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Default Air Force Logo Air Force Entertainer of the Year announced
Senior Airman Marcus Ward is the 2017 Air Force Entertainer of the Year.
0 12/11
2017
The 25th Operational Weather Squadron /Training team awarded Thor’s Hammer Trophy 25th OWS Science and Training Team awarded Thor’s Hammer Trophy
The 25th Operational Weather Squadron Science and Training Team channeled the spirit of the ancient god as they won the inaugural Thor’s Legions Forecast Challenge and received the Thor’s hammer trophy from Lt. Gen. Mark Nowland, Air Force deputy chief of staff for operations, at the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., Dec. 6, 2017.
0 12/06
2017
Coaching Wounded warrior coaches help athletes advance in their recovery
From Sept. 23-30, 2017 more than 550 wounded service members from 17 nations are competing in Toronto, Canada, for the 2017 Invictus Games. About 85 wounded warriors represent Team USA with about 20 of those making up Team Air Force.
0 9/29
2017
A panel of leaders from various organizations on base decide which one of three design proposals to pursue following presentations at Bldg. 3000. Pictured left to right: Dan Osburn, 412th Test Engineering Group; Peter Burke, 412th Electronic Warfare Group; Lt. Col. Jeffrey Kwok, 412th Operations Group; Kyle Schaller, 771st Test Squadron; and Tony Rubino, 412th Range Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kenji Thuloweit) Innovation challenge brings possible advancement in F-22 test capabilities
The 412th Test Wing’s Experimentation Center for Ideas/Technology Exploration team, known as XCITE, hosted a one-day innovation challenge July 10, 2017. Several engineers from around Edwards Air Force Base partnered with members of the Desert High School Robotics team to come up with a solution to a real-world test problem.
0 7/17
2017
Default Air Force Logo Air Force to host 2018 DOD Warrior Games in Colorado Springs
Defense Department officials announced July 8, 2017, that the Air Force will host the 2018 DOD Warrior Games at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, June 2018.
0 7/10
2017
An Airman prepares to launch a small unmanned aerial vehicle in April at Camp Roberts, California. Cadets and midshipmen from the Air Force Academy, the U.S. Military Academy and the U.S. Naval Academy, competed in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency-sponsored Swarm Competition at the camp, April 23-25, 2017. During the competition, teams of cadets and midshipmen flew the small UAVs in swarm formation while protecting territory on the ground. (U.S. Air Force photo) Academy cadets compete in UAS competition
The Air Force Academy took second place to the Naval Academy at the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency sponsored unmanned aerial systems Swarm Competition, April 23-25 at Camp Roberts, California.
0 5/05
2017
Air Force veteran Master Sgt. D. Reese Hines competes in archery for visually impaired people during the 2016 Department of Defense Warrior Games at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. June 17, 2016. DoD photo by EJ Hersom Archers compete in first visual impairment category at Warrior Games
Wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans continue to break personal records and show fans and friends amazing feats and June 17 was no different, as archers competed in the first-ever visual impairment category at the 2016 Department of Defense Warrior Games at the U.S. Military Academy.
0 6/20
2016
Master Sgt. David Martin and Staff Sgt. Kimberly Francois recently earned medals and trophies during the 24th annual USA Powerlifting Military Championships in Orlando, Florida. They are stationed at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. (U.S. Air Force illustration/Senior Airman Megan Friedl) Powerlifting duo competes, wins big
Co-workers occasionally find common interests between them. For two Airmen at Scott Air Force Base that turned into powerlifting competitions.
0 4/14
2016
Two teams of Air Command and Staff College students took top honors at the Atlantic Council Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge in Washington, D.C., March 11-12. The Air University students competed against civilian and military teams from across the country, to include teams from Brown University, Harvard University, U.S. Naval Academy, Columbia University, and National Defense University. (Courtesy photo) Air University students win big at national cyber policy competition
Two teams of Air Command and Staff College students took top honors at the Atlantic Council Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge in Washington, D.C., on March 11-12.
0 3/21
2016
Weapons load crew members from the 61st Aircraft Maintenance Unit load an F-35 Lightning ll during the 4th quarter weapon's loading competition Dec. 18 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. This quarter featured the first time the F-35 was used in the competition against the F-16 Fighting Falcon at Luke. Three man crews from the 61st AMU, 309th AMU, 310th AMU, and the 425th AMU went head to head to earn this quarters win. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Staci Miller) Luke F-35 team competes for first time in load crew competition
A Luke Air Force Base F-35A Lightning II crew competed for the first time in a load crew competition Dec. 18, against legacy F-16 Fighting Falcon crews. Quarterly load crew competitions showcase the combat readiness and effectiveness of load crew teams to safely and properly arm an aircraft within time constraints to meet mission challenges.
