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State of the Air Force Wilson, Goldfein emphasize need for FY18 budget in State of the Air Force address
The Air Force must have a higher and more stable budget to provide security for the nation, said Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein during the State of the Air Force address Nov. 9, 2017, at the Pentagon.
0 11/09
2017
AFNORTH mobility planners in the 601st Air Operations Center stay busy coordinating airlift to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands in support of FEMA's hurricane relief efforts. AFNORTH mobility planners surpass 1,500 flights supporting FEMA’s hurricane relief efforts
Air Forces Northern air mobility planners surpassed 1,500 flights Sept. 30, 2017, when 32 relief flights were completed to St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, and San Juan, Puerto Rico.
0 10/03
2017
Default Air Force Logo Civil Air Patrol links 300 stranded people to needed help
A Civil Air Patrol aircraft taking photos along the rain-swollen Colorado River near Wharton, Texas, received a radio call for help and observed a group of people gathered at Holy Families Catholic Church. Three hundred people sought shelter from the floodwaters that cut-off access to the town of 8,800 people, located about 60 miles southwest of Houston, and they were running low on food and water.
0 9/06
2017
Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: Sept. 1
FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) -- On this look around the Air Force, Air National Guard Airmen send C-130s to Texas to evacuate Hurricane Harvey victims, the PACAF commander meets with the JASDF Commander, and the 48th Air Wing deploys to Lithuania to take over the Baltic Air Policing mission. Hosted by Staff Sgt. Samantha Ducker.For previous
0 9/01
2017
C-5 with personnel for disaster relief efforts Air Mobility Command joins Hurricane Harvey relief efforts
Air Mobility Command has directed allocation of its airlift, aeromedical evacuation and contingency response assets to federal Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, as requested by U.S. Northern Command Aug. 30.
0 9/01
2017
Default Air Force Logo Parent groups reach out to cadets from hurricane-struck Gulf Coast
When Hurricane Harvey struck Texas, the North Texas Parent Club “got mobilized” and organized a dinner Sept. 1, 2017, at a Colorado Springs, Colorado restaurant for cadets from the Gulf Coast.
0 8/31
2017
Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Airmen deployed Aug. 29, 2017, to southeast Texas, for Hurricane Harvey rescue efforts. 48th RQS provides Hurricane Harvey rescue support
Airmen from the 48th Rescue Squadron responded to recovery operations for Hurricane Harvey, arriving at Easterwood Airfield, College Station, Texas, with approximately 20 members, Aug. 29, 2017. The mission is to provide boat-based rescue support in addition to current efforts in southeast Texas.
0 8/31
2017
A sailor assigned to Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas, marshals a HC-130J Combat King II, Aug. 26, 2017. Rescue assets arrive in Fort Worth, Texas
The 347th Rescue Group mobilized to Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Aug. 26, 2017, in support of relief efforts due to Hurricane Harvey. HC-130J Combat King II, HH60G Pave Hawks from the 41st Rescue Squadron, and numerous personnel continue to support ongoing rescue efforts.
0 8/30
2017
Tech Sgt. Joe Joiner, 16th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, guides a member of the 78th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Robins Air Force Base, Ga., as they load a cargo pallet on to the C-17 Globemaster III at the Robins AFB Aug. 29. JB Charleston provides aid to hurricane victims
Two C-17 Globemaster III aircraftr left Joint base Charleston carrying 30.6 tons of relief supplies to Alexandria International Airport, Alexandria, Louisiana, in response to Hurricane Harvey Aug. 29, 2017.
0 8/30
2017
Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: Aug 29
On this look Around the Air Force, Air National Guard Airmen support Hurricane Harvey relief efforts and the Air Force has three new initiatives to retain pilots.
0 8/30
2017
U.S. Air Force Col. Douglas Thies, 20th Operations Group commander, prepares to fist bump Col. David Vaclavik, 20th Mission Support Group commander, prior to a familiarization flight at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., May 30, 2017. Thies flew Vaclavik, who has been his friend since college, on a familiarization flight training mission in an F-16D Fighting Falcon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Destinee Sweeney) From cadets to colonels: Wingmen for life
Filing into a barber shop in 1989, a group of college freshmen prepare for the Cadet Corps program at Texas A&M University, College Station by receiving the traditional rites during their transition from civilian to military: a buzz cut. Physical training, formations and university classrooms were all part of the daily lives of cadets assigned to A&M Squadron 7. As they marched toward graduation, the cadets gained more than knowledge and bearing from the program which attempted to shape them into the next generation of military leaders.
