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An F-15E Strike Eagle receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker during a mission over Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve Sept. 6, 2017. The Strike Eagle is a dual-role fighter designed to perform air-to-air and air-to-ground missions. An array of avionics and electronics systems give the F-15E the capability to fight at low altitude, day or night, and in all weather conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Trevor T. McBride) 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 9/15
2017
Default Air Force Logo Yesterday’s Air Force: 9/11 response
It wasn't long after the terror attacks of 9/11 that the Air Force responded in a big way. On Oct. 7, 2001, Operation Enduring Freedom began. In the initial months, Air Force bombers flew night and day, conducting strikes on Taliban and al-Qaida positions across Afghanistan. U.S. air superiority continued with the help of Air Force joint terminal air controllers as they called in strikes from the ground and fought to oust the oppressive Taliban government, as well as destroy the al-Qaida terrorist network.
0 9/09
2016
Default Air Force Logo Yesterday’s Air Force: The president’s pilot
During the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the president was hundreds of miles away from the nation’s capital. The pilot and crew of Air Force One made sure the president stayed safe and got where he needed to be to lead the country.
0 9/07
2016
President Barack Obama holds a worldwide troop talk from Fort Meade, Md., Sept. 11, 2015. The commander in chief spoke to military audiences and addressed some of their most pressing concerns. (Department of Defense photo) President reflects on 9/11 at Worldwide Troop Talk
On the 14th anniversary of 9/11, President Barack Obama, in gratitude for military members who’ve served after the nation’s darkest day, helmed a global, multimedia, Worldwide Troop Talk live from Defense Media Activity studios here.
0 9/11
2015
Tech. Sgt. Manuel Fajardo is assigned to the 501st Combat Support Wing at Royal Air Force Alconbury, England. Fajardo recalled his experience during the events of 9/11 and how it impacted his decision to join the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jarad A. Denton) Remembering that day in September
An expanse of dark blue water rushed beneath the Boeing 767 window. A woman’s voice trembled through the static of the Airfone in her hands.
0 9/11
2015
Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, render honors as the national anthem plays during a remembrance ceremony at the Pentagon Memorial, Sept. 11, 2015. Family members who lost loved ones attended the ceremony, which honored the memory of those killed in the 9/11 terrorist attack. (Department of Defense photo/Senior Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz) AF honors, remembers 9/11
Airmen around the world participated in 9/11 remembrance ceremonies to honor of the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. This photo series highlights some of those ceremonies.
0 9/11
2015
The "Tribute in Light" memorial is in remembrance of the events of Sept. 11, 2001, in honor of the citizens who lost their lives in the World Trade Center attacks. The memorial was first held in March 2002. This photo was taken from Liberty State Park, N.J., on Sept. 11, 2006, the five year anniversary of 9/11. (U.S. Air Force photo/Denise Gould) Remembering 9/11: Airman reflects on childhood memories of Twin Towers
For Staff Sgt. Jasmine Walker, a 1st Maintenance Group aircraft maintenance scheduler, the memory of the Twin Towers is a bittersweet reminder of her childhood.
0 9/11
2015
Firefighters from the 507th Civil Engineer Squadron trade the U.S. flag and an axe during the 5th annual fire climb Sept. 7, 2014, at the fire training tower at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla. The axe and flag were pieces of several packs carried up and down the tower stairs as members of the CES and the wing climbed the equivalent of 110 stories to commemorate the 343 firefighters, emergency medical technicians and paramedics who lost their lives during the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Centers. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Krystin Trosper) 
Reserve firefighters pay tribute to 9/11 comrades
Firefighters from the 507th Civil Engineer Squadron participated in their 5th Annual Fire climb on Sept. 7 to honor the victims of the 9/11 attacks. Inspired by firefighter cadets in Austin, Texas, members of the 507th Air Refueling Wing climbed the equivalent of 110 stories to commemorate the 343 firefighters, emergency medical technicians and paramedics who lost their lives in the attack on the World Trade Center.
0 9/11
2014
The new Sept. 11 Memorial is shown shortly after the dedication at the Air Mobility Command Museum at Dover Air Force Base, Del., Sept. 11, 2013. The memorial incorporating two pieces of steel from World Trade Center tower one, a rock from the United Airlines Flight 93 crash site and a block from the damaged portion of the Pentagon, was unveiled at the ceremony. Dover AFB firefighters unveil 9/11 memorial
The Eagle Firefighters' Association unveiled Delaware's first public 9/11 memorial on the 12th anniversary of the attacks at the Air Mobility Command museum at Dover Air Force Base, Del., on Sept. 11.