0 12/21
2015
Second Lt. Tucker Sears, the 436th Logistics Readiness Squadron material management officer in charge, shoots a .22-caliber pistol during Team Camp March 24, 2015, at Fort Benning, Ga. At Team Camp, Sears earned a spot on the Air Force National Pistol Team and has already competed in two competitions and placed first on the Air Force’s Silver Team at the NRA National Outdoor Rifle and Pistol Championships at Camp Perry, Ohio. (U.S. Air Force photo/Lt. Col. Hugh M. Ragland) Dover Airman earns spots on AF pistol team alongside brother
As a child, Tucker Sears grew up in Graham, Texas, with his three older brothers learning how to shoot BB guns and eventually moving up to .22-caliber rifles. This love of guns led to plenty of hunting trips with his brothers and grandfather. Fast forward 10 years and Sears graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy and earned his commission as a second lieutenant. However, Sears didn't let his skills with firearms rust while at the Academy.
0 9/21
2015
Default Air Force Logo Academy places 2nd in NSA cyber competition
The U.S. Air Force Academy's Cyber Team took second place in the National Security Administration's 15th annual Cyber Defense Exercise April 13-16.
0 4/22
2015
Second Lt. Katherine Shaw, a 633rd Comptroller Squadron budget analyst, works out seven days a week to prepare for her third Ironman race, which will take place May 16, 2015. Shaw previously competed in one half and one full Ironman race and continues to compete to challenge and test her limits mentally and physically. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Natasha Stannard) Iron Airman seeks challenges to better herself
Iron Airman, Second Lt. Katherine Shaw, seeks challenges to better herself through Ironman competitions.
1 4/08
2015
Default Air Force Logo 2015 Warrior Games to be Held at Quantico
The Defense Department’s Warrior Games 2015 will take place June 19-28 at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, according to a DOD news release issued March 16. The DOD Warrior Games is an annual sporting competition bringing together wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans from across the country, according to the release.
0 3/17
2015
A flyover by the Royal Air Force’s aerial aerobatic team, The Red Arrows, helped kick off the opening ceremony for the inaugural Invictus Games Sept 10, 2014, in London. The Invictus Games are a Paralympic-style contest that features wounded warriors from different nations competing in various events. (Courtesy photo) Invictus Games kick off with opening ceremony
More than 5,000 people attended the Invictus Games’ opening ceremony Sept. 10, on the South Lawn of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, here.
0 9/11
2014
Staff Sgt. Jeremiah Jackson poses for a photo after pistol shooting practice Aug. 15, 2014, in Valdosta, Ga. Jackson is a member of the Air Force National Pistol Team and placed first out of all Air Force shooters during the National Rifle Association National Pistol Championships in July 2014, he also placed 40th overall out of 656 total participants in the event. Jackson is a 23d Equipment Maintenance Squadron aircraft metals technology craftsman at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jamal D. Sutter) Pistol champion shoots to the top
When at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, Jackson is an aircraft metals technology craftsman with the 23d Equipment Maintenance Squadron, but during his off time, he's an avid pistol shooter and member of the Air Force National Pistol Team.
0 8/28
2014
David Scott, center, shoots the basketball July 9, 2014, during 2014 Wounded Warrior Summer Invitational Adaptive Sports Tournament at the Rambler Fitness Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. The event features 100 wounded warriors from both the U.S. and the United Kingdom. (U.S. Air Force photo/Desiree N. Palacios) U.S., British wounded warriors compete in summer competition
Approximately 100 U.S. Air Force, Army, Marine Corps and British Armed Forces wounded warriors trained and competed in the second annual Wounded Warrior Summer Invitational Adaptive Sports Tournament at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, July 7-10.
0 7/15
2014
Dawn McClure poses during the American Military Spouses Choir's appearance on NBC's hit TV show, "America's Got Talent." McClure is one of 36 military spouses who performed recently at Radio City Music Hall, New York, during the show's quarterfinals and found out Aug. 7 that they'd made the show's semifinals. McClure's husband is Col. Gregory McClure, the Air Force Civil Engineer Center housing director. (Courtesy photo) AF spouse sings her way into America’s hearts
When Dawn McClure found out there were openings in the American Military Spouses Choir, she propped her smartphone on the mantel, recorded an audition piece and submitted it to the Center for American Military Music Opportunities for consideration. McClure, whose husband is the housing director at the Air Force Civil Engineer Center here, was
0 8/15
2013
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