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Senior Airman Joshua Glazier, U.S. Air Force Central Command deliberate and crisis action planning and execution segment operator, and Staff Sgt. Eric Alvarez, AFCENT personnel operator, review pre-deployment checklists at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, June 12, 2018. Manpower, Personnel and Services Directorate (A1) recently reduced the length of pre-deployment checklists in order to reduce redundancy and give more time for Airmen to spend with their families. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Caitlin Conner) AFCENT A1 gives time back to pre-deploying Airmen
The U.S. Air Forces Central Command’s Manpower, Personnel and Services Directorate (A1) began the second phase of decreasing pre-deployment requirements for Airmen preparing to enter AFCENT’s area of responsibility. AFCENT Deployment Streamlining version 2.0 was released and became effective June 15, 2018.
0 7/03
2018
Master Sgt. Brian Yorke, left, Staff Exercise 18-4 Joint Personnel Recovery Center planner, and Maj. Rob Arduini, STAFFEX 18-4 planner, both from Ninth Air Force, discuss JPRC options available for the exercise scenario, June 20, 2018, at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. The STAFFEX scenario featured a humanitarian assistance effort in the U.S. Africa Command area of responsibility. This is the fourth STAFFEX Ninth Air Force has held since November 2017 as it works toward certification as a Joint Task Force-capable headquarters in the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Amanda Dick) Fourth AF Joint Task Force HQ STAFFEX highlights African humanitarian assistance mission
Ninth Air Force held its fourth Staff Exercise June 18 - 22, 2018 since being tasked by Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein to stand up an Air Force Joint Task Force-capable headquarters.
0 7/02
2018
Default Air Force Logo Shaw AFB Airmen earn DFC for saving 88 lives
Col. Daniel Lasica, former 20th Fighter Wing commander, presented the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captains John Nygard and Salvador Cruz, both 79th Fighter Squadron instructor pilots, at Shaw Air Force Base, June 7, 2018.
0 6/14
2018
AF Transitions To A Single Combat Uniform Air Force transitions to a single combat uniform
Air Force leaders announced the service will move to a single combat utility uniform, adopting the Operational Camouflage Pattern, or OCP, already in use by the Army and Airmen in combat zones and in certain jobs across the Air Force.
0 5/14
2018
Noah Mockovciak, Team Shaw child, lies in his bed at a hospital at Charleston, S.C., after open heart surgery, circa February 2017. Little guy, big fixed heart: part II
When Ashley and Tech. Sgt. Ben Mockovciak, 372nd Training Squadron Detachment 202 F-16 tactical aircraft maintenance instructor, learned their son Noah, barely one month old, had experienced a heart attack, their world was turned upside down.
0 5/02
2018
Ashley Mockovciak, Team Shaw spouse, left, and Tech. Sgt. Ben Mockovciak, 372nd Training Squadron Detachment 202 F-16 tactical aircraft maintenance instructor, lean over their son Noah’s bed at a hospital at Charleston, S.C., circa February 2017. Little guy, big fixed heart: part I
When Ashley and Tech. Sgt. Ben Mockovciak learned they would soon be parents, they were overwhelmed with the exciting idea of welcoming a healthy, beautiful child into their family.
0 5/02
2018
Lt. Col. Elizabeth Erickson (first row, second from right), a U.S. Air Force physician, poses for a photo with Afghan women healthcare providers and Staff Sgt. Sarah Saelens when she worked on the Zabul Provincial Reconstruction Team. The PRT worked closely with local healthcare providers to improve the health and wellbeing of Afghan women. (Courtesy photo) Female physician builds partnerships through Global Health Engagements
A career in the Air Force is often a truly global experience. For Lt. Col. Elizabeth Erickson, her experiences in military health outreach around the world allows her to build strong partnerships.
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2018
Default Air Force Logo STAFFEX continues training to become Air Force JTF-capable headquarters
Ninth Air Force staff participated in Staff Exercise 18-2 Jan. 16 – 19, 2018 as part of the roadmap to becoming a Joint Task Force-capable headquarters directed by Chief of Staff of the Air Force David L. Goldfein.
0 1/23
2018
U.S. Marine AV-8B Harriers with the Marine Attack Squadron 231 assigned to Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., are parked on the flightline during basic fighter maneuver training at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, Dec. 1, 2017. Shaw AFB pilots host sister services
Pilots assigned to Shaw Air Force Base hosted Navy and Marine Corps pilots and took to the skies to duel each other, Dec. 1, 2017.
0 12/07
2017
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Andre Penn, 20th Civil Engineer Squadron unaccompanied housing manager, takes a break following a training session at Team Robinson Mixed Martial Arts in Sumter, South Carolina, Nov. 7, 2017. Airman lunges for knockout debut
A Florida native, Tech. Sgt. Andre Penn, 20th Civil Engineer Squadron unaccompanied housing manager at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, has been preparing for more than a decade to achieve his dream of becoming a professional boxer.
