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  • Ready for a challenge

    Airman 1st Class Kevin Reid, from the 89th Security Forces Squadron at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., assumes an ambush position during tactics training here. Reid is a member of the Air Mobility Command Defender Challenge team that will represent the command at the annual worldwide security forces competition Oct. 20 to 24 at Lackland AFB, Texas.
  • New AMC policy allows passengers to fly with more pets

    Passengers traveling on permanent change-of-station orders between the United States and overseas bases on Patriot Express flights now have the opportunity to move more than two pets per family.Air Mobility Command officials have instituted a new policy allowing passengers the opportunity to move additional pets on a space-available basis.Cindy
  • 27 RAF Lakenheath airmen suspected of drug use

    Air Force Office of Special Investigations agents here ended a four-month-long counternarcotics operation Oct.13. The operation provided evidence that 27 U.S. Air Force active-duty airmen from the base may have been involved in the use, possession, and distribution of controlled substances.The airmen, ages 19 to 30, were assigned to the 48th
  • First lady touts 'Troops to Teachers' program

    The birthplace of aviation became a launching pad for new career possibilities Oct. 16 as first lady Laura Bush spoke here about the Defense Department's Troops to Teachers program.Bush recognized educators and the potential roles departing military members can play in education during a rally attended by nearly 1,300 people.As a former teacher,
  • Army, Air Force test Stryker capabilities

    Soldiers of the 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry, Alpha Company from Fort Lewis, Wash., prepare to upload a Stryker infantry carrier vehicle while configuring another Stryker after off loading it from a C-130 Hercules belonging to the Kentucky Air National Guard's 165th Airlift Squadron during a demonstration here Oct. 16. Senior Department of Defense
  • Nighthawks visit Germany

    An F-117A Nighthawk from the 49th Fighter Wing at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., taxis down the runway here Oct. 13. The 49th FW is at Spangdahlem AB for a training exercise. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy Cook)
  • 'AGEing' in the desert

    Senior Airman Amanda View, a 363rd Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron aerospace ground equipment journeyman, tightens a line on a hydraulic test stand. The AGE flight has many responsibilities including delivering support equipment to aircraft and providing lighting to various parts of the base. View is forward deployed from Kadena Air Base,
  • Unprotected nevermore

    An Air Force security forces Phoenix Raven stands guard as a C-130 Hercules from the 320th Air Expeditionary Wing taxis at an austere landing zone in Afghanistan. Ravens are groups of specially trained security forces people who provide force protection for aircrews and resources that transit high terrorist and criminal threat areas. (Photo by
  • Combat ready

    Capt. Helen Howell, a C-130 Hercules pilot from the 36th Airlift Squadron here, prepares to taxi during a combat readiness exercise. The exercise is designed to test the combat capabilities of the base. (Photo by Master Sgt. Val Gempis)
  • Good morning, Incirlik!

    Actor and comedian Robin Williams is greeted by Staff Sgt. Kerry Warren and his partner, Xasco, during a visit here Oct. 14. Williams viewed a working dog demonstration by the 39th Security Forces Squadron and met with wing people, family members and deployed airmen supporting operations Northern Watch and Enduring Freedom. He also performed a
  • Falcons devastate BYU, advance to 6-0

    Undefeated Air Force advances to No. 18 in the nation, after holding Brigham Young University to negative 21 yards rushing in a televised 52-9 blowout Oct. 12.There has been no love lost between the two teams, after Brigham Young University devastated Air Force's season last year, with a televised 63-33 embarrassment of the Falcons. That 63-point
  • CV-22 wraps up electronic warfare testing

    The Air Force's CV-22 tilt-rotor completed electronic warfare testing in the Benefield Anechoic Facility here recently.The purpose of the electronic warfare tests was to test the suite of integrated radio frequency countermeasures, or SIRFC system, which is the radar warning receiver and electronic countermeasures system for the CV-22.The testing
  • Assistant secretary challenges youth

    The senior Hispanic official in the Air Force talked to high school students about opportunities and their future during an Oct. 10 to 11 Hispanic Heritage Month visit to San Antonio.Michael Montelongo, assistant secretary of the Air Force for financial management and comptroller, talked with about 400 students during his visit at two high
  • 'This is only a test'

    An aircraft recovery team from the 374th Maintenance Squadron here uses a 60-ton crane to "hoist" a "crippled" C-130 Hercules aircraft during a combat employment readiness exercise recently. The maintainers, dressed in chemical warfare gear, "repaired" the "damaged" main landing gear of the aircraft. The exercise was designed to test the combat
  • Schriever bodybuilder works at professional status

    A bodybuilder here who placed fourth in the U.S.A. Championships in August is busy sculpting his body for a professional qualifier match in Dallas next month.William Owens, a captain with the 22nd Space Operations Squadron, started working on his physique 20 years ago at age 13. In 1990, at his friends urging, he entered his first competition.
  • Deployed life support shop vital to OEF missions

    The people in the 777th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron life support shop work hard to maintain their equipment, but they will be content if customers never have the chance to use most of it.That is because most of the equipment they maintain, including body armor, global positioning system instruments, life support vests, flares, parachutes and
  • All aboard!

