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Default Air Force Logo Enlisted attaché duty applications due in November
Active duty staff sergeants through master sergeants interested in attaché duty can apply for assignment opportunities with international affairs teams around the world, but to be considered, those interested must submit their applications by Nov. 14, Air Force officials announced Oct. 22.
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Default Air Force Logo Airman featured in Warrior Games documentary
Master Sgt. Christopher Aguilera will be one of the wounded warriors featured on Universal Sports Network’s documentary-style special ‘Warrior Games: The Fight Continues,’ airing 8 p.m. EDT, Oct. 22.
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In June 2007, 4-year-old Ty Nordstrom caught a 7-pound catfish in Lake Kirby, Abilene, Texas. In October 2007, Ty faced an even bigger battle when he was diagnosed with non-rhabdomyosarcoma cancer. He died in November 2009, one month before his seventh birthday. Ty’s dad, Master Sgt. Lyle Nordstrom, the 352nd Special Operations Group Inspector General superintendent, shares the story of his loss to raise awareness of childhood cancer. (Courtesy photo) Airman shares story of loss to raise awareness of childhood cancer
Ty Nordstrom was just 4 years old when he caught a large catfish by himself. But that wasn't the only battle Ty faced at such a young age. He soon had to deal with something much scarier -- cancer.
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Cadet 2nd Class Brett Meyer prepares to land a Cessna T-51 Oct. 14, 2014, at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo. during the National Intercollegiate Flying Association Regional Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference. The Academy hosted this year's competition and scored first in overall school rankings, school flight events and school ground events. (U.S. Air Force photo/Bill Evans) Academy fliers soar above competition
The Academy Flying Team won a top-level national flying competition for the 28th consecutive year, scoring first in overall school rankings, school flight events and school ground events.
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Airmen with the 58th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew one prepare to load a GBU-31 joint direct attack munition on to an F-35A Lightning II during a qualification load Oct. 10, 2014, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The F-35A is now one step closer to its initial operational capability with the first weapons load crew qualification. The newly qualified crewmembers will continue to hone their skills and become experts at their jobs so they can train the weapons load crews at other bases receiving the F-35A. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Marleah Robertson) First F-35A operational weapons load crew qualified
Three Airmen with the 58th Aircraft Maintenance Unit became the first qualified operational weapons load crew for the F-35A Lightning II during a qualification load here, Oct. 10.
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Tech. Sgt. Saquadrea Crosby gets fitted for an N95 respirator by Airman 1st Class Aaron Gonzalez  Oct. 17, 2014, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. The N95 respirator is a device that is used to help prevent the spread of germs (viruses and bacteria) from one person to another. As members of the 86th Airlift Wing continue to support missions for Operation United Assistance, Airmen who are expected to interact with returnees from Ebola affected areas will be fitted for the N95 respirators. Crosby is the 86th Aerospace Medicine Squadron public health NCO in charge and Gonzalez is an 86th Bioenvironmental Engineering technician. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Sara Keller) Ramstein Airmen support Ebola fight, mitigate risks at home
As service members travel to Africa in support of Operation United Assistance, Ramstein Air Base here continues to establish itself as a power projection platform for Europe and Africa.
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Default Air Force Logo ISR: A critical capability for 21st century warfare
The progressive adaptations and breakthroughs made in the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance arena have changed the way wars are fought, and the way commanders think about the battlespace.
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Default Air Force Logo Travel regulation changes affect PCS moves, travelers
Big changes are happening with the Joint Travel Regulations, and they could affect your next permanent-change-of-station move or how you are reimbursed for temporary duty assignments. As of July 25, Army uniformed and civilian travelers are directed to use their government travel credit cards for PCS moves, Harvey Johnson, the director of the Defense Travel Management Office said Oct. 21.
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Lt. Col. Jon Talbot points to the eye of Hurricane Julio during a hurricane flight off the coast of Hawaii Aug. 9, 2014.Talbot is a 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron aerial reconnaissance weather officer. The Hurricane Hunters returned from their second deployment to Hawaii this year. The 53rd WRS deployed to Hawaii Oct. 16-20, 2014, to fly Hurricane Ana. The 53rd WRS and 403rd Wing maintenance personnel deployed to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, twice this year to fly storm missions into Hurricanes Iselle, Julio and Ana. The "Hurricane Hunters" fly storm missions in both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans during the hurricane season, June 1 to Nov. 30 yearly. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Jessica Kendziorek) 'Hurricane Hunters' busy with missions on both coasts
It's been a busy two weeks for the Air Force Reserve's Hurricane Hunters. The 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron flew their last of 15 missions into Hurricane Ana in the Pacific Monday while gathering weather data for the Central Pacific Hurricane Center. On the other side of the globe, the hunters wrapped up a week-long deployment to St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, flying their last Hurricane Gonzalo mission Oct. 16 in the Atlantic.
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An F-16 Fighting Falcon from the Texas Air National Guard taxis as a Chilean F-16 takes off in the background at Cerro Moreno Air Base near Antofagasta, Chile. Aircraft from various nations participating in Salitre 2014 took part in large force employment exercises during the two-week long exercise which concluded Oct. 18. Salitre is a Chilean-led exercise where the U.S., Chile, Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay, focus on increasing interoperability between allied nations. (Air National Guard photo/Senior Master Sgt. Miguel Arellano) Airmen close out successful SALITRE exercise
After flying more than 50 sorties, participating in two community relations events, entertaining multiple media events and experiencing a visit from the President of Chile, U.S. Airmen participating in Chile's SALITRE 2014 exercise are returning home.
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