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Default Air Force Logo AF announces total force award
Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James announced the annual General Mark A. Welsh III One Air Force Award during a retirement dinner held in honor of the award’s namesake in Washington, D.C., June 23, 2016.This new Air Force-level award will be presented to the service’s top total force team that demonstrates improved effectiveness, operational
0 6/24
2016
Senior Master Sgt. Samuel Rock, an Air Force Reserve volunteer from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., works with Senior Airman Quilan Johansen, of the 412th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, on an F-16 Fighting Falcon radar waveguide pressurization. Reservists are augmenting F-16 support for KC-46 Pegasus testing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. (U.S. Air force photo/Kenji Thuloweit) Total force integration significant in KC-46 support
When the Air Force and Boeing launched the KC-46 Pegasus program, the 412th Test Wing was tagged as one of the prime players in testing and validation of the aircraft. To help with this, the wing is now relying on support from the Air National Guard and the Air Force Reserve.
0 6/02
2016
Lt. Col. Duane Richardson, the 22nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron commander, left, and Chief Master Sgt. Joseph Thomas, the 22nd AMXS superintendent, reveal the dedicated crew chief box on a KC-135 Stratotanker May 2, 2016, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. The 22nd AMXS and the 931st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron held a DCC induction ceremony where 58 DCCs and assistant DCCs were assigned to 25 KC-135 Stratotankers. (Courtesy photo) Total force program aims to streamline KC-135 upkeep
Active-duty and Reserve maintainers at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas, have teamed up as part of a new total force integration program to improve maintenance on KC-135 Stratotankers.
0 5/19
2016
Default Air Force Logo Total force effort trains future KC-46 pilots
A group of total force Airmen has been selected to participate in the initial operational test and evaluation of the KC-46 Pegasus as the Air Force prepares for the tanker’s arrival to McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas.
0 5/14
2016
Default Air Force Logo New Reserve unit to open doors at Keesler
The 403rd Wing is going through a period of growth with the activation of an additional aircraft maintenance squadron solely focused on keeping the 815th Airlift Squadron's 10 C-130J Super Hercules aircraft healthy and in the air.
0 3/23
2016
Lt. Col. Kevin Krauss, the 607th Air Mobility Division assistant director of mobility forces, takes notes as Brig. Gen. Steven Bullard, the 607th AMD director of mobility forces, discusses potential airlift operations during exercise Key Resolve 16 at Osan Air Base, South Korea, March 8, 2016. When the 607th AMD reviews airlift options, there are several safety precautions that must be evaluated before making a decision. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Nick Wilson) Total force team moves the mission in defending South Korea
In an effort to deter aggression, fighter aircraft routinely fly while troops on the ground mobilize and train to defend South Korea. However, there still lies another piece to the puzzle. That puzzle piece is none other than the 607th Air Mobility Division.
1 3/14
2016
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III speaks at an all call during his visit at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Feb. 17, 2016. Welsh stressed the importance of executing the Global Strike mission and expressed his gratitude to the total force Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Joel Pfiester) CSAF celebrates Whiteman total force excellence
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III visited Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, Feb. 16-18 to engage with civic leaders and meet Airmen of the world's only B-2 Spirit stealth bomber base.
0 2/19
2016
Default Air Force Logo AF leaders gather to talk professionalism
Air Force leaders discussed the future of professionalism in the total force and how to forge better Airmen during a summit here Dec. 2-3. Nearly 80 leaders from all major commands joined stakeholders from Headquarters Air force, Air University, U.S. Air Force Academy, and the Air Force Guard and Reserve to pool resources and learn what the Profession of Arms Center of Excellence has to offer.
1 12/11
2015
Scott Van Cleef, the chairman of the board for the Air Force Association, relays questions from the crowd to senior leaders from the active-duty, Guard and Reserve components about the total force, during the AFA’s Air and Space Conference and Technology Exposition in Washington, D.C., Sept. 15. The conference and exposition brings together Air Force leadership, industry experts, academia and current aerospace specialists from around the world to discuss the issues and challenges facing America and the aerospace community today. (Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Dan DeCook) AF leadership talks total force
Members of senior leadership from the active-duty Air Force, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve, as well as the principal deputy to the secretary of the Air Force for manpower and reserve affairs, convened for a discussion panel regarding the status of the total force at the Air Force Association’s Air and Space Conference and Technology Exposition Sept. 16 in Washington D.C.
0 9/22
2015
Default Air Force Logo Civil Air Patrol joins total force ‘Airmen’
When conducting missions for the Air Force as the official Air Force auxiliary, the Civil Air Patrol is now included in the Air Force’s definition of the total force. CAP has provided 74 years of support to emergency services, aerospace education and cadet programs.
