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Staff Sgt. Cody Seymour, 403rd Fabrication Flight aircraft structural maintenance technician, patches the outer skin of the leading edge for the wing of a C-130J Super Hercules at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Oct. 24, 2017. Seymour also works for the flight in the same capacity as an air reserve technician, performing his Air Force Reserve job as full-time civil service employee for the Department of Defense. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ryan Labadens) ART of the mission: the air reserve technician
The Air Force has a full complement of people working to accomplish the Air Force mission of fly, fight and win in air, space and cyberspace. The Air Force Reserve plays a vital role in this mission, supplying combat-ready forces to work alongside their active-duty counterparts in both wartime and peacetime scenarios.
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2017
Kentucky Air Guardsmen process 7.2 million pounds of relief supplies for Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico Airmen complete Hurricane Maria mission, return from Puerto Rico
Thirty-five members of the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Contingency Response Group returned Oct. 17, 2017, completing a three-week deployment to San Juan, Puerto Rico, where they processed more than 7.2 million pounds of humanitarian aid for recovery operations following Hurricane Maria.
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2017
E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System E-8C JSTARS evacuate to Tinker AFB
Five E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System aircraft from the 116th Air Control Wing, Georgia Air National Guard, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, evacuated to Tinker AFB, Oklahoma, to escape the path of Hurricane Irma Sept. 9, 2017.
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2017
An F-5 taxis on the flightline at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga. Sept. 6, 2017. The aircraft arrived from Key West Naval Air Station, Fla. to avoid being in the path of Hurricane Irma. (U.S. Air Force photo/Don Peek) Dobbins ARB provides hurricane evacuation support
Late on the evening of Sept. 6, 2017, the first of several KC-130 Super Hercules carrying evacuees landed at the Dobbins Air Reserve Base flightline. What began as a typical aircraft arrival scene with airfield managers guiding the planes in, became a bit more unique as Marine Corps aircrews offloaded suitcases of different shapes and colors and arranged them in rows on the flightline. Families exited the aircraft – some with children and pets – and made their way off the flightline, beginning the next leg of their long journey to safety.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: Sept. 8
FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) – On this look around the Air Force, Airmen mobilize in preparation for Hurricane Irma, the Air Force looks to improve quality of life and service service to help retain experienced fighter aircrews and Airmen and dependents are invited to participate in the 2017 Air Force community feedback tool survey. Hosted by
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2017
A Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System equipped C-130 Hercules aircraft from the Air Force Reserve's 302nd Airlift Wing prepares to depart Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, Sept. 6, 2017. Reserve wing continues fire fighting efforts
Air Force Reserve Command's 302nd Airlift Wing sent a second Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System-equipped C-130 to Fresno Air Tanker Base, California Sept. 6, 2017, to support ongoing aerial fire fighting efforts in the Western U.S.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo Airmen, family feedback sought for community resources
The Air Force invites all Airmen and their dependents to participate in the 2017 Air Force Community Feedback Tool survey which runs through Oct. 2, 2017.The volunteer survey collects feedback directly from the total force and their spouses about their community needs. Those surveyed identify gaps and strengths of the helping services at their
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2017
Capt. Kaci Dixon and a group of combat controllers low crawl through sand while moving a 90-pound kettlebell at Yale Reservoir, Wash., in August 2015. They were participating in a 125th Special Tactics Squadron training exercise. (Courtesy photo) Total Force Air Commando continues breaking barriers
Military life is typically unplanned and unpredictable. Some may view that as a negative, but having an open mind and saying yes to opportunities can take you on an unbelievable adventure.
0 9/06
2017
Kentucky Air Guard deploys aircraft, airmen for evacuation missions in Texas following Hurricane Harvey Kentucky ANG deploys more aircraft, Airmen for Hurricane Harvey relief operations
Two C-130 Hercules aircraft and 14 more Airmen deployed from the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Sept. 1, 2017, to fly humanitarian aid and airlift evacuation missions in Texas following unprecedented flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey.
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2017
Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 465th Air Refueling Squadron at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., prepare to land a KC-135R Stratotanker at RAF Mildenhall, England, July 15, 2017. In a long-standing total force partnership between Air Force Reserve Command and U.S. Air Forces in Europe, members of the 507th Air Refueling Wing are supporting Operation Atlantic Resolve and augmenting the 100th Air Refueling Wing here July 1-29, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Lauren Gleason) Total Force Airmen maximize refueling capacity in Europe
In a long-standing total force partnership between Air Force Reserve Command and U.S. Air Forces in Europe, members of the 507th Air Refueling Wing are augmenting the 100th Air Refueling Wing here to provide KC-135R Stratotanker mid-air refueling support to the European theater of operations, July 1-29, 2017.
