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Capt. Jared Powell, 15th Airlift Squadron C-17 Globemaster III aircraft commander, flies a C-17 to pick up aid cargo for a humanitarian mission to Puerto Rico, Sept. 28th, 2017. Joint effort delivers relief cargo to Puerto Rico
Members of the 15th Airlift Squadron and 437th Airlift Wing, flew a C-17 Globemaster III to Fort Drum, New York, Sept. 28, 2017, to pick up aid supplies before flying to San Juan, Puerto Rico, after Hurricane Maria, a category 4 hurricane, battered the U.S. territory.
0 10/03
2017
Default Air Force Logo Retired AF pilots welcomed back on active duty
Retired Air Force pilots holding Air Force Specialty Code 11X are encouraged to apply for the Voluntary Retired Return to Active Duty Program in order to fill rated staff positions to help alleviate the existing manning shortages within the Air Force rated pilot community.
0 10/02
2017
Air Crew Summit Air Force leaders address aircrew crisis
More than 60 Air Force senior leaders discussed the Air Force’s aircrew crisis which has left the service more than 1,500 pilots short of its requirements Sept. 22, 2017, at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland.
0 9/22
2017
Direct Support Operator from the 25th Intelligence Squadron, U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Nathan, in front of an aircraft. Operator recognized for exceptional service with aircrew
Tech. Sgt. Nathan, 25th Intelligence Squadron direct support operator, along with his fellow aircrew members were recently selected as the recipients of the Air Force Association's 2017 Lt. Gen. William H. Tunner Award..
0 9/21
2017
An aircrew prepares a C-17 Globemaster III for takeoff prior to a mission to Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla. Sept. 11, 2017. Days prior the crew flew the final mission out of MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. prior to Hurricane Irma making landfall in Florida. Aircrew gets firsthand view of Florida before, after Hurricane Irma
A C-17 Globemaster III aircrew from Joint Base Charleston flew the final mission out of MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, prior to Hurricane Irma making landfall, Sept. 8, 2017.
0 9/16
2017
An Airman guides in cargo from the back of a C-130H3 Hercules at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga. Sept. 12, 2017. 94th Airlift Wing C-130s and aircrews provided airlift support as part of the Air Force Reserve’s relief efforts following Hurricane Irma. (U.S. Air Force photo/Don Peek) Dobbins ARB flies cargo, personnel to Florida
C-130s and aircrews from the 94th Airlift Wing provided airlift support Sept. 12, 2017, as part of the Air Force Reserve’s relief efforts following Hurricane Irma.
0 9/15
2017
Default Air Force Logo AF to implement Second Assignment In-Place Pilot Program
The Air Force will allow limited fighter aircrew to extend their time at certain assignments in an effort to improve quality of life, quality of service and help retain experienced aviators for longer than 20 years.
0 9/07
2017
Default Air Force Logo Air Force announces initiatives to lessen pilot shortage
Air Force officials announced three additional initiatives designed to enhance mission readiness by keeping pilots in the service and bringing retired pilots back to fill critical-rated positions.
0 8/25
2017
An MQ-9 Reaper sits on the flight line Nov. 16, 2016, at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. The MQ-9 provides persistent attack and reconnaissance capabilities for combatant commanders and coalition forces involved in 24/7/365 combat operations abroad. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class James Thompson)  Cleared hot: When predators and reapers engage
Following the mission brief and pre-flight checks, an aircrew consisting of an officer pilot in command and a career enlisted aviator sensor operator observe a target in an area of responsibility overseas from a cockpit in the U.S. and waits for the green light from a joint terminal attack controller on the ground.
0 6/21
2017
The Air Force Personnel Center is accepting applications for the 2018 Undergraduate Flying Training selection board through Nov. 17. The four flight categories available are pilot, remotely piloted aircraft pilot, combat systems officer and air battle manager. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo) Application window opens for Air Force undergraduate flying training
Application packages for the next Undergraduate Flying Training selection board are due to the Rated Officer Assignments branch of the Air Force Personnel Center by Nov. 17, 2017. The board, set for Jan. 22-25, 2018, will consider active-duty officer applicants to attend training as early as spring 2018. Those interested in becoming a pilot, combat
0 6/20
2017
U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Paul Johal, School of Aerospace Medicine operational physiology superintendent, briefs students in the altitude hypobaric chamber about familiarizing themselves with the oxygen equipment for USAFSAM hypoxia demo training at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, April 26, 2017. The hypobaric chamber provides a training system which replicates the effects of barometric pressure change on the human body. (U.S. Air Force photo/Michelle Gigante) USAFSAM aerospace physiology training optimizes Airmen’s performance
Students with the U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine students, routinely use an altitude hypobaric chamber at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, which simulates a flight at 25,000 feet, as part of Initial Aerospace Physiological Training.
0 5/23
2017
Every year, an aircrew is selected for the Clarence Mackay Trophy, which is presented to an aircrew for accomplishing the most meritorious flight of the year. The trophy is permanently displayed at the National Air and Space Museum. (Courtesy Photo) Special Operations Command aircrew recognized for meritorious flight
Every year, an aircrew is selected for the Clarence Mackay Trophy for accomplishing the most meritorious flight of the year. This year, an AC-130U aircrew from Air Force Special Operations Command, which included one of 25th Air Force’s outstanding Airmen, was recognized with the honor.
