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Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center Commander Maj. Gen. Brad Spacy talks about the importance of the 2018 Installation and Mission Support Weapons and Tactics Conference to senior Air Force leaders and members of the agile combat support community. “What’s great about this event is that it’s a forum for innovation,” Spacy said May 16 in San Antonio. “Our goal is to get ideas from our Airmen into action. We know the ideas are out there – our Airmen are coming up with them.” (U.S. Air Force photo by Armando Perez) I-WEPTAC delivers innovations to Air Force leaders
Innovation was alive here this week, as senior leaders heard proposals May 16, 2018, to address some of the greatest challenges facing the agile combat support community at the conclusion of the 2nd Annual Installation and Mission Support Weapons and Tactics Conference, hosted by the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center.
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Logistics and Engineering professionals throughout the Department of Defense discuss logistics at the 2018 Joint Logistics Coordination Board at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar 9 May, 2018. The JLCB conducts planning sessions to better facilitate support to military operations in CENTCOM’s area of responsibility. CENTCOM helps DoD logisticians and engineers “sustain the fight, set the theater"
Logisticians and engineers throughout the Defense Department converged at the U.S. Central Command Forward Headquarters to attend the Joint Logistics Coordination Board conference May 6-10, 2018.
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Defenders from the 821st Contingency Response Group, shows off weapons to the Royal Saudi Air Force during a recent visit here, April 26, 2018. Distinguished visitors from the United Kingdom’s Royal Air Force and the Royal Saudi Air Force visited to get a first-hand experience of the 821st Contingency Response Group capability to provide expeditionary mobility support. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Robert Hicks) RAF, RSAF observe Cerberus Strike
Distinguished visitors from the United Kingdom’s Royal Air Force and the Royal Saudi Air Force visited Travis Air Force Base April 26 through May 2, 2018, to get a first-hand experience of the 821st Contingency Response Group capability to provide expeditionary mobility support.
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Firefighters from the Valdosta Fire Department (VFD) extinguish an aircraft fire during live-fire training, April 24, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Firefighters from the 23d Civil Engineer Squadron and VFD participated in the training to gain more experience fighting aircraft fires and to work together as a cohesive team while still practicing proper and safe firefighting techniques. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Eugene Oliver) Firefighters combine forces, improve life-saving skills
Firefighters from the 23rd Civil Engineer Squadron along with firefighters from the Valdosta Fire Department conducted joint live-fire training, April 24-25, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base.
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Default Air Force Logo Joint Force Space Component commander staff to move to Schriever AFB
Air Force officials announced Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, as the preferred location for the Joint Force Space Component staff.
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2018
Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein speaks about the essential role Airmen play in space superiority, during the 34th Space Symposium April 17, 2018, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. During his remarks Goldfein emphasized that each Airman, regardless of specialty, should understand the business of space superiority. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dennis Hoffman) Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Goldfein: Every Airman, beyond the space specialty, must understand the business of space superiority
Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein emphasized the essential role Airmen have when it comes to space superiority during the 34th Space Symposium April 17, 2018, in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
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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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A Royal Canadian Air Force CC-130J aircraft taxies at Rosecrans Memorial Airport, St. Joesph, Mo. February 1, 2018 after a training flight for the Treaty on Open Skies. Personnel from the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France and the Czech Republic participated in the flight designed to promote international cooperation and transparency. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Tech. Sgt. John Hillier) Air National Guard hosts Open Skies flight
The Air National Guard’s 139th Airlift Wing hosted members of partner military forces for joint training flights over the U.S. at Rosecrans Air National Guard Base here, January 31 to February 2, 2018.
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Reservists from the 41st Aerial Port Squadron and other service members from various units prepare to load a CH-47 Chinook helicopter onto a C-5M Super Galaxy from the 709th Airlift Squadron at the Gulfport Combat Readiness Training Center – Battlefield Airman Center, Miss., Jan. 6, 2018. Reservists, guardsmen, civilians and active-duty members from the Air Force, Army and Navy worked side by side during this training event called Breaking Barriers GRIP III Jan. 5-7, highlighting the joint effort of this training opportunity. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ryan Labadens) Air Force, Army, Navy personnel participate in joint training
Members of the 41st Aerial Port Squadron and other Air Force, Army and Navy units teamed up for a joint training scenario called GRIP III Breaking Barriers Jan. 5-7, 2018, at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi and at the Gulfport Combat Readiness Training Center – Battlefield Airman Center.
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Master Sgt. Adam Young, 124th Operations Support Squadron Survival, Evasion, Resist and Escape specialist, demonstrates evasion techniques during Gunfighter Flag 18-1 Dec. 14, 2017, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. Gunfighter Flag 18-1 took place Dec. 11-15, simulating joint service operations that might be encountered in a deployed environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jeremy D. Wolff) Military branches come together for combat training
The 366th Fighter Wing is located in the middle of nowhere in southern Idaho, nearly an hour away from a large city. Not exactly the description of a place one would expect military forces from every U.S. service and foreign allies would be excited to visit. In reality, Mountain Home AFB’s 110,000-acre range provides an ideal training setting with one of the biggest air spaces in the country, for exercises like Gunfighter Flag that accommodate joint-service combat training to simulate deployed situations.
