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  • It's a family tradition

    Fathers, sons, mothers, daughters, sisters and brothers, aunts and uncles, cousins, even husbands and wives. McEntire Joint National Guard Base in South Carolina has a long history of loved ones serving side by side.Most "Swamp Fox" deployments result in family members with their boots on the same ground, from Desert Storm in 1990 to Operation
  • Aerial Porters: Big 'Dawgs' in the yard

    Equipment, personnel, or life-saving supplies; if you need it, they will move it. The port dawgs of the 455th Expeditionary Aerial Port Squadron coordinates the bi-directional movement of assets between the U.S. to Bagram and Bagram to the forward operating bases. Bagram is one of the busiest taxiways in the world. The aerial port squadron supports
  • Through my eyes: Surviving sexual assault

    (Editor's note: "This story is a personal, victim-submitted account of an actual sexual assault and its aftermath. The names and identities of the individuals involved have been omitted or altered to maintain confidentiality.")"That night, my whole world turned upside down," said Airman Samantha Smith, a sexual assault survivor in the U.S. Air
  • Promotion is in your hands

    It is up to the individual to get promoted advised enlisted members here.The enlisted promotion system is based on several weighted factors, most of which are within the member's control, Senior Master Sgt. Jeff Noxon, the Air Force Personnel Center enlisted promotions and testing superintendent, said. Those factors include: time-in-service,
  • Video teleconference connection connects couple for unique promotion ceremony

    From the most senior officer to the newest enlisted Airman, promotion is a milestone best celebrated standing alongside family and friends. Thanks to modern technology and a little ingenuity, a joint military couple serving thousands of miles away from one another was able to share in each other's special day during a double-promotion ceremony here
  • Air Force's best flight surgeon aims to help people

    Leaning over a small desk, the flight surgeon finishes reviewing a patient's medical file. The tall, dark-haired doctor has a warm, friendly voice that could make any patient feel at ease. She has worked in everything from small, spotless rooms, furnished with reclining, leather chairs, to the inside of HH-60G Pave Hawks in Afghanistan. She is
  • Caring for the warrior's soul

    The chaplain gave the cross he brought from home to the young Marine from Florida who was injured. The Marine, who was engaged to a girl in Jacksonville, Fla., had been injured in a roadside bomb explosion and lost the cross that was on his body armor. When the chaplain presented the cross to the youthful Marine, both men cried.This was Chaplain
  • Surviving through SERE

    To say that the Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape specialists here are mere instructors doesn't begin to give them sufficient kudos for the skills, tactics and mission-essential tools they instill in aircrew members of the 27th Special Operations Wing. "It takes awesomeness and amazing genes to do what we do," said Tech. Sgt. Marc Richard, a
  • Retired master sergeant now on-air TV meteorologist

    He can be seen live most weekends and periodically throughout the week on KHQ 6 News delivering  weather forecasts for the Inland Northwest Washington. Meteorologist Dave Law owes a great deal of his success to his 23 years in the Air Force."My four years as the Chief of Weather Operations at Fairchild  (Air Force Base) was the grand finale of my
  • Memorial Day stirs memories for honor guard veteran

    This Memorial Day, while Americans gather to remember those who gave their lives for their freedoms, military honor guards will function as central fixtures at cemeteries, parades and solemn observances.For Tech. Sgt. Michael Brizuela, a full-time F-16 Fighting Falcon crew chief at Tucson International Airport, the day is one of a thousand


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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
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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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