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MAFFS training underway in California Air Guard, Reserve wings kick off annual MAFFS training
As temperatures heated up in northern California, aerial firefighters from four C-130 airlift wings operating the U.S.D.A. Forest Service’s Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System, or MAFFS, started a weeklong training April 23, 2018, in anticipation of summer blazes.
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A explosive ordnance disposal technician from the 355th Civil Engineer Squadron assesses the fallout of a disarmed improvised unexploded ordnance during a training exercise at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 28, 2018. The exercise involved the discovery, assessment and disposal of unexploded ordnance on a mock runway. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer) CE test warfighting capabilities
The 355th Civil Engineer Squadron participated in an airfield damage response and assessment exercise at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, March 28-30, 2018.
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Col. Jeffrey Sorrell, 17th Training Wing vice commander, tackles the newly installed Alpha Warrior Battle Rig at the Mathis Fitness Center Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, April 13, 2018. The wing was one of the first units to receive Alpha Warrior equipment as part of the 2018 Alpha Warrior Meet and Greet tour. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jim Anderson) Alpha Warrior tour returns to Air Force installations
The Air Force is continuing its rollout of the Alpha Warrior program with the launch of the 2018 Alpha Warrior Meet and Greet Tour this month.
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Default Air Force Logo Air Force takes three DOD environmental awards
The Air Force took home three top honors in the 2018 Secretary of Defense environmental awards program.
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Default Air Force Logo BLUE Episode 24: The Bombers
FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) – With the ability to carry almost any weapon the Air Force has to offer, Strategic bombers are a mainstay in the U.S. arsenal. Just the threat of using one can be enough to change the enemy's mind. In this edition of BLUE we find out how the Air Force uses strategic bombers for more than just delivering weapons.
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Professors Selma Mededovic Thagard and Thomas Holsen, the Clarkson University team responsible developing the enhanced contact electrical discharge plasma reactor - a new method for degrading poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances including PFOS and PFOA - pose for a photo. Air Force working toward innovative groundwater cleanup solution
The Air Force is working closely with leading academic researchers to solve a global challenge: cleaning groundwater contaminated with Perfluorooctane Sulfonate and Perfluorooctanoic Acid, known as PFOS and PFOA.
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Default Air Force Logo AFPC adopting innovative officer assignment system IT platform
Talent Marketplace is an innovative technological platform supporting the officer assignment system that aims to increase flexibility and transparency for officers and commanders. It is the final piece of the revised officer assignment system triad, which includes advanced assignment notification to commanders and the transition from three to two assignment cycles each year.
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U.S. Army paratroopers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C., prepare to load onto C-130 Hercules aircraft, during the Joint Readiness Training Center exercise, April 7, 2018, at the Alexandria International Airport, La. The mission of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team is to deploy worldwide on short notice, execute a parachute assault and conduct combat operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Liliana Moreno/Released) 621st CRW Airmen enable Rapid Global Mobility during JRTC exercise
Airmen from the 621st Contingency Response Wing stationed at Travis Air Force Base, California, conducted joint training with Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, to provide direct air-land support for safe and efficient airfield operations during the Joint Readiness Training Center exercise at Alexandria International Airport, April 5-16, 2018.
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(Center Right) U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen Russell Mack, Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) deputy commander, (Center Left) Indonesian Air Vice Marshal Umar Sugeng Haryono and the attendees of the U.S. and Indonesian Airman-to-Airman (A2A) talks pose for a group photo in the Courtyard of Heroes at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, April 11, 2018. PACAF senior leaders hosted Indonesian air force leaders to discuss common regional security challenges. The A2A talks are intended to increase cooperation with our allies and partners. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Staff Sgt. Daniel Robles) US, Indonesia Airmen talks enhance interoperability
Pacific Air Forces hosted the Indonesian air force leadership here to discuss the continued partnership and integration of both air forces during Airman-to-Airman talks April 11 – 12, 2018.
