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The U.S. Air Force Reserve’s 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron spent part of June in Sri Lanka flying missions over the Indian Ocean as part of a research project to study the island’s atmosphere and predict monsoon patterns. (Courtesy photo) Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunters assist with monsoon research
The U.S. Air Force Reserve’s 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron spent part of June in Sri Lanka flying missions over the Indian Ocean as part of a research project to study the island’s atmosphere and predict monsoon patterns.
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2018
The Air Force Research Laboratory’s remote station allows access to scientific instruments located at OSU. This permits access to CEMAS facilities while maximizing efficiency.(Courtesy photo) AFRL collaborates with OSU on $3M congressional microscopy program
The Materials and Manufacturing Directorate at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, and The Ohio State University’s Center for Electron Microscopy and Analysis have a congressionally directed collaborative research agreement in the works.
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2018
The 2018 Air Force Information Technology and Cyberpower Conference is Aug. 27-29 in Montgomery, Ala. To register and learn more about the conference, visit www.afitc-event.com. SecAF, DoD, industry leaders share stage at 2018 AFITC
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and the service’s new assistant secretary for acquisitions, technology and logistics, Dr. Will Roper, are two of the military keynote speakers sharing the stage with industry leaders at this year’s Air Force Information Technology and Cyberpower Conference.
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2018
A storage container used for maintaining missile launch facilities and control centers is displayed at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. A recent merger between the Air Force Materiel Command Logistics, Civil Engineering and Force Protection Directorate and the Strategic Deterrence and Nuclear Integration Directorates aims to better align AFMC efforts to support Air Force nuclear modernization missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Todd Cromar) Headquarters merger streamlines logistics, resources for nuclear enterprise system management
In an effort to increase synergy and coordination in support of the Air Force’s nuclear modernization efforts, two Air Force Materiel Command directorates merged to form a single Logistics, Civil Engineering, Force Protection and Nuclear Integration Directorate. The organizational change took effect June 25, 2018.
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2018
Tech. Sgt. Zachary Zieman, 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron loadmaster and dropsonde operator, assists the aircrew with the engine startup prior to takeoff for a mission into Tropical Storm Chris July 8, 2018, to gather weather data for the National Hurricane Center for use in their forecasts. (U.S. Air Force photo/Maj. Marnee A.C. Losurdo) Hurricane Hunters fly Tropical Storms Beryl, Chris
The Air Force Reserve’s Hurricane Hunters spent the weekend flying weather reconnaissance missions into Tropical Storm Chris off the North Carolina coastline and Tropical Storm Beryl in the Caribbean Sea to gather data for the National Hurricane Center in Miami.
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2018
Senior Airman Joshua Glazier, U.S. Air Force Central Command deliberate and crisis action planning and execution segment operator, and Staff Sgt. Eric Alvarez, AFCENT personnel operator, review pre-deployment checklists at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, June 12, 2018. Manpower, Personnel and Services Directorate (A1) recently reduced the length of pre-deployment checklists in order to reduce redundancy and give more time for Airmen to spend with their families. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Caitlin Conner) AFCENT A1 gives time back to pre-deploying Airmen
The U.S. Air Forces Central Command’s Manpower, Personnel and Services Directorate (A1) began the second phase of decreasing pre-deployment requirements for Airmen preparing to enter AFCENT’s area of responsibility. AFCENT Deployment Streamlining version 2.0 was released and became effective June 15, 2018.
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2018
Six passengers aboard a canoe were located in a joint search and rescue mission June 25, 2018, in the Pacific Ocean southwest of Guam. Crew members flying a B-52H Stratofortress assigned to the 20th Expeditionary Bomber Squadron , stationed at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., and deployed to Andersen AFB, Guam, successfully located six passengers who had been missing for six days and relayed their location to the Coast Guard. (courtesy photo) 20th EBS aid in rescue off coast of Guam
The B-52 is world-famous for its long-range capabilities, but during a routine flight near Guam June 25, 2018, crew members with the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, stationed at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, and deployed to Andersen AFB, were tasked with a unique situation: to use their aircraft’s versatility in the search and rescue of a lost local vessel with six passengers onboard.
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2018
Default Air Force Logo 88th SFS named 2018 Verne Orr Award winner
Air Force officials recently named the 88th Security Forces Squadron at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, as the winner of the 2018 Air Force Association Verne Orr Award.
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2018
Col. Joseph DuBose, trauma surgeon and Center for the Sustainment of Trauma and Readiness Skills (C-STARS) Baltimore director, and Master Sgt. Shane Patterson, a respiratory therapist and C-STARS Baltimore superintendent, receive a report on an incoming patient at the Trauma Resuscitation Unit at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, June 13, 2018. The Air Force’s C-STARS Baltimore program partners with the R Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center to ensure medical Airmen train on the latest trauma care techniques. These techniques prepare medical Airmen to treat trauma patients in a deployed setting. (Courtesy photo) Readiness, trauma at heart of C-STARS Baltimore partnership
(This story is part one of two in a series on medics embedded in the Baltimore Center for the Sustainment of Trauma and Readiness Skills program.)
