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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.
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2018
Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: April 20
On this look around the Air Force the 45th Space Wing supports the launch of an Atlas V rocket, the 688th Cyberspace Wing hosts a mentorship program, and U.S. and Indonesia Airmen talks improve interoperability. Hosted by Staff Sgt. Braden Anderson.
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2018
All-Air Force basketball teams AF men, women finish second, third in 2017 Armed Forces Basketball Championship
The All-Air Force men’s and women’s basketball teams both finished in the top three at the 2017 Armed Forces Basketball Championships Nov. 8, 2017, at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo Air Force recognizes veterans in blue
Veterans in Blue 2017 is now available online. First launched in 2010, Veterans in Blue is a portrait collection showcasing men and women who have contributed to the security of our nation and the legacy of the Air Force.
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2017
2018 All-Air Force Wrestling Team Try outs Air Force seeks 2018 wrestling team members
Call for Airmen to compete for a position on the 2018 All-Air Force Wrestling Team
0 11/07
2017
Default Air Force Logo AF selects 2017 all-Air Force marathon team
The Air Force recently selected candidates to represent the Air Force in the Armed Forces Marathon Championship in Washington D.C., Oct. 19-23, 2017.
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2017
Tech. Sgt. Megan Harper, A 326th Training Squadron military training instructor facilitator, stands with Airmen's week Airmen at the 326th TRS, at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland June 28, 2017. Harper has been selected as the Military Times’ 2017 Airman of the Year for her exceptional service over the course of a 15-year Air Force career. Air Force MTI named Military Times Airman of the Year
A 326th Training Squadron military training instructor facilitator has been selected as the Military Times 2017 Airman of the Year for her exceptional service over the course of a 15-year Air Force career.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo Air Force Clubs award $36,000 in scholarships
The Air Force Services Activity has awarded $36,000 in scholarships to 10 Air Force Club members or their family members.
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2017
Every year, an aircrew is selected for the Clarence Mackay Trophy, which is presented to an aircrew for accomplishing the most meritorious flight of the year. The trophy is permanently displayed at the National Air and Space Museum. (Courtesy Photo) Special Operations Command aircrew recognized for meritorious flight
Every year, an aircrew is selected for the Clarence Mackay Trophy for accomplishing the most meritorious flight of the year. This year, an AC-130U aircrew from Air Force Special Operations Command, which included one of 25th Air Force’s outstanding Airmen, was recognized with the honor.
0 5/16
2017
Morse operators conduct intercept activities at Detachment 4 of the 1st Radio Squadron Mobile in 1953.
Service in Silence: Trustworthy Airmen chosen for select, island hopping squadron
Silent service seems to be the common thread shared by alumni of 1st Radio Squadron Mobile, who began meeting annually in 1999 to share experiences and rekindle friendships formed decades earlier. This year, the group met in San Antonio, Texas, and members were recognized at the 25th Air Force anniversary banquet.
0 11/25
2016
Default Air Force Logo Adversaries’ ever-changing tactics require quick responses
In the ongoing fight between coalition forces and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, U.S. adversaries have added explosives-laden drones to their weapons arsenal, according to recent stories in the news. In October, adversaries used a drone, intended for surveillance use, to injure troops on the ground. Unlike typical surveillance drones, this one exploded after local forces picked it up for inspection.
0 11/03
2016
Maj. Casey Bowen, a dermatologist with the 59th Medical Wing at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, swims in the English Channel near Folkestone, England, Sept. 23, 2016, during a practice swim. Bowen and Maj. Simon Ritchie traveled to England to swim across the English Channel from Dover Harbor to the coastline of France. (DoD News photo/Tech. Sgt. Brian Kimball) From England to France: Swimming the channel
After approximately two years of training and regimented swimming schedules, two Airmen swam the English Channel from Dover, England, to the western coastline of France Sept. 27 and Oct. 3.
