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Col. Patrick Matthews, Eighth Air Force vice commander, speaks with Team Minot Airmen during a tour at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Sept. 25, 2017. During the tour, Matthews visited the 5th Munitions Squadron, Combat Arms Training and Maintenance, Explosive Ordnance Disposal, Military Working Dogs, 23rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit, and the 5th Operations Support Squadron alert facility.(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alyssa M. Akers) The uniform, the rank, the badge – the attitude
The colonel leaned back in his seat, pausing for just a moment as he scanned his memory. “Not really,” he said, recounting if the Air Force had always been a goal. “It was kind of tradition in the family – to serve. It was something the family did. I figured I’d get in, do five years and then get out.” Smiling, Col. Patrick Matthews shook his head as if trying to imagine the journey from his home in Texas to serving as the Eighth Air Force vice commander, at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana.
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Team Dover aids in hurricane relief Dover AFB delivers communication equipment to Virgin Islands
A C-17 Globemaster III assigned to Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, conducted a humanitarian relief mission to hurricane-ravaged St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Sept. 24, 2017.
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Hurricane Maria response 165th Airlift Wing keeps disaster relief moving
Air National Guard Airmen with the 165th Air Terminal Operations Center at Savannah Air National Guard Base operated around the clock recently to send disaster relief to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: Sept. 26
FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) – On this look around the Air Force, the Air Force Chief of Staff talks about the future of the Air Force and Airmen deliver much needed supplies to Mexico. Hosted by Staff Sgt. Nicholas Koetz.For previous episodes, click here for the Air Force TV page.Related links:- Travis AFB delivers response team to Mexico
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Air Force expands Career Intermission Program opportunities AF expands Career Intermission Program opportunities
The Air Force has changed the Career Intermission Program to expand participation opportunities for Airmen from one application window each year to three. In addition, Airmen with humanitarian circumstances may submit out-of-cycle CIP applications, as can dual-military married Airmen when a join spouse assignment cannot be supported, provided they meet CIP eligibility criteria. If desired, the Air Force Personnel Center will expedite the CIP application.
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Default Air Force Logo Air Force releases call to industry for directed energy experimentation as part of flight plan
The Strategic Development Planning and Experimentation Office recently released a request for information to industry as part of market research analyses in support of an upcoming experimentation demonstration using directed energy technology to counter unmanned aircraft systems.
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An Afghan Air Force UH-60 is towed as two AAF A-29s taxi for take-off Sept. 18, 2017, at Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan. The UH-60 was the first to arrive in Afghanistan as part of modernization efforts to transition the AAF to a more sustainable and modern helicopter fleet. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Veronica Pierce) Afghan Air Force receives first delivery of UH-60s at Kandahar Airfield
The first two Afghan Air Force UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters arrived at Kandahar Airfield.
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15th SOS performs quick turn, evacuates medical students after Maria 15th SOS performs quick turn, evacuates medical students after Hurricane Maria
Aircrew members with the 15th Special Operations Squadron deployed from Hurlburt Field, Florida, evacuated 19 medical students from the island of Montserrat Sept. 23, 2017, after it was devastated by Hurricane Maria.
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Airmen from the 123rd Airlift Wing load equipment onto a West Virginia Air National Guard C-17 at the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Ky., Sept 23, 2017, in support of Hurricane Maria recovery operations. Thirty-two members of the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Contingency Response Group are deploying to San Juan, Puerto Rico, along with the equipment to establish an air cargo hub to process relief supplies. Kentucky ANG establishes air hub for Hurricane Maria relief
Thirty-two members of the 123rd Contingency Response Group departed the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Ky., Sept. 23, 2017, to establish an air cargo hub that will support Hurricane Maria relief operations across the Caribbean.
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Senior Airman Kenny Phonsyry, 437th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, performs preflight checks at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., Sept. 23, 2017. The 14th Airlift Squadron, 437th Airlift Wing, flew a mobile air traffic control tower, food and water to St. Thomas, Virgin Islands in support of Hurricane Maria relief efforts. 437th AW crew provides quick-response relief following Hurricane Maria
Members of the 14th Airlift Squadron at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, the Federal Aviation Administration and the Federal Emergency Management Agency completed a humanitarian mission in support of Hurricane Maria to St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Sept. 23, 2017.
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Default Air Force Logo Officials announce 2017 AFA Aerospace Award winners
The Air Force Association awards committee announced the final recipients of the 2017 National Aerospace and Specialty Awards.
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Default Air Force Logo A-10 demonstration team to perform during 2018 airshow season
The U.S. Air Force A-10 demonstration team will once again display the capabilities of the Thunderbolt II at approximately 14 shows throughout the 2018 airshow season.