    Air Force tactical air control party airmen with Detachment 1 of the 4th Air Support Operations Group and soldiers with the 173rd Airborne Brigade, both from Vicenza, Italy, wait on the ramp here to load onto C-130 Hercules aircraft from the base's 86th Airlift Wing on Oct. 9. The airmen and soldiers were preparing for a mass tactical jump onto a
  • An eye for detail

    Master Sgt. Shawn Williams, a terminal attack controller from Detachment 1-1 in Friedberg, Germany, checks grid references prior to establishing communications with an F-15E Strike Eagle pilot from the 48th Fighter Wing at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, during a live weapons drop at a South African range. A terminal attack controller assists
  • Overseas returnee assignment listing available soon

    The Enlisted Quarterly Assignment Listing for people returning from overseas February to April will be available Oct. 14.Individuals need to work through their military personnel flight or commander's support staff to update assignment preferences by Oct. 31. Airmen will be notified of their selection by Nov. 8.EQUAL advertises upcoming assignment
  • Hanging around

    Capt. Damian Schlussel describes to his students each action he takes while rappelling from a 90-foot water tower here. Schlussel, from the 31st Fighter Wing security forces here, leads the wing's anti-terrorist force protection program. He routinely trains new members of the team on key tactics they may one day have to use in a crisis. (Photo by
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DYK: Aircraft have lifespans! Like humans, they require check-ups in the form of maintenance inspections to prolong their ability to fly. These "checks" prevent in-flight system failures which ultimately protects aircrew and passengers. Learn more from the 86th Maintenance Squadron at Ramstein Air Base, Germany on what it takes to correct issues so aircraft can stay airborne.
WATCH: United States Air Force pilots talk about the importance of Exercise Saber Strike 18 as they refuel over the Baltic Sea on June 18, 2018. Saber Strike 18 is a long-standing training exercise designed to enhance interoperability between the U.S. and our allies. The training focused on improving land and air operational capabilities between the U.S. and our NATO allies. (U.S. Air National Guard video by: Master Sgt. Wolfram M. Stumpf)
Check out some shots from yesterday's All-Star Armed Services Classic Championship softball game in Washington, D.C. This event, part of MLB’s All-Star Week, pays tribute to the men and women of the Armed Forces. Washington Nationals U.S. Army
Air Force and U.S. Army coed softball teams render military honors during the playing of the National Anthem during the All-Star Armed Services Classic Championship softball game, Washington, D.C., July 13, 2018. This event, part of MLB’s All-Star Week, pays tribute to the men and women of the Armed Forces. Washington Nationals
Great way to lead by example!
The United States Air Force is facing a pilot shortage. To help solve the challenge, the Aircrew Crisis Task Force was recently created to provide strategic direction and actionable recommendations to senior leaders on how to solve the aircrew manning crisis. FULL STORY: https://go.usa.gov/xUb3z
Your United States Air Force news: ✓ A B-52 crew assists in a search and rescue operation off the coast of Guam ✓ An Afghan pilot class graduates in the Czech Republic ✓ The Air Force is using innovative approaches to training pilots to make the process faster and more efficient
Now that’s how weathermen work! Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunters fly weather reconnaissance missions into Tropical Storm Chris and Tropical Storm Beryl. http://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1569944/hurricane-hunters-fly-tropical-storms-beryl-chris/
The F-22 Raptor's combination of stealth, supercruise, maneuverability, and integrated avionics, coupled with improved supportability, represents an exponential leap in warfighting capabilities. The F-22 cannot be matched by any known or projected fighter aircraft. Maintaining these aircraft can involve a bit of a learning curve. Airmen at KadenaAirBase use past technology to help learn how to work with the undefeated Raptor. FULL STORY: http://www.kadena.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1567295/hard-to-raptor-head-around/
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The B-52 Stratofortress has sniper pods that provide improved long-range target detection/identification and continuous stabilize surveillance for all missions, including close air support of ground forces. Air Force Global Strike Command crew members on a B-52 were able to spot a historic Pacific Island style canoe so that the U.S. Coast Guard could rescue the six passengers!
For the past 60 years, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, has continually helped us maintain a technological edge against our advarsaries. Together with the Air Force Research Laboratory - AFRL, a fusion of ideas is leading to newly highlighted innovations.
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.@MacDill_AFB #Airmen answered the call, provided support to a critical #AirForce mission. https://t.co/arv5pu9szU https://t.co/qTIMzxskqF
The multi-national, joint training #NorthernStrike 18 is underway at Grayling Army Airfield, MI. With over 5,000 pa… https://t.co/izwdzk37tC
After getting an eagle-eye view of the #JPARC at @EielsonAirForce, @SecAFOfficial spoke to #Airmen, civilians and t… https://t.co/6XNlXYfKSA
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