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Gen. Robin Rand, the Air Force Global Strike Command commander, presents the Air Force 2017 General and Mrs. Jerome O’Malley Award to Col. Eric H. Froehlich and his wife Stephanie during a ceremony at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., June 15, 2017. The Froehlichs will be invited to Washington D.C. later this year to officially accept the award. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Senior Airman Bethany La Ville) Froehlichs receive O’Malley Award
Col. Eric Froehlich, the former 377th Air Base Wing commander, and his wife, Stephanie, were awarded the Air Force 2017 General and Mrs. Jerome O’Malley Award June 15 at Kirtland Air Force Base. The O’Malley Award is given to the wing commander and spouse whose contributions to the nation, Air Force and local community best exemplify the highest ideals and positive leadership of a military couple serving in a key Air Force position.
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The Air Force Personnel Center is accepting applications for the 2018 Undergraduate Flying Training selection board through Nov. 17. The four flight categories available are pilot, remotely piloted aircraft pilot, combat systems officer and air battle manager. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo) Application window opens for Air Force undergraduate flying training
Application packages for the next Undergraduate Flying Training selection board are due to the Rated Officer Assignments branch of the Air Force Personnel Center by Nov. 17, 2017. The board, set for Jan. 22-25, 2018, will consider active-duty officer applicants to attend training as early as spring 2018. Those interested in becoming a pilot, combat
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Staff Sgt. August O’Niell, an Air Force pararescueman, briefs members of the Air Force Technical Applications Center about how he sustained significant warzone injury, which led to the amputation of his leg, and how he overcame adversity during AFTAC’s Combat Airman Fitness Day May 22, 2017. O’Niell is the first Air Force pararescue amputee on active duty today. (U.S. Air Force photo/Susan A. Romano) Through tragedy, loss, amputation, Airman learns ‘new norm’
“My leg looked like a boomerang.” Those were the words of Staff Sgt. August O’Niell, an Air Force pararescueman, to members of the Air Force Technical Applications Center when the combat warrior visited the base to discuss resiliency during the center’s Combat Airman Fitness Day.
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An F-35 Lightning II performs a maneuver Sept. 12, 2016, over Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. This sortie marks the 10,000th flying hour for the F-35 program at Luke. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Devante Williams) Luke AFB to resume local F-35A flying operations
The 56th Fighter Wing will resume local F-35A Lightning II flight operations June 21, 2017, following an 11-day pause after five physiological events occurred during flights from May 2-June 8, 2017.
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Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson speaks about the important role communities play in supporting the Air Fore mission at the 2017 Defense Communities National Summit, Washington, D.C., June 19, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Wayne A. Clark) Wilson discusses importance of communities at Defense Communities Summit
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson spoke about the important role communities play in supporting the Air Force mission at the 2017 Defense Communities National Summit June 19 in Washington, D.C.
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Senior Airman Kevin Angelesco, a firefighter assigned to the 386th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron (left) supervises Staff Sgt. Jessica Moore, a mental health technician with the 386th Expeditionary Medical Group as she learns how to control a fire hose during a mental health unit familiarization visit at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, May 30, 2017. Angelesco is a reservist deployed from the 940th Civil Engineer Squadron, Beale Air Force Base, Calif.(U.S. Air Force Photo/Master Sgt. Eric M. Sharman) 386 AEW mental health team builds bonds, shatters stigmas
It can start with a simple conversation. “How are you?” “Yeah, I bet you see some crazy stuff at your job.” “That must have been really hard for you to process.” What at first seems like a run-of-the-mill conversation, stemming from a friendly visit, is more than meets the eye. It is a check-in. It is non-invasive, and it is from a friendly face that is just there to learn more about what Airmen do, and ask how they were. It’s the art of human engagement, and it is practiced by the 386th Expeditionary Medical Group mental health staff.
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First Lt. Will Jones, a 700th Airlift Squadron pilot (left) and Lt. Col. John Jones, the 94th Operations Group deputy commander, pose for a photo on the Dobbins Air Reserve Base flightline May 25, 2017. The father and son aviators began working together at Dobbins ARB earlier this year. (U.S. Air Force photo/Don Peek) Son continues family military legacy, works alongside father at Dobbins
A new pilot here has a particularly special memory from Father’s Day last year. While he was attending C-130 pilot training at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, his father came to visit. His father is no stranger to Little Rock AFB, he also attended training there as a young aviator and was later stationed there when his son was born. Some might call it a family reunion of sorts.
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Default Air Force Logo Air Force Inns selects eight finalists for Innkeeper Award
Eight U.S. Air Force installations were selected as finalists for the Air Force Innkeeper Award.
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Default Air Force Logo Call for candidates announced by 2018 Health Profession Education Program Board
Active-duty officers wishing to be competitively considered for health profession education programs have from mid-summer to early fall 2017 to apply under the 2018 call for candidates.
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Default Air Force Logo How well do you understand the Air Force enlisted evaluation board process?
