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Default Air Force Logo Air Force awards first ESPC of 2018
Recently, the Defense Logistics Agency awarded a $42 million energy savings performance contract,or ESPC, to be executed and maintained by Energy Systems Group, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. This represents the Air Force’s first such awarded contract of 2018.
0 5/10
2018
A U.S. Air Force Thunderbird F-16 jet is towed out of a hangar April 26, 2018 at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The aircraft was the first to receive structural modifications as part of the F-16 Service Life Extension Program, or SLEP, that will keep the jet flying for decades. (U.S. Air Force photo by R. Nial Bradshaw) F-16 Service Life Extension Program a ‘great deal’ for DoD, taxpayers
An Air Force Thunderbird jet is the first of what will be roughly 300 refurbished C and D model F-16’s that will roll off the shop floor of the 573rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron here after receiving multiple structure-strengthening modifications.
0 5/09
2018
Future anglers pose with their first catch at Beale Air Force Base’s Upper Blackwelder Lake, California. The Air Force recently partnered with the National Park Trust to bring the Buddy Bison Great Outdoors Challenge to military families at several installations. The program encourages children and families to spend less time in front of a screen and more time outdoors. (Courtesy photo) New partnership encourages kids to explore great outdoors
The Air Force Services Activity is partnering with the National Park Trust to bring the Buddy Bison Great Outdoors Challenge to military families at installations.
0 3/12
2018
Default Air Force Logo AFSVA announces art contest winners
When 2017 Air Force Art Contest results were announced recently, two artists from the same installation celebrated repeat victories. Josh Pugeau, 709th Maintenance Support Squadron civilian missile inspector at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, won the adult accomplished division with his charcoal “Bearded Man.” He was the reserve champion last year with “Rhino.”
0 2/05
2018
Hill Maintenance TSP Hill AFB F-35A maintainers passing the Pacific TSP test
Five weeks into the first F-35A Pacific Theater Security Package deployment the 34th Aircraft Maintenance Unit team is at full stride. Maintainers in the Pacific location and in Utah, home of the 34th AMU under the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings are coming together to make the first TSP a success and to fulfill lofty expectations of themselves and of the Air Force’s newest stealth fighter. “Everyone associated with the 34th Fighter Squadron and AMU alike, make a really great team, and that’s good because we have a lot to accomplish while we’re here,” said Capt. Christina Merritt, 34th Expeditionary Maintenance Unit officer in charge. “I’m so happy to be here. We’re showing the world what we’re made of and what the F-35A can do.”
0 12/11
2017
F-35 AT Kadena Hill AFB’s F-35A, Airmen mastering first Pacific deployment
More than 300 men and women of the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings out of Hill Air Force Base, Utah and 12 F-35A Lightning IIs are conducting business for the next six months on the subtropical Japanese island of Okinawa during a deployment known as a Theater Security Package.
0 11/28
2017
U.S. Air Force's F-35A Lightning II scheduled for first operational deployment to Indo-Asia-Pacific F-35A scheduled for first operational deployment to Indo-Asia-Pacific
Approximately 300 Airmen and 12 F-35A Lightning IIs from Hill Air Force Base, Utah’s 34th Fighter Squadron are set to deploy to Kadena Air Base, Japan for a six month rotation. The aircraft and supporting personnel are scheduled to arrive at Kadena AB in early November 2017.
0 10/24
2017
Hill AFB Maintainers load for Seoul ADEX Hill AFB maintainers support F-35A first Asia appearance during Seoul ADEX 17
Twenty-seven Hill Air Force Base maintainers and accompanying support equipment loaded into a C-17 Globemaster III Oct. 13, 2017, bound for Northeast Asia’s largest air show to support the F-35A Lightning II’s first time on Asian soil.
0 10/20
2017
U.S. Air Force Capt. Greg Carter, a deputy missile combat crew commander-airborne from the 625th Strategic Operations Squadron, launches a simulated Minuteman III missile aboard a U.S. Navy E-6B Mercury during Glory Trip 220 above the Pacific Ocean, April 25, 2017. Glory Trip is an operational test launch which continues a long history of launches from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., used to verify, validate and improve the capability of the nation’s ICBM force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keifer Bowes) AF awards contracts for next-generation ICBM airborne launch control system
The Air Force awarded two contracts Oct. 3, 2017, for upgrading the system that enables an aircraft to control an intercontinental ballistic missile’s launch from a silo in the ground. The three-year contracts of about $81 million each were awarded to Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Littleton, Colorado, and Rockwell Collins, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
0 10/05
2017
Brig. Gen. Steven J. Bleymaier, former commander, Ogden Air Logistics Complex, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, presents AMARG’s deputy director, Timothy S. Gray, the T-1A Military Repair Station certification letter from the Air Force Sustainment Center, Flight Standards Management Office. 309th AMARG the first FAA Military Repair Station in AFSC
When a severe hailstorm swept through Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, in February 2016, it left behind 39 severely hail-damaged, Air Force T-1A “Jayhawk” trainer aircraft.
