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(Courtesy graphic by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs) Blended Retirement System Opt-In training now available to all Airmen
The Defense Department will implement the new Blended Retirement System next year. While no one needs to make a decision until Jan. 1, 2018, all Airmen should take advantage of training and informational resources to research their options during the remainder of 2017.
0 10/13
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
Staff Sgt. Jonathon Lee, pulmonary technician with the Aeromedical Consultation Service Internal Medicine Branch, conducts a demonstration of a pulmonary function test for forced vital capacity as Staff Sgt. Sean O’Neill sits in a pressurized cabin awaiting the command to exhale. The branch reviews around 700 requests for waiver recommendation cases annually concerning pilots, navigators and other aircrew, with 90 percent of them receiving waiver recommendations. (U.S. Air Force photo/John Harrington) ACS Internal Medicine keeping pilots flying, improves research
The Aeromedical Consultation Service here at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base reviews more than 2,000 waiver recommendation requests for Air Force pilots, navigators and other air crew annually. A staff of approximately 80 Airmen at the ACS ensures aviators get back in the sky as soon as possible.
0 10/11
2017
Col. John Edwards, 28th Bomb Wing commander, provides remarks on Ola “Millie” Rexroat during a building dedication in her honor at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Oct. 2, 2017. Capt. Ola “Millie” Rexroat, the only recorded Native American member of the Women Airforce Service Pilot corps in 1944, will now have her legacy live on through the airfield operations building. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Donald C. Knechtel) Ellsworth AFB airfield ops building renamed in honor of WASP
The Ellsworth Air Force Base airfield operations building was renamed the “Millie Rexroat Building,” during a ceremony, Oct. 2, 2017.
0 10/04
2017
Default Air Force Logo Superintendent addresses racial slurs at USAFA
The Air Force Academy superintendent addressed cadets, faculty, staff and cadet candidates Sept. 28, 2017, in the wake of racial slurs recently written on the dormitory message boards of five African American cadets at the Academy’s Preparatory School.
0 9/29
2017
Beeliners bring humanitarian aid to St. Croix BEEliners bring humanitarian aid to St. Croix
As Army and Marine Corps helicopters delivered humanitarian aid throughout St. Croix, an Air Force C-17 Globemaster III from Travis Air Force Base, California, landed Sept. 23, 2017 at the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport, St. Croix, bringing humanitarian aid to residents affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
0 9/28
2017
Team Dover aids in hurricane relief Dover AFB delivers communication equipment to Virgin Islands
A C-17 Globemaster III assigned to Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, conducted a humanitarian relief mission to hurricane-ravaged St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Sept. 24, 2017.
0 9/27
2017
Default Air Force Logo Air Force releases call to industry for directed energy experimentation as part of flight plan
The Strategic Development Planning and Experimentation Office recently released a request for information to industry as part of market research analyses in support of an upcoming experimentation demonstration using directed energy technology to counter unmanned aircraft systems.
0 9/26
2017
An Afghan Air Force UH-60 is towed as two AAF A-29s taxi for take-off Sept. 18, 2017, at Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan. The UH-60 was the first to arrive in Afghanistan as part of modernization efforts to transition the AAF to a more sustainable and modern helicopter fleet. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Veronica Pierce) Afghan Air Force receives first delivery of UH-60s at Kandahar Airfield
The first two Afghan Air Force UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters arrived at Kandahar Airfield.
0 9/26
2017
15th SOS performs quick turn, evacuates medical students after Maria 15th SOS performs quick turn, evacuates medical students after Hurricane Maria
Aircrew members with the 15th Special Operations Squadron deployed from Hurlburt Field, Florida, evacuated 19 medical students from the island of Montserrat Sept. 23, 2017, after it was devastated by Hurricane Maria.
0 9/26
2017
Finance Hurricane Claims Assistance Financial Services Center prepares to process travel vouchers for Irma evacuees
Air Force Financial Services Center officials anticipate processing approximately 8,000 travel vouchers filed by Airmen who evacuated in advance of Hurricane Irma.
