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Default Air Force Logo Nuclear Inspection grade restricted in evaluation, decoration and award comments
Recent changes to security classification guidance is driving the restriction of certain comments on evaluations, decorations and award nominations. The Air Force Inspection System Security Classification Guide used by the inspector general, and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Instruction 3263.05C, Nuclear Weapons Technical Inspections, has increased the classification of certain inspection grades frequently highlighted in select personnel documents.
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2017
Master Sgt. Ryan Hanner, a 388th Maintenance Group Loading Standardization crew member, attaches the chute to an ammunition bulk loader used to load cannon rounds onto the F-35A Lightning II fighter aircraft, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, June 7, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/R. Nial Bradshaw) Fighter wings successfully field test F-35A ammunition loader
The 388th Fighter Wing, the Air Force’s first F-35 Lightning II operational wing, recently received five F-35A bulk ammunition loaders for field use. Airmen extensively tested one of the loaders June 6-9, 2017, during an engineering validation and verification evaluation here.
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2017
Members of the Iraqi Air Force and the U.S. Army 574th Combat Support Command work together to load recovered 463L pallets onto an U.S. Army truck at Al Muthana Air Base, Iraq, April 16, 2017. The pallet recovery initiative, led by aerial porters at the Baghdad Diplomatic Support Center, Iraq, involved the recovery of more than 1,500 aircraft pallets and 1,600 cargo nets, which were used for foreign military sales cargo destined for the Iraqi military to fight ISIS in Mosul. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo) US, Iraqi air forces recover, return pallets to DOD system
BAGHDAD (AFNS) -- Air transportation specialists assigned to the 370th Air Expeditionary Air Advisory Group began recovering more than $2.1 million in U.S. Air Force aerial port assets from Iraqi air force counterparts. Aerial porters at the Baghdad Diplomatic Support Center have recovered more than 1,500 aircraft pallets and 1,600 cargo nets to date, which were used for foreign military sales cargo destined for the Iraqi military fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in Mosul
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Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: June 14
Today's look Around the Air Force features European Theater Bomber Assurance and Deterrence Operations, Exercise Baltic Operations or Baltops, and the Honorable Lisa Disbrow honored for her service as the Acting Secretary of the Air Force.
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Default Air Force Logo Air Force realigns Grand Forks AFB under ACC
The Air Mobility Command and Air Combat Command commanders have agreed to the realignment of the 319th Air Base Wing, Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota to ACC effective June 13, 2017.
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2017
The 42nd Attack Squadron celebrates its centennial anniversary June 13, 2017. Its lineage can be traced back to World War I where it was a training unit before being redesignated in the mid-1930s as a bombardment squadron. During World War II, the 42nd flew bomber aircraft such as the B-18 Bolo, B-17 Flying Fortress and B-24 Liberator in six aerial campaigns during World War II over the Pacific theater including the Battle of Midway. In 1963, the unit inactivated and briefly returned in 1989 as an air refueling squadron, but soon inactivated again in 1990. In 2006, the 42nd became the first MQ-9 Reaper squadron and continues today providing dominant persistent attack and reconnaissance to the combatant commanders 24/7 year-round. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christian Clausen) First MQ-9 squadron looks good for 100
From training to operational--bombers to remotely piloted aircraft, the Panthers of the 42nd Attack Squadron have been a key part of United States airpower for the past 100 years. On June 13, 2017, the squadron celebrates its centennial anniversary with a lineage as the 42nd Aero Squadron, part of the U.S. Signal Corps. Back then, the unit trained aviators during World War I and continued until the mid-1930’s when it was redesignated as the 42nd Bombardment Squadron and placed under the operational control of Reserve personnel.
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2017
Air Force Staff Sgt. Christopher D'Angelo warms up before a wheelchair rugby match against the Australian wheelchair rugby team Sept. 12, 2014, at the 2014 Invictus Games in London. D’Angelo competed in wheel chair rugby and indoor rowing at the Invictus Games which were held Sept. 10 to 14. (U.S. Navy photo/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua D. Sheppard) Healing from invisible wounds
On Jan. 15, 2008, Senior Airman Christopher D’Angelo, a heavy equipment operator, was the lead gunner in an armored vehicle convoy on a road near Baghdad. The sun was shining and the air comfortable. His unit had just transported construction materials to forward operating bases and was currently scouting an area to see how they might transport heavy equipment.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo Tech Report: Flight simulators
FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) -- Flight simulators help keep future pilots safe by giving them a realistic flying experience before getting into the cockpit of a real aircraft.
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2017
Maj. Jen Cowie (left) and Staff Sgt. Nicole Karsten (right), both 445th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron crew members, prepare to lift an Airman simulating a patient for a joint training mission June 7, 2017 at Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio. The 445th AES trained for two hours while airborne to simulate a real-world scenario. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Joshua Kincaid) Ambulance in the sky
There was a joint training mission conducted June 7, 2017, where the 910th Airlift Wing provided a C-130, the 914th AW provided a pilot and the 445th AES provided the training crew.
0 6/12
2017
The photos of retired Maj. Ernest Curtis Hughes, retired Lt. Col. Curtis Hughes and 2nd Lt. Curtis Hunter Hughes, a Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 17-10 graduate, are displayed proudly by the Hughes family. Hunter’s graduation June 9, 2017, made him the third in a family of fighter pilots. (Courtesy photo) Third generation pilot graduates at CAFB
When one Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 17-10 graduate pinned on his Air Force wings, June 9, 2017, he became the third generation of Air Force fighter pilots in his family.
