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sunrise over McConnell hangar KC-46 Training Summit helps set timeline for Air Force
McConnell Air Force Base hosted its fifth KC-46 Pegasus Maintenance Training Summit to define training timelines and expected progression based on aircraft delivery.
0 6/29
2018
Staff Sgt. Hermann Nunez, 386th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron maintainer, holds the revised version of the “Spline Insert Extractor,” which he helped create. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Stoltz) A ‘simple fix’ will save the Air Force a lot of money
In early May, Tech. Sgt. Chance Cole, 386th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron flight line expediter, came up with an idea – and it’s going to save the Air Force a lot of money.
0 6/11
2018
Senior Airman Eric Pashnick, 5th Expeditionary Air Mobility Squadron crew chief, inspects an engine on a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft May 23, 2018, at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. The primary mission of the C-17 here is to provide rapid strategic delivery of troops and various types of cargo to bases throughout the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Stoltz) No laughing matter – 5th EAMS ‘Jokers’ play critical role in OIR
With more than 1,000 successful missions in the last six months, the 5th Expeditionary Air Mobility Squadron, known as “the Jokers,” supports Operation Inherent Resolve’s busiest port in the area of responsibility at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia.
0 6/01
2018
Default Air Force Logo Air Force Tech Report: MOTAR
MOTAR, or Maintenance Operations and Training Augmented Reality is a new idea that could revolutionize aircraft maintenance using augmented reality to reduce human error and increase training speed.
0 5/31
2018
Default Air Force Logo Air Force directs one-day operational safety review
Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein directed all Air Force wings with flying and maintenance functions to execute a one-day operational safety review by May 21, 2018.
0 5/08
2018
The AIB, awarded in basic, senior and master levels, was created for U.S. Army NCOs in 2014 to recognize the professionalism of the educators responsible for training, leading and mentoring Soldiers 362 TRS Airman receives first-ever Army Instructor Badge
For the first time ever, an Airman was awarded the Basic Army Instructor Badge at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, April 9, 2018.
0 4/13
2018
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).
0 3/30
2018
Default Air Force Logo Should we really “pin them where they win them”
Active duty Air Force members who have changed stations in the recent past (approximately the last ten years or so) are likely to have experienced a push to get their PCS decoration written and awarded before PCSing so that their shop, or even their commander, can present the medal prior to the member’s departure to the next assignment. The preference to do so indicates a service-wide consensus that it is more valuable for a member to receive a medal at the unit they are departing from than to be awarded the medal at their new unit.
0 3/13
2018
The Combat Metals Flight combines multiple Air Force specialties, including aircraft structual maintenance and iarcraft metals technology technicians. 386th EMXS Combat Metals Flight: fabricating parts, saving money
The combat metals flight combines multiple Air Force specialties, including aircraft structural maintenance and aircraft metals technology technicians. This flight tends to be exclusive to deployed environments, allowing the utilization and optimization of available resources.
0 1/25
2018
Airmen from the Air Force Technical Applications Center, Patrick AFB, Fla., walk on a frozen lake in Antarctica after a full day of performing maintenance on the center’s seismic equipment near Bull Pass.  The photo, taken at about 10 p.m., illustrates the 24-hour daylight cycle at Earth’s southernmost point.  Pictured from left to right:  Staff. Sgt. Jeremy Hannah, Senior Airman Andrew Pouncy and Staff Sgt. Justin Sherman.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Richard Westra) Airmen travel to Earth’s southernmost point for annual maintenance
With 24 hours of daily sunlight in their favor, a team of seismic technicians traveled to the southernmost point on Earth to conduct annual maintenance of the equipment they use to monitor global nuclear treaties.
0 1/19
2018
Technical Sgt. Corey Rucker, 20th Air Force facility maintenance section lead, poses in his team USA basketball jersey at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., Dec. 14, 2017. Rucker played for the 2017 U.S. Armed Forces Men’s Basketball Team and won gold at the SHAPE International Basketball Tournament in Europe. Airman wins on and off the court
The Airman’s Creed is a promise to the United States and a rallying cry for Airmen to remain the world’s greatest Air Force. The words, “My mission is to fly, fight and win,” hold true for 20th Air Force’s Tech. Sgt. Corey Rucker, a world champion who embodies the creed both professionally and personally.
0 12/18
2017
Default Air Force Logo Edwards AFB members win top DoD maintenance award
Members of the 412th Test Wing’s Emerging Technologies Combined Test Force and the 412th Maintenance Group won the Department of Defense 2017 Maintenance Innovation Challenge People's Choice Award for using small unmanned aircraft systems to conduct exterior maintenance inspections on large aircraft.
0 12/18
2017
Tech. Sgt. Holden 386th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron maintenance operation center controller, confirms information in a maintenance database at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Dec. 6, 2017. The MOC is responsible for accurately recording the mission capabilities of all aircraft under the 386th AEW purview. 386th AEW MOC gatekeeper of a broader scope
The Airmen of the maintenance operations center are responsible for recording the mission capabilities of all aircraft under the 386th AEW purview. The information gathered helps analysts determine trends in aircraft maintenance needs, creating opportunities to preclude long-term problems. The information is also briefed daily to commanders so they can make decisions on flight operations.
0 12/11
2017
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson delivers the keynote address during the 2017 Logistics Officer Association Symposium in Washington D.C., Nov. 17, 2017. During her remarks Wilson discussed how logistics and innovation contribute to the success of the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Rusty Frank) Wilson to logistics Airmen: ‘Failing at logistics can bring down the mighty’
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson spoke about how logistics acquisitions contribute to the success of the Air Force at the 2017 Logistics Officers Association Symposium in Washington, D.C., Nov. 17, 2017.
0 11/17
2017
Senior Airman Amanda Gonzales, 924th Fighter Group crew chief, checks her technical orders before beginning maintenance on an A-10 Thunderbolt II in a hangar on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. AF, Apple building maintenance efficiency
Most people hear the word Apple and think either a fruit or an electronic device. But for the 924th Fighter Group, it means efficiency.
0 11/15
2017
Repair facility saves nuclear command $13 million Repair facility saves AFGSC $13 million
The nuclear mission cannot be stopped by old or non-functioning aircraft components. The solution to this is a trip to a bomber hydraulic Centralized Repair Facility which saves time and money.
0 11/07
2017
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.
0 9/28
2017
An F-15E Strike Eagle receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker during a mission over Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve Sept. 6, 2017. The Strike Eagle is a dual-role fighter designed to perform air-to-air and air-to-ground missions. An array of avionics and electronics systems give the F-15E the capability to fight at low altitude, day or night, and in all weather conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Trevor T. McBride) AF 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.
0 9/15
2017
Default Air Force Logo Newest PACE video highlights team concept, contributions of Civilian employees
The Profession of Arms Center of Excellence unveiled “Teamwork,” Aug. 11th, which is the newest Heritage Today video. “Teamwork” highlights the importance of military and civilians working together; and the impact and value Air Force civilians bring to the fight.
0 8/11
2017
Click here Accident response training pays off for 386th AEW during real-world event
A recent remotely piloted aircraft equipment malfunction proved the effectiveness of the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing’s latest major accident response exercise and overall response readiness.
0 8/03
2017
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