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Senior Master Sgt. Benjamin Trevino, the Air Force Materiel Command chaplain assistant functional manager, observes a live demonstration hive at the Pollinator Expo held at the Wright Brothers Memorial June 21, 2017. Pollinators, also known as bees, are vital to the pollination process of a third of the food people consume such as fruits, vegetables and nuts. (U.S. Air Force photo/Michelle Gigante) Wright-Patterson AFB goes to the bees
Hundreds of base personnel and members of the public were buzzing about the same thing at the Wright Brothers Memorial June 21, 2017 – Wright-Patterson Air Force Base’s status as the first military installation nationwide to be declared a “Bee City USA.”
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2017
The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds perform the echelon pass in review maneuver during the Wings over Pittsburgh air show May 13, 2017, in Coraopolis, Pa. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jason Couillard) Thunderbird aircraft mishap at air show
The United States Air Force Thunderbirds were conducting a single-ship familiarization flight on Friday June 23, 2017. Upon landing there was a mishap at the Dayton International Airport with an F-16D Fighting Falcon at approximately 12:20 p.m. Emergency services are on the scene. We will provide more information as it becomes available. ‬
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2017
Airmen who were medically separated between Sept. 11, 2001, and Dec. 31,
2009, can have their disability ratings reviewed. To be eligible, Airmen
should have a combined disability rating of 20 percent or less and not be
eligible for retirement. (U.S. Air Force courtesy graphic)
Some medically separated Airmen can have their disability ratings reviewed
Airmen who were medically separated between Sept. 11, 2001 and Dec. 31, 2009, can have their disability ratings reviewed. Airmen medically separated with a combined disability rating of 20 percent or less and who received separation pay versus medical retirement may request a Physical Disability Board of Review.
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Senior Airman Paul Cauge, a 274th Air Support Operations Squadron joint terminal attack controller, uses a laser rangefinder designator for a close air support training mission July 29, 2015, at Grayling Air Gunnery Range in Grayling, Mich., during Northern Strike 2015. The annual exercise involved hundreds of military personnel from 20 states, as well as Canada, Latvia, Poland and Australia. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Master Sgt. Scott Thompson) Battlefield Airmen incentive pay to be based on skill versus duty
Based on new authority from the Defense Department, the Air Force announced its intent to begin a pilot program providing battlefield Airmen skill incentive pay based on qualified skills versus performed duties.
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Writers from various publications listen to briefers and take notes during the Air Force’s third annual Magazine Day at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., June 21, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Wayne A. Clark) Magazine Day at Pentagon showcases Airmen, innovation
In the three years since its inception, the Air Force’s Magazine Day has cultivated relationships and strengthened interaction with media outlets to help spark future story ideas highlighting the innovation, courage and dedication of Airmen.
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2017
U.S. Marine Corps and Polish military members operate an M1 Abrams and Leopard 2 tank for a military operation demonstration during exercise Saber Strike 17 at Adazi Military Base, Latvia, June 9, 2017. The demonstration took place to showcase the countries’ combined efforts to U.S. and NATO distinguished visitors. Saber Strike 17 promotes regional stability and security, while strengthening capabilities and fostering trust between partner nations. (U.S Air Force photo/Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh) U.S., NATO wrap up Saber Strike 17
Saber Strike 17, a month-long exercise including 11,000 U.S. and NATO military members from 20 countries, wraps up June 24.The exercise took place in various regions in the Baltics and Poland beginning May 28.
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Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: June 23
On this look around the Air Force, SECAF and CSAF testify before the Senate Appropriations Committee for Defense on the 2018 Budget, an F-35 demonstration at the Paris Air Show, and Pacific Angel 2017 is set to get underway.
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2017
An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 18th Aggressor Squadron, refuels from a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 168th Air Refueling Wing, during Red Flag-Alaska 17-2 June 14, 2017, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Red Flag-Alaska provides an optimal training environment in the Indo-Asia Pacific Region and focuses on improving ground, space, and cyberspace combat readiness and interoperability for U.S. and international forces. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Paul Labbe) 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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Air Force officials released criteria for the new “V”, “C” and “R” devices, following the secretary of Defense’s Jan. 7, 2016, authorization. AF releases criteria for new valor “V”, combat “C” and remote “R” devices
Air Force officials released criteria for the new “V”, “C” and “R” devices, following the secretary of Defense’s Jan. 7, 2016, authorization.
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2017
An Elmendorf Aero Club Cessna 172 float plane taxis in while a Cessna 185 takes off at Six-Mile Lake, Alaska. The Elmendorf Aero Club is the only Air Force Aero Club that offers float planes.(U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Jack Sanders) Aero Club offers adventure, fun in the friendly skies
Aero clubs have played a significant role in building and sustaining ready and resilient Airmen almost since the U.S. Air Force was founded in 1947.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo PTSD treatment confronts the trauma behind the disorder
Post-traumatic stress disorder is considered one of the “signature wounds” of the current conflicts in the Middle East. But many people may not know that there are highly effective treatments for this invisible wound being deployed at Air Force hospitals and clinics today.
