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Default Air Force Logo AF accepting applications for undergraduate flying training
The Air Force Personnel Center is accepting applications through Nov. 18 for the next undergraduate flying training selection board.
0 6/28
2016
82nd Airborne Division and French paratroopers prepare to conduct a static-line jump from a 62nd Airlift Wing C-17 Globemaster III June 22, 2016, near Libreville, Gabon Africa during exercise Central Accord 2016. U.S. Army Africa's exercise Central Accord 2016 is an annual, combined, joint military exercise that brings together partner nations to practice and demonstrate proficiency in conducting peacekeeping operation. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Tim Chacon) Teamwork, airlift keys to success of exercise in Gabon
Airmen from the 62nd Airlift Wing at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, participated in Central Accord 2016, a joint military exercise with nearly 1,000 participants from 14 countries, which took place on the western coast of Africa June 10-24.
0 6/27
2016
Estonian soldiers present the colors during the closing ceremony for Saber Strike 16 at Tapa Training Base, Estonia, June 21, 2016. U.S. forces in Europe participated in Saber Strike 16; a long-standing, U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff-directed, U.S. Army Europe-led cooperative-training exercise, which has been conducted annually since 2010.  This year’s exercise focused on promoting interoperability with allies and regional partners. The United States has enduring interests in supporting peace and prosperity in Europe and bolstering the strength and vitality of NATO, which is critical to global security. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nicole Keim) Ceremony caps off Baltic region exercise Saber Strike
More than 200 NATO service members gathered June 21 at Tapa Training Base, Estonia, to close out Saber Strike 16, a multinational theater security cooperation exercise.
0 6/23
2016
Maj. Aaron Cook, a 621st Mobility Support Operations Squadron air mobility liaison officer to the 2nd Cavalry Regiment/Joint Multinational Training Center, looks on as a C-130J Super Hercules from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, takes off during exercise Swift Response 16 at Hohenfels Training Area, Germany, June 17, 2016. Swift Response is one of the premier military crisis response training events for multinational airborne forces in the world. This year, the exercise had more than 5,000 participants from 10 NATO nations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Joseph Swafford) Liaison officers keep communication flowing in Swift Response
As exercise Swift Response 16 began phase II, with C-130J Super Hercules aircraft flying overhead and Soldiers operating on the ground, air mobility liaison officers kept effective communications flowing between both elements to ensure a successful exercise.
0 6/23
2016
A B-52H Stratofortress from Minot Air Force Base, N.D., takes off from Royal Air Force Fairford, United Kingdom, June 7, 2016. Over the next 10 days, the aircrew will be flying more missions in support of BALTOPS 16, along with Saber Strike 16. In addition, the B-52 will be making its appearance in several airshows throughout countries such as Berin, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Sahara L. Fales) B-52s conclude Europe mission after supporting exercises, airshows
After flying numerous sorties, multiple airshows and missions with NATO allies during a deployment to Royal Air Force Fairford, England, two B-52H Stratofortresses headed home June 23 to Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota.
0 6/23
2016
Default Air Force Logo Guardsmen train at Maintenance University
More than 260 Air National Guard members from five states attended a weeklong course in aircraft maintenance here to enhance proficiency in everything from hydraulics to electrical generation.The annual event, now in its eighth year, is called Maintenance University, said Capt. James Campbell, the course's detachment commander. It was created in
0 6/22
2016
U.S. Air Force Maj. Todd Tyler, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa, African Partnership Flight Kenya mission commander, speaks with Kenyan and Ugandan Defense Forces at Laikipia Air Base, Kenya, June 20, 2016. More than 50 U.S. Air Force Airmen participated in the first African Partnership Flight in Kenya. The APF is designed for U.S. and African partner nations to work together in a learning environment to help build expertise and professional knowledge and skills. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Evelyn Chavez/Released) Kenyan, Ugandan troops learn combat rescue tactics from Airmen
The first African Partnership Flight in Kenya officially began its mission following opening ceremonies at Laikipia Air Base June 21.
