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Leslie Robertson, D'Iberville project coordinator, participates in an airfield management virtual reality demonstration during an airspace sustainability tour inside Cody Hall at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., Jan. 23, 2020. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

F-15C Eagle flies away from a KC-135 Stratotanker

A U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle assigned to the 48th Fighter Wing, RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom, flies away from a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, U.K., after receiving fuel during exercise Point Blank off the English coast, Jan. 30, 2020. Point Blank is a recurring, low-cost exercise initiative designed to increase tactical proficiency of U.S. Air Forces in Europe – Air Forces Africa and Ministry of Defence forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Emerson Nuñez)

This is an artist rendering of a B-21 Raider concept in a hangar at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D. Ellsworth AFB is one of the bases expected to host the new airframe. (Courtesy graphic by Northrop Grumman)

This is an artist rendering of a B-21 Raider concept in a hangar at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D. Ellsworth AFB is one of the bases expected to host the new airframe. (Courtesy graphic by Northrop Grumman)

The Falcon 9 Starlink rocket successfully takes off

The Falcon 9 Starlink rocket successfully takes off Jan. 29, 2020, at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The Falcon 9, part of the Starlink Constellation, is a collection of satellites used to provide satellite internet access. The 45th Space Wing has supported the launch of two Starlink installments so far in 2020. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zoe Thacker)

This is an artist rendering of a B-21 Raider concept in a hangar at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. Whiteman AFB is one of the bases expected to host the new airframe. (Courtesy graphic by Northrop Grumman)

This is an artist rendering of a B-21 Raider concept in a hangar at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. Whiteman AFB is one of the bases expected to host the new airframe. (Courtesy graphic by Northrop Grumman)

Airmen during in a simulated decontamination line

Airmen from the 19th Operations Support Squadron and 19th Medical Group bioenvironmental flight inspect a 41st Airlift Squadron Airman in a simulated decontamination line during a radiological aircraft recovery training exercise at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., Jan. 23, 2020. The 19th Airlift Wing conducts monthly Ability to Survive and Operate, or ATSO, Rodeos to maintain chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jayden Ford)

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein during an appearance, Jan. 27, 2020, at the Center for a New American Security, emphasized the importance of a strong presence in space and the need to harness data. Both, he said, are central to ensuring that the Air Force is able to meet and prevail against modern-day threats. (U.S. Air Force photo by Eric Dietrich)

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein during an appearance, Jan. 27, 2020, at the Center for a New American Security, emphasized the importance of a strong presence in space and the need to harness data. Both, he said, are central to ensuring that the Air Force is able to meet and prevail against modern-day threats. (U.S. Air Force photo by Eric Dietrich)

Staff Sgt. returned home after a six-month deployment

Staff Sgt. Alfer Thompson, a radio frequency transmission systems journeyman, assigned to the 130th Engineering and Installation Squadron, is greeted by his wife Camille and daughter Maegan at Salt Lake International Airport, Utah, Jan. 23, 2020. Thompson, along with other members of his unit, returned home after a six-month deployment in the Middle East. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. John Winn)

This is an artist rendering of a B-21 Raider concept in a hangar at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. Dyess AFB is one of the bases expected to host the new airframe. (Courtesy graphic by Northrop Grumman)

This is an artist rendering of a B-21 Raider concept in a hangar at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. Dyess AFB is one of the bases expected to host the new airframe. (Courtesy graphic by Northrop Grumman)

Col. Brian Laidlaw, 325th Fighter Wing commander, discusses the impact of Hurricane Michael during a rebuild town hall session at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, Jan. 23, 2020.
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Col. Brian Laidlaw, 325th Fighter Wing commander, discusses the impact of Hurricane Michael during a rebuild town hall session at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, Jan. 23, 2020. The Tyndall Program Management Office and the 325th FW hosted two town hall sessions to update Airmen and their families on the rebuild process occurring at the base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Clayton Lenhardt)

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This photo set highlights Air Force activities and achievements over the past week, and showcases the latest technology being developed to meet the needs of next-generation warfighters. 

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RT @USAfricaCommand: First members of AFRICOM vaccinated against #COVID19 "It doesn’t mean we can let up, doesn’t mean we can’t keep follo…
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RT @HQ_AFMC: Our AFMC essential Airmen continue to receive the first round of #COVID19 vaccines, with the latest at @HAFB and @RobinsAFB_GA
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RT @SecAFOfficial: Thank you to all @USAirForce #Airmen & @SpaceForceDoD #Guardians for safeguarding our Nation and the principles that def…
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RT @cmsaf_official: Life has a way of throwing us curveballs. How we deal with those moments is part of who we are. How we help others deal…
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RT @SecAFOfficial: Received a COVID-19 vaccination yesterday alongside @USECAF_Manasco, @GenCQBrownJr, and @cmsaf_official. As the vaccine…
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RT @GenCQBrownJr: The Nation’s Reserve Citizen Airmen didn’t let 2020 deter them. Check out how the 419th Fighter Wing continued its legacy…
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Give @GenCQBrownJr a follow for the latest on how he's leading the charge to accelerate change throughout the… https://t.co/KMqiaTbZNe
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The future is now. Air Force leadership participated in a virtual B-21 Industry Day event to increase industry awa… https://t.co/arNkumnouq
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RT @USAfricaCommand: Since the onset of #COVID19, a whole-of-government approach has enabled multiple #HumanitarianAssistance donations to…
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RT @HQUSAFEAFAF: #DYK the air terminal ops center (ATOC) at Nigerien Air Base 201 is responsible for air transportation ops including cargo…
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Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, researchers have been working as quickly as possible to crack the… https://t.co/srH7dpHM8k
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.@GenCQBrownJr & @cmsaf_official receive their #COVID19 vaccines. Prioritized @DeptofDefense personnel are highly… https://t.co/tAhlWH4BQP
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RT @cmsaf_official: The culture we need in our Air Force is one where we embrace diversity, value respect, and foster inclusion. Team Dov…
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RT @GenCQBrownJr: Talk about a year to be proud of! @HQ_AFMC #Bestof2020AF https://t.co/jyXWj9iWcY
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Combatting COVID one arm at a time. Airmen from the 133rd Airlift Wing received their first dose of the Moderna… https://t.co/tojuYTsqXn
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Training for the fight A 21st Special Operations Squadron CV-22 Osprey takes off during a training mission at… https://t.co/b3hWLilMl8
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RT @AFResearchLab: Our team is using the power of directed energy and the electromagnetic spectrum to give our warfighters the upper hand.…
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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
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Our mantra, "Always ready!" It's the spirit we fly by! #B2Tuesday
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Need some motivation to get your week started off right? Listen as CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright weighs in...
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The U.S. Air Force Academy gives its cadets some unique opportunities. Ride along one of this opportunities.
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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)
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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)
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Tune in as our Air Force musicians along with other military musicians are awarded the National Medal of Arts.
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