attention to detail, teamwork, precision and bomb loading proficiency.
  • Operational Support Teams work inside “beating heart” of USAF

    Each squadron in the Air Force faces different stressors and health challenges that require unique solutions. General David Goldfein, Chief of Staff of the Air Force, is leading an effort to revitalize Air Force squadrons.
  • SAPR empowers, supports Airmen

    Sexual assault can be a deeply traumatizing event in anyone’s life. Across the Air Force, Airmen and their families have access to Sexual Assault Prevention and Response or Family Advocacy Program resources to get support and guidance on how to move forward.
  • Researchers study factors influencing Airmen’s tobacco use during technical training

    The Air Force strictly regulates tobacco use during basic and technical training, but some Airmen still use it. Air Force researchers are working with the University of Virginia to uncover why Airmen use tobacco.
  • Secretary of the Air Force urges innovation in software acquisition model

    The process used by the Air Force to acquire software is archaic and needs to modernize now if the service is to win in a peer-to-peer conflict, said Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson. The secretary made those observations and gave a glimpse into the future of software acquisition during her keynote presentation Aug. 27 at the Air Force Information Technology and Cyberpower Conference in Montgomery, Alabama.

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  • Center showcases innovation efforts

     The Air Force Sustainment Center is setting the pace in many areas of efficiency and innovation,
  • The Force We Present: Future of AF operations

    As the Air Force highlights revitalizing squadrons and the need to improve readiness to contend with near peer adversaries, the Air Force deputy chief of staff of operations spoke to an audience about “The Force We Present” and the necessity for coming changes in military operations during the Air Force Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Sept. 17, 2018.
  • SAPR empowers, supports Airmen

    Sexual assault can be a deeply traumatizing event in anyone’s life. Across the Air Force, Airmen and their families have access to Sexual Assault Prevention and Response or Family Advocacy Program resources to get support and guidance on how to move forward.
  • The ‘Airmen We Need’: Air Force personnel update

    Lt. Gen. Brian T. Kelly, Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower, Personnel and Services, outlined the Air Force’s strategy for the “Airmen We Need” campaign at the Air, Space, Cyber Conference, Sept. 17, 2018, in National Harbor.
  • SecAF Wilson provides Air Force update

    Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson presented an update of the state of the Air Force Sept. 17, during the 2018 Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor. Wilson discussed restoring force readiness, space operations and the future of the Air Force during her presentation.
  • Air force senior leaders announce 2018 Spark Tank Competition

    Enlisted, officer and government employees may now submit their innovative ideas for the 2018 Air Force Spark Tank Competition.
  • PEO Digital at Hanscom will change global AF software acquisition

    HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. - Dr. Will Roper, the Air Force's senior civilian acquisition leader,
  • The Air Force We Need: 386 operational squadrons

     Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson announced the results of an in-depth analysis aimed at outlining

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  • Identical twins progress together in service

    Kaitlin and Kristin Curtis always live life as a pair; as identical twins, they not only look alike, but as kids they were dressed alike and they continue to share the same habits, mannerisms and quirks.
  • 21st SOPS Det 2 triumphs over Mangkhut

    Workers in a crane inspect a satellite in the aftermath of Typhoon Mangkhut at the 21st Space Operations Squadron’s Detachment 2, Guam Tracking Station, Guam, Sept. 12, 2018. Protective measures designed to mitigate mission impact prevented damage to the GTS, ensuring full mission capability. (U.S. Air Force Courtesy photo)
  • SBIRS Wide Field of View Acoustic Testing: The Sound of Innovation

    The Space and Missile Systems Center Remote Sensing Systems Directorate (SMC/RS) and its L3
  • AFSPC team places at 2018 Defender Challenge

    The Air Force Space Command Defender Challenge team placed No. 3 in the Weapons Challenge and No. 5 overall in the 2018 Defender Challenge competition hosted at Joint Base San Antonio – Camp Bullis, Texas, Sept. 10-13.
  • Vandenberg launches Delta II ICESat-2

    A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta II rocket carrying NASA’s Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) spacecraft lifted off from Space Launch Complex-2 on Sept. 15 at 6:02 a.m. PDT. This marks the final mission of the Delta II rocket, which first launched on Feb. 14, 1989, and launched 155 times including ICESat-2.
  • SBIRS GEO-3 Successfully Achieves Operational Acceptance

    The Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) Geosynchronous Earth Orbit satellite (GEO-3) successfully
  • Resilient kids, ready Airmen

    One thing Airmen worry about when they deploy is the well-being of their family, especially children who may have a hard time coping with the challenges that come with a parent’s deployment. The impact of deployment on children is a key component of Airmen readiness. Knowing their family is well helps Airmen focus on the mission.
  • Schriever Airman represents AFSPC in Defender Challenge

    Tech. Sgt. Spencer Wallace, flight sergeant with the 50th Security Forces Squadron, will represent Air Force Space Command at the 2018 Air Force Defender Challenge.

