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An artist's depiction of the Space Based Space Surveillance satellite. The Joint Space Operations Center uses data collected from the SBSS to track orbiting objects in geostationary low and medium earth orbit, providing space situational awareness to U.S. military and commercial space users. Members of the 1st Space Operations Squadron command and control the satellite. (Courtesy graphic) Space surveillance satellite flies past 4th anniversary
Members of the 1st Space Operations Squadron gathered to celebrate the Space-Based Space Surveillance Satellite's (SBSS) fourth anniversary on orbit recently.
0 10/23
2014
Default Air Force Logo Air Force officials announce banner year in ground safety
The Air Force mission is inherently risky and Airmen mitigate those risks every day, but last fiscal year their sound risk management and decision making skills contributed to a great year in ground safety.
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2014
A Ranger tab hangs on the shoulder of 1st Lt. Casey Garner, following his graduation from the U.S. Army Ranger School Oct. 17, 2014, at Fort Benning, Ga. Garner is an air liaison officer with the 17th Air Support Operations Squadron and the first ALO to graduate from the course. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Ryan Callaghan) An Air Force first: ALO graduates Ranger School
On average, more than 4,000 Soldiers go through the U.S. Army Ranger School each year. The number of Airmen who have completed the course since its inception in 1950 is only a little over 300.
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2014
The Virtual Image Takeoff and Landing XI, left, is the visual upgrade system being made to T-6A Texan II simulators. The current system is on the right. The new system includes not only a visual upgrade, but also increased programming capabilities to simulator instructors, like icy runways or blowing dust. Students at Vance Air Force Base, Okla., can expect to fly the new system beginning Oct. 27, 2014. Vance flight simulators go HD
Instead of flying in a computer-generated world reminiscent of a Windows 95 graphics reproduction, Joint Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training students will take to the simulated blue skies in high definition, beginning Oct 27.
0 10/23
2014
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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2014
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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2014
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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2014
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.
0 10/22
2014
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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2014
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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2014
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