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David Garretson, a second-year student at Iowa Western Community College, performs a general lubrication of the zerks on the nose strut of the nose wheel at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., Jan. 25, 2016. Garretson is one of three students from IWCC who have been chosen to intern with the 55th Maintenance Squadron, providing valuable experience and a gateway to Defense Department jobs upon graduation. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Rachel Hammes) Offutt gives students a chance at mechanics
Students studying airframe and power plant disciplines at Iowa Western Community College have a unique opportunity to intern with the 55th Maintenance Squadron at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, after the squadron cut roughly 300 military slots and replaced them with approximately 150 civilian slots in a move to save the Air Force money.
0 1/27
2016
Gen. David G. Perkins, commanding general of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, visited officials from Air Education and Training Command, Jan. 7-8, to collaborate with Air Force leaders on advancing education and innovation within the respective military services. Army, Air Force collaborate on education, innovation
Gen. David G. Perkins, the commanding general of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), visited officials from Air Education and Training Command Jan. 7-8 to collaborate with Air Force leaders on advancing education and innovation within the respective military services.
0 1/13
2016
A 5-ton vehicle carrying a 30-foot radar dish stands ready at Saylor Creek Range Complex, Idaho. Contract range personnel modified the vehicle to create a target capable of being relocated for different mission needs. (Courtesy photo) Blowing up the competition
The 366th Operations Support Squadron won the Defense Logistics Agency Range of the Year award. Although there isn't a trophy or plaque presented, the range personnel have earned bragging rights for their use of excess property.
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2016
Default Air Force Logo Air Force Medical Service’s Year in Review
In 2015, the doctors, nurses and technicians of the Air Force Medical Service (AFMS) made a difference in the Air Force’s mission, while new AFMS technologies and training exercises ensured air and space superiority.
0 12/29
2015
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Adyel Quinones-Velez, a 18th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, inspects the underside of an F-15 Eagle at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Dec. 15, 2015. Conducting an Aviation Training Relocation during winter provided Kadena AB, Japan, pilots and maintainers a change in environment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jordyn Fetter) Misawa, Kadena Airmen strengthen bilateral ties
Aircraft and personnel from Kadena Air Base, Misawa AB and the Japan Air Self-Defense Force participated in Aviation Training Relocation Dec. 1-18 here.
0 12/23
2015
An Afghan air force pilot salutes during the playing of the Afghan national anthem at the graduation of the first 81st Fighter Squadron’s student pilot class Dec. 18, 2015, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 81st FS graduated eight Afghan air force students trained as combat ready attack pilots on the A-29 Super Tucano. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Ceaira Tinsley) First A-29 Afghan pilots graduate, ready for combat
A new era for the Afghan air force began Dec. 18, when the 81st Fighter Squadron graduated the first class of A-29 Super Tucano combat-ready attack pilots at Moody Air Force Base.
2 12/21
2015
An emergency room nurse and a medical technician from Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., work in the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada’s emergency department during their training with the Sustained Medical and Readiness Trained (SMART) program. (U.S. Air Force photo)
SMART program keeps medics ready for any contingency
Military medical professionals have to always be ready for war and for whatever contingency the future brings. They need to either improve or remain current in medical skills necessary for any future battlefield, with its host of wounds and injuries, and for humanitarian assistance or disaster relief missions.
0 12/16
2015
Eleven C-17 Globemaster IIIs line up on the Moses Lake runway Dec. 10, 2015, after an airdrop during exercise Rainier War at Moses Lake, Wash. Rainier War is a semiannual large formation exercise, hosted by the 62nd Airlift Wing, designed to train aircrews under realistic scenarios that support a full spectrum operations against modern threats and replicate today's contingency operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Divine Cox) McChord performs during Rainier War exercise
In today's military, aircrews have to be trained and ready to handle any type of combat scenario, and recently, members of Joint Base Lewis-McChord and other bases participated in exercise Rainier War to help hone their skills.
0 12/16
2015
An F-22 Raptor from Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., sits on the flightline while a Raptor launches from the Tyndall runway Dec. 10, 2015, during Checkered Flag 16-1. The week-and-a-half long exercise focuses on the involvement of the F-22 Raptor, F-35A Lightning II's and legacy aircraft training in a large-force exercise to enhance combat airpower capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Sergio A. Gamboa) Legacy, 5th-generation aircraft unite at Checkered Flag
Checkered Flag 16-1, a large-force exercise which gives a large number of legacy and fifth-generation aircraft the chance to practice combat training together, started here Dec. 10.
1 12/14
2015
Airmen from the 51st Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal flight discuss the location of simulated unexploded ordnance during a training scenario at Osan Air Base, South Korea, Nov. 6, 2015. EOD training usually consists of deployed IED scenarios, mine detection and electronic countermeasures to ensure their fight tonight readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Travis Edwards) Explosive threats no match for Osan EOD
Whether a faulty 9 mm pistol round or a pipe bomb meant to cause harm, there is one shop that holds the responsibility of disarming and disposing of these dangerous objects. With their extensive and rigorous training, the Airmen from the 51st Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal flight protect the Airmen and families at Osan Air Base from any explosive threat.
0 12/06
2015
Airmen prepare seating in a C-130 Hercules during Vigilant Ace 16 at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Nov. 2, 2015. Multiple C-130s were inspected, reconfigured and fueled in preparation of flights for Vigilant Ace, a U.S. and South Korea combined exercise aimed at enhancing operational and tactical level coordination through combined and joint combat training. The exercise also provided critical training for the Airmen of the 374th Airlift Wing to maintain peace and stability in Japan and the entire Indo-Asia Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Cody H. Ramirez) Yokota enhances capabilities through exercise
Members of the 374th Airlift Wing participated in exercise Vigilant Ace 16 from Nov. 1-10, in conjunction with a Samurai Readiness Inspection at Yokota Air Base. Vigilant Ace is a large-scale exercise on the Korean Peninsula designed to enhance the interoperability of U.S. and allied forces through combined combat training.
