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19th Air Force experts transform flying training syllabi 19th Air Force experts transform flying training syllabi
Maj. Gen. Patrick Doherty, 19th Air Force commander, asked his team to deliver a redesigned Undergraduate Pilot Training syllabi “that embraced common sense and held ideas from the leaders and instructor corps to produce more pilots, higher quality pilots with agility and speed.” The homework assignment was to “transform the current syllabi to match the more competitive world in the future,” according to Doherty.
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MSgt. William Posch Two Air Force Reserve pararescuemen among 7 Airmen killed in Iraq helicopter crash
Two Air Force Reserve pararescuemen, Master Sgt. William Posch, 36 and Staff Sgt. Carl Enis, 31, are among the seven Airmen killed in a helicopter crash in Iraq, March 15, 2018.
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Default Air Force Logo US Air Force aircraft crashes in western Iraq
At approximately 6:45 p.m. GMT March 15, 2018, an Air Force HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter crashed in western Iraq. The crash does not appear to be a result of enemy activity. This incident is under investigation.
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Individual assists with yoga pose Physical therapist strengthens EOD mission readiness
For some Air Force careers, everyday physical demands can have a significant impact on an Airman’s comprehensive fitness in a big way. Explosive ordnance disposal Airmen at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, are working with the 39th Medical Operations Squadron to help reduce the stress that comes with wearing 75-pound protective bomb suits.
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U.S. Air Force Maj. Justin Elliott, Air Force Strategic Policy fellow, was recorded while presenting a briefing at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas on Feb. 22, 2018.  Elliott’s briefing, sharing an aviator’s perspective on physiological events in flight, is now being integrated into student undergraduate pilot training across Air Education and Training Command bases.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Melissa Peterson) Test pilot briefs T-6 nation
An F-16 Fighting Falcon’s sustained 9 g-force break turn is no small matter on a normal day. Imagine yourself there. Your head weighs 180 pounds and your arms are pinned to the stick and throttle; let go of your breath the wrong way, and you watch the world fade from gray to black in an instant. Now add to this situation a corset-tight upper vest built to restrict lung inflation and an oxygen hose with half the normal flow rate – on purpose.
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Capt. Stephanie Kaari a Logistics Officer assigned to the 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron, at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., recently received notification she was selected to attend the 2018 United Nations Logistics Officer Course in Bangladesh starting this fall. The board considered 30 applicants before selecting Kaari to be the first U.S. Air Force representative to attend the UN Logistics Officer Course. The course prepares participants for work in all aspects of logistics in a UN operation, including the ability to differentiate between national and UN logistic responsibilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Teach. Sgt. Liliana Moreno/Released) First Airman selected for UN Logistics Officer Course
For the first time ever, an Airman will attend the 2018 United Nations Logistics Officer Course in Bangladesh starting in fall 2018.
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Default Air Force Logo First-ever blood test for detecting brain injury cleared by FDA
Brain injuries can happen from a fall, while in combat or during training exercises. Thanks in part to research funded by the Defense Department and the Army, Banyan Biomarkers has created the first-ever brain trauma blood test. On Feb. 14, 2018, the Food and Drug Administration cleared marketing of the Banyan Biomarkers’ Brain Trauma Indicator.
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Default Air Force Logo Airmen participate in joint rescue mission
Rescue Airmen from the 23rd Wing recently participated in a joint rescue operation alongside other Air Force and Marine Corps assets, approximately 675 nautical miles off the coast of California.
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An F-22 Raptor from the 95th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, flies over Syria March 5, 2018. The F-22, a critical component of the Global Strike Task Force, is designed to project air dominance rapidly and at great distances, and defeat threats attempting to deny access to the Air Force, Army, Navy and Marine Corps. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Colton Elliott) AF Week in Photos
This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.
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Default Air Force Logo AFPC conducts test of revised Base of Preference program on seven career fields
Beginning April 2018, the Air Force’s Personnel Center will launch a test on how it delivers information to Airmen for the Base of Preference program. The test will provide increased visibility of available locations to Airmen in seven Air Force Specialty Codes, to start. If the program proves successful, AFPC will expand it.
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Innovation Summit AFCENT innovation summit fuels thoughtful debate on future Air Force and DoD operations
U.S. Air Forces Central Command hosted its second annual innovation summit, March 8-9, 2018, bringing military and academic minds together to brainstorm warfighting challenges and assess progress made in collaboration between the Defense Innovation Experimental Unit and the Combined Air Operations Center.
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Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: March 15
On this look around the Air Force, Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson shares what she thinks is unique about Airmen and Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Kaleth Wright visits Airmen at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. Hosted by Airman 1st Class Marqus Williams.
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Default Air Force Logo Under Secretary checks in on progress of KC-46
Under Secretary of the Air Force Matthew Donovan visited the Boeing KC-46A Pegasus production and modification facility in Everett, Washington, March 14, 2018, after the latest announcement of a further delay in the first aircraft delivery to the Air Force.
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2018
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein prepare to testify before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations about the Air Force’s fiscal year 2019 budget March 14, 2018, in Washington, D.C. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Rusty Frank) National Defense Strategy drives Air Force budget
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations about the Air Force’s fiscal year 2019 budget in Washington, D.C., March 14, 2018.
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Air crews from the 80TH Flying Training Wing practice maneuvers during pilot training in T-38 Talon aircrafts on May 14, 2014 at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. Pilots practice take offs, landing, touch and goes and tactical formation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Danny Webb/Released) Air Force, NATO works to address pilot shortage
The shortage of pilots in the Air Force has been well documented, but the United States isn’t the only member of NATO looking for more people to fill seats.
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Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson is briefed by 2nd Maintenance Squadron Airmen during a tour at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Nov. 14, 2017. During the tour, Wilson reiterated the importance of readiness, modernization and innovation to remain the greatest Air Force in the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mozer O. Da Cunha) Service Secretaries: People Are Most Important Part of DoD’s Success
Speaking at a forum here March 12 on issues surrounding the president’s fiscal year 2019 defense budget request, the three service secretaries agreed that the Defense Department’s most crucial need is continued investment in people.
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Default Air Force Logo Clinic answers call for invisible wound care
In the midst of brain injury awareness month, construction of a facility to treat traumatic brain injury is well underway at the 96th Medical Group.
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Airman 1st Class Levi Gordon, 60th Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural maintenance, uses a Clean Laser 1000 to remove paint from a sheet of metal March 7 at Travis Air Force Base, California. The 1000-watt laser can remove paint and corrosion. It reduces the waste created from sanding paint by 90 percent Travis was chosen as one of two bases to test the capabilities of the laser. (U.S. Air Force photos by Staff Sgt. Amber Carter) Travis AFB beta tests lasers
Travis Air Force Base, California, prides itself on leading the way in innovation and continues to look toward the future with a laser removal process that has enhanced the 60th Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural maintenance section’s efficiency since the arrival of two lasers in April 2017.
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Default Air Force Logo Air Force releases FY17 Air Force acquisition report
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson released the fiscal year 2017 Air Force Acquisition Annual Report March 13, 2018.
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Default Air Force Logo Should we really “pin them where they win them”
Active duty Air Force members who have changed stations in the recent past (approximately the last ten years or so) are likely to have experienced a push to get their PCS decoration written and awarded before PCSing so that their shop, or even their commander, can present the medal prior to the member’s departure to the next assignment. The preference to do so indicates a service-wide consensus that it is more valuable for a member to receive a medal at the unit they are departing from than to be awarded the medal at their new unit.
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