0 6/22
2016
(l-r) Master Sgt. Shawn Elmandorf, orthopedic technician, Lt. Col Evan Jones, orthopedic doctor and Capt. Michael Hawkinson, orthopedic resident, perform a bi-lateral carpal tunnel release surgery June 8, at Rio San Juan hospital, Dominican Republic, during a Medical Readiness Training Exercise or MEDRETE as part of NEW HORIZONS 2016.  The MEDRETE is an exercise where U.S. military doctors and technicians partnered with medical professionals from the Dominican Republic, and practiced their craft in an expeditionary environment. Elmandorf and Hawkinson are deployed from the 59th Medical Wing, Joint Base San Antonio, Texas.(U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Chenzira Mallory/released) AF medics enhance skills, build relationships in Dominican Republic
Airmen from the 59th Medical Wing are improving their clinical skills and building international relationships during a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored readiness training exercise in the Dominican Republic.
0 6/22
2016
U.S. Air Force TSgt. Nicole Olive, Idaho Air National Guard’s 124th Fighter Wing medical technician, listens to the heartbeat of patient during Pacific Angel 16-2, June 13, 2016, in Kampot Province, Cambodia.  The Idaho National Guard has partnered with Cambodia’s Armed Forces to train together through the Air National Guard’s State Partnership Program. The program is designed to provide a consistent, enduring, and genuine presence, built over time through professional, personal, and institutional relationships that span continents and decades. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Omari Bernard/Released) Airmen join multinational effort, offer medical care in Cambodia
Medical professionals from several nations and agencies recently came together in Pacific Angel 16-2 to promote interoperability with partner nations while delivering humanitarian aid to Cambodians in the Kampot province.
0 6/22
2016
The Predator mission aircrew training systems lite is a condensed version of a full-sized simulator, which allows Airmen who work with the MQ-9 Reaper to replicate an active environment, and exercise launch and recovery, and full-mission operations. With help from the 28th Communications and Civil Engineer Squadrons, the 432nd Attack Squadron is able to save $150,000 and 7,800 man-hours a year. (U.S. Air Force photo/Lt. Col. Kenneth Degon) Ellsworth unit executes first-ever MQ-9 participation in AF virtual exercise
The 432nd Attack Squadron achieved another remotely piloted aircraft first last month by using an MQ-9 Reaper flight simulator in Virtual Flag, the Air Force's largest virtual warfighting exercise.
0 6/20
2016
A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress flies over Adazi Military Training Base, Latvia, June 13, 2016.  U.S. forces and NATO partners are in Europe participating in Saber Strike 16; a long-standing, U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff-directed, U.S. Army Europe-led cooperative-training exercise, which has been conducted annually since 2010.  Our presence in Europe and the relationships built over the past 70 years provide the U.S. strategic access critical to meet our NATO commitment to respond to threats against our allies and partners. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nicole Keim) Airmen kick off Saber Strike with European partners
U.S. Airmen joined more than 4,500 military members from 13 different NATO countries June 12 as they kicked off exercise Saber Strike 16, which will last through June 21.
0 6/14
2016
A 510th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon departs from the 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano Air Base, Italy, for Lask Air Base, Poland, June 1, 2016, to participate in Aviation Detachment 16-3, a rotation of quarterly flying missions in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve. During this deployment 14 F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 31st FW, Aviano Air Base, Italy, six F-16s from the 138 FW, Tulsa Air National Guard, Okla., and support personnel will conduct bilateral training with Poland air forces to bolster interoperability between nations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Krystal Ardrey) Support personnel, F-16s enhance partnership with Poland
About 350 personnel are supporting 20 F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 31st Fighter Wing at Aviano Air Base, Italy, and the 138th Fighter Wing at Tulsa Air National Guard Base, Oklahoma, as part of bilateral flying training with the Polish Air Force.
0 6/09
2016
Chief Master Sgt. Ronald Thompson, at right, chief enlisted advisor for the Battlefield Airman Training Group, unfurls the BA TG guidon for Col. Ronald Stenger, incoming commander of the BA TG, left, and Col. Roy Collins, commander of the 37th Training Wing, right, during the group’s activation ceremony June 2, 2016, at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. As a result, BA training, which is currently located across eight locations in seven states, will streamline the training pipeline to reduce costs, and lead to improvements and synergies in the process. New AF unit activated to better train elite combat Airmen
For the first time in its history, the Air Force on June 2 activated a unit solely dedicated to train the service’s ground component at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.