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  • AFSOC celebrates Air Force's 71st birthday

    Air Force Special Operations Command celebrated the 71st birthday of the Air Force by hosting a cake cutting ceremony, honoring tradition established since 1947.
  • Master Sgt. John Chapman remembered, immortalized at Air Force Memorial

    Air Force leaders, and the family of fallen combat controller Master Sgt. John Chapman, unveiled his name on the memorial’s Medal of Honor recipient wall during a ceremony Aug. 24, 2018, in Arlington, Virginia.
  • Tech. Sgt. John Chapman inducted into Hall of Heroes at Pentagon

    Nearly two decades after the gallant actions that cost him his life and earned him the nation's highest military award, Chapman’s name was unveiled by his widow, Valerie Nessel, Secretary of the Air Force Heather A. Wilson, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright.
  • Medal of Honor presented to Tech Sgt John Chapman’s family

    On what would have been their 26th wedding anniversary, Tech. Sgt. John Chapman’s widow, Valerie Nessel, accepted his Medal of Honor from President Donald Trump during a ceremony at the White House Aug. 22.
  • Chapman family travels for Medal of Honor ceremony

    U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Jeffrey Guilman, 24th Special Operations Wing command chief, left,
  • Airman will posthumously receive Medal of Honor

    The White House announced July 27, 2018, that Air Force Tech. Sgt. John Chapman will be posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor Aug. 22, for his extraordinary heroism during the Battle of Takur Ghar, Afghanistan, in March 2002.
  • Airman to be awarded Medal of Honor

    President Donald Trump will posthumously award the Medal of Honor to the family of a fallen U.S. Air Force Special Tactics Combat Controller at a ceremony Aug. 22 for his extraordinary heroism in March 2002 while deployed to Afghanistan.
  • VCJCS visits Air Commandos during AFSOC immersion

    U.S. Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, visited Hurlburt for an Air Force Special Operations Command immersion July 16-17.

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  • Reserve Airmen help support the fallen

    According to the Air Force Personnel Center and diversity.defense.gov, there are approximately
  • Air Mobility Command wins Sadler Cup in first Defender Challenge in 14 years

    Air Mobility Command’s team earned first place for dismounted operations at the 2018 Defender
  • Nelson assumes command of Travis

    Col. Jeff Nelson assumed command of the 60th Air Mobility Wing at Travis Air Force Base, California during a ceremony Sept. 18 attended by leaders of the local community, 18th Air Force leadership and Travis Airmen.
  • Reserve Airmen help support the fallen

    According to the Air Force Personnel Center and diversity.defense.gov, there are approximately
  • 621st CRW, Army participate in airfield-opening exercise in Wisconsin

    Airmen, Soldiers and officials from the Defense Logistics Agency were sent to Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, Sept. 7 to 14 as part of Exercise Turbo Distribution 18-02, a Joint Task Force-Port Opening simulation designed to hone joint service interoperability in austere locations for the purpose of opening airfields and forwarding the mobility-centric goals of the Army and Air Force. Airmen assigned to the 821st Contingency Response Group, 621st Contingency Response Wing, Soldiers assigned to the 688th Rapid Port Opening Element out of Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, and DLA officials were deployed to the fictitious country of Badgeristan for the exercise.
  • XPX team innovates solar power comm system

    With the help of 3-D printing and community partnerships, the Plans and Programs innovation team here at McConnell have created a portable, solar-powered communications system.
  • JB Charleston evacuates aircraft from hurricane zone, maintains airlift capabilities

    Joint Base Charleston personnel assigned to the 437th Airlift Wing and 628th Air Base Wing began evacuation flights for 24 C-17 Globemaster III aircraft Sept. 11, 2018, in anticipation of Hurricane Florence making landfall. The aircraft and supporting personnel planned and executed flights from Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina to three designated safe locations within 48 hours of notification, a move designed to sustain the wing’s airlift capability.