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2017
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein speaks during an Air Force Association breakfast at the Mitchell Institute in Washington D.C., July 26, 2017. During his speech Goldfein outlined five key attributes the Air Force must be prepared for: trans-regional, multi-domain, multi-component, multi-national and fast. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Rusty Frank) CSAF describes future of conflict
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein addressed the future of the Total Force, operations in space and the importance of a multi-domain, networked approach to warfare during an Air Force Association breakfast at the Mitchel Institute in Washington, D.C., July 26, 2017.The CSAF outlined five key attributes of future conflict that must be
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2017
MyVector is an enterprise solution supporting force development and mentoring across the Air Force. It supports individual Airmen, career field managers and development teams. More than 120,000 Airmen have registered in MyVector and more than 15,000 Airmen have created a mentor profile. (Photo Illustration/Vernon Greene) Mentoring is for the total force
Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright was a self-proclaimed undisciplined Airman during his first enlistment in the early 1990s…that is, until his mentor stepped in and provided the leadership he needed to set him on the right path.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo Squadrons, MAJCOMs join forces in revitalization initiative
As part of an Air Force-wide initiative, squadron revitalization teams visited Scott Air Force Base and Air Mobility Command June 22 - 23, 2017.
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2017
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein testify before the Senate Appropriations Committee for Defense June 21, 2017, in Washington, D.C.  The subcommittee hearing was held to discuss the fiscal year 2018 budget request for the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash) Air Force leaders continue to emphasize air and space priorities on Capitol Hill
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein briefed congressional leaders on the Senate’s Defense Appropriations Committee on the future of air and space power during testimony on Capitol Hill June 21.
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2017
A B-2 Spirit deployed from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., lands on the flightline at RAF Fairford, U.K., June 9, 2017. The B-2 regularly conducts strategic bomber missions that demonstrate the credibility of the bomber forces to address a global security environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Miguel Lara III) Air Force B-2 Spirit Stealth Bombers arrive in UK
Two B-2 Spirit stealth bombers joined B-1B Lancers and B-52H Stratofortresses June 9, 2017, to participate in theater bomber assurance and deterrence operations. Three B-52Hs from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, and three B-1Bs from Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota, along with approximately 800 Airmen, are currently supporting exercises Saber Strike and Baltic Operations in the U.S. European Theater.
0 6/09
2017
Default Air Force Logo AMC pursues fuel efficiency initiatives
From electronic flight bags (EFB) to flight management system modifications, Air Mobility Command Airmen are contributing innovative and cost-saving ways to enhance the command’s fuel efficiency.
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2017
Airmen assigned to the 86th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 86th Airlift Wing, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, conduct a test of a C-130J Super Hercules engine prior to a sortie in support of exercise Juniper Falcon May 14, at Nevatim Air Force Base, Israel. Juniper Falcon 17 represents the combination of several bi-lateral component exercises with Israel Defense Forces that have been executed annually since 2011. These exercises were combined to increase joint training opportunities and capitalize on transportation and cost efficiencies gained by aggregating forces. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech. Sgt. Matthew Plew) US, Israeli airmen fortify airlift capabilities
Two C-130J Super Hercules along with about 80 Airmen attached to the 86th Airlift Wing from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, deployed to Israel in support of exercise Juniper Falcon from May 7-18, 2017.
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2017
Lt. Gen. Gina Grosso, the Air Force deputy chief of staff for manpower and personnel service greets Rep. Michael Coffman, R-Colo., the chairman of the Military Personnel Subcommittee before testifying on military personnel posture May 17, 2017, in Washington, D.C. Grosso testified with Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Mark Brilakis, the U.S. Marine Corps deputy commandant for manpower and reserve affairs; Navy Vice Adm. Robert Burke, the U.S. Navy Chief of naval personnel; and Army Maj. Gen. Erik Peterson, the U.S. Army director of Army aviation. (U.S. Air Force photo/Wayne A. Clark) AF to Congress: Readiness depends on strong, resilient force
Lt. Gen. Gina Grosso, the Air Force manpower, personnel and services deputy chief of staff, testified on Air Force personnel posture before the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel in Washington, D.C., May 17.
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2017
Amanda McGlone, Department of Defense Executive Leadership Development Program participant, experiences virtual reality simulations during the group’s visit to 25th Air Force Headquarters May 10. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Sharon Singleton) Civilians gain leadership, warfighter support skills through program
The Department of Defense Executive Leadership Development Program has been molding leaders for more than 30 years. In keeping with that tradition, the ELDP class of 2017 gained valuable knowledge of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, and cyber missions and capabilities while visiting 25th Air Force Headquarters at JB San Antonio–Lackland May 9, 2017.
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2017
Staff Sgt. Katherine Stanton, 15th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, completes one-on-one hypoxia training in the Reduced Oxygen Breathing Device and Hypoxia Familiarization Trainer. For the training, Airmen fly a C-17 flight task simulation as the ROBD precisely mixes nitrogen and reduced oxygen to equivalent oxygen concentrations at higher altitudes. This allows Airmen to see how hypoxia affects their motor skills and to experience their symptoms in a low risk environment. Aircrew training device saves AMC time, money
Members of Joint Base Charleston celebrated the standup of the Total Force Aerospace and Operational Physiology Team along with the unveiling of the reduced oxygen breathing device (ROBD) and hypoxia familiarization trainer during a ceremony here May 2, 2017.
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2017
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