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A U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress bomber taxis after landing at Andersen Air Force Base (AFB), Guam, Jan. 16, 2018. B-52s return to Pacific for routine Continuous Bomber Presence mission
Six B-52H Stratofortress bombers and approximately 300 Airmen from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, are deploying to Andersen AFB, Guam, in support of U.S. Pacific Command’s Continuous Bomber Presence mission.
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The importance of this mission is equivalently clear for the men and women who serve the 386th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron. 386th ELRS moves thousands of passengers, cargo
The Air Force is required to move hundreds of thousands of tons of cargo a year in support of military operations around the world. The importance of this mission is clear for the men and women who serve the 386th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron.
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Aircrew members from the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron “Hurricane Hunters” taxi a WC-130J Super Hercules aircraft to its parking spot on the runway at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, after a winter storm flight Jan. 12, 2018. In addition to their hurricane taskings, Hurricane Hunters fly winter storm missions to gather weather data used by forecasters in generating models for systems that could affect the East, West or Gulf Coast of the United States. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ryan Labadens) Their continuing mission: Hurricane Hunters gather data for winter storms
For members of the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, also known as the Hurricane Hunters, the hurricane tasking is only one part of their overall data-gathering mission. Hurricane Hunters track winter storms off the East and West Coast of the United States and in the Gulf of Mexico. While the normal flying season for these missions runs Nov. 1 to March 31, some missions can take place either before or after these dates depending on the weather that season.
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80th OSS Sheppard AFB has busiest joint-use airfield in AF
The airfield at Sheppard Air Force Base has long been among the busiest in the Air Force as U.S. and NATO partner students train to become combat pilots.
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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.
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2018
An Airman assigned to the 14th Weapons Squadron at Hurlburt Field, Fla., stands outside a CV-22 Osprey before a night mission during the U.S. Air Force Weapons School advanced integration course at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Dec. 10, 2017. The CV-22 is a tiltrotor aircraft that possesses vertical takeoff, hover and vertical landing qualities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum) AF Year in Photos
This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This annual feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.
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2018
Default Air Force Logo Wellness for mission success – manage stress
This is the second in a four-part series on how individual wellness contributes to mission success and why it’s beneficial for Reserve Citizen Airmen to preserve health, manage stress, create balance and find meaning.
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2018
Second Lt. Kenneth Soyars, 14th Student Squadron student pilot, takes off during a virtual reality flight simulation Jan. 10, 2018, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. Two subjects flew at a time but no other subjects were allowed to watch or learn from other individuals’ sorties. The Adaptive Flight Training Study pushed subjects to learn through the VR technology. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keith Holcomb) Researchers test virtual reality Adaptive Flight Training Study
A team of student researchers from Air Command and Staff College, Air University at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, conducted an Adaptive Flight Training Study Jan. 9-12, 2018, at Columbus AFB, Mississippi,to aid in the Air Force’s advancement in training and education through virtual reality.
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Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: Jan. 12
On this look around the Air Force, Iraqi maintenance airmen are certified, the 493rd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron passes the reins of NATO’s Baltic air policing mission and the 20th Air Force commander is confirmed by the Senate. Hosted by Staff Sgt. Robert Kingery.
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2018
Default Air Force Logo AFWERX is smart risk for innovative solutions
Today, the Air Force is formally expanding this call for innovation through the AFWERX program, which encourages partnerships with academic institutions, science and technology communities and private industries with an invested interest in solving complex security issues.
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Vice President Mike Pence addresses Airmen during his visit to Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Jan. 11, 2018. During his speech, Pence lauded the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center for its rigorous and realistic training via the U.S. Air Force Weapons School and Nevada Test and Training Range. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew Sarver) Vice President Mike Pence visits Nellis AFB
Vice President Mike Pence made his way to Las Vegas Jan. 11, 2018, to attend the grand opening of the first AFWERX facility and visit the men and women of Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.
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A California Air National Guard HH-60G Pave Hawk rescue helicopter with air crews and  two elite Guardian Angel pararescuemen from the 129th Rescue Wing Moffett Air National Guard Base, Calif, provide search and rescue operations in Southern California, impacted by a mud slides, Jan. 10, 2018. (photo by Staff Sgt. Cristian Meyers/released) ANG supports SoCal mudslide rescue efforts
California Air National Guardsmen from the 129th Rescue Wing are providing search and rescue support in Southern California for those impacted by the recent mudslides.
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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.
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Default Air Force Logo January enlisted in-system supplemental promotion list released
The Air Force selected 223 Airmen today for promotion via the enlisted in-system supplemental promotion process.
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U.S. Air Force Medical Service Corps Officer, Maj. Stephanie Proellochs (center), works with two of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center’s physical therapists in Bethesda, MD, Nov. 8, 2017. Kyla Dunlavey (right) and Alyssa Olsen (left) work with the rest of Proellochs’ medical team throughout her amputation recovery.  Proellochs was diagnosed with a metastatic tumor in her left foot in January 2017, which resulted in having her foot amputated. (U.S. Air Force photo by Karina Luis) Living with an attitude of gratitude – An Airman’s story of resiliency (Part 3)
After only taking her first steps in November, Proellochs, a Medical Service Corps officer and recent amputee, was already thinking of how she would be able to run and eventually snowboard with her family.
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Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: Jan. 10
On this look around the Air Force, Air Force officials have announced Enlisted Performance Report changes, Hurricane Hunters flew their first winter storm mission of the year, and retired Gen. Leonard Patrick has been selected to be honored with the Order of the Sword.
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U.S. Air Force Airman Shawn Bragg, 100th Maintenance Squadron aircraft fuel systems apprentice, prepares to enter the confined space trainer Dec. 15, 2017 on RAF Mildenhall, England. The training unit was built in-house, using scrap metal. The alternative to the confined space trainer was purchasing an additional KC-135 Stratotank wing fuel tank or training on operational aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justine Rho) Confined space trainer redefines training plan
Aircraft fuels systems Airmen assigned to the 100th Maintenance Squadron have to become familiar with claustrophobic work spaces, such as the fuel tanks within the wings of an aircraft, in order to do their jobs. A team of Airmen within the 100th MXG, each contributing from their different sections and line of expertise, addressed the need to better prepare their personnel by creating a standalone confined space trainer.
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Maxwell AFJROTC launches Flight Academy program to address aircrew shortage
Headquarters Air Force Junior ROTC has launched a program aimed at potentially putting more pilots in the cockpits of military aircraft to help address the Air Force’s ongoing aircrew shortage. Beginning in the summer of 2018, select AFJROTC cadets who applied for a new Fight Academy scholarship will attend an accredited aviation program at one of six partnering universities to get a private pilot license.
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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.
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Balloons with messages written for deceased military members by their children were released at Snowball Express in Dallas, Dec. 9, 2017. Balloon send-offs offer children a chance to share a special message with those they have lost. (Courtesy photo) Volunteering with the Stars
Tech. Sgt. Rebecca Place, 21st Medical Squadron primary care element noncommissioned officer in charge, and two other volunteers participated in Snowball Express in Dallas, Dec. 9-13, 2017. Snowball Express is an all-expenses paid event for children of fallen military members. This event is meant to offer them five days of fun, hope, friendship and new memories during the holiday season.
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