HomeNews

News Search

  • Youth claim 'Bowl by Mail' trophies

    Air Force Services Agency officials here recently announced the winners of the annual Bowl by Mail tournament.Bowl by Mail is a worldwide youth-bowling competition that allows children ages 5 through 18 to compete against others their age, but with a slight twist -- it is done via e-mail or postal mail.Although games are not bowled during league
  • Personnel data system upgrade smooth, uneventful

    One week before the end of March, in the middle of a war, the military personnel data system underwent a major database upgrade -- and nobody noticed."After some of the things we've gone through that made MilPDS almost a four-letter word throughout the Air Force, this is an important accomplishment," said Col. Anna Rivers, director of personnel
  • U.S. forces drub Baghdad defenders, WMD search continues

    U.S. military combat action in Baghdad yesterday may have inflicted thousands of casualties on the enemy, a senior U.S. Central Command spokesperson said today."It certainly demonstrated our ability to operate within Baghdad at a time and place of our choosing and to inflict severe damage on anyone that opposes the force that comes into Baghdad,"
  • St. Elmo's visit

    Capt. Rachel Tukey of the 28th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron watches a natural phenomenon known as St. Elmo's Fire on the windshield of her KC-135 Stratotanker aerial refueler. The KC-135 crew had just refueled a B-52 Stratofortress bomber April 2. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Timothy Lancaster)
  • Night check

    Capt. Steven, a B-52 Stratofortress pilot from Minot Air Force Base, N.D., checks his night-vision equipment at a forward-deployed location supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. He is deployed with the 457th Air Expeditionary Group. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stacia M. Willis)
  • By the setting sun

    Staff Sgt. George Gardner builds a storage facility April 5 at a desert air base supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. He is with the 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron's structures shop. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Terry L. Blevins)
  • Abu is coming

    An F-16CJ Fighting Falcon pilot who goes by the call sign "Abu" prepares to taxi out for an April 5 combat sortie in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He is deployed with the 157th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Terry L. Blevins)
  • Wash day

    Staff Sgt. Michael Mariner washes down an F-15E Strike Eagle on April 5 to reduce the dust and dirt on the aircraft. Mariner is a crew chief with the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing at a forward-deployed location supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Terry L. Blevins)
  • Assignment keeps recruiter, recruitee together

    When Airman 1st Class Natasha Butler reported for duty to the 463rd Airlift Group at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., in September 2000, she felt like she was coming home again.Not only was she from Little Rock, but her recruiter, Master Sgt. Lorenzo, was assigned to the same unit and she had already met most of the people in her new shop.After
  • Coalition air effort runs gamut of missions

    With their dazzling accuracy played out frequently for worldwide television audiences, precision-guided weapons have made media favorites out of strategic and tactical bombing missions.But there is a wide variety of other air operations going on around the clock that are just as important to the war effort, said the combined forces air component
  • Friendly fire incidents will be investigated

    It is unfortunate when coalition forces and equipment are lost in combat, but it is particularly tragic when those losses come as a result of friendly fire, the combined forces air component commander of Operation Iraqi Freedom said April 5.Lt. Gen. T. Michael Moseley said during a Pentagon teleconference from his headquarters in Saudi Arabia that
  • Transient-alert team keeps flightline running

    The flightline is a busy place and no one knows that better than the people who keep it all running smoothly at one forward-deployed location.The 386th Air Expeditionary Wing's transient alert team has aircraft crew chiefs who ensure all the transient aircraft -- aircraft that do not belong to the wing here -- have a place to park while ensuring
  • Team helps troops travel on stomachs

    Underscoring the value of a well-fed force, Napoleon once asserted, "An army travels on its stomach."Despite a rapid and massive buildup for Operation Iraqi Freedom, the 386th Expeditionary Services Squadron's food services team didn't flinch at the task of feeding thousands of coalition bellies for their own war travels. The staff achieved their
  • Keeping a promise to POW, MIA families

    The day before five soldiers became prisoners of war in Operation Iraqi Freedom, a meeting for relatives of some still lost from past wars demonstrated the eternal promise that everyone comes home.A "Family Member Update" brought experts working on POW and MIA cases together to share information with more than 150 Texas families."I've forgotten how
  • Lynch to rescuers: 'I'm an American soldier, too'

    The special operations mission to rescue Army Pfc. Jessica D. Lynch from Iraqi captivity was a triumph of joint planning and execution, said Air Force Maj. Gen. Victor Renuart.Renuart, operations chief at U.S. Central Command, gave more information about the Lynch rescue during a press conference in Qatar on April 5.Lynch was taken prisoner by
  • Bomber surge: 103 sorties in less than three days

    Although B-52 Stratofortresses and B-1B Lancers have become a common sight in the skies here their presence has been more visible the past few days.Bombers from the 7th Air Expeditionary Wing here, successfully completed 103 sorties in less than three days as part of a surge in operations March 30 through April 2."(This) performance is easily one
  • Pentagon revises smallpox vaccination policy

    Department of Defense officials are taking a watchful approach to the department's smallpox vaccination program after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta reported investigating whether a sequence of cardiac deaths was associated with the vaccine.Government officials have suggested that anyone with certain heart-related risk
  • Coalition aircraft strike home of 'Chemical Ali'