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2015
Members of the 33rd Rescue Squadron prepare for takeoff inside their HH-60G Pave Hawk Oct. 16, 2015, at Osan Air Base, South Korea. The 33rd RQS members are from Kadena Air Base, Japan, and are participating in exercise Pacific Thunder 15-02. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Benjamin Sutton) Pacific Thunder tests combat search, rescue capabilities
A bilateral exercise involving combat search and rescue drills ended Oct. 23 after nearly two weeks of constant training between U.S. and South Korean forces.
0 10/23
2015
Student sensor operators from the 6th Reconnaissance Squadron practice tactical operations during an MQ-1 Predator super sortie simulator mission. Super sortie missions allow two student crews to be trained simultaneously. Student sensor operators will learn a variety of missions, including raid over watch, route clearance, target development, and close air support. Holloman is the Air Force’s premier base for Predator and MQ-9 Reaper pilot and sensor operator training. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman BreeAnn Sachs) Remotely piloted aircraft training expands at Holloman
The Air Force currently employs numerous remotely piloted aircraft in support of surveillance and reconnaissance missions throughout deployed locations, with the bulk of these missions are being placed specifically upon the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper aircraft.
0 10/07
2015
U.S. Air Force Capt. Jodi Verkleir, 36th Medical Support Squadron Readiness Flight commander, discusses a simulated earthquake scenario with Indonesian Capt. Imam Suhada, a medical planner, during Exercise Gema Bhakti in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sept. 16, 2015. Verkleir joined more than 40 U.S. Pacific Command participants during the 10-day bilateral joint exercise designed to promote positive military relations, increase cultural awareness and enhance training and understanding of respective capabilities. U.S. Air Force photo by Matt Lyman AF captain participates in 'Echo of Good Deeds'
U.S. service members and the Indonesian armed forces participating in Gema Bhakti, Indonesian for "Echo of Good Deeds," are doing their part to ensure the exercise lives up to its name.
0 10/03
2015
Airmen from the 320th Special Tactics Squadron at Kadena Air Base, Japan, perform a helo-casting jump out of an HH-60G Pave Hawk from the 33rd Rescue Squadron during an amphibious operations exercise Sept. 22, 2015, off the west coast of Okinawa, Japan. Team members are qualified in nonstandard methods of infiltration,  including static line, military free fall, and closed and open circuit diving. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman John Linzmeier) Special tactics Airmen execute amphibious training
Airmen from the 320th Special Tactics Squadron conducted an amphibious training operation along the west coast of Okinawa Sept. 22-24 to refresh qualifications and retain proficiency in various special tactics skill sets.
0 9/28
2015
An Afghan maintainer waits as an 81st Fighter Squadron instructor pilot and Afghan pilot get ready to take off for high-altitude training at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., Sept. 16, 2015. Afghan pilots have been training with the 81st FS at Moody AFB, Ga., with A-29B Super Tucanos and came to Peterson for the high-altitude and mountainous terrain training. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Rose Gudex) Peterson hosts high-altitude training for Afghan pilots, 81st FS
Afghan pilots, maintainers and instructor pilots from the 81st Fighter Squadron at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, went to Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, this month to conduct high-altitude training in the mountainous terrain.
1 9/23
2015
U.S. Air Force Maj. Leah Sprecher, Pacific Air Forces legal planner and Tentara Nasional Indonesia legal planner, and TNI Maj. Slamet discuss urban search and rescue legal considerations during exercise Gema Bhakti. Gema Bhakti, Indonesian for 'Echo of Good Deeds,' is a 10-day exercise designed to promote positive military relations, increase cultural awareness and enhance training and understanding of each other's capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Joel Banjo-Johnson/Released) Airmen gain knowledge in Indonesian exercise
U.S. and Indonesian service members recently shared knowledge in a 10-day bilateral exercise in Jakarta, Indonesia, that allowed participants to plan humanitarian assistance in a devastating natural disaster scenario.
0 9/23
2015
A B-52 Stratofortress aircrew assigned to Air Force Global Strike Command makes its way to the aircraft before participating in exercise Immediate Response 2015 at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Sept. 17, 2015. The exercise supports the goal of a "strong Europe" by preparing partner nations to combine forces, ensuring unified security across allied nations. (U.S Air Force photo/Senior Airman Amanda Morris) Barksdale Airmen participate in EUCOM exercise
A 2nd Bomb Wing B-52 Stratofortress aircrew conducted a long-range bomber mission from the United States to the U.S. European Command area of operations Sept. 17-18, where they participated in exercise Immediate Response 2015.
1 9/23
2015
Default Air Force Logo Airmen share air mobility knowledge with African partner nations
About 40 African military personnel visited Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst to participate in the African Partnership Flight hosted by the 621st Contingency Response Wing Aug. 30-Sept. 4.
0 9/09
2015
Staff Sgt. Alex Blair, an explosive ordnance disposal technician with the 11th Civil Engineer Squadron at Joint Base Andrews, Md., prepares to dispose of an improvised explosive device as part of Operation Llama Fury, Aug. 25, 2015, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C. Blair and his team suited up and visually inspected the device before deciding the appropriate level of response to the threat. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Brittain Crolley) Operation Llama Fury: Joint base training aims to standardize AFSC
Explosive Ordnance Disposal Airmen from three nearby bases descended upon Seymour Johnson Air Force Base for Operation Llama Fury, a weeklong training operation, Aug. 24-28.
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2015
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