0 5/16
2017
CAE USA the primary contractor for the KC-135 Stratotanker aircrew training system, recently received authorization to operate on the Air Force’s Distributed Training Center Network. This means the KC-135 Stratotanker simulators will be connected to other mobility Air Force platforms allowing for live, virtual-constructive training between different bases. (Courtesy Photo Hunter Register) 
AMC, industry partner to enhance virtual training
Canadian Aviation Electronics USA, the primary contractor for the KC-135 Stratotanker aircrew training system, recently received authorization to operate on the Air Force’s Distributed Training Center Network. KC-135 Stratotanker simulators will now be connected to other Air Force mobility platforms allowing for live, virtual-constructive training between different bases.
0 4/06
2017
Tech. Sgt. Joseph Monreal, the 436th Operations Support Squadron Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape Operations flight chief, watches as a trainee uses a seam in a C-9 round parachute canopy to move from one edge to the other during aircrew water survival refresher training in the Delaware Bay July 17, 2015, near Dover Air Force Base, Del. Aircrew members of the 436th Airlift Wing and 512th Airlift Wing operate the C-5M Super Galaxy and C-17A Globemaster III, and had members who participated in the required refresher training. (U.S. Air Force photo/Greg L. Davis) Dover Airmen survive land, water training
There are only two survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialists assigned to the 436th Operations Support Squadron at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, but they are responsible for providing survival training to more than 1,000 aircrew members, including aircrews from the Air National Guard and Reserves from neighboring states.
0 8/01
2015
Capt. Bradley Siefert communicates with a B-52 aircrew Feb. 12, 2015, during the Integrated Training Exercise 2-15 on Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif. Two Minot Air force Base, N.D., B-52 aircrew supported the exercise with close-air support for ground units. Siefert is a pilot with the 69th Bomb Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Apryl Hall) Minot BUFFS support Marine Corps Exercise
Aircrew from Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, participated in a Marine Corps exercise Feb. 10-12 here.
0 2/19
2015
Senior Airman Devin Theis instructs Airmen on the proper use of an oxygen mask during altitude training Dec. 8, 2014, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. Students undergo hypobaric chamber training to experience the effects high altitude has on the body, which include low oxygen levels. Theis is a 19th Aerospace Medicine Squadron high altitude airdrop missions technician. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Harry Brexel) Altitude chamber takes its last breath
For more than 50 years, aircrew at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, have shared a common physical experience; they all have felt the effects of rapid depressurization inside a hypobaric chamber.
0 12/20
2014
Airman 1st Class Kyle Rogers, left, an Aircrew Flight Equipment specialist assigned to the 355th Operations Support Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., is sprayed with a chemical agent by Miguel Vigil, an employee of Hazmat Training Consulting LLC, during an Air Combat Command Joint Aircrew Flight Equipment evaluation testing Oct. 14, 2014, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C. Representatives from several bases were on hand to test current and future flight equipment for every aircraft in the Air Force inventory, including the newest fighter, the military's F-35 Lightning II. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Brittain Crolley) Seymour Johnson AFB hosts latest round of joint aircrew flight equipment testing
Over the past few years, the Air Force has seen the introduction of several weapons systems that have pushed its aviation capability to new heights.
0 10/19
2014
Maj. Rob Gatti applies paint to his face in preparation for a combat survival refresher course Oct. 9, 2014, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. The survival, evasion, resistance and escape combat survival refresher course is designed to familiarize aircrew members with combat skills learned through hands-on training in a realistic environment. Gatti is from the 65th Airlift Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal) Aircrew members traverse combat survival training challenges
Placed in the middle of the woods, pursued by an unknown number of adversaries, and the day's last light sinking beyond the horizon is exactly the type of setting survival, evasion, resistance and escape, or SERE, instructors hope to train aircrew members in. The setting is the training ground for the SERE combat survival course here, where aircrew members train on how to survive and evade capture in case needed during a real world situation.
0 10/15
2014
Leaders of the Air Force and the Air Reserve Component sign the Total Force Aircrew Management charter Sept. 18, 2014, during the Aircrew Summit at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. From left to right, Director of Air National Guard Lt. Gen. Stanley E. Clarke; Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James; Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh, III; and Chief of Air Force Reserve Lt. Gen. James A. Jackson, prepare to sign the charter, which integrates total-force management of resources across the active duty, Guard and Reserve to maximize combat readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott Ash) Air Force leaders sign Total-Force Aircrew Management charter
Senior Air Force leaders signed a Total Force Aircrew Management charter Sept. 18, during the Aircrew Summit at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland.
5 9/24
2014
Airman 1st Class Alixandra Druckenmiller inspects the cords to an ACES II parachute, Aug. 19, 2014, at Aviano Air Base, Italy. The day-to-day equipment pilots need such as helmet and harness are inspected every day, while most of the equipment installed inside the jet can be inspected monthly or annually. Druckenmiller is a 31st Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment technician. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Matthew Lotz) Aircrew flight equipment flight: 'The last ones to let them down'
The 31st Operations Support Squadron's aircrew flight equipment flight here is responsible for all of a pilot's flight equipment such as helmet, oxygen mask, harness and all life-saving equipment. Their motto: "When everything else fails, we are the last ones to let them down."
1 8/22
2014
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