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Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein visits Boeing Field in Seattle, where the KC-46 Pegasus tanker is under development. The KC-46 program achieved an important milestone July 6, 2018, at Boeing Field, with completion of the final flight tests required for first aircraft delivery to the U.S. Air Force. (Courtesy photo) KC-46 completes flight testing required for October first aircraft delivery
The KC-46 Pegasus program achieved an important milestone July 6, 2018, at Boeing Field, Seattle, with completion of the final flight tests required for first aircraft delivery planned in late October.
0 7/13
2018
Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force
On this look Around the Air Force, Airmen arrive in Georgia for the Innovative Readiness Training event and Junior ROTC cadets participate in the Chief Staff of the Air Force Flight Academy Scholarship Program.
0 7/13
2018
Default Air Force Logo DoD Announces Policy Change on Transfer of Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits
The Department of Defense issued a substantive change today to its policy on the transfer by service members in the uniformed services of Post-9/11 GI Bill educational benefits to eligible family member recipients.
0 7/12
2018
Default Air Force Logo Security and Protection Category Council proves category management saves millions
The Security and Protection Category Council has been busy saving the Air Force millions of dollars and fine tuning contracting processes using a structured approach called category management. Established in January 2017, the council has concentrated its efforts on strategically analyzing and managing spending to reduce total cost of ownership. The council has reduced duplication of effort and leveraged "buying as one" spending for five Air Force-wide contracts resulting in $10 million in rate and process savings.
0 7/12
2018
The U.S. Air Force Reserve’s 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron spent part of June in Sri Lanka flying missions over the Indian Ocean as part of a research project to study the island’s atmosphere and predict monsoon patterns. (Courtesy photo) Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunters assist with monsoon research
The U.S. Air Force Reserve’s 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron spent part of June in Sri Lanka flying missions over the Indian Ocean as part of a research project to study the island’s atmosphere and predict monsoon patterns.
0 7/12
2018
The Air Force Research Laboratory’s remote station allows access to scientific instruments located at OSU. This permits access to CEMAS facilities while maximizing efficiency.(Courtesy photo) AFRL collaborates with OSU on $3M congressional microscopy program
The Materials and Manufacturing Directorate at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, and The Ohio State University’s Center for Electron Microscopy and Analysis have a congressionally directed collaborative research agreement in the works.
0 7/10
2018
The 2018 Air Force Information Technology and Cyberpower Conference is Aug. 27-29 in Montgomery, Ala. To register and learn more about the conference, visit www.afitc-event.com. SecAF, DoD, industry leaders share stage at 2018 AFITC
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and the service’s new assistant secretary for acquisitions, technology and logistics, Dr. Will Roper, are two of the military keynote speakers sharing the stage with industry leaders at this year’s Air Force Information Technology and Cyberpower Conference.
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2018
A storage container used for maintaining missile launch facilities and control centers is displayed at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. A recent merger between the Air Force Materiel Command Logistics, Civil Engineering and Force Protection Directorate and the Strategic Deterrence and Nuclear Integration Directorates aims to better align AFMC efforts to support Air Force nuclear modernization missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Todd Cromar) Headquarters merger streamlines logistics, resources for nuclear enterprise system management
In an effort to increase synergy and coordination in support of the Air Force’s nuclear modernization efforts, two Air Force Materiel Command directorates merged to form a single Logistics, Civil Engineering, Force Protection and Nuclear Integration Directorate. The organizational change took effect June 25, 2018.
0 7/09
2018
Tech. Sgt. Zachary Zieman, 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron loadmaster and dropsonde operator, assists the aircrew with the engine startup prior to takeoff for a mission into Tropical Storm Chris July 8, 2018, to gather weather data for the National Hurricane Center for use in their forecasts. (U.S. Air Force photo/Maj. Marnee A.C. Losurdo) Hurricane Hunters fly Tropical Storms Beryl, Chris
The Air Force Reserve’s Hurricane Hunters spent the weekend flying weather reconnaissance missions into Tropical Storm Chris off the North Carolina coastline and Tropical Storm Beryl in the Caribbean Sea to gather data for the National Hurricane Center in Miami.
0 7/09
2018
Senior Airman Joshua Glazier, U.S. Air Force Central Command deliberate and crisis action planning and execution segment operator, and Staff Sgt. Eric Alvarez, AFCENT personnel operator, review pre-deployment checklists at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, June 12, 2018. Manpower, Personnel and Services Directorate (A1) recently reduced the length of pre-deployment checklists in order to reduce redundancy and give more time for Airmen to spend with their families. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Caitlin Conner) AFCENT A1 gives time back to pre-deploying Airmen
The U.S. Air Forces Central Command’s Manpower, Personnel and Services Directorate (A1) began the second phase of decreasing pre-deployment requirements for Airmen preparing to enter AFCENT’s area of responsibility. AFCENT Deployment Streamlining version 2.0 was released and became effective June 15, 2018.
