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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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Two C-130 Hercules wait to taxi on the flightline Oct. 20, 2014, during U.S. Air Force Aviation Detachment rotation 15-1, at Powidz Air Base, Poland. The C-130s are assigned to Illinois Air National Guard’s 182nd Airlift Wing. The 182nd AW brought three aircraft to participate in the rotation hosted by the U.S. Aviation Detachment, 52nd Operations Group, at Łask Air Base, Poland. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Dylan Nuckolls) Illinois ANG soars skies over Poland
Airmen from the U.S. and Polish air forces started training together Oct. 15, at Powidz Air Base, Poland, for the start of Aviation Detachment rotation 15-1.
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Fake bruises are moulaged on Staff Sgt. Elizabeth Velez as part of the Black Eye Campaign Oct. 3, 2014, at Aviano Air Base, Italy. To help promote Domestic Violence Awareness Month, officers, enlisted, civilian employees and spouses roamed the base with fake bruises to see if fellow Airmen and co-workers would step up and ask them if they are OK. Velez is from the 555th Fighter Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Deana Heitzman) Aviano Airmen raise domestic violence awareness with Black Eye Campaign
Imitation bruises, black eyes and scratches painted the faces of more than 15 male and female volunteers to educate individuals for Domestic Violence Awareness Month, during the second annual Black Eye Campaign at Aviano Air Base, Italy, in October.
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South Korea air force pilots prepare to taxi their KF-16 Fighting Falcons to the runway during Red Flag-Alaska 15-1 Oct. 17, 2014, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. This field training exercise marked the first time South Korea air force KF-16s participated in Red Flag-Alaska. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Taylor Curry) Wolf Pack soars at RED FLAG-Alaska 15-1
Airmen from the 8th Fighter Wing at Kunsan Air Base, South Korea, recently participated in Red Flag-Alaska (RF-A)15-1 from Oct. 6 to 17at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska.
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Default Air Force Logo Airman puts SAPR training to test in real-world situation
An Alaska Air National Guard NCO found himself in a situation where he was able to use his sexual assault prevention and response training in a real-world situation during a weekend jaunt to downtown Anchorage.
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Default Air Force Logo BLUE: Air Force TV premiers new show
Air Force Television here released its all-new premier broadcast show BLUE. The 30-minute show replaces the former Today's Air Force. Blue will be released quarterly in order to provide more exclusive and in-depth look into what is happening around the Air Force. This show's line-up includes:
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Default Air Force Logo Future of AF helicopter fleets discussed at conference
Air Force Global Strike Command's Helicopter Operations Division hosted the Worldwide Helicopter Conference here Oct. 7-9, to discuss the current and future state of the Air Force's helicopter fleets.
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A group of 30 U.S. military personnel, including Marines, Airmen, and Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), board a C-17 Globemaster III Oct. 19, 2014, at Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport in Dakar, Senegal. The service members are bound for Monrovia, Liberia, where U.S. troops will construct medical treatment units and train health care workers as part of Operation United Assistance, the U.S. Agency for International Development-led, whole-of-government effort to respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Maj. Dale Greer) Kentucky ANG Airmen support 101st Airborne Division’s movement to Liberia
The Joint Task Force-Port Opening Senegal (JTF-PO) supported the 101st Airborne Division’s departure from Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport here Oct. 19, en route to Liberia, where the division will join hundreds of U.S. service members engaged in the fight against Ebola in West Africa.
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Default Air Force Logo AF to release small business research solicitations
The Air Force Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) program office is set to release its fiscal year 2015 list of topics Oct. 22, on the SBIR/STTR website.
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