0 10/04
2016
Air Force Capt. (Dr.) Kjell Ballard, emergency room resident, asks a patient to make the OK sign to check mobility of the fingers Sept. 14 at the San Antonio Military Medical Center on Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Serving 20 counties in the Texas region, the SAMMC Emergency Department treats roughly 200 patients a day.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Kevin Iinuma) Joint emergency department sets the tone
“Trauma team to the trauma room; trauma team to the trauma room,” were the words uttered over the public address system at the San Antonio Military Medical Center’s Emergency Department. Words letting medics know of a patient’s impending arrival. In less than 15 minutes, a team of Airmen, Soldiers, civilians and contractors donned their medical attire in preparation to save a life.
0 10/03
2016
Default Air Force Logo New faces of the Air Force
As the Air Force turns a year older Sept. 18, some of the newest members of the service were asked earlier this month on their basic training graduation day why they decided to be part of the world’s greatest airpower team. Here’s what they had to say.
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2016
Default Air Force Logo AF releases criteria for basing new F-16 training squadrons
The Air Force released basing criteria Aug. 11 that will be used to select candidate bases to establish additional permanent formal training units using F-16 Fighting Falcons from Hill Air Force Base, Utah.
0 8/11
2016
Tech. Sgt. Giselle Janousek, a military training instructor from Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, mentors cadet cadre during a visit to the Air Force Academy's Jacks Valley. Lackland MTIs joined cadet cadre in Jacks Valley this week as part of an Air Education and Training Command and USAFA training partnership. (U.S. Air Force photo by Mike Kaplan) MTIs and cadet cadre form partnership
A group of military training instructors from Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, joined cadet cadre in Jacks Valley, Colorado, toward the end of July as part of an Air Education and Training Command and U.S. Air Force Academy training partnership.
0 8/02
2016
Capt. Jennifer Aspinwall, Occupational Therapy element leader with the 59th Medical Wing, assesses a tactical air control party student at the battle clinic on Medina Annex, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas June 30, 2016. Aspinwall has worked with battlefield Airmen since 2014. 59th Medical Wing treating AF’s elite human weapons system
Comprehensive, synergistic medical care from the 59th Medical Wing is helping produce the Air Force’s elite, battle-ready combat warriors at the new Battlefield Airmen Training Group at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.
0 7/27
2016
Special Tactics members pay their final respects to Lt. Col. William “Bill’ Schroeder, during his interment ceremony, June 16, 2016, at Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia. Schroeder, 39, was a special operations weather officer who identified a perilous situation and reacted swiftly by putting himself between an armed individual and his first sergeant. In the process, he saved lives of other squadron members while being fatally wounded. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Philip Bryant) Commander fatally shot at work laid to rest at Arlington
Two months after Lt. Col. William “Bill” Schroeder was fatally shot during an incident of workplace violence, the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard laid him to rest with full military honors June 16 at Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia.
0 6/20
2016
Col. Thomas K. Smith Jr., 433rd Airlift Wing commander, addresses the crowd during the C-5M Super Galaxy transfer ceremony June 17, 2016 along the flight line of Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. Colonel Smith boarded the aircraft bound for the ceremony from Stewart Air National Guard Base, New York, that morning. It is the only C-5M to be bestowed as "The City of San Antonio." (U.S. Air Force photo by Benjamin Faske) 433rd AW becomes first Reserve wing to get new C-5M
The saying “history repeats itself” has become all too familiar to the 433rd Airlift Wing, as hundreds of Airmen and distinguished guests gathered along the flightline at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, on June 17 to welcome the wing’s first C-5M Super Galaxy, named “The City of San Antonio.”
0 6/20
2016
Staff Sgt. Reginald Gilchrist, NCO in charge of the Sustainment for Trauma and Resuscitation Skills Program, lectures Airmen 1st Class Amber Decrane on the anatomy and physiology of the upper airway and the importance of proper insertion and securement of an advanced airway such as the laryngeal mask airway or LMA. April 21, 2016 at the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center on Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Michael Ellis) Cadaver training prepares AF medics for real-world encounters
The study of human anatomy has helped further medical science since the third century. Often reserved for medical students or researchers, cadaver training at the 59th Medical Wing is helping medical technicians today build confidence and hone critical life-saving skills.
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2016
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