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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.
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2017
Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, Air Mobility Command commander discusses the importance of civic leaders in the community to commanders during AMC's fall Phoenix Rally Sept. 27 at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. AMC leadership conference stresses full spectrum readiness
Wing commanders, command chiefs and spouses representing Air Mobility Command gathered at Scott Air Force Base for the fall Phoenix Rally conference Sept. 26 – 28, 2017.
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2017
U.S. Lt. Gen. Gina Grosso (far left), Air Force Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower and Personnel Services, stands several members of Team U.S. and Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden Jr. (kneeling center), 47th Vice President of the United States, at the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto, Canada, Sept. 29, 2017. The Invictus Games were established by Prince Harry of Wales in 2014, and have brought together wounded and injured veterans from 17 nations to compete across 12 adaptive sporting events. (Courtesy photo) Evolution of adaptive sports
With the event coming to a close, thousands around the world turned their attention toward the 2017 Invictus Games, witnessing feats of incredible talent and hearing truly inspiring stories from world-class athletes.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo Retired AF pilots welcomed back on active duty
Retired Air Force pilots holding Air Force Specialty Code 11X are encouraged to apply for the Voluntary Retired Return to Active Duty Program in order to fill rated staff positions to help alleviate the existing manning shortages within the Air Force rated pilot community.
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2017
An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launches during an operational test at 2:10 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ian Dudley/Released) Minuteman III receives upgrade
As part of move to further modernize the nuclear enterprise, Airmen from the 91st Missile Wing at Minot Air Force Base recently implemented a $68 million upgrade to the LGM-30G Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile. First used on June 23, 2017, this new device – known as the Data Transfer Unit, was designed to replace the legacy Cartridge Tape Unit and Launch Facility Load Cartridge systems.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo Household goods, vehicle shipment programs for DoD consolidated under USTRANSCOM
The U.S. Transportation Command is now the single manager of the Defense Personal Property Program, or referred to as DP3, which oversees the Defense Department’s household goods and privately-owned vehicle shipment programs.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: Sept. 29
On this look Around the Air Force Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson emphasizes readiness and Airmen provide relief for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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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.
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2017
821st CRG deploys to Puerto Rico in support of Hurricane Maria relief efforts 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.
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2017
Convoy Airmen Road Warrior exercise tests defenders’ combat capabilities
Airmen from the 90th Missile Wing at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming; 91st MW at Minot AFB, North Dakota and the 341st MW at Malmstrom AFB, Montana, participated in the Road Warrior exercise at Camp Guernsey, Wyoming, Sept. 9-28, 2017. The 20th Air Force’s exercise has strategic and tactical benefits that contribute to the security of America’s nuclear assets.
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2017
U.S. Air Force veteran Kyle Burnett, a former knowledge operations master sergeant, stands with her teammate and fiancé U.S. Air Force veteran Reese Hines, a former explosive ordnance disposal master sergeant, during the cycling competition of the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto, Canada, Sept. 26, 2017. The duo met during a softball league sponsored by the Air Force Wounded Warrior (AFW2) program in Alaska in September 2015, and have been inseparable since. (Courtesy photo) Competition fuels hearts, ignites relationship
In 2015, when a Naperville, Illinois girl met a small-town boy from Eagle River, Alaska, neither knew immediately how their relationship would evolve beyond teammates; however, the now engaged pair of retired Air Force athletes would still say “teammates” will always be a word that first comes to mind when describing their connection.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo Illinois ANG provides communications in Puerto Rico
The Illinois ANG arrived on the island on Sept. 23, 2017. Within the day following, the eight-member team from the 126th Communications Flight set up a Joint Incident Site Communications Capability adjacent to the Puerto Rico ANG’s 156th Wing operations building at Muniz Air National Guard Base, Puerto Rico. This team of Airmen is now providing emergency communications capability to the wing’s command post and 24-hour support.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo Air Force seeks 2018 Brig. Gen. Wilma Vaught Visionary Leadership Award nominations
Air Force officials are seeking nominations for the 2018 Brig. Gen. Wilma Vaught Visionary Leadership Award.
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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.
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2017
Col. Patrick Matthews, Eighth Air Force vice commander, speaks with Team Minot Airmen during a tour at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Sept. 25, 2017. During the tour, Matthews visited the 5th Munitions Squadron, Combat Arms Training and Maintenance, Explosive Ordnance Disposal, Military Working Dogs, 23rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit, and the 5th Operations Support Squadron alert facility.(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alyssa M. Akers) The uniform, the rank, the badge – the attitude
The colonel leaned back in his seat, pausing for just a moment as he scanned his memory. “Not really,” he said, recounting if the Air Force had always been a goal. “It was kind of tradition in the family – to serve. It was something the family did. I figured I’d get in, do five years and then get out.” Smiling, Col. Patrick Matthews shook his head as if trying to imagine the journey from his home in Texas to serving as the Eighth Air Force vice commander, at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana.
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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.
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2017
Hurricane Maria response 165th Airlift Wing keeps disaster relief moving
Air National Guard Airmen with the 165th Air Terminal Operations Center at Savannah Air National Guard Base operated around the clock recently to send disaster relief to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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2017
Air Force expands Career Intermission Program opportunities AF expands Career Intermission Program opportunities
The Air Force has changed the Career Intermission Program to expand participation opportunities for Airmen from one application window each year to three. In addition, Airmen with humanitarian circumstances may submit out-of-cycle CIP applications, as can dual-military married Airmen when a join spouse assignment cannot be supported, provided they meet CIP eligibility criteria. If desired, the Air Force Personnel Center will expedite the CIP application.
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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.
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2017
Air National Guard Master Sgt. Matt Hill, air transportation specialist with the 133rd Airlift Wing in Minneapolis, Minnesota, directs the offload of food and supplies pallets at Cyril E. King Airport in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Sept. 15, 2017. 133rd AW personnel joined Airmen assigned to the 146th Airlift Wing in Camarillo, California and the 161st Air Refueling Wing in Phoenix, Arizona to manage air operations at the storm damaged airport in St. Thomas in the wake of Hurricane Irma. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Paul Gorman) ANG Airmen provide contingency response in USVI
Air National Guard units from three U.S. states combined assets, manpower and expertise to provide critical control of military airlift to the heavily battered island of St. Thomas in the wake of Hurricane Irma. Airmen from the 133rd Airlift Wing in Minneapolis, Minnesota; 146th AW in Camarillo, California and 161st Air Refueling Wing in Phoenix demonstrated the real world capability of the airlift control flight Sept. 9, 2017, as they began to manage 24-hour flight operations at the Cyril E. King International Airport in St. Thomas.
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