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Default Air Force Logo AF selects 471 for promotion to captain
The Air Force selected 471 first lieutenants for promotion to captain during the 2016D Captain Line of the Air Force, chaplain, Line of the Air Force-judge advocate, nurse corps, medical service corps and biomedical service corps quarterly selection process.
0 4/07
2017
Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: April 7
On this look around the Air Force, a team of communication specialists travel to Kodiak Island, Alaska, to provide communication assistance and Air Force Global Strike Command stands up a nuclear command, control and communications center.
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2017
A Charlotte Air National Guard C-130H Hercules taxis down the runway at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia April 5, 2017. The Charlotte ANG is currently flying its last Hercules mission as it prepares to transition to the C-17 Globemaster III. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Park) ANG units fly first, last C-130 deployments
Big changes are in the works for two Air National Guard units deployed to the 737th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron at the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing in Southwest Asia. The Connecticut ANG has transitioned from the A-10 Thunderbolt II and the C-21 Cougar to the C-130H Hercules, which it is currently flying on its first C-130 deployment. On the other hand, the Charlotte ANG, out of North Carolina, will be flying its last Hercules mission as it prepares to transition to the C-17 Globemaster III.
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2017
Lt. Col. Meghan Doherty, the 326th Training Squadron commander, addresses Airmen during Airmen’s Week April 3, 2017, at the Pfingston Reception Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. Airmen’s Week is a 31-hour, values-based course with a mission to “develop professional, resilient Airmen, inspired by our heritage, committed to the Air Force core values, and motivated to deliver airpower for America.” (U.S. Air Force photo/Johnny Saldivar) Airmen’s Week: Changing the culture of Airmen
After the completion of Basic Military Training, but before Airmen depart for their various technical training locations, lies a relatively new, yet crucial program geared toward the betterment of the Air Force: Airmen’s Week. Airmen’s Week is a 31-hour, values-based course with a mission to “develop professional, resilient Airmen, inspired by our heritage, committed to the Air Force core values and motivated to deliver airpower for America.”
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2017
Tech. Sgt. Michael Christiansen, a 100th Security Forces Squadron assistant flight chief, draws back a bow and arrow March 28, 2017, at RAF Mildenhall, England. Christiansen was selected to represent U.S. Air Forces in Europe at the 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games in Chicago where he will compete in the rifle, pistol, recurve archery and sitting volleyball events. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Micaiah Anthony) 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.
0 4/07
2017
Default Air Force Logo Developmental special duties broaden experience
The Air Force has identified 1,175 positions across 10 developmental special duties, or DSDs, for spring 2017.
0 4/06
2017
Airman Benjamin Cobb (Left) and Tech. Sgt. Ruben Rivera (Right), both members of the 60th Operations Support Squadron, monitor air traffic over Travis Air Force Base, Calif., inside the Travis Radar Approach Control facility April 3, 2017. Travis air traffic controllers monitor an average of 367 aircraft daily. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. James Hodgman/Released) Innovation enhances safety, leads to international recognition
Air traffic control is serious business. Every day thousands of flights take off and land all across the U.S. Dedicated professionals known as air traffic controllers are responsible for monitoring every flight and coordinating with aircrews and people on the ground.
0 4/06
2017
CAE USA the primary contractor for the KC-135 Stratotanker aircrew training system, recently received authorization to operate on the Air Force’s Distributed Training Center Network. This means the KC-135 Stratotanker simulators will be connected to other mobility Air Force platforms allowing for live, virtual-constructive training between different bases. (Courtesy Photo Hunter Register) 
AMC, industry partner to enhance virtual training
Canadian Aviation Electronics USA, the primary contractor for the KC-135 Stratotanker aircrew training system, recently received authorization to operate on the Air Force’s Distributed Training Center Network. KC-135 Stratotanker simulators will now be connected to other Air Force mobility platforms allowing for live, virtual-constructive training between different bases.
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2017
In 2016, 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing MQ-1B Predator and MQ-9 Reaper aircrews assisted coalition partners in the reclamation of Manbij, Syria, from Islamic State of Iraq and Syria forces. Pilots and sensor operators assigned to squadrons across the 432nd Wing and the 432nd Air Expeditionary Wing provided the close air support and reconnaissance needed for coalition partners to drive ISIS fighters out of the city. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Christian Clausen) MQ-1, MQ-9 aircrews help liberate Manbij
In 2016, U.S. Air Force MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper aircrews assisted coalition partners in the reclamation of Manbij, Syria, from Islamic State of Iraq and Syria forces. Pilots and sensor operators assigned to squadrons across the 432nd Wing and the 432nd Air Expeditionary Wing provided the close air support and reconnaissance needed for coalition partners to drive ISIS fighters out of the city.
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2017
Melanie Weems, an Air Force Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications System program management office program manager, works with Brian Boblett, a migration specialist, and Russ Williamson, the migration technician lead, to consolidate all legacy Air Force and Air National Guard JWICS, synchronizing JWICS Air Force-wide. (U.S. Air Force photo/Lori A. Bultman) Intelligence communications systems migrate worldwide
While protecting the nation and seeking out the enemy, U.S. military forces must exchange sensitive information safely and securely. The Air Force Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications System allows multi-media communications between authorized individuals by secure means, and in a timely manner.
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