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Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: July 20
FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) – On this look around the Air Force the Colombian Air Force joins U.S. Airmen in exercise Red Flag 18-3, and there are changes to the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill benefits transfer policy. Hosted by Staff Sgt. Nicholas Koetz.
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A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster departs from a Coalition airfield in Northeast Syria, June 26, 2018. The C-17 mission was in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. In conjunction with partner forces, CJTF-OIR's mission is to defeat ISIS in designated areas of Iraq and Syria and set conditions to increase regional stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by SrA Izabella Sullivan) June airpower highlights: Afghan ceasefire, op roundup in Iraq and Syria
U.S. Air Forces Central Command published its monthly Airpower Summary today, highlighting U.S. and coalition airpower operations in June 2018 in the USCENTCOM area of responsibility.
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2018
Thai Rescue International rescue effort saves trapped soccer team
Twelve boys ranging from age 11 to 16, along with their soccer coach, found themselves stranded in a cave in Thailand’s Chiang Rai province, June 23, 2018. After 17 days entrapment, an international rescue team successfully ended a nearly 3-week operation.
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Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: July 18, 2018
On this look Around the Air Force the KC-46 Pegasus program completes its final flight tests, and five Airmen receive the Air Force’s first ever “R” device for their actions in combat operations. Hosted by Staff Sgt. Nicholas Koetz.
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2018
Colombian Kfirs fighters train with the A-10, F-16 Colombian Kfirs fighters train with the A-10, F-16
Six Colombian Air Force Kfir fighter jets on their way to Red Flag 18-3 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, stopped at Davis-Monthan AFB from July 5-16, to train with A-10 Thunderbolt IIs and F-16 Fighting Falcons.
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2018
Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command, presents the 24th Air Force guidon to Maj. Gen. Robert Skinner upon assuming command of the 24th AF during a ceremony at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, July 17, 2018. Twenty Fourth Air Force was reassigned to a new major command and welcomed Skinner during the ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo by Andrew C. Patterson) 24th Air Force joins Air Combat Command, welcomes new commander
Twenty Fourth Air Force was reassigned to a new major command and welcomed a new commander during a ceremony, July 17, 2018.
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2018
Default Air Force Logo Air Force Tech Report: Pilot Training Next
The Air Force is searching for new ways to train pilots more efficiently and quickly. Leveraging virtual and augmented reality is a key part of the experimental Pilot Training Next program. It’s an effort that could help streamline the Air Force effort to quickly get qualified pilots in the air.
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2018
Default Air Force Logo Yesterday’s Air Force: BMT
Tomorrow's Airmen all get their start at Lackland Air Force Base where citizens have been transforming into Airmen since 1942. It makes no difference whether you were a pickle or faced the B.E.A.S.T., Basic Military Training is the one thing that all enlisted Airmen have in common.
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2018
Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force
On this look Around the Air Force, Airmen arrive in Georgia for the Innovative Readiness Training event and Junior ROTC cadets participate in the Chief Staff of the Air Force Flight Academy Scholarship Program.
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2018
Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein visits Boeing Field in Seattle, where the KC-46 Pegasus tanker is under development. The KC-46 program achieved an important milestone July 6, 2018, at Boeing Field, with completion of the final flight tests required for first aircraft delivery to the U.S. Air Force. (Courtesy photo) KC-46 completes flight testing required for October first aircraft delivery
The KC-46 Pegasus program achieved an important milestone July 6, 2018, at Boeing Field, Seattle, with completion of the final flight tests required for first aircraft delivery planned in late October.
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2018
Default Air Force Logo DoD Announces Policy Change on Transfer of Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits
The Department of Defense issued a substantive change today to its policy on the transfer by service members in the uniformed services of Post-9/11 GI Bill educational benefits to eligible family member recipients.
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2018
Default Air Force Logo Security and Protection Category Council proves category management saves millions
The Security and Protection Category Council has been busy saving the Air Force millions of dollars and fine tuning contracting processes using a structured approach called category management. Established in January 2017, the council has concentrated its efforts on strategically analyzing and managing spending to reduce total cost of ownership. The council has reduced duplication of effort and leveraged "buying as one" spending for five Air Force-wide contracts resulting in $10 million in rate and process savings.