    Coalition aircraft struck the residence of Ali Hassan al-Majid, Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's cousin, April 4.Two coalition aircraft using laser-guided munitions struck the home, located in Al Basrah, approximately 250 miles southeast of Baghdad.The strike was part of an ongoing effort to end Saddam Hussein's regime. According to defense
  • Moseley: 'Softening' not accurate description

    "Softening" Iraqi Republican Guard forces in and around Baghdad is not the way Lt. Gen. T. Michael Moseley would describe the effect of coalition air strikes."We are not softening them up. We are killing them," Moseley said April 5 in a teleconference with Pentagon reporters from his headquarters in Saudi Arabia.The effect has been dramatic, said
  • Bomber over ballpark

    An Air Force B-1B Lancer flies over the Texas Rangers first season home game at the Ballpark here April 4. The aircraft is assigned to the 28th Bomb Squadron at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. This is the third year a Dyess B-1 has flown over the team's first home game. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Adam R. Wooten)
RSS

Engage

Twitter
RT @cmsaf_official: Rahn - thank you for being my wingman, battle buddy & best friend for these past 24 years. I’m a better me because of y…
Twitter
Back in action! A fleet of hail-damaged T-1A Jayhawk trainers are now back in the air thanks to a unique repair an… https://t.co/WyXlryDDYx
Twitter
Overwhelming #AirPower Check out @MitchellStudies podcast highlighting the aerospace advantage that helped ensure… https://t.co/4r0tZTw2XN
Twitter
A historic strategic air campaign, supported by the employment of revolutionary technology by Total Force Airmen an… https://t.co/mepQdN9rvt
Twitter
RT @GenCQBrownJr: Great dialogue as well today with @IAFsite commander Maj. Gen. Amikam Norkin. Israel’s strategic importance in the Middle…
Twitter
RT @GenCQBrownJr: The proven ability to employ air & space capabilities to achieve swift effects, as demonstrated during Operation Desert S…
Twitter
AFWERX helps make the Air Force work! @AFWERX is the #AirForce’s team of innovators that helps facilitate connecti… https://t.co/8ZxAaAEbNG
Twitter
RT @HQ_AFMC: Deadline extended! 🗓️ @usairforce housing residents now have until Feb. 5 to provide feedback. Don't miss your chance to be…
Twitter
RT @MDNG: .@175thWing members are supporting #COVID19 vaccination efforts at Maryland State Fairgrounds! The @MDNG has been activated to m…
Twitter
Fighting cyber crimes. #ICYMI: @SecAFOfficial declared @DC3Forensics a Field Operating Agency. Learn more at… https://t.co/jmFr4aCTva
Twitter
RT @SecDef: Our Armed Forces are at their best when they represent the talents of our entire population, regardless of gender identity. I f…
Twitter
Out w/the old, in w/the new “This allows Robins to efficiently perform the depot maintenance, getting the airplane… https://t.co/92QwJVAfBr
Twitter
B-1 + B-2 + B-52 = Super Bowl 55 Flyover! The @Chiefs and @Buccaneers punched in their tickets to #SuperBowlLV l… https://t.co/9BbZ8rdN7f
Twitter
RT @washingtonpost: Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr. joins The Post to discuss what it means to be the first Black chief…
Twitter
RT @SecAFOfficial: Acting Secretary Roth’s message to #Airmen and #Guardians: “Our commitment to our duty remains steadfast: to support and…
Twitter
RT @NORADCommand: As competitors seek to bolster their presence and mil ops in the Arctic, NORAD support services such as @RCAF_ARC, @USAir
Twitter
Reunited “We haven’t been in the same room, car or space with each other for longer than one to three days in the… https://t.co/dyqzATb033
Twitter
Preserving the training pipeline! Aircrews from the 314th Airlift Wing flew approximately 20 Survival, Evasion, Re… https://t.co/dUV0YtfErk
Twitter
Delivering the vaccine The @UTNationalGuard expanded its support against #COVID19 to provide vaccinations & monocl… https://t.co/CeeGFKC9xK
Facebook
The newest Air Force Podcast recently dropped. Listen to a small snippet of CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright talk with Staff Sgt. New about resiliency. Listen to the entire podcast on Youtube: https://go.usa.gov/xpnAD or Subscribe to The Air Force Podcast on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/the-air-force-podcast/id1264107694?mt=2
Facebook
Our mantra, "Always ready!" It's the spirit we fly by! #B2Tuesday
Facebook
Need some motivation to get your week started off right? Listen as CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright weighs in...
Facebook
The U.S. Air Force Academy gives its cadets some unique opportunities. Ride along one of this opportunities.
Facebook
A United States Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker refuels an F-22 Raptor over northern Iraq, Nov. 6, 2019. U.S. Central Command operations deter adversaries and demonstrate support for allies and partners in the region. (Video by Staff Sgt. Daniel Snider)
Facebook
Although the Silver Star is the third-highest military medal, it's not given often. Today, TSgt Cody Smith was the 49th Special Tactics Airman to receive this medal since Sept. 11th, 2001. Read more of TSgt Smith's amazing story: https://www.airforcespecialtactics.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2024815/special-tactics-airman-battled-through-injuries-awarded-silver-star/fbclid/IwAR2LZWwx1VHdTnQe39rIEBOuJS_0JvMQBBGt7I-E6zsxxn-Lx9387yu43Bc/ Cannon Air Force Base Air Force Special Operations Command United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)
Facebook
Tune in as our Air Force musicians along with other military musicians are awarded the National Medal of Arts.
Facebook
Like Us
Twitter
1,313,275
Follow Us