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Default Air Force Logo 2018 AFA Outstanding Civilian Employees of the Year Award nominations sought
Air Force officials are seeking nominations for the 2018 Air Force Association Outstanding Air Force Civilian Employees of the Year Award.
0 10/13
2017
The 791st Missile Security Forces Squadron tactical response force members enter a facility at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Oct. 14, 2015. Missile Security Forces modify operations, increase lethality, readiness
Twentieth Air Force’s three missile wings restructured their security forces groups Oct. 6, 2017, and implemented the Missile Security Operating Concept, significantly changing missile field security operations and addressing areas for improvement in defender culture.
0 10/12
2017
Staff Sgt. Jonathon Lee, pulmonary technician with the Aeromedical Consultation Service Internal Medicine Branch, conducts a demonstration of a pulmonary function test for forced vital capacity as Staff Sgt. Sean O’Neill sits in a pressurized cabin awaiting the command to exhale. The branch reviews around 700 requests for waiver recommendation cases annually concerning pilots, navigators and other aircrew, with 90 percent of them receiving waiver recommendations. (U.S. Air Force photo/John Harrington) ACS Internal Medicine keeping pilots flying, improves research
The Aeromedical Consultation Service here at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base reviews more than 2,000 waiver recommendation requests for Air Force pilots, navigators and other air crew annually. A staff of approximately 80 Airmen at the ACS ensures aviators get back in the sky as soon as possible.
0 10/11
2017
Default Air Force Logo AF seeks 2018 AFA Aerospace Awards nominees
Air Force officials are currently accepting nominations for the 2018 Air Force Association Aerospace Awards.
0 10/06
2017
Default Air Force Logo Verification of personnel data critical to enlisted promotion release
The weeks leading up to a promotion release can be filled with anticipation for Airmen hoping to hear news that they have earned the next Air Force rank and the responsibility that goes with it.
0 10/05
2017
The 821st Contingency Response Group equipment is offloaded from a C-5M Super Galaxy from Travis Air Force Base Calif., at Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico, Sept. 25, 2017. A 70 member contingency response element from the 821st Contingency Response Group stationed at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., deployed to Puerto Rico in support of Hurricane Maria relief efforts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Robert Hicks) 821st CRG deploys throughout the Caribbean
The 821st Contingency Response Group stationed at Travis Air Force Base, California, deployed four teams throughout the Caribbean to support Hurricane Maria disaster relief efforts.
0 10/05
2017
Default Air Force Logo AF names selects for FY18 Inter-American Squadron Officer School
Eight active duty officers will attend the Inter-American Squadron Officer School, or ISOS, at the Inter-American Air Forces Academy, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, in fiscal year 2018.
0 10/03
2017
Convoy Airmen Road Warrior exercise tests defenders’ combat capabilities
Airmen from the 90th Missile Wing at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming; 91st MW at Minot AFB, North Dakota and the 341st MW at Malmstrom AFB, Montana, participated in the Road Warrior exercise at Camp Guernsey, Wyoming, Sept. 9-28, 2017. The 20th Air Force’s exercise has strategic and tactical benefits that contribute to the security of America’s nuclear assets.
0 9/28
2017
Air Force expands Career Intermission Program opportunities AF expands Career Intermission Program opportunities
The Air Force has changed the Career Intermission Program to expand participation opportunities for Airmen from one application window each year to three. In addition, Airmen with humanitarian circumstances may submit out-of-cycle CIP applications, as can dual-military married Airmen when a join spouse assignment cannot be supported, provided they meet CIP eligibility criteria. If desired, the Air Force Personnel Center will expedite the CIP application.
0 9/27
2017
A team of U.S. Army parachute riggers rig a supply bundle in preparation for an airdrop mission at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Sept. 6, 2017. Airdrop bundles are rigged within specific guidelines to ensure the cargo properly exits the aircraft, the parachute properly deploys and the bundle lands intact on its target. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Hehnly) Air Force, Army partnership feeds the warfighter
The 386th Air Expeditionary Wing plays a major logistical role in delivering critical supplies to the frontlines in the war against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. One of the ways the 386th AEW supports the Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve mission is by conducting airdrops to move supplies downrange.
0 9/25
2017
Jackson Parnell joins his mother, Brandy Parnell, in a cool-down stretch during the first Mommy and Me Yoga class Aug. 29, 2016, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. The instructor incorporated nontraditional names for poses to keep the young children more engaged, as well as created an environment to promote a deeper mother-to-child bond. (U.S. Air Force 
photo/ Airman 1st Class Savannah L. Waters)
Healthy Aging Awareness Month: Improving the health of older adults
Health plays a huge part in how we experience life, and determining current health situations can help lead to a longer and happier life. But what about healthy aging?