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2018
The U.S. Air Force Reserve’s 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron spent part of June in Sri Lanka flying missions over the Indian Ocean as part of a research project to study the island’s atmosphere and predict monsoon patterns. (Courtesy photo) Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunters assist with monsoon research
The U.S. Air Force Reserve’s 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron spent part of June in Sri Lanka flying missions over the Indian Ocean as part of a research project to study the island’s atmosphere and predict monsoon patterns.
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2018
Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: July 12
On this look Around the Air Force, Airmen are helping fight wildfires in Colorado, the 53rd Reconnaissance Squadron helps predict hurricane movement, and the Olmstead Scholar Program allows officers to become fluent in a foreign language. Hosted by Senior Airman Jasmine Vanderheyden.
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2018
The 2018 Air Force Information Technology and Cyberpower Conference is Aug. 27-29 in Montgomery, Ala. To register and learn more about the conference, visit www.afitc-event.com. SecAF, DoD, industry leaders share stage at 2018 AFITC
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and the service’s new assistant secretary for acquisitions, technology and logistics, Dr. Will Roper, are two of the military keynote speakers sharing the stage with industry leaders at this year’s Air Force Information Technology and Cyberpower Conference.
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2018
A storage container used for maintaining missile launch facilities and control centers is displayed at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. A recent merger between the Air Force Materiel Command Logistics, Civil Engineering and Force Protection Directorate and the Strategic Deterrence and Nuclear Integration Directorates aims to better align AFMC efforts to support Air Force nuclear modernization missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Todd Cromar) Headquarters merger streamlines logistics, resources for nuclear enterprise system management
In an effort to increase synergy and coordination in support of the Air Force’s nuclear modernization efforts, two Air Force Materiel Command directorates merged to form a single Logistics, Civil Engineering, Force Protection and Nuclear Integration Directorate. The organizational change took effect June 25, 2018.
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2018
Tech. Sgt. Zachary Zieman, 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron loadmaster and dropsonde operator, assists the aircrew with the engine startup prior to takeoff for a mission into Tropical Storm Chris July 8, 2018, to gather weather data for the National Hurricane Center for use in their forecasts. (U.S. Air Force photo/Maj. Marnee A.C. Losurdo) Hurricane Hunters fly Tropical Storms Beryl, Chris
The Air Force Reserve’s Hurricane Hunters spent the weekend flying weather reconnaissance missions into Tropical Storm Chris off the North Carolina coastline and Tropical Storm Beryl in the Caribbean Sea to gather data for the National Hurricane Center in Miami.
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2018
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson hosts the annual Presidential Rank Awards ceremony and stands with this year's recipients in the Pentagon Auditorium, Arlington, Va., July 6, 2018. The honorees include D. Mark Peterson, Steven D. Wert, David Drake, Patricia Young, Randell Walden, C. Douglas Ebersole, Dr. Kenneth Barker and Andrew Cox. (US Air Force Photo by Andy Morataya) Senior Air Force civilians presented Presidential Rank Awards
Nine senior civilians were recognized during the annual Presidential Rank Awards Ceremony at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, July 6, 2018.
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2018
Default Air Force Logo Olmsted program offers cultural opportunities for active-duty officers
Active-duty officers interested in developing language skills and regional cultural knowledge are encouraged to apply for the Department of Defense Olmsted Scholar Program.
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2018
Senior Airman Kelsie Burt, 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron cable and antenna systems technician, deployed from Zanesville, Ohio, re-spools communications line at Cargo City, located at Abdullah Al Mubarak Air Base, Kuwait, June 25, 2018. Burt and her team are forward deployed from Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua King) From nothing to something – Cargo City takes shape
Construction is nearly complete on ‘Cargo City,’ a new operating location for U.S. and coalition forces to conduct aerial port operations in Kuwait. This aerial port will continue to serve as a major-military logistics point, and also functions as the largest aerial port of debarkation in the Middle East.
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