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low-angle photo of nine people surrounding a table AFCEC, OEA reach new milestone in partnership
The Air Force Civil Engineer Center and the Office of Energy Assurance recently attended a historic Energy Savings Performance Contract preliminary assessment kick-off at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.
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2018
Staff Sgt. Amanda Morgan, Cybersecurity Foundry Course student, receives assistance from Airman 1st Class Shelby McKinlay, a CFC instructor, at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., March 9, 2018. Course instructors taught 100 cyberspace students various cybersecurity functions, processes, procedures and data analysis skills to further their ability to secure the Air Force Network. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mariette Adams) AFCYBER hosts new Cybersecurity Foundry Course
Air Forces Cyber hosted its first-ever Cybersecurity Foundry Course, March 5-14, 2018, at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.
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2018
NA Earthworms and Air Force produce university researcher
In the Air Force Reserve, Guderyon had grown to love his work as a structural maintenance mechanic, but found himself bored with his mechanical engineering studies in college. He thought back to his conversation with his former high school teacher, and began pursuing a course of study on aging research, hoping that one day he could help people live longer, more productive lives.
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2018
19th Air Force experts transform flying training syllabi 19th Air Force experts transform flying training syllabi
Maj. Gen. Patrick Doherty, 19th Air Force commander, asked his team to deliver a redesigned Undergraduate Pilot Training syllabi “that embraced common sense and held ideas from the leaders and instructor corps to produce more pilots, higher quality pilots with agility and speed.” The homework assignment was to “transform the current syllabi to match the more competitive world in the future,” according to Doherty.
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2018
MSgt. William Posch Two Air Force Reserve pararescuemen among 7 Airmen killed in Iraq helicopter crash
Two Air Force Reserve pararescuemen, Master Sgt. William Posch, 36 and Staff Sgt. Carl Enis, 31, are among the seven Airmen killed in a helicopter crash in Iraq, March 15, 2018.
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2018
Default Air Force Logo US Air Force aircraft crashes in western Iraq
At approximately 6:45 p.m. GMT March 15, 2018, an Air Force HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter crashed in western Iraq. The crash does not appear to be a result of enemy activity. This incident is under investigation.
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2018
U.S. Air Force Maj. Justin Elliott, Air Force Strategic Policy fellow, was recorded while presenting a briefing at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas on Feb. 22, 2018.  Elliott’s briefing, sharing an aviator’s perspective on physiological events in flight, is now being integrated into student undergraduate pilot training across Air Education and Training Command bases.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Melissa Peterson) Test pilot briefs T-6 nation
An F-16 Fighting Falcon’s sustained 9 g-force break turn is no small matter on a normal day. Imagine yourself there. Your head weighs 180 pounds and your arms are pinned to the stick and throttle; let go of your breath the wrong way, and you watch the world fade from gray to black in an instant. Now add to this situation a corset-tight upper vest built to restrict lung inflation and an oxygen hose with half the normal flow rate – on purpose.
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2018
Default Air Force Logo First-ever blood test for detecting brain injury cleared by FDA
Brain injuries can happen from a fall, while in combat or during training exercises. Thanks in part to research funded by the Defense Department and the Army, Banyan Biomarkers has created the first-ever brain trauma blood test. On Feb. 14, 2018, the Food and Drug Administration cleared marketing of the Banyan Biomarkers’ Brain Trauma Indicator.
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2018
Default Air Force Logo Airmen participate in joint rescue mission
Rescue Airmen from the 23rd Wing recently participated in a joint rescue operation alongside other Air Force and Marine Corps assets, approximately 675 nautical miles off the coast of California.
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2018
Default Air Force Logo AFPC conducts test of revised Base of Preference program on seven career fields
Beginning April 2018, the Air Force’s Personnel Center will launch a test on how it delivers information to Airmen for the Base of Preference program. The test will provide increased visibility of available locations to Airmen in seven Air Force Specialty Codes, to start. If the program proves successful, AFPC will expand it.
