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Default Air Force Logo Squadrons, MAJCOMs join forces in revitalization initiative
As part of an Air Force-wide initiative, squadron revitalization teams visited Scott Air Force Base and Air Mobility Command June 22 - 23, 2017.
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A U.S. F-35A Lightning II from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, performs for a crowd of nearly 100,000 people at Le Bourget Airport, France, during the Paris Air Show, June 23, 2017. The Paris Air Show offers the U.S. a unique opportunity to showcase their leadership in aerospace technology to an international audience. By participating, the U.S. hopes to promote standardization and interoperability of equipment with their NATO allies and international partners. This year marks the 52nd Paris Air Show and the event features more than 100 aircraft from around the world. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech. Sgt. Ryan Crane) F-35 makes historic appearance at Paris Air Show
The U.S. made history when two F-35A Lightning IIs arrived at the Paris Air Show to fly the aircraft's first public aerial demonstrations June 19 – 25, 2017. Pulling off a historic event such as this takes months of careful planning and preparation. This team had only 36 days to make it happen.
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Default Air Force Logo Air Force offers tuition assistance for civil service Ph.D. candidates
Air Force officials recently approved tuition assistance funding for eligible Ph.D. candidates through the Civilian Tuition Assistance Program. Applications are due July 2, 2017 for academic programs this fall and need to include a strong justification statement explaining how the course work will benefit the Air Force mission.
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Tech. Sgt. Renne Montilla, the 387th Expeditionary Support Squadron Water and Fuel Systems Maintenance NCO in charge, unclogs the main sewer pipe to a restroom facility at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, June 22, 2017. Montilla is solely responsible for maintaining all the 387th Air Expeditionary Group’s water and fuel systems ensuring everything functions properly at the geographically separated location. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Hehnly) 387th ESPTS sustains busiest aerial port in AFCENT
As one of the busiest aerial ports of debarkation in the U.S. Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility, the 387th Air Expeditionary Group is no stranger to service members and cargo transiting downrange, but it is the 387th Expeditionary Support Squadron that is charged with sustaining that aerial port.
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Senior Master Sgt. Benjamin Trevino, the Air Force Materiel Command chaplain assistant functional manager, observes a live demonstration hive at the Pollinator Expo held at the Wright Brothers Memorial June 21, 2017. Pollinators, also known as bees, are vital to the pollination process of a third of the food people consume such as fruits, vegetables and nuts. (U.S. Air Force photo/Michelle Gigante) Wright-Patterson AFB goes to the bees
Hundreds of base personnel and members of the public were buzzing about the same thing at the Wright Brothers Memorial June 21, 2017 – Wright-Patterson Air Force Base’s status as the first military installation nationwide to be declared a “Bee City USA.”
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The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds perform the echelon pass in review maneuver during the Wings over Pittsburgh air show May 13, 2017, in Coraopolis, Pa. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jason Couillard) Thunderbird aircraft mishap at air show
The United States Air Force Thunderbirds were conducting a single-ship familiarization flight on Friday June 23, 2017. Upon landing there was a mishap at the Dayton International Airport with an F-16D Fighting Falcon at approximately 12:20 p.m. Emergency services are on the scene. We will provide more information as it becomes available. ‬
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2017
Airmen who were medically separated between Sept. 11, 2001, and Dec. 31,
2009, can have their disability ratings reviewed. To be eligible, Airmen
should have a combined disability rating of 20 percent or less and not be
eligible for retirement. (U.S. Air Force courtesy graphic)
Some medically separated Airmen can have their disability ratings reviewed
Airmen who were medically separated between Sept. 11, 2001 and Dec. 31, 2009, can have their disability ratings reviewed. Airmen medically separated with a combined disability rating of 20 percent or less and who received separation pay versus medical retirement may request a Physical Disability Board of Review.
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Senior Airman Paul Cauge, a 274th Air Support Operations Squadron joint terminal attack controller, uses a laser rangefinder designator for a close air support training mission July 29, 2015, at Grayling Air Gunnery Range in Grayling, Mich., during Northern Strike 2015. The annual exercise involved hundreds of military personnel from 20 states, as well as Canada, Latvia, Poland and Australia. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Master Sgt. Scott Thompson) Battlefield Airmen incentive pay to be based on skill versus duty
Based on new authority from the Defense Department, the Air Force announced its intent to begin a pilot program providing battlefield Airmen skill incentive pay based on qualified skills versus performed duties.
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Writers from various publications listen to briefers and take notes during the Air Force’s third annual Magazine Day at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., June 21, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Wayne A. Clark) Magazine Day at Pentagon showcases Airmen, innovation
In the three years since its inception, the Air Force’s Magazine Day has cultivated relationships and strengthened interaction with media outlets to help spark future story ideas highlighting the innovation, courage and dedication of Airmen.
