HomeArmed Forces Day Submission Guidance

BACKGROUND AND TECHNICAL INFORMATION

ALL STILL IMAGES AND VIDEO MUST BE GATHERED ON APRIL 8, 2015

All participants must clear involvement with this project with their chain of command. Images must be cleared following specific service requirements. Distribution/collection requirements to follow, but will be no later than April 13, 2015.


VIDEO FILE NAMING CONVENTIONS:

All video submissions should be named as follows: Service_Location_TimeShot_Description.mp4

ex. USAF_RamsteinAB_0900-1400_FlightlineOps.mp4

ex. USN_NASPensacola_1600-1900_DisasterPreparation.mp4

**Please ensure you place your VIRIN in the file data**

DIMOC upload process should follow DoDI 5040.02, as should captioning, except for the file name.

If you don't have a VISION ID, you can get one at https://vipro.defenseimagery.mil/

 

TECHNICAL INFORMATION:

STILL IMAGERY:

  • All photos and interviews will be acquired on April 8, 2015
  • All submissions must contain a VIRIN in the headline field
  • All still imagery must be produced in line with DoD Instruction 5040.2, Visual Information
  • An edit of 10-20 images from the day will be transmitted
  • Ensure camera clock is correct and accurate
  • All images must:
    - Be 300 DPI, JPEG
    - Contain full captions
    - Include a Vision ID
    - Include tag #AFD2015 in DIMOC description
    - Only full resolution cell phone photos will be accepted

MOTION IMAGERY:

  • All media and interviews must be acquired April 8, 2015
  • Motion imagery distributed will be b-roll (prime cuts) and interviews for transmission purposes. No video “packages” will be used
  • Ensure camera clock is correct and accurate
    *Timecodes are only required for coordinated multiple camera shoots. In this case footage must be sent raw otherwise the timecode will be stripped.
  • All motion imagery will be:
    - H264 codec, 1920x1080 progressive
    - Target bitrate at least 10
    - Include tag #AFD2015 in description
    - Cell phone videos will be accepted but we can't guarantee all codecs will work within the constraints of our encoder
    *Vertical fotage will be rejected

 

 


