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U.S. Air Force Lt.  Gen. Steven Kwast, commander of Air Education and Training Command, officially addresses the men and women of the First Command for the first time as their commander during a change of command ceremony Nov. 16, 2017, at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. Kwast, a U.S. Air Force Academy graduate, assumed command after spending the last three years as president and commander of Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. (U.S. Air Force photo by Sean Worrell) AETC welcomes new commander
Members of Air Education and Training Command gathered as the guidon was passed from Lt. Gen. Darryl Roberson to Lt. Gen. Steven Kwast, signifying the formal transfer of authority and responsibility from one commander to another in a ceremony at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Nov. 16, 2017.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo AF accepting nominations for Gen. and Mrs. Jerome F. O’Malley Award
Air Force officials are seeking nominations for the 2018 General and Mrs. Jerome F. O’Malley Award.
0 10/18
2017
An A-10 Thunderbolt II departs after receiving fuel from a 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker during a flight in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, July 6, 2017. The A-10 employs a wide variety of conventional munitions in support of OIR and the destruction of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Trevor T. McBride) 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.
0 7/14
2017
Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt, 23d Wing photojournalist, simulates a field sobriety test, July 7, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. When an Airman receives a driving under the influence charge, they are eligible to receive both a civilian conviction if caught off base, as well as a punishment given at their commander’s discretion. The final sentence could cost thousands of dollars in fines, suspension of their license, negative paperwork, administrative demotion, and possible loss of career or reclassification. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Lauren M. Sprunk) DUI: What it really costs
When an Airman receives a DUI charge, they are eligible to receive both a civilian conviction if caught off base, as well as a punishment given at their commander’s discretion. The final sentence could cost thousands of dollars in fines, suspension of their license, negative paperwork, administrative demotion, and possible loss of career or reclassification.
0 7/12
2017
Gen. Robin Rand, Air Force Global Strike Command commander, presents the Air Force 2017 General and Mrs. Jerome O’Malley Award to Col. Eric H. Froehlich and his wife Stephanie during a ceremony at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M. June 15. The Forehlichs will be invited to Washington D.C. later this year to officially accept the award.
(U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Bethany La Ville) Froehlichs receive O’Malley Award
Col. Eric Froehlich, the former 377th Air Base Wing commander, and his wife, Stephanie, were awarded the Air Force 2017 General and Mrs. Jerome O’Malley Award June 15 at Kirtland Air Force Base. The O’Malley Award is given to the wing commander and spouse whose contributions to the nation, Air Force and local community best exemplify the highest ideals and positive leadership of a military couple serving in a key Air Force position.
0 6/20
2017
Default Air Force Logo AFROTC accepting instructor, detachment commander applications for summer 2018
Air Force officials have announced 81 projected Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Corps instructor vacancies and 13 detachment commander positions available for summer 2018. Officers eligible for instructor slots include first lieutenants, captains or majors. Active-duty rated officers, line of the Air Force lieutenant colonels and majors selected for lieutenant colonel may apply for detachment commander positions.
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2017
Lt. Gen. Maryanne Miller, the chief of Air Force Reserve and commander of Air Force Reserve Command, discusses her top priorities for the Air Force Reserve during a House Armed Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, March 22, 2017. During the event, Miller, alongside leaders from the active Air Force and Air National Guard, discussed issues facing the Air Force with members of Congress. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Kat Justen) AF leaders: Total force essential to readiness
Air Force senior leaders testified on the current state of the total force readiness before the House Armed Services Committee in Washington, D.C., March 22, 2017.
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2017
Gen. James M. Holmes, commander, Air Combat Command, speaks during ACC’s Change of Command ceremony at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., March 10, 2017. Holmes assumed command from Gen. Herbert “Hawk” Carlisle, who retired after 39 years of service to the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nick Wilson) Gen. James Holmes takes command of ACC
Service members of Air Combat Command welcomed its new commander during a change of command ceremony, Mar. 10.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo AF announces medical squadron commanders for 2017
Air Force officials have selected 84 health professions officers for medical squadron command assignments worldwide in 2017.
0 12/19
2016
Development teams from more than 20 functional communities selected officers as squadron commander candidates for 2017. Projected command vacancies included training, recruiting and 365-day extended deployment command opportunities. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Staff Sgt. Alexx Pons) AF announces 2017 support squadron commander candidates
Air Force officials have selected 921 officers from more than 20 career fields as the 2017 support, logistics and materiel leader commander candidates.“This is a highly competitive selection process,” said Sophia Barnard, of the Air Force Personnel Center special duty assignments branch. “Selected candidates have demonstrated traits essential for
0 10/05
2016
Default Air Force Logo AF announces squadron commander candidates
More than 980 officers from 29 career fields were selected by development teams as 2016 support, logistics, materiel leader, training, recruiting and medical commander candidates.
0 10/06
2015
Avery Lokowich gives her dad, Lt. Col. Luke Lokowich, the 5th Reconnaissance Squadron commander and a U-2 pilot, a hug after her softball game April 25, 2015, at Osan Air Base, South Korea. Avery is the oldest of Lokowich’s three children. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jake Barreiro) Emerging from the fog: A story of loss, healing, new beginnings
On the way to the hospital, after nine months of anticipation, Luke and JoAnne Lokowich were getting ready for what's typically the most important moment of a married couple's life. Hours later, the memories and happiness were overtaken by grief and sadness as JoAnne, after giving birth to daughter Avery, suffered cerebral hemorrhaging due to an aneurism and died.The loss was shocking and overwhelming for Lokowich, whose life had been flourishing personally and professionally. In a matter of two hours, his entire narrative has been twisted.
0 5/06
2015
Default Air Force Logo Development teams to consider officer command positions
Development teams from various Air Force specialties will convene between May and August 2015 to consider eligible line and non-line officers for squadron and deputy group commander positions projected for calendar year 2016.
0 3/16
2015
Default Air Force Logo Air Force selects 759 support squadron commander candidates
More than 750 officers from 13 career fields were selected by development teams as 2015 support, logistics and materiel leader commander candidates, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced Sept. 25.
0 9/26
2014
Default Air Force Logo ACC, PACAF commanders confirmed
Pacific Air Forces Commander Gen. Herbert Carlisle will be the next commander of Air Combat Command and ACC Vice Commander Lt. Gen. Lori Robinson will be the next commander of Pacific Air Forces, according to a Senate confirmation vote July 23.
2 7/28
2014
Default Air Force Logo Air Force announces support squadron commander candidates
More than 750 officers from 13 career fields were selected by development teams as 2014 support, logistics and air base commander candidates, Air Force officials announced Sept. 27.
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2013
Gen. Philip M. Breedlove, U.S. European Command commander and NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe (left), gives Gen. Frank Gorenc the command of Allied Air Command during an assumption of command ceremony at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Aug. 2, 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Holly Mansfield) Gorenc assumes command of USAFE, AFAFRICA, Allied Air Command
Three consecutive generations of U.S. Air Forces in Europe commanders and the U.S. Africa Command deputy commander took to the stage as Gen. Frank Gorenc assumed command of USAFE, U.S. Air Forces Africa and Allied Air Command during a ceremony here Aug. 2.Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III voiced his confidence in the new commander,
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2013
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