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  • USAF Surgeon General in China: ‘We have empowered our youngest Airmen to solve problems’

    The U.S. Air Force Surgeon General addressed a multinational audience of medical professionals here Sept. 18, 2018 as part of the Asia Pacific Military Health Exchange (APMHE) 18.
  • CMSAF Wright: The Airmen We Need must be resilient

    In order to win tomorrow’s war, defend the homeland and remain a safe and secure nuclear deterrent, Airmen must be well trained, well led, agile and resilient, according to the Air Force’s most senior enlisted leader. Building upon Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson’s discussion of the “Air Force We Need” and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein’s assessment of how to use the advantages of multi-domain operations, Wright said the “Airmen We Need” must be well trained, well led and agile in addition to resilient.
  • Panel discusses total force integration during AFA

    Former Secretary of the Air Force F. Whitten Peters moderated a panel of senior leaders examining the total force during the Air Force Association Air, Space, and Cyber Conference in National Harbor Sept. 18, 2018. The panel focused on Air Force integration of Guard and Reserve personnel into missions across all spectrums of responsibility.
  • Kunsan AB launches USAF’s first-ever RADAS test flight

    Kunsan is getting ahead of the curve when it comes to innovation and executing new ideas that improve the way the Air Force trains and fights.
  • 459 AS showcases CAPEX during Friendship Festival

    Yokota’s 459th Airlift Squadron showcased one of their UH-1 mission sets during a Capabilities Exercise (CAPEX) at the 2018 Japanese-American Friendship Festival, Sept. 15-16 at Yokota Air Base, Japan to give approximately 145,000 visitors a better understanding of what the 459th AS does in Japan and how crew members and aircraft interact to accomplish their missions.
  • 35 MXS fabrication flight repair makes U.S. Air Force history

    Three Airmen with the 35th Maintenance Squadron fabrication flight performed a depot-level repair on an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft at Misawa Air Base, Japan, in August this year.
  • The Air Force We Need: 386 operational squadrons

     Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson announced the results of an in-depth analysis aimed at outlining

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  • U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress conducts Arctic flight

    A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress receives fuel from a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker during
  • NATO Days enhances ability to operate as a team

    The United States and 18 NATO Allies and partner nations participated in the NATO Days air show, September 15-16, at Ostrava Air Base, Czech Republic. NATO Days is a Czech Republic-led air show and exhibition that showcases military ground and aviation capabilities. Participation in NATO Days increases U.S. understanding of European ally and partner capabilities, greatly enhancing the ability to operate together as a team.
  • Arizona Air National Guard's first European deployment in 31 years

    Airmen from the 162nd Wing, Arizona Air National Guard, have wrapped up Exercise Ample Strike 2018 at Namest Air Base, Czech Republic, after a 31-year hiatus since their last deployment overseas.
  • Ample Strike 2018 concludes

    The Czech Republic led Exercise Ample Strike 2018 concluded this week. Ample Strike is a multi-national, live exercise conducted in various training areas across the southern region of the Czech Republic. The exercise offers advanced air/land integration training to joint terminal attack controllers (JTACs) and close air support (CAS) aircrews.
  • 100th ARW: Refueling USAF B-52, Romanian F-16s

    A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress and Romanian F-16s received fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, England, before over Romania Sept. 13, 2018. Training with NATO allies such Romania improves interoperability and demonstrates the United States’ commitment to regional security.
  • Military run 9/11 Memorial 5K at Nigerien Air Base 101

    U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Christopher Jones, 786th Expeditionary Air Base Squadron RF transmission
  • Airmen participate in base readiness exercise

    Saber Nation’s usual operations came to a halt as personnel donned bulky suits, heavy helmets, and gas masks, transforming the base into a simulated wartime training environment.
  • Citizen Airman brings experience, perspective to further 100 ARW success

    When a manning crisis occurs in a squadron, Total Force Integration can be a lifesaver. Maj. Phillip Johnson, an aircraft maintenance officer from the 134th Air Refueling Wing, McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base, Tennessee, has been just that. During the summer, the 100th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron was looking at a looming manning gap for an aircraft maintenance operations officer position. To help fill the void, Johnson came in on a 90-day deployment to man that position.

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