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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.
0 7/10
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.
0 6/26
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.
0 6/21
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.
0 6/07
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.
0 5/22
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.
0 5/18
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.
0 5/15
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.
0 5/08
2017
Default Air Force Logo Total force development services now in a single-point center
The Air Force has consolidated all total force development services and resources to a single-point center. All Airmen (active duty, Reserve, Guard and civilian) will now be able to fully utilize all force development resources through the virtual force development center.
0 5/03
2017
F-16 Fighting Falcons from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, taxi down the runway April 21, 2017, at Albacete Air Base, Spain, to participate in the Tactical Leadership Programme. TLP is an annual NATO Mission Commander’s School training program designed to provide joint tactical training with NATO allies to increase NATO coordination and strengthen combined air operations. This type of training is an opportunity for Hill’s active duty and Reserve Airmen to hone their operational and tactical leadership skills with allied air forces. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Justin Fuchs) Hill F-16s train in NATO exercise
Eight F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft and more than 200 Airmen from the active duty 388th Fighter Wing and Air Force Reserve 419th FW from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, are currently at Albacete Air Base, Spain, to participate in the NATO Tactical Leadership Program through May 19, 2017.
0 5/01
2017
Lt. Gen. Maryanne Miller, the chief of Air Force Reserve and commander of Air Force Reserve Command, discusses her top priorities for the Air Force Reserve during a House Armed Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, March 22, 2017. During the event, Miller, alongside leaders from the active Air Force and Air National Guard, discussed issues facing the Air Force with members of Congress. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Kat Justen) AF leaders: Total force essential to readiness
Air Force senior leaders testified on the current state of the total force readiness before the House Armed Services Committee in Washington, D.C., March 22, 2017.
0 3/24
2017
Default Air Force Logo Five Airmen awarded Olmsted Foundation scholarships
The Air Force has selected five officers for the award of an Olmsted Foundation scholarship, sponsored by the George and Carol Olmsted Foundation, which offers outstanding young military leaders the opportunity to become fluent in a foreign language, pursue graduate study at an overseas university and develop understanding of foreign cultures.
0 3/23
2017
Air Force medics offload a simulated patient connected to an extracorporeal membrane oxygenation machine from an Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter March 4, 2017 at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, as part of the 5th annual MEDBEACH joint medical response exercise. This was the first time an ECMO machine was used aboard a helicopter. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Capt. Leslie Forshaw) Joint medical exercise hits the beach
The 920th Aeromedical Staging Squadron hosted the fifth annual MEDBEACH, a joint service exercise, to prepare military medical personnel for deployments by offering realistic hands-on scenarios one could encounter during combat. The exercise also provided 920th RQW reservists an opportunity to work hand-in-hand with their active duty Air Force, Air and Army National Guard and civilian counterparts.
0 3/08
2017
Contractors worked with the 375th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron to help move a C-130 fuselage trainer, or FuT, which is a platform where aeromedical evacuation crews can perform 100 percent of readiness skills. It is an innovative, cost effective, improved training platform for total force AE and ground support personnel in terms of aircraft configuration familiarization and realistic, high-fidelity task training and mission simulation. (Photos by Senior Airman Tristin English). Total Force aeromedical Airmen receive new trainer
Scott Air Force Base Airmen recently began using a new ground aeromedical evacuation (AE) fuselage trainer (FuT) here. Through coordination with Air Mobility Command, the 375th Air Mobility Wing secured a C-130H Hercules aircraft that was scheduled for decommissioning from Little Rock AFB, Arkansas in 2016. The C-130 is the primary aircraft for this squadron and performs a large amount of patient evacuations while downrange, said Maj. Mark Hassett, the 375th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron operations flight commander.
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2017
Three U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors from Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., fly in formation during Checkered Flag 17-1, Dec. 8, 2016. The integration training pilots receive during exercises like Checkered Flag ensure they can seamlessly work together in a real-world combat situation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alex Fox Echols III/Released) Active duty, Guard, Reserve integrate during Checkered Flag 17-1
Active-duty, Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard Airmen from around the country worked together through total force integration at Checkered Flag from Dec. 5-16. They prepared to rapidly respond to any current, real-world conflict, and trained for the future of air dominance.
0 12/19
2016
A California Air National Guard F-15C Eagle takes off from the flightline on Graf Ignatievo, Bulgaria, Sept. 8, 2016. Four of the 194th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron’s F-15Cs will conduct joint NATO air policing missions with the Bulgarian air force to police the host nation’s sovereign airspace Sept. 9-16, 2016. The squadron forward deployed to Graf Ignatievo from Campia Turzii, Romania, where they serve on a theater security package deployment to Europe as a part of Operation Atlantic Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden) Bulgaria, US commence joint air policing
The U.S. and Bulgarian air forces are conducting a joint NATO air policing mission in Bulgaria Sept. 9-16, which enables on-demand response capabilities that serve to mitigate and deter violations and infringements on Bulgarian sovereign airspace. Working alongside the Bulgarian Air Force are four F-15C Eagles from the California and Massachusetts Air National Guards, along with approximately 75 Airmen from the 194th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron.
0 9/12
2016
Airmen from the 821st Contingency Response Group out of Travis Air Force Base, California, get positioned to attach a HUMVEE to a U.S. Army CH-47 Chinook at Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Michigan, during Exercise Northern Strike, Aug. 9, 2016. Exercise Northern Strike is a large-scale exercise coordinated by the Michigan Army National Guard and features Army, Marines and Air Force working together for total force integration.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Amber Carter) Contingency response Airmen support exercise Northern Strike
Airmen from the 821st Contingency Response Group here recently participated in exercise Northern Strike at Grayling Army Airfield and Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center in Michigan. Northern Strike is a large-scale exercise coordinated by the Michigan Army National Guard and features Army, Marines and Air Force working together for total force integration. It concludes Aug. 20.
0 8/18
2016
Default Air Force Logo Detachment standardizes aeromedical qualification training for total force
Airmen assigned to 31 aeromedical evacuation squadrons across the Air Force must complete vigorous training to provide lifesaving in-transit care on fixed-wing aircraft. The 375th Air Mobility Wing’s newest formal training unit, Detachment 4, located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the only hub for this distinctive training.
0 7/12
2016
U.S. Air Force pilots from the Alaska Air National Guard's 144th Airlift Squadron prepare to take off in a C-130 Hercules at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, June 17, 2016. The transport mission was one of the last combat missions during the 144th AS's final C-130 deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Douglas Ellis/Released) Two missions, one fight
The 737th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron and the 386th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron have two different missions, yet work together every day to ensure the single mission of the C-130 Hercules can equip and prepare our forces to stay in the fight another day.
0 7/06
2016
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