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Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: April 21
On this look around the Air Force, a U.S. Air Force Academy grad treks to space, the 10th African Partnership Flight kicks off and the 2017 Air Force photo contest opens soon.
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The Soyuz MS-04 rocket launches from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan April 20, 2017, carrying Fyodor Yurchikhin, the Expedition 51 Soyuz commander of Roscosmos, and Col. Jack Fischer, the Expedition 51 NASA flight engineer, into orbit to begin their four and a half month mission on the International Space Station. (NASA photo/Aubrey Gemignani) Astronaut Airman launched to International Space Station
On April 20, 2017, Col. Jack D. Fischer became the most recent American Airman to travel to space in support of the International Space Station mission. He was joined in flight by Fyodor Yurchikin, a Russian cosmonaut.
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Second Lt. Ryan Novack, the 36th Munitions Squadron flight leader, prepares to run March 1, 2017, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. Novak was a victim of a serious spinal injury from riding dirt bikes, resulting in him being paralyzed below the knees. After attending months of physical therapy, Novack returned to work and is currently conditioning for the Defense Department Warrior Games this summer in Chicago. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Cierra Presentado) The road to recovery; Airman defines true meaning of resilience
“I can’t feel my legs, I can’t feel anything.” These were the words spoken by an Airman who would soon experience and overcome a road filled with pain, courage and resilience. Second Lt. Ryan Novack, the 36th Munitions Squadron flight leader, always wanted to race dirt bikes. After learning about a track here in Guam, it was only a matter of time before he hopped on a bike and pursued his hobby.
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Airman 1st Class Diante Cooper, a 19th Air Support Operations Squadron Tactical Air Control Party specialist, watches and communicates with an A-10C Thunderbolt II during a joint close air support exercise at Camp Grayling, Mich. April 13, 2017. To further build interoperability and hone their unique skillset, members of the German air force Air Ground Operations Squadron travelled to the U.S. to partner with the 19th ASOS and conduct a close air support exercise working with A-10s and F-16 Fighting Falcons. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider) NATO partners conduct close air support exercise
Today’s fight against terrorism doesn’t rest on the shoulders of one country. It’s a team fight, meaning countries must be interoperable to effectively defeat that threat. To better support the team, members of the German air force’s Air Ground Operations Squadron partnered with the 19th Air Support Operations Squadron to conduct a close air support exercise, April 10-14, 2017, at Camp Grayling, Michigan.
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Air Force officials are seeking nominations for the 2017 Gen. Mark A. Welsh III One Air Force Award, which recognizes mission success achieved by a team make up of two or more Total Force components, will be presented to the top team that demonstrates improved effectiveness, operational readiness or mission accomplishment through integrated solutions. Nomination packages are due to the Air Force Personnel Center no later than June 1, 2017. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo) AF seeks 2017 Gen. Mark A. Welsh III One Air Force Award submissions
Air Force officials are seeking nominations for the 2017 Gen. Mark A. Welsh III One Air Force Award. This Air Force-level award, which recognizes mission success achieved by a team of two or more total force components, will be presented to the top team that demonstrates improved effectiveness, operational readiness or mission accomplishment
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Members of the Air Force Studies, Analysis and Assessments directorate received the INFORMS Prize April 3, 2017, at a gala in Las Vegas, Nev. The award is given to organizations that have repeatedly applied the principles of operations research in pioneering, carried, novel and lasting ways. (Courtesy photo) Air Force, Walt Disney Co. receive operations research award
Members of the Air Force Studies, Analysis and Assessments directorate joined leaders of the Walt Disney Company as co-awardees of the INFORMS Prize at a gala in Las Vegas, Nevada, April 3, 2017, for their pioneering and enduring integration of operations research and analytics programs. The award is given each year by The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS).
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Family events, like Daddy Daughter Dances, are often held at Air Force clubs around the globe. (U.S. Air Force/Courtesy photo) Air Force Clubs transition from credit card system to virtual portal, app
The Air Force is revolutionizing its club membership program in the coming months, to include a transition away from a club credit card to the Air Force Club Member Portal.
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Jeff Thatcher, son of Doolittle Raider Staff Sgt. David Thatcher, gives remarks at the National Museum of the United States Air Force April 18, 2017. The memorial service, including a wreath laying, honored the 75th anniversary of the Doolittle Tokyo Raid in which 80 volunteers used 16 B-25 Mitchell bombers to strike the Japanese mainland from the USS Hornet aircraft carrier, turning the tide of World War II. The ceremony included two flyovers of B-25 bombers, one in the missing man formation, and a B-1B bomber flyover. (U.S. Air Force photo/Wesley Farnsworth) Wright-Patterson, NMUSAF pay tribute to Doolittle Raid 75th anniversary
Friends, family and fans from around the country came together to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Doolittle Tokyo Raid April 17-18, 2017, at the National Museum of the United States Air Force located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The April 18, 1942, Doolittle Raid on Tokyo was an important event in the development of American air power as it was the first combat use of strategic bombardment by the U.S. Army Air Forces in World War II.
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Becky Thatcher, daughter of the late Doolittle Raider Staff Sgt. David Thatcher, and Tech. Sgt. William Hatten, a 28th Maintenance Squadron dedicated crew chief from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., unveil the newest rendition of the Ruptured Duck artwork during a ceremony April 17, 2017, at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. The original artwork featured a cross-eyed duck, wearing a leather helmet, staring out over crossed crutches. (U.S. Air Force photo/Wesley Farnsworth) Rechristening honors Doolittle Raiders’ 75th anniversary
The 75th anniversary of the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders was commemorated April 17, 2017, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base as a B-1 Lancer bomber from Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota, was rechristened the “Ruptured Duck”. New nose art was also unveiled on the B-1 in tribute to a B-25 Mitchell bomber flown during the Doolittle Raid in 1942.
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Lt. Col. (Dr.) Matthew Hann, an 81st Medical Operations Squadron interventional cardiologist, inserts a Micra Transcatheter Pacing System at the Keesler Medical Center April 13, 2017, at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The Micra Transcatheter Pacing System is a new type of heart device that provides patients with the most advanced pacing technology at one-tenth the size of a traditional pacemaker. (U.S. Air Force photo/Kemberly Groue) KMC medics implant AF’s 1st Micra TPS
The Keesler Medical Center became the first Air Force hospital to implant the world’s smallest pacemaker for patients with bradycardia April 13, 2017.
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