0 7/03
2018
Six passengers aboard a canoe were located in a joint search and rescue mission June 25, 2018, in the Pacific Ocean southwest of Guam. Crew members flying a B-52H Stratofortress assigned to the 20th Expeditionary Bomber Squadron , stationed at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., and deployed to Andersen AFB, Guam, successfully located six passengers who had been missing for six days and relayed their location to the Coast Guard. (courtesy photo) 20th EBS aid in rescue off coast of Guam
The B-52 is world-famous for its long-range capabilities, but during a routine flight near Guam June 25, 2018, crew members with the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, stationed at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, and deployed to Andersen AFB, were tasked with a unique situation: to use their aircraft’s versatility in the search and rescue of a lost local vessel with six passengers onboard.
0 7/02
2018
Master Sgt. Brian Yorke, left, Staff Exercise 18-4 Joint Personnel Recovery Center planner, and Maj. Rob Arduini, STAFFEX 18-4 planner, both from Ninth Air Force, discuss JPRC options available for the exercise scenario, June 20, 2018, at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. The STAFFEX scenario featured a humanitarian assistance effort in the U.S. Africa Command area of responsibility. This is the fourth STAFFEX Ninth Air Force has held since November 2017 as it works toward certification as a Joint Task Force-capable headquarters in the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Amanda Dick) Fourth AF Joint Task Force HQ STAFFEX highlights African humanitarian assistance mission
Ninth Air Force held its fourth Staff Exercise June 18 - 22, 2018 since being tasked by Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein to stand up an Air Force Joint Task Force-capable headquarters.
0 7/02
2018
Default Air Force Logo 88th SFS named 2018 Verne Orr Award winner
Air Force officials recently named the 88th Security Forces Squadron at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, as the winner of the 2018 Air Force Association Verne Orr Award.
0 7/02
2018
Air Force celebrates three-peat win at the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Leadership and Academic Bowl AF celebrates three-peat win at JROTC Leadership and Academic Bowl
The Air Force took top honors for the third year in a row at the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Leadership and Academic Bowl in Washington, D.C., June 23-25, 2018.
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2018
Default Air Force Logo Sweet lessons: 70th anniversary of the Berlin Airlift
The end of World War II brought on a new, different conflict - a cold war. An immediate battleground became the divided country of Germany. The Allies divided the defeated Germany with the French, British and Americans taking the western half of the nation spreading the ideals of democracy, and the Communist Russians taking the eastern half of Germany, but was still looking for more. In June 1948, Russian forces blockaded the Allied-controlled areas of Berlin, shutting off food, coal and medicine to two million Germany citizens.
0 6/28
2018
Col. Joseph DuBose, trauma surgeon and Center for the Sustainment of Trauma and Readiness Skills (C-STARS) Baltimore director, and Master Sgt. Shane Patterson, a respiratory therapist and C-STARS Baltimore superintendent, receive a report on an incoming patient at the Trauma Resuscitation Unit at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, June 13, 2018. The Air Force’s C-STARS Baltimore program partners with the R Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center to ensure medical Airmen train on the latest trauma care techniques. These techniques prepare medical Airmen to treat trauma patients in a deployed setting. (Courtesy photo) Readiness, trauma at heart of C-STARS Baltimore partnership
(This story is part one of two in a series on medics embedded in the Baltimore Center for the Sustainment of Trauma and Readiness Skills program.)
0 6/28
2018
Battlefield Airmen Prep Course Battlefield Airmen Prep Course improves attrition rates, builds more resilient candidate
The 350th Battlefield Airmen Training Squadron has implemented a nine-week preparatory course for all Battlefield Airmen candidates. Battlefield Airmen graduating from Basic Military Training will have to complete the course before transitioning into the initial entry course.
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2018
Service members pose for a photo at the 2018 Joint Women's Leadership Symposium June 21, 2018, in San Diego. The symposium included attendees from the U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard and 20 other countries. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Annabel Monroe) Sisters in service: Closing the joint warfighter’s diversity gap
The Joint Women’s Leadership Symposium at the San Diego Convention Center June 20-22, 2018, included attendees from the U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and other service members from 20 different countries. As the largest gathering of military women in the nation, it marked the 31st annual symposium hosted by the Sea Service Leadership Association. While both men and women are welcome to attend, about 30 men and 1,200 women took part in the symposium.
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2018
An F-22 Raptor pilot with the 95th Fighter Squadron performs a preflight inspection prior to night flying operations at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., June 11, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Isaiah J. Soliz) ACC emphasizes shift in focus to cyber vigilance
Air Combat Command participated in an Air Force first by testing the reporting capabilities of a mission defense team during a base-wide exercise at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, June 11-15, 2018. The 325th Communications Squadron’s MDT is the first operational unit of its kind in Air Combat Command, and the base exercise emphasized the command’s cyber efforts by showcasing the unit’s communication with Joint Base Langley-Eustis’ Cyber Defense Operation Center, located in Virginia, prototype.
0 6/27
2018
U.S. Air Force Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy instructors pose with Romanian Air Force students after the first-ever senior noncommissioned officer mobile education course graduation June 8 to 22, 2018, at Boboc Air Base, in Buzău, Romania. The SNCOA mobile training team partnered with the Inter-European Air Forces Academy to provide a two-week course, condensed from the full five-week course held at Maxwell Air Force Base- Gunter Annex, Alabama. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Staci Kasischke) SNCO Academy holds first-ever mobile training course in Romania
Three instructors from the U.S. Air Force Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy traveled to Boboc Air Base, Buzău, Romania, to hold the first ever Senior NCO mobile education course June 8-22, 2018.
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