0 9/11
2013
Master Sgt. Oniqua White-Muldrow recalls her experiences of the Sept. 11 attacks against the World Trade Center, New York. Muldrow specifically remembers people covered in ash and blood, crossing the Brooklyn Bridge looking for the nearest hospital. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration/Staff Sgt. Jarad A. Denton) Memory’s requiem: 12 years after 9/11
She held the Airfone receiver close to her mouth and spoke in a clear, concise manner. “The cockpit’s not answering,” the flight attendant said as her voice wavered slightly. “Somebody’s stabbed in business class, and um, I think there is mace that we can’t breathe. I don’t know, I think we’re getting hijacked.”
1 9/10
2013
U.S. Air Force Security Forces airman march into Times Square, NYC completing the second-to-last day of the Security Forces 9/11 Ruck to Remember, Sept. 10. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Bennie J. Davis III) Security forces Airmen complete 9/11 ruck march
After more than two months and 2,100 miles of marching, a flight of security forces Airmen completed the Security Forces 9/11 Ruck March to Remember here Sept. 11. The last leg of their march began at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum and ended at Battery Park, where 2,796 flags covered the area to honor each person who died on 9/11.More than
0 9/13
2011
Participants of a two-mile road march honoring the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, press forward at Sather Air Base, Iraq, Sept. 11, 2011. More than 100 Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and civilians donned their body armor and took part in the march as the sun rose. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Josef Cole) Sather AB remembers 9/11
More than 100 Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors and civilians participated in a two-mile sunrise ruck march Sept. 11 here.The purpose of the event, which included a flag-folding ceremony, was to honor those who were killed on 9/11. The attacks were perpetrated by hijackers who intentionally crashed two planes into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center
0 9/11
2011
Senior Airman Chris Jones, 14th Security Forces Squadron from Columbus Air Force Base, Miss., runs past a group of supporters on the side of the street in Vidalia, La. on July 26 during their leg of the “Ruck March to Remember.” Support during the trip came from the community, local businesses and many police stations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Chase Hedrick) Security forces Airmen continue "Ruck March to Remember"
Security forces Airmen from the 14th Security Forces Squadron here completed 87 miles of their 146 mile "Ruck March to Remember" journey at Natchez, Miss., July 26. Security Forces Airmen from 23 squadrons began the 2, 181-mile march July 12 at the Security Forces Center at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, and will finish their journey Sept. 11 at
0 7/28
2011
The official party watches as the first inscribed memorial unit is unveiled at the Pentagon Memorial Sept. 11 in Alexandria, Va. The national memorial is the first to be dedicated to those killed at the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001. The site contains 184 inscribed memorial units honoring the 59 people aboard American Airlines Flight 77 and the 125 in the building who lost their lives that day. (Defense Department photo/Cherie Cullen) Pentagon Memorial opens to public
The Pentagon Memorial was dedicated and opened to the public in a solemn ceremony before thousands of servicemembers and civilians Sept. 11 here. The memorial honors the 184 people who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks here seven years ago when Flight 77 was flown into the south side of the Pentagon. The ceremony featured speeches from the
0 9/11
2008
Chief Master Sgt. Mark Brejcha (right) and Senior Airmen Reese Vaughan stand in silence during the 9/11 candlelight service at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Chief Brejcha is the 755th Expeditionary Mission Support Group superintendent and Airman Vaughan is a Bagram personnel readiness team member. More than 100 deployed members attended the ceremony to remember the lives of those lost on 9/11. (U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Vince King Jr.) Five years later Airmen remember 9/11, continue the fight
Sept. 11, 2001, is a day no American will ever forget, and Airmen serving around the world took time this Patriots Day to reflect on events just five years ago.Flags flew at half-staff and Airmen observed moments of silence around the world to commemorate the solemn anniversary. Coalition forces and sister services joined Airmen for silent
0 9/11
2006
AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar - Staff Sgt. Andy Brunn was a New York City firefighter who died while trying to help others at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.  Master Sgt. Joseph Rizzo, who served with Brunn in the New York Air National Guard, is currently deployed here.  Rizzo said losing Brunn was like losing a brother.  (Courtesy photo) Airmen remember pain of Sept. 11
Time is said to heal all wounds, but how much time heals emptiness left behind when more than 3,000 lives are instantaneously and mercilessly cut short? Two years have passed since Sept. 11, yet servicemembers here, like all Americans, continue to sort through the pain of personal and symbolic loss.On that day, Maj. Dona Marie Iversen, a New York
0 9/11
2003
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