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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
Laura Chiang from the Center for Disease Control and prevention, interacts with a group of participants during a discussion on barriers to effective prevention at the Primary Prevention of Violence Foundation Training seminar held on Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga. July 19, 2016. The 10-day training program held 18-29 July, involved guest speakers from Headquarters Air Force, CDC and Green Dot. (U.S. Air Force photo/Don Peek) New AF violence prevention specialists training begins
Representatives from the major commands and more than 30 Air Force installations attended training at Dobbins Air Reserve Base July 18-29 to become violence prevention specialists. The Specialists for the Primary Prevention of Violence is being set up as a new helping agency for Airmen and their families.
0 8/05
2016
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Benjamin Glenn, 352nd Special Operations Maintenance Squadron CV-22 Osprey dedicated crew chief, trains for a marathon July 28, 2016, on RAF Mildenhall, England. Glenn was chosen as one of six people to run the half marathon for Air Force Special Operations Command, in hopes of earning big points in the Major Command Challenge. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kate Thornton) Airman trains to be better in the long run
Staff Sgt. Benjamin Glenn is a 352nd Special Operations Maintenance Squadron CV-22 Osprey crew chief and a dedicated runner. He’s running half and full marathons in elite-level times, and the Air Force Special Operations Command chose him to represent the command in this year’s Air Force Marathon in September.
0 8/03
2016
Default Air Force Logo Airmen gain voice through violence intervention training
A new Air Force training program prepares Airmen to recognize barriers and find ways to comfortably address them in an effort to reduce power-based personal violence within the communities they belong to.
0 8/03
2016
Air Force Lt. Col. Chris Power, the deputy division chief of North American Aerospace Defense Command operations support, takes part in the Amalgam Eagle 16 tactical exercise between the United States and Mexico, in Colorado Springs, Colo., July 27, 2016. The three-day exercise was aimed at strengthening information sharing and cooperation in response to a simulation of an illicit cross-border flight. DoD photo by Lisa Ferdinando NORAD, NORTHCOM, Mexican Air Force coordinate on illicit-flight exercise
A live-fly event was part of Amalgam Eagle 16, a tactical exercise between the U.S. and Mexico aimed at strengthening information sharing and response cooperation for real-life scenarios.
0 7/28
2016
Airmen from the 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing pose with their instructor, Capt. Craig, 26th Weapon Squadron MQ-9 Pilot (center), after graduating from the U.S. Air Force’s first-ever Electronic Combat Officers course. The course focuses on training aircrews of MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper aircraft to mitigate potential signal interruptions thus reducing the potential risks to RPAs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Barclay) Airmen drive RPA innovation with new electronic combat officer course
In an effort to neutralize the enemy and their ability to impact combat operations, Airmen have created the Air Force’s first MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft Electronic Combat Officers course.
0 7/27
2016
Staff Sgt. Kyle Walker, a crew chief assigned to the 513th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, stands ready as a fire guard for an E-3 Sentry July 19, 2016 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, before a mission in support of Rim of the Pacific 2016. More than 125 Airmen from the 513th Air Control Group and 552nd Air Control Wing are deployed to Hawaii in support of the RIMPAC 2016 exercise. Twenty-six nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 30 to Aug. 4, in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The world's largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity that helps participants foster and sustain the cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world's oceans. RIMPAC 2016 is the 25th exercise in the series that began in 1971. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Caleb Wanzer) Total force AWACS ops support world's largest naval exercise
Nearly 150 Airmen from the 513th Air Control Group and 552nd Air Control Wing deployed July 17 from Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, to the Hawaiian Islands to participate in the world’s largest maritime exercise.
0 7/27
2016
Tommy Disario and Andrea Caraway saved the life of a lightning strike victim at the El Paso County fair July 19. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jason Gutierrez) Academy first responders save lightning strike victim at county fair
Two first responders from the 10th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire and Emergency Services flight at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, saved the life of a lightning strike victim at the El Paso County fair July 19.
0 7/27
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 officer candidates pull a Zodiac boat to the shore during a selection at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Oct. 21, 2014. Special Tactics career field training pipelines are some of the most physically and psychologically challenging in the Air Force. To ensure the correct individuals are on the battlefield, a group of Special Tactics Airmen weed out the cross-training candidates who don’t meet the high standards, putting them through a week-long selection process to select only the best-qualified individuals. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Katrina Cheesman) 
Policy changes allow Airmen to retrain into special ops
In a move to meet the high demand for battlefield Airmen, the Air Force announced changes to retraining and cross-flow, outlined in a policy memorandum from April. The changes allow Airmen to be released from their current jobs in the Air Force to cross-train into the special tactics career fields, should they be selected following an assessment of physical, mental and psychological attributes.
0 7/26
2016
A C-17, assigned to the 437th Airlift Wing, Joint Base Charleston, S.C., sits on the runway before take-off during Red Flag 16-3 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 20, 2016. Red Flag provides an opportunity for aircrew and military aircraft to enhance their tactical operational skills alongside military aircraft from coalition forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released) C-17 gains valuable training through integration at Red Flag 16-3
During Red Flag 16-3, the 437th Airlift Wing from Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, is training at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, on how to integrate pilots, crew members and intelligence Airmen, among others, to become more mission-ready.