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Air National Guard Master Sgt. Matt Hill, air transportation specialist with the 133rd Airlift Wing in Minneapolis, Minnesota, directs the offload of food and supplies pallets at Cyril E. King Airport in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Sept. 15, 2017. 133rd AW personnel joined Airmen assigned to the 146th Airlift Wing in Camarillo, California and the 161st Air Refueling Wing in Phoenix, Arizona to manage air operations at the storm damaged airport in St. Thomas in the wake of Hurricane Irma. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Paul Gorman) ANG Airmen provide contingency response in USVI
Air National Guard units from three U.S. states combined assets, manpower and expertise to provide critical control of military airlift to the heavily battered island of St. Thomas in the wake of Hurricane Irma. Airmen from the 133rd Airlift Wing in Minneapolis, Minnesota; 146th AW in Camarillo, California and 161st Air Refueling Wing in Phoenix demonstrated the real world capability of the airlift control flight Sept. 9, 2017, as they began to manage 24-hour flight operations at the Cyril E. King International Airport in St. Thomas.
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Capt. Victor, 17th Attack Squadron MQ-9 Reaper pilot, teaches robotics students as a volunteer mentor Sept. 7, 2017, in Las Vegas. Engineering the future: MQ-9 pilot gives back
Service is defined as unrelenting devotion to one’s duty to his or her country. It’s one of the core values instilled into every Airman . However, for one Airman, it also means giving back to his community.
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Maj. Kari Flemming, left, 14th Airlift Squadron pilot, and Flight Lt. Matt Jenkinson, right, 14th AS Royal air force exchange pilot, both from Joint Base Charleston, S.C., perform preflight checks at Kelly Field in San Antonio, Texas, Sept. 24, 2017. Members of the 14th AS delivered more than 129,000 pounds of food and water to St. Croix, Virgin Islands in support of relief efforts after Hurricane Maria. The mission to St. Croix marked the second mission the crew flew to the Virgin Islands for humanitarian aid in 48 hours. Joint team delivers relief in Hurricane Maria aftermath
Members of the 14th Airlift Squadron from Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina delivered 17 pallets containing more than 129,000 pounds of food and water to St. Croix, Virgin Islands in support of relief efforts after Hurricane Maria, Sept. 24, 2017.
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Airmen from the 55th Helicopter Maintenance Unit pose in front of an HH-60G Pave Hawk at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 21, 2017. The 55th HMU performed an engine swap on mountainous terrain in less than 48 hours after an in-flight emergency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore) 55th HMU: Ready to repair at a moment’s notice
High above the desert mountains, an HH-60G Pave Hawk glided through the evening air. What was supposed to be a standard maneuvering exercise turned into an inflight emergency when the helicopter suffered a detrimental bird strike.
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The 25th Air Force’s Insider Threat Hub, led by Jason Barron, was recognized last week for their dedication to developing top-notch Air Force intelligence community insider threat capabilities by the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association. Leader, team recognized for exceptional insider threat capabilities
The 25th Air Force’s Insider Threat Hub, led by Jason Barron, was recognized last week for their dedication to developing top-notch Air Force intelligence community insider threat capabilities by the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association.
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Department of Health and Human Services logistician throws a cargo net over a pallet on the flightline at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga. Sept. 21, 2017. This cargo included items needed to build a hospital from scratch – everything from the tents required to house the temporary structure to the medical equipment used to treat patients. (U.S. Air Force photo/Don Peek) Dobbins ARB serves as important hub for hurricane relief efforts
The flightline resembled a truck stop gas station this week as semitrucks were lined up in several rows behind the Transportation Proficiency Center, Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Sept. 21, 2017. Trucks carried cargo vital to the relief efforts currently underway in countries lying in the destructive path of Hurricane Maria.
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A team of U.S. Army parachute riggers rig a supply bundle in preparation for an airdrop mission at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Sept. 6, 2017. Airdrop bundles are rigged within specific guidelines to ensure the cargo properly exits the aircraft, the parachute properly deploys and the bundle lands intact on its target. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Hehnly) Air Force, Army partnership feeds the warfighter
The 386th Air Expeditionary Wing plays a major logistical role in delivering critical supplies to the frontlines in the war against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. One of the ways the 386th AEW supports the Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve mission is by conducting airdrops to move supplies downrange.
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Airman 1st Class Dakwon Aktkinson, 502nd Logistics Readiness Squadron forklift operator, moves cargo around the air operations terminal Sept. 22, 2017 at Joint Base San Antonio-Kelly Field.  The cargo was being staged at the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Incident Support Base at Kelly for transport to areas devastated by Hurricane Maria (U.S. Air Force image/Dan Hawkins) FEMA stands up ISB at JB San Antonio to support Hurricane Maria relief efforts
The Federal Emergency Management Agency stood up an Incident Support Base at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Kelly Field, Texas to aid Hurricane Maria relief efforts with support from the 502nd Air Base Wing, Sept. 21, 2017.
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