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2018
Innovation Summit AFCENT innovation summit fuels thoughtful debate on future Air Force and DoD operations
U.S. Air Forces Central Command hosted its second annual innovation summit, March 8-9, 2018, bringing military and academic minds together to brainstorm warfighting challenges and assess progress made in collaboration between the Defense Innovation Experimental Unit and the Combined Air Operations Center.
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2018
Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright walks down the aisle of the base auditorium during an all call at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., March 6, 2018. Wright spoke on matters concerning Airmen such as uniforms, professional military education and physical fitness standards. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dennis Hoffman) CMSAF Wright gives all call at Peterson AFB
Airmen arrived early to fill the base auditorium seats at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, for an all call with Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright, March 6, 2018.
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2018
Australian Army Maj. Chris Lingard, Task Group Taji Victor 4 training squadron commander, and U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Wayne Collier (right), 370th Air Expeditionary Advisory Squadron joint terminal attack controller, monitor an approaching vehicle during an Iraqi-Air Force joint terminal attack controller qualification course at Besmayah Range, Iraq, March 4, 2018. The five-day event marked the first time IFACs exercised calling in airstrikes on the range, and their first time calling in live-fire from coalition aircraft. The Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve, in conjunction with the Coalition Aviation Advisory and Training Team, coordinated the exercise, March 4-8, to certify newly trained IFACs and demonstrate progress made since their training started in December 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Sean Martin) Coalition live-fire exercise enhances Iraqi combat capabilities
The first coalition live-fire exercise for the Iraqi Forward Air Controller course took place at Besmaya Range, Iraq, March 4-8, 2018.
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2018
Default Air Force Logo Officials approve HSM for recent disaster relief, specify eligibility requirements
The Joint Staff recently approved the Humanitarian Service Medal for service members, Coast Guardsmen, and members of the Reserve components, to include the National Guard, who were physically present during recent hurricane disaster relief.
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2018
AFRL-developed microencapsulated chemiluminescent materials AFRL partners with entrepreneurs to light the way for the warfighter
Dr. Larry Brott, AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate materials engineer, recently led an effort to improve glow stick technology for use in military applications.
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2018
Pilot Training Next Pilot Training Next lands at Sheppard AFB
The Pilot Training Next program is made up of 15 officers and five enlisted Airmen who have begun an experimental training program designed to use emerging technology combined with a new paradigm for pilot training intended to discover ways to create what is being termed fighter training unit-ready Airmen.
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2018
Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: March 9
On this look around the Air Force, Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson talks about improving the quality of life for Air Force families, and the Air Force has announced the creation of a new information operations technical training school.
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2018
Airmen from the 21st Airlift Squadron and the 860th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Travis Air Force Base, California, load a NASA InSight Spacecraft onto a C-17 Globemaster III Feb. 28, 2018, at Lockheed Martin Space, Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado. The equipment was delivered to Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., where it will be the first planetary spacecraft to launch from the West Coast launch facility. The launch is scheduled to take place in May 2018 as part of the NASA Insight Mission to look beneath the Martian surface and study the planet’s interior. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Amber Carter) Travis AFB delivers NASA InSight Spacecraft
Airmen from the 21st Airlift Squadron and the 860th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Travis Air Force Base, California, loaded and transported the NASA InSight Spacecraft Feb. 28, 2018, from Lockheed Martin Space, Buckley AFB, Colorado, to Vandenberg AFB, California, aboard a C-17 Globemaster III.
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2018
Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: March 7
On this look around the Air Force, Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David Goldfein discusses national defense strategy, and Airmen from the 920th Rescue Wing at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, supported the launch of an Atlas V rocket. Hosted by Staff Sgt. Jevon Smith.
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2018
Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein speaks during the 10th Annual Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors Honor Guard Gala March 6, 2018, in Washington, D.C. TAPS provides worldwide care to family members who are grieving the death of a service member. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Rusty Frank) TAPS honors fallen Airmen by presenting Military Award to the Air Force
Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein accepted the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors Honor Guard Military Award during the 10th Annual TAPS Honor Guard Gala March 6, 2018, in Washington, D.C.
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