The Air Force promotion system promotes the most fully-qualified NCOs and senior NCOs based on the quality of their records and other weighted factors, while recognizing an individual Airman’s potential for advancement to the next rank.
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Default Air Force Logo Air Force fighter pilots of the year announced
The Air Force announced the recipients of the 2016 Air Force Fighter Annual Awards in May 2017. The award is designed to recognize fighter pilots and weapon systems officers’ commitment, performance, leadership and aviation skills that were instrumental to mission success of their units, the U.S. Air Force and the Defense Department.
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A B-25 thunders skyward off the deck of the USS Hornet. Around 600 miles from Japan mainland, a small fishing boat was spotted and destroyed by the Hornet and its crew. Lt. Col. James Doolittle felt this small boat may have warned Japan, so he ordered the raid to proceed immediately. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo) Honoring a legacy of 100 years
ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. (AFNS)--Bringing the past to the present, honoring 100 years of heritage, the 34th and 37th Bomb Squadrons and associated aircraft maintenance units have always played a significant role in the nation’s defense - a heritage stemming from World War I that has only strengthened over time.
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Tech. Sgt. David Garcia, the 386th Expeditionary Medical Group physical therapy NCO in charge, monitors the form of Staff Sgt. Melanie Hernandez, a 386th EMDG physical therapy clinic patient, as she performs squats on a stability ball during a physical therapy session at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, June 11, 2017. The physical therapy clinic provides an array of rehabilitative services to promote movement, reduce pain, restore function and prevent disability of injured military personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Hehnly) Physical therapists keep service members fit to fight
In a deployed environment, injuries happen. Whether they occur in the performance of duty or through the course of physical exercise, they have the potential to impact the mission. Each individual in the military, and their ability to perform their duties, plays an important role in the success of the greater mission. For the two-man physical therapy element at the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing, it is their role to keep members fit to fight.
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Tech. Sgt. David Troche from the New Jersey Air National Guard's 108th Security Forces Squadron swims the 100 meter challenge during a German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency test at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., June 13, 2017. The test included a 1x10-meter sprint, flex arm hang, 1,000 meter run, 100 meter swim in military uniform, marksmanship, and a timed foot march. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Master Sgt. Matt Hecht) 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 Around the Air Force: June 16
Today's look Around the Air Force features Airmen endure the Marine Special Operations Command’s Individual Training Course and pilots train at Mountain Home AFB, Idaho to fly the F-35.
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Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson speaks about the new deputy chief of staff for space, and her role as principal advisor to the secretary of Defense on space, during the Strategic National Security Space discussion in Washington, D.C., June 16, 2017.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Wayne A. Clark) Air Force Stands Up New Headquarters Space Directorate
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson has approved the reorganization of the Air Force headquarters to establish a Deputy Chief of Staff for Space Operations, who will be a three-star Air Force general officer.
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Capt. Abrham, a 42nd Attack Squadron MQ-9 Reaper pilot, communicates with a joint terminal attack controller June 14, 2017, at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. Members of the MQ-9 community have used the Frankenphone to improve communications with the ground forces. In 2016, another member of the 42nd ATKS, Capt. Gregory, improved the design of the Frankenphone creating the 2.0 version which offered increased durability and sound clarity. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christian Clausen) Frankenphone 2.0: MQ-9 communication innovation
In 2015, a former member of the 42nd Attack Squadron saw a need to improve communications from MQ-9 Reaper aircrew to ground forces, thus, Frankenphone was created.
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A C-5M Super Galaxy, operated by the C-5M Formal Training Unit, takes off June 8, 2017, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. The FTU, which has operated at Dover AFB since 2012, is moving its operations to Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Kelly Field Annex, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Zachary Cacicia) Dover C-5M Formal Training Unit relocates to Texas
The C-5M Super Galaxy Formal Training Unit conducted its final training flight June 8, 2017 at Dover Air Force Base prior to its move to Texas.
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More than 100 Individual Mobilization Augmentees are assigned to the National Reconnaissance Office, the government agency tasked with the oversight of the United States' intelligence satellites. Many of these IMAs also work within the intelligence, space or cyber communities, bringing a breadth and depth of knowledge and skill to the agency. Reservists support global intelligence mission
BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AFNS) -- High above the clouds, intelligence satellites operated by the National Reconnaissance Office keep a close watch on the world below. Air Force Reserve Individual Mobilization Augmentees play a key role in ensuring those satellites remain a viable component of global vigilance for the nation.
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Col. Kirk B. Stabler, the Air Force Office of Special Investigations commander, presents fallen Special Agent Lee Hitchcock’s Bronze Star Medal  to his brother, Craig Hitchcock, during the OSI headquarters inaugural Celebration of Life Remembrance Ceremony May 22, 2017, at Quantico, Va. (U.S. Air Force photo/Michael Hastings) Bronze star presented to family of first OSI fallen hero
The Air Force Office of Special Investigations headquarters presented the Bronze Star Medal to the brother of the first OSI fallen hero, nearly 50 years after he was killed in action.
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