0 6/28
2017
Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: Jan 27
On this look around the Air Force the preferred Reserve led F-35 base is announced, Airmen aid Kurdish refugees, and the Air Force is focusing on cost-effective, cleaner energy solutions. Hosted by Staff Sgt. Jevon Smith.
0 1/27
2017
Senior Airman Jason Stach, a 28th Aircraft Maintenance Unit B-1B Lancer aircraft technician, removes the inlet covers from the engines of one of the bombers May 3, 2016, at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. Stach is responsible for preflight inspections and maintenance on the B-1, which includes checking fluids such as fuel, oil and hydraulics, as well as landing gear and oxygen for the aircraft crew. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Alexander Guerrero) Keeping the B-1 airborne
The Air Force employs thousands of aircraft maintainers to perform the upkeep on all of its different airframes. It's up to maintainers like Senior Airman Jason Stach, a B-1B aircraft technician from the 28th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, to keep the Lancer mission ready.
0 5/19
2016
Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: May 4
This look around the Air Force takes us to South Korea, where Airmen helped rescue a mother and her children from a fire, and to Fort Bliss, Texas, where Airmen can try out for Ranger school.
0 5/04
2016
Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: March 25
This look around the Air Force features Airmen's Week and exercise Pacific Agility.
0 3/25
2016
Default Air Force Logo Joint Base San Antonio selected to host AFIMSC headquarters
Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, was selected as the host base for the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center (AFIMSC) Headquarters. Air Force officials chose the installation after analyzing operational considerations, installation attributes, economic and environmental factors at four candidate locations.
5 1/21
2015
Staff Sgt. Andre Hernandez throws a ball for his dog, Ivan, Nov. 14, 2014, at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. Once a dog has performed his duties correctly and adequately during training and demonstrations, they are rewarded with a toy for complying with their handler. Hernandez is a 7th Security Forces Squadron K-9 military working dog handler. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Shannon Hall) An Air Force dynamic duo
The shop is full of constant howling, bones and bouncy balls scattered on the floor, and a pungent smell. The king of this domain is a four-legged creature that lies on a couch and greets people with a slobbery lick. It's just another day for Staff Sgt. Andre Hernandez, a 7th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, and his black, thick-haired German shepherd MWD, Ivan.
0 12/16
2014
Construction continues Nov. 5, 2014, on the new Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, the largest outpatient ambulatory care center in the Department of Defense at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas. The $380 million facility spans almost 700,000 square feet and is expected to serve more than 55,000 patients annually. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jennifer Schneider) Construction continues on largest ambulatory care center in the DOD
San Antonio will soon be home to the largest outpatient ambulatory care center in the Department of Defense: the new Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.
0 11/25
2014
Senior Airman Christopher Taylor stands outside the remains of the burnt building in San Antonio, Texas. Taylor saved a disabled man from a fire, Nov. 3, 2014. The man was admitted to the San Antonio Military Medical Complex where he remains for treatment due to minor burns on the left side of his body and severe smoke inhalation. Taylor currently serves in the 802nd Security Forces Squadron pass and processing section. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lynsie Nichols) Lackland Airman saves man from burning building
When a house in his neighborhood caught fire, Senior Airman Christopher Taylor took to action attempting to save the man still trapped inside, Nov. 3 in San Antonio, Texas.
0 11/17
2014
Maj. Gen. Clarence L. Tinker was the first Native American in U.S. Army history to attain the rank of major general and the first American general to die in World War II. Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., is named in his honor. He was a member of the Osage Nation. (Courtesy photo) Native American legacy of honor, dedication
During November, the nation pays homage to the contributions of Native Americans throughout history. On Aug. 3, 1990, President George H. W. Bush approved a joint resolution designating November as National American Indian Heritage Month, thereafter commonly referred to as Native American Heritage Month. Although the resolution was passed 24 years ago, Native Americans have a legacy of military service that spans the nation's history.
0 11/03
2014
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