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Senior Airman Joshua Glazier, U.S. Air Force Central Command deliberate and crisis action planning and execution segment operator, and Staff Sgt. Eric Alvarez, AFCENT personnel operator, review pre-deployment checklists at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, June 12, 2018. Manpower, Personnel and Services Directorate (A1) recently reduced the length of pre-deployment checklists in order to reduce redundancy and give more time for Airmen to spend with their families. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Caitlin Conner) AFCENT A1 gives time back to pre-deploying Airmen
The U.S. Air Forces Central Command’s Manpower, Personnel and Services Directorate (A1) began the second phase of decreasing pre-deployment requirements for Airmen preparing to enter AFCENT’s area of responsibility. AFCENT Deployment Streamlining version 2.0 was released and became effective June 15, 2018.
0 7/03
2018
Default Air Force Logo JOSE program continues to expand, save more taxpayer dollars
It’s a simple concept producing significant results for U.S. Air Force and Army in Europe; saving hundreds of thousands of dollars and providing needed supplies quickly.
0 7/02
2018
An F-22 Raptor pilot with the 95th Fighter Squadron performs a preflight inspection prior to night flying operations at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., June 11, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Isaiah J. Soliz) ACC emphasizes shift in focus to cyber vigilance
Air Combat Command participated in an Air Force first by testing the reporting capabilities of a mission defense team during a base-wide exercise at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, June 11-15, 2018. The 325th Communications Squadron’s MDT is the first operational unit of its kind in Air Combat Command, and the base exercise emphasized the command’s cyber efforts by showcasing the unit’s communication with Joint Base Langley-Eustis’ Cyber Defense Operation Center, located in Virginia, prototype.
0 6/27
2018
Tech. Sgt. Brian Virden and Master Sgt. Bryan Riddell,  replace legacy firefighting foam at King Salmon Air Station, Alaska, with Phos-Chek 3 percent, a C6-based Aqueous Film Forming Foam, June 14. The new AFFF protects Airmen, aircraft and infrastructure while reducing the risk of mission-related contamination to drinking water sources. Virden and Riddell are with the 611th Civil Engineer Squadron, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. (U.S. Air Force photo) Swap complete: AF protects Airmen, environment with new firefighting foam
The transition to an environmentally responsible firefighting foam at King Salmon Air Force Station, Alaska, June 14, 2018, marked the completion of the Air Force’s move to replace legacy foam in fire vehicles and stockpiles across the service.
0 6/22
2018
An Edwards KC-135 Stratotanker refuels a U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon while it carries a developmental test version of Norway’s Joint Strike Missile. When development is complete, the JSM is intended for use aboard the F-35A Lighting II. The 416th Flight Test Squadron recently wrapped up JSM testing. (U.S. Air Force photo) Edwards AFB squadron completes Joint Strike Missile test program
A team of U.S. Air Force engineers, test pilots, and Norwegian government and industry personnel recently completed a large phase of testing for the Joint Strike Missile. The JSM is Norway’s advanced anti-surface warfare missile designed for the new F-35A Lighting II’s internal weapons bay. The missile can be employed against sea- and land-based targets. Norway is a partner nation in the development of the fifth-generation Joint Strike Fighter.
0 6/15
2018
Staff Sgt. Hermann Nunez, 386th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron maintainer, holds the revised version of the “Spline Insert Extractor,” which he helped create. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Stoltz) A ‘simple fix’ will save the Air Force a lot of money
In early May, Tech. Sgt. Chance Cole, 386th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron flight line expediter, came up with an idea – and it’s going to save the Air Force a lot of money.
0 6/11
2018
Mark Flannery, a welder from Detachment 6 at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, welds a steel plate to the bottom of a Jet Petroleum 8 tank in a vehicle management garage at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, April 27, 2018. Flannery was hand selected to come and repair the tank. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua King) Vehicle Management welds fuel tanks back to life
Without fuel, the world’s greatest Air Force doesn’t get aircraft in the air. When the trucks that deliver that fuel start to leak, a multi-team effort is needed to get them fixed and back to delivering fuel to the fight.
0 6/01
2018
Airmen from the 820th Base Defense Group and the 71st Rescue Squadron prepare for a static-line jump proficiency training, March 30, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Rescue Airmen from the 23d Wing visited the Devil Raiders of the 621st Contingency Response Wing (CRW), May 21-23, to better understand the essential assets to stand up rescue operations from bare-base situations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan) Airmen partner toward quicker deployments
Rescue Airmen from the 23rd Wing visited the Devil Raiders of the 621st Contingency Response Wing, May 21-23, 2018, to better understand the essential assets to stand up rescue operations from bare-base situations. Although the 23rd Wing’s mission to organize, train, equip and maintain combat-ready for Air Combat Command, and the 621st CRW focuses on rapidly organizing and standing up bare bases for Air Mobility Command aircraft, they both believed they could learn from each other.
0 5/31
2018
336th rolls into new Sec+ course 336th TRS rolls into new Sec+ course
The 336th Training Squadron cut the ribbon on the new cutting edge 501 Security Plus course May 24, 2018 at Thompson Hall on Keesler Air Force Base.
0 5/29
2018
An Afghan Air Force A-29 Super Tucano taxis to a parking spot March 6, 2018, Kabul Air Wing, Afghanistan. The aircraft is highly maneuverable, and capable of operating in austere environments and rugged terrain. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jared J. Duhon) Laser Guided Bombs enhance Afghan Air Force Strike Capability
Since March 22, 2018, the Afghan Air Force has both introduced and increased the use of precision guided munitions in southern Afghanistan.