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Chief Master Sergeant David J. Little, Chief, Medical Operations and Research, Office of the Air Force Surgeon General, speaks during the Feb. 2017 Medical Museum Science Café at the National Museum of Health and Medicine, on Tues., Feb. 28, 2017. Little's program was titled "Air Force Medical Service: Building Competent, Capable Enlisted Airmen." Air Force Medicine: Anytime, anywhere in the world
SILVER SPRING, MD. (AFNS) -- The U.S. Air Force Medical Service assures that the service deploys a medically-fit force and educates airmen to become medical professionals, according to Chief Master Sgt. David J. Little, the Office of the Air Force Surgeon General Chief of medical operations and research.
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Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein testify before the Senate Appropriations Committee for Defense June 21, 2017, in Washington, D.C.  The subcommittee hearing was held to discuss the fiscal year 2018 budget request for the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash) Air Force leaders continue to emphasize air and space priorities on Capitol Hill
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein briefed congressional leaders on the Senate’s Defense Appropriations Committee on the future of air and space power during testimony on Capitol Hill June 21.
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2017
Katherine and Emmeline McKeown, spouse and daughter of Capt. Connor McKeown, waves to Oliver McKeown through the Aomori Hospital window prior to the aeromedical evacuation in Aomori, Japan, June 16, 2017. For Emmeline, this was the first time seeing her brother. Once the neonatal intensive care unit team from the Navy hospital in Okinawa, Japan, prepared Oliver for the flight, they transferred him to the Aomori Airport for departure. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Deana Heitzman) US, Japan partnerships guarantee critical care
Once a patient is deemed incapable of receiving care at Misawa Air Base due to medical constraints, the 35th Medical Support Squadron aeromedical evacuation team engineers an expedited mobility plan utilizing Pacific Air Forces assets to relocate the patient for critical care attention.
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An MQ-9 Reaper sits on the flight line Nov. 16, 2016, at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. The MQ-9 provides persistent attack and reconnaissance capabilities for combatant commanders and coalition forces involved in 24/7 year-round combat operations abroad. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class James Thompson) Cleared hot: When predators and reapers engage
Following the mission brief and pre-flight checks, an aircrew consisting of an officer pilot in command and a career enlisted aviator sensor operator observe a target in an area of responsibility overseas from a cockpit in the U.S. and waits for the green light from a joint terminal attack controller on the ground.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo Connection saves lives: Be there to help prevent suicide
You can make a difference for someone struggling with suicidal thoughts with as little as eye contact and a friendly smile, an arm around the shoulder, or a kind word at the right time.
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Air transportation specialists with the 386th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron push a container delivery system off a 60k Tunner loader and into the cargo bay of a C-130 Hercules in preparation for an air drop at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, over the weekend. Providing the fuel that keeps the fight going, the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing has delivered more than 80 tons of food, water and other supplies to various supported forces throughout the U.S. Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility in support of Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve ground troops. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Hehnly) 386th AEW deliver critical supplies to frontlines
SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFNS) --“We aim for first pass success. One pass, one drop,” said Maj. Josh Linden, the 386th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron chief of tactics, as he described the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing’s airdrop mission. The 386th AEW conducted several combat airdrop missions over the past few months, including one over the weekend, in direct support of Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve ground troops.
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Egon, a 407th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron military working dog, searches a vehicle May 23, 2017, at the 407th Air Expeditionary Group in Southwest Asia. Egon's handler is Senior Airman Carlton Isaacson, they have been partners for approximately a year and a half. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Ramon A. Adelan) The unbroken bond: MWDs defend coalition, secure base borderline
Military working dogs are among the unsung heroes of the military and play an important role from therapy dogs supporting service members and veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder to military working dogs supporting operations on and off the battlefield. In the Air Force, their natural skills directly augment members serving in security forces squadrons around the world.
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Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: June 21
On this look around the Air Force, Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson establishes a Deputy Chief of Staff for Space Operations and a preview of the 2017 Warrior Games.
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Airmen stationed at Detachment 460, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, conduct maintenance at one of their seismic arrays in support of the Air Force Technical Applications Center’s nuclear treaty monitoring mission. (U.S. Air Force photo) Airmen persevere worldwide, accomplish mission
In 1966, author Geoffrey Blainey coined the phrase “tyranny of distance,” metaphorically referring to how distance and isolation shaped the history of one of earth’s most intriguing continents, Australia. Today, members of the Air Force Technical Applications Center here are subjected to the tyranny of distance, but thanks to innovative Airmen, modern technology and state-of-the-art communications platforms, they are able to adapt and overcome the so-called tyranny to accomplish their nuclear treaty monitoring mission.
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