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  • Where does responsibility start?

    The Air Force teaches us as Airmen three core values that are ingrained into our minds from the first “... I solemnly affirm …. So help me God” of our oath to this country: Integrity First, Service Before Self and Excellence In All We Do. These core values guide us and give us a foundation for leadership, decision-making and success; but (and there’s that pesky word again) what if you lack personal responsibility?
  • Warrior braids and the Air Force Women’s Initiative Team – the invisible labor behind diversity, inclusion, and institutional change

    Cast your gaze across the faces of U.S. Air Force servicewomen in the days after Feb. 10, 2021, and you cannot help but notice the joyous reaction to the service’s recent change in its hair standards for women.
  • Diversity, inclusion are tools for national defense, not buzzwords

    We live in a dynamically changing and increasingly complex global security environment. In order to maintain ourselves as the world’s leading Air Force, we must continue to adapt and prepare for any potential contingencies — in today’s highly competitive environment.
  • Desert Storm veteran influences daughter’s call to service

    The 30th anniversary of Desert Storm was Jan. 17, 2021, and I have come to the quick realization that my biggest motivation for joining the military in the first place was my father, former Staff Sgt. Larry Shanes of the U.S. Marines.
  • Making it off the island

    Military members, family members, government civilians and base contractors are encouraged to reach out to their unit leadership, supervisors, wingmen or key spouses for help. If you are having thoughts of suicide, call 911 or go to the emergency room immediately.
  • Air Force Security Forces Center: A year in review

    2020 has been a fast-paced year for Defender Nation. Our Security Forces Enterprise navigated tough decisions on security and risk to maintain unblinking security for our installations at home and abroad. We enable the Department of the Air Force to fly, fight and win in air, space and cyberspace. To continue this success, we must be ready to respond to emerging threats across all domains.
  • Delivering a 21st Century Learning Services Environment

    To successfully develop Airmen and maintain our competitive advantage, we must close the digital gap between Air Force learning professionals and Airmen.
  • Invisible Wounds

    I often look around the room and wonder, who is suffering in silence…facing challenges that no one else can see…scarred by traumatic brain injury or post-traumatic stress.
  • Commentary: Transforming the Civilian Defender Program

    U.S. Air Force leadership declared 2020 as the Year of Integrated Base Defense, or IBD, focusing on how every air and space professional fits into a layered defensive network. IBD is greater in scope than any single career field. It requires active participation between all Air Force specialty codes and ranks to operate as a cohesive fighting force.
  • Djibouti Unknown

    One team's support of the Department of Defense has a very unique mission: to identify and analyze all wildlife involved in collisions with aircraft, which is one of the major causes of damage to U.S. Air Force aircraft.
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Congratulations to the winners of the annual Air Force Art Contest! More than 790 artists submitted over 1,000 piec… https://t.co/Ig4yL7GiYJ
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RT @NORADCommand: #NORAD is increasingly integrating its bi-national operations with other commands and allied forces around the globe to e…
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.@HQUSAFEAFAF #Airmen tackled training obstacles during the multinational Arctic Challenge Exercise 2021. Over 45 d… https://t.co/ClslKugpIl
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Moody Air Force Base #Airmen conducted a Heritage Flight with the HH-60G Pave Hawk and HH-60W Jolly Green II. The J… https://t.co/8HSXly2zyn
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RT @AirNatlGuard: ANG Airmen from Maryland, California, Tennessee, Arkansas & Michigan conduct aircraft fire training during PATRIOT 21 in…
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.@RamsteinAirBase C-130's & Amn w/ the 435th Contingency Response Group are participating alongside the Royal Moroc… https://t.co/b84jylScrA
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125th Special Tactics Squadron operators conduct a full mission profile exercise in Oregon. The squadron organizes,… https://t.co/9xtrhej53T
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RT @USAfricaCommand: Moroccan, U.S. fighters & refuelers showcase combined ops 🇲🇦🇺🇸 “Every flight brings another opportunity to work close…
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RT @USAFCENT: Airmen prepare for tactical airlift operations aboard a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft, supporting @CJTFOIR. The C-130J deli…
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RAF Lakenheath performed a missing man flying formation in memory of 1st Lt. Kenneth “Kage” Allen, who was killed a… https://t.co/yrGm4i2dRS
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RT @NORADCommand: #AmalgamDart brings together personnel and assets from various commands such @INDOPACOM @US_Stratcom @US_SpaceCom @usairf
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She used to lead cheers for a @NFL team. Now she leads #Airmen at @9thRW, California. The only thing that's changed… https://t.co/Jri6r0mGI0
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.@AirNatlGuard #Airman is leading a multi-agency effort to create the first anthropometric—or body measurement—stan… https://t.co/2V8ZgBN67g
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RT @USAFCENT: Our EOD Airmen are taking over the night and prepared for the fight any time of the day! The 378th ECES's EOD team locates, i…
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RT @AFGlobalStrike: Being a flying crew chief on a #B52H is no easy feat. While deployed in forward operating locations, chiefs use their t…
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#Airmen and @USArmy Soldiers are participating in the virtual 2021 Joint Forces Contracting Exercise. The goal is t… https://t.co/qscGsekWC4
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Good luck Capt. Westmoreland! #USOpen https://t.co/dE4sq6bnRQ
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RT @AirNatlGuard: This week, 1000+ personnel from across the nation traveled to Wisconsin to participate in PATRIOT 21. Exercise PATRIOT jo…
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Check out this week of #airpower on display! Share your favorite and tell us why! Check out the rest of the Week i… https://t.co/CmpDDTMZ21
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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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