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Caregivers Caregivers play critical role in lives of wounded warriors
Tech. Sgt. Eric Fisher was two months into a five-month deployment in 2011 to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, when he suffered a heart attack after an intense rocket attack, and a day of moving heavy pallets on the flight line.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo Air Force announces 100 percent promotion opportunity to major
In the latest move to restore the Air Force’s readiness and lethality, senior leaders are taking a closer look at officer performance management with a focus on developing leaders and retaining the talented professionals the service needs.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: Sept. 13
FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) – On this look around the Air Force, Air National Guard Airmen in Saint Maarten and C-130 crews help fight wildfires in the Western U.S. Hosted by Staff Sgt. Nicholas Koetz.For previous episodes, click here for the Air Force TV page.Related links:- ANG rescues- Firefighting
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A truck McConnell AFB innovation saves $40K, increases safety
The 22nd Logistics Readiness Squadron’s vehicle management flight recently constructed and installed a modification on a vehicle to enhance the safety of McConnell Air Force Base Airmen while saving the Air Force thousands of dollars.
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Default Air Force Logo AF awards contract to begin designing next Air Force One aircraft
The Air Force awarded a contract modification for just under $600 million to Boeing Sept. 12, 2017, for preliminary design efforts for the next presidential aircraft.
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Air Traffic Controllers Put to the Test for Hurricane Evacuation Air traffic controllers put to test during hurricane evacuation
Barksdale Air Force Base welcomed over 70 aircraft, and more than 180 personnel, Sept. 8-10, 2017, as a result of Hurricane Irma.
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2017
Amn Malcolm Charles, 902nd Security Forces Squadron entry controller, sends a situation report of the Incident Support Base where Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster relief trucks are parked at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, September 7, 2017. Harvey relief efforts are personal to Airman from Houston
A 902nd Security Forces Squadron entry controller’s thoughts turned to his family as Hurricane Harvey prepared to unleash its fury on the city of Houston more than two weeks ago.
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ech. Sgt. Robert Dones, 349th Medical Squadron surgical technician, poses for portrait at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., on Sept. 9, 2017. On Sept. 2, Dones went hiking on the Eagle Creek Trail in the Columbia River Gorge near Portland, Ore. While on the hike, a forest fire broke out. Dones helped gather a group of hikers who were stranded on the trail with the fire separating them from their way back. Approximately 150 hikers were led to safety aided by Dones. Travis AFB Airman leads Oregon forest fire rescue
Tech. Sgt. Rob Dones was simply out for a four-mile hike when a giant plume of smoke from a raging forest fire turned a casual date into a 22-plus hour rescue of more than 140 people.
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2017
Photo of WC-130J preparing for take off. Airmen document Hurricane Irma with Hurricane Hunters
It’s not often that Air Force reservists arrive at Unit Training Assembly “weekend drill,” and in short order find themselves flying into the eye of a hurricane, but that’s exactly what happened to Staff Sgts. Kyle Brasier and Corban Lundborg with the 4th Combat Camera Squadron, Joint Base Charleston.
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2017
released Nellis AFB to support Hurricane Irma rescue operations
In mid-afternoon Sept. 8, 2017, the 66th Rescue Squadron and 823rd Maintenance Squadron assigned to Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, received a call from U.S. Northern Command to ready teams to support the Federal Emergency Management Agency search and rescue efforts in the Florida Keys following the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo AF senior leaders join Mattis, Dunford honoring Pentagon’s fallen, survivors, families 16 years after 9/11
During a Pentagon remembrance on the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Air Force senior leaders joined Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford to honor those who died, the survivors and the families left behind.
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2017
2018squadron commander candiates for support, health professions AF releases 2018 support, health professions squadron command candidate list
Development teams from airfield operations, support, materiel leader and health professions functional communities selected more than 800 officers as candidates for squadron command in 2018.