ALL MEDIA WILL BE GATHERED VIA DIMOC

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CMSAF discusses leading with purpose
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Roper: Air Force of the future is faster, smarter, bolder
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein delivers an Air Force Update speech during the Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Md., Sept. 17, 2019 The ASC Conference is a professional development seminar that offers the opportunity for Department of Defense personnel to participate in forums, speeches and workshops. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chad Trujillo)
Goldfein details Air Force’s move toward a ‘fully networked,’ multi-domain future
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AFGSC commander speaks on competitive edge, long-term strategic competition
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Acting SecAF Donovan announces B-21 manufacturing, testing locations
The Air Force’s all-new advanced trainer aircraft, the T-X, has officially been named the T-7A Red Hawk.
Air Force announces newest Red Tail: ‘T-7A Red Hawk’
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein (left) pins the Air Force Cross to the uniform of Tech. Sgt. Daniel Keller, a combat controller in the 123rd Special Tactics Squadron, during a ceremony at the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Ky, Aug.13, 2019. Keller earned the award — second only to the Medal of Honor — for valor on the battlefield in Afghanistan. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Horton)
Kentucky Air Guardsman earns Air Force Cross for valor in Afghanistan
F-35 Lightning II performs aerial maneuvers
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Around the Air Force: Mobility Guardian 2019 / B-1B Lancer / Air Force Be Ready App
Barbara Barrett, Secretary of the Air Force nominee, testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee, as a part of the confirmation process, Sept. 12, 2019, in Washington, D.C. (U.S. Air Force photo by Wayne Clark)
Barbara Barrett embraces modernization, ensuring Air Force ‘competitive edge’ in Senate hearing
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Air Force releases 2019 Artificial Intelligence Strategy
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein and Gen. CQ Brown Jr., Pacific Air Forces Commander, met with senior Vietnamese officials in Hanoi, Vietnam, in August 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo)
Air Force generals Goldfein, Brown make historic visit to Vietnam
The Air Force Handbook 1 phone application, available beginning Sept. 6, 2019, on both Apple and Google Play, includes the AFH1 and a study guide, as well as Air Force Instruction 36-2618, The Enlisted Force Structure, known as the “The Little Brown Book.”  There is also access to the “The Little Blue Book” focused on the profession of arms, as well as tools such as flash cards, audio and practice tests designed to help prepare Airmen for promotion testing. (U.S. Air Force graphic/Dan Hawkins)
AFH1 phone app available now on Apple and Google Play
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AMC’s largest exercise, Mobility Guardian 2019 begins
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U.S. Airmen, international partners look to build capabilities with Mobility Guardian
A B-2 Spirit refuels
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Around the Air Force: Space Command Established / DoD Healthcare / EFMP Virtual Summit
F-22 Demonstration Team commander, flies during the Chicago Air and Water Show
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CSAF Private Pilot Scholarship Program changing face of US aviation
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Air Force mandates dedicated space for nursing mothers
Rivet Joint RC-135V/W
Offutt AFB runway closure delayed to maximize construction ahead of winter months
An F-35A Lightning II taxis during sunset
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Around the Air Force: Staff Sergeant Promotions Results / Innovative Readiness Training
A coding team with the Air Force Business Enterprise Systems Directorate discusses a mobile app they are developing for the Air Force during a recent huddle in Atlanta. Business and Enterprise Systems Product Innovation - or BESPIN – based at the Maxwell Air Force Base Gunter Annex, Alabama, is teaming with the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center Innovation Office to develop applications that will help Airmen do their jobs better and stay connected to their military community.
BESPIN-AFIMSC alliance improves mission support capabilities
A U.S. Air Force C-130H Hercules assigned to the 746th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron receives fuel Nov. 6, 2018, at an undisclosed location. U.S. and Coalition aircraft provide unmatched combat capability in support of U.S. Central Command military objectives. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Clayton Cupit)
AMC C-130 rainbow fitting inspections complete
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Air Force advances innovation at “Spark Collider”
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Hill AFB wins DOE award for energy efficiency
An F-35A Lightning II pilot prepares to taxi
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AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Assistant Chief Engineer, Dr. Larry Brott, displays infrared powder used to form pellets in the creation of infrared technologies for battlefield communication and training. (U.S. Air Force photo/Donna Lindner)
AFRL licenses second technology to local firm
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Air Force selects 14,235 in 19E5/staff sergeant promotion cycle
Pilots soar through the sky in T-38C Talon