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2017
Soul country singer/songwriter Sundance Head launches his tour of 10 Air Force installations at Beale Air Force Base, California, June 30, 2017. (Courtesy photo/Meredith Truax) 'Voice' winner launching AF tour
Sundance Head, the winner of NBC’s “The Voice” season 11, is ready and eager to bring his original soul country music to Air Force audiences. As part of its initiative to bring quality entertainment to Airmen and their families, the Air Force Services Activity was just as eager to sign the Texas music artist to a 10-base tour.
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2017
Brig. Gen. Paul Tibbets IV, the 509th Bomb Wing commander from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., conducts pre-flight checks on Doc, a restored B-29 Superfortress, June 9, 2017, on McConnell AFB, Kan. Tibbets IV’ grandfather, retired Brig. Gen. Paul Tibbets Jr., piloted the ‘Enola Gay,’ during World War II and dropped the world’s first atomic bomb used in warfare. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Tara Fadenrecht) Grandson of Enola Gay pilot flies refurbished B-29
Wichita’s beloved B-29 Superfortress, Doc, took to the skies yet again June 9, 2017, from McConnell Air Force Base, this time with an added aspect of historical significance and Air Force heritage. Sitting in the co-pilot seat was Brig. Gen. Paul Tibbets IV, the 509th Bomb Wing commander. Taking control of the aircraft means he has now flown the only two currently operational B-29s, Doc and Fifi.
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2017
The 386th Air Expeditionary Wing Honor Guard presents the colors at a change of command ceremony June 5, 2017, in the base theater at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. The honor guard performs at about  fifty events per six-month rotation. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Eric M. Sharman) 386th AEW Honor Guard braves the elements, honors the past
“The level in which I perform will never be dictated by the type of ceremony, the severity of the temperature, nor the size of the crowd.” This, the fifth line of the honor guard creed, takes on a significant meaning in a location where triple-digit heat is common. It was the stern reminder used by the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing Honor Guard lead trainer, Staff Sgt. David Adolfo, on a particularly warm day at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia known as “The Rock”, when his team hesitated to train outside when the indoor facility they normally use wasn’t available.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo AFROTC accepting instructor, detachment commander applications for summer 2018
Air Force officials have announced 81 projected Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Corps instructor vacancies and 13 detachment commander positions available for summer 2018. Officers eligible for instructor slots include first lieutenants, captains or majors. Active-duty rated officers, line of the Air Force lieutenant colonels and majors selected for lieutenant colonel may apply for detachment commander positions.
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Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: June 12
On this look around the Air Force, Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson, and Chief of Staff of the Air Force, Gen. David Goldfein, testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee. Hosted by Airman 1st Class Cory Kuttler.
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Default Air Force Logo Airmen invited to comment on safety publication
To gain insight and perspective from all Air Force stakeholders, the Air Force Safety Center requests informal comments on the draft revision of Air Force Instruction 91-203, Air Force Consolidated Occupational Safety Instruction.
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A B-2 Spirit deployed from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., lands on the flightline at Royal Air Force Fairford, U.K., June 9, 2017. The B-2 regularly conducts strategic bomber missions that demonstrate the credibility of the bomber forces to address a global security environment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Miguel Lara III) Air Force B-2 Spirit Stealth Bombers arrive in UK
Two B-2 Spirit stealth bombers joined B-1B Lancers and B-52H Stratofortresses June 9, 2017, to participate in theater bomber assurance and deterrence operations. Three B-52Hs from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, and three B-1Bs from Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota, along with approximately 800 Airmen, are currently supporting exercises Saber Strike and Baltic Operations in the U.S. European Theater.
0 6/09
2017
Default Air Force Logo Luke AFB temporarily cancels F-35A local flying ops
The 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, cancelled local flying operations today for F-35A Lightning II aircraft due to a series of five incidents in which pilots have experienced hypoxia-like symptoms.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo Fighting against violence in the KMC
Interpersonal violence can happen to anyone. It not only affects the people it happens to, but also those around them. Potential assailants may target someone’s friend, relative, colleague, or even themselves, hurling roadblocks into the missions of their units. Airmen and civilians in the Kaiserslautern Military Community are taking measures to respond and prevent interpersonal violence. One of the many tools Ramstein Air Base uses is the Green Dot program. It is an annual training that is mandatory for active-duty Airmen throughout the Air Force.
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2017
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Austin Blessard, the Georgia Air National Guard 117th Air Control Squadron weapons and tactics non-commissioned officer in charge, introduces himself to members of the Colombian Air Force during a State Partnership Program Subject Matter Expert Exchange on Ground Control Intercept with the Georgia ANG, May 30 - June 2, 2017, at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, Ga. During the weeklong engagement the Colombians worked with air controllers from 117th ACS shaping Colombian Air Force training plans by pairing experts together to exchange ideas. The Georgia ANG supported the South Carolina ANG’s State Partnership Program during the engagement. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Capt. Stephen D. Hudson) Georgia ANG engages with Colombian Air Force
The Georgia Air National Guard welcomed a group of visiting Colombian Air Force officers as part of a State Partnership Program engagement, May 30 - June 2, 2017. The weeklong exchange on Ground Control Intercept consisted of a tour of the unit and discussions with subject matter experts on how to improve the Colombian Air Force’s training plans for controllers.
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