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2018
An F-22 Raptor pilot with the 95th Fighter Squadron performs a preflight inspection prior to night flying operations at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., June 11, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Isaiah J. Soliz) ACC emphasizes shift in focus to cyber vigilance
Air Combat Command participated in an Air Force first by testing the reporting capabilities of a mission defense team during a base-wide exercise at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, June 11-15, 2018. The 325th Communications Squadron’s MDT is the first operational unit of its kind in Air Combat Command, and the base exercise emphasized the command’s cyber efforts by showcasing the unit’s communication with Joint Base Langley-Eustis’ Cyber Defense Operation Center, located in Virginia, prototype.
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2018
U.S. Air Force Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy instructors pose with Romanian Air Force students after the first-ever senior noncommissioned officer mobile education course graduation June 8 to 22, 2018, at Boboc Air Base, in Buzău, Romania. The SNCOA mobile training team partnered with the Inter-European Air Forces Academy to provide a two-week course, condensed from the full five-week course held at Maxwell Air Force Base- Gunter Annex, Alabama. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Staci Kasischke) SNCO Academy holds first-ever mobile training course in Romania
Three instructors from the U.S. Air Force Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy traveled to Boboc Air Base, Buzău, Romania, to hold the first ever Senior NCO mobile education course June 8-22, 2018.
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2018
Default Air Force Logo Command meets its cost-savings objective for second fiscal year in a row
Air Force Materiel Command captured more than $2.5 billion in cost savings for fiscal year 2017, the second fiscal year in a row the command has achieved its strategic savings objective.
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2018
OTS revamps program creating more efficient, effective training environment OTS revamps program creating more efficient, effective training environment
Over the past year, Air University’s Officer Training School has been revamping its program in order to provide a more efficient and effective training experience for its cadets. One of the major changes the school has made has been the implementation of pre-requisite courses designed to cover topics, which otherwise would be done during a mass-lecture when the cadets arrive.
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2018
U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Scott Zobrist, left, 9th Air Force commander, places a Distinguished Flying Cross medal on Capt. William “Archer” Dana, 74th Fighter Squadron A-10C Thunderbolt II pilot, during an award ceremony, May 23, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Dana, along with his wingman, was alerted Aug. 14, 2017, by a Joint Terminal Attack Controller the enemy had breached friend lines in eight locations. In a three-hour period, Dana employed 11,000 pounds of ordnance and destroyed 10 enemy defensive fighting positions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson) 74th FS pilots receive DFC
Two Airmen received the Distinguished Flying Cross May 23, 2018, in recognition of their actions in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. Maj. Matthew “Chowder” Cichowski and Capt. William “Archer” Dana both, 74th Fighter Squadron A-10C Thunderbolt II pilots, risked life and limb while deployed to Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, to protect Syrian Democratic Forces, or SDF, from a common enemy.
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2018
Capt. Hunter Barnhill, 37th Flying Training Squadron instructor pilot, trains on his road bike May 15, 2018, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. Barnhill will bike anywhere from a few miles to over 15 miles in one training session. As a member of the Air Force Wounded Warrior program he is preparing for the 2018 Warrior Games June 1-9 at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keith Holcomb) Instructor pilot shares experience in AFW2 program before competing in Warrior Games
The end of an Easter egg hunt in 2017 brought Capt. Hunter Barnhill, 37th Flying Training Squadron instructor pilot, down to the ground as his body was trapped in a seizure.
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2018
Royal Air Force Master Aircrew Keith Wing, 56 Squadron Rivet Joint specialist, places a wreath at the gravesite of U.S. Army 1st Lt. Jarvis Offutt Dec. 18, 2017, at Forrest Lawn Memorial Park, Nebraska. RAF Warrant Officer leads renovation of 1st Lt. Jarvis Offutt’s grave
The recent restoration of 1st Lt. Jarvis Offutt’s grave was sparked when a Royal Air Force rivet joint specialist, assigned to RAF Waddington’s 56 Squadron visited the grave to pay respects to the former squadron member in December 2017, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Nebraska.
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2018
Rescue personnel transload onto an HC-130J Combat King II during a mission as part of Red Flag-Rescue near Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., on May 8, 2018. Red Flag-Rescue gives joint service personnel an opportunity to build fundamental combat search and rescue skills to fight in and out of contested environments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Trevor T. McBride) Davis-Monthan wraps up first Red Flag-Rescue exercise
Personnel Recovery and Combat Air Force assets from around the country convened at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, for the first execution of Red Flag-Rescue May 5-19, 2018.
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2018
Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: May 25
On this look Around the Air Force Airmen from Travis Air Force Base, California, deliver a cement-mixer trailer to support Kilauea volcano relief efforts, Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein explains how the 2019 proposed budget will benefit pilots, and the Afghan Air Force is having greater success since the addition of laser-guided munitions.
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2018
Inspection module graphic New tool enhances AF safety inspections, assessments and evaluations
A new module has been launched through the Air Force Safety Automated System on May 17,2018, arming safety professionals Air Force-wide with a single method to document and track both spot and annual inspections, as well as safety assessments and evaluations at a local and enterprise level.
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2018
The 821st CRSS was recently recognized by the Profession of Arms Center of Excellence and Air University Leadership Institute for their innovative leadership development programs and the unit was awarded the 2017 PACE Leadership Impact award. Whole Airman Concept: Leadership development
Airmen from the 821st Contingency Response Support Squadron are using the Whole Airman Concept to find innovative ways to incorporate leadership development into their everyday squadron routine.
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