0 7/26
2016
From left, Staff Sgt. Erick Vega, an avionics specialist with the 555th Fighter Squadron out of Aviano Air Base, Italy, attempts to figure out why the space systems on his F-16 Fighting Falcon aren't working correctly, while Chief Master Sgt. Tony Russell, a Red Flag Inspector General evaluator, observers. Airmen from the 527th Space Aggressor Squadron attempt to challenge Red Flag participants by posing attacks on space assets, simulating a potential attack by the enemy. "We challenge space forces to get better. And they do," said Capt. Brian Goodman, 527th SAG.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. David Salanitri) Professional bad guys: Space aggressors prepare Airmen for the enemy
Walking out to an F-16 Fighting Falcon, Staff Sgt. Erick Vega is told upon landing that the pilot experienced loss of GPS. An hour passes before Vega, an avionics specialist from Aviano Air Base, Italy, determines that adversaries have degraded the system through an attack on space assets.
0 7/26
2016
An HH-60 Pave Hawk assigned to the 33rd Rescue Squadron, Kadena Air Base, Japan, descends for a landing while a second HH-60 provides aerial coverage from above during a combat search and rescue training mission during Exercise Pacific Thunder 16-2 in the Republic of Korea, July 19, 2016. The two-week long exercise brought together units from around Pacific Air Forces to train aircrews and commanders to validate tactics, techniques and procedures used for CSAR and suppression of enemy air defense. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Victor J. Caputo/Released) Airmen practice rescuing downed pilots in Pacific Thunder 16-2
Units from the U.S. Pacific Air Forces practiced rescuing downed pilots during exercise Pacific Thunder 16-2 in South Korea. The two-week training event combines U.S. and South Korean forces to enhance interoperability for combat search and rescue missions across the Korean Peninsula.
0 7/22
2016
A 555th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon from Aviano Air Base, Italy, takes off from Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Monday, June 11, 2016, as part of Red Flag 16-3 exercise. Red Flag is the service’s premier air-to-air combat training exercise and one of a series of advanced training programs administered by the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center and executed through the 414th Combat Training Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Julius Delos Reyes) 100-plus aircraft fly in for exercise Red Flag 16-3
The three-week long Red Flag 16-3, a U.S.-only exercise that tests all participating units’ combat capabilities in a joint environment that centers on multi-domain integration, kicked off at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, July 11.
0 7/20
2016
An A-10 Thunderbolt II from the 122nd Fighter Wing, Fort Wayne Air Station, Indiana taxis after landing at Sliac Air Base, Slovakia July 8, 2016. The A-10s are in Slovakia to conduct training alongside our NATO ally as well as participate in cross-border training with other deployed U.S. forces' aircraft and NATO aircraft in the area. (Air National Guard photo/ Staff Sgt. William Hopper) A-10s deploy to Slovakia for cross-border training
The 122nd Fighter Wing, which flies the A-10 "Warthog" airframe, has deployed eight A-10 Thunderbolt IIs and approximately 140 Airmen in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve for a month-long combined training event, overseas, to Sliač Air Base, Slovakia.
0 7/20
2016
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM (July 10, 2016) Senior Airman Travis Krause, U.S. Air Force crew chief with the 507th Aircraft  Maintenance Squadron at Tinker  Air Force Base, Okla., prepares to remove the boom nozzle from a KC-135R Stratotanker in order to connect a drogue adapter and drogue. Twenty-six nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft, and 25,000 personnel will participate in RIMPAC from June 30 to Aug. 4, in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Grady Epperly/Released) Reservists keep aircraft flying in huge Pacific exercise
One of the few common threads interwoven between the 26 nations and more than 200 aircraft participating in the Rim of the Pacific 2016 exercise is the need for fuel -- and a lot of it.
0 7/19
2016
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Michael McNally, 355th Maintenance Group scheduler, removes the cover from an adhesive strip on a block of C4 plastic explosive during an explosive ordnance disposal immersion course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., June 28, 2016. McNally has worked in the maintenance support field for the past eight years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Nathan H. Barbour/Released) EOD immersion serves as eye-opener
Staff Sgt. Michael McNally, a 355th Maintenance Group scheduler, recently applied to retrain as an explosive ordnance disposal technician and attended a 10-day orientation with the EOD squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, to learn about the career field.
0 7/14
2016
Scott Flewellyn (middle), medical student, inserts a vaccination into a patient’s knee. Dr. Dylan Tracy (left), Family Medicine Residency student, observes the injection, while Dr. Trevor Smith (right), faculty member, guides the process and mentors the students. The residency program is one in which residents work with patients and are able to be guided and mentored by experienced faculty members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gwendalyn Smith) Residency program serves military, civilian medical personnel
The Family Medicine Residency Program brings together military and civilian medical personnel while building a partnership of collaboration and a well-rounded learning environment for program participants, which strengthens their abilities to take care of their patients.
0 7/13
2016
Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: July 12
In this look around the Air Force, eight new bases are nominated as possible battlefield Airmen training bases, a new undershirt helps keep Airmen cool, and a U.S. Air Force Academy graduate makes the Olympic team.
0 7/12
2016
Default Air Force Logo Detachment standardizes aeromedical qualification training for total force
Airmen assigned to 31 aeromedical evacuation squadrons across the Air Force must complete vigorous training to provide lifesaving in-transit care on fixed-wing aircraft. The 375th Air Mobility Wing’s newest formal training unit, Detachment 4, located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the only hub for this distinctive training.
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2016
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