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Around the Air Force: Resiliency stand down / New GPS satellite
Nancy (left), surviving wife of Oliver "Ollie" Crawford, is presented the American flag by retired Lt. Gen. John Bradley Aug. 5, 2019, at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas. "Ollie" passed away at the age of 94, on Sunday, July 21, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas.
Ollie Crawford: Air Force advocate laid to rest at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
An A-10 Thunderbolt II sits on the flight line
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Around the Air Force: AF, Navy Arabian Gulf readiness / CSAF talks modern warfare
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Goldfein’s 10-day trip across northern Europe focuses on partners and ‘great power’ realities
The 21st Air Force Chief of Staff David Goldfein, signs the 821st Security Forces Squadron’s Defender wall during his visit to Thule Air Base, Greenland July 20, 2019. Thule AB was the last stop of a 10-day visit with allies and partners in Europe including Estonia, Finland, United Kingdom, Germany and Greenland. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexandra M. Longfellow)
CSAF visits Greenland
Two F-15E Strike Eagles fly over the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Gonzalez (DDG 66) during during an Aircraft Operations in Maritime and Surface Warfare exercise, July 24, 2019. Gonzalez is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the Western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Maxwell Anderson/Released)
Strike Eagles participate in joint integration exercise with Navy
A researcher from the Permafrost Research Tunnel Facility in Fox, Alaska, demonstrates changing permafrost features to members of the U.S. Air Force Chief Scientist’s Group during a visit July 22, 2019. The Air Force scientists visited Alaska to tour facilities relevant to the Arctic, missile defense, and operational missions of the Joint Forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lt. Col. Peter Shinn)
Air Force chief scientists see Alaska as "central"
2023 basic cadets complete the assault course
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Lt. Col. Ken Curell (center) of CAP’s Ohio Wing is flanked by two Pilot Prep Program students – Air Force 1st Lts. Sherry Meadows, assigned to Aviano Air Base, Italy, and Makenna Elliott, assigned to Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. (Civil Air Patrol photo by Ron Olienyk)
Pilot Prep Program: 'Right answer for the Air Force'
Acting Secretary of the Air Force Matthew Donovan is shown United Launch Alliance’s Delta IV rocket on Space Launch Complex-37 on July 19, 2019, at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. Donovan visited the 45th Space Wing at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., to become more familiar with space launch operations and to celebrate the 50th anniversary of NASA’s Apollo 11 mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jared Trimarchi)
Donovan visits the ‘World’s Premier Gateway to Space’
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Air Force announces the 12 Outstanding Airmen of 2019
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Oliver Ray Crawford: fierce, effective Air Force advocate dies at 94
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein speaks to members of the 52nd Fighter Wing at Spangdahelm Air Base, Germany, July 19, 2019. Goldfein reminded Airmen of the importance of a healthy work-life balance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kyle Cope)
CSAF visits Spangdahlem AB
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Donovan visits B-21, X-37B facilities, L3 Harris Technologies
Airmen prepare a KC-10 Extender before a mission
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Around the Air Force: Three Decades of B-2 flight / Special Duty Tour Length Changes / GI Bill Benefits Update
Buzz Aldrin, lunar module pilot, walks near the lunar module during the Apollo 11 extravehicular activity.
Aiming higher: Airmen contribute to human spaceflight from Apollo to tomorrow
Goldfein stresses promise of multi-domain operations, calls it ‘the single most critical’ tool for winning future high-end fights
Goldfein stresses promise of multi-domain operations, calls it ‘the single most critical’ tool for winning future high-end fights
U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein met with Jüri Luik, Estonian Minister of Defence, during his visit to Estonia to discuss Baltic Sea regional security, defence cooperation and international security situation. (Courtesy photos by Estonia Ministry of Defence)
Gen. Goldfein strengthens partnerships, gains valuable insights during visits to Estonia, Finland
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Air Force releases request for proposals for new ICBM system
Gen. Jeffrey L. Harrigian, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa commander, (center), poses for a photo with 48th Fighter Wing personnel and local civic leaders, partners and contractors during an F-35 Lightning II groundbreaking ceremony at RAF Lakenheath, U.K., July 15, 2019. The groundbreaking follows the ongoing construction projects that will facilitate two F-35A squadrons, making RAF Lakenheath the first permanent international site for U.S. fifth generation aircraft in Europe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Shanice Williams-Jones)
RAF Lakenheath breaks ground on future F-35 infrastructure
"Thunderbirds" and F-22 Raptor fly over Lake Michigan
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Vice President Michael R. Pence hosts an all-call in the Combined Space Operations Center July 10, 2019, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Pence received briefings on the evolution of launch operations at the Western Range and CSpOC operations. He also thanked the service members as well as touched on the importance of Vandenberg’s role in protecting space as a warfighting domain. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aubree Milks)
