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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 Brother’s in life, brother’s in-arms reunite downrange
Saying goodbye to family members before a deployment can be stressful. But rarely does a service member cross paths with a sibling while deployed downrange; this recent uplifting experience was the case for two brothers, both serving in the military on separate paths.
0 11/03
2017
Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen W. Wilson speaks during an awards ceremony in the Pentagon, Arlington, Va., Oct. 5, 2017. During the ceremony, Wilson presented the 2016 Lance P. Sijan U.S. Air Force Leadership Award to four Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Rusty Frank) AF recognizes 2016 Sijan award winners
Four Airmen received the 2016 Lance P. Sijan U.S. Air Force Leadership Award during a ceremony at the Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia, Oct. 5, 2017.
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2017
Service members render full honors for retired Col. Freeman Bruce Olmstead’s funeral at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va. July 27, 2017. Olmstead, an Air Force veteran and prisoner of war survivor, passed away Oct. 14, 2017.  (US Air Force Photo/Andy Morataya) Cold War hero laid to rest
His final journey began with the beat of a drum. The sky was clear. A light breeze was blowing as the hero’s family, friends and well-wishers followed the flag-draped coffin carried by the caisson pulled by six black horses.
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2017
A Women's Airforce Service Pilots flight team walks from the "Pistol Packin' Mama." (Photo courtesy/WASP Museum) Women’s legacy parallels Air Force history
As we celebrate the Air Force’s 67th birthday, we talk of how far we’ve come and look ahead to what the future holds, but it’s just as important to look at where we’ve been. The story of women in the military, specifically the Air Force, parallels that of the Air Force itself. In fact, for women pilots and early women Airmen, their history dates back five years before the Air Force officially became a separate service.
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2014
Maj. Peter Gruters stands with his Uncle, Capt. (ret.) Guy Gruters, after Guy's speech Jan. 22, 2014, at Airman Leadership School on Fort George G. Meade, Md. Peter joined the Air Force to continue his famed uncle's legacy. Peter is the director of operations with the 34th Intelligence Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Samuel Daub) POW's legacy helps nephew in leadership roles
Military tradition runs deep in some families, with generation after generation raising their right hand and swearing to support and defend the Constitution of the United States. One family however, has continued to put its mark on military service even after inconceivable anguish struck during the Vietnam War.
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2014
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