0 5/21
2018
The 821st CRSS was recently recognized by the Profession of Arms Center of Excellence and Air University Leadership Institute for their innovative leadership development programs and the unit was awarded the 2017 PACE Leadership Impact award. Whole Airman Concept: Leadership development
Airmen from the 821st Contingency Response Support Squadron are using the Whole Airman Concept to find innovative ways to incorporate leadership development into their everyday squadron routine.
0 5/21
2018
Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center Commander Maj. Gen. Brad Spacy talks about the importance of the 2018 Installation and Mission Support Weapons and Tactics Conference to senior Air Force leaders and members of the agile combat support community. “What’s great about this event is that it’s a forum for innovation,” Spacy said May 16 in San Antonio. “Our goal is to get ideas from our Airmen into action. We know the ideas are out there – our Airmen are coming up with them.” (U.S. Air Force photo by Armando Perez) I-WEPTAC delivers innovations to Air Force leaders
Innovation was alive here this week, as senior leaders heard proposals May 16, 2018, to address some of the greatest challenges facing the agile combat support community at the conclusion of the 2nd Annual Installation and Mission Support Weapons and Tactics Conference, hosted by the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center.
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2018
Maj. Brook Bentley, program manager with the Air Force Research Laboratory, introduces the technical themes of the U.S. Air Force Science and Technology 2030 Forum held May 10 at Indiana University. (Indiana University photo/Chris Meyer) Air Force Science and Technology 2030 campaign: Your ideas will shape the Air Force of tomorrow
The Air Force Research Laboratory continues its support of the Air Force Science and Technology 2030 initiative and joined with Indiana University to host a listening forum at the university’s Bloomington, Indiana campus May 10-11, 2018.
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2018
Hannah Coley, a contractor from Apex Systems, Inc., assigned as a Project Kessel Run software designer works on an application for the Air Operations Center on her first day at the Kessel Run Experimentation Lab, May 7 Kessel Run hits hyperdrive
Thirty active duty Airmen, Air Force civilians and contractors gathered in a shared workspace downtown May 7, 2018, for the opening of the Kessel Run Experimentation Lab, where they will build the next generation of combat software.
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2018
A U.S. Air Force Thunderbird F-16 jet is towed out of a hangar April 26, 2018 at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The aircraft was the first to receive structural modifications as part of the F-16 Service Life Extension Program, or SLEP, that will keep the jet flying for decades. (U.S. Air Force photo by R. Nial Bradshaw) F-16 Service Life Extension Program a ‘great deal’ for DoD, taxpayers
An Air Force Thunderbird jet is the first of what will be roughly 300 refurbished C and D model F-16’s that will roll off the shop floor of the 573rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron here after receiving multiple structure-strengthening modifications.
0 5/09
2018
Approximately 100 members of the Collaborative Auditory Vestibular Research Network, or CAVRN, met at the 711th Human Performance Wing April 24-26 to collaborate on areas of hearing and balance issues that service members and veterans face as a result of their military service. CAVRN meetings allow the research community to expedite scientific advancements with greater efficiency through open communication and collaborations that ensue. Ultimately, this approach results in technical and knowledge product solutions in the hands of the warfighter and their medical providers faster. The CAVRN meets once a year at a site hosted by one of the member organizations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Richard Eldridge) Research network works to combat number one disability claim among veterans
Military service often requires duty in noisy environments that can cause hearing loss and it doesn’t just happen during combat operations at deployed locations far from home station.
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2018
Default Air Force Logo Air Force invites innovative solutions in AFWERX Fusion Challenge
The Air Force seeks innovative Airmen, entrepreneurs, industry experts, engineers and academics to participate in the AFWERX Fusion Challenge to enhance security of fixed, temporary and mobile assets.
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2018
Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen W. Wilson, left, and Dr. William Roper, assistant secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, center, discuss the April 20 TechStars Autonomous Technology Accelerator for the Air Force Demo Day at the Westin Hotel in Boston with John Beatty, right, executive director of the Massachusetts Military Force. Air Force courts tech startups
An idea that sprang from the minds of four captains at Squadron Officer School led to 10 startup companies pitching their ideas to Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen W. Wilson, April 20, 2018 in Boston.
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2018
At center, Rich Lombardi, deputy under secretary of the Air Force for management, and deputy chief management officer, office of the under secretary of the Air Force, chairs a category management council meeting at Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center headquarters at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, April 23, 2018. Lombardi is the Air Force's category management account official and is tasked with overseeing the effort as it rolls out across the enterprise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Malcolm McClendon) AF aims to save $2B, improve lethality with new acquisition approach
A new acquisition program has the potential to help the Air Force save $2 billion and make it a more lethal fighting force, Air Force acquisition leaders believe.
0 4/26
2018
Elizabeth Fisher, the co-founder and president of Selah Freedom, speaks during the Leaders Inspiring for Tomorrow (LIFTx) seminar hosted by MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., April 19, 2018. Fisher spoke on different principles of leadership and how they can be applied to create welcoming work environments. LIFTx brought together 10 diverse speakers from around the country who shared their stories of leadership, inspiration, innovation and resiliency. LIFTx: Leaders Inspiring for Tomorrow
Ten diverse speakers shared their stories of leadership, inspiration, innovation and resiliency during the first Leaders Inspiring for Tomorrow, or LIFTx, seminar hosted by MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, April 19, 2018.
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