0 9/29
2017
AFMC commander speaks at AFA AFMC commander: Agility, innovation to fuel future of AF logistics
The future of Air Force logistics will find Airmen tapping into a secure digital network of archived additive manufacturing specifications, allowing for the 3D-printed creation of a weapons system component whenever and wherever needed. This agile manufacturing approach is just one way Air Force Materiel Command is working to advance Air Force logistics, said Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, AFMC Commander at the 2017 Air Force Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference, Sept. 18, 2017.
0 9/18
2017
AFA awards Welch award to AFNWC expert AFNWC expert wins AFA Welch award
The Air Force Association recently honored an Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center colonel with the 2017 Gen. Larry D. Welch-Officer Award.
0 8/18
2017
Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: Aug. 18
On this look Around the Air Force Airmen at Hill Air Force Base , Utah, fly F-35A Lightning IIs in support of exercise Combat Hammer, Airmen at Misawa Air Base, Japan, train with Japanese Pararescuemen for exercise Cope Angel, and the promotion results for staff sergeant are in. Hosted by Staff. Sgt. Anastasia Tompkins.
0 8/18
2017
Lt. Col. George Watkins, 34th Fighter Squadron commander, flies his combat-coded F-35A Lightning II aircraft past the control tower on Sept. 17, 2015 at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. During the sortie, the weapon system’s first at Hill, Watkins conducted mission qualification training focusing on weapons employment, range familiarization and mission system proficiency. (U.S. Air Force photo/ALEX R. LOYD) Hill, Robins AFB to provide F-35 software sustainment
The Air Force Sustainment Center is making plans to establish organic software sustainment capability for the F-35A Lightning II.
0 8/16
2017
F-35As fly in weapons evaluation F-35As fly in weapons evaluation
Airmen from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings supported and flew their F-35A Lightning II aircraft during Combat Hammer, the first operational air-to-ground weapons evaluation for the Air Force’s newest fighter jets.
0 8/14
2017
Soldiers of the 82nd Airborne Division conduct a static line jump out of a C-17 Globemaster III during exercise Panther Storm at Fort Bragg, N.C., July 24, 2017. The deployment readiness exercise tests the division's ability to rapidly deploy its global response force anywhere in the world within a short notice. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Lee) 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 7/28
2017
Default Air Force Logo 2016 Nuclear Deterrence Operations, Nuclear & Missile Operations awards winners announced
Air Force officials recently named the winners of the 2016 Nuclear Deterrence Operations Award and the Nuclear & Missile Operations Award.
0 7/05
2017
Airman 1st Class Matthew Clark with the 34th Aircraft Maintenance Unit directs the pilot who flew the 388th Fighter Wing’s 24th aircraft assigned to the 34th Fighter Squadron / 34th AMU June 21. The 24th aircraft is significant because it completes the first full F-35A squadron at an operational unit. (U.S. Air Force photo/Donovan K Potter) First operational F-35A squadron receives final aircraft
The 34th Fighter Squadron and 34th Aircraft Maintenance Unit at Hill Air Force Base accepted its final two combat-coded F-35A Lightning lls June 21, 2017.
0 6/29
2017
Default Air Force Logo ICBM Country: Hill AFB workers play key role in future of strategic defense
The Air Force is responsible for two legs of the U.S. strategic nuclear triad, intercontinental ballistic missiles and bombers. Airmen, civilian employees and contractors at Hill AFB are working hard to provide that strategic ICBM need by overseeing the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent program, the ICBM for the future.
0 6/27
2017
Default Air Force Logo ICBM Country: Ogden Air Logistics Complex restoring Air Force’s nuclear launch facilities
For more than 50 years, rural American pastures in the Great Plains have housed a key leg in the air, land and sea based strategic deterrent triad – mission-ready Airmen controlling highly-survivable, nuclear-armed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles.
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