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Master Sgt. Kyle Anderson, 3rd Air Support Operations Group, runs between two cones during a speed, strength and agility demonstration at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Jan. 9, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe Yanik) Air Force to enhance physical fitness test, standards for select career fields
The Air Force began the rollout of Tier 2 physical training standards as more than 100 Battlefield Airmen demonstrated new career field specific testing components at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, Jan. 9, 2018.
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2018
Hurricane Harvey relief efforts BA instructors set up JBSA-Seguin ATC for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts
As Hurricane Harvey relief efforts continue, battlefield Airmen instructors have joined in to assist airfield management operations at the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Incident Support Base at Joint Base San Antonio-Seguin, Texas.
0 9/03
2017
Senior Airman Paul Cauge, a 274th Air Support Operations Squadron joint terminal attack controller, uses a laser rangefinder designator for a close air support training mission July 29, 2015, at Grayling Air Gunnery Range in Grayling, Mich., during Northern Strike 2015. The annual exercise involved hundreds of military personnel from 20 states, as well as Canada, Latvia, Poland and Australia. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Master Sgt. Scott Thompson) Battlefield Airmen incentive pay to be based on skill versus duty
Based on new authority from the Defense Department, the Air Force announced its intent to begin a pilot program providing battlefield Airmen skill incentive pay based on qualified skills versus performed duties.
0 6/23
2017
U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Matthew McGuinness, 68th Rescue Squadron commander, receives the guidon from Col. John Lussier, 563rd Rescue Group commander, during a change of command ceremony at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., June 1st, 2017. Capt. Michael Ellingsen, then-68th Rescue Flight commander, relinquished command to McGuinness at the ceremony and the 68th RQF transitioned to the 68th RQS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nathan H. Barbour) 68th Rescue Flight transitions to 68th Rescue Squadron
As one of the only human based weapon systems in the Air Force, Guardian Angel must have highly trained personnel dedicated to the Air Force core function of personnel recovery. Guardian Angel is comprised of combat rescue officers, pararescuemen, and survival, evasion, resistance, and escape specialists. The 68th Rescue Flight, also known as the Guardian Angel Formal Training Unit, was stood up in 2014 at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.
0 6/07
2017
Default Air Force Logo BLUE: Recruit, train, educate
Recruit, Train and Educate. That's the motto of Air Education and Training Command. In this episode we show the Instructors training the next generation of Airmen for today's battlefield.
0 5/25
2017
Capt. Jennifer Aspinwall, Occupational Therapy element leader with the 59th Medical Wing, assesses a tactical air control party student at the battle clinic on Medina Annex, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas June 30, 2016. Aspinwall has worked with battlefield Airmen since 2014. 59th Medical Wing treating AF’s elite human weapons system
Comprehensive, synergistic medical care from the 59th Medical Wing is helping produce the Air Force’s elite, battle-ready combat warriors at the new Battlefield Airmen Training Group at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.
0 7/27
2016
Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: July 12
In this look around the Air Force, eight new bases are nominated as possible battlefield Airmen training bases, a new undershirt helps keep Airmen cool, and a U.S. Air Force Academy graduate makes the Olympic team.
0 7/12
2016
An Air Force-invented cooling sleeve for a water bladder and cooling inserts for a specially-designed undershirt are two ways that Dr. Reginald O'Hara and his research team at the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine hope to help Battlefield Airmen and other special operations forces avoid heat-related illness while in hot, humid conditions. (Courtesy photo) Battlefield Airmen use science to beat the heat
Heat-related illness is a critical factor when personnel are operating in extreme temperatures. Dr. Reginald O'Hara and his exercise physiology research team at the U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, are working to reduce that heat stress.
0 7/08
2016
Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: June 7
On this look around the Air Force, President Barack Obama speaks at the U.S. Air Force Academy’s commencement ceremony; battlefield Airmen get their own training group; and an update on C-130J Super Hercules aircraft destined for Yokota Air Base, Japan.
0 6/07
2016
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