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An A-10 Thunderbolt II shoots a flare off after receiving fuel from a 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker in support of Operation Inherent Resolve Oct. 6, 2017. The aircraft can loiter near battle areas for extended periods of time and operate in low ceiling and visibility conditions. The wide combat radius, and short takeoff and landing capabilities, permit operations in and out of locations near front lines. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Battles) 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 10/13
2017
Airman 1st Class Matthew Clark with the 34th Aircraft Maintenance Unit directs the pilot who flew the 388th Fighter Wing’s 24th aircraft assigned to the 34th Fighter Squadron / 34th AMU June 21. The 24th aircraft is significant because it completes the first full F-35A squadron at an operational unit. (U.S. Air Force photo/Donovan K Potter) First operational F-35A squadron receives final aircraft
The 34th Fighter Squadron and 34th Aircraft Maintenance Unit at Hill Air Force Base accepted its final two combat-coded F-35A Lightning lls June 21, 2017.
0 6/29
2017
Air Force officials released criteria for the new “V”, “C” and “R” devices, following the secretary of Defense’s Jan. 7, 2016, authorization. AF releases criteria for new valor “V”, combat “C” and remote “R” devices
Air Force officials released criteria for the new “V”, “C” and “R” devices, following the secretary of Defense’s Jan. 7, 2016, authorization.
0 6/22
2017
Staff Sgt. Gregory Barker, with the 96th Force Support Squadron, presides over the flag-folding portion of the Honor Guard graduation ceremony at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., June 1, 2017. Approximately 12 new Airmen graduated from the course after more than 120 hours of training. The graduation performance, for friends, family and unit commanders, includes flag detail, rifle volley, pallbearers and bugler. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.) 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 6/09
2017
Default Air Force Logo Freeze-dried plasma to the rescue
Since hemorrhage is the leading cause of preventable death in combat casualties, Air Force Special Operations Command is improving access to blood products on the battlefield.
0 4/05
2017
Default Air Force Logo New program to help ISR aircrews cope with different kind of PTSD
Finding targets by watching and listening is, by nature, intensely personal and can have a long-lasting effect, to include post-traumatic stress disorder, on intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance Airmen involved. The 361st ISR Group is developing a ‘Re-Fit’ program which will assist Airmen in overcoming existing mental health disorders and prevent future problems.
0 11/29
2016
Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced the creation of the Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal March 30, 2016. (Defense Department illustration) Carter announces Operation Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal
Service members who serve or have served in Iraq or Syria as part of Operation Inherent Resolve will receive the Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced March 30 in Tampa, Florida.
0 3/31
2016
Default Air Force Logo Women's History Month spotlight: Maj. Christina Hopper
Throughout the month, Air Force Reserve Command will feature Air Force Reserve women whose contributions to the military and community pay homage to this year’s theme.
1 3/03
2016
391st Expeditionary Fighter Squadron weapon systems officer, call sign Swat, stands on top of an F-15E Strike Eagle following a combat sortie at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Feb. 13, 2016. Swat surpassed the 1,000 combat flight hour mark during the mission in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. (U. S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Frank Miller/Released) Dudette passes 1,000 combat flight hours
Maj. Jennifer received a hero’s welcome from members of the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing as she surpassed the 1,000 combat-hour milestone in the F-15E Strike Eagle at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Feb. 13. Achieving this milestone is a career defining moment for any F-15E aircrew member, even more so for females, which make up approximately 10 percent of Strike Eagle pilots and the weapon systems officer community.
0 2/23
2016
Default Air Force Logo Pentagon announces changes to military decorations, awards program
The Pentagon has made a number of changes to the military decorations and awards program to ensure service members receive appropriate recognition of their actions, according to a statement released Jan. 7.
1 1/07
2016
Default Air Force Logo All Air Force occupations open to women
Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced all occupations in the U.S. military will be open to men and women alike during a press conference Dec. 3. The announcement came after a thorough review of findings from the last three years of studies, and the subsequent recommendation of service secretaries and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
2 12/03
2015
Default Air Force Logo AF begins testing phase for women in combat roles
In April 2015, the Air Force will begin conducting the physical evaluations required to explore opening the last six career fields currently closed to women.
6 4/21
2015
Maj. Chris Cisneros (left) and Lt. Col. Paul C. Zurkowski stand at the position of attention during an awards ceremony Dec. 8, 2013, at Warfield Air National Guard Base, Md. They were awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross with Valor for their actions in a fire fight while deployed to Afghanistan. Cisneros and Zurkowski are A-10C Thunderbolt II pilots with the Maryland Air National Guard’s 104th Fighter Squadron. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Tech Sgt. David Speicher) Airmen awarded Distinguished Flying Cross
Two pilots from the Maryland Air National Guard's 104th Fighter Squadron were recently awarded one of the Air Force's highest awards for actions in combat.
1 12/12
2013
Default Air Force Logo Trauma surgeon urges continued investment in combat care
As combat operations wind down in Afghanistan and the Defense Department struggles with ever-tighter budgetary constraints, a seasoned military trauma surgeon warned against arbitrary cuts that could unravel successes made in preventing combat injuries and, when they occur, providing the best medical care from the point of injury through rehabilitation.
0 11/14
2013
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