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Airman 1st Class Colby Morin Accepting the challenge
Airman 1st Class Colby Morin, a member of the 66th Security Forces Squadron, volunteered to attend the U.S. Marine Corps’ Lance Corporal Seminar during a deployment to Southeast Asia.
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Senior Airman Richard Lawrence, a personnelist from the 451st Expeditionary Support Squadron, provides overwatch at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. Personnelists with the 451st ESPTS in and out-processes all members at KAF, handles decorations and other personnel functions. All Airmen, regardless of position, are responsible for the security and safety of the installation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Gonsier) Revitalizing the squadron: Support Squadron enables airpower at KAF
A successful air campaign requires more than just aviators and maintainers—it needs Airmen to support every facet of airpower. Within the 451st Air Expeditionary Group, at Kandahar Airfield, there is a squadron designed to organically provide necessary support to project airpower in the region.
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Colombian Air Force leads multinational airdrop mission Colombian Air Force leads multinational airdrop mission
The Colombian Air Force conducted a multinational personnel airdrop mission from their Casa 295 aircraft during Exercise Mobility Guardian Aug. 6, 2017.
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Defenders from the 455th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron and a researcher from the Air Force Research Lab teamed up to bring a new program to Bagram Airfield. To counter the challenges that unmanned aircraft systems pose on the battlefield, the team is training to pilot and use the drones, so enemy tactics can be replicated and used to train coalition forces on how to react to them. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Gonsier) Researcher, security forces bring new counter-UAS program to Bagram Air Field
As the use of unmanned aircraft systems rises across the world, researchers from around the Defense Department are testing new ways to counter the new threats they could present. The 455th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron teamed up with a researcher from the Air Force Research Laboratory to teach Airmen how to pilot drones and use them to train coalition forces on how to react to them on the battlefield.
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Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson speaks about the important role communities play in supporting the Air Fore mission at the 2017 Defense Communities National Summit, Washington, D.C., June 19, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Wayne A. Clark) Wilson discusses importance of communities at Defense Communities Summit
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson spoke about the important role communities play in supporting the Air Force mission at the 2017 Defense Communities National Summit June 19 in Washington, D.C.
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445th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron crew members, Maj. Jen Cowie (left) and Staff Sgt. Nicole Karsten (right), prepare to lift a Citizen Airman simulating a patient for a joint training mission here, June 7, 2017. The 445th AES trained for two hours while airborne to simulate a real-world scenario. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Joshua Kincaid) Ambulance in the sky
There was a joint training mission conducted June 7, 2017, where the 910th Airlift Wing provided a C-130, the 914th AW provided a pilot and the 445th AES provided the training crew.
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An Army explosive ordnance disposal technician, assigned to the 630th EOD Company, performs counter improvised explosive device techniques during a joint service EOD field training exercise at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, May 23, 2017. EOD teams from each of the four service branches, deployed to five different countries across the AOR, gathered for joint service EOD training, which allowed for the exchange of tactics, techniques and procedures between service branches. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Hehnly) CENTCOM EOD teams link up for joint service field training
Explosive ordnance disposal teams from across the U.S. Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility participated in a weeklong joint field training exercise May 22 to May 26, 2017, at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia.
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An F-15E Strike Eagle from RAF Lakenheath, England, receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker, May 19, 2017. The KC-135 is assigned to RAF Mildenhall, England. Both aircraft are on their way to support Arctic Challenge 2017, a multinational exercise encompassing 11 nations and more than 100 aircraft. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. David Dobrydney Arctic Challenge exercise aims to increase interoperability
Twelve F-15C Eagles and about 200 personnel from the 493rd Fighter Squadron at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, and two KC-135 Stratotankers and over 30 personnel from the 351st Air Refueling Squadron at RAF Mildenhall, England, deployed to bases in Finland and Sweden for exercise Arctic Challenge 2017.
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Airmen assigned to the 86th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 86th Airlift Wing, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, conduct a test of a C-130J Super Hercules engine prior to a sortie in support of exercise Juniper Falcon May 14, at Nevatim Air Force Base, Israel. Juniper Falcon 17 represents the combination of several bi-lateral component exercises with Israel Defense Forces that have been executed annually since 2011. These exercises were combined to increase joint training opportunities and capitalize on transportation and cost efficiencies gained by aggregating forces. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech. Sgt. Matthew Plew) US, Israeli airmen fortify airlift capabilities
Two C-130J Super Hercules along with about 80 Airmen attached to the 86th Airlift Wing from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, deployed to Israel in support of exercise Juniper Falcon from May 7-18, 2017.
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A U-2 Dragon Lady takes off during exercise Northern Edge 17, May 8, 2017. The U-2 is participating for the first time in Northern Edge, the joint training exercise is focused on interoperability and hosting approximately 6,000 service members, 200 fixed wing aircraft and provides the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard with critical training. Dragon Lady makes historic appearance at Northern Edge
Looking across the flightline at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson during previous Northern Edge exercises you would have seen a mass of gray and white aircraft, but this year the distinctly black U-2S Dragon Lady from Beale Air Force Base, California, made its presence known for the first time at Northern Edge, and showcased the unique capabilities it can bring to the joint fight.
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