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Default Air Force Logo AMC achieves electronic flight bags milestone
Air Mobility Command recently achieved a milestone with its electronic flight bag initiative. “All AMC wings are now approved to use electronic flight bags,” said Richard Quidgeon, the AMC electronic flight bag requirements manager. EFBs are portable electronic devices that consolidate nearly 120 pounds of paper products into a single tablet.
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Air Force Academy Cadet Bowman Benge waits for his next instruction during an Air Liaison Officer Aptitude Assessment, Feb. 14, 2017, at Camp Bullis, Texas. The week-long assessment allows current ALOs and enlisted cadre to decide if the cadets are worthy of progressing to the Tactical Air Control Party school house. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider) Air liaison officers test cadets
Cadets from the Air Force Academy attended an Air Liaison Officers Aptitude Assessment Feb. 13 – 17, 2017 at Camp Bullis, Texas. Current ALOs and enlisted tactical air control party members from the 93rd Air Ground Operations Wing filled the roles of cadre and raters to assess if the cadets have what it takes to join their career field.
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Default Air Force Logo AF Selective Re-enlistment Bonus program updates released
Air Force officials released details on the fiscal year 2017 Selective Re-enlistment Bonus program Feb. 23, 2017. This year’s program consists of 80 Air Force specialties and continues the practice of offering larger sums of money initially up front.
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2017
Walter Wilson and Airman 1st Class Nicholas Imber, both 733rd Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle maintainers, use a grease gun to squeeze bio-based grease into a forklift carriage at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Jan. 31, 2017. JB Langley-Eustis is one of four Air Force bases that will perform a 12-month long test of the grease on its vehicles. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Kaylee Dubois) Langley 1 of 4 bases to test bio-based grease
The 733rd Logistics Readiness Squadron Vehicle Management Flight was chosen to participate in a 12-month long experimental testing of a new bio-based grease to lessen the base's impact on the environment. The 441st Vehicle Support Chain Operations Squadron and representatives from the Defense Logistics Agency briefed the vehicle management flight about the impact of the bio-based grease on the three vehicles chosen to test the grease Jan. 31.
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Staff Sgt. Ryan Malicki (left) and Senior Airman Ryan Donato, of the 386th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron Fly-Away Security Team, monitor a flightline during a FAST drill at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Feb. 5, 2017. These teams are used when additional security is required at the aircraft’s destination. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew Park) Security forces provides FAST protection to aircrews in austere locations
Last month, the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing flew more than 600 sorties in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. Many of these missions involved flying into austere locations to deliver cargo and personnel to forward-deployed locations to aid in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. Regardless of their hazardous surroundings, aircrew members must remain focused on their task at hand so that they can quickly perform their mission and return home.
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An Army AH-64 Apache helicopter is unloaded from an Air Mobility Command C-5M Super Galaxy at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Feb. 22, 2017, in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve. The four Apache helicopters that arrived are part of a larger contingent of helicopters and personnel supporting OAR, a U.S. commitment to maintaining peace and stability in the European region. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Timothy Moore) C-5Ms deliver Army helicopters to Europe for Atlantic Resolve
A contingent of Army AH-64 Apache helicopters, delivered by two Air Mobility Command C-5M Super Galaxies, arrived at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Feb. 22 in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve.
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2017
Trucks and personnel from the Federal Emergency Management Agency arrive at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., Feb. 16, 2017. Travis AFB is acting as a staging area for FEMA personnel, providing space for necessary equipment and supplies in case of the Oroville auxiliary spillway failure. (U.S. Air Force photo/Louis Briscese) Travis supports FEMA
Due to historical rainfall and flooding across Northern California, Travis Air Force Base is supporting an incident management assistance team (IMAT) from the Federal Emergency Management Agency with a staging area at the base.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo AF offers new 2-year degree program for civilians
The Air Force is expanding development opportunities for the civilian workforce by offering an associate degree at little to no cost. Graduates of the online program will be awarded an Associate of Applied Science in Air Force leadership and management studies. The 60-credit hour program is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
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Default Air Force Logo AF, Navy team up to save money with communications tower
The Air Force is constantly looking for innovative ideas and solutions to save money and resources, and this effort recently paid off by utilizing a sister service asset to create a huge cost saving solution.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo US, UK work together to save crew stranded on yacht
Imagine this: You’re on a yacht traveling from country to country. Five days into traveling, a rogue wave hits the boat, dragging its mast into the water and snapping it; leaving you stranded at sea. For 14 people this scenario was their reality Feb. 9, 2017, when the Clyde Challenger, a 60-foot racing yacht, was traveling from the Azores heading toward the U.K. when disaster struck. The yacht and those aboard were stranded hundreds of miles from land, awaiting rescue.
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