0 12/05
2017
Default Air Force Logo AF selects Tyndall AFB as preferred location for new Remotely Piloted Aircraft unit
The Air Force has selected Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, as the preferred location for hosting a new MQ-9 Reaper Wing with 24 remotely piloted aircraft. Vandenberg AFB, California, is considered a reasonable alternative.
0 11/28
2017
Defying odds: An Airman’s focused journey Defying odds: An Airman’s focused journey
It is 5 a.m. and the sun has yet to rise on a chilly morning where all that can be heard are the crickets chirping at the Main Fitness Center at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina. Inside, however, the clacking and grunts of those pushing their bodies to their limits fills the room as Staff Sgt. Jaquelynn Madsen, 20th Civil Engineer Squadron Airman dorm leader, walks through the front doors.
0 11/16
2017
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Brendan Milligan, 20th Operations Support Squadron (OSS) ground radar systems technician, center, checks radar parameter values at a monitor and a Digital Airport Surveillance Radar control screen as Airman 1st Class Darricka Sides, 20th OSS airfield systems technician, right, and Staff Sgt. Rajiv Shetty, 20th OSS ground radar systems noncommissioned officer in charge, observe at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Oct. 4, 2017. Airfield systems Airmen prepare for AFSC merge
Airmen assigned to the 20th Operations Support Squadron at Shaw Air Force Base are getting ahead of the curve by preparing for an Air Force specialty code merger scheduled for November 2017.
0 10/25
2017
Gordon did not stop going to work while going through surgeries and chemotherapy except for the days she had chemotherapy appointments and when she was recovering after surgeries. Airman battles tumor, exemplifies resilience
Staff Sgt. Jennifer Gordon, 20th Security Forces Squadron plans, programs and policy technician, passed all her physical training tests but one. That one test failure while stationed at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana, led to the discovery of a tumor in 2014.
0 10/25
2017
An A-10 Thunderbolt II shoots a flare off after receiving fuel from a 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker in support of Operation Inherent Resolve Oct. 6, 2017. The aircraft can loiter near battle areas for extended periods of time and operate in low ceiling and visibility conditions. The wide combat radius, and short takeoff and landing capabilities, permit operations in and out of locations near front lines. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Battles) 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 10/13
2017
A B-52 Stratofortress arrives to receive fuel from a KC-10 Extender during a mission in support of Operation Inherent Resolve over Iraq, Aug. 8, 2017. The B-52 is a long range, heavy bomber capable of flying at altitudes up to 50,000 feet. (U.S. Air Force photo/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 8/18
2017
U.S. Air Force Col. Kristine B. Smith, 710th Combat Operations Squadron deputy director from Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., stands surrounded by her family as they pin on her colonel rank, July 14, 2017, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. Smith was promoted by Col. Dustin P. Smith, Headquarters U.S. Air Forces Central Command chief of staff and her husband, as his last official duty in the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Maldonado) Colonel promotes wife, then retires
When military members hold their promotion ceremonies, many times their families enjoy the occasion alongside them. Spouses, children, parents, siblings and other relatives witness the time-honored ceremony and take part in the tradition of pinning or tacking on the next rank.
0 7/18
2017
An A-10 Thunderbolt II departs after receiving fuel from a 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker during a flight in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, July 6, 2017. The A-10 employs a wide variety of conventional munitions in support of OIR and the destruction of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. (U.S. Air Force photo/ 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 7/14
2017
Airmen from the 822d Base Defense Squadron storm a building to rescue a simulated hostage rescue during the Scorpion Fire Team Challenge, June 28, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The challenge was designed to push the Airmen to their physical and mental limits by incorporating written tests, hostage rescues, blindfolded weapons assembly and physical exertion sessions among 14 other challenges. Eighteen four-person teams competed during the two-day event for various prizes and bragging rights. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson) 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 7/07
2017
U.S. Air Force Col. Douglas Thies, 20th Operations Group commander, prepares to fist bump Col. David Vaclavik, 20th Mission Support Group commander, prior to a familiarization flight at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., May 30, 2017. Thies flew Vaclavik, who has been his friend since college, on a familiarization flight training mission in an F-16D Fighting Falcon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Destinee Sweeney) From cadets to colonels: Wingmen for life
Filing into a barber shop in 1989, a group of college freshmen prepare for the Cadet Corps program at Texas A&M University, College Station by receiving the traditional rites during their transition from civilian to military: a buzz cut. Physical training, formations and university classrooms were all part of the daily lives of cadets assigned to A&M Squadron 7. As they marched toward graduation, the cadets gained more than knowledge and bearing from the program which attempted to shape them into the next generation of military leaders.
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