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. First AFWERX storefront opens in Las Vegas
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson, along with guest of honor Vice President Mike Pence as well as the Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein, opened the AFWERX-Vegas storefront Jan. 11 at the Howard Hughes Center in Las Vegas.
0 1/12
2018
Aeromedical Evacuation: Flying Ambulances Flying ambulances: Aeromedical evacuation
The morning starts early with an alert about four hours before takeoff. Members of the 379th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron begin several mandatory tasks before boarding the aircraft. Nurses go over mission details, as medical technicians pack more than a thousand pounds of equipment on a flatbed that is ready to load onto the plane. They must take all their usual gear including bandages, intravenous fluid, regulators, defibrillators, suction units and various other pieces of medical equipment. They take these supplies partially as a precaution, as they don’t know what they may need to keep patients stable in the air above the Middle East.
0 1/11
2018
An A-10 Thunderbolt II refuels from a KC-135 Stratotanker. A-10s bring thunder, lightning during fight against ISIS
The 74th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron is wrapping up a deployment that saw heavy involvement in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
0 1/10
2018
The new capability to train and certify craftsman technicians will enable the government of Iraq to redirect funds away from contractor requirements to efforts of rebuilding infrastructure and cities and promoting stability and economic progression. Iraqi Air Force graduates first craftsman maintenance technicians
The Iraqi Air Force certified their first 7-level craftsman C-130 Hercules maintenance technicians in a ceremony, December 27, 2017.
0 1/08
2018
Default Air Force Logo Air Force saves Airmen time, no longer requires first year evaluations
Air Force officials announced Jan. 4, 2018, Enlisted Performance Reports are no longer required for regular Air Force Airmen in the grade of airman first class and below with less than 36 months’ Time-In-Service or Air Reserve Component Airmen below the grade of senior airman.
0 1/04
2018
McConnell Airman Air Force dual-military retention improves thanks to Airman’s idea
The day comes when that final project is due for class. The project is ready and prepped for presentation or thrown together within twenty-four hours. Either way it has to be ready without delay. Despite being an academic project, sometimes there are cases where it could be implemented in real life.
0 12/26
2017
Default Air Force Logo Government charge card required for Air Force travel
A recent change to a Defense Department travel instruction strengthens enforcement of an Air Force policy that requires travelers to use a Government Travel Charge Card, also known as an Individual Billing Account.
0 12/21
2017
An Edwards AFB F-35A Lightning II fires an AIM-120 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile as part of weapons delivery accuracy testing. The 461st Flight Test Squadron and F-35 Integrated Test Force completed WDA testing in early December, which concludes a large and important part of F-35 developmental test and evaluation. (Courtesy photo by Chad Bellay/Lockheed Martin) F-35 testers wrap up Weapons Delivery Accuracy tests
Testers from the 461st Flight Test Squadron and F-35 Integrated Test Force completed a major test milestone bringing the F-35 Lightning II’s full combat capabilities closer to the battlefield.
0 12/20
2017
Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: Dec. 20
On this look Around the Air Force, the Silver Star Medal is awarded to a special tactics chief master sergeant, the Pacific Air Forces commander visits the Philippines and MQ-9 Reapers are used to track wildfires in southern California.
0 12/20
2017
Default Air Force Logo Happy Holidays from Air Force senior leaders and spouses
Secretary of the Air Force Heather A. Wilson and her husband, along with Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright and their spouses, wish all Airmen and families season’s greetings.
0 12/20
2017
This graphic represents service members from around the world who participate in the Blended Military Retirement System. Blended Military Retirement System to take effect Jan. 1
One of the most wide-reaching and significant changes to military pay and benefits over the last 70 years goes into effect Jan. 1 with the implementation of the Uniformed Services Blended Retirement System, known as BRS.
0 12/19
2017
Default Air Force Logo Air Force internships help young professionals gain valuable work experience
Air Force officials are offering internships to eligible scholars that could lead them on career paths with the Air Force Civilian Service.
0 12/18
2017
Technical Sgt. Corey Rucker, 20th Air Force facility maintenance section lead, poses in his team USA basketball jersey at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., Dec. 14, 2017. Rucker played for the 2017 U.S. Armed Forces Men’s Basketball Team and won gold at the SHAPE International Basketball Tournament in Europe. Airman wins on and off the court
The Airman’s Creed is a promise to the United States and a rallying cry for Airmen to remain the world’s greatest Air Force. The words, “My mission is to fly, fight and win,” hold true for 20th Air Force’s Tech. Sgt. Corey Rucker, a world champion who embodies the creed both professionally and personally.
0 12/18
2017
Chief Master Sgt. Michael West was awarded the Silver Star Medal Dec. 15, 2017, at Hurlburt Field, Fla. Finding the way: Special tactics chief awarded Silver Star
Chief Master Sgt. Michael West, 24th Special Operations Wing special tactics operator, utilized 58 coalition aircraft delivering 24,000 pounds of munitions, turning the tide of battle, and now he’s receiving the Silver Star Medal.
0 12/18
2017
Default Air Force Logo USAF depends on Foreign Area Officers to strengthen international partnerships and alliances
The Defense Department and the Air Force have placed renewed emphasis on professionalizing the security cooperation enterprise, as indicated in the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2017. This decision highlights defense leadership’s resolve to more effectively build alliances with international partners.
0 12/14
2017
December 2017 in-system supplemental results December enlisted in-system supplemental promotion list released
The Air Force selected 211 Airmen today for promotion via the enlisted in-system supplemental promotion process.
0 12/14
2017
vRED & SOES Airmen encouraged to update their vRED, SOES information
Airmen should review and update their virtual Record of Emergency Data and their Servicemembers’ Online Election System information annually, before deploying and each time they experience a major life change, such as marriage or divorce, permanent change of station or birth of a child.
0 12/12
2017
Senior Airman Hayden Harrison, 48th Flying Training Wing Aircrew Flight Equipment technician, reads a T-6A Texan II survival equipment checklist Dec. 5, 2017, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. The T-6 and T-38C Talon have survival kits inside of the cockpit with each pilot and are an essential portion of the AFE mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keith Holcomb) Columbus AFB AFE keeps pilot production going
The Air Force is known for its air supremacy around the globe, and pilots are recognized for their ability to keep the skies safe from America’s enemies. But who keeps the pilots safe?
0 12/12
2017
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
Lloyd Ponder, World War II POW World War II POW survivor shares tale of hope, determination, resilience
The four pillars of resiliency -- physical, mental, spiritual and social -- are drilled into the minds of Airmen today to emphasize how important it is that no matter what life situation they are going through, there is always a healthy way to handle the situation.
0 12/11
2017
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