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South San Antonio High School students take pictures of Balto, an 802nd Security Forces Squadron military working dog, during a Troops for Teens event at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, March 9, 2018. Troops for Teens, a joint SSAHS and Air Forces Cyber volunteer program, links Airmen mentors with teens. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jamie Adimora) ‘Troops for Teens’ links Airmen mentors, local youth to shape futures
The Troops for Teens program is a joint South San Antonio High School and AFCYBER volunteer program that links Airmen mentors with at-risk teens.
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Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson delivers the key note address at the 34th Annual Space Symposium April 17, 2018, in Colorado Springs, Colo. During her speech Wilson announced new ways in which the Air Force will be more lethal, resilient and agile in space. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dennis J. Hoffman) Air Force opens space training to allies, accelerates Space Acquisition
Citing the National Defense Strategy, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson announced that beginning in 2019 the Air Force is opening its space training to allies during her keynote speech at the 34th Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado. April 17, 2018.
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On March 15, an Air Force HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter crashed in western Iraq, killing all seven members on board. All service members were processed through the 387th AEG, prior to being sent home. Ensuring the fallen are sent home with honor
Upon returning from the theater of operations to the U. S., a solemn dignified transfer is conducted upon arrival at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, when a Air Force carry team transfers the remains from the aircraft to a transfer vehicle to honor those who have given their lives in service to America. Fallen service members, however, have stops to locations like here along the way before they head home to their family.
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Default Air Force Logo 688th CW hosts mentorship program
The 688th Cyberspace Wing wrapped up its inaugural mentorship program April 12, 2018.
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F-35 Completes Most Comprehensive Flight Test Program in Aviation History F-35 completes most comprehensive flight test program in aviation history
The F-35 program has accomplished the final developmental test flight of the System Development and Demonstration phase of the program.
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The AIB, awarded in basic, senior and master levels, was created for U.S. Army NCOs in 2014 to recognize the professionalism of the educators responsible for training, leading and mentoring Soldiers 362 TRS Airman receives first-ever Army Instructor Badge
For the first time ever, an Airman was awarded the Basic Army Instructor Badge at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, April 9, 2018.
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Students from partner nations work together in a joint exercise at the Inter European Air Forces Academy. The Air Force Culture and Language Center seeks to form a corps of general purpose Airmen to take on missions around the world through its Language Enabled Airman Program. (Courtesy photo, AFCLC) An opportunity for multilingual Airmen
Do you know one or more foreign languages? You may be eligible for the Language Enabled Airman Program.
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Eight wounded warriors, who have visible and invisible injuries from combat, were on a mission to find closure by returning to the place of their traumatic incident through Operation Proper Exit. Leaving the AOR on their own terms
Eight wounded warriors, who have visible and invisible injuries from combat, were on a mission to find closure by returning to the place of their traumatic incident through Operation Proper Exit, April 4-8, 2018.
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Default Air Force Logo Secure Messaging makes communicating with your Air Force doctor simple
In today’s connected world, we expect most communication to be convenient and instantaneous. Why should communicating with your health provider be any different? That is why the Air Force Medical Service offers a secure messaging platform for patients and families to communicate safely and quickly with their providers.
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TRICARE is changing. Are you ready? FEDVIP brings vision coverage to TRICARE beneficiaries
Only half of the 61 million U.S. adults who are at high risk for serious vision loss visited an eye doctor in the past year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Eye exams can help keep your vision strong, diagnose potential issues early, and prevent diseases that may lead to vision loss or blindness.
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Senior Airman Dean Adamczyk, 11th Civil Engineer Squadron fire inspector, places a tourniquet onto Staff Sgt. Michael Wilson, Air Force Legal Operations Agency paralegal, during a bleeding control kit training session at the base theater on Joint Base Andrews, Md., March 29. 2018. During the training, personnel learned hands-on lifesaving skills utilizing resources located in each bleeding control kit. Each included gloves, gauze, trauma dressing, sheers, tourniquets and easy-to-follow instructions. Stop The Bleed
Everybody has the capacity to help somebody. That singular concept is the launching point for the “Stop the Bleed” campaign, a joint effort between the federal agencies and civilian organizations in response to Presidential Policy Directive 8. It is designed to build national resilience by empowering bystanders to understand and implement simple methods to stop or slow life-threatening bleeding, particularly during trauma events.
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