Vice President Pence visits Vandenberg AFB
Photo of Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command, discussing future 24th/25th Air Force merger at a town hall meeting.
ACC commander holds NAF integration town hall
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Donovan stresses ‘Digital Air Force’s’ importance and necessity
A portion of Highway 178 near Ridgecrest is damaged following two earthquakes July 4 and 5, as seen from a Blackhawk helicopter. (Photo courtesy of USGS)
Edwards AFB sends earthquake response to nearby base
Fireworks behind a C-130J Super Hercules
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President Donald J. Trump addresses service members and their families during an event at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, June 30, 2019. U.S. Forces Korea supports a wide array of joint and combined operations giving service members regular training interactions with others services and multi-national forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Sergio A. Gamboa)
President visits troops, North Korea
One person presenting a flag to another on a stage.
Slife takes command of AFSOC
An Air Force F-22 Raptor
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Air Force announces Compute and Store agreement
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CSAF presents Kolligian Trophy to T-38 pilot
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Air Force Medical Service unveils new model for active duty care
F-15E Strike Eagles assigned to the 494th Fighter Squadron conduct aerial training.
AFIT students inform Pentagon energy initiative as part of new course
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Goldfein offers rationale for nuclear modernization and ‘failsafe’ deterrence
U.S. Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, chats with athletes and their families during the 2019 Department of Defense Warrior Games Opening Ceremony in Tampa Bay, Fla., June 22, 2019. Approximately 300 wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans will participate in 13 athletic competitions over 10 days as U.S. Special Operations Command hosts the 2019 DoD Warrior Games. (DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. James K. McCann)
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We are the Americas: Goldfein strengthens bonds, partnerships with Western Hemisphere air chiefs at a time of growing regional challenges
Contracting director shares plan for acquisition culture change
Hanscom AFB contracting director shares plan for acquisition culture change
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Around the Air Force: Resident Bill of Rights / DoD Warrior Games / CCAF
An Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon
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GI Bill Transfer
Training Environment Serves the Community
Training environment serves the community
The Department of Defense is asking current residents of military privatized housing to provide feedback on a draft version of a Resident Bill of Rights.
DoD seeks feedback from Airmen, families on Housing Resident Bill of Rights
A photo of US and Saudi Air Force F-15Cs flying together in formation
US builds intermilitary relationship with RSAF
F-35A Lightning II
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Around the Air Force: Flight Equipment / F-35A Integration / GI Bill Transferability
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Air Force conducts successful hypersonic weapon flight test
Best with what they’ve got: A new life for old parts
Best with what they’ve got: A new life for old parts
An F-15E Strike Eagle shoots out flares
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Air Force partners with Indy 500
Air Force Recruiting sets the pace at Indy 500
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Around the Air Force: FAA Partnership / New Commander for AFMC / Exercise Delivers Humanitarian Aid
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Yesterday’s Air Force: WWII Heavy Bombardment
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein passes the flag to Gen. Arnold W. Bunch, Jr. as Bunch assumes command of Air Force Materiel Command during a ceremony at the National Museum of the United States Air Force, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, May 31, 2019. Bunch takes command of Air Force Materiel Command after serving as the Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics at the Pentagon. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash)
Bunch takes command
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Air Force announces partnership with FAA
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Secretary, chief of staff initiate dialogue with commanders on a plan for new officer promotion categories
Members of the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team stand at attention
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SecAF Farewell / Wright-Patterson AFB Storm Damage / F-35 Deploy
A photo of two UAE aircraft and a US aircraft flying in formation.
US, UAE fly to build interoperability
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Future narrowband satellite capability to transfer to Air Force
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein smile
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Need for speed: Air Force meets acquisition acceleration “Century Challenge” milestone
Jay Hone, spouse of Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson, is presented an award by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein during the SECAF's farewell ceremony at Joint Base Andrews, Md., May 21, 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by Wayne Clark)
