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Default Air Force Logo First-ever blood test for detecting brain injury cleared by FDA
Brain injuries can happen from a fall, while in combat or during training exercises. Thanks in part to research funded by the Defense Department and the Army, Banyan Biomarkers has created the first-ever brain trauma blood test. On Feb. 14, 2018, the Food and Drug Administration cleared marketing of the Banyan Biomarkers’ Brain Trauma Indicator.
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Default Air Force Logo Airmen participate in joint rescue mission
Rescue Airmen from the 23rd Wing recently participated in a joint rescue operation alongside other Air Force and Marine Corps assets, approximately 675 nautical miles off the coast of California.
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Default Air Force Logo AFPC conducts test of revised Base of Preference program on seven career fields
Beginning April 2018, the Air Force’s Personnel Center will launch a test on how it delivers information to Airmen for the Base of Preference program. The test will provide increased visibility of available locations to Airmen in seven Air Force Specialty Codes, to start. If the program proves successful, AFPC will expand it.
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Innovation Summit AFCENT innovation summit fuels thoughtful debate on future Air Force and DoD operations
U.S. Air Forces Central Command hosted its second annual innovation summit, March 8-9, 2018, bringing military and academic minds together to brainstorm warfighting challenges and assess progress made in collaboration between the Defense Innovation Experimental Unit and the Combined Air Operations Center.
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Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright walks down the aisle of the base auditorium during an all call at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., March 6, 2018. Wright spoke on matters concerning Airmen such as uniforms, professional military education and physical fitness standards. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dennis Hoffman) CMSAF Wright gives all call at Peterson AFB
Airmen arrived early to fill the base auditorium seats at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, for an all call with Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright, March 6, 2018.
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Australian Army Maj. Chris Lingard, Task Group Taji Victor 4 training squadron commander, and U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Wayne Collier (right), 370th Air Expeditionary Advisory Squadron joint terminal attack controller, monitor an approaching vehicle during an Iraqi-Air Force joint terminal attack controller qualification course at Besmayah Range, Iraq, March 4, 2018. The five-day event marked the first time IFACs exercised calling in airstrikes on the range, and their first time calling in live-fire from coalition aircraft. The Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve, in conjunction with the Coalition Aviation Advisory and Training Team, coordinated the exercise, March 4-8, to certify newly trained IFACs and demonstrate progress made since their training started in December 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Sean Martin) Coalition live-fire exercise enhances Iraqi combat capabilities
The first coalition live-fire exercise for the Iraqi Forward Air Controller course took place at Besmaya Range, Iraq, March 4-8, 2018.
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Default Air Force Logo Officials approve HSM for recent disaster relief, specify eligibility requirements
The Joint Staff recently approved the Humanitarian Service Medal for service members, Coast Guardsmen, and members of the Reserve components, to include the National Guard, who were physically present during recent hurricane disaster relief.
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AFRL-developed microencapsulated chemiluminescent materials AFRL partners with entrepreneurs to light the way for the warfighter
Dr. Larry Brott, AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate materials engineer, recently led an effort to improve glow stick technology for use in military applications.
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Pilot Training Next Pilot Training Next lands at Sheppard AFB
The Pilot Training Next program is made up of 15 officers and five enlisted Airmen who have begun an experimental training program designed to use emerging technology combined with a new paradigm for pilot training intended to discover ways to create what is being termed fighter training unit-ready Airmen.
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Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: March 9
On this look around the Air Force, Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson talks about improving the quality of life for Air Force families, and the Air Force has announced the creation of a new information operations technical training school.
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Airmen from the 21st Airlift Squadron and the 860th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Travis Air Force Base, California, load a NASA InSight Spacecraft onto a C-17 Globemaster III Feb. 28, 2018, at Lockheed Martin Space, Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado. The equipment was delivered to Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., where it will be the first planetary spacecraft to launch from the West Coast launch facility. The launch is scheduled to take place in May 2018 as part of the NASA Insight Mission to look beneath the Martian surface and study the planet’s interior. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Amber Carter) Travis AFB delivers NASA InSight Spacecraft
Airmen from the 21st Airlift Squadron and the 860th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Travis Air Force Base, California, loaded and transported the NASA InSight Spacecraft Feb. 28, 2018, from Lockheed Martin Space, Buckley AFB, Colorado, to Vandenberg AFB, California, aboard a C-17 Globemaster III.
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Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: March 7
On this look around the Air Force, Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David Goldfein discusses national defense strategy, and Airmen from the 920th Rescue Wing at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, supported the launch of an Atlas V rocket. Hosted by Staff Sgt. Jevon Smith.
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Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein speaks during the 10th Annual Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors Honor Guard Gala March 6, 2018, in Washington, D.C. TAPS provides worldwide care to family members who are grieving the death of a service member. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Rusty Frank) TAPS honors fallen Airmen by presenting Military Award to the Air Force
Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein accepted the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors Honor Guard Military Award during the 10th Annual TAPS Honor Guard Gala March 6, 2018, in Washington, D.C.
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Jack rests in hospital Hearts of strength
She heard the dull and tiresome beep from a heart monitor in a dark hospital room in the Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Alabama, on March 12, 2014. Light cut into the room as the door opened and a doctor walked in, waking her and her husband, Kyle Kramer.
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CORONA returns to Maxwell Corona returns to Maxwell AFB
The Air Force’s top leaders convened at Maxwell AFB for the annual Corona South conference, Feb. 25 - 28, 2018 to discuss present and future issues regarding the Air Force.
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Tuskegee Airmen Heritage Flight Fairfield to the front lines: Honoring Air Force heritage
The aircraft was a C-5M Super Galaxy assigned to the 22nd Airlift Squadron, and its 11-person crew was all African-American. This historic mission was created to honor the heritage of the Tuskegee Airmen and to showcase the capability of Travis AFB to deliver cargo from the U.S. to the front lines in Afghanistan.
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Default Air Force Logo Air Force releases senior master sergeant promotion cycle statistics
The Air Force has selected 1,549 master sergeants for promotion to senior master sergeant out of 13,054 eligible for a selection rate of 11.87 percent in the 18E8 promotion cycle.
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Capt. Bryon Kroger, left, and 1st Lt. Carlo Viray, right, review combat applications in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Aug. 13, 2017. The officers, who are part of the Air Force’s Air Operations Center Pathfinder acquisition program run out of Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, work with coders in an open workspace environment with civilians who train them on the techniques used by Silicon Valley’s best software programmers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Rick Berry) Airmen code for combat in Cambridge
Six teams of Airmen hung up their camo and dress uniforms to don hoodies and Star Wars apparel before traveling to Cambridge, Massachusetts, where they work with civilian software coders to build combat applications. The group of Hanscom Air Force Base Airmen are participating in the Air Operations Center Pathfinder project.
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Default Air Force Logo Air Force seeks 2018 Gen. Mark A. Welsh III One Air Force Award submissions
Air Force officials are seeking nominations for the 2018 Gen. Mark A. Welsh III One Air Force Award.
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Black Panther, comic book illustrator, Be the change: The power of representation
Comic book illustrator Shawn Martinbrough met with Pentagon Airmen to speak about the power of representation Feb. 20, 2018. A native New Yorker, he has illustrated Black Panther, Batman, Luke Cage Noir, Captain America, and Hellboy characters for Marvel and Detective Comics.
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