0 6/03
2016
A B-52H Stratofortress from Minot Air Force Base, N.D., taxis down the runway at Royal Air Force Fairford, United Kingdom, in support of exercises Saber Strike 16 and BALTOPS 16, June 2, 2016. The B-52 is capable of carrying up to approximately 70,000 lbs. of munitions. These include gravity bombs, cluster bombs, precision guided missiles and joint direct attack munitions.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Sahara L. Fales) Ready to receive: B-52s touch down in England
With the sharp screech of rubber meeting asphalt, two B-52 Stratofortress bombers from Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, touched down June 2 at Royal Air Force Fairford, England.
0 6/03
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.
0 5/12
2016
Air Force Staff Sgt. Stephen Becker, a Ranger instructor, watches Airman 1st Class Jonathan Velazquez reassemble a M249 light machine gun April 20, 2016, during an Air Force Security Forces Center Ranger assessment course at the Dona Ana Range, New Mexico. (U.S. Army photo/Staff Sgt. Corey Baltos) AF Ranger instructors prep Airmen for rigorous course
About 50 to 60 Airmen a year volunteer to attend the bi-annual Air Force Security Forces Center Pre-Ranger Course at Fort Bliss, Texas. Passing the course, which mirrors the first two weeks of Ranger School, is a requirement to attend the school.
0 5/11
2016
Staff Sgt. John Gavin, center, 51st Security Forces Squadron fire team leader, issues instructions to disarm simulated opposing forces during a training scenario for Beverly Herd 16-01 May 11, 2016, at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea. BH 16-01 is a week-long readiness exercise for the 51st Fighter Wing that includes a plethora of scenarios like chemical, biological, radioactive, and nuclear response, active shooter and opposing forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dillian Bamman/Released) AF defenders, SKorea soldiers train to fend off opposing forces
Defending the men and women of Osan Air Base is one challenge to the 51st Security Forces Squadron, but defending an entire country is quite another. To bring a force multiplier to the table, the 51st SFS defenders trained with South Korean army special operations forces during a training scenario May 11 as part of the Beverly Herd 16-01 exercise.
0 5/11
2016
An F-22A Raptor sits parked on the flightline at Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base, Romania, April 25, 2016. A similar forward deployment also occurred at Šiauliai Air Base Air Base, Lithuania, April 27, 2016. The aircraft will conduct air training with other Europe-based aircraft and will also forward deploy from England to maximize training opportunities while demonstrating U.S. commitment to NATO allies and the security of Europe. The Raptors are deployed from the 95th Fighter Squadron at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Ryan Crane) F-22 Raptors fly into Lithuania as part of European tour
A pair of F-22 Raptors and one KC-135 Stratotanker arrived at Šiauliai Air Base, Lithuania, on April 27, following a short stay in Romania.
0 4/27
2016
Staff Sgt. Joshua Ayers, 59th Training Group military training leader, gives an orientation briefing to new students April 14, 2016, on Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas. The 59th TRG welcomes an average of 80 new technical training students every week. The group was activated on Jan. 4, 2016, when the 59th Medical Wing assumed command of the group from the 37th Training Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Michael Ellis) Leading the next generation of AF medics
It’s a little after 7:30 a.m. and the stampede has finally cleared the hallways. There’s a moment of silence, the first since arriving to work three hours prior. The five-story building is nearly desolate now, but a multitude of paperwork and tasks remain to be done before the 800-plus military students return from class in the afternoon.
0 4/27
2016
Firefighters participate in live-fire training during a weeklong exercise at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, April 20, 2016. Joint Task Force-Bravo hosted firefighters from Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama for the Central America Sharing Mutual Operational Knowledge and Experience exercise April 18-22. (U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. David Liapis) US, Central American firefighters train together in Honduras
Joint Task Force-Bravo hosted firefighters from Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama for the Central America Sharing Mutual Operational Knowledge and Experience exercise April 18-22 at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras.
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