Wilson praises Airmen, expresses gratitude in farewell remarks reflecting on her tenure as Air Force secretary
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Air Force announces artificial intelligence research with MIT
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Around the Air Force: B-52’s in Qatar / F-35 Training / Grand Forks Redesignation
Col. Kristopher Struve, Misawa Air Base, Japan Wing commander, Command Chief Master Sgt. John C. Alsvig and Ms. Michelle Aldana accept a certificate of appreciation from Dr. Elizabeth P. Van Winkle, executive director, Office of Force Resiliency during the 2018 Defense Suicide Prevention Month recognition ceremony at the Pentagon, in Arlington, Va., May 15, 2019. Misawa AB was recognized by DoD two years in a row for suicide prevention outreach. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt. Anthony Nelson Jr.)
Misawa AB recognized by DoD for Suicide Prevention for the second year in a row
Alligator on MacDill Runway
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Seymour Johnson AFB spouse wins Air Force level award
Participants in the Legends in Flight Joint Base Andrews  Air and Space Expo 2019 look at various set-ups in the Science Technology Engineering and Math hangar on JB Andrews, Md., May 10, 2019. More than 7,000 local students came out to participate in various activities in the STEM hangars. (U.S Air Force photo by Senior Airman Andreaa Phillips)
Air Force leaders strengthen community ties, engage students at JB Andrews Air & Space Expo
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Air Force to pay up to $500 for spouse occupational license transfer during PCS
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Service secretaries tackle employment challenges for overseas spouses
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Air Force announces basing candidates for US Combatant Command for Space
Top recruiter gets Thunderbirds incentive flight
Air Force’s top recruiter climbs even higher
Colonel Benjamin Spencer, 319th Air Base Wing commander, answered questions alongside Heather Wilson, Secretary of the Air Force and John Hoeven, U.S. Senator of North Dakota about the future of the RQ-4 Global Hawk mission during the announcement of the upcoming re-designation to the 319th Reconnaissance Wing May 11, 2019 at Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota. The official re-designation ceremony is scheduled for June 28, 2019, the effective date of re-designation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sergeant Michael Reeves Jr.)
Secretary of the Air Force announces Grand Forks AFB re-designation
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Around the Air Force: EOD Memorial Ceremony / Tyndall Industry Day / Groundbreaking
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein, Muharren Alija, Ambassador of the Republic of Kosovo Vlora Çitaku, retired Lt. Gen. Dan Leaf, former 31st Fighter Wing and 31st Expeditionary Wing commander, Aviano Air Base, Italy and Brig. Gen. Chris Short, Aircrew Crisis Task Force director, pose for a photo in front of a new display commemorating the 20th anniversary of Operation Allied Force during a ceremony at the Pentagon, Arlington, Va., May 8, 2019. Operation Allied Force was initiated in 1999 by NATO in response to Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic’s campaign of ethnic cleansing of Kosovar Albanians. (U.S. Air Force photo by Adrian Cadiz)
Pentagon hosts display unveiling ceremony honoring Operation Allied Force 20th anniversary
20th Anniversary of Operation Allied Force
Echoes of 1999 rescue ring loud and clear for Goldfein, providing lessons and vision for today
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Next F-35 training squadron to be located at Eglin AFB
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Air Force to reactivate aggressor squadron for F-35 training
An F-15E Strike Eagle
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Awards rest on a table during the banquet celebrating the 50th reunion of the Jolly Green Association (JGA), May 4, 2019, in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. The JGA presented Airmen from the 41st Rescue Squadron (RQS) and the 48th RQS with the Rescue Mission of the Year award; the only non Air Force rescue award recognized by the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Janiqua P. Robinson)
CSAF helps honor rescue community
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Public release announcement of the Air Force Data Services Reference Architecture
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Air Force simplifies promotion recommendation forms for officers
Col. Brent Hyden, Tyndall Program Management Office director at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, answers a question from one of the more than 500 attendees at an industry day May 2, 2019. at Florida State University-Panama City. Air Force leaders presented briefings and held a panel discussion to update industry representatives about the rebuilding to date and future plans for the base, which was devastated by Hurricane Michael Oct. 10, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Monica Roybal)
Leaders discuss Tyndall AFB rebuild at second Industry Day
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Air Force releases proposal request for the Phase 2 Launch Service Procurement Contract
F-35A Lightning II
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Around the Air Force: F-35 First Combat Strike/Tyndall Update/Privatized Housing
F-22s with Blue Angels
F-22 Raptor makes historic flight with Blue Angels
The Air Force hosted its first Gold Star and Surviving Family Members Summit focused on enduring support for Gold Star and Surviving family members.
Air Force hosts Gold Star and Surviving Family Members summit