0 9/08
2017
Capt. Kaci Dixon and a group of combat controllers low crawl through sand while moving a 90-pound kettlebell at Yale Reservoir, Wash., in August 2015. They were participating in a 125th Special Tactics Squadron training exercise. (Courtesy photo) Total Force Air Commando continues breaking barriers
Military life is typically unplanned and unpredictable. Some may view that as a negative, but having an open mind and saying yes to opportunities can take you on an unbelievable adventure.
0 9/06
2017
Hurricane Harvey FEMA stands up support base at JBSA-Randolph
An Incident Support Base led by the Federal Emergency Management Agency stood up and began Hurricane Harvey disaster relief efforts at JBSA-Randolph Aug. 31.
0 9/01
2017
Default Air Force Logo Enlisted promotion advanced notification to squadron commanders extended
Creating a quick win for squadron commanders, the Air Force’s Personnel Center now grants senior raters and senior rater trusted agents access to enlisted promotion selects lists via the virtual Enlisted Promotion Release system one full calendar week in advance of the public release date.
0 8/30
2017
Default Air Force Logo AETC’s Aerospace Medicine: Last hope for every recruit’s medical waiver
Air Education and Training Command Surgeon General’s Aerospace Medicine Division reviewed more than 45,000 case files for medical waivers in fiscal year 2016, averaging about 25 cases per person, per work day.
0 8/25
2017
Betty Welsh, wife of retired Gen. Mark Welsh III, former Chief of Staff of the Air Force, speaks to the spouses attending the spouse symposium during the Hiring Our Heroes Transition Summit at the Charleston Club on Joint Base Charleston, S.C., Aug. 22. Transitioning military families to civilian workforce
A Hiring Our Heroes Transition Summit was held at the Charleston Club, Aug. 21 to 23, 2017.
0 8/25
2017
Exercise Avian 2017 AF Reserve medics stay sharp with Exercise Avian
Approximately 100 Reserve Airmen from the 413th Aeromedical Staging Squadron out of Robins Air Force Base, Ga., traveled to Dobbins Air Reserve Base Aug. 4-6, 2017, to participate in the first Exercise Avian.
0 8/11
2017
Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright speaks to Joint Base San Antonio resiliency support personnel during a resiliency forum July 31, 2017 at the Military and Family Readiness Center, JBSA-Randolph, Texas.  The Air Force's senior enlisted leader met with 502nd Air Base Wing leaders to learn about the installation support mission.  (U.S. Air Force Photo by Sean M. Worrell) CMSAF underscores leadership’s role in developing Airmen
Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright visited Joint Base San Antonio July 31 to Aug. 4, 2017, during an immersion to view Air Education and Training Command’s role forging innovative Airmen to power the world’s greatest Air Force.
0 8/08
2017
In a demonstration of ironclad U.S. commitment to our allies, a U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, is joined by Republic of Korea air force F-15s during a 10-hour mission from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, into Japanese airspace and over the Korean Peninsula, July 30, 2017. The B-1s first made contact with Japan Air Self-Defense Force F-2 fighter jets in Japanese airspace, then proceeded over the Korean Peninsula and were joined by South Korean F-15 fighter jets. This mission is in direct response to North Korea’s escalatory launch of intercontinental ballistic missiles on July 3 and 28. (Courtesy photo) US bombers conduct bilateral mission with allies in response to North Korea ICBM launch
In response to North Korea's ballistic missile and nuclear programs and as a part of the continuing demonstration of ironclad U.S. commitment to its allies, two U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers under the command of U.S. Pacific Air Forces, joined their counterparts from South Korea and Japanese air forces in a sequenced bilateral mission July 29, 2017.
0 7/31
2017
U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancers assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Dyess Air Force Base, Tx., taxi down a flightline July 20, 2017, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. The lancers conducted bilateral training mission with Royal Australian Air Force Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTACs), July 20 as part of Talisman Saber 17 a training exercise designed to maximize combined training opportunities and conduct maritime preposition and logistics operations in the Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Smoot) U.S. Air Force bombers integrate with Royal Australian Air Force JTACS
U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancers based at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam conducted two separate integration training missions with Royal Australian Air Force Joint Terminal Attack Controllers as part of Exercise Talisman Saber 17 at Shoalwater Field Training Area, Australia, July 17 and 19, 2017.
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