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(U.S. Air Force graphic, photo/Master Sgt. Wayne Clark SecAF visits Heavy Airlift Wing in Hungary
During his first visit to this small Hungarian base located roughly two hours from Budapest, Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley met with Heavy Airlift Wing (HAW) senior leaders, U.S. Airmen and Boeing contractors here July 11. The HAW is a multinational consortium that is designed to fulfill strategic airlift requirements with 12
0 7/12
2012
(U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Jake Chappelle) AF initiates voluntary limited loadmaster recall
Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard loadmasters may be eligible to apply for a limited period recall to extended active duty, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced.The loadmaster career field is chronically undermanned, said Senior Master Sgt. Marvin Daugherty, AFPC accessions branch superintendent. Initiatives are underway to
0 7/11
2012
(U.S. Air Force graphic/Sylvia Saab) Through Airmen's Eyes: Triumph of survival
(This feature is part of the "Through Airmen's Eyes" series on AF.mil. These stories and commentaries focus on a single Airman, highlighting their Air Force story.)In 1995 in America, most six-year-old boys spent their days picking on six-year-old girls, or mimicking and idolizing the Power Rangers and characters from Dragon Ball Z and the World
0 7/11
2012
Airman 1st Class Cameron Carder (left) and Airman 1st Class Christina Thilges, electricians assigned to the 451st Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Kandahar Airfield (KAF), Afghanistan, run a battery of tests on the electrical systems of a South Carolina Air National Guard F-16 on June 26, 2012. Members of the 169th Fighter Wing at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C., are deployed to KAF in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Swamp Fox F-16’s, pilots, and support personnel began their Air Expeditionary Force deployment early April to take over flying missions for the air tasking order and provide close air support for troops on the ground in Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo/TSgt. Stephen Hudson) Deployed Airmen choreograph vital F-16 maintenance
After 400 flight hours, the F-16s of the 157th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron are due for a thorough inspection - and the Airmen working in the phase dock here are the ones keeping the jets in the fight. When an F-16 is towed off the line and into the hangar, the choreographed dance of maintenance personnel moving in and around the aircraft is well
0 7/10
2012
(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Evelyn Chavez) 603rd ACS strikes for final time at Aviano
Another chapter of Air Force history came to a close July 3 at Aviano Air Base as the 603rd Air Control Squadron called "Primo," the unit call sign, for the last time before the unit is inactivated.The 603rd ACS, one of two Air Force theater air control systems in Europe, is being inactivated as part of a larger U.S. Air Force effort to save more
0 7/10
2012
President Barack Obama has appointed Dr. Jamie Morin as the acting undersecretary of the Air Force. Acting undersecretary of the Air Force appointed
On July 3, President Barack Obama appointed Dr. Jamie Morin to serve as the acting undersecretary of the Air Force.He will serve in this capacity effective immediately and until such time as a new undersecretary is nominated by the president and confirmed by the Senate.Morin said he welcomed the new responsibilities. "I appreciate the opportunity
0 7/05
2012
Members of the 30th Space Wing Wing Staff Agencies perform a retreat ceremony at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., June 29, 2012. A retreat ceremony signifies the end of the duty day and pays respect to the U.S. flag. (U.S. Air Force photo/Michael Peterson) Air Force Week in Photos
This week's photos feature Airmen around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.View the slideshow.
0 7/05
2012
(U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Brian E. Christiansen, U.S. Air Force graphic/Robin Meredith) ANG announces C-130 crash victims
Four Airmen died and two others were seriously injured when a Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System-equipped C-130 Hercules crashed July 1 while fighting a woodland fire in southwestern South Dakota.Dead are Lt. Col. Paul K. Mikeal, 42, of Mooresville, N.C.; Maj. Joseph M. McCormick, 36, of Belmont, N.C.; Maj. Ryan S. David, 35, of Boone, N.C.; and
0 7/03
2012
(U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Veronica Pierce)
Air Force leaders issue Independence Day message
Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Roy send the following Independence Day message to the men and women of the U.S. Air Force:This Fourth of July marks the 236th year since the Second Continental Congress unanimously adopted the Declaration of
0 7/02
2012
Tech Sgt. Jason Linta, Bobby Garza and Dean Prestia cut lines to create a firebreak to prevent fires from jumping at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo., on June 28, 2012. Sergeant Linta is a firefighter assigned to the Academy and Garza and Prestia are firefighters assigned to Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The Waldo Canyon fire has destroyed more than 18,000 acres in the Colorado Springs area. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Christopher Boitz) Firefighters make progress on Academy blaze
 The Waldo Canyon fire that has grown to 18,500 acres and burned hundreds of homes here has been contained on the southwestern corner of the U.S. Air Force Academy on June 28.The fire had burned about 10 acres of land on the Academy in the early morning of June 27, but firefighters on scene have continued to successfully hold a fire line they
0 6/28
2012
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz presents the Koren Kolligian Jr. Trophy to 2011 recipient Capt. Frank Baumann during a Pentagon ceremony June 27, 2012.  Baumann is an instructor pilot stationed at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas.  The trophy, established in 1958, is the only Air Force individual safety award personally presented by the Air Force Chief of Staff.   (U.S. Air Force photo/Michael J. Pausic) CSAF honors flight training instructor with Kolligian Trophy
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz presented Capt. Frank Baumann, an instructor pilot from the 80th Flying Training Wing at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, one of the Air Force's most prestigious flight safety awards during a Pentagon ceremony here June 27. Baumann was named the 2011 recipient of the Koren Kolligian Jr. Trophy for his
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2012
A rapidly spreading smoke cloud surrounds the U.S. Air Force Academy's airfield in Colorado Springs, Colo., June 26, 2012. The Waldo Canyon fire is burning in the area of the Air Force Academy. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Mike Kaplan) Air Force Week in Photos
This week's photos feature Airmen around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.View the slideshow.