13 8/28
2015
An F-16 Fighting Falcon takes off in support of NATO exercise Eagle Talon June 15, 2015. Forces from the South Carolina Air National Guard’s 52nd Fighter Wing and the 32nd Tactical Wing from Poland focused on offensive air operations and command and control exercises. The training missions paired U.S. fighter pilots and maintenance crews with their Polish Air Force counterparts at Lask Air Base, Poland, and helped strengthen relationships. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Master Sgt. Wesley Fleming ) US, Polish air forces participate in Ramstein Guard
The Air Force, along with its Polish counterparts, participated in NATO exercise Ramstein Guard with the first F-16 Fighting Falcon flights from the South Carolina Air National Guard, and the 32nd Tactical Wing here June 15.
0 6/25
2015
Default Air Force Logo AF Reserve celebrates 67 years of service
For many Airmen, April 14 will be just another Tuesday, but to members of the Air Force Reserve it will be a day to reflect on how each and every one contributes to the Air Force mission.
0 4/14
2015
Aerial porters from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Contingency Response Group load a pallet of red blood cells and frozen plasma Oct. 10, 2014, onto a C-130 Hercules aircraft from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, at Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport in Dakar, Senegal. The aerial porters are part of Joint Task Force-Port Opening Senegal, an air cargo hub that’s funneling humanitarian supplies and equipment into West Africa in support of Operation United Assistance, the U.S. Agency for International Development-led, whole-of-government effort to respond to the Ebola outbreak there. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Maj. Dale Greer) AF Ebola support winds down
After more than four months of continuous airlift support to Operation United Assistance, the U.S. Air Force is winding down efforts in Senegal, Monrovia and Liberia.
0 2/06
2015
Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Larry Spencer and Under Secretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning stand with three of the 2014 Department of Defense Disability Awards recipients Oct. 30, 2014, at the Pentagon.  The recipients are Tech. Sgt. Chad Molenhour, from the 552nd Air Control Wing, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla.; Kathi Duncan, from Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio; and Chris Gitto, from Kirtland AFB, N.M.  The DOD Disability Awards ceremony honors service components for outstanding achievements in the hiring, retention and advancement of individuals with disabilities.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Andy Morataya) AF presented with 2014 Defense Disability Award
The Department of the Air Force recently received the Secretary of Defense trophy for the best disability program among large military components for the third consecutive year.
0 11/20
2014
Maj. Gen. Michael S. Stough, director of strategic plans, requirements and programs for the Air Mobility Command discussed innovation and technology that will shape the total force mobility enterprise in the coming years during an AMC requirements brief at the 2014 Air Force Association Air and Space Conference and Technology Exposition, Washington, D.C., Sept. 16, 2014. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie). AMC outlines future 'total force' mobility requirements
The Air Mobility Command director of strategic plans, requirements and programs discussed innovation and technology that will shape the total force mobility enterprise in the coming years during an AMC requirements brief at the 2014 Air Force Association Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition, Washington, D.C., Sept. 16.
0 9/17
2014
Tech. Sgt. Patrick Williams (left) and Senior Airman Brandon Graves attach GBU-38 bombs to a hoist that will be used with a munitions assembly conveyer to move the bombs during transport Aug. 14, 2014, at Bagram Airfield in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.  Both men are currently assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron and both are reservists deployed from the 442nd Fighter Wing, Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Cohen A. Young) 'Total Force' Airmen keep ammo rolling for vital OEF missions
Airmen assigned to the 455th Maintenance Squadron aren't just practicing total force integration during an exercise or at home, they are performing it for real in a combat zone and they are doing it as the U.S. Air Force gets smaller. They're proof that TFI works in the real world doing the real mission in a combat zone.
0 8/28
2014
Default Air Force Logo SecAF: Total force readiness has atrophied
While elements of the Air Force are always prepared to meet the country's readiness needs, total force readiness has deteriorated, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James told the Defense Writers Group here June 18.
1 6/18
2014
Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III present the structure of the Air Force to the Senate Arms Services Committee April 29, 2014, in Washington, D.C.  James and Welsh said the Air Force's future will more fully incorporate personnel from the Reserves and National Guard.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash) Air Force secretary reports on total force balance
Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James yesterday outlined the service’s progress in leveraging the talent and capabilities of the Air National Guard and the Air Force Reserve within the total force concept.
0 4/30
2014
Default Air Force Logo Team works to heal, help injured ARC Airmen
Air Reserve Component members who are injured or develop an illness while on active duty orders now have a centrally located team of specialists working to help them get well, get their benefits, and get back to their life.
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2013
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