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U.S. Marine Corps and Polish military members operate an M1 Abrams and Leopard 2 tank for a military operation demonstration during exercise Saber Strike 17 at Adazi Military Base, Latvia, June 9, 2017. The demonstration took place to showcase the countries’ combined efforts to U.S. and NATO distinguished visitors. Saber Strike 17 promotes regional stability and security, while strengthening capabilities and fostering trust between partner nations. (U.S Air Force photo/Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh) U.S., NATO wrap up Saber Strike 17
Saber Strike 17, a month-long exercise including 11,000 U.S. and NATO military members from 20 countries, wraps up June 24.The exercise took place in various regions in the Baltics and Poland beginning May 28.
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Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: June 23
On this look around the Air Force, SECAF and CSAF testify before the Senate Appropriations Committee for Defense on the 2018 Budget, an F-35 demonstration at the Paris Air Show, and Pacific Angel 2017 is set to get underway.
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An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 18th Aggressor Squadron, refuels from a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 168th Air Refueling Wing, during Red Flag-Alaska 17-2 June 14, 2017, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Red Flag-Alaska provides an optimal training environment in the Indo-Asia Pacific Region and focuses on improving ground, space, and cyberspace combat readiness and interoperability for U.S. and international forces. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Paul Labbe) AF Week in Photos
This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.
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Air Force officials released criteria for the new “V”, “C” and “R” devices, following the secretary of Defense’s Jan. 7, 2016, authorization. AF releases criteria for new valor “V”, combat “C” and remote “R” devices
Air Force officials released criteria for the new “V”, “C” and “R” devices, following the secretary of Defense’s Jan. 7, 2016, authorization.
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An Elmendorf Aero Club Cessna 172 float plane taxis in while a Cessna 185 takes off at Six-Mile Lake, Alaska. The Elmendorf Aero Club is the only Air Force Aero Club that offers float planes.(U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Jack Sanders) Aero Club offers adventure, fun in the friendly skies
Aero clubs have played a significant role in building and sustaining ready and resilient Airmen almost since the U.S. Air Force was founded in 1947.
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Default Air Force Logo PTSD treatment confronts the trauma behind the disorder
Post-traumatic stress disorder is considered one of the “signature wounds” of the current conflicts in the Middle East. But many people may not know that there are highly effective treatments for this invisible wound being deployed at Air Force hospitals and clinics today.
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Chief Master Sergeant David J. Little, Chief, Medical Operations and Research, Office of the Air Force Surgeon General, speaks during the Feb. 2017 Medical Museum Science Café at the National Museum of Health and Medicine, on Tues., Feb. 28, 2017. Little's program was titled "Air Force Medical Service: Building Competent, Capable Enlisted Airmen." Air Force Medicine: Anytime, anywhere in the world
SILVER SPRING, MD. (AFNS) -- The U.S. Air Force Medical Service assures that the service deploys a medically-fit force and educates airmen to become medical professionals, according to Chief Master Sgt. David J. Little, the Office of the Air Force Surgeon General Chief of medical operations and research.
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Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein testify before the Senate Appropriations Committee for Defense June 21, 2017, in Washington, D.C.  The subcommittee hearing was held to discuss the fiscal year 2018 budget request for the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash) Air Force leaders continue to emphasize air and space priorities on Capitol Hill
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein briefed congressional leaders on the Senate’s Defense Appropriations Committee on the future of air and space power during testimony on Capitol Hill June 21.
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Katherine and Emmeline McKeown, spouse and daughter of Capt. Connor McKeown, waves to Oliver McKeown through the Aomori Hospital window prior to the aeromedical evacuation in Aomori, Japan, June 16, 2017. For Emmeline, this was the first time seeing her brother. Once the neonatal intensive care unit team from the Navy hospital in Okinawa, Japan, prepared Oliver for the flight, they transferred him to the Aomori Airport for departure. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Deana Heitzman) US, Japan partnerships guarantee critical care
Once a patient is deemed incapable of receiving care at Misawa Air Base due to medical constraints, the 35th Medical Support Squadron aeromedical evacuation team engineers an expedited mobility plan utilizing Pacific Air Forces assets to relocate the patient for critical care attention.
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An MQ-9 Reaper sits on the flight line Nov. 16, 2016, at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. The MQ-9 provides persistent attack and reconnaissance capabilities for combatant commanders and coalition forces involved in 24/7 year-round combat operations abroad. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class James Thompson) Cleared hot: When predators and reapers engage
Following the mission brief and pre-flight checks, an aircrew consisting of an officer pilot in command and a career enlisted aviator sensor operator observe a target in an area of responsibility overseas from a cockpit in the U.S. and waits for the green light from a joint terminal attack controller on the ground.
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Default Air Force Logo Connection saves lives: Be there to help prevent suicide
You can make a difference for someone struggling with suicidal thoughts with as little as eye contact and a friendly smile, an arm around the shoulder, or a kind word at the right time.
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