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2017
U.S. Air Force Senior Airmen John Hartin, 94th Fighter Squadron all source intelligence analyst, maps out ground-to-air target scenarios for Red Flag 17-4 mission planning at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 23, 2017. Utilizing intelligence from multiple sources, Hartin plots out each target point for the pilots’ awareness allowing them to execute a mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie) Ops Airmen, key to mission success
Before an F-22 Raptor takes off for training or a combat mission, maintainers and weapons Airmen are seen on the flight line preparing, servicing and readying the jet to contest any airspace. However, it takes more than fifth generation machinery and flight line crews to accomplish the mission. A small team of behind-the-scenes Airmen ensure those piloting the stealth aircraft are flight and combat capable.
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2017
Preparing for tomorrow by building partnerships today: USAF collaborates with Nepalese on disaster response US, Nepal team up for disaster response training
Ten U.S. Air Force air advisors from the 36th Contingency Response Group, Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, embarked on a journey over 4,000 miles away from their tropical duty station to the mountainous country of Nepal, where they participated in a subject-matter expert exchange with 20 members from the Nepalese Army, Nepal Police, Nepal Armed Police Force, Nepal Airlines and Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal Aug. 21-25, 2017.
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2017
Healthcare professionals requested by the National Disaster Medical System and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services are aboard a C-17 Globemaster III as part of the Hurricane Irma response. Air Force delivers doctors, aid to Florida
Three C-17s from Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina and Dover Air Force Base, Delaware flew more than 300 doctors, nurses and other medical professionals to Orlando, Florida, Sept. 9, 2017, in anticipation of Hurricane Irma’s landfall Sept. 10.
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2017
Moody HH-60G Pavehawk pilots prepare to takeoff in support of Hurricane Irma, Sept. 9, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Team Moody aircraft and rescue assets travelled to Columbus Air Force Base, Miss., for shelter before re-engaging with other Moody assets to assist the Federal Emergency Management Agency and other first responder agencies during upcoming Hurricane Irma in the Southeast region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Greg Nash) Rescue assets preposition for Hurricane Irma relief
Moody Air Force Base aircraft and rescue assets relocated to Columbus AFB, Mississippi, Sept. 9, 2017, before Hurricane Irma’s arrival. The aircraft and rescue assets will remain at Columbus AFB before re-engaging with other Moody AFB assets to assist the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and other first responder agencies, during upcoming Hurricane Irma relief operations in the Southeast.
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Senior Airman Justin Polk, 821st Contingency Response Support Squadron aerial porter, offloads the 10K All Terrain forklift, September 9, 2017, at Scott Air Force Base, Ill.  Two contingency response teams from the 821st Contingency Response Group at Travis Airforce Base, Calif., and a third from the 621st Contingency Response Group at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. prepositioned at Scott AFB, to await forward deployment to support ongoing relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Irma.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Liliana Moreno/Released) Airmen stand ready to support Hurricane Irma relief efforts
Three contingency response teams prepositioned at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, awaiting forward deployment to support ongoing relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Irma.
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2017
Hurricane Irma Relief Operations Travis AFB transports critical aid in support of Hurricane Irma relief operations
A C-17 Globemaster III departed Travis Air Force Base, California, during the early morning hours Sept. 9, 2017, enroute to Puerto Rico to deliver a team of search and rescue personnel assigned to Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Texas Task Force 1 in support of Hurricane Irma relief operations.
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2017
E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System E-8C JSTARS evacuate to Tinker AFB
Five E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System aircraft from the 116th Air Control Wing, Georgia Air National Guard, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, evacuated to Tinker AFB, Oklahoma, to escape the path of Hurricane Irma Sept. 9, 2017.
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Airmen from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Special Tactics Squadron and New York Air National Guard’s 106th Rescue Wing prepare to depart St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, for St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, on Sept. 8, 2017, for rescue operations in the wake of Hurricane Irma. Kentucky Air Guardsmen evacuate personnel following Hurricane Irma
For the second time in two weeks, special operators and aircrews from the Kentucky Air National Guard have deployed to support hurricane rescue operations, evacuating more than 170 U.S. citizens from the Dutch Caribbean island of St. Maarten Sept. 9, 2017.
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