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9th Physiological Support Squadron personnel monitor a pilot's vitals and cognitive abilities as he flies a simulated mission using the Reduced Oxygen Breathing Device at Beale Air Force Base, California, July 21, 2017. The ROBD allows for a more efficient and safer way for pilots to train in simulated environments. (U.S. Air Force photo/Justin Parsons) New equipment gives Airmen time to breathe
After a pilot completes their Initial Aerospace Physiology Training they occasionally go through a refresher course to maintain their flying status. In order to complete the course aircrew work with the 9th Physiological Support Squadron for a variety of reasons, including a hypoxia demonstration.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo Annual Consent for Automatic Prescription Refills Begins Sept. 1
Beginning Sept. 1, 2017, Express Scripts will need annual consent from patients who want to receive automatic refills of their maintenance medications enrolled in TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery. This means that just before one of your prescriptions runs out of refills, Express Scripts will reach out to you to know if you would like your doctor to be contacted to renew the prescription and if you’d like to continue in the Automatic Refill program. If not, Express Scripts will not refill your prescription.
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Tech. Sgt. Ivan Alandzak, a 354th Civil Engineer Squadron water and fuels system maintenance technician, poses for a photo Aug. 16, 2017, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Alandzak was born in Bosnia and escaped the Bosnian War with his family when he was 5 years old. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Cassie Whitman) Iceman born abroad
(This feature is part of the "Through Airmen's Eyes" series on AF.mil. These stories focus on a single Airman, highlighting their Air Force story.) Driving in the dead of night, 5-year-old Ivan Alandzak remembers seeing soldiers laying in ditches, random check points and tanks everywhere.
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Default Air Force Logo New Air Force Space Operations Directorate achieves operating capability
The Air Force selected the senior civilian and mobilization assistant for the deputy chief of staff for Space Operations directorate, or "AF/A11," Aug. 17, 2017. Mr. Shawn Barnes will serve as the assistant deputy chief of staff for Space Operations, and Maj. Gen. Pamela Lincoln has been named as the Mobilization assistant to the deputy chief of staff for Space Operations.
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Lt. Col. George Watkins, the 34th Fighter Squadron commander, flies his combat-coded F-35A Lightning II aircraft past the control tower on Sept. 17, 2015, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. During the sortie Watkins conducted mission qualification training focusing on weapons employment, range familiarization and mission system proficiency. (U.S. Air Force photo/Alex R. Loyd) Hill, Robins AFB to provide F-35 software sustainment
The Air Force Sustainment Center is making plans to establish organic software sustainment capability for the F-35A Lightning II.
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2017
A 95th Fighter Squadron F-22 Raptor from Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., prepares to receive fuel from a forward area refueling point in conjunction with exercise Stealth Guardian at Moody AFB, Ga., Aug. 10, 2017. Stealth Guardian is designed to demonstrate the Air Force’s ability to quickly deploy F-22 assets at a moment’s notice while showcasing the ability to establish flying operations in a combat or contingency environment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Isaiah J. Soliz) Stealth Guardian: FARP increases Air Force capabilities
Airmen from the 325th Fighter Wing and the 23rd Wing were put to the test in a simulated deployed environment at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, as part of exercise Stealth Guardian, Aug. 10, 2017. Two F-22 Raptors from the 95th Fighter Squadron, at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, were rearmed and refueled by way of a forward air refueling point, or FARP, from an HC-130J Combat King II.
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Senior Airman David Tiradeau, a 386th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron ramp coordinator, relays information to the air terminal operations center at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Aug. 15, 2017. The ramp coordinator monitors all aerial port ground handling operations to include maintaining constant communication with information control. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Hehnly) ATOC works around the clock to keep cargo and personnel moving
Maintaining the inbound and outbound movement of cargo and personnel in support of Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve requires careful coordination between a multitude of entities. In order for the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing to effectively complete its mission and deliver decisive airpower against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, it needs a nerve center to track aerial port operations: an air terminal operations center.
