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Default Air Force Logo STAFFEX continues training to become Air Force JTF-capable headquarters
Ninth Air Force staff participated in Staff Exercise 18-2 Jan. 16 – 19, 2018 as part of the roadmap to becoming a Joint Task Force-capable headquarters directed by Chief of Staff of the Air Force David L. Goldfein.
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2018
Default Air Force Logo Two innovative Space Command ideas are in Air Force competition
Air Force Space Command recently nominated two innovative ideas for the Air Force’s Spark Tank competition.
0 1/23
2018
Default Air Force Logo Air Force general officer-led team to investigate physiologic events
A general officer-led team will integrate and coordinate efforts to address aircrew Unexplained Physiologic Events, the Air Force announced Jan. 22, 2018.
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2018
Airmen from the Air Force Technical Applications Center, Patrick AFB, Fla., walk on a frozen lake in Antarctica after a full day of performing maintenance on the center’s seismic equipment near Bull Pass.  The photo, taken at about 10 p.m., illustrates the 24-hour daylight cycle at Earth’s southernmost point.  Pictured from left to right:  Staff. Sgt. Jeremy Hannah, Senior Airman Andrew Pouncy and Staff Sgt. Justin Sherman.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Richard Westra) Airmen travel to Earth’s southernmost point for annual maintenance
With 24 hours of daily sunlight in their favor, a team of seismic technicians traveled to the southernmost point on Earth to conduct annual maintenance of the equipment they use to monitor global nuclear treaties.
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2018
Default Air Force Logo Second annual enlisted RPA pilot selection board convenes at AFPC
The second annual enlisted remotely piloted aircraft pilot selection board meets at the Air Force Personnel Center this week to identify the next enlisted group to attend RPA pilot training as part of the deliberate approach to enhance the Air Force’s Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance mission.
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2018
Maxwell CMSAF focuses on resiliency in 2018
Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright said he feels the Air Force is headed in the right direction concerning education and enlisted-force structure, but Airman resilience is an area that needs more attention.
0 1/12
2018
. First AFWERX storefront opens in Las Vegas
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson, along with guest of honor Vice President Mike Pence as well as the Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein, opened the AFWERX-Vegas storefront Jan. 11 at the Howard Hughes Center in Las Vegas.
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2018
Aeromedical Evacuation: Flying Ambulances Flying ambulances: Aeromedical evacuation
The morning starts early with an alert about four hours before takeoff. Members of the 379th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron begin several mandatory tasks before boarding the aircraft. Nurses go over mission details, as medical technicians pack more than a thousand pounds of equipment on a flatbed that is ready to load onto the plane. They must take all their usual gear including bandages, intravenous fluid, regulators, defibrillators, suction units and various other pieces of medical equipment. They take these supplies partially as a precaution, as they don’t know what they may need to keep patients stable in the air above the Middle East.
0 1/11
2018
An A-10 Thunderbolt II refuels from a KC-135 Stratotanker. A-10s bring thunder, lightning during fight against ISIS
The 74th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron is wrapping up a deployment that saw heavy involvement in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
0 1/10
2018
The new capability to train and certify craftsman technicians will enable the government of Iraq to redirect funds away from contractor requirements to efforts of rebuilding infrastructure and cities and promoting stability and economic progression. Iraqi Air Force graduates first craftsman maintenance technicians
The Iraqi Air Force certified their first 7-level craftsman C-130 Hercules maintenance technicians in a ceremony, December 27, 2017.
0 1/08
2018
McConnell Airman Air Force dual-military retention improves thanks to Airman’s idea
The day comes when that final project is due for class. The project is ready and prepped for presentation or thrown together within twenty-four hours. Either way it has to be ready without delay. Despite being an academic project, sometimes there are cases where it could be implemented in real life.
0 12/26
2017
Default Air Force Logo Government charge card required for Air Force travel
A recent change to a Defense Department travel instruction strengthens enforcement of an Air Force policy that requires travelers to use a Government Travel Charge Card, also known as an Individual Billing Account.
0 12/21
2017
An Edwards AFB F-35A Lightning II fires an AIM-120 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile as part of weapons delivery accuracy testing. The 461st Flight Test Squadron and F-35 Integrated Test Force completed WDA testing in early December, which concludes a large and important part of F-35 developmental test and evaluation. (Courtesy photo by Chad Bellay/Lockheed Martin) F-35 testers wrap up Weapons Delivery Accuracy tests
Testers from the 461st Flight Test Squadron and F-35 Integrated Test Force completed a major test milestone bringing the F-35 Lightning II’s full combat capabilities closer to the battlefield.
0 12/20
2017
Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: Dec. 20
On this look Around the Air Force, the Silver Star Medal is awarded to a special tactics chief master sergeant, the Pacific Air Forces commander visits the Philippines and MQ-9 Reapers are used to track wildfires in southern California.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo Happy Holidays from Air Force senior leaders and spouses
Secretary of the Air Force Heather A. Wilson and her husband, along with Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright and their spouses, wish all Airmen and families season’s greetings.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo Air Force internships help young professionals gain valuable work experience
Air Force officials are offering internships to eligible scholars that could lead them on career paths with the Air Force Civilian Service.
0 12/18
2017
Technical Sgt. Corey Rucker, 20th Air Force facility maintenance section lead, poses in his team USA basketball jersey at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., Dec. 14, 2017. Rucker played for the 2017 U.S. Armed Forces Men’s Basketball Team and won gold at the SHAPE International Basketball Tournament in Europe. Airman wins on and off the court
The Airman’s Creed is a promise to the United States and a rallying cry for Airmen to remain the world’s greatest Air Force. The words, “My mission is to fly, fight and win,” hold true for 20th Air Force’s Tech. Sgt. Corey Rucker, a world champion who embodies the creed both professionally and personally.
0 12/18
2017
Chief Master Sgt. Michael West was awarded the Silver Star Medal Dec. 15, 2017, at Hurlburt Field, Fla. Finding the way: Special tactics chief awarded Silver Star
Chief Master Sgt. Michael West, 24th Special Operations Wing special tactics operator, utilized 58 coalition aircraft delivering 24,000 pounds of munitions, turning the tide of battle, and now he’s receiving the Silver Star Medal.
0 12/18
2017
Default Air Force Logo USAF depends on Foreign Area Officers to strengthen international partnerships and alliances
The Defense Department and the Air Force have placed renewed emphasis on professionalizing the security cooperation enterprise, as indicated in the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2017. This decision highlights defense leadership’s resolve to more effectively build alliances with international partners.
0 12/14
2017
December 2017 in-system supplemental results December enlisted in-system supplemental promotion list released
The Air Force selected 211 Airmen today for promotion via the enlisted in-system supplemental promotion process.
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2017
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