0 6/28
2012
A helicopter drops water on the fire as firefighters continued to battle the blaze that burned into the evening hours in Waldo Canyon on the U.S. Air Force Academy June 27, 2012. The fires, which have burned more than 15,000 acres, began spreading to the southwestern corner of the Academy in the early morning, causing base officials to evacuate residents. Officials estimated that the fire had spread to about 10 acres of land belonging to the Academy. U.S. Air Force Photo by: Master Sgt. Jeremy Lock) Firefighters continue to battle Colorado Springs blaze
Firefighters continued to battle several fires that burned into the evening hours in Waldo Canyon near here June 27.The fires, which have burned more than 15,000 acres, began spreading to the southwestern corner of the Academy in the early morning, causing base officials to evacuate residents, with only mission essential personnel allowed onto the
0 6/28
2012
A Vandenberg Air Force Base Hot Shots vehicle backs into the belly of a C-17 Globemaster III at Vanderberg Air Force Base, Calif., on June 27, 2012. Eighteen members of the Vandenberg Hot Shot crew, along with two crew carrier vehicles, one superintendent support vehicle and one all-terrain vehicle deployed to Colorado to support the wildland fire-fighting efforts. The Globemaster III is assigned to March Air Reserve Base, Calif. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran) Vandenberg sends 'hot shots' to Colorado wildfire front lines
Vandenberg Air Force Base officials deployed the only Defense Department wildland firefighting asset at 2 p.m. June 27 in support of the wildland firefighting efforts in Colorado Springs, Colo.The 18-member Vandenberg Air Force Base Hot Shot crew, along with two hot shots crew carrier vehicles, one superintendent support vehicle and one all-terrain
0 6/27
2012
Jeremy Hilton testifies before the U.S. Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel in Washington, D.C., June 21, 2012. Hilton, who is married to U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Renae Hilton, is an advocate for military families with special needs and is the Military Spouse of the Year for 2012. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash)
Air Force spouse testifies on military families with special needs
An Air Force spouse testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee Subcommittee on Personnel here June 21 about programs and policies that support military families with special needs. Jeremy Hilton, a Navy veteran who was recently named the 2012 Military Spouse of the Year by Military Spouse magazine, testified along with Dr. Karen Guice,
0 6/27
2012
(U.S. Air Force graphic, photo by Staff Sgt. Stephany D. Richards) Air Force teams work to tame Colorado wildfires
An Air Force team from the active duty, Air National Guard, the Air Reserve and the Air Force Academy have mobilized to help fight the quickly spreading Waldo Canyon fire near Colorado Springs, Colo., that has burned more than 3,500 acres.The request for assistance from the National Interagency Fire Center to the Department of Defense requested
0 6/26
2012
(U.S. Air Force graphic/Corey Parrish) AF top engineers give tips on saving energy, money
Summer is officially under way. While it means fun in the sun for Airmen and their families, it can be an expensive, wasteful time of year for the Air Force. Utility bills on installations often rise drastically as air conditioning units and sprinkler systems work to keep up. The Air Force spends more than $1 billion a year to power its facilities.
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2012
Maj. Christopher Wright navigates through a water obstacle during a combat mission readiness evaluation the Pre-Ranger Course at Fort Bragg, N.C., June 14, 2012. Wright is the director of operations of the 14th Air Support Operations Squadron at Pope Field, N.C. (U.S. Air Force photo/Val Gempis) Air Force Week in Photos
This week's photos feature Airmen around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.View the slideshow.
0 6/21
2012
(U.S. Air Force graphic/Corey Parrish) AF selects 8,515 for promotion to technical sergeant
Air Force officials released the technical sergeant promotion list June 21. In total, 8,515 staff sergeants earned their next stripe.To see the full list, go to http://www.afpc.af.mil/promotions/tech.asp. Selections are tentative until the data verification process is complete, which is no later than 10 days after the promotion release date. Air
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2012
A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket blasts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., June 20, 2012, with a national security payload for the National Reconnaissance Office. (United Launch Alliance photo/Pat Corkery) (U.S. Air Force graphic/Sylvia Saab) Air Force officials announce milestone Atlas V launch
As part of the Defense Department's ongoing efforts to maintain assured, affordable access to space through 2030, the Atlas V rocket successfully lifted off from Space Launch Complex-41 at Florida's Cape Canaveral on June 20, Air Force officials said."This is an exciting time for the U.S. space launch community," said Scott Correll, the program's
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