0 9/22
2017
Maj. Beth Janssen, Air Force A3, looks out a window of a C-17 Globemaster III during Operation Uggianaqtuq, while flying over the Bering Strait on course for Point Barrow, Alaska, Sept. 9, 2017. Janssen was part of the Air Force Arctic Security Expedition designed to inform senior Air Force leaders about emerging challenges in the Arctic. The operation took them to Alaska, Greenland and as far north as Alert, Canada. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Dan DeCook) 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 9/22
2017
Default Air Force Logo Spark Tank competition announced
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson kicked off the Air Force’s Spark Tank competition during the Air Force Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference Sept. 18, 2017.
0 9/21
2017
Humanitarian Reassignment Program expedites assistance to Airmen in need Humanitarian assignments considered for Airmen in time of need
The Humanitarian Reassignment and Deferment Program, run by the Air Force Personnel Center, assists active-duty Airmen in resolving severe, short-term problems involving a family member while Airmen continue to meet the needs of the Air Force.
0 9/20
2017
Default Air Force Logo Yesterday's Air Force: 70 years of Breaking Barriers
American Airmen have been breaking barriers for 70 years in air, space and cyberspace, resulting in global vigilance, reach and power. They’ve shown tenacity in Korea’s MiG Alley, endurance in Vietnam’s Rolling Thunder campaign, decisiveness over the skies of Baghdad during Desert Storm and resilience in Iraq and Afghanistan. Airmen are now fully engaged as part of America’s Joint Force in every region of the world and every mission area across the full spectrum of military operations. Airmen span the globe and Airpower has become the “oxygen the joint team breathes.”
0 9/18
2017
170908-F-QT665-0008.JPG JET/IA Airmen connect blue line back to AF
The 387th Air Expeditionary Squadron is a small unit. With about 10 assigned staff, and 20 quick-response aerial port Airmen, they have a small footprint. Their reach, however, is far more expansive than meets the eye. They have the responsibility of providing all levels of administrative support to about 390 joint expeditionary task and individual augmentee Airmen, bearing 72 Air Force specialty codes, and forward deployed to 11 countries.
0 9/14
2017
An F-22 Raptor departs after receiving fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker, assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, during a mission in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, Aug. 29, 2017. The F-22 is a component of the Global Strike Task Force, supporting U.S. and coalition forces working to liberate territory and people under the control of ISIS. (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 9/08
2017
A U.S. Air Force combat rescue officer trainee observes his fellow students during a training exercise in the Gulf of Mexico, Aug. 15, 2017. The Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center in Panama City, Fla., trains more than 1,200 students each year. Airmen attend dive school
Airmen attending the Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center go through dive training with the goal of enabling the safe, timely and effective training of qualified candidates for combined operations in support of national military strategy and national security.
0 9/02
2017
A four-ship formation of F-22 Raptors from the 94th Fighter Squadron and 1st Fighter Wing fly in formation over the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. The aircraft were in transit back to Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va. after participating in Red Flag 17-4 Aug. 26, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie) 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 9/01
2017
Lt. Col. Carla Walker (left), 137th Special Operations Medical Group administration officer from Will Rogers Air National Guard Base in Oklahoma City, and Col. Keith Reed (right), 137th MDG commander, support and say goodbye to Airmen from the Medical Group as they board a C-130 Hercules from the 136th Airlift Wing, Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base at Carswell Field, Texas, Aug. 28, 2017, at Will Rogers Air National Guard Base. The Airmen are part of the 137th Special Operation Wing’s deployment of nearly 40 medical and aeromedical evacuation Airmen and equipment in support of the Texas Military Department and their relief efforts following Hurricane Harvey. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Kasey Phipps/Released) Oklahoma ANG wing sends aid for Hurricane Harvey
Approximately 40 Airmen from the Oklahoma Air National Guard’s 137th Special Operations Wing departed Will Rogers Air National Guard Base in Oklahoma City, Aug. 29, 2017, to support the Texas Military Department and Texas Emergency Management in relief efforts following Hurricane Harvey.
0 8/30
2017
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