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2017
Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright addresses an Air Force Office of Special Investigations member during an all call Aug. 14, 2017, at AFOSI Headquarters, Quantico, Va. (U.S. Air Force photo/Michael Hastings) CMSAF Wright gets 'up close and personal' view of OSI
Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright received an indoctrination to the Air Force Office of Special Investigations during a guided tour of its headquarters Aug. 14, 2017.
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Two combat controllers with the 321st Special Tactics Squadron observe an A-10 Thunderbolt II landing on Jägala-Käravete Highway, Aug. 10, 2017, in Jägala, Estonia. A small force of eight Special Tactics combat controllers from the 321st STS surveyed the two-lane highway, deconflicted airspace and exercised command and control on the ground and in the air to land A-10s from the Maryland Air National Guard's 104th Fighter Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Ryan Conroy) Anytime, anywhere: combat controllers enable global access in Estonia
A quiet, rural highway in northern Estonia transformed into a bustling military airfield as combat controllers guided A-10C Thunderbolt IIs onto the 50-foot-wide freeway during a flying training deployment, Aug. 10, 2017.
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Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: Aug. 15
FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) -- On this look around the Air Force, the Secretary of the Air Force swears in a new undersecretary, B-1B crews deployed to Guam fly their first mission and the SecAF speaks on the light attack experiment. Hosted by Staff Sgt. Anastasia Tompkins.For previous episodes, click here for the Air Force TV page.Related
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A special missions aviator from the 41st Rescue Squadron scans for threats during combat search and rescue training as part of Stealth Guardian, Aug. 10, 2017, in the Apalachicola National Forest, Fla. Stealth Guardian allowed 5th generation fighters to integrate into Air Force rapid rescue capabilities during a five-day exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan) Stealth Guardian demonstrates rescue, 5th generation integration
Two wings, one mission: to execute a local squadron-planned exercise between the 23d Wing and the 325th Fighter Wing during Exercise Stealth Guardian August 7-11, 2017. During months of planning between Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida and Moody AFB, Georgia., Exercise Stealth Guardian was conceived and executed by Airmen from both wings to explore Air Force capabilities in modern rescue scenarios to integrate rescue and 5th generation assets in a deployed or contingency environment.
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Air Force officials selected 14,181 senior airmen for promotion to staff sergeant of the 32,006 eligible in the 17E5 promotion cycle. The promotion list will post Aug. 24. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Staff Sgt. Alexx Pons) AF selects 14,181 for promotion to staff sergeant
Air Force officials have selected 14,181 senior airmen for promotion to staff sergeant out of 32,006 eligible, a selection rate of 44.31 percent.The staff sergeant promotion list will be available on the Air Force Portal and myPers Aug. 24, at 8 a.m. CDT. Airmen will also be able to access their score notices on the virtual Military Personnel
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Default Air Force Logo Celebrating Air Force heritage: The “Great Centennial” squadrons
This calendar year has marked many great anniversaries, including the 75th anniversary of Air Training Command and the 70th anniversary of the Air Force. August marks the 110th anniversary of the Aeronautical Division of the Sign Corps—an unbroken line of Airmen began with its creation on Aug. 1, 1907. This year also marks the 100th Anniversary of America’s entry into World War I, and with it, some 43 active duty and reserve flying squadrons also celebrate or have celebrated their 100th anniversary. Their century of service reinforces something we all know implicitly—the enduring value of the squadron as the core of our Air Force.
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Default Air Force Logo AFSPC initiative destroys barriers to bolster Airmen innovation
In a move to encourage Airmen to come forward with innovative thinking, a new decision panel will allow Airmen at all levels within Air Force Space Command to present ideas that could enhance the mission, save time, increase customer satisfaction, save the Air Force money, or anything that can improve the way things are done within the Air Force.
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2017
Army Staff Sgt. Stevn Henke, left, a section sergeant, and Spc. Dan Rose, a concrete and masonry specialist, both with the 230th Vertical Engineer Company, Montana Army National Guard, cut drywall in Crow Agency, Mont., July 24, 2017. The soldiers teamed up with the Illinois Air National Guard’s 182nd Civil Engineer Squadron to help build homes for Native American veterans as part of the Department of Defense’s Innovative Readiness Training civil-military relations program. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Tech. Sgt. Lealan Buehrer) 182nd CES finishes construction rotation at Crow Reservation
Thirty-five Airmen with the Illinois Air National Guard's 182nd Civil Engineer Squadron completed their two-week annual training constructing homes for Crow Tribe veterans Aug. 6, 2017 in Crow Agency, Montana. The Peoria-based squadron provided services including drywall, windows, doors, siding, carpentry, plumbing, electrical and HVAC to four partially completed homes, two new homes and 10 remodels.
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Orlando Dean, a defense contractor assembly mechanic, looks over a portion of an F-15E Strike Eagle at a defense contractor's factory in St. Louis, Aug. 3, 2017. During the visit, military members were given the opportunity to meet those who create the products they use on a daily basis. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jeremy L. Mosier) Service members, defense contractors contribute to national security
While some may think the gap between the civilian and military sectors in national security has grown over the years, an inside look at Airmen and defense factory collaboration demonstrates just how valuable they are to one another. A team of aircrew and maintainers had the opportunity to discuss the success of a recent record-breaking deployment with those in the civilian sector who directly contributed to the defense of the nation, when they toured defense contractor factories in St. Louis.
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An F-15E Strike Eagle receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 349th Air Refueling Squadron, McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. while flying over Yakima, Wash., as part of exercise Mobility Guardian, Aug. 3, 2017. The exercise is intended to test the abilities of the Mobility Air Forces to execute rapid global mobility missions in dynamic, contested environments. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Clayton Cupit) Mobility Air Forces, Combat Air Forces operate together during Mobility Guardian
Exercise Mobility Guardian highlighted the close relationship between Mobility and Combat Air Forces, who teamed up to execute approximately 90 sorties together, July 31 to Aug. 12, 2017.
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Staff Sgt. Jeff Marston, a 921st Contingency Response Squadron maintainer, marshals an aircraft during exercise Mobility Guardian at Moses Lake, Wash., Aug. 3, 2017. Approximately 100 Airmen from the 821st Contingency Response Group deployed to Moses Lake in support of Mobility Guardian, Air Mobility Command’s premier readiness exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Robert Hicks) Mobility Guardian draws to an end
Crews flew approximately 1,200 hours in eight days, executing almost 650 sorties during Exercise Mobility Guardian, July 31 to Aug. 12, 2017.
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An F-35A Lightning II aircraft from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, drops a 2,000-pound GBU-31 bomb over the Utah Test and Training Range, Aug. 10, 2017. The F-35 flew Combat Hammer, an evaluation exercise which tests and validates the performance of crews, pilots and their technology while deploying precision-guided munitions. (Courtesy Photo/Scott Wolff) F-35As fly in weapons evaluation
Airmen from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings supported and flew their F-35A Lightning II aircraft during Combat Hammer, the first operational air-to-ground weapons evaluation for the Air Force’s newest fighter jets.
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More than 9,000 homes and businesses on Kent Island were effected when an EF-2 tornado tore across Maryland’s Eastern shore July 24, 2017. The tornado produced winds up to 125 mph and destroyed several homes, tore roofs from buildings and left thousands of people without power. (Courtesy photo) Airman provides aid to Kent Island tornado victims
More than 9,000 homes and businesses on Kent Island were affected when an EF-2 tornado tore across Maryland’s Eastern shore July 24, 2017. The tornado produced winds up to 125 mph and destroyed several homes, tore roofs from buildings and left thousands of people without power. When Airman 1st Class Jesus Carrillo found out about the tornado, he didn’t hesitate to provide aid.
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