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U.S. Air Force 1st Lieutenant Sean Duval, 33rd Maintenance Squadron maintenance operations officer, stands in front of an F-35A Lightning II March 19, 2018, on the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72). Duval took part in a maintenance officer exchange to learn about the differences and similarities between Air Force and Navy F-35 operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Peter Thompson/Released) Air Force officer integrates with carrier operations
Air Force 1st Lt. Sean Duval, 33rd Maintenance Squadron maintenance operations officer, participated in a maintenance officer exchange program March 16-22, 2018 aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72).
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Default Air Force Logo 2017 Nuclear Deterrence Operations, Nuclear & Missile Operations awards winners announced
Air Force officials recently named the winners of the 2017 Nuclear Deterrence Operations Award and the Nuclear & Missile Operations Award.
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Default Air Force Logo DoD issues guidance for potential government shutdown
The Defense Department has issued guidance to its military and civilian leadership on how to proceed if the federal government should shut down at midnight tonight, according to a memorandum from Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan.
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Convoy Airmen Road Warrior exercise tests defenders’ combat capabilities
Airmen from the 90th Missile Wing at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming; 91st MW at Minot AFB, North Dakota and the 341st MW at Malmstrom AFB, Montana, participated in the Road Warrior exercise at Camp Guernsey, Wyoming, Sept. 9-28, 2017. The 20th Air Force’s exercise has strategic and tactical benefits that contribute to the security of America’s nuclear assets.
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airmen John Hartin, 94th Fighter Squadron all source intelligence analyst, maps out ground-to-air target scenarios for Red Flag 17-4 mission planning at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 23, 2017. Utilizing intelligence from multiple sources, Hartin plots out each target point for the pilots’ awareness allowing them to execute a mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie) Ops Airmen, key to mission success
Before an F-22 Raptor takes off for training or a combat mission, maintainers and weapons Airmen are seen on the flight line preparing, servicing and readying the jet to contest any airspace. However, it takes more than fifth generation machinery and flight line crews to accomplish the mission. A small team of behind-the-scenes Airmen ensure those piloting the stealth aircraft are flight and combat capable.
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Kentucky Air Guardsmen deploy for Hurricane Harvey rescue operations Kentucky ANG deploys troops for Hurricane Harvey rescue
Forty-three additional Airmen from the Kentucky Air National Guard departed for Texas Aug. 29, 2017 to assist with Hurricane Harvey rescue operations, including aeromedical evacuations.
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Default Air Force Logo New Air Force Space Operations Directorate achieves operating capability
The Air Force selected the senior civilian and mobilization assistant for the deputy chief of staff for Space Operations directorate, or "AF/A11," Aug. 17, 2017. Mr. Shawn Barnes will serve as the assistant deputy chief of staff for Space Operations, and Maj. Gen. Pamela Lincoln has been named as the Mobilization assistant to the deputy chief of staff for Space Operations.
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U.S. Air Force (Retired) Chief Master Sgt. James Cotten, poses for a photo after an interview in Norfolk, Va., July 18, 2017. Cotten served from August 1945 to January, 1966. During the first part of his career Cotten was assigned to the Army Air Corps, 334th Fighter Interceptor Squadron to work with the Tuskegee Airmen. Tuskegee Airman trail blazes through history
In the early 20th century the military was a different experience for some. Among those members was U.S. Air Force retired Chief Master Sgt. James Cotten, a Tuskegee Airman, who was drafted at the age of 18 in 1945.
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Maj. Bret Peters, the 737th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron assistant director of operations stands at attention as the Star Spangled Banner plays at his daughter’s commissioning ceremony at the University of North Carolina, Friday, May 12, 2017. Peters, a deployed member of the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing, commissioned his daughter via livestream. 386th AEW navigator commission’s daughter on graduation day
Now a newly minted second lieutenant, Brittany Peters was set to graduate the ROTC program at the University of North Carolina, and commission into the North Carolina Army National Guard. While deployed to Southwest Asia, Bret Peters made sure he had the technology to swear-in his daughter, via video teleconference, live streaming at the class graduation and swearing in ceremony.
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Default Air Force Logo Scott air ops center’s routing initiative could save millions
Miranda Balentine, assistant secretary of the Air Force for installations, environment and energy, is excited about Airman-powered innovation and believes one significant way forward in reducing the service’s aviation energy demands is through the ingenuity of Airmen.
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Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James, receives instruction from Lt. Col. Rhett Hierlmeier, 56th Training Squadron director of operations on a flight simulator, March 10, 2016, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. James toured the Academic Training Center and received briefings on the progress of F-35 Lightning II operations, pilot training, and simulators. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devante Williams) James visits Luke AFB for more insight on F-35 ops
Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James met with Airmen to gain a better understanding of Luke Air Force Base’s mission with a focus on F-35 Lightning II operations, and its maintenance and training facilities March 9-10. During her first visit to the base, James held an all call where she took time to thank Airmen and give her impressions of Luke AFB.
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Default Air Force Logo ACC charts path for remote aircrews, units
Air Combat Command officials announced the results of their study into the remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) community in an attempt to normalize operations and ensure long-term mission success.
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Default Air Force Logo 14 selected for test, operations squadron command
Fourteen officers have been selected for test and operations squadron command assignments, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced Dec 10.
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Airman 1st Class Koleton Mitchell participates in a 7-mile-long ruck alongside fellow Airmen at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., Nov. 18, 2014. The ruck kicked-off a field training exercise culminating the Army Weather Support Course intended to integrate Airmen with Soldiers before they deploy with an Army unit. Mitchell is a 25th Operational Weather Squadron weather forecaster. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski) Air Force 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.
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Default Air Force Logo Reserve Airmen support Ebola fight on the ground
About 15 air transportation specialists from the 446th Airlift Wing here are scheduled to depart for Dakar, Senegal, Nov. 8, to support ground personnel for the campaign against Ebola during Operation Unified Assistance.
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Default Air Force Logo Hagel: Monitoring returning troops provides 'safety valve'
A 21-day monitoring period for U.S. service members returning from areas affected by Ebola in West Africa provides a margin of safety that troops and their families wanted, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said here Oct. 29.
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Default Air Force Logo ISR: A critical capability for 21st century warfare
The progressive adaptations and breakthroughs made in the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance arena have changed the way wars are fought, and the way commanders think about the battlespace.
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Default Air Force Logo Fairchild crews support mission against ISIL
Fairchild aircrews are actively participating in support of the mission against Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant known as ISIL. U.S. military forces and partner nations, including the Kingdom of Bahrain, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, have been taking military action against ISIL terrorists in Syria and Iraq since Sept. 23, using a mix of fighter, bomber, remotely piloted aircraft and Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles against ISIL targets.
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Default Air Force Logo 'Day in the Life' project showcases right Airman, right job, right time
The 86th Airlift Wing at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, spent months of pre-planning, coordination and post-production efforts to create a multimedia project titled, "Day in the Life of the 86th Airlift Wing" showing how the wing supports multiple Air Force, joint and international missions daily.
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Senior Airman Jon Woerzburger awaits engine start prior to a Aug. 30, 2014, humanitarian airdrop mission over Amirli, Iraq. The two C-17 Globemaster IIIs dropped 79 container delivery system bundles of fresh drinking water totaling 7,513 gallons. In addition, two U.S. C-130 Hercules aircraft dropped 30 bundles totaling 3,032 gallons of fresh drinking water and 7,056 meals ready to eat. Woerzburg is a C-17 flying crew chief with the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Vernon Young AF conducts airstrikes against ISIL, airdrops humanitarian aid near Amirli
At the request of the government of Iraq, the U.S. military conducted airstrikes in support of an operation to deliver humanitarian assistance to address the humanitarian crisis and protect the civilians trapped in Amirli, Iraq